Anti-Semitism brought down one of the world's greatest centers for mathematical research.
Fear is very much a part of humans' survival. Demagogues and others who want to manipulate have learned that this human trait can be exploited, often with disastrous consequences.
Eight decades on, the thought of the state encouraging people to attack groups of citizens is hard to believe. Here are some books that might help.
The 'resistance' to the Trump administration has many forms, from grassroots organizing to making music. But a historian of 20th-century Germany asks whether opposing Trump is a real resistance.
Charging the leader of the UK Labour Party with antisemitism is a narrative that went mainstream – but it’s one that omits pertinent information and opposing views.
6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. What happened then, and how we can keep to the promise – “never again”?
Nazi, fascist, ultra right-wing - these terms seem to be bandied about a lot these days. But what do they really mean?
Fears about the resurgence of fascism might have seemed irrelevant during the past 70 years, when it was discredited. It doesn’t seem irrelevant today with liberal democracy on the defensive.
Knowledge of our selves, quantified in big data and transformed into affective algorithms, is exploited by corporations and political parties to give us our 15 minutes of fame.
Not just period pieces, the 2017 films "Dunkirk" and "Darkest Hour" shed light on the intense Brexit debate, and raise important questions about Britain’s fundamental identity.
Seventy years after the end of World War II, a battle is taking place over Polish collective memory.
Then as now, volunteer groups are stepping in where governments won't.
Responses to the recent discovery of a Nazi swastika raise some awkward questions.
Politicians hope that a "museum of fascism" in Benito Mussolini's hometown can help the country face its demons. Historians aren't so sure.
What sort of beliefs made a mass movement succeed?
Gay pride has many exuberant advocates. It also has critics in unexpected places.
There has been little recognition of how western governments furthered separation of families with disabled children, through immigration policies that ignored postwar humanitarian ideals.
The idea of white victimhood played an important part in Donald Trump's rise. The South African brand of white supremacy has made a tangible contribution to this narrative of victimhood.
Why do alternative histories of a Nazified world again have such commercial and cultural traction?
No one likes a white supremacist, but is violence the answer?