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The Holocaust Without Jews

Attempts to universalize the specific suffering of Jews in the Shoah go hand in hand with efforts to de-legitimize the Jewish state

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Was the French Resistance Jewish?

Jews led—and purposefully did not lead—some of the many specialized groups that fought Vichy France and its Nazi occupiers

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The Jewish Plot To Kill Hitler

How the FBI prevented Jewish American gangsters from altering the course of history in 1933

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After Auschwitz

Swedish journalist Göran Rosenberg’s chilling, newly translated memoir, ‘A Brief Stop on the Road From Auschwitz,’ tracks his father’s attempt to survive survival

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The One-Map Solution

Drawing the line on borderlines

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Children Born in Displaced Persons Camps Gather in Tel Aviv

‘Mourning soon gave way to thousands of marriages, and new families emerged from the ashes’

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The Bad-Faith Analogy Between Syrian Refugees and Jews Fleeing Nazi Germany

Why the comparison is more ‘virtue signal’ than productive policy stance

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Cache of Holocaust-Era Documents Found Behind Wall of Budapest Apartment

Over 6,000 documents from a 1944 census with information about the Hungarian capital’s Jews were discovered, and given to Budapest City Archives

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Three Roads From Nuremberg

Seventy years to the day after the start of the epoch-defining trials, three Jewish advocates stand above the rest: Jacob Robinson, Sir Hersch Lauterpacht, and Raphael Lemkin

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‘I Hope This Film Can Bring Some Light and Hope’

A crowdfunding campaign is underway for ‘Red Trees,’ a short film about a Jewish family that survived the Nazi occupation of Prague and escaped to Brazil

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‘Kristallnacht’: The Legal Status of the Bystander

On this night 77 years ago, Germans stood by as Jewish businesses and synagogues were burned, tens of thousands of Jews were arrested, and nearly a hundred were killed. Shouldn’t doing nothing about it be criminal?

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Fabricating Palestinian Responsibility for the Nazi Genocide

How Benjamin Netanyahu could come to claim, and later retract, that the former mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Muhammad Amin al-Husayni, led Hitler to the Final Solution

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The Day We Burned Our Neighbors Alive

Polish journalist Anna Bikont faces history in Jedwabne in her masterful new ‘The Crime and the Silence’

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Was Polish Anti-Semitism Actually Zionism?

Nazis sought to eliminate the Jews from their future racial empire. Poles wanted to create a state for them in Palestine. Historian Timothy Snyder makes the case that in the 1930s the two aims may have converged. But was Poland an ally of the Jews or a pioneer in the art of anti-Semitic politics?

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The Ghetto Is Here

On the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Warsaw ghetto, the author of the new Holocaust history ‘Black Earth’ reads the writing on the wall

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Primo Levi’s Unlikely Suicide Haunts His Lasting Work

A monumental new edition of the Auschwitz survivor’s complete writings shows a humanist laboring in the dark

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Meet the 99-Year-Old Jewish Veteran of the War in Burma

The story of British serviceman Mordaunt Cohen

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An Interview with Slovak Historian Dr. Pavol Mešťan

Seventy years after the Slovak National Uprising, the author and director of the Museum of Jewish Culture in Bratislava addresses the role of anti-Semitism, the Catholic Church, and the fate of Jozef Tiso during World War II

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The Scholar and the Survivor

In a compelling new memoir, ‘Reading Claudius,’ Caroline Heller goes in search of her formidable uncle Erich, whose WWII legacy still haunts his descendants

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From Survival to Prosperity

The story of holocaust survivor Sam Solasz, a master butcher

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The Riegner Cable, and the Knowing Failure of the West To Act During the Shoah

When and how did authentic information about the Holocaust first become known?

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Jewish Eyes Without a Face Haunt Christian Petzold’s ‘Phoenix’

New German film is a devastating portrait of a ghostly young Eurydice, an Auschwitz survivor who refuses to stay in hell

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How One of the World’s Leading Geneticists Recovered His Family’s Stolen Legacy

Will an art restitution allow Michael Hayden to reconnect with his German roots?

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Ebb Tide in the Golden Country

All is not as it was for Jews in America

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Blum’s Day

Sociologist Pierre Birnbaum says it’s time Léon Blum—French Socialist, Zionist, wartime hero, and prime minister—got his due

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Putin Takes Credit For Defeating Fascism. LOL

George Orwell would wince at the Russian leader’s gross distortions of history

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The Forbidden Films of the Third Reich

Nazi propaganda: show it, or bury it? A new documentary takes on the question.

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The Age of Bad Holocaust Novels

A cautionary tale: ‘The Death’s Head Chess Club’ and other period fantasies are the inevitable next thing in Shoah fiction

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