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What’s So Funny About the Holocaust? This New Film Asks

By On March 14, 2017

The notion that, for millennia, Jews have used humor to cope with persecution and struggle isn’t new—but the idea that certain topics may be off-limits to that humor is. So the question… Read More

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100 Senators Received This New Hitler-Themed Card Game

By On March 2, 2017

Max Temkin, co-creator of Cards Against Humanity—the obsessively irreverent card game that involves coming up with the obscenest notions imaginable and guessing which of your horrible friends invented them—made a new game… Read More

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Nazi Doctor Mengele’s Bones Are Now Used By Forensics Students

By On February 22, 2017

Since its discovery in 1985, the skeleton of Josef Mengele, the notoriously sadistic Nazi doctor and torturer, lay unclaimed in a blue plastic bag in São Paulo’s Legal Medical Institute—that is, until… Read More

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How It Felt to Be a Holocaust Survivor in Skokie, Illinois

By On February 20, 2017

On June 25, 1978, after a year-long legal battle that had the whole nation debating the limits of free speech, a group of white supremacists were poised to march in the bucolic… Read More

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In 1936, Barcelona Was to Host the Anti-Nazi ‘People’s Olympiad’

By On February 17, 2017

In 1936, with Nazi Germany set to host the Summer Olympics, anti-fascist organizers in Barcelona decided to stage a parallel event: the People’s Olympiad. A hotbed of progressive and left-wing politics, the… Read More

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How One Toy Inventor Bluffed His Way Through the Holocaust

By On February 1, 2017

Henry Orenstein is a tinkerer. That’s how the 93-year-old Holocaust survivor has come up with some of the most genius inventions in toy history: Suzy Homemaker, Johnny Lightning, a “hole card” camera… Read More

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Audrey Hepburn Fought the Nazis as a Teen

By On January 25, 2017

Legend has it that during the Nazi occupation of Holland, a teenaged Audrey Hepburn slipped through the streets as a courier, relaying documents and money between groups of resistance fighters—all while withering… Read More

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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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