The posthumous debuts of two post-Auschwitz artists, and the barbarism of making art in a broken world
The chemist and survivor—author of the most necessary of all books about the Shoah—would have turned 100 today
Europe’s refugee crisis has revived interest among Scandinavians in their nations’ legacies during WWII and overturned some long-held beliefs about their history
What will the opening of sealed Vatican archives reveal about the fate of Jewish children hidden by Catholic communities during the war?
As we commemorate Yom Ha’Shoah, reflecting on how the frameworks to prosecute genocide and crimes against humanity were constructed
A new documentary from ‘Shoah’ director Claude Lanzmann
The director’s masterpiece trapped him in the role of the official keeper of our memory. Now that he’s gone, it’s up to us to carry that tremendous burden.
The ‘Shoah’ filmmaker, who died last week at age 92, would not look away
Like Orpheus, Lanzmann was an untamed poet for whom the verses were steel rails, birch forests, silences, names
We should screen ‘Shoah’ in an endless loop at the museum in Treblinka
From ‘Night and Fog’ to ‘Grand Illusion,’ movies (and TV shows) that help us reckon with the darkest period in our history
Private letters to foreign relatives paint a harrowing picture of warnings largely unheeded
The son of two Holocaust survivors reflects on the British liberation of Bergen-Belsen, and the fight for identity, rights, and better conditions in Displaced Persons camps
A thorough new history of the Nazi concentration camps challenges us to face again our fears and weakness
Viewers of the 10-hour documentary able to ‘take it in at their own pace’
Thousands of Holocaust stories have been published. Many, like ‘Sky Tinged Red,’ are rescued from oblivion by family.
Claude Lanzmann returns to his greatest subject through footage of a conflicted Elder of Theresienstadt
In a candid conversation, the great filmmaker considers his Jewish Orpheus, banality, and his final word
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