Benedict Wells became a successful German author well before word got out that his granddad led the Hitler Youth. He tells Haaretz about another odd influence: growing up at boarding school
At the award ceremony, the Israeli author was praised for his support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
At Sopot, aficionados describe why they eat up translations from the Hebrew, especially writers like Etgar Keret, who don’t push the Holocaust, the Palestinian conflict or kibbutzim.
Charles Aznavour's family hid Jews in their home during the German occupation of Paris in World War II, French-Armenian singer reveals in new book.
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.
A new show at the Israel Museum of works from Berlin's national gallery showcases several artists who were expunged from public memory, mainly due to Nazi destruction of 'degenerate' modern art.
Former Haaretz columnist recognized for research on Israel, German history.
The late historian wrote several books on modern Germany, including the award-winning 'Nazi Weltanschauung - Space, Body, Language.'
A new book offers a fascinating insight into life on the streets of the German capital at the end of World War II.
The German author, who revealed a decade ago that he served with the Waffen SS, three years ago was declared a persona non grata in Israel after he published a controversial poem.
Lore Krüger kept only some 250 photos of her portfolio from 1934-1944, but the exhibition of her work has been a hot topic on the Berlin art scene.
An odd series of events led Jennifer Teege to discover that her grandfather was none other than the notorious Nazi Amon Goeth.
What was the contribution of Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska's partners to her work? And why exactly did she draw up a will before visiting Israel in 2004? A journey to Krakow, in search of memories of the acclaimed poet.
On the 15th anniversary of the death of Stanley Kubrick, an exhibition about his films is being held in Kraków. It also covers two of his unproduced projects – one about the Holocaust, another about the Napoleonic wars.
With Poland now free for a quarter century, its medieval capital is an ever increasing hotbed of Jewish culture.
Economic, political and social problems as well as homophobia have driven Israeli queers to seek pinker pastures abroad, say researchers who will be addressing this week's 'An Other Sex' confab at Tel Aviv University.
Berlin’s Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is not just a site for activities commemorating the Holocaust - it is perceived as a public park.
British author Lucy Eyre on when and how she thinks children should be exposed to philosophy.
When 'The Boss’ played a one-off show in East Germany during the summer of 1988, did his speech hoping that ‘one day all barriers will be torn down’ act as a catalyst for the events of November 1989?
A new book explores how the city evolved from techno parties in abandoned buildings, through the Tacheles art center and the Love Parade, to today’s iconic Berghain club.
After feeling Nazi Germany, Stein shot famous thinkers and documented urban life in New York and Paris. Now he is the subject of a show in Berlin.
A conference in Jerusalem will examine the continuing impact of Nazi cinema, 80 years after the rise of Hitler.
Irmgard Keun enjoyed brief success during the 1930s, but left Germany after falling foul of the Gestapo. Now her novels are back in vogue
Wolf's life reflects her generation's desperate attempt to detach itself from the country's Nazi past and the East German dictatorship. Her final book has just appeared in Hebrew translation.
A fascinating exhibition in Berlin is dedicated to a group of gay and lesbian German Jews who fought for the rights of both communities during Nazi rule.
Yad Vashem beats out New York's Frick Collection on the popular tourism website's list of worlds' most recommended museums.
A new exhibition of transportation ad posters in Berlin illustrates the important role vacations played in the rise and fall of the Third Reich.
Transsexual Rina Natan fought desperately for the chance to become a woman. Poet Mordechai Georgo Langer linked Judaism with homosexuality. We remember them and other pioneers on the eve of the Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv.
Karen Russo challenges prehistoric perceptions in a new video, part of an exhibition in Jerusalem.
Canines 'enjoyed supreme social status' in the Third Reich, writes one scholar, but perhaps also symbolized the obedience of the German nation to Hitler.