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Jewish Pioneers Return to Poland

A new exhibit of works by the activist-artist Yael Bartana at the Philadelphia Museum of Art stars her video trilogy ‘And Europe Will Be Stunned.’ Was it a glimpse of a neo-Zionist utopian future, or a relic of a disappearing past?

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How Ewa Kurek, the Favorite Historian of the Polish Far Right, Promotes Her Distorted Account of the Holocaust

In public events across America, including one attended by a U.S. Congressman, the formerly respected scholar accused rich Jews of plotting with the Nazis to kill their poor brethren and argued that the ghettos were voluntary

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Polish Consulate Cancels Award for Polish-Jewish Dialogue

After nearly honoring a historian some in the Jewish community consider a Holocaust revisionist

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A Stranger in Poland

Marian Turski, the 91-year-old Polish Auschwitz survivor, on the new anti-Semitism, the moral force of lived experience, and the lingering power of humiliation

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Poles and the Holocaust in Historical Perspective

As the controversy surrounding Poland’s new law continues, it’s crucial to keep the facts and the complexities of the subject in mind

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The Polish Question

Another look at Tablet’s treasury of reporting on the increasingly troubled relations between the government in Warsaw and the Jews

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‘The Tree of Life’ Is a Brilliant Work of Art About the Holocaust

Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb brought cruel death in the Lodz ghetto to life

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Turning Away From Poland’s ‘Dark Past’

Should the law be invoked to confront the Holocaust?

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Poland’s Judas Holocaust

The Polish parliament seeks to ban the landscape of contiguous evil recognized by the country’s greatest postwar writers

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A Cruel and Elusive Family History

Agata Tuszyńska’s ‘Family History of Fear’ and Ivan Jablonka’s ‘A History of the Grandparents I Never Had’ open old wounds

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A Polish Director and His Country Possessed By Jewish Demons

The late Marcin Wrona’s dark new Dybbuk parable digs deep into a haunted past

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Jan Gross’ Order of Merit

The groundbreaking scholar of Polish anti-Semitism is caught up in a toxic new nationalism that seeks to edit shameful persecution of Jews out of history

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The Day We Burned Our Neighbors Alive

Polish journalist Anna Bikont faces history in Jedwabne in her masterful new ‘The Crime and the Silence’

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The Conscience of Poland: A Q&A With Adam Michnik

A conversation with the former dissident and public intellectual, about the ‘Polish mentality,’ anti-Semitism, and ‘wearing Jewish glasses’

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‘If You Could Lick My Heart It Would Poison You’

Is Pawel Pawlikowski’s new film ‘Ida’ the Polish answer to ‘Aftermath,’ or a story of Jewish suffering and sacrifice?

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Q&A: Władysław Bartoszewski

Why you should learn to spell the name of the mastermind of Poland’s relations with Germany and the Jews

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Q&A: Wojciech Jagielski

The Polish long-form master and Kapuscinski heir talks about children in war and the fate of journalism

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The Last Poet of Lodz

The untold story of the great epic poem of the Holocaust—and the generous, tragic hero who wrote it

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