It is still not clear what happened to Ernst Haffner, who wrote 'Blood Brothers' in 1932 and disappeared, or why the Nazis burned his seemingly nonpolitical book about youth in 1930s' Germany.
Based on the lives of the authors' fathers, 'Baddawi' and 'The Arab of the Future' reflect different approaches to portraying the past while extrapolating about the future.
Haaretz looks behind the memorial plaques affixed on or near the homes of the city’s late, great cultural figures.
If myths are ideologies in the form of narratives, history books are, when all is said and done, myths with footnotes. A response to last week's review by Moshe Sluhovsky.
Sasha Abramsky tells the story of his grandfather Chimen Abramsky through the vast and varied book collection of the Jewish historian, antique books expert and ex-communist.
Former diplomat Dennis Ross ignores, in his new book, the fact that the more Israel moves away from being democratic and Jewish, the less successful U.S. policy is – by its own definition. He was part of the problem.
Burg tells his personal story, and through it the Israeli story. His father’s ‘Yekke’-style Judaism turns out to be a hidden treasure universal values.
In his latest work, 'History in Twilight: Reflections on Time and Truth,' Sand clearly demonstrates he has difficulty understanding the role of critical thinking.
In his revolutionary new book 'Black Earth,' the noted historian reassesses the causes and lessons of the Holocaust. In an interview with Haaretz he says it has a role to play in modern politics but is often abused.
Dan Ephron’s 'Killing a King' toggles between Yitzhak Rabin’s attempts to forge peace and Yigal Amir’s plans to murder him for it. It is also the best book in English on the assassination.