What would life be like if your name were Hitler? A new documentary explores the delicate balance between unjust victimization and historical amnesia.
Daniel Libeskind. Louis Kahn. Frank Gehry. Their buildings are familiar, but what isn’t as well known is how Jewish mystical concepts might have influenced them.
As we enter 2014, major anniversaries of the 20th century’s two greatest conflicts will offer myriad opportunities for historical reflection. Gav Rosenfeld explains.
Ben Urwand’s new book about how Jewish-run film studios colluded with the Nazis has sparked intense debate. Gavriel Rosenfeld offers a guide to the real story behind the hype.
Historian Benjamin Ginsberg discovers that Jews did more than resist the Holocaust. In his new book, he writes they effectively helped bring about the Nazis’ defeat.
Adolf Hitler seems to be everywhere these days: Hitler tea pots, cats that look like the Fuhrer, even a disco Hitler. But why now — and what does it say about us?
What would the world have looked like if the Nazis had won World War II? In ‘The Afrika Reich,’ Guy Saville imagines the continent under German rule.
There’s one giant question about Frank Lloyd Wright’s decision to design Beth Sholom near Philadelphia: Why did it take the famed architect so long to build a synagogue?
In August, the city of Rome is expected to give its final approval to plans for Italy’s new Holocaust museum, the Museo Nazionale della Shoah. Designed by Rome-based architect Luca Zevi, son of famed architecture critic Bruno Zevi, together with co-designer Giorgio Tamburini, the museum will be built on the historically resonant site of the Villa Torlonia, a neoclassical estate that once served as the home of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Renderings of the museum were released to the public in the spring. Zevi discussed the museum plans and Jewish architecture by e-mail with the Forward.
The recent selection of Daniel Libeskind as one of two finalists in the competition to redesign the site of the former World Trade Center in lower Manhattan is, at the most obvious level, a personal triumph that testifies to his status as one of the world’s most respected architects. But it also highlights the unprecedented rise to prominence in