57 years ago today, the verdict was read in the trial of Adolf Eichmann. Gabriel Bach, born in Germany in 1927 and educated in Berlin’s Theodore Herzl School on Adolf Hitler Square, was one of the prosecutors in the case. These are his stories.
How the architect of the Final Solution, an otherwise unremarkable bureaucrat, became a star character for film
Chris Weitz’s new ‘Operation Finale’ elegantly escapes turning into another dreary film that’s too embalmed in reverence to deal with real emotions
The ‘Shoah’ filmmaker, who died last week at age 92, would not look away
How Prime Minister Netanyahu turns all political opinions about his leadership into a referendum on nothing less than the Manichean struggle between good and evil
Donald Trump might Make Punk Great Again, but in America, it was traumatized, and defiant, Jews who made it
‘The Deputy,’ staged in West Berlin in 1963, was the first German drama to take on the horrors of the Holocaust and Pope Pius XII’s moral failures in World War II
Philosopher Bettina Stangneth’s brilliant, newly translated study of the origins of evil shows why radicals like ISIS act like Nazis
The evolution of Jewish American political discourse from outsider counter-culture to ‘never again a victim’
Auction house offering Auschwitz survivor’s elusive pre-war book for $7,000; copies also available at several libraries
‘The Eternal Nazi’ tells the gripping story of the hunt for Aribert Heim, and the German detective who relentlessly pursued him
The longtime Yad Vashem historian died Tuesday in Jerusalem at age 90
Thrill to the Jewish Philosopher Queen as she does battle with boring Nazis, The New Yorker, and Mossad
Yale’s pioneering archive of Shoah testimonies reshaped the way tragedies are remembered. But are we listening?
The Auschwitz survivor known as Ka-Tzetnik 135633 wrote lurid novels derided as pornography when they were published. Now he’s Israel’s Elie Wiesel.
The Jewish future, imagined and real
2011 National Jewish Book Awards announced
A serious take on Eichmann and a less serious one on Hitler
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