Child survivors of the gulags

Stalin’s Orphans

Children, by the millions, scattered across the USSR.

Sep 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48 • By SUSANNE KLINGENSTEIN



Martin Walser

Survivor’s Soul

A memoir of Martin Walser’s coming-of-age.

May 11, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 33

Academic politics, epistolary style.

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Academic politics, epistolary style

Dec 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13

Shtetl marketplace, Galicia (ca. 1910)

Go East, Young Man

Jewish studies takes a new look at the Old World

Sep 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 03

The Temptation of Despair Tales of the 1940s by Werner Sollors

Zero Hour

The reconstruction of German society after 1945

Aug 11, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 45

‘The Upcoming Schönberg Concert’ (1913)

On the Brink

A world in transition before the Great War.

Dec 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 14

dpa / everett collection

Franz K. on Trial

The inner meaning of the outsider Kafka.

Jun 3, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 36

Copernicus and his planisphere (detail), 1661

Seeing and Believing

The scientific method for comprehending the world.

Feb 11, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 21

Ben Sira fragment  from the Cairo geniza

Attic Treasure

A document dump for ten centuries of Jewish history

Oct 8, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 04

Photo of Pinhas Kaganovitch

On the Brink

A haunted vision of a people in extremis.

Feb 20, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 22

Photo of Martin Walser reading a book

The German Voice

A journey to the source of Martin Walser’s fiction.

Oct 31, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 07

Photo of Eva Braun sunbathing at the Berghof

Der Führer’s Girl

The love (?) story of Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler.

Sep 19, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 01



An ordinary German in extraordinary times.

Jul 4, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 40

Exile at Large

Exile at Large

The outsider’s insights on the American soul.

Feb 28, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 23

Of Greeks and Jews

Of Greeks and Jews

Old letters throw new light on Leo Strauss.

Oct 25, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 06

A Sensual Journey

A Sensual Journey

The enfant terrible channels the scoundrel par excellence.

Aug 16, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 45


A quiet, darkened place to contemplate Dürer’s genius.

Jan 18, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 17

No Harm Done

The origins of modern medicine in the Greek healing arts.

Aug 31, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 46

Anti-Hero Worship

A German novelist turns the literary world upside-down.

Feb 23, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 22

Safety First

What it means when the Germans reward 'peace.'

Oct 20, 2008, Vol. 14, No. 06

The German Stain

The self-destruction of Günter Grass.

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