Representatives from LGBTQ+ Compass Community Center in Florida pose in front of a 2012 exhibit called Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945.
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Tens of thousands of gay men and lesbians were persecuted by the Nazis but stigma and a lack of research funding has kept their history hidden.
Fringe groups have long understood that capturing the public’s attention is the best way to spread their views.
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For many extremist groups, a primary goal is to spread their ideology. Costumes and uniforms – even ridiculous ones – are a form of spectacle that can garner attention and interest.
Father Coughlin’s bully pulpit.
Broadcasters silenced Father Charles Coughlin in 1938, just as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook have shut down pro-Trump incitements to violence in 2021.
Women get shut down when bringing up the still-taboo subject of sexual assault.
A scholar who studies Holocaust survivors sees an explanation for why women change their stories of sexual assault, even now in the
An operation taking place in 1941 on South Side of Chicago.
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The US has a long history of forced sterilization campaigns that were driven by the bogus 'science' of eugenics, racism and sexism.
Roma or Sinti girl imprisoned in Auschwitz. Pictures taken by the SS for their files.
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Up to 500,000 Roma and Sinti were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators.
Jewish youth on a sailboat in Salonika harbor, 1929,
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Vital Hasson was born into the Jewish community of Salonica, Greece, a cultural capital of the Sephardic world. After World War II, he was executed for helping the Nazis destroy that community.
A looted Jewish shop in Aachen, Germany on the day after Kristallnacht, Nov. 10, 1938.
Wolf Gruner and Armin Nolzen (eds.). 'Bürokratien: Initiative und Effizienz,' Berlin, 2001.
Most histories highlight the shattered storefronts and synagogues set aflame. But it was the systematic ransacking of Jewish homes that extracted the greatest toll.
‘Trump,’ says one of Europe’s leading right-wing figures, ‘has given me back the belief in the other America that I never had.’
The U.S. under Trump is no longer seen as the enemy by Europe's New Right, who are the ideological descendants of the original fascists. With Trump's rise, they have a new hero in an unexpected place.
In this March 1938 photo, Adolf Hitler salutes German troops parading in Vienna, Austria, the country of his birth.
Adolf Hitler's rise to power contains important lessons for us today when it comes to dealing with modern-day extremists.
Residents of Baltimore, Maryland, seen here, were the object of dehumanizing language from President Trump.
Extreme, dehumanizing language like the words used by President Trump to describe Baltimore can escalate into destructive outcomes, writes a scholar of hostage negotiation.
Slavery is not so far removed. Anderson and Minerva Edwards met in the 1860s as enslaved laborers in Texas, had 16 children and lived into their 90s in a cabin a few miles from the plantations they once worked. They are photographed here in 1937.
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Old injustices don't simply disappear with time – they tear a nation apart.
Parenting: attachment is not, and has never been, the only way.
To stage their invasion of Nazi-held France, Allied forces created floating harbors in the English Channel where ships could safely dock to send soldiers and supplies ashore.
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How engineers helped the Allies defeat Nazi Germany and win World War II.
Social status and location affected Dutch Jews' chances of survival.
Nazi leadership saw medical and pharmaceutical research as a front-line tool to contribute to the war effort.
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Medical research has a dark history of human experimentation in Nazi Germany. And we're still uncovering the extent of the horrors.
International forces advancing toward Boxer soldiers outside the Imperial Palace in Beijing, China, during the Boxer Rebellion.
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When is math not just math? Political conflicts have led to new study-abroad initiatives, the creation of a world-class university, the migration of mathematicians and serious educational reforms.
Too many people are spurning democracy and being seduced by propaganda, fake news and political strongmen. This First World War poster shows a giant Gibson Girl as the symbol of democracy, punching a German soldier resembling Hindenburg.
Many citizens are searching for certainty and control in uncertain times. But that means too many are spurning democracy and being seduced by fake news and political strongmen. Democracy needs our help.
Pope Pius XII.
The Vatican will open its archives on Pope Pius XII next year. An expert explains the papacy of Pope Pius XII and the fear of communism confronting much of the Western world at the time.
Is helping populate the caliphate an innocent act?
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Hundreds of thousands of women helped the Nazi cause. Few ever faced justice.