A historian looks back at the success – and failure – of mass mobilization efforts by Russia and the Soviet Union.
Many Americans know a simple version of Holocaust history, in which their country played the savior. The reality isn’t so comfortable, a historian writes.
Displays of captured Russian weaponry aim to show the strength of the foe Ukrainians face, but also that victory is possible.
In much of eastern Europe historical memory of communist rule has been brought into sharp focus by the war in Ukraine.
The case showed how American justice meted out to US troops in second world war England was often racially biased.
As Japanese victims struggled to process the nuclear attack, many turned to religion. The way they understood the horror still has consequences today.
A city of contrasts, these books represent the heart and the violence of this Italian city.
Seven years in the making, this disturbing Australian film looks at the death of 100,000 citizens in during the second world war.
What do Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Moldova and Kazakhstan have in common with Ukraine? Russian allegations that they are all overrun by Nazis.
The late 1970s marked a high point for economic equality in the UK. Returning to the progressive policies that made that possible could solve today’s cost of living crisis.
Oversimplified versions of the past lead to bad political decisions.
When it comes to writing historical fiction, one author finds that it’s the very human details that resonate with the reader.
The legacy of racism in both the United States and the United Kingdom has impacted the ability of Blacks and other ethnic groups to accumulate wealth.
Hugh White warns of a potential war between the US and China, drawing lessons from the first and second world wars to explore how Australia might respond to such a conflict – and where to draw a line.
The Soviet Union and now Russia has long viewed the Ukrainian diaspora with hostility. Here’s why.
Sandwiched between Russia and NATO ally Norway, both Sweden and Finland have maintained neutrality in global conflicts. That changed in February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine.
An international campaign to preserve the memory of Lidice – and then rebuild it – helped keep the village alive.
Remembrance for post-veteran generations involves learning about history, trying to comprehend the what, how and why and its relevance today.
It has taken less than 11 weeks for the Russia-Ukraine conflict to become the greatest trigger for human displacement in Europe since the entire six years of the Second World War.
There has been a marked difference in the coverage of Ukraine with media outlets invoking images of the world wars.