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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

An etching of Sabbatai Sevi (Wikimedia Commons)

Muslims’ reverence for the eccentric Sabbatei Sevi

ULCINJ, Montenegro — Throughout 1988, Jusuf Lika had debilitating migraines and sensory disruptions that doctors blamed on the chemicals in the darkroom where he had...

Rexhep Hoxha, left, and Fatos Qoqja, pictured with a medal that Qoqja's father received for saving Jews during the Holocaust.

Albanian Muslims saved Jews

TIRANA, Albania — Most anywhere else in Nazi-occupied Europe, an encounter with police would have likely sealed the fate of Jewish refugees like Nissim and Sarah...

Jan Zwartendijk pictured with one of the transit visas he issued.

Jan Zwartendijk: Unsung Holocaust hero

YAOTSU, Japan — Like other journalists and researchers, I traveled all the way to this rural area to gain a better understanding of the actions of Chiune Sugihara, one...

Jonny Daniels, foreground, and Robert Skrupa, a From the Depths volunteer, digging up fragments of Jewish headstones in eastern Poland, 2015.

From Polish gravestones to politics

MIEDZYRZEC PODLASKI, Poland — In a snowy woods near the border with Belarus, Jonny Daniels pulls muddy fishing waders over the pants of his tailored business suit and...

Nissim Guedj at his kosher meat shop in Amsterdam.

Kosher butchers in Europe face closure

PARIS — When Jerry Levy’s family opened one of the first gourmet kosher meat shops in France, they had some of the country’s best-laid business plans. Hailing from...

Heinz-Christian Strache of Austria's Freedom Party.

Austria’s complicated treatment of the Holocaust

VIENNA — When it comes to the Holocaust, Austria has made a lot of progress assuming responsibility. In recent years, Austrian officials have consistently acknowledged...

Thousands of nationalists marched through Warsaw, Nov. 11, 2017. (Jakob Ratz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty)

How extremist is Poland?

WARSAW — The sight of far-right activists waving racist banners and shouting anti-Semitic slogans during a nationalist march in the capital of Poland last weekend...

Moscow's Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center (Flickr/Sergey Norin)

In 1917, Jews had two choices: exile or revolution

MOSCOW — Of all the many loaded issues tied to the bloody history of Jews in the former Soviet Union, none is as sensitive today in that part of the world as their...

Participants in the Limmud FSU Jewish learning conference in Vitebsk, Belarus, 2014. (Yossi Aloni)

Europe’s last dictatorship: Some Jews don’t mind

MINSK — At the age of 36, Yishai Malkin and his family are leading what millions of people in the former Soviet Union would consider a charmed life. A web designer,...

A scene from the film '1945' (Menemsha)

Filming the truth about post-Holocaust Hungary

BUDAPEST — The time is just after the defeat of Nazi Germany. Two Orthodox Jews disembark from a train at a rural station in Soviet-occupied Hungary and, after...