The 1949 Czech film ‘Distant Journey’ was one of the first movies to dramatize the Shoah. Banned for decades and recently restored, its depiction of Nazi horrors is still one of the most striking.
H.G. Adler survived the Holocaust to write a monumental, meticulous study of the Nazi’s ‘model community,’ one of the first of its kind, in German. Why did it take so long to be translated to English?
Nicholas Tolkien, 27, keeps kosher, studies Jewish texts, and observes the Sabbath
Near the former Theresienstadt concentration camp in the Czech Republic, a 13-piece orchestra played music composed by prisoners during the Holocaust
Why Holocaust accounts—and their fictions or omissions—can be a threat to the history of a complicated, tragic human reality
Ordained in 1935, Regina Jonas died at Auschwitz. Now, she’s being honored.
Israelis commemorate the day of remembrance with art, music, and readings
Plus a dispatch from the ‘Will Jews Exist’ panel, and more in the news
A recent wave of performances turns Jewish composers into shadow images defined only by their status as Hitler’s victims
A new documentary exposes the football team of the Terezin ghetto—part of the Nazis’ strategy to fool the world
Although Rabbi Helga Newmark survived the horrors of the Holocaust, a childhood slight—from Anne Frank—stayed with her for the rest of her life
Poet Edward Hirsch and the dignity of everyday existence
The children’s opera Brundibar inspires and terrifies