In the wake of Kristallnacht, an Aboriginal man led a protest to the German Consulate in Melbourne, Australia. It took decades for most Australian Jews to learn what he had done, and even longer for the Germans to apologize for turning him away.
Suspended productions of ‘Leopoldstadt’ and ‘The Visit’ try to update the traumas that broke families in World War II
‘We really were naive, I suppose. More than I like to admit.’
On the anniversary of Kristallnacht, a historian shows how the ignorance and abuse of Holocaust history fuels the global resurgence of anti-Semitism
A new digital exhibit, the 1938Projekt, catalogues the final days of European Jewry and shows how easy it is to become inured to the progression of a deteriorating situation
Thomas Feiger rebuilds what was lost in the Austrian capital
Seventy-nine years after Kristallnacht, ‘A Deadly Legacy,’ a new history of German Jewish soldiers during World War I, traces the origins of the European scapegoating that would engulf the continent some years later
Private letters to foreign relatives paint a harrowing picture of warnings largely unheeded
Bookworm: The dude of Philip Kerr’s ‘The Pale Criminal’ abides—Nazis
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?
What should anti-Zionists do about the bullying hater in their midst?
In Chicago, news of the murder of a 25-year-old Israeli woman reverberates
Ken Burns and others call it impressive, but the truth is less inspiring
Historian Alon Confino traces a source of today’s global anti-Semitism to the ethical revolution triggered by Kristallnacht
A ‘60 Minutes’ segment, an archivist, and the enduring legacy of assumptions that there was no way to skirt the law
The parade was what my father first saw when he arrived from Nazi Germany
Last week’s protest at a Buenos Aires Kristallnacht commemoration was a display of denial—and ignorance
‘Let us act in keeping with the lessons of that dark night by speaking out against anti-Semitism and intolerance’
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