Germany in the 1930s: The Great mathematician Abraham A. Fraenkel remembers the challenges he and his Jewish colleagues faced under the slow rise of the Nazis
Growing up Hindu, I understood the swastika as a symbol of auspiciousness. But this week’s vandalism at The New School was a stark reminder of its appropriated—and very present—meaning: hate.
The 99-year-old actress who played the tragic heroine recalls the bravery and foresight of the screenwriters and producers of an unflinching, prescient B-movie Nazi noir, now deservedly back in circulation in a new 35mm print
Is the philosopher’s complexity enough to excuse his overt anti-Semitism? A dive into the so-called ‘black notebooks’ from the 1930s is revealing.
The Jewish community is up in arms, as the editor of ‘Il Giornale’ believes it’s ‘unreasonable to view the decision as a sign of support for Nazism and the movements anti-Jewish policies’
A superhero hails Hydra—why?
The Jewish ghetto haunts sociologist Mitchell Duneier’s new history of the American one
Donald Trump is not Hitler. He’s more like the leader of the German-American Bund.
The argument over the nuclear deal pits Israel’s paranoid essentialism against Obama’s reformist belief in the possibility of change
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey
The evolution of Jewish American political discourse from outsider counter-culture to ‘never again a victim’
Nazi leader’s former residence in Austria will be a ‘House of Responsibility’
Historian Alon Confino traces a source of today’s global anti-Semitism to the ethical revolution triggered by Kristallnacht
As the book’s 2015 copyright expiration looms, it’s time to discuss its legacy
It’s for ethical treatment of animals. Seriously. (Update: the award is apparently a spoof)
A new film about England’s avowed anti-Semites stirs a champion of European tolerance, liberalism, and civilization
Did Zosa Szajkowski save precious documents from the Nazis, or did he steal the cultural patrimony of French Jews?
How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage
Plus Massachusetts rabbi considering Senate run
Germany treats L. Ron Hubbard’s movement as a cult and a threat to democracy. The U.S. should follow its example.
With a reference to ‘Polish death camps,’ Barack Obama stumbled into a debate about World War II
The Salafis, Sunni Islamic extremists, are at least opposed to the most dangerous U.S. adversaries, the Shiites
What remains of Revisionist Zionism, the ideology of the late Benzion Netanyahu, is its 11th commandment: Don’t be a fool.
The Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño’s The Third Reich is, like much of his fiction, filled with Nazis, the ultimate evil
Agnieszka Holland’s new Holocaust film, In Darkness, is a quietly moving take on a subject that should be inexhaustible—but isn’t
Plus the Pope reductios ad Nazism, and more
In ‘New York’ Mag, a look at the health-care fight
A new history examines the German theologians who made a Jesus in their own image