“Les Parisiennes,” by Anne Sebba, tells the story of the difficult choices women faced under the Nazi occupation.
A mother’s descent into madness and the Nazi destruction of Czechoslovakia animate Mark Slouka’s gorgeous memoir, “Nobody’s Son.”
Passengers on board the St. Louis fleeing Nazi Germany discover both cultural displacement and loss in Armando Correa’s “The German Girl.”
The fascinating journey of Holocaust survivor and artist Nachman Libeskind from Lodz to Israel to America is the subject of “In the Unlikeliest of Places,” by Annette Libeskind Berkovits.
Ken Burns, Artemis Joukowsky and PBS have teamed up for “Defying the Nazis” a book and film about Holocaust rescuers, the Sharps. Julia M. Klein weighs in on both.
The musical ‘War Paint’ at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre depicts the story of two dueling cosmetic titans of mid-century America.
Helen Gurley Brown, editor of Cosmo and author of “Sex and the Single Girl” is the subject of Gerry Hirshey’s new biography “Not Pretty Enough,” which considers her Jewishness and her feminism.
Contrary to popular opinion, in WWII, Adolf Hitler could be influenced by public pressure — at least that’s what’s argued in Nathan Stoltzfus’s “Hitler’s Compromises: Coercion and Consensus in Nazi Germany.”
Why did some people risk lives to save strangers while others abandoned friends during the Holocaust? A new exhibit at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum explores collaboration and complicity.
A new biography of Diane Arbus describes the photographer as idiosyncratic, troubled, needy and sexually compulsive. Julie M. Klein addresses the many seductions alluded to by author Arthur Lubow.