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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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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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Stuck Between Berlin and Jerusalem

What kind of Zionist was Gershom Scholem?

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Israel: The Original Terrorist State

Bruce Hoffman’s riveting new history of pre-1947 Palestine reviews the violent birth of the modern Jewish homeland

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50 Years of ‘The Sound of Music’

Half a century after its release, the film’s historical inaccuracies glare

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The Zionist Dream in the Poconos

An excerpt from the new memoir ‘Why Not Say What Happened’ conjures lost summer worlds

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In the Boxcar

Seventy people, speeding into the unknown

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The Unforgivable Sin of Survival

Only now, years after he survived Auschwitz, can we hear the alienation and fury of H.G. Adler’s newly translated ‘Shoah Trilogy’

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The Nazi Romance With Islam Has Some Lessons for the United States

Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey

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No Banality in This Evil

A new documentary and a new book look at Himmler and Eichmann through newly discovered letters

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U.S. Pays Social Security to Suspected Nazis

Government offered continued benefits to Nazis who agreed to leave U.S.

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Martin Amis and Howard Jacobson Get the Holocaust Backwards, From Different Angles

New novels answer Irving Howes question: Can we accept aesthetic pleasure in a book about the Shoah?

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Relearning Polish History Through the Eyes of a Resistance Fighter

Visiting Warsaw with my uncle, I saw a different part of WWII history

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The Hollywood Mogul Who Saved My Father’s Life

Universal Studios chief Carl Laemmle helped hundreds flee Nazi Germany

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Adolf Eichmann Is Alive and Well and Living in the Middle East

Philosopher Bettina Stangneth’s brilliant, newly translated study of the origins of evil shows why radicals like ISIS act like Nazis

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Stefan Zweig’s Illusion of a Good Europe That Never Was Bewitches Us Still

The Austrian writer presented an ideal of what Europe might have been and might one day be

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A World Without Jews: Hitler’s Dream Still Makes Us Uneasy

Historian Alon Confino traces a source of today’s global anti-Semitism to the ethical revolution triggered by Kristallnacht

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The Satmar Rebbe and the Destruction of Hungarian Jewry: Part 2

The late Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum and his disciples’ interpretation of his decisions and actions during the Holocaust

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The Satmar Rebbe and the Destruction of Hungarian Jewry: Part 1

The terrible cost of Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum’s life and actions during the Holocaust, and his later extremism

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My Cousin Harry: A Jewish Story of the Greatest Generation

Through a portrait of a war vet who loved children, a glimpse of a lost Jewish-American world

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Long-Lost Plea to FDR Revives Question: How Could Europe’s Jews Have Been Saved?

A ‘60 Minutes’ segment, an archivist, and the enduring legacy of assumptions that there was no way to skirt the law

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‘If You Could Lick My Heart It Would Poison You’

Is Pawel Pawlikowski’s new film ‘Ida’ the Polish answer to ‘Aftermath,’ or a story of Jewish suffering and sacrifice?

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How the Depression Blinded American Jews to Their German Relatives’ Pleas for Help

In 1936, Nazis celebrated Easter with Judenrein eggs—but a new book of family letters shows the crisis didn’t translate