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Oscar Handlin

Oscar Handlin

Even after the extermination camps were liberated and the full extent of the Nazi murders began to emerge, the world at first refused to acknowledge...

The issue of federal aid to parochial schools is often approached largely in terms of whether such aid is compatible with the separation between church...

In an address before the World Zionist Congress, which met last December in Jerusalem, David Ben Gurion reiterated his belief that Jewish life in the...

Oscar Handlin, a professor of history at Harvard and a frequent contributor to COMMENTARY, here comments on Jacob Robinson’s article, which appeared last month, “Eichmann...

Western Inertia Refugees in Europe, 1957-1958. Report of the Zellerbach Commission on the European Refugee Situation. Published by the Commission. 164 pp. $3.50.   The materials in this document...

A Jewish Historian Nationalism and History. Essays on Old and New Judaism. by Simon Dubnow. Edited with an introductory essay by Koppel S. Pinson. Jewish Publication Society....

The complications and confusions in present thinking about the relationship of Israel to world Jewry, as mirrored in last August’s international gathering of Jewish scholars...

The puzzling course, in recent months, of the struggle for equal rights for the Negro reflects the dominant mood of American politicians today. The conjunction...

Reasons of State An Intimate Journal of the Dreyfus Case By Maurice Paleologue Criterion. 319 Pp. $4.50.   If the Dreyfus case continues to fascinate one more than fifty years...

The American Jewish Committee long reflected the intellectual and social views of the community in which it had been established in 1906. Since its first...

The approaching election is knotted in a bundle of striking paradoxes. The Democratic position as majority party has scarcely been shaken; yet President Eisenhower seems...

Armchair Tourists A Jewish Tourist’s Guide to the U.S By Bernard Postal and Lionel Koppman The Jewish Publication Society of America. 705 pp. $5.00. This is a handsome, well-constructed...