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The Banality of the Eichmann Trial

How the architect of the Final Solution, an otherwise unremarkable bureaucrat, became a star character for film

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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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The German Students and the Murdered Language

The writer Henry Roth’s English was sometimes difficult. A school examination in Germany asked young people to understand it—and the lost shades of the Yiddish that preceded it.

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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 Kids Are Alright

Ep. 124: Klezmer-rock band Golem, writer Molly Lambert on her grandmother’s exclusion from the 1936 Olympics, and a visit to a Hebrew language-focused elementary school in Harlem

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The Forgotten World of the Badass Valeska Gert

On her 126th birthday, measuring the influence of the incomparable ‘dance performance artist’ who inspired entertainers from German Expressionism through to 1980s punk

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Actress Hedy Lamarr, the Real-Life Jewish Wonder Woman Whose Inventions Led to WiFi and GPS

The affecting new documentary ‘Bombshell’ is haunted by recordings of her lilting voice from the 1990s, after her descent into pop-culture hell

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You Got to Have Friends

Episode 104: Brooke Kroeger on the men behind women’s suffrage, and German-Danish historian Thorsten Wagner on teaching ethics at Auschwitz

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Did U.S. Anti-Immigrant Hysteria Doom the Passengers on the ‘St. Louis’? It’s Complicated.

The ship’s refugees seeking safe haven from the Nazis were victims of a global system that included America

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How the State of Israel Abuses Holocaust Survivors

With millions of dollars earmarked for their care, how is it possible that even in Israel some Shoah victims are living and dying with indignity?

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Heidegger Was Really a Real Nazi

Is the philosopher’s complexity enough to excuse his overt anti-Semitism? A dive into the so-called ‘black notebooks’ from the 1930s is revealing.

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Weimar Germany and Donald Trump

How traditional and radical conservatives come to speak a common political language—that ultimately benefits the extremists

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‘Kristallnacht’: The Legal Status of the Bystander

Germans stood by as Jewish businesses and synagogues were burned, tens of thousands of Jews were arrested, and nearly a hundred were killed. Shouldn’t doing nothing about it be criminal?

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Why We Keep Reading About the Shoah

A thorough new history of the Nazi concentration camps challenges us to face again our fears and weakness

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Stuck Between Berlin and Jerusalem

What kind of Zionist was Gershom Scholem?

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In the Boxcar

Seventy people, speeding into the unknown

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1.5 Million People Visited Auschwitz in 2014

Museum officials log record number of visits to former concentration camp

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The Merry Widow’s Fling With Hitler

The strange side story of the 1905 comic operetta, which is being presented by the Metropolitan Opera on New Year’s Eve

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Primo Levi’s Christmas in Auschwitz

The chemist and writer recalls the last holiday before liberation

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No Banality in This Evil

A new documentary and a new book look at Himmler and Eichmann through newly discovered letters

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Reexamining FDR’s Response to Kristallnacht

Ken Burns and others call it impressive, but the truth is less inspiring

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Adolf Eichmann Is Alive and Well and Living in the Middle East

Philosopher Bettina Stangneth’s brilliant, newly translated study of the origins of evil shows why radicals like ISIS act like Nazis

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Nazi-Era Jerseys on View in World Cup Exhibit

Display in Salvador, Brazil, endorsed by the tournament’s local committee

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State Senator Compares Obamacare Signups to Nazi Deportations

Tennessee Republican Stacey Campfield ‘regrets’ that people missed his point

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Bassler’s Letter: How Hollywood’s Man in Vienna Escaped the Nazis

A fascinating letter tells the gripping story of the fateful extraction of the influential film industry lawyer Paul Koretz

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Why St. Patrick’s Day Is My Jewish Family’s Favorite Holiday

The parade was what my father first saw when he arrived from Nazi Germany

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The Obscenity of Blaming Zionism for the Holocaust: A Response

Wolfgang G. Schwanitz answers Tablet’s review of his and Barry Rubin’s book

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‘Generation War’ Shows Nazi Mass Killers With Love in Their Hearts

A blockbuster German TV miniseries, now showing in U.S. theaters, aims to depict what the war was like for average citizens

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Did Zionism Cause the Holocaust? A New Biography Says Yes.

The authors of a new history of the Grand Mufti Amin Al-Husaini’s ties to Nazis fail to carry their logic to its flawed conclusion

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Mein Kampf Tops the E-Book Charts

What’s behind the book’s startling rise to e-prominence?

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