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NYFF and Hamptons Film Festivals Review: ‘Son of Saul’

Géza Röhrig, Son of Saul, HIFF, NYFF

Only when we stand in another's shoes can we see from their perspective and begin to understand our own humanity. especially if its a Sonderkommando of Auschwitz. Read More »

On 70th Anniversary of VJ Day: Japan’s Prime Minister Does Not Apologize – But Should He?


It is our duty to teach our children well in order that they teach their children well and to have that continue in perpetuity. If we do not, we are not only ensuring things will be forgotten but that they will inevitably be repeated. Read More »

New York Jewish Film Festival Review: ‘Natan’

Natan documentary by David Cairns and Paul Duane

At the New York Jewish Film Festival, the documentary "Natan" profiles one of France's most brilliant entrepreneurs and innovators in the film industry. Read More »

Swastikas in Brooklyn: Hate Crime or Just Stupidity?

We immediately think that these persons are sick, twisted, and racist, but is there another possibility? Read More »

Interview with Mark S. Smith, Author of Treblinka Survivor: The Life and Death of Hershl Sperling

"Anti-Semitism ... is but one manifestation of evil. Yet it transfixes me – not only because I am a Jew, but also because it expresses the senseless self-loathing of Mankind." Read More »

Book Review: The Commandant: An Account by the First Commanding Officer of Auschwitz by Rudolf Hoess, ed. by Jürg Amann

Condensing the autobiography of the commander of Auschwitz into a 16-page "monologue" doesn't make the horror any less. Read More »

Book Review: Treblinka Survivor: The Life and Death of Hershl Sperling by Mark S. Smith

The devastating true story of one man's experiences before, during and after his incarceration in Treblinka Death Camp. Read More »

Book Review: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Against the backdrop of the Vel' d'Hiv roundups in Paris in 1942, Tatiana de Rosnay weaves a powerful story about the choices we make in the name of love. Read More »

Book Review: Annexed by Sharon Dogar

The poignant and heartbreaking story of the boy who loved Anne Frank is recommended to children and adults alike. Read More »

Book Review: The Final Reckoning by Sam Bourne

New thriller interweaves the story of the Jewish underground in WWII and contemporary revenge. Read More »