What are intellectuals for, anyway?
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
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
Emanuele Artom, a young scholar from Turin, could have become one of the greatest Jewish chroniclers of WWII. He didn’t survive. But his diaries did.
A little-known Yiddish manuscript upends our idea of the secular saint of human suffering
Actor Antony Sher draws on his own family’s past in his latest theatrical role, tracing the history of the Jewish immigrants who created Hollywood
In her new book, critic Ruth Franklin argues for why the Holocaust is best understood through fiction
The British novelist on England, the Jews, and anti-Semitism today