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The Harrowing Story of Hitler’s Food Taster

Margot Wölk shares her life as a safeguard for the Eagle’s Nest

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Sundown: Survivors in Israel Ask for Help

Plus a Taliban attacks kills dozens in Afghanistan

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A World War II Bomb Delays Berlin Trains

The unexploded bomb was found earlier today

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Berlin Jewish Museum’s ‘Jew in the Box’ Exhibit

Some people are not happy about this

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Greek Jews Get Some Overdue Support

PM Antonis Samaras makes an unlikely visit to the Thessaloniki synagogue

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Herschel Schacter (1917-2013)

The American rabbi entered Buchenwald moments after its liberation

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Kubrick’s Lost Holocaust Film

America’s greatest Jewish director was haunted by the Nazi horror—too much to address it directly in film

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Daybreak: Bibi Issues Yair Lapid an Ultimatum

Plus last conspirator to kill Hitler dies at age 90

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Patron Returns His Library Book From WWII

In Estonia, they waive your late fees for that

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A Survivor Looks for His Lost Twin on Facebook

Menachem Bodner last saw his brother at Auschwitz when he was 4

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Undercover at Auschwitz

World War II hero Witold Pilecki infiltrated the death camp and reported to the Polish high command

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Fathers

Tablet Original Fiction: A father and son go to Germany after the Holocaust to adopt a Jewish child

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Sundown: Shocking New Data on Holocaust

Plus the proliferation of the “Israel Lobby” in popular culture

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Elements of Stille

Alexander Stille never stopped investigating his parents, as shown by his new memoir about his World War II heritage

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A Personal Note on Our Hollywood Rescuer Story

A commenter adds to our story about Hollywood and World War II

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Hollywood’s Unknown Rescuer

Before Schindler’s List, an L.A. studio boss saved hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust. Why was he alone?

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Ohio’s Holocaust Memorial Fight

Gov. John Kasich’s proposed statehouse monument is unprecedented. Some argue it’s also unnecessary.

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A World Without Jews

An exhilarating new intellectual history argues that anti-Judaism is at the heart of Western culture

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The Haunted Spas of Europe

Jews flocked to retreats like Marienbad, but what couldn’t be healed was Europe’s anti-Semitism

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Hitler’s Toilet Is in New Jersey: A Yacht’s Commode, in an Auto-Repair Shop

For half a century, Greg’s Auto Repair has housed the commode from Aviso Grille, the Führer’s biggest yacht

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Klemens von Klemperer (1916-2012)

Historian and writer who chronicled German resistance dies at 96

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Holocaust Poetry, Saved Again

New translations of three astonishing poems, which evoke the horror of the Lodz ghetto and its aftermath

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Israel Reaches Six Million Jewish Residents

Debating the meaning of the milestone

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Beate Gordon (1923-2012)

At age 22, Gordon wrote women’s rights into the Japanese constitution

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Daybreak: Poll Shows Support for Two States

Plus more fuel for the theory that Adolf Hitler escaped Berlin for Argentina

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Sundown: All Hagel, All the Time

Plus hundred of Jewish tombstones recovered in Greece after long search

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Remembering Senator Daniel Inouye

The long-serving senator’s war story

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Mo Yan’s Jewish Interpreter

The D-student translator behind the Chinese winner of the Nobel Prize in literature

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Death Masks at MoMA

The museum’s striking exhibit revives the work of Polish sculptor and Holocaust survivor Alina Szapocznikow

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Soccer as a Wartime Prism

Author Simon Kuper uses soccer to show how, as Dutch Jews were killed, life went on for everyone else

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