Laura Moser


Chasing Dr. Aribert Heim, the 'Butcher of Mauthausen'

By Laura Moser

Chasing Dr. Aribert Heim, the 'Butcher of Mauthausen'
Nazi doctor Aribert Heim, who performed unnecessary operations without anesthesia in concentration camps, died a free man. How did he escape justice?Read More


Stories Herald Arrival of a Great 'UnAmerican' Author

By Laura Moser

Stories Herald Arrival of a Great 'UnAmerican' Author
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.Read More


Rescued Auschwitz Opera 'The Passenger' Gets Long-Awaited Premiere in Houston

By Laura Moser

Rescued Auschwitz Opera 'The Passenger' Gets Long-Awaited Premiere in Houston
‘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.Read More


The Ordinary Women Who Committed Nazi Atrocities

By Laura Moser

The Ordinary Women Who Committed Nazi Atrocities
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.’Read More


What If Anne Frank's Sister Had Survived?

By Laura Moser

What If Anne Frank's Sister Had Survived?
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.Read More






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