All is not as it was for Jews in America
Sociologist Pierre Birnbaum says it’s time Léon Blum—French Socialist, Zionist, wartime hero, and prime minister—got his due
George Orwell would wince at the Russian leader’s gross distortions of history
Nazi propaganda: show it, or bury it? A new documentary takes on the question.
A cautionary tale: ‘The Death’s Head Chess Club’ and other period fantasies are the inevitable next thing in Shoah fiction
A thorough new history of the Nazi concentration camps challenges us to face again our fears and weakness
What kind of Zionist was Gershom Scholem?
Bruce Hoffman’s riveting new history of pre-1947 Palestine reviews the violent birth of the modern Jewish homeland
Half a century after its release, the film’s historical inaccuracies glare
An excerpt from the new memoir ‘Why Not Say What Happened’ conjures lost summer worlds
Seventy people, speeding into the unknown
Only now, years after he survived Auschwitz, can we hear the alienation and fury of H.G. Adler’s newly translated ‘Shoah Trilogy’
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey
A new documentary and a new book look at Himmler and Eichmann through newly discovered letters
Government offered continued benefits to Nazis who agreed to leave U.S.
New novels answer Irving Howe’s question: Can we accept aesthetic pleasure in a book about the Shoah?
Visiting Warsaw with my uncle, I saw a different part of WWII history
Universal Studios chief Carl Laemmle helped hundreds flee Nazi Germany
Philosopher Bettina Stangneth’s brilliant, newly translated study of the origins of evil shows why radicals like ISIS act like Nazis
The Austrian writer presented an ideal of what Europe might have been and might one day be
Historian Alon Confino traces a source of today’s global anti-Semitism to the ethical revolution triggered by Kristallnacht
The late Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum and his disciples’ interpretation of his decisions and actions during the Holocaust
The terrible cost of Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum’s life and actions during the Holocaust, and his later extremism
Through a portrait of a war vet who loved children, a glimpse of a lost Jewish-American world
A ‘60 Minutes’ segment, an archivist, and the enduring legacy of assumptions that there was no way to skirt the law
Is Pawel Pawlikowski’s new film ‘Ida’ the Polish answer to ‘Aftermath,’ or a story of Jewish suffering and sacrifice?
In 1936, Nazis celebrated Easter with Judenrein eggs—but a new book of family letters shows the crisis didn’t translate
A new book examines the role of maps in shaping how policymakers imagined the new Middle East
‘Love and Treasure’ weaves a multigenerational tale through World War II back to a lost European paradise
Military issues official siddur for the first time since World War II