One of the photographs from Terry Kurgan’s book.
In Terry Kurgan’s book family history, however tortuous, is subsumed into a greater history of the greatest atrocity.
Being part of the resistance can be complicated.
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.
Joseph Goebbels, left, shows the ‘people’s receiver’ to Adolf Hitler at a radio exhibition in 1933.
Under an authoritarian government, freedoms can come at a steep – and lasting – price.
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An all-women workforce used to weed Italy's rice fields. And they left a powerful historical legacy.
‘Anti-Semitism is treatable’ – a banner at a Warsaw demonstration.
Reuters/ Agencja Gazeta
Seventy years after the end of World War II, a battle is taking place over Polish collective memory.
The roots of organic farming in the United Kingdom can be traced to the fascism movement that began after the First World War.
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Organic farming has roots in 20th century fascism, challenging the assumption that environmentalism and progressive politics are symbiotic.
Responses to the recent discovery of a Nazi swastika raise some awkward questions.
Making of a demagogue.
The Nazi fuhrer's story about his 'resurrection' in 1918 is an important lesson for today.
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An exhibition in Berlin, called "Letters of Stone", shows that there is more to memory than words and ideas.
Cara McClure of Birmingham, Alabama cries Sunday in Charlottesville, Virginia at a solidarity meeting.
AP Photo/Brynn Anderson
The violence in Charlottesville affects all children, but racially motivated attacks make children of color feel particularly vulnerable. Here are some ways to protect them.
French POWs being led away from the battlefield in May 1940.
How French memories of the Dunkirk evacuation differ from those of the British.
‘Damenkneipe,’ or ‘Ladies’ Saloon,’ painted by Rudolf Schlichter in 1923. In 1937, many of his paintings were destroyed by the Nazis as ‘degenerate art.’
The 1920s and early ‘30's looked like the beginning of the end for centuries of gay intolerance. Then came fascism and the Nazis.
2016 San Francisco pride parade.
Gay pride has many exuberant advocates. It also has critics in unexpected places.
German prisoners of war helped to construct the road leading to Wembley stadium in 1948.
... and why their treatment angered human rights campaigners at the time.
Students and striking workers occupy the projection hall of the Cannes Film Festival Palace to prevent showing of films in 1968.
AP Photo/Raoul Fornezza
At a festival intertwined with France's national identity, the tension of art, politics and commerce always looms.
Bill Tutte, the brilliant codebreaker.
He was one of the brilliant mathematical geniuses who helped crack the Nazi codes, but few have ever heard of his name. So who was Bill Tutte?
Basque children fleeing the Spanish Civil War arriving in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1937.
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
There were mixed reactions to refugees from the Spanish Civil War and the Nazis by the British press.
Both sea ice and government data are disappearing.
U.S. Geological Survey, flickr
Activists today are racing to save climate records from the Trump administration. Secret archives were a powerful way to fight hostile political climates throughout history – from the Nazis to the Islamic State.
BBC/Sid Gentle Films Ltd/Laurie Sparham
Why do alternative histories of a Nazified world again have such commercial and cultural traction?
A woman stands near an exhibit of photographs of victims of the Holocaust called the ‘Klarsfeld Pillars’ in New York.
Can the Nazis be forgiven? A rabbi explains why this question needs a more profound examination of some of Judaism's deepest ethical mores and theological beliefs