Shoah

Stories of Life after the Shoah
Surviving after World War II—for victims and victors
June 14, 2014

"A small boy strolls down a road lined with dead bodies near camp at Belsen."

Obama, the Shoah, and Syria
The president's hypocrisy about genocide
May 21, 2014

If the president is not prepared to “do something now and quickly,” then he should stifle himself.

The Shoah and the Art Market
February 16, 2014

After the recovery of missing Holocaust art from Munich, the papers have been full of breathless stories about the art's value. Is somebody missing the point?

How Buildings Remember
August 28, 1989

“Did you see the gas vans?” Claude Lanzmann asks Mrs. Michelsohn, an old German woman, in his film Shoah. Mrs. Michelsohn lived in Chelmno, 50 yards from the spot where Jews were loaded onto the vans at the Nazi extermination center. “No,” she answers at first, with a look of annoyance. Then her face registers the recognition that Lanzmann and his movie cameras will not be deflected. “Yes,” she acknowledges, she saw the vans, “from the outside. They shuttled back and forth. I never looked inside; I didn’t see the Jews in them.