How can we write respectfully about the Holocaust?
Primo Levi's Heartbreaking, Heroic Answers to the Most Common Questions He Was Asked About "Survival in Auschwitz"
October 23, 2014
"One entered the German camps, in general, never to emerge"
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?
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
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.