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 two years ago, 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
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Video games are the medium of revenge, and for Israeli boys killing Hitler in Wolfenstein, that meant addressing some deep traumas
New book reveals extent of IKEA founder’s collaboration
Why this corner of the Shoah is often overlooked
First as cattle dealers and now as dairy farmers, the author’s family has long been defined by their cows. A trip back to their Bavarian homeland revealed this legacy to be more unusual—and fraught—than she’d ever imagined.
Sympathizing with Hitler—as Lars von Trier did this week at a much-publicized press conference at the Cannes film festival—may be the most Jewish thing the director has ever done
Plus the last Nazi war criminals, Cornel West, and more
Plus a classic anti-Nazi comic book, the Beastie Boys, and more
Israel’s leading military ethicist, Moshe Halbertal, argues that in some cases a pre-emptive nuclear strike might be moral while nuclear retaliation might not