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Robert S. Wistrich

Robert S. Wistrich

In 1893, the German labor leader August Bebel breezily dismissed anti-Semitism as the “socialism of fools.” From then to the present day, the Western left...

It is a struggle to choose the term that most accurately describes the phenomenon of Jew-hatred. Judeophobia is little used because it literally means “the...

Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community of Jedwabne, Poland by Jan T. Gross Princeton. 218 pp. $19.95 On July 10 of this year, Aleksander Kwasniewski, the president...

Constantine’s Sword: The Church and the Jews by James Carroll Houghton Mifflin. 756 pp. $28.00 The troubled 2,000-year history of relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the...

Parliamentary elections in Austria are seldom the stuff of international headlines, but something extraordinary happened when Austrians went to the polls last October: the radical...

A People Apart: The Jews in Europe, 1789-1939 by David Vital Oxford. 944 pp. $45.00 This massive, densely argued book starkly recounts the successive political crises that engulfed...

Over the past four decades, the attitude of the Catholic Church toward Judaism and the Jews has undergone a sea change. On the theological level,...

Esau’s Tears: Modern Anti-Semitism and the Rise of the Jews by Albert S. Lindemann Cambridge. 568 pp. $34.95 What accounts for anti-Semitism—one of the most enduring and persistent...

Nazi Germany and the Jews Volume I: The Years of Persecution, 1933-1939 by Saul Friedländer HarperCollins. 436 pp. $30.00 Over the past 30 years, in books with titles...

In the bloodstained history of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust stands out for the comprehensive character of its goal and the systematic and organized nature of its...

A Guilty Conscience? Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth by Gitta Sereny Knopf. 757 pp. $35.00 Albert Speer was the epitome of the intelligent technocrat who loyally serves a...

A Fine Romance Hannah Arendt/Martin Heidegger by Elzbieta Ettinger Yale University Press. 139 pp. $18.50 Hannah Arendt’s love affair with Martin Heidegger began in 1925 at the University of...