10,000 children, from mostly Jewish families, were saved from the Nazis by the Kindertransport visa-waiver scheme, which started in 1938.
A new book follows four women philosophers through ten of the worst years in the 20th century, spanning 1933, the year Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany, to the thick of the second world war.
The governing ANC’s indifference to constitutionalism has left the constitution vulnerable to opportunistic attack by politicians.
Politicians wishing to stoke divisions invoke the Cenotaph knowing it will be a successful gambit because so many find solace in its meaning.
The perceived “otherness” of eastern and central Europe is a complex phenomenon, which a new book on the Polish Nobel laureate’s oeuvre brings to light.
Since its early history, Australia has seen the Pacific as a vast, empty region where foreign powers threatened its security. This focus has undermined our effectiveness in the region.
Russia’s casualty count in Ukraine is high, but the country has a national mythology built on loss and sacrifice.
Russia seeks evidence in western countries that justifies its anti-Ukraine propaganda, and Canadian Parliament has provided it with much-needed ammunition for a tired and erroneous argument.
Ilse Koch’s husband was commandant of Buchenwald, one of Germany’s first and largest concentration camps. As the only woman among 31 people indicted for crimes committed there, she became infamous.
Finding the stories of individual Jews who fought the Nazis publicly and at great peril helped a scholar see history differently: that Jews were not passive. Instead, they actively fought the Nazis.
98% of Australia’s Japanese population were sent to internment camps during the second world war.
Brothers of Italy want streets named after fascist figures and the far-right’s ‘contribution’ to democracy recognised on national days of memory.
Now is the perfect time to read Jansson’s novel – a book that will make you nostalgic for childhood summers.
Collaborators cannot be reduced to single types. Their motivations are varied and can be hard to interpret.
This later generation of ‘conchies’ often felt torn between their duties to society and their beliefs amid a much more obvious battle between good and evil.
The United States and Russia, the two biggest nuclear powers, have no imminent plans for talks on a nuclear deal. That should change, writes a former US diplomat.
Since 1937, this sociological project has sought to catalogue the nation’s feelings on everything from royal weddings and football matches to wars, dreams and elections.
Spying was a concern from the dawn of the nuclear age, but charges that J. Robert Oppenheimer, who led the development of the first nuclear weapons, was a Soviet spy have been proved wrong.
The NATO summit is a chance for world leaders to hash out difficult topics, like the war in Ukraine – and for the US to show off its leadership, writes a former diplomat.
Despite opening to mixed reviews, the final instalment is a classic Indiana Jones caper that doesn’t disappoint.