The few remnants of Krakow’s Jewish past are at the heart of its efforts to welcome those fleeing a new European war
A child of the Holocaust becomes a man with no interest in resurrecting a long-lost past
There’s a name for people who imagine that the right to reclaim your great-grandmother’s house should extend forever: Palestinians
A visit to Poland allowed me to recognize myself in a new way, in a place I never thought was mine
A Jewish child from Oświęcim and his family’s harrowing survival of the Nazi occupation
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.
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
Polish author Szczepan Twardoch’s newly translated gangster novel is a non-Jew’s view of the total absence of Jews—and the haunting effects of that absence on present-day Poland
Is Pawel Pawlikowski’s new film ‘Ida’ the Polish answer to ‘Aftermath,’ or a story of Jewish suffering and sacrifice?
The story of a hugely popular play about African Americans falsely accused of raping two white women in 1931 in Scottsboro, Alabama—that premiered in 1935 Warsaw
An effort to document the lost Jewish life in the town of Kanczuga, and to preserve what remains
The unknown story of the Bernese Group, a collective of Polish diplomats and Jewish activists in Switzerland who forged passports to try and help Jews escape the horrors of the Holocaust
Israeli cuisine finds fans in the Polish capital. But can traditional Ashkenazi cuisine return to the place where it once flourished?
How change swept across central Europe 30 years ago this fall
Debora Vogel was a brilliant multilingual poet and aesthete who is best known as the muse of Bruno Schulz. But her work deserves a reading—in German, Polish, Hebrew, and especially Yiddish.
Jonathan Brent speaks with Polish scholar Elżbieta Janicka about the campaign to absolve occupied Poland for its role in the Holocaust and blame Jews for their own slaughter
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