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?
And tried to stop him before it was too late
But then tried to stop him, before it was too late.
Do Ukrainian Jews have more to fear from pro-Western nationalist fascists or Russian sympathizers?
Awkward! But not for the reason you think.
Yes, this picture exists. Now let's talk about what it means (and doesn't mean).
An Israeli bill would ban the word "Nazi" and other Holocaust comparisons. It's wrong.
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.”
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.
An important, new Auschwitz survivor's diary
A worthy addition to the library of eyewitness testimonies.
Picasso, Paris, and modern art in Vichy France
An exibition ponders modern art, Vichy France, and the responsibilities of the artist.
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?