Charlie Chaplin’s character Adenoid Hynkel was a not-so-subtle nod to Adolf Hitler.
Chaplin's 1940 film 'The Great Dictator' mocks Hitler’s absurdity and overweening vanity, while highlighting Germany's psychological captivity to a political fraud.
Protesters with opposing views face off at a ‘Free Speech’ rally in Boston.
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Two genocide and mass atrocity prevention scholars argue Trump's response to the Charlottesville attack is a red flag.
Erdogan and Trump getting theoretical.
They're not just about aliens and moon landings.
The Cap Arcona burning.
The chaos that led to a disastrous attack in the final days of WWII.
Two U.S. soldiers on Easter morning, 1945.
When war broke out, black Americans fought in segregated units to serve their country. The breath of freedom they experienced in Europe flamed the fight for equality when they returned home.
Million of Germans gather to show faith in the Hitler regime, 1933.
The reboot of the Nazi salute should not be taken lightly, given its history of hatred and genocide.
Josef Jindřich Šechtl
How Hitler's Germany, fascist Italy and other authoritarian states tried to win friends and influence people.
Elie Wiesel in 2012 after being named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.
The Nobel laureate chronicled a world gone mad.
The Yasakuni shrine commemorates those who are remembered for the wrong reasons.
Mourning a death is natural and necessary, but sometimes politics gets in the way of grief.
Assertions that Hitler supported Zionism before the Holocaust are nothing new – and nothing to do with historical fact.
The gates at the Buchenwald former Nazi concentration camp.
The Nazis incarcerated, sterilised and denied statehoood to black people.
Printers have been overwhelmed with orders for the first edition of the text to be published in Germany since 1945.
A postcard depicts Adolf Hitler posing with a child and a Christmas tree.
Through the Nazification of Christmas, the regime was able to gain the support of ordinary Germans.
A toxic text – but we can learn from it…
Mein Kampf will be reprinted in Germany next year – and it could have a surprisingly positive effect.
Defendants in the dock at the Nuremberg trials.
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The trials weren't perfect, but the Allies had wanted to shoot the defendants, so at least the world learned something about justice.
Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s last collaboration The Seven Deadly Sins, first performed in 1933, in circumstances not dissimilar than those we face today. Pictured: Meow Meow.
Victorian Opera this week stages The Seven Deadly Sins, the final collaboration between Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht. First staged in 1933, it is a masterpiece by two of the most revolutionary artists of Weimar Germany.
A 91-year-old radio operator from Auschwitz death camp has been charged as an accessory to the murder of 260,000 inmates of the notorious death camp.
Walter Frentz photographed Adolf Hitler strolling with German diplomat Walther Hewel in the Berchtesgaden Alps, near the dictator’s mountain home.
The timing of Hitler's home renovations coincided with his public makeover as a statesman and diplomat.
Children develop based on their interactions with people, books and cultural artefacts. History textbooks could have a great deal to teach them about empathy.
Are history textbooks constructing the past in a way that allows learners to develop empathy by walking in many different people's shoes?
The Nazis subjected Jews, political prisoners and other ‘undesirables’ to a range of experiments that resulted in death and disability.
The horror of the human experiments by Nazi doctors led to the Nuremberg Code but the international declaration it inspired was watered down for political purposes.