Could it happen here? Is America as susceptible to violent anti-Semitism as Central Europe? Or are there certain factors in American life that serve as...

In the March 1948 COMMENTARY, a “returned chaplain” had some candid words to say about his congregations, both civil and military. Harry Gersh here tells...

The Nazis left many a mystery behind them—history has still to fathom the motivations of that strange compound of savagery and sophistication, cold calculation and...

In the midst of an unprecedented flood of propaganda against anti-Semitism, there has been little serious effort to examine its impact on its chosen object—the...

In the April and May issues of COMMENTARY, Jean-Paul Sartre wrote on “The Situation of the Jew,” and drew a “Portrait of the Inauthentic Jew.”...

The core of the future of Germany lies with the minds of the Germans; and it is being increasingly recognized that the question of democratic...

Jean-Paul Sartre’s book Réflexions sur la Question Juive, published in Paris in 1946, has already come to be regarded by those who have read it...

The Word is Hysteria Eagle at My Eyes by Norman Katkov. New York, Doubleday, 1948. 252 pp. $2.75.   This book begins with the story of a pogrom and ends...

The Universe of Terror Teufel und Verdammte. by Benedikt Kautsky. Zurich, Buechergilde Gutenberg, 1946. 328 pp. $4.00. Der SS-Staat. by Eugen Kogon. Stockholm, Bermann-Fischer, 1947. 434 pp. $4.00.   There were already more...

The Dreyfus Affair From Dreyfus To PÉtain. by Wilhelm Herzog. New York, Creative Age Press, 1947. 313 pp. $3.50.   It Is just fifty years since Emile Zola was convicted...

Bruno Bettelheim is perhaps most widely known for his extraordinary study of the adaptation of the human mind and spirit to the stresses of concentration...

The obstacles to obtaining reliable information and the prevalence of ideological prejudices, make difficult any clear picture of postwar Jewish life in the Soviet Union....