People wave Russian, Palestinian and Hamas flags.
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The Gaza war has complicated issues in Ukraine, with Putin looking to exploit events in the Middle East to garner support among the Global South.
Berliners giving the Nazi salute following the announcement of the German invasion of Poland on September 1 1939.
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The German population was transformed under Nazism into a “bystander society” – even before the conditions of wartime normalised acts of excessive violence.
Christian Friedel as Höss.
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The film depicts the everyday life of Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss and his family – yet, industrialised, genocidal violence moves along, continuously, in the background.
German troops enter Amsterdam in May 1940.
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40 years of research have shown that Jews, in Amsterdam and beyond, refused to be terrorised by Nazi oppression.
Franz Roselbach, a Roma survivor of the Holocaust who was sent to Auschwitz when he was 15, attends a ceremony at the former Sachsenhausen concentration camp in 2006.
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Many young people today know little about the murder of European Jews during the Holocaust, and even less about the murder of Romani communities.
Orly Weintraub Gilad bears her grandfather’s Auschwitz number on her right arm.
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Alice Bloch talks about her research with the descendants of Holocaust survivors who have replicated the Auschwitz tattoo. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Orly Weintraub Gilad with her grandfather’s Auschwitz number, A-12599, tattooed on her arm.
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As the Holocaust passes out of living memory, such embodied memorialisation ensures people will still talk about what happened.
Wall of Names at Florida’s Jewish Holocaust Memorial, designed by Kenneth Treister.
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Many ordinary people in the UK who made it their business to help the hundreds of thousands of people at risk.
Official investigations of suspected Nazi collaborators have long closed. But families are still grappling with the hidden secrets of loved ones, a new book details.
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Steven Spielberg was Hollywood’s wonder boy, best known for films about sharks, aliens and archeologists. Then he turned his attention to the Holocaust.
On Oct. 12, a sign in Tel Aviv says in Hebrew, ‘No more words,’ near candles lit both in memory of those killed in the Hamas massacres and for the hostages taken to the Gaza Strip.
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The Holocaust is not just a memory in Israel. It’s part of how Israelis understand themselves and their country − and it’s playing a part in how the country responds to the Hamas massacres of Oct. 7.
Austrian-Jewish child refugees aboard the ship Prague on its arrival at Harwich during the Kindertransport in 1938.
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10,000 children, from mostly Jewish families, were saved from the Nazis by the Kindertransport visa-waiver scheme, which started in 1938.
U.S. President Harry Truman holds a Torah given to him by Chaim Weizmann, the first president of Israel, in May 1948.
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A historian of the Middle East examines the decades-old ‘special relationship’ between Israel and the US.
Psychologist and professor Monnica Williams, on the left with a patient, is advocating for psychedelics in therapy to heal racial trauma. Right: Psilocybin mushrooms sit on a drying rack in the Uptown Fungus lab in Springfield, Ore.
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Clinical psychologist and professor Monnica Williams is on a mission to bring psychedelics to therapists’ offices to help people heal from their racial traumas. To do this, she’s jumping over some big hurdles.
A woman at a Holocaust Memorial Centre in Macedonia looks at portraits of Jewish people killed in the Treblinka Nazi concentration camp.
Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was anything but banal. His case is an apt reminder of how evil agents can deflect accountability, denying victims even the thin consolation of the moral high ground.
Palestinian children amid homes in Gaza reduced by rubble by Israeli bombs.
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The European bourgeoisie could not forgive Hitler because he applied in Europe colonialist procedures previously reserved for the supposedly inferior Arabs, Indians, and Africans.
Left: Families of the hostages during the March for the Hostages on November 18, 2023 in Jerusalem.
Right: Palestinians flee the northern part of the Gaza Strip on November 10, 2023.
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With the Israel-Palestine conflict continuing, we asked a range of academics to nominate works that can help explain things.
Images from Bernice Eisenstein’s ‘I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors’ and Miriam Katin’s We Are on Our Own.’
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Memoirs about the Holocaust by women emphasize women’s embodied, gendered experiences, and show their intelligence, agency and resolve in the face of Nazi persecution.
The Boerneplatz synagogue in flames on Nov. 10, 1938, during the ‘Night of Broken Glass’ in Frankfurt, Germany.
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The violence of the 1938 pogrom against Jews in Nazi Germany known as Kristallnacht was a turning point in Hitler’s ‘Final Solution.’
A house in a kibbutz In Be'eri, Israel, was the scene of part of the Hamas attacks on Oct. 7, 2023.
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Many people who aren’t Jewish are responding as if what’s been taking place is just another episode of Israeli-Palestinian violence. But it’s different for many Jews.