How an academic field—marked by petty fighting, misguided ideological debates, and personal proximity to tragedy—doomed itself
Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and James Gray’s ‘The Immigrant’: period fantasies that shy away from real Jews
Illustrated series ‘Radzyn’ reimagines shtetl life in a mysterious Polish town
Victims of Nazi and Soviet persecution living outside Poland today also eligible
Compares Russian leader’s annexation of Crimea to Nazi invasion of Poland
Vandals are also scratching their names onto bunks at the concentration camp
Is Pawel Pawlikowski’s new film ‘Ida’ the Polish answer to ‘Aftermath,’ or a story of Jewish suffering and sacrifice?
Jonathan Groubert discovers just how unreliable family histories can be when held up against archives and artifacts
Israeli couple opens city’s first hummus restaurant in former Jewish ghetto
A 1988 family trip to Poland offered Jerome Rothenberg rich material for art
Officials say the decaying wall near the Umschlagplatz will be restored
Local historian discovered the headstones in a house set to be torn down
Purim reminds us it’s unusual for Jews to indulge in recreational boozing—one reason Polish nobles liked having them run taverns
Just months after Myslowice residents restored the town’s Jewish cemetery
Exhibit challenged locals and visitors alike to rethink controversial figurines
The great Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb records the first days after her liberation, in a stunning document of survival
Polish historian and author Dariusz Stola to begin post in March
Abraham Zuckerman was featured in Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List
Lonely Planet names Rynek Głowny most beautiful square
The Council of Four Lands was the central body of Jewish autonomy in Poland for nearly two centuries. What went wrong?
The Friday Review of Books
I was reminded of the Polish critic and Shakespeare scholar at the New Yiddish Rep’s production of Beckett’s masterpiece
As nurses, spouses, or secretaries, German women in the east were helpmeets. A new book examines their roles in the Holocaust.
Why a recent fire at a major knish factory isn’t the end of the fried potato pie
Residents of the Polish capital show off their fashion-forward sensibility
What drove a veteran producer to champion—against all odds—a thriller on Polish-Jewish relations
A newly translated excerpt unearths the lives—from the shtetl to Auschwitz—of ancestors who died before the author was born
Plus the six states 65 percent of U.S. Jews live in, and more in the news
My husband’s grandmother’s family was decimated by the Nazis. But at 95, she discovered relatives she never knew.
What the controversial ban means for Poland’s Jewish community