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Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Bergen-Belsen

By On January 17, 2014

In the mid-1940s, newsreel footage of the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen, Dachau, and Buchenwald horrified viewers across the world. The images of human devastation at Nazi concentration camps crystallized reigning negative opinions of Germany.… Read More


The Jewish Salami War

By On August 7, 2013

Although keeping kosher was not a priority for most of the 500, 000+ Jews who served in the US military during World War II, kosher salami was among the most sought after Jewish comfort foods.… Read More


Internment Camps

By On July 27, 2012

During World War II, Jews were rounded up by Nazis and put into concentration camps and death camps. Another type of racial profiling occurred during wartime in the United States –following the… Read More


Preach, Leadbelly, Preach

By On July 25, 2012

When the U.S. joined the Allies in 1941, the Nazi party had been in power for nearly a decade, and they already murdered a million Jews. Nevertheless, in America, knowledge of the Holocaust… Read More


H.G. Wells vs. the Jews

By On July 11, 2012

Today, H.G. Wells (1866-1946) is primarily known for his science fiction novels Invisible Man and War of the Worlds. For the majority of his career, however, Wells regarded himself as a political and social theorist, writing books… Read More


When the Nazis Ran Interpol

By On May 17, 2012

The International Criminal Police Organization, or INTERPOL, helps police departments around the world communicate with each other. It was established in 1923 at a meeting of the International Police Congress. And, during World War… Read More


A Nazi, Assassinated

By On May 1, 2012

Is there such thing as being too obsessed with World War II? Reinhard Heydrich, the “Butcher of Prague,” was one of the most fearsome men in the Nazi party–he organized Kristallnacht and chaired the… Read More


Shadowboxing Hitler

By On April 30, 2012

Kseniya Simonova is an artist from the Ukraine who specializes in fingerpainting (yes, she’s an adult). On the television show Ukraine’s Got Talent, Simonova “performed” a live painting by spreading sand across a glass table, illuminated… Read More


Murder Most Foul

By On November 10, 2011

In 1945, British forces liberated concentration camps in Germany, Poland, and throughout Nazi Europe. Accompanying them was a crew of documentary filmmakers, tasked with recording the horrors. One of those filmmakers was Alfred Hitchcock. At that point,… Read More


Existential Anti-Semitism

By On September 23, 2011

How do you define hate? The French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre tried to get at the essence of hatred by looking at an example from a very specific time: Anti-Semitism in France during World War II. According to… Read More


Photos from the Front Lines

By On April 4, 2011

Jews aren’t generally thought of as warriors. But, from Joshua’s conquest of Canaan to Masada and the more recent Israeli wars, combat has been one of the more difficult facts of Jewish… Read More


The Jew on the $100 Bill

By On February 9, 2011

Australia is the only country (besides Israel) to depict a Jew on its highest-denomination bank note, the $100 bill. The man in question is Sir John Monash–not a prime minister nor a member… Read More