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Primo Levi’s Comedy of Hell

The chemist and survivor—author of the most necessary of all books about the Shoah—would have turned 100 today

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The Jewish People’s School of Montreal

A memoir of one of North America’s first and most enduring day schools, and where those kids ended up

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The Untold Story of Japan’s Oskar Schindler

Willy Foerster saved Jews fleeing the Nazis by employing them in his Tokyo factory but was framed as a collaborator after the war and has remained largely unknown

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The Book of Schmutz

Ep. 183: Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof’s Jackie Hoffman and Motl Didner, and Australian punk rocker-turned-novelist Bram Presser

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Rashida Tlaib’s Unbelievable Lies

The congresswoman makes Holocaust survivors into victims again, this time by rewriting their well-documented experiences

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Fredy Hirsch’s Lover

Could a homosexual love survive Theresienstadt?

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Joseph Eliyia, the Jewish Messiah of Greek Poetry

How two fundamental pillars of Western thought—classical Greek rationalism and monotheistic Jewish faith—collided in a remote area of the archipelago to produce a short-lived but influential communist

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The Charlie Chaplin of Jewish Death

Géza Röhrig talks about his life-affirming fascination with death, his new film ‘To Dust,’ and why he wore a kippah to press events surrounding his breakout performance in the Oscar-winning ‘Son of Saul’

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Jewish Horror

Judaism offers the same baroque supernatural possibilities that Christianity does. So why is it rarely a universal source for genre filmmakers? And what does it say about human evil?

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The Last Jew of St. Poelten

Hans Morgenstern’s family fled the Nazis before returning to Austria after the war. Now, as the only Jew left in his small town outside Vienna, he laughs darkly watching the rise of Europe’s new far-right.

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An Introduction to ‘Katerina’

In a note to his Ukrainian readers dictated before his death last year, Aharon Appelfeld explains the sources of his haunting novel of prewar Poland

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Aharon Appelfeld, a Memory

One year after the death of the great writer, his humanity still shines

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A Polish-Israeli Christmas Tradition Among the Children of Survivors

Every year at Christmas, Howard Kaplan sends thanks and a modest gift to the granddaughter of the woman who hid his mother from the Nazis

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A Is for Abish

An Austrian-born American abstract artist arrives at 87 annī and amazes anew

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The Milk Can

Who gets to trifle with despair?

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Randolph Braham, Pioneering Scholar of the Holocaust in Hungary, Dies at 95

Orphaned by Auschwitz, he devoted his life to documenting the Nazis’ crimes

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The Future of the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

Is American anti-Semitism really distinctive from that of other diaspora countries? Just how worried should we be?

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Giorgio Bassani’s Memorial Tapestry

A first English translation of the great Italian Jewish author’s single-volume compendium of tales of Ferrara reminds us of the power of his ghosts

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Stop Erasing the Jewish Victims of Anti-Semitic Violence

Why do so many Americans seem uncomfortable with the particular nature of the attack—its apparent motive, its specific victims—in Pittsburgh?

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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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