Letters penned by Marc Chagall reveal his immigration difficulties to New York during World War II and his concern for his daughter who followed him on a separate ship, carrying a large case of his works.
A History of Holocaust Denial Comes Under Scrutiny in The Evidence Room
The Hirshhorn Museum exhibition, filled with reproductions and plaster casts of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, works through the wounds and scars of a gruesome history.
The Untold Story of the Woman Who Helped Make a Landmark Holocaust Film
Director Catherine Hébert talks to Hyperallergic about her new documentary Ziva Postec and the mystique of film editing.
An Auschwitz Recreation at a Turkish Film Premiere Causes Uproar
Among the glamour of Cicero’s red carpet premiere were disturbing references to World War II concentration camps, including barking German shepherds, guards in SS uniforms, and children’s shoes piled on the floor.
The Disturbing Force of Early Color Photos of Nazi Camps
12 Nazi Concentration Camps is a body of work by James Friedman who, in the early ’80s, took the largely unprecedented step of documenting Nazi camps in color photography.
Death and Perseverance in the Lodz Ghetto, Captured by One of Its Inhabitants
An official photographer in the ghetto administration, Henryk Ross defied the laws of the Nazi regime by taking clandestine photographs of Jewish residents as they confronted poverty, squalor, debasement, and death.
An Online Project Shames Selfie-Takers at Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial
In his chilling project “YOLOCAUST,” Shahak Shapira manipulates the original selfies at the memorial to include actual photos of Nazi crimes.
US Museums Criticized for Mishandling Nazi Art Restitution Cases
A new report on the restitution of Holocaust-era artworks condemns a number of US museums for failing to resolve claims straightforwardly and instead resorting to legal maneuvers to have them dismissed.
A Holocaust Survivor’s Story in Postmodern Dance
Taking testimony from a Holocaust survivor and turning it into a dance is an intriguing but risky proposition, especially if you’re not a Jew.
Philanthropist and Jury Clash Over Design of Controversial Warsaw Memorial
A controversial competition to build a monument in Warsaw to Poles who helped Jews during the Holocaust just got a little more controversial after the founder of the organization behind the project denounced the winning design.
Five Finalists Compete to Build Controversial Holocaust Memorial in Warsaw
Last week, the Remembrance and Future Foundation (RFF) announced the five finalists competing to design a controversial Warsaw monument to Poles who helped Jews during the German occupation of Poland from 1939–45.
The Plausibility of a Jewish Nun in Postwar Poland
Whenever a film arrives on the scene that has something exceptional, eccentric, or anomalous about it, it’s always likely to arouse the most excited, hyperbolic, and oftentimes varied response from critics. Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida seems to have accomplished just this.