Walter Laqueur is the author of, among other books, Weimar, A History of Terrorism, Fascism: Past, Present, Future, and The Dream that Failed: Reflections on the Soviet Union. His newest book, Putinism: Russia and Its Future with the West, was released in 2015 by Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s.
Last month I received two letters that brought back memories of a love story with the Holocaust as background but, for once, not with a tragic ending.
Though he’s now largely unknown, for many Europeans of my generation he was the most important writer of our time. Were we right about him?
In 1928, a “Jewish autonomous region” was set up in the far east to provide a home for Soviet Jewry. But, as a new book describes, it was no solution at all.
For the sake of Europe’s future, it would pay to revisit the many warning signs that, though pointed out at the time, were mocked, dismissed, or denied.
The Yale historian’s much-lauded new book promises a revolutionary view of the Holocaust. But it misleads more than it enlightens.
There’s a new national ideology forming in Russia—and “the Jews” play a big part in it.
Anti-Semitism is only one factor contributing to the demise of European Jewry, and not the most decisive one.