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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  • The Workmen's Circle is hosting New York’s first Jewish street fair on Sunday. Bring on the nouveau deli!
  • Novelist Sayed Kashua finds it hard to write about the heartbreak of Gaza from the plush confines of Debra Winger's Manhattan pad. Tough to argue with that, whichever side of the conflict you are on.
  • "I’ve never bought illegal drugs, but I imagine a small-time drug deal to feel a bit like buying hummus underground in Brooklyn."
  • We try to show things that get less exposed to the public here. We don’t look to document things that are nice or that people would like. We don’t try to show this place as a beautiful place.”
  • A new Gallup poll shows that only 25% of Americans under 35 support the war in #Gaza. Does this statistic worry you?
  • “You will stomp us into the dirt,” is how her mother responded to Anya Ulinich’s new tragicomic graphic novel. Paul Berger has a more open view of ‘Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel." What do you think?
  • PHOTOS: Hundreds of protesters marched through lower Manhattan yesterday demanding an end to American support for Israel’s operation in #Gaza.
  • Does #Hamas have to lose for there to be peace? Read the latest analysis by J.J. Goldberg.
  • This is what the rockets over Israel and Gaza look like from space:
  • "Israel should not let captives languish or corpses rot. It should do everything in its power to recover people and bodies. Jewish law places a premium on pidyon shvuyim, “the redemption of captives,” and proper burial. But not when the price will lead to more death and more kidnappings." Do you agree?
  • Slate.com's Allison Benedikt wrote that Taglit-Birthright Israel is partly to blame for the death of American IDF volunteer Max Steinberg. This is why she's wrong:
  • Israeli soldiers want you to buy them socks. And snacks. And backpacks. And underwear. And pizza. So claim dozens of fundraising campaigns launched by American Jewish and Israeli charities since the start of the current wave of crisis and conflict in Israel and Gaza.
  • The sign reads: “Dogs are allowed in this establishment but Zionists are not under any circumstances.”
  • Is Twitter Israel's new worst enemy?
  • More than 50 former Israeli soldiers have refused to serve in the current ground operation in #Gaza.
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