The son of two Holocaust survivors reflects on the British liberation of Bergen-Belsen, and the fight for identity, rights, and better conditions in Displaced Persons camps
A thorough new history of the Nazi concentration camps challenges us to face again our fears and weakness
Viewers of the 10-hour documentary able to ‘take it in at their own pace’
Thousands of Holocaust stories have been published. Many, like ‘Sky Tinged Red,’ are rescued from oblivion by family.
Claude Lanzmann returns to his greatest subject through footage of a conflicted Elder of Theresienstadt
Watch this presentation: We say people must remember the Holocaust in the future, but we’re ignoring its victims today.
In a candid conversation, the great filmmaker considers his Jewish Orpheus, banality, and his final word
Joshua Oppenheimer’s brutal film about the Indonesian genocide shows us what history looks like when blood-soaked sociopaths win
Long-lost and suppressed classics with complicated depictions of the Shoah have found a revivalist champion
Plus John Kerry throws a brushback pitch at North Korea
Yale’s pioneering archive of Shoah testimonies reshaped the way tragedies are remembered. But are we listening?
The Yale historian explains his masterwork and its transnational narrative of the Holocaust
Claude Lanzmann has a book
Plus, Claude Lanzmann detained, Assad’s emails, and more in the news
Critic Daphne Merkin’s all-time top ten
Why this corner of the Shoah is often overlooked
Plus the doctor is out, and more
The end-of-year movie rush is on, and it’s rich in films of Jewish interest, including the Coen Brothers’ latest, True Grit. Tablet Magazine offers its top 10.
Why the sci-fi movie is one of the most important Holocaust films in recent memory
Plus mazel to Neil, and more
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Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah, 25 years after its release, remains the most powerful Holocaust film ever made
Plus Israel and Turkey near deal, and more in the news
Saying “Never again” to Holocaust movies