Holocaust

The Untouched Remains of a Pre-Holocaust Jewish Schoolhouse
June 23, 2015

The haunting beauty of decaying books.

Ukraine Makes Amnesia the Law of the Land
May 21, 2015

New laws in Ukraine make it illegal to bring up its ugly past.

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
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
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
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
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.

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