Uncovering a dark family secret.
Countering ignorance and denial in India.
The genocide selfie.
An uncomfortable challenge to the custodians of Holocaust memory.
Esther Safran Foer wants you to know she’s still here, and doing great.
The Holocaust-restitution system breaks down.
Playing on the Third Reich’s racial obsessions.
The People on the Beach.
A great Yiddish poet’s tale of defiance in the death camps, and a Jaffa cafeteria.
Even though it never is.
Including the last poem the poet and martyr ever wrote.
“When Arabs hear the word ‘Shoah,’” Khalid tells me, “they black out. It’s almost like a paralysis. They don’t want to hear another word about it. But they—we—need to.”
“If Jews had the fortitude to believe in victory over the Greeks, then we could not now surrender our trust in defeating our enemy.”