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The Worst Choice for ‘Greatest Slovak’

Slovakian state TV’s nomination of Hitler ally and WWII era dictator, Jozef Tiso, as ‘Greatest Slovak’ is worrying evidence of the country’s far-right drift

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The Day Prague Spring Was Crushed

Fifty years ago tonight, the brutal crackdown on Prague Spring marked a turning point after which Western communists and fellow travelers could no longer ignore the Soviet Union’s ruthlessness.

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The Half-Life of Sexual Abuse in a Holocaust-Survivor Family

Helen Epstein completes her clear-eyed, fearless, taboo-breaking autobiographical trilogy

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Painter William Pachner, ‘Esquire’ Illustrator and Famous Portraitist of Franklin Roosevelt, Dies at 102

Before his death, a visit to his studio in Woodstock, New York, where the Czech emigrant and underappreciated artist of the Holocaust found peace

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Long-Lost Plea to FDR Revives Question: How Could Europe’s Jews Have Been Saved?

A ‘60 Minutes’ segment, an archivist, and the enduring legacy of assumptions that there was no way to skirt the law

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When Pete Seeger Brought Bluegrass—and His Banjo—to Czechoslovakia in 1964

The late folk icon’s performance was the first ever to feature the instrument

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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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A Hidden Jew’s Hidden Art

The Czech Surrealist Jindřich Heisler’s mystical art, on view in Chicago, reflected the Holocaust he avoided

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Madeleine Albright’s War Years

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

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Havel and the Jews

Paul Berman on the late president and the Velvet Revolution

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New Ambassador To Return to Old Country

Eisen, son of Czech Jew, is appointed

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Daybreak: Bibi and George Break Bread

Plus a new Dubai murder development! and more in the news

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Disengaged

A murky homeland is hard to stand by

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