Decades after the deaths of my grandparents, who were Holocaust survivors, I discovered relatives I never knew—and my family’s heroic history
How France betrayed the very Jews who placed their faith and fortunes in its ideals and culture
What began as a way to bring Nazi murderers to justice has become the model for a new kind of memory politics whose falsehoods and contradictions threaten to undo the framework of our civic life
Is it truly possible to choose your own place in the arc of Jewish history?
As Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany and then embarked on his program of world conquest and mass extermination, The New York Times’ Berlin bureau chief was busy slanting the news in his favor
Between 1940 and 1944 a clandestine network of Polish diplomats and their Jewish partners in Switzerland created illegal Latin American passports that saved thousands of lives. Half of the documents were forged by one person—Polish Vice Consul in Berne Konstanty Rokicki.
Two Israeli researchers uncover Nazi crimes that targeted their victims because of their gender, and the postwar narrative of suspicion that ensured their continuing silence
Wendy Lower’s ‘The Ravine’ looks at a photograph that many refuse to face
Historians Jan Grabowski and Jonathan Brent review the Polish government’s justification for the laws under which it convicted Dr. Grabowski and Dr. Barbara Engelking of libel for their scholarship
Contrary to Stanisław Żaryn’s excuses, no reputable historian believes that ‘the Polish nation’ was responsible for Nazi German crimes in Poland. Which is why the Polish government should leave the writing of history to historians.
The Polish Prime Minister’s Office defends a ‘truth campaign’ that has angered many Jews and scholars
Remembering and honoring the courageous, often deadly, fight to defy and defeat National Socialism
For 16 years, my college classroom put ‘love thy neighbor’ to the test in ways that resonated across religions
A late-1970s surge in interest in the Holocaust coincided with a new ‘survivor’ mentality found in unexpected places, including Detroit and the Bee Gees
The story of war refugee Heinrich Hamm’s anti-Semitic and anti-Bolshevik involvement with Nazism betrays the Christian denomination’s upstanding reputation for humanitarianism
Alexander ‘Sasha’ Pechersky led a successful prisoner revolt at the Sobibor death camp. His story of extraordinary courage was also the story of millions of Soviet Jews who lived and died in a country that refused to acknowledge their fate.
On the anniversary of the liquidation of the Vilna Ghetto, how one of the era’s most famous Jewish songs was written by an 11-year-old boy
The author of the strangely misleading ‘Man’s Search for Meaning,’ repackaged as a psychotropic New Age guru, in the newly translated ‘Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything’
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