Before Schindler’s List, an L.A. studio boss saved hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust. Why was he alone?
Gov. John Kasich’s proposed statehouse monument is unprecedented. Some argue it’s also unnecessary.
An exhilarating new intellectual history argues that anti-Judaism is at the heart of Western culture
Jews flocked to retreats like Marienbad, but what couldn’t be healed was Europe’s anti-Semitism
For half a century, Greg’s Auto Repair has housed the commode from Aviso Grille, the Führer’s biggest yacht
Historian and writer who chronicled German resistance dies at 96
New translations of three astonishing poems, which evoke the horror of the Lodz ghetto and its aftermath
Debating the meaning of the milestone
At age 22, Gordon wrote women’s rights into the Japanese constitution
Plus more fuel for the theory that Adolf Hitler escaped Berlin for Argentina
Plus hundred of Jewish tombstones recovered in Greece after long search
The long-serving senator’s war story
The D-student translator behind the Chinese winner of the Nobel Prize in literature
The museum’s striking exhibit revives the work of Polish sculptor and Holocaust survivor Alina Szapocznikow
Author Simon Kuper uses soccer to show how, as Dutch Jews were killed, life went on for everyone else
A drawing by an American, discovered in a Jerusalem junk shop, reveals German Jewry’s lost grandeur
Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry, pens a disturbing new memoir on mathematics—and survival
The haunted history of a famous violin
An excerpt from a dramatic new account of the young Jews behind the Warsaw Ghetto Underground
The untold story of the great epic poem of the Holocaust—and the generous, tragic hero who wrote it
A farming town hid a Jewish-born teacher during the Holocaust. I went to dig up what it had buried.
Danilo Kiš’s fiction, newly translated, mined the Shoah with a Borgesian sense of mystery
The Yale historian explains his masterwork and its transnational narrative of the Holocaust
Why I published Friderike Burger’s memoir of her service as femme de l’artiste to Stefan Zweig
With a reference to ‘Polish death camps,’ Barack Obama stumbled into a debate about World War II
The Czech Surrealist Jindřich Heisler’s mystical art, on view in Chicago, reflected the Holocaust he avoided
After World War II, Polish peasants hunted for jewels and gold amid the human remains at former Nazi death camps
With its Berlin outpost in a former Nazi headquarters, is the chic club obscuring the building’s dark past?
Gertrude Stein’s ties to Nazis, revisited at the museum, shouldn’t eclipse her nurturing of young artists
In a new memoir, Prague Winter, the former secretary of State explores her family’s World War II history and discovers the fate of those left behind