Poland’s History Detective

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

My Mother’s Life

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

Our Lost Warsaw Ghetto Diary

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

Stumbling on History

Finding answers on a first walk through Warsaw

My Other Trip to Poland

I was here 15 years ago. I did not want to come back.

The View from the World’s Last Fotoplastikon

Now showing: images of Warsaw’s Jewish Ghetto

Who Owns Jan Karski?

The politics of memory hit Poland’s unsung hero

Tablet, Warsaw Edition

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

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?

Poland’s Undead Gravestones

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

In the Polish Aftermath

In a public debate over a controversial new Holocaust film, Poland faces up to a complicated past

Wu-Tang’s Kiddush

My family Kiddush became the haunting opening for Schindler’s List, and was sampled by the hip-hop collective

The Curator of Joy and Ashes

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

A Polish Village’s Secret

A farming town hid a Jewish-born teacher during the Holocaust. I went to dig up what it had buried.

Grandpa’s Secret Shoah

My grandfather never talked about his time in a concentration camp. Five years after his death, I finally heard his story.

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