Questions you never thought you’d have to ask
After pressure from the Simon Wiesenthal Center
Oppenheim biographer Lionel Gossman responds to Walter Laqueur’s review
40 of the suspected former guards alive in Germany, many will face charges
In an excerpt from Thomas Harding’s thrilling ‘Hanns and Rudolf,’ Rudolf Höss is taken prisoner, and beaten
A controversial new exhibit celebrates mass murderers and raises war propaganda to the level of high art
Joshua Oppenheimer’s brutal film about the Indonesian genocide shows us what history looks like when blood-soaked sociopaths win
94-year-old Michael Karkoc has been in the United States since 1949
A new documentary exposes the football team of the Terezin ghetto—part of the Nazis’ strategy to fool the world
John Garfield, the tough, underrated Hollywood star who would have turned 100 today, embodied Jewish pride
Why couldn’t Soviet Jews see the dictator—who died 60 years ago—for the anti-Semitic murderer that he was?
A commenter adds to our story about Hollywood and World War II
Gun-rights advocates cite Nazi laws in their defense of the Second Amendment. Is the comparison fair?
An excerpt from a dramatic new account of the young Jews behind the Warsaw Ghetto Underground
The untold story of the great epic poem of the Holocaust—and the generous, tragic hero who wrote it
Remnants of Colonia del Sacremento reveal city’s Jewish history
Republican and Democratic politicians are reviving a favorite Nazi debating point this election season
How oversensitivity toward Germany’s Nazi past contributed to the murder of 11 Israeli athletes in 1972
With its Berlin outpost in a former Nazi headquarters, is the chic club obscuring the building’s dark past?
A film of nude people playing in a gas chamber is but one piece aiming to shock at the Berlin Biennale art show
The French quasi-novel HHhH, by Laurent Binet, tells the tale of assassinated Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich while wondering whether it need be retold
Plus Barbara Walters talks tough, the Nazis’ lobbyist, and more
The skilled Israeli painter, a Holocaust survivor who died in 2010, has a major gallery show in New York. Plus: an interview with his daughter.
And how it is only a symptom of a larger German problem
Ukrainian-American was among last living (alleged) Holocaust camp guards
Reporter Dara Horn admires Varian Fry, who saved Jewish intellectuals from the Nazis, but she questions his belief that not all lives held equal value
Plus politics Valley-style, a pro-Israel symposium, and more
In Shalom Auslander’s new novel, the protagonist tries to wean himself of optimism while doing battle with the freeloader in his attic: Anne Frank
Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List is both a moral and an aesthetic disaster, an embodiment of much that is wrong with American-Jewish life
A new English-language translation of the short stories of Soviet writer Der Nister, or The Hidden One, brings his enigmatic Yiddish work to light