Holocaust scholars long relied on documents and survivor testimonies to help reconstruct the history of that tragic event. Now, they’re turning to wordless witnesses to learn more: pictures.
Broadcasters silenced Father Charles Coughlin in 1938, just as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook have shut down pro-Trump incitements to violence in 2021.
About 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and deported to concentration camps in the German Reich in the immediate aftermath after Kristallnacht, the night of the Broken Glass, in November 1938.
Most histories highlight the shattered storefronts and synagogues set aflame. But it was the systematic ransacking of Jewish homes that extracted the greatest toll.
Eight decades on, the thought of the state encouraging people to attack groups of citizens is hard to believe. Here are some books that might help.
The Nazi fuhrer’s story about his ‘resurrection’ in 1918 is an important lesson for today.