Hope in Auschwitz

Even here, we must not allow ourselves to be paralyzed by horror and succumb to resignation. It is our duty to counteract evil wherever we find it…


The 1973 Yom-Kippur-War

45 years ago, Israel stood on the edge of the abyss. On Yom Kippur at 2 p.m., the armies of Syria and Egypt attacked Zion simultaneously. In Israel, warnings of an impending offense had been taken too lightly. On the other side, Egypt’s President Sadat understood the [...]

Frankfurt’s shul: the origin of jewish learning

Philosophers Beat Hitler

During WWII, the US Office of Strategic Services, predecessor of the CIA, enlisted the help of famous German emigrant philosophers like Marcuse, Kirchheimer et al. The protagonists of the Frankfurt School compiled intelligence reports on Nazi Germany, evaluating the social and political mood. Jewish Intelligence thus played a major role in developing Allied wartime strategy…

Caught in Conflict

96,000 Jewish soldiers fought in the German forces in World War I. Anti-Semitic propaganda tried to minimize their war effort. But at the same time, a hitherto unknown level of integration and emancipation was achieved…

Wie die Deutschen lernten, den Krieg zu hassen

ZEITGESCHICHTE Die hundertjährige Wiederkehr des Ersten Weltkriegs sowie der 75. Jahrestag des deutschen Überfalls auf Polen