In 'The Book Thieves,' author Anders Rydell explains the Nazis' aim: to assert complete control over public information and literature, and utilize them to advance Hitler’s ideological goals.
'Hitler’s American Model,' by James Q. Whitman, contends that America's racist legislation served as a model for at least portions of Nazi Germany's Nuremberg Laws.
Another important aspect of late British historian's narrative is the role of bystanders in the Jews’ annihilation.
By the 1920s, only a small remnant of Harlem’s Jews remained.
Ingrid Carlberg's richly detailed 'Raoul Wallenberg: The Biography' presents fresh facts about the Swede who saved so many Jews, but is unable to answer the gnawing question surrounding his fate in Soviet custody.
Starting with a 19th-century German rabble-rouser, Kenneth Marcus does an admirable job explaining the issues in his new book, but a conclusive definition remains elusive.
Rabbi Stephen Wise created his own institutions and defied the views of major communal groups. But in his new book, A. James Rudin points out the late American Jewish leader's tragic flaws.
Polish journalist Anna Bikont has authored a powerful first-person exploration of the killings in Jedwabne and the current residents' response to the discovery of Jewish skeletons in their closets.
'To the Gates of Jerusalem,' the annotated diary of James G. McDonald, a member of a panel on the postwar plight of Jews in Palestine, offers an inside look at an exercise in frustration.
'Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947' mines recently declassified intelligence documents from the period to offer a revealing look at British perceptions of the Jewish revolt.
Rafael Medoff responds to Jack Schwartz in the latest installment of their debate on the book 'FDR and the Jews' and legacy of the WWII-era U.S. president.
The authors of a deeply flawed new study on Franklin Roosevelt's actions during the Holocaust credit their subject for small accomplishments while letting him off the hook for major failures.
Journalist Eyal Press set out to examine what makes people come forward during ‘dark times’ to defy authority in order to prevent evil acts. But not all his moral heroes necessarily belong in the same august group
Historian Deborah Lipstadt's overview of the Eichmann trial is a useful summary of an event that can offer some lessons for our own times, and newly declassified U.S. files show that the pursuit of war criminals requires political will.
Taken together, two biographies - one of an influential magazine and one of the man who led it for 35 years - present a fascinating chronicle of contemporary American, and American Jewish, intellectual history