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Tuesday, March 24 2015

Of Maus and Men: Postwar Identity Through a Postmodern Lens in Art Spiegelman’s ‘Maus’

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

These Protestant Communities Understood Persecution Firsthand, and the Nazi Agenda Horrified Them

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

‘My Crazy Century’: A Life of Expression Under Extreme Oppression

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

The Film that Is the Holocaust: ‘Shoah’

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

POV: Inheritance

This notion of "help" -- impossible, necessary -- colors Inheritance, a documentary about living with memories of a Nazi father.


Wednesday, July 25 2007

Becoming Eichmann by David Cesarani

There are virtually no details of Adolf Eichmann's personal life in Cesarani's book.


Sunday, April 8 2007

The Diary of Petr Ginz: 1941-1942 by Peter Ginz

A small story of everyday barbarity.


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