The long afterlife of Pvt. Albert Birnbaum
With ticker tape parades in sight, a story of how the war still had a momentum of its own
My grandfather fought the Nazis in WWII, and brought home war trophies, including a belt buckle and a helmet with swastikas on them. Now that I’ve inherited them, I wrestle with what to do with them.
The family dynamics in World War II-era movies make today’s political disagreements seem like sandbox squabbles
An analysis of photographs sold at a Jerusalem auction house offers new insight into the role of foreign accomplices in Hitler’s Final Solution
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.
Is Pawel Pawlikowski’s new film ‘Ida’ the Polish answer to ‘Aftermath,’ or a story of Jewish suffering and sacrifice?
Latvian Jews fought with Stalin against the Nazis for their very existence
Alexander ‘Sasha’ Pechersky led a successful prisoner revolt at the Sobibor death camp. His story of extraordinary courage was also the story of millions of Soviet Jews who lived and died in a country that refused to acknowledge their fate.
A new foreword to Julius Margolin’s stunning, recovered memoir of the gulag
Traitors or survivors, cowards or brave men—fools or wise heeders of Jewish parables on the sanctity of each individual life?
Did the rescue efforts in the French hamlet influence ‘The Plague’?
The terrible cost of Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum’s life and actions during the Holocaust, and his later extremism
After World War II, some Jews searched for Nazis and Germans and killed them
On the 75th anniversary of V-E Day, the fate of convoy 61
Fifty years after his death, a growing new appreciation for the president’s special empathy for the Jewish people
How should we handle Holocaust victims who also suffered sexual violence—at the hands of other Holocaust victims?
The Nobel laureate on the paper trail of evanescent French Jews, in ‘Family Record’
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