holocaust

Steve Reich’s Music Echoes in Jordan Mechner’s Graphic Memoir ‘Replay’

Steve Reich’s Music Echoes in Jordan Mechner’s Graphic Memoir ‘Replay’

Like Steve Reich’s Different Trains, Jordan Mechner’s graphic memoir Replay is a work of introspection that looks to history and tragic synchronicity.

Art Historian Dora Apel Queries What We Choose to Remember

Art Historian Dora Apel Queries What We Choose to Remember

In Calling Memory into Place, art historian and cultural critic Dora Apel explores the relationship between collective and personal memory and place in a series of reflective essays that are by turns erudite and personal.

Mieke Eerkens ‘All Ships Follow Me’  Is a Harrowing Family Memoir Scarred by the Horrors of War

Mieke Eerkens ‘All Ships Follow Me’  Is a Harrowing Family Memoir Scarred by the Horrors of War

Against the backdrop of Dutch East Indies colonialism and Nazi sympathizers, two families come together amidst the ashes of World War II in Mieke Eerkens' moving family history, All Ships Follow Me.

Make America Bleed Again: The Violent Geography of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ​’Oklahoma!’​

Make America Bleed Again: The Violent Geography of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ​’Oklahoma!’​

Originally produced as fascism spread throughout Europe and nativism spread in the US, Oklahoma!'s exploration of belonging was a conspicuously political one.

Andrei Konchalovsky’s Holocaust Film ‘Paradise’ Draws Illusions ​in the Ruins

Andrei Konchalovsky’s Holocaust Film ‘Paradise’ Draws Illusions ​in the Ruins

Using documentary-style interviewing techniques and three narrators, Konchalovsky's work brings to mind well-known literary naturalists like Jack London and Stephen Crane.

The Human Devastation in Auschwitz-Birkenau’s Vegetation

The Human Devastation in Auschwitz-Birkenau’s Vegetation

Georges Didi-Hubermann's Bark considers the implications of truth in images from living pieces of the Holocaust.

The Banality of Evil in ‘Experimenter’

The Banality of Evil in ‘Experimenter’

Michael Almereyda’s knotty, intellectually playful film about Stanley Milgram’s chilling 1961 experiments asks why so many people seemed so unwilling to accept his conclusions.
When the Past Sits at Your Dinner Table: ‘The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook’

When the Past Sits at Your Dinner Table: ‘The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook’

Fania Lewando wrote the first European vegetarian cookbook in Yiddish. Then the Nazis the came.

Jáchym Topol Deserves Your Attention

‘Middle C’ A Minor Story in a Major Key

The Worst Man Who Ever Lived: ‘HHhH’

‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’ Peers at the Holocaust Through a Child’s Eyes