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
Not this time, anyway. But he is leading the fight against populist anti-Semitism on the left and the right.
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
Jakiw Palij, a former guard at the Trawniki concentration camp, immigrated to the U.S. in 1949 as a refugee of war. Now 92, he lives in Queens and is believed to be the last ex-Nazi living in the U.S.
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?
‘Incident at Vichy,’ a play about rounding up Jews and Roma, held lessons for Soviet Refuseniks
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
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