A new book amasses the varied tales of those who fled the Third Reich
A memoir burnishes the reputation of the Operation Valkyrie conspirators
A 1951 novel parses the meaning of home
A young girl’s account of the Warsaw Ghetto was a big success. Then the diary—and its author—disappeared.
David Benioff takes the buddy novel to wartime Leningrad
Two trips to Poland offer very different impressions for the daughter of a Holocaust survivor
In Romain Gary’s family, invention was the necessity of mother and son
In Lore Segal’s fiction, no one is innocent
In her new novel, Tatiana de Rosnay challenges France’s hero complex
In The Lost, Daniel Mendelsohn excavates some unsettling truths about brotherhood, betrayal, and the Book of Genesis.
A new biography of Irène Némirovsky reveals an author less saintly than her current readers might like to believe
In literary London, Elias Canetti was everybody’s favorite refugee