Flowers at Auschwitz

By Jonathon Van Maren This week marks the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the sprawling Nazi death camp tucked into the Polish countryside near a nondescript village called Oświęcim. The very name now carries with it a weighty darkness, as if the millions of souls sent off in excruciating horror to eternity somehow…

The Nazi Hunter

First published on June 23, 2014 on The Times of Israel (Link: http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-nazi-huntge/). I think every young boy with awareness—however muted—of World War II, especially those of us who grew up hearing stories about it from our grandparents, have imagined what it would be like to hunt Nazis and bring them to justice. Nazis are,…