Henrietta Foster / 26 Oct 2023

Kutno After the Holocaust

The Sholem Asch Festival

The stoney-faced immigration officer at Warsaw's Chopin Airport asked me what I was doing in Poland - because, of course, in a post-Brexit world, I am a citizen of a third country inside the EU and have to justify my presence there.(...)
Joel Schalit / 11 Sep 2023

Reading Politics

The Battleground’s Fall Books List

Journalists don't read books. Or if they do, very sparingly. Trained to follow the 24-hour news cycle, they focus on the daily flow of events, hour by hour, minute by minute. That's the narrative we know.(...)
Charlie Bertsch / 23 Mar 2023

All About the Heimat

Music as Politics in 1980s Germany

Teenagers were milling about. Bright colours shot off the portable mirror ball. The DJ stepped up to his console to cue the first track.(...)