The longtime host of NPR flagship WNYC’s morning call-in show talks about being a radio mensch, Rush Limbaugh, and city politics
‘Jude Raus’ graffitied on monument honoring Mordechai Anielewicz
The quest to rediscover the mysterious pianist Ignace Tiegerman led through Cairo, Italy, and the ghost of Bruno Schulz
This is all getting a little bit silly
‘How to Make it to the Promised Land’ based on Ellen Umansky’s short story
The woman with the sharpest insight into the philosopher’s love for Heidegger had a parallel history
Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year
Controversy after Jewish community leaders rent out 19th century beit midrash
A student survey about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising reflects the country’s new nuanced approach to the past
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.
A night with the Israeli Philharmonic in Warsaw
Looking at Poland fifteen years after my first visit
What’s the best way to make history come alive? One guide’s answer: stories.
Poland gives tribute on the 70th anniversary
Warsaw’s newest museum rests on the site of the former Jewish ghetto
Why you should learn to spell the name of the mastermind of Poland’s relations with Germany and the Jews
A guided tour of Polish Jewry’s greatest treasure, once buried in the rubble of Warsaw
The Holocaust destroyed Plock’s Jewish community. But the exodus started decades earlier, after World War I.
An adventure in dumpling consumption
Zygmunt Miłoszewski plumbs the country’s painful past in his best-selling thrillers
How Chava Rosenfarb survived the Lodz ghetto to write a masterpiece about the experience
My relative wrote one of the Shoah’s most revealing documents. Why doesn’t anyone know of it?
Finding answers on a first walk through Warsaw
The week of the 70th anniversary of the ghetto uprising, Tablet magazine reported from Poland
Did Zosa Szajkowski save precious documents from the Nazis, or did he steal the cultural patrimony of French Jews?
Photographer Łukasz Baksik hunts repurposed matzevot, burial markers turned cornerstones and cobbles
How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage
Plus Poland’s ban on ritual slaughter will end supply of kosher meat
World War II hero Witold Pilecki infiltrated the death camp and reported to the Polish high command
New translations of three astonishing poems, which evoke the horror of the Lodz ghetto and its aftermath