Our Jewish hearts demand action when we see the human catastrophe unfolding in Europe. But Deborah Lipstadt warns we must think about the consequences of steps to help — even those borne of pure compassion.229
Auschwitz is a place where history, commemoration and, increasingly, mass tourism collide. And as the recent debacle over so-called ‘Auschwitz showers’ shows, the overlap of museum and memory doesn’t alway go smoothly.
Jesse Agler was pretty talented as a catcher and pitcher in Little League, yet his parents benched him regularly.
The images of despair transmitted from the train stations of central Europe resonate with Jews. Allison Kaplan Sommer writes that Israelis remember when their grandparents were turned away as the Holocaust loomed.89
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