Holocaust

There Were No Love Stories in Auschwitz. Is It Okay for a Novelist to Invent One?
October 30, 2014

How can we write respectfully about the Holocaust?

The Harrowing First Report From Dachau Concentration Camp, in 1934
Only a year after Hitler had taken office, thousands were already imprisoned, tortured, and murdered
October 16, 2014

"They compelled him to swim in ice-cold water while they lashed him with oxtails. After four days of torture he was shot."

The Greatest Ex-Nazi Writer
Never heard of Gottfried Benn? It's because of his politics
April 05, 2014

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

How a Pope Helped Mussolini Rise to Power
And tried to stop him before it was too late
March 08, 2014

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

What the Crisis in Ukraine Means for Its 70,000 Jews
March 04, 2014

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

In Which the Israeli Prime Minister Gives the German Chancellor a Hitler Mustache
Awkward! But not for the reason you think.
February 25, 2014

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

“Nazi” Is a Bad Word. Banning It in Israel Would Be Worse.
January 16, 2014

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

Hassan Rouhani Is Still a Holocaust Denier
September 25, 2013

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.

Failure to Rescue
How FDR hurt Jewish would-be immigrants
July 06, 2013

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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