In the summer of 1936, the authors Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth found some moments of peace before the arrival of the impending catastrophe. Zweig and Roth’s friendship is chronicled in Volker Weidermann’s “Ostend.”
Poet, novelist and essayist Primo Levi is best known as a survivor and chronicler of Auschwitz. But a new book reveals the supporting role he played as a Resistance fighter in Italy.
As the survivors of the Holocaust grow older and their numbers diminish, the so-called third generation of Holocaust memoirists are devising new, unique methods to keep stories of the Shoah alive.
Geraldine Brooks is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The March” and “People of the Book.” But does her retelling of the story of David strike a chord with our critic. Julia M. Klein sings the book’s praises…and its shortcomings.
In 2012, German investigators broke into the apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt and confiscated nearly 1,300 pieces of modern art. Susan Ronald chronicles the scandal and its backdrop for a new book.
In ‘Black Earth,’ historian Timothy Snyder stresses how ‘statelessness’ facilitated mass murder — and could lead to future genocides.
The tangled relationship between history and myth is one common factor of these 12-can’t miss fall books.
In her posthumous memoir, Pulitzer Prize winner Maxine Kumin chronicles her journey from Jewish Philadelphia to rural New England.
Lisa Moses Leff’s new book explores the scandal of Zosa Szajkowkski. The Polish Jewish historian dug up rare historical archives — then sold them to libraries, schools and museums for financial gain.
The story of Jewish Philadelphia is one of immigrant hardship and breakthrough success. Julia M. Klein tells it through 9 objects and images.