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The Riddle of the Satmar The Riddle of the Satmar
Thursday, May 23, 2013 by Allan Nadler | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

In this review of an adulatory biography of the Satmar rebbe, first published February 17, 2011, Allan Nadler considers Judaism's most traditional—and most alienated—community. 
“They All Could Have Been Saved” “They All Could Have Been Saved”
Thursday, May 2, 2013 by Lance J. Sussman | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus personally rescued 50 Jewish children from Nazi-era Vienna and brought them home to Philadelphia.  A new documentary tells their story—and contrasts it with the apathy shown by their community.
Not-So-Young Adult Not-So-Young Adult
Thursday, April 25, 2013 by Diane Cole | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

With remarkable sensitivity and clarity, Israeli novelist Nava Semel portrays children in Mandate Palestine working as hard as they can to make sense of a post-Holocaust, pre-state limbo.
Eizenstat on the Jewish Future Eizenstat on the Jewish Future
Friday, March 15, 2013 by Jerome A. Chanes | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

In his new book on the Jewish future, Jewish diplomat Stuart Eizenstat sees Jewish destiny evolving in the friendly competition between the sovereignty of Israel and the pluralism of America.
Not Ordinary at All Not Ordinary at All
Friday, January 25, 2013 by Chaya Glasner | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Ban Ki-Moon dedicated this year’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day to the uncelebrated “ordinary” rescuers of Nazi victims.  But Jewish rescuer and survivor Berta Rubinsztejn is anything but ordinary.
Holocaust Reparations: The Back Story Holocaust Reparations: The Back Story
Monday, August 13, 2012 by Michael Pinto-Duschinsky | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

On July 10th, dignitaries from the U.S., German, and Israeli governments attended a curious ceremony at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.  
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Kindertransport Remembered Lucy Ward, Telegraph. This year, Britain marks the 75th anniversary of a mass evacuation of Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Europe.
Eichmann's Jews Anton Pelinka, H-Net. A new history of the Viennese Jews forced to co-operate with Adolf Eichmann argues that Benjamin Murmelstein, long vilified as collaborator, tried to save Jewish lives wherever possible.
Defrauding Holocaust Survivors Paul Berger, Forward. Three Claims Conference employees have been convicted of fraudulently claiming $57 million meant for Holocaust survivors.  But the Claims Conference denies institutional responsibility.
Living in Anne Frank's Shadow Neil Tweedie, Telegraph. "Otto would talk continuously about Anne, and I got to know her," recalls Eva Schloss, Anne Frank's stepsister.  "It was his obsession, the reason for existence."
Helga's Diary Adam Kirsch, New Republic. A child in Prague in the 1930s, Helga Weiss kept a diary of life under Nazi rule and her subsequent experiences in Terezin and Auschwitz.  Now, 70 years later, she has published it.
Israel's High Holidays Donniel Hartman, eJewish Philanthropy. Once scorned as a representation of the Old Jew's weakness, Yom Hashoah is now as much a Zionist commemoration as Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha'atzma'ut.  But is that right?
The Brothers Göring Gerhard Spörl, Spiegel. While Hermann Göring was Hitler's right-hand man, Albert Göring took advantage of his older brother’s protection to rescue Jews.  But Albert Göring remains unrecognized at Yad Vashem.
Holograms of the Holocaust , Associated Press. The Holocaust is fading from living memory, but future generations will be able to meet Holocaust survivors face-to-face—as 3-D holograms.
Open Heart Stefan Kanfer, City Journal. In his latest book, about his recent medical misfortunes, Elie Wiesel once again shows himself to be "a generous man in a parsimonious epoch."
Metropolis of Death Robert Eaglestone, Times Higher Education. Historian Otto Dov Kulka has always separated his research on the Holocaust from his own experience at Auschwitz.  But his latest book combines the two—to extraordinary effect.