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Lev Ginzburg, Soviet Translator

The story of a Jewish Germanophile who became a Soviet investigator of Nazi crimes

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The Failure of Holocaust Education in Britain

Misplaced historical values, survivors dying off, the Labour Party’s new rhetoric, and pressures on secondary curricula are all contributing to a generation of U.K. children with little or incorrect knowledge of the horrors of World War II

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Life After Dachau

The unlikely friendship of a concentration camp survivor, the grandson of a Nazi commandant, and a Pakistani-German attorney

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Sonia Orbuch, Who Fought the Nazis as a Teenager, Has Died at 93

In the event of capture, Sonia carried two hand grenades: ‘One for the enemy, and one for myself’

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Angela Merkel’s Ugly Romance With the Iranian Regime

Why Germany seeks to increase trade with a murderous theocracy bent on Israel’s destruction

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A Song of the Vilna Ghetto

Sept. 23 will mark 75 years since the liquidation of the Vilna Ghetto. This is the story of how one of the era’s most famous Jewish songs was written in the ghetto by an 11-year-old boy

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The Impostor

Javier Cercas’ new book is an insightful literary investigation into the lies of a Spanish narcissist who passed himself off as a victim of the Holocaust

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Love in a Place of Death: ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’

An interview with Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz 

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Operation Unorthodox

Ep. 148: ‘Operation Finale’ actor Nick Kroll and director Chris Weitz on bringing the Eichmann capture to the big screen

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We Seek Our Brothers

On the anniversary of the Bialystok Ghetto uprising, Haika Grossman remembers the fire of revolt that sealed the fate of the remnants of Polish Jewry

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Those Who Left and Those Who Rebelled

On the 75th anniversary of the Bialystok Ghetto uprising, a Jewish fighter remembers how the fires were lit

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Poles and the Holocaust: A Reckoning With History

The tragic reality is that most Poles were neither heroes nor demons but simply watched in silence while Jews were being taken away under their eyes.

 

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My Journey to the Past

Sons and daughters of survivors, looking for a sense of closure in Poland

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Remembering My Father in Auschwitz

Nothing about the Shoah was logical or made sense. Our task, our mission, today and always, is not to try to understand, but to remember.

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The Generation That Shaped Our Understanding of the 20th Century Is Gone

The scholars, historians, and political advisers who shaped the West’s understanding of Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and the Islamist Middle East, make way now for—what?

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Mark Zuckerberg: Holocaust Deniers on Facebook Are Making an Honest Mistake

Everybody gets it wrong sometimes, says the morally oblivious oligarch

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Games at Birkenau

Tablet Fiction: ‘I am the custodian of the killing fields’

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Homage to Lanzmann

The ‘Shoah’ filmmaker, who died last week at age 92, would not look away

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Comrades, Run!

How a grueling 56-mile ultramarathon in South Africa became a stage for racial reconciliation—and national belonging for immigrant Jews

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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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Just Outside Hiroshima, a Holocaust Education Center Flourishes

‘My dream is that 1.5 million Japanese students will visit us and change Japan’

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The Diary of Anne

The very private non-Holocaust-related life of Anne Frank: teenage manga girl, tampon-marketer, European traveler, and emblem of the twin evils of war and intolerance—and the Japanese ‘culture of apology’

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Italy Seeks to Remember Sheltering Holocaust Survivors—and Aliyah Bet

As Italy celebrates the birth of the Italian Republic in 1946, its political left finds a use in reviving the history of ordinary Italians who helped WWII refugees make their way to Palestine

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Meeting a Holocaust Survivor Inspired Illinois Students to Establish Genocide Museum in Their High School

‘I was motivated to apply the stories I heard to my own life and do the same with my community’

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Neo-Poland: An Original Poem

Today on Jewcy: Grappling with the controversial new law

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New Documents Reveal FDR’s Eugenic Project to ‘Resettle’ Jews During World War II

As the Holocaust raged, the American president secretly asked his government to study the possible resettlement of remaining European refugees in Africa and South America. His goal: for Jews to be ‘spread thin all over the world.’

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On the 75th Anniversary of the Destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto, Remembering Those We’ve Lost

On a train from Berlin to Poland last week, I thought about my brother Benjamin, who was five-and-a-half when he was murdered by the Nazis. Today I honor his memory and the memory of all who perished in the Holocaust.

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The History and Future of Holocaust Research

How newly opened archives, a wider European scope, transnational narratives, and integrated big data are changing our understanding of the Shoah

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The Grand Theorist of Holocaust Denial, Robert Faurisson

A court decision in France finally ends one of the most dispiriting controversies in modern intellectual history. Or does it?

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The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the Living Challenge of Anti-Fascism

Lessons from World War II Poland for us today

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