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Why We Keep Reading About the Shoah

A thorough new history of the Nazi concentration camps challenges us to face again our fears and weakness

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Lanzmann’s ‘Shoah’ Now Streaming Online

Viewers of the 10-hour documentary able to ‘take it in at their own pace’

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How My Great-Grandfather’s Lost Shoah Stories Resurfaced 50 Years After His Death

Thousands of Holocaust stories have been published. Many, like ‘Sky Tinged Red,’ are rescued from oblivion by family.

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‘The Last of the Unjust,’ the New Film by the Director of ‘Shoah,’ Is a Moral and Aesthetic Blunder

Claude Lanzmann returns to his greatest subject through footage of a conflicted Elder of Theresienstadt

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Soon There Will Be No More Survivors

Watch this presentation: We say people must remember the Holocaust in the future, but we’re ignoring its victims today.

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Lanzmann’s ‘The Last of the Unjust’ Portrays the Judenrat as Moral Heroes of the Shoah

In a candid conversation, the great filmmaker considers his Jewish Orpheus, banality, and his final word

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Living the Nightmare of Mass Murder in Oscar-Nominated Doc The Act of Killing

Joshua Oppenheimer’s brutal film about the Indonesian genocide shows us what history looks like when blood-soaked sociopaths win

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Ghosts of Soviet Holocaust Cinema Finally Escape From the Censors’ Files

Long-lost and suppressed classics with complicated depictions of the Shoah have found a revivalist champion

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Sundown: Syria and Israel Exchange Fire Again

Plus John Kerry throws a brushback pitch at North Korea

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What the Dead Have To Say to Us

Yale’s pioneering archive of Shoah testimonies reshaped the way tragedies are remembered. But are we listening?

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In Defense of Bloodlands

The Yale historian explains his masterwork and its transnational narrative of the Holocaust

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The Argentine Rabbit

Claude Lanzmann has a book

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Daybreak: Israel Preps for Assad Regime’s Fall

Plus, Claude Lanzmann detained, Assad’s emails, and more in the news

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What Makes a Film Jewish?

Critic Daphne Merkin’s all-time top ten

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Lithuanian Holocaust Memorial Vandalized

Why this corner of the Shoah is often overlooked

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Sundown: Anti-Boycott Bill Passes

Plus the doctor is out, and more

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Spooltide Cheer

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.

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Tron and the Jewish Question

Why the sci-fi movie is one of the most important Holocaust films in recent memory

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Sundown: Behold the Power of Stuxnet

Plus mazel to Neil, and more

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Patient Testimony

Today on Tablet

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Monumental

Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah, 25 years after its release, remains the most powerful Holocaust film ever made

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Daybreak: Iranian Talks Produce More Talks

Plus Israel and Turkey near deal, and more in the news

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Lest We Remember

Saying “Never again” to Holocaust movies