Holocaust

Carole Angier on writing the biography of WG Sebald

In Speak, Silence: In Search of W.G. Sebald (Bloomsbury, 2021), you write that the author’s British publisher, Christopher MacLehose, was in a dilemma to decide on Sebald’s genre of writing. After writing about his novel and his life for so long, how would you define Sebald’s genre?

November 11, 2022
November 11, 2022

75 years of Partition: The art of remembering

In our school textbooks, Partition was a minor detail in the climax of the rousing story of the Indian National Movement.

April 7, 2022
April 7, 2022

Carole Angier on writing the biography of WG Sebald

In Speak, Silence: In Search of W.G. Sebald (Bloomsbury, 2021), you write that the author’s British publisher, Christopher MacLehose, was in a dilemma to decide on Sebald’s genre of writing. After writing about his novel and his life for so long, how would you define Sebald’s genre?

March 8, 2018
March 8, 2018

US Holocaust museum rescinds award to Suu Kyi

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has rescinded its top award to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi because of her failure to condemn and stop military attacks on her country's minority Rohingya Muslims, the museum says.

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

Ex-Auschwitz guard convicted in German trial

A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard is convicted of being an accessory to the murder of 170,000 people, according to the judge presiding over what could be one of Germany's last Holocaust trials.

December 29, 2015
December 29, 2015

German cinema rediscovers Nazi hunter Fritz Bauer

With two new films, German cinema rediscovers the country's fiercest Nazi hunter, former prosecutor Fritz Bauer, honouring a man who fought against post-war amnesia about the Holocaust.

October 22, 2015
October 22, 2015

Germany tells Netanyahu: We are responsible for the Holocaust

Germany has insisted it was responsible for the Holocaust, after Israel's prime minister claimed a Palestinian leader told the Nazis to kill Europe's Jews.

September 4, 2015
September 4, 2015

Men claiming discovery of Nazi 'gold train' go public

Two treasure hunters claiming to have discovered a Nazi "gold train" went public for the first time but failed to reveal evidence for the alleged.

May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015

Iran holds anti-Islamic State cartoon contest

Not long after staging a cartoon contest satirizing the Holocaust, a group in Iran launched another event — this time, aimed at the Islamic State extremist group.