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What the AP’s Collaboration With the Nazis Should Teach Us About Reporting the News

Is it better to cooperate with dictatorships and authoritarian regimes and tell half the story with hands tied—or not tell the story at all?

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Hollywood’s Other Great Anti-Nazi Movie

Ernst Lubitsch’s ‘racy, risky black comedy of manners’ To Be or Not To Be is funnier and in many ways more fearless than its wartime cousin, Casablanca

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Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Today

A daughter of the resistance notes the true inspiration of the survivors: their refusal to disconnect from the past

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How Did Itzik Wittenberg, Hero of the Vilna Ghetto, Die?

The answer defines moral views of resistance and martyrdom, and says more about the version of history being told than it does about Wittenberg himself

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Going to Lvov

Polish poet and essayist Adam Zagajewski’s extravagant and miraculous new collection, ‘Slight Exaggeration,’ takes on banality and vulgarity through elegant art

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Hungary’s Ugly State-Sponsored Holocaust Revisionism

Does it matter if a country consciously lies about its past? An excerpt from the new book, ‘The End of Europe.’

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The Forgotten Holocaust: The Films of Boris Maftsir

An Israeli filmmaker works to revive the neglected, terrible history of Shoah victims in the Soviet Union

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Remembering Ruth Gruber

The American journalist, humanitarian, and photographer whose images captured the harrowing journey of Jewish immigrants aboard Exodus 1947, has died at the age of 105

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Baseball Signed by U.S. Spy and Former Major Leaguer Moe Berg Auctions for $17,000

The life of the catcher, polyglot, and OSS/CIA operative will soon get the movie treatment, with actor Paul Rudd playing Berg

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Yaffa Eliach, the Voice of Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust

The pioneering scholar, who died last week at 79, showed American Jewry the way to memory

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At Home in History, and Nowhere Else

Saul Friedländer’s ‘small masterpiece in the literature of the Holocaust’

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‘None Shall Escape,’ Hollywood’s First Holocaust Film, Was All But Unknown for 70 Years. Now It’s Been Rediscovered.

The 99-year-old actress who played the tragic heroine recalls the bravery and foresight of the screenwriters and producers of an unflinching, prescient B-movie Nazi noir, now deservedly back in circulation in a new 35mm print

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Six Cups

A wedding present, a family history, and Ukraine’s dark 20th century, 75 years after Babi Yar

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My Husband Quit Smoking, Then He Started Again

And that was fine with me: He was a 20th-century Jew

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The Manila Poker Group That Rescued German Jews

Little-known efforts led to the Philippines saving over 1,300 German and Austrian Jews from 1938 to 1939

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Killing Reinhard Heydrich

The harrowing new film ‘Anthropoid’ analyzes the cost-benefit equation of the only successful assassination of a Nazi leader in World War II

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Poland Moves to Outlaw ‘Polish Death Camp’ Phrase

This decision ‘represents a denial of the complicity and active participation of many in the policy of extermination, which led to the murder of three million Polish Jews, some 90 percent of the prewar total’

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Dig for Mythical Nazi ‘Gold Train’ Begins in Poland

Despite speculation, a team led by two German treasure hunters is looking for a Nazi-era train at a location between Wroclaw and Walbrzych

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Germany and the Concept of Collective Guilt

Do only psychopaths commit horrible mass crimes, or are we all more responsible than we are willing to admit? Two new histories of the Nazi war machine examine their leaders—and their soldiers.

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Ukrainian Holocaust Perpetrators Are Being Honored in Place of Their Victims

75 years after a little-known massacre, another memorial in Eastern Europe is erected to obfuscate the history of World War II

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What Should Austria do With Hitler’s Vacant Birth House?

The Austrian government has been renting Hitler’s childhood home from its owner since 1972. Now, it’s working to legally seize the empty property.

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Remembering Elie Wiesel: A Tribute From a Friend and Disciple

The Holocaust survivor, Nobel laureate, author, activist, dead at 87

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Tom Bird Bears Witness to Two Wars and the Holocaust

A Vietnam veteran wanted to bring to the theater a story about his father, a veteran of World War II. It meant facing the horrors of war with brutal honesty and love.

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Stalin’s Curse

As Joshua Rubenstein’s new ‘The Last Days of Stalin’ makes clear, an empire that sows fear reaps it

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Jewelry Discovered in Mug at Auschwitz

The Auschwitz Museum discovered a ring and necklace in a secret compartment at the bottom of a mug

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Yizkor, 1943

A story of life in the Warsaw Ghetto, on Yom HaShoah

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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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