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The Nazi Gravesite in the Heart of the Amazon

By On January 5, 2017

Deep inside the Brazilian Amazon there’s a curious site: A swastika-bearing cross marking a Nazi grave, inscribed: “Joseph Greiner died here of fever on Jan. 2, 1936, in the service of German… Read More

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The Jewish Con Man Who Swindled Hitler and Tried to Fleece Mae West

By On August 16, 2016

In 1936 a New York Jewish hustler named Freeman Bernstein swindled the Third Reich by selling the Nazis 35 tons of valuable Canadian nickel but instead delivering scrap metal and tin. This… Read More

These Survivors Turned a Nazi's House Into a Kibbutz After Liberation
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These Young Holocaust Survivors Turned a Nazi’s House Into a Kibbutz

By On July 18, 2016

In September of 1945, on the heels of liberation, a group of survivors came together to form a kibbutz in a rather unlikely location: on the estate of Julius Streicher, publisher of… Read More

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A New Book Remembers The Italian Orchestra Conductor Who Fought Nazism

By On July 13, 2016

In 1936, famed conductor Arturo Toscanini was distressed by the rise of Nazism and fascism. Though not Jewish himself, he wanted to help Jews avoid persecution. That year he met with the… Read More

The Nazi-Defying Grandfather of Actress Helena Bonham Carter
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The Nazi-Defying Grandfather of Actress Helena Bonham Carter

By On June 27, 2016

The award-winning English film and television actress Helena Bonham Carter probably could have gone on to a career in diplomacy had acting not so caught her fancy. She certainly had the family… Read More

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The German Teens Who Sang and Danced Their Nazi Resistance

By On June 14, 2016

In a time of rising authoritarianism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and fear, a group of young people insisting on their freedoms expressed themselves through dance. Donning checkered shirts, shorts and stockings, and signature edelweiss… Read More

How Online (((Jews))) are Standing Up to Bigotry With Parentheses
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How Online (((Jews))) are Standing Up to Bigotry With Parentheses

By On June 8, 2016

  Perhaps you’ve noticed something strange sprout up on social media lately: a set of parentheses surrounding all things (((Jewish))), including the names of Jews themselves. Dubbed the echo, this designation emerged… Read More

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Why Indiana Jones’ Nazi-Loving Enemy Said a Torah Prayer

By On February 22, 2016

Listen carefully to the words of Nazi sympathizer René Belloq, Indiana Jones’ archnemesis, in the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark just before he opens the Ark of the Covenant. Dressed… Read More

Painted by Klimt, Stolen by the Nazis, and Finally Recovered
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The Sordid Nazi History Behind This Famous Klimt Painting

By On July 14, 2015

Maria Altmann’s story has all the hallmarks of a great thriller: stolen famous art, tight-fisted government officials, Nazis. It’s no wonder, then, that the late Altmann (née Bloch-Bauer) has been the subject… Read More

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The Auschwitz Survivor Behind Haute Couture

By On June 9, 2015

At the age of 14, Martin Greenfield was uprooted from an idyllic Czechoslovakian childhood and deported to Auschwitz, where the notorious Doctor Mengele separated him from his family. One of his first… Read More

A Partisan Heroine for the Ages
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A Partisan Heroine for the Ages

By On December 19, 2014

Legendary, selfless, with a spirit inextinguishable, Vitka Kempner-Kovner is a Jewish hero for the history books. Claiming that she would “not be humiliated” after witnessing the brutality of the SS in her home… Read More

Was The Composer Richard Strauss a Nazi?
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Was The Composer Richard Strauss a Nazi?

By On July 18, 2014

So yes, he may have been the greatest composer of the 20th century. He may have been a Nazi, too. Though he never joined the party or used the Nazi greeting, Strauss cooperated… Read More

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