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“You Killed My Jew, Now I’ve Killed Yours”: The Murder of Bruno Schulz

August 24, 2015
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"You Killed My Jew, Now I've Killed Yours": The Murder of Bruno Schulz

Bruno Schulz wasn’t just one of the 20th century’s greatest Polish-language literary stylists—fans know him well for his beautiful and surreal story collection The Street of Crocodiles—he was also a talented fine artist, as seen here in this self-portrait. Tragically, he died far too young. Sometimes referred to as the…

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Abstract Painter Mark Rothko’s Jewish Roots

April 15, 2015
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Before Mark Rothko’s famous rectangles of color were found in college dorms everywhere, before he…

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A New Film That Uncovers Hidden Drawings from Concentration Camps

February 12, 2015
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One of the most common drawings from a child (after stick figures) is a house…

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The Most Innovative Judaica We’ve Ever Seen

July 1, 2014
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A tie made out of an old tallit.…

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Meet Tom Freud, Sigmund’s Famous Niece

June 18, 2014
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Meet Tom Freud, Sigmund’s Famous Niece

You’ve probably heard of Lucian Freud, Sigmund Freud’s grandson,…

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The Mousy Museum Lady Who Documented Nazi Crimes

November 8, 2013
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Earlier this week, Bavarian authorities confirmed that in 2012 a German…

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The Jerusalem Robbers’ Gallery

January 2, 2013
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Like many formerly gritty downtown districts around the…

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Degenerate Art

November 1, 2012
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Under the Third Reich, as the situation for Jews…

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The Excommunicated City

May 31, 2012
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The city of York, England, is a vacation…

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Birdies, Orphans and Fools

May 2, 2012
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Today, Ephraim Sidon is the chief rabbi of Prague, Czech Republic.…

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Shadowboxing Hitler

April 30, 2012
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Kseniya Simonova is an artist from the Ukraine…

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The Art’s in the Saltshaker

March 16, 2012
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Eva Zeisel (1906-2011) was trained as a fine artist in…

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