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14 articles

The Defense of a Jewish Collaborator

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


Arendt & Eichmann: The New Truth

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


Q&A With Art Spiegelman, Creator of ‘Maus’

“And the Holocaust trumps art every time.”


Hiding in N. Virginia, a Daughter of Auschwitz

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


My Father, the Good Nazi

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


The Dwarves of Auschwitz

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


Concentration Camp

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


Hitler Is Dead

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.

The Wallenberg Curse

The search for the missing Holocaust hero began in 1945. The unending quest tore his family apart.


Giving Hitler Hell

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.



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


Jerry Lewis Goes to Death Camp

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.


Inside the Bunker with Holocaust Deniers

The inner workings of a surprisingly amiable Holocaust denial conference.