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  • The Nazi Worldview exchange, part 2: ‘Murdering people cannot be an emotionless activity’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 8, 2015 | 3:58 am

    Alon Confino is a professor of history at the University of Virginia and at Ben Gurion University, Israel. Professor Confino received his PhD from Berkley University. He has written extensively and influentially on historical memory, historical method and German history. He has...

  • “The Flat” uncovers a relationship between a Nazi and a Jew

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 17, 2012 | 1:51 pm

    The Israeli documentary “The Flat” begins in a Tel Aviv apartment, where half a dozen people are clearing out 70 years of clutter left behind by their grandmother, who has died recently at 98.

    After this deceptively low-key start, Arnon Goldfinger, the film’s director, writer and...

  • Craig Zobel’s ‘Compliance’ and the Holocaust-inspired Milgram Experiment [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 15, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    Craig Zobel’s controversial new film “Compliance” revolves around a prank caller, impersonating a policeman, who manipulates employees at a fast food restaurant into sexually assaulting a co-worker—a plot based on dozens of jaw-dropping, real incidents that have occurred...

  • Eichmann revisited at Loyola Law School

    By Tom Tugend

    September 19, 2011 | 8:02 pm

    In the midst of World War II, when a German general demanded that a noted Jewish radar expert be exempted from deportation to help the Nazi war effort, SS Lt. Col. Adolf Eichmann icily replied that as a matter of principle he could not make any exceptions in ensuring the success of...

  • Jessica Chastain and John Madden on “The Debt”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 23, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    As Jessica Chastain was preparing for her role in the Mossad thriller “The Debt,” her voluminous research led her to the story of a survivor who witnessed the destruction of her entire family in the Holocaust. “It was a woman’s memory of something she had seen as a young...

  • From the Nuremberg and Eichmann trials, a challenge for today

    May 1, 2011 | 2:57 pm

    Sixty-five years ago at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, 22 defendants stood in the dock. They represented a cross-section of Nazi diplomatic, economic, political and military leadership, and became the first people in history to be indicted for crimes...

  • Europe remembers how Eichmann trial and TV changed perceptions of Holocaust

    April 6, 2011 | 3:28 pm

    The face, with its twisted mouth, receding hairline and dark-framed glasses, is familiar around the world today.

    But 50 years ago, when Adolf Eichmann—former head of the Nazi Department for Jewish Affairs—first sat in a Jerusalem courtroom to face war crimes charges, his visage was...

  • Germany knew Eichmann’s whereabouts, documents show

    January 11, 2011 | 10:40 am

    The notorious Nazi Adolf Eichmann could have been caught sooner if Germany’s intelligence agency had assisted, new information has revealed.

    The German Information Agency knew as early as 1952 that Eichmann, a chief organizer of the Nazi genocide against the Jews, was hiding in...

  • German court OKs release of Eichmann files

    May 3, 2010 | 9:33 am

    A German court has paved the way for the release of secret files about executed Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann.

    In a decision announced last Friday, the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig found the German government’s objections to release of the documents too vague.