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Femmes Fatales: How German Women Used Femininity for Evil During World War II

As nurses, spouses, or secretaries, German women in the east were helpmeets. A new book examines their roles in the Holocaust.

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World Series: Breslow, Beards, and Nuremberg

The series is tied at 2-2, but so much more is going on

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Do Your Favorite Gummy Bears Have a Nazi Past?

Questions you never thought you’d have to ask

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A History of the Grandparents I Never Had

A newly translated excerpt unearths the lives—from the shtetl to Auschwitz—of ancestors who died before the author was born

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The Problem With That Holocaust Video Game

A few guesses as to why Nintendo passed on the perplexing game

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The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down the Kommandant of Auschwitz

In an excerpt from Thomas Harding’s thrilling ‘Hanns and Rudolf,’ Rudolf Höss is taken prisoner, and beaten

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The Original Schindler’s List Is for Sale. On eBay.

The opening bid price is a cool $3 million

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Hungary to Resume Reparations Payments

Following a yearlong freeze, a crisis is sidestepped

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Secrets of English World War II Upper-Class Nazi Club Revealed by a Venetian Dandy

A new film about England’s avowed anti-Semites stirs a champion of European tolerance, liberalism, and civilization

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A New Interactive Map of the Vilna Ghetto Asks: What Good Is History if It Isn’t Told?

The reVILNA digital mapping project seeks to restore the lives that were lived before they became anonymous victims

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Arendt’s Affair

The woman with the sharpest insight into the philosopher’s love for Heidegger had a parallel history

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The Shared Wisdom of Memorial Day

A rabbi and a serviceman meet while helping homeless vets

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Boruch Spiegel (1919-2013)

He was one of the last three remaining Warsaw Ghetto fighters

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Helen Keller’s Letter to Nazi Germany

In 1933, she attacked book-burning German students

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Ron Lauder’s Weird Dinner

WJC chief waffles after condemning Hungarian PM’s inaction

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The Good Murdoch

Media magnate Axel Springer’s significant, and unheralded, role in repairing German-Jewish relations

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Do Polish Kids Hate Jews?

A student survey about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising reflects the country’s new nuanced approach to the past

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The Jews of the Red Army

Veterans live in Israel, struggle with poverty

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Tikkun Olam in Silicon Valley

Q&A: Tech guru Steve Blank talks about Thailand, secret high-tech, and the Valley’s Jewish moment

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Bartoszewski at the U.S. Holocaust Museum

Honoring a hero and celebrating the museum’s 20th anniversary

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The Invisible City

What’s the best way to make history come alive? One guide’s answer: stories.

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Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Poland gives tribute on the 70th anniversary

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The View from the World’s Last Fotoplastikon

Now showing: images of Warsaw’s Jewish Ghetto

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The Book Thief: How Stolen Nazi Documents Made Their Way to American Jewish Archives

Did Zosa Szajkowski save precious documents from the Nazis, or did he steal the cultural patrimony of French Jews?

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In the Polish Aftermath

In a public debate over a controversial new Holocaust film, Poland faces up to a complicated past

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Wu-Tang’s Kiddush

My family Kiddush became the haunting opening for Schindler’s List, and was sampled by the hip-hop collective

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This Week in Unexploded WWII Bombs: Tel Aviv

IDF sappers defused what’s believed to be an Italian bomb

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The Curator of Joy and Ashes

How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage

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Liviu Librescu, Virginia Tech, and Yom HaShoah

Remembering a Holocaust survivor who died saving his students

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Margaret Thatcher and Yom Hashoah

According to the late Iron Lady, saving an Austrian Jewish girl was her proudest moment

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