In a terrific new memoir, historian Ian Buruma examines his grandparents’ lives to learn how Jewishness and Britishness can coexist.
His home was the first in Baltimore to have gas lights. He fought in the War of 1812 and got Maryland to pass a ‘Jew Bill.’ Laura Moser revisits the life of Mendes Cohen.
Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman’s opus, ‘The Golem of Hollywood,’ is as ambitious as it is completely ridiculous. Laura Moser explains why that’s not altogether a bad thing.
Nazi doctor Aribert Heim, who performed unnecessary operations without anesthesia in concentration camps, died a free man. How did he escape justice?
Molly Antopol’s debut novel, ‘The UnAmericans,’ is all about the disappointments of idealism. But it’s not a downer — it joyously heralds the arrival of a gifted writer.
‘The Passenger,’ a gripping opera set in Auschwitz, was buried by the Soviets and lay dormant for 50 years. The Mieczyslaw Weinberg masterwork finally makes U.S. debut on Saturday.
History has underplayed the role of ordinary German women in the Nazi death machine. Wendy Lower sets the record straight in her disturbing new book, ‘Hitler’s Furies.’
What if Anne Frank’s sister, Margot, had survived the war and resurfaced in Philadelphia, working as a secretary? That’s the premise of an intriguing new book.
Jezebel columnist Lizzie Skurnick emerged as the go-to authority on the young adult genre. She is now republishing the coming-of-age classics that she celebrates.
William Sutcliffe’s new novel “The Wall” combines elements of fairy tales and dystopian young adult novels. But it’s set in the present-day Israeli settlements.