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Do Polish Kids Hate Jews?

A student survey about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising reflects the country’s new nuanced approach to the past

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Curse of the Survivor

Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.

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Reconsidering Poland

A night with the Israeli Philharmonic in Warsaw

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Re-Reading My March of the Living Journal

Looking at Poland fifteen years after my first visit

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The Invisible City

What’s the best way to make history come alive? One guide’s answer: stories.

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Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Poland gives tribute on the 70th anniversary

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What Lay Here Before

Warsaw’s newest museum rests on the site of the former Jewish ghetto

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Q&A: Władysław Bartoszewski

Why you should learn to spell the name of the mastermind of Poland’s relations with Germany and the Jews

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Inside the Ringelblum Archive

A guided tour of Polish Jewry’s greatest treasure, once buried in the rubble of Warsaw

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Ghosts of My Grandfather’s Village

The Holocaust destroyed Plock’s Jewish community. But the exodus started decades earlier, after World War I.

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The Best Pierogi in Warsaw

An adventure in dumpling consumption

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Poland’s History Detective

Zygmunt Miłoszewski plumbs the country’s painful past in his best-selling thrillers

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My Mother’s Life

How Chava Rosenfarb survived the Lodz ghetto to write a masterpiece about the experience

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Our Lost Warsaw Ghetto Diary

My relative wrote one of the Shoah’s most revealing documents. Why doesn’t anyone know of it?

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Stumbling on History

Finding answers on a first walk through Warsaw

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Tablet, Warsaw Edition

The week of the 70th anniversary of the ghetto uprising, Tablet magazine reported from Poland

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The Book Thief: How Stolen Nazi Documents Made Their Way to American Jewish Archives

Did Zosa Szajkowski save precious documents from the Nazis, or did he steal the cultural patrimony of French Jews?

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Poland’s Undead Gravestones

Photographer Łukasz Baksik hunts repurposed matzevot, burial markers turned cornerstones and cobbles

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The Curator of Joy and Ashes

How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage

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Sundown: Iran Talks Yield Slight Optimism

Plus Poland’s ban on ritual slaughter will end supply of kosher meat

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Undercover at Auschwitz

World War II hero Witold Pilecki infiltrated the death camp and reported to the Polish high command

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Holocaust Poetry, Saved Again

New translations of three astonishing poems, which evoke the horror of the Lodz ghetto and its aftermath

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Searching for I.B. Singer

A yearlong first encounter with the great Yiddish author who gave me my middle name

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Daybreak: Newtown Brings Focus to Faith

Plus John Kerry to replace Clinton at State Department

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Q&A: Wojciech Jagielski

The Polish long-form master and Kapuscinski heir talks about children in war and the fate of journalism

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The Tainted Bird

A new collection of Jerzy Kosinski’s interviews and speeches reveals an Everyman who worked on his own terms

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Death Masks at MoMA

The museum’s striking exhibit revives the work of Polish sculptor and Holocaust survivor Alina Szapocznikow

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Poland’s Real Jewish Revival

Their parents and grandparents hid their Jewishness, but now some Poles are converting back to Judaism

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Isaac Zuckerman Unbound

An excerpt from a dramatic new account of the young Jews behind the Warsaw Ghetto Underground

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The Last Poet of Lodz

The untold story of the great epic poem of the Holocaust—and the generous, tragic hero who wrote it

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