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Retribution, Reconsidered

A new play considers the psychology of Holocaust survivors fixed on vengeance

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NJDC to MSNBC: Watch It!

Liberal network responds by blocking Buchanan nonsense

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Far and Away

A new book amasses the varied tales of those who fled the Third Reich

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Free Ride

A memoir burnishes the reputation of the Operation Valkyrie conspirators

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Where the Heart Is

A 1951 novel parses the meaning of home

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What Happened to Mary Berg?

A young girl’s account of the Warsaw Ghetto was a big success. Then the diary—and its author—disappeared.

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Partners in Crime

David Benioff takes the buddy novel to wartime Leningrad

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Place of No Return

Two trips to Poland offer very different impressions for the daughter of a Holocaust survivor

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Great Pretenders

In Romain Gary’s family, invention was the necessity of mother and son

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Crimes and Misdemeanors

In Lore Segal’s fiction, no one is innocent

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Resistance Fighter

In her new novel, Tatiana de Rosnay challenges France’s hero complex

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Family History

In The Lost, Daniel Mendelsohn excavates some unsettling truths about brotherhood, betrayal, and the Book of Genesis.

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Behind the Legend

A new biography of Irène Némirovsky reveals an author less saintly than her current readers might like to believe

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The Odd-Bod

In literary London, Elias Canetti was everybody’s favorite refugee

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