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The Coerced Community of Theresienstadt

H.G. Adler survived the Holocaust to write a monumental, meticulous study of the Nazi’s ‘model community,’ one of the first of its kind, in German. Why did it take so long to be translated to English?

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‘Terezin,’ a Play by J.R.R. Tolkien’s Jewish Great-Grandson, Now Showing Off-Broadway

Nicholas Tolkien, 27, keeps kosher, studies Jewish texts, and observes the Sabbath

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The Symphony at Terezín

Near the former Theresienstadt concentration camp in the Czech Republic, a 13-piece orchestra played music composed by prisoners during the Holocaust

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Israeli Historian Otto Dov Kulka Tells Auschwitz Story of a Czech Family That Never Existed

Why Holocaust accounts—and their fictions or omissions—can be a threat to the history of a complicated, tragic human reality

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Rediscovering the First Woman Rabbi

Ordained in 1935, Regina Jonas died at Auschwitz. Now, she’s being honored.

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Creating New Ways To Observe Yom HaShoah

Israelis commemorate the day of remembrance with art, music, and readings

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Yo Yo Ma Performs Terezin Melodies; New Zomick’s Law

Plus a dispatch from the ‘Will Jews Exist’ panel, and more in the news

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Why the New ‘Holocaust Music’ Is an Insult to Music—and to Victims of the Shoah

A recent wave of performances turns Jewish composers into shadow images defined only by their status as Hitler’s victims

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Hitler’s Jewish Soccer League

A new documentary exposes the football team of the Terezin ghetto—part of the Nazis’ strategy to fool the world

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Frank Talk

Although Rabbi Helga Newmark survived the horrors of the Holocaust, a childhood slight—from Anne Frank—stayed with her for the rest of her life

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The Earthly Dreamer

Poet Edward Hirsch and the dignity of everyday existence

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Stage Fright

The children’s opera Brundibar inspires and terrifies

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