Tuesday, March 24 2015
Far more than a comic book with an edge, Maus interrogates the fallacious identity politics of the Nazis, to an unforgettable effect. Given recent events in Europe, this is a vital book to revisit.
Friday, January 30 2015
The remote mountain villages of le Chambon and the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon were Protestant havens that opened their homes to shelter countless Jewish children during WWII.
Thursday, December 5 2013
Ivan Klíma emphasizes moral dilemmas in spare, simple prose, shorn of philosophical digressions; as his autobiography demonstrates, Klíma avoids cant or cliché.
Thursday, July 25 2013
Although it was released theatrically nearly 30 years ago, Claude Lanzmann's Shoah can still be considered the most ambitious, and important, documentary about the Holocaust ever made.
Wednesday, December 10 2008
This notion of "help" -- impossible, necessary -- colors Inheritance, a documentary about living with memories of a Nazi father.
Wednesday, July 25 2007
There are virtually no details of Adolf Eichmann's personal life in Cesarani's book.
Sunday, April 8 2007
A small story of everyday barbarity.