Even though the Holocaust is one of the best documented genocides in history, there's limited quantitative data available. A new study investigates the number of deaths per day.
The crucial phase of our discovery of black holes took place in a suitably dark period of human history – World War II.
The initial aim of the 1937 Foreign Agents Registration Act was long forgotten: the prosecution of Nazis for interfering with American democracy. But that law is startlingly relevant to the US now.
On the 77th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, it is worth remembering how it provided America with an unparalleled position of power following the second world war.
Despite the primacy of Christmas in American culture, the visibility of Hanukkah in pop culture reminds Jews that they have their own holiday in which they can take pride.
The discovery of an apartment crammed with art has revealed the dark history of collaboration and looting during the days of the Third Reich.
The visa waiver scheme saved thousands of Jewish children from persecution – but at a huge cost.
In Terry Kurgan’s book family history, however tortuous, is subsumed into a greater history of the greatest atrocity.
Veterans of past wars have long been at the forefront of peace advocacy in the United States.
The Treaty of Versailles is often named as the main cause of World War II. But this is an overly simple explanation.
We can learn a lot about our past from fictional stories. In 'What is Left the Daughter,' author Howard Norman presents a cautionary tale from the Second World War of xenophobia and prejudice.
For William Kentridge, searching and erasure serves as a model for understanding our place in the world.
On the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the University of Saskatchewan will be dedicating a memorial bench on the university campus.
After the killing of 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, a scholar explains why this hate crime reminds her of the political climate between the two world wars in the US.
In the sense understood by François Jullien, the Chinese "thought language" allows us to change our view of Europe.
Scientists studying the atmosphere found help in an unlikely place – the aerial bombing campaigns of World War Two.
Best known these days as the presenter of It'll Be Alright on the Night, Norden was one of a generation of entertainers who got their start in uniform.
Both before, during and after conflict, wars have shaped the creation of welfare states.
The Soviet programme of building war memorials in Eastern Bloc countries was a bid to win the hearts and minds of future generations.
Nazi, fascist, ultra right-wing - these terms seem to be bandied about a lot these days. But what do they really mean?