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Gangsters vs. Nazis

How the Jewish mob fought American admirers of the Third Reich

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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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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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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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New Documentary, Airing Tonight on PBS, Explores the Sacrifice of World War II’s GI Jews

Fighting Hitler was one thing; facing the anti-Semitism of their fellow American soldiers was another

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Anatomy of a Pogrom

How the anti-Jewish riot in Kishinev, then the capital of the Bessarabia Governorate in the Russian Empire, unfolded on April 19 and 20, 1903—an excerpt from a new history

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A Slap in the Face

Beate and Serge Klarsfeld’s moving memoirs trace the evolution of a new idea: that Germans were responsible for the Nazi past. Can today’s Europe learn from their moral courage?

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Distorting the Holocaust in Hungary

Seventy-four years to the day after Nazi Germany’s occupation of Hungary, we are not done defending the truth of what happened in Budapest, of how Otto Komoly carried himself in the war, and whether Rudolf Kasztner’s ‘Blood for Goods’ rescue train was a noble or morally abhorrent act

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German Art Without Jews

A pair of exhibits, one at Harvard Art Museums, the other at New York’s Neue Galerie, try to read the signs of a coming conflagration and its attendant guilt in works made under the rise and fall of National Socialism

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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 Shared Debt: The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Gershom Scholem

How Eichmann in Jerusalem led the thinkers into a principled disagreement over Zionism and universalism that ultimately broke their quarter-century bond

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Is Ukraine’s Holocaust Memorial at Babi Yar in Trouble?

Symbolic commemoration of a massacre is subsumed in national politics

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Are Poland’s Proposed Holocaust Restitution Laws A Form of Historical Denial?

Growing legal thickets are making it harder and harder to restore property to Jews

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Georges Loinger’s Simple Game of Catch

At 107, the decorated resistance fighter remembers how he helped save thousands of Jewish children from the Nazis

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‘There Would Be No Pearl Harbors for Us’

As a child, I yearned for a chance to fight a good, clean war like my uncle, who enlisted after Japan attacked. Instead, I got Nixon and a lesson about God’s complicated plan.

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Painter William Pachner, ‘Esquire’ Illustrator and Famous Portraitist of Franklin Roosevelt, Dies at 102

Before his death, a visit to his studio in Woodstock, New York, where the Czech emigrant and underappreciated artist of the Holocaust found peace

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The Ghost Architect of Vienna

Thomas Feiger rebuilds what was lost in the Austrian capital

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Everybody Hates Nazis!

The symbolic politics of anti-Nazism in the age of Trump

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Raped By Carl Jung, Then Murdered by the Nazis

But the theft and erasure of Sabina Spielrein’s intellectual legacy by the psychoanalytic establishment may be an even more troubling crime

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Double Exposure: Jean-Pierre Melville

The ambiguities and darkness of Nazi-occupied France propelled him to flee his country, take a new name, fight in the Resistance, and then invent film noir. But the past continued to haunt him.

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Croatia Is Brazenly Attempting to Rewrite its Holocaust Crimes Out of History

An alarming and expanding wave of revisionism in Eastern Europe

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Europe’s Destructive Holocaust Shame

How the narrative of Israel as the new Nazis and Palestinians as the new Jews helps Western Europe avoid its culpability in World War II

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Gidget Tells All

The septuagenarian Jewish surfing icon Kathy Kohner Zuckerman is still riding that wave

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Dear Antifas: A Note About Your Ancestor

Lessons from Italian-American anti-fascist Carlo Tresca, and from the Civil Rights era

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Mrs. Herskovitz’s Kimono

How the search for a singular victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb led back to Buchenwald

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Did the Great Italian Cyclist Gino Bartali Actually Save Jews During the Holocaust? An Investigation.

As the Giro d’Italia bike race begins in Jerusalem this week, a historical debate still rages over who deserves credit for the production of identity cards for Jews hidden in Florence

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The Coerced Community of Theresienstadt

H.G. Adler survived the Holocaust to write a monumental, meticulous study of the Nazi’s ‘model community,’ one of the first of its kind, in German. Why did it take so long to be translated to English?

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