Dark tourism can help shine a commemorative light on the pandemic that has gripped society.
Women prisoners at the Auschwitz train station around 1944.
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While male and female prisoners at Auschwitz faced the same ultimate fate – torture, forced labor and near-certain death – women sometimes reacted differently to Nazi captivity.
A human skull on display in Berlin in 2018. Germany handed back human remains seized during the Namibia genocide from 1904 to 1908.
An oral history based biography of a survivor of colonial genocide in Namibia indicates instances of humanity during an entirely inhumane era.
As the last survivors die out, it is more important than ever to uncover physical evidence of Nazi atrocities.
Chinese paramilitary police stand duty in People’s Square where hundreds of Uighers first started a protest that erupted into rioting in July 2009. Five years later, China started imprisoning Uighers in “re-education hospitals.”
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The metaphors used to defend the 21st century’s largest system of concentration camps are chillingly similar to Nazi Holocaust-era justifications.
In this March 2019 photo, Central American migrants wait for food in a pen erected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to process a surge of migrant families and unaccompanied minors in El Paso, Texas. The migrants were then destined for detention centres.
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Concentration camps are by no means only synonymous with Nazi terror or totalitarianism. In fact, concentration camps have deep roots in the culture and politics of Anglo-American liberal democracies.
Social status and location affected Dutch Jews’ chances of survival.
Chen Yabian, 74, of Hainan Province, southern China, testifies during the International Symposium on Chinese ‘Comfort Women’ in 2000 in Shanghai that she was 14 when Japanese Imperial Army soldiers forced her to work as a sex slave during the war.
US agreements with Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria provide reparations to WWII victims. But an international law scholar writes that the US has failed to address war crimes in Asia.
One of the Boer concentration camps.
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A British Conservative MP has brought concentration camps during the South African War back into the spotlight.
A student speaks with Holocaust survivor William Morgan using an interactive virtual conversation exhibit at the the Holocaust Museum Houston in January 2019.
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In anticipation of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a scholar explains how digital technologies can help close knowledge gaps about the catastrophe that claimed the lives of 6 million Jews.
The primary legacy of Nazism was the second world war, which led to the deaths of more than 50 million people.
Nazi, fascist, ultra right-wing - these terms seem to be bandied about a lot these days. But what do they really mean?
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The 20th-century philosopher Hannah Arendt wrote how refugees, in the absence of legal rights, were forced to live in a state of ‘absolute lawlessness.’ Her words matter today.
Child survivors of Auschwitz are seen in this 1945 photograph.
The more notorious concentration camps of the 20th century must serve as a stark reminder of the depravity of tearing children away from their parents and putting them in camps.
Jihyun Park finds joy in the little things many take for granted, whether it’s being able to drop her kids off at school or having family dinners.
Jihyun Park escaped North Korea and is now living in Manchester. But how to explain her scars to her children? Or why they can’t call their relatives still living in North Korea?
The Cap Arcona burning.
The chaos that led to a disastrous attack in the final days of WWII.
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.
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.
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.
Auschwitz survivor Lea Novera lights a candle during a Holocaust memorial.
April 15 is Holocaust Remembrance Day. But how did we come to commemorate the genocide of European Jewry in this way when survivors could barely speak of the horrors they endured?
Europe’s untouchables: the Roma and Sinti.
Gypsies, tinkers, pikeys, travellers – everyone knows the terms, not to mention the even more derogatory ones. The Roma and Sinti people have been the subject of prejudice and discrimination in Europe…