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Anti-Semitism in Europe and Kansas City

Richard Brodsky | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

I certainly hope the murders in Kansas City are the responsibility of a raving lunatic. Even if so, the evidence elsewhere should give us pause. And where Nazism raises its head, we should be there in opposition.

Karski's Story of a Secret State -- A Primer on the Polish Ethos

Alex Storozynski | Posted 03.28.2014 | Books
Alex Storozynski

First published in 1944, Karski's book reads like a spy novel on steroids. But you can't make this stuff up. The truth is indeed more horrible than fiction.

The Holocaust and the Inner Ghetto: The Psychology of Jewish Suffering

David Bedrick | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
David Bedrick

The trauma caused by the Holocaust still resonates in the Jewish psyche, causing symptoms physically, emotionally, as well as in their relationships and families.

The Yellow Star

Marianne Szegedy-Maszak | Posted 02.24.2014 | Religion
Marianne Szegedy-Maszak

In the 1920s, when my mother was still a child, the family, like many members of the Hungarian Jewish aristocracy, converted to Christianity, some out of conviction, others out of an eagerness to demonstrate their nationalistic loyalties..

Nostalgia for the Past Won't Cure Greece's Ills

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

With just a few months until the upcoming double elections in Greece, the political system has never been more in a state of flux across the political spectrum.

Human Smoke and Nazis: The Good, the Bad and the Annoying

Tom Alderman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

Human Smoke is chock-full of small, often powerful but unrelated scenes. What you get is a Jackson Pollack painting in audio: a lot of vivid colors and absolutely no shape to any of it. It's a helter-skelter of disjointed events and it's up to us to connect the dots.

On the Future of Wagnerism: Do New Revelations About Hitler's Taste in Art Cast New Light on Wagner Appreciation?

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

What's to be done about someone whose art is or seems to be so great, but whose prejudices were unquestionably contributory to great evil? How do you continue to appreciate art once aware of the enormity it was accessory to?

Newspaper Publishes Top Nazi's Letters

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German newspaper Welt am Sonntag has published a trove of letters believed to be written by Nazi SS leader Heinrich Himmler that had n...

The Monuments Men

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 03.21.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The story of the "Monuments Men" is fascinating and truly deserving of the attention it will garner through this film. Irene Rawlings calls it "the greatest treasure hunt in history."

(R)evolution in Academia: Laurence Rickels and the James Bond Spectre

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 03.15.2014 | Books
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

"My name is Bond... James Bond." Just why are we so bonded to that line and the world's longest running film franchise sourced in the Ian Fleming novels?

88-Year-Old German Charged In Nazi- Era Massacre

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Wednesday they have charged an 88-year-old former member of an SS armored division with 25 counts of murder ov...

Vienna Philharmonic Strips Ex-Nazis Of Honors

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

VIENNA (AP) — The famed Vienna Philharmonic orchestra has quietly stripped six former senior Nazi officials of honors awarded them — a late act of...

Is the Turkish-Israeli Rapprochement for Real?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The two states' shared economic and security interests have created an unusual dynamic that permits both to extend an open hand, as well as a clenched fist.

Alleged Auschwitz Guard Unfit For Trial

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — A German court says a 94-year-old man who was deported from the U.S. for lying about his Nazi past is not fit to stand trial on charge...

Fate, Faith and Fortune: A Book for Hanukkah and Christmas

Jack Levison | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Jack Levison

The Family tells the true story of how Laskin's family of Torah scribes and humble shopkeepers split into three branches at the turn of the last century.

He Didn't Call You a Nazi? Yes, He Did

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In an editorial Monday, The Denver Post slammed Mike McAlpine, a leader of the Evie-Hudak-recall campaign, for calling pro-Hudak protesters Nazi "Bro...

Boy Who Killed Neo-Nazi Father Sentenced

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 11.01.2013 | Crime

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California judge ruled Thursday that a 13-year-old boy who was 10 when he killed his neo-Nazi father...

Ex-Nazi Sentenced To Life For 1943 Massacre

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

MILAN -- MILAN (AP) — Rome's military tribunal on Friday convicted a 90-year-old ex-Nazi in absentia for his role in the 1943 execution of 120 Itali...

Bed, Betrayal and Beyond

George Heymont | Posted 11.14.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Two recent productions brought the rights of women into sharp focus by showing audiences societies in which women had little or no rights.

Germany's Arms Sales and the Middle East

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.23.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

It is no secret that the German military equipment being purchased by Saudi Arabia will most likely be used to crack down on anti-government demonstrations inside Bahrain, and/or the Shia-majority region of eastern Saudi Arabia.

Is the Presidential Mania of India's Narendra Modi Driving a Square Peg in Its Round Democratic System?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 08.31.2013 | World
Sreedhar Pillai

"It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a c...

Man Insists His Nazi Flag Is Anti-Obama, Not Anti-Jew, Plans To Prove It

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

Joseph Sincavage has made up his mind: The Nazi flag will remain on display outside his house, right next to the American flag, the Marine Corps flag ...

Champagne Seized By The Nazis Goes To Auction

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 06.05.2013 | World

Two rare bottles of Champagne heading to the auction block in the U.K. have an unusual history. Seized by the Nazis during the World War II, the b...

From Sudan to North Korea and Syria: A Plea to President Obama to Activate His Atrocities Prevention Board

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 07.20.2013 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

It is not too late for the Obama administration's Atrocities Prevention Board to take the lead in thwarting mass atrocities. Everyday it fails to act is an invitation to Khartoum, Pyongyang, Damascus and their ilk to step up their assaults on human lives and dignity.

Hungary Swastika Law Restricts Display Of Nazi, Communist Symbols

AP | Posted 04.24.2013 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Hungary's parliament has overwhelmingly approved a modified plan to restrict the display of Nazi and communist symbols such as th...