holocaust

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On Benjamin Murmelstein, the head of the council of elders at the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

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Rethinking Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil.

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“And the Holocaust trumps art every time.”

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The quiet life of Brigette Höss, 80, whose father ran Auschwitz.

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Horst von Wächter confronts - and rationalizes - a difficult family legacy.

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How the Ovitzs, a family of Jewish dwarves from Transylvania, survived Auschwitz.

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An anonymous essay on time spent in “protective custody” at a Nazi camp.

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All violence is not like all other violence. Every Jewish death is not like every other Jewish death. To believe otherwise is to revive the old typological thinking about Jewish history, according to which every enemy of the Jews is the same enemy, and there is only one war, and it is a war against extinction, and it is a timeless war.
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The search for the missing Holocaust hero began in 1945. The unending quest tore his family apart.

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Arnold Weiss escaped Germany as a kid in 1938, leaving his family behind. He returned seven years later, now a U.S. intelligence officer tasked with tracking down fugitive Nazis. The ultimate revenge story.

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A Holocaust detective story: could a lampshade pulled from the ruins of Katrina really be Buchenwald artifact made of human remains?

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The few who got to view Jerry Lewis’s notorious The Day the Clown the Cried, set at Auschwitz, piece together memories of their surreal personal screenings.

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The inner workings of a surprisingly amiable Holocaust denial conference.