Regina Weinreich


Frederic Brenner, the 'Jewish Christo,' Uses Photography To Challenge Israel Debate

By Regina Weinreich

Frederic Brenner, the 'Jewish Christo,' Uses Photography To Challenge Israel Debate
Photographer Frédéric Brenner explores identity with massive projects that remind some of Jean-Claude Christo’s artworks. His new show turns the lens on Israel — with a challenge.Read More


When the Family Doctor Turns Out To Be Josef Mengele

By Regina Weinreich

When the Family Doctor Turns Out To Be Josef Mengele
In ‘The German Doctor,’ Argentinian film director Lucia Puenzo focuses on Nazis who found new lives in her country. But when she started, she hadn’t been thinking of Josef Mengele.Read More


Why Theresa Bernstein Was the Jewish Artist of the Century

By Regina Weinreich

Why Theresa Bernstein Was the Jewish Artist of the Century
Painter Theresa Bernstein was considered on a par with Edward Hopper, yet, odds are you don’t know her work. A retrospective is seeking to remedy that.Read More


Opera About Holocaust Survivor Premieres for 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

By Regina Weinreich

Opera About Holocaust Survivor Premieres for 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht
On the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, an opera tells the remarkable survival story of Yehuda Nir and his friendship with Richard Wagner’s great-grandson.Read More


Resistance at Rosenstrasse: Saving Jewish Husbands

By Regina Weinreich

During one week in 1943, a little-known but amazing event occurred at a Berlin detention center, a stopping point for one of the last group of Jews targeted for the fated journey east — the Jewish spouses of Aryans. Up until this point, Jews had been protected by intermarriage to Germans, a sore spot in the efficacy of carrying out the FinalRead More






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