Germany is acclaimed for its efforts to atone for the Holocaust. But its method of repudiating the past has become a tool of exclusion.
“Dying is a very mysterious thing, and I want to experience it.”
Step by Step
Can Holocaust remembrance stones break Spain’s “Pact of Silence” around its civil war?Andrew Silverstein
The Hindu Nationalists Using the Pro-Israel Playbook?
Inspired by Jewish groups that cast criticism of Israel as antisemitism, Hindu American organizations are advancing a concept of “Hinduphobia” that puts India beyond reproach.Aparna Gopalan
The Strange Logic of Germany’s Antisemitism Bureaucrats
An army of antisemitism commissioners was supposed to help Germany atone for its past. Critics say it is evidence of a memory effort gone haywire.Peter Kuras
Looking for a Lineage in the Lusk Archive
The records of a New York surveillance committee from the time of the First Red Scare document a radical world—and its demise.Ben Nadler and Oksana Mironova
Must We Have Children?
An investigation of the biblical injunction to “be fruitful and multiply.”
Laynie Soloman in conversation with Sophie Lewis
“Without you, imagine, otherwise the paltry sum of speech I’d be.”
The Theologian of the Abyss
Daniel Guebel translated from the Spanish by Jessica Sequeira
Morgan Ashcom Introduced by Zoé Samudzi
“in the broadest conception / of black music, which is the / truest conception of black / music, black music can’t be / conceived.”
Shall We Not Revenge?
In his polemic against Germany’s “Theater of Memory”—which relegates Jews to bit parts in the nation’s redemption narrative—poet Max Czollek may have traded one melodrama for another.
Sanders Isaac Bernstein
Exile in the Interior
On Anton Shammas’s Arabesques
On Rona Jaffe