Holocaust

The Greatest Ex-Nazi Writer

Never heard of Gottfried Benn? It's because of his politics

Gottfreid Benn was a Nazi very briefly in the early 1930s. Why did it erase him from literary history?

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How a Pope Helped Mussolini Rise to Power

And tried to stop him before it was too late

But then tried to stop him, before it was too late.

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Do Ukrainian Jews have more to fear from pro-Western nationalist fascists or Russian sympathizers?

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In Which the Israeli Prime Minister Gives the German Chancellor a Hitler Mustache

Awkward! But not for the reason you think.

Yes, this picture exists. Now let's talk about what it means (and doesn't mean).

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An Israeli bill would ban the word "Nazi" and other Holocaust comparisons. It's wrong.

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Imagine that a company or some other kind of organization with a history of believing that the world is flat appoints a new CEO who is more open to alternative beliefs about the shape of the world. “The world is not flat,” he says. But he doesn’t then say: “In fact, the world is a globe with a circumference of 24,901 miles.” He says: “I don’t know whether it is a globe. Maybe it is. Or maybe it is curved. Maybe it is jagged, like one of its many mountain ranges. Maybe it dips, like a crater. Maybe it is a series of steps hurtling through the cosmos. I am not qualified to judge.”

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Failure to Rescue

How FDR hurt Jewish would-be immigrants

President Roosevelt’s policies about Jews were calculated the way he calculated other strategic options: politically. But some choices fall in a different, more fundamental, dimension. That is what Josiah DuBois implied when he charged the United States with complicity in Hitler’s murders. These judgments still sting.

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The Other Anne Frank

An important, new Auschwitz survivor's diary

A worthy addition to the library of eyewitness testimonies.

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When the Surrealists Met the Nazis

Picasso, Paris, and modern art in Vichy France

An exibition ponders modern art, Vichy France, and the responsibilities of the artist.

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The "red coat" girl of Schindler's List now says she's horrified by the movie she filmed when she was twelve. Should Spielberg have shot the vulgar scene to begin with?

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