Günter Grass’ Stupid Poem About Israel and Iran

And how it is only a symptom of a larger German problem

Awaiting Appeal on Conviction, Demjanjuk Dies

Ukrainian-American was among last living (alleged) Holocaust camp guards

Who Shall Live

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

Sundown: Israeli Marriage Inequality

Plus politics Valley-style, a pro-Israel symposium, and more

Hope Less

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

Listless

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

Revealed

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

Die, Nazi Scum!

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Revenge of the Nerds

Video games are the medium of revenge, and for Israeli boys killing Hitler in Wolfenstein, that meant addressing some deep traumas

Nazi Past, With a Side of Lingonberries

New book reveals extent of IKEA founder’s collaboration

Lithuanian Holocaust Memorial Vandalized

Why this corner of the Shoah is often overlooked

Inheritance

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.

Heilstorm

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

Sundown: Fifty Pounds of Chickpea

Plus the last Nazi war criminals, Cornel West, and more

Sundown: Let Him Go to Berlin

Plus a classic anti-Nazi comic book, the Beastie Boys, and more

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