Jakiw Palij, a former guard at the Trawniki concentration camp, immigrated to the U.S. in 1949 as a refugee of war. Now 92, he lives in Queens and is believed to be the last ex-Nazi living in the U.S.
On this night 77 years ago, Germans stood by as Jewish businesses and synagogues were burned, tens of thousands of Jews were arrested, and nearly a hundred were killed. Shouldn’t doing nothing about it be criminal?
‘Incident at Vichy,’ a play about rounding up Jews and Roma, held lessons for Soviet Refuseniks
What should anti-Zionists do about the bullying hater in their midst?
In Chicago, news of the murder of a 25-year-old Israeli woman reverberates
Ken Burns and others call it impressive, but the truth is less inspiring
Historian Alon Confino traces a source of today’s global anti-Semitism to the ethical revolution triggered by Kristallnacht
A ‘60 Minutes’ segment, an archivist, and the enduring legacy of assumptions that there was no way to skirt the law
The parade was what my father first saw when he arrived from Nazi Germany
Last week’s protest at a Buenos Aires Kristallnacht commemoration was a display of denial—and ignorance
‘Let us act in keeping with the lessons of that dark night by speaking out against anti-Semitism and intolerance’
A woman in Germany claimed to have photos that could solve a mystery about my great-uncle’s death. But was she telling the truth?
Offered ‘long, romantic Kristallnacht’ on the 75th anniversary of the pogrom
A drawing by an American, discovered in a Jerusalem junk shop, reveals German Jewry’s lost grandeur
Gertrude Stein’s ties to Nazis, revisited at the museum, shouldn’t eclipse her nurturing of young artists
Windows broken at five Jewish-owned businesses
Plus Kristallnacht in Brooklyn, Foreskin Man’s female friend, and more
Plus Kreayshawn, Arrington, and other Jews you may know of
Growing up in Germany, I was raised to be unpatriotic. But in multicultural New York City, where everyone loves a parade, ethnic celebration can also carry undercurrents of hatred.
A recent series of anti-Semitic attacks in Montreal hints at a new kind of internationally influenced hate crime in Quebec, a semi-autonomous province with a wave of Muslim immigrants
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Germany’s ever-evolving struggle with anti-Semitism