Adolf Hitler famously (and probably) said in a speech to his military leaders âWho, after all, speaks to-day of the annihilation of the Armenians?â This remark is generally taken to suggest that future generations wonât remember current atrocitie...
Iâll be leaving soon to take students on a European travel course. During the three weeks weâll be gone, in addition to cathedrals, museums and castles, theyâll visit Auschwitz, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and a varietyâ¦
So I should start out with a confession. I donât know much about the history of Argentina (I said something similar about Guatemala a year or so ago on the program). And I donât think it would have occurred toâ¦
Genocide studies is one of the few academic fields with which Iâm acquainted which is truly interdisciplinary in approach and composition. Todayâs guest Abdelwahab El-Affendi, and the book he has edited,
After âSchindlerâs List,â it became customary for my students, and I, to repeat the slogan âNever Again.â We did so seriously, with solemn expressions on our faces and intensity in our voices. But, if Iâm being honest, I also utteredâ¦
Alon Confinoâs A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide (Yale University Press, 2014) begins with a vivid and devastating scene in the small German town of FÃÂ¼rth on November 10, 1938: Jews are forced fromâ¦
As a graduate student at Ohio State in the early 1990s, I remember watching the collapse of Yugoslavia on the news almost every night and reading about it in the newspaper the next day.The first genocidal conflict covered in realâ¦
Last month on New Books in Geography, historian Susan Schulten discussed the development of thematic maps in the nineteenth century. Such maps focused on a particular topic such as disease, immigration, or politics and raised questions about society an...
In his biography of Jozef Tiso, Catholic priest and president of independent Slovakia (1939-1944), James Ward provides a deeper understanding of a man who has been both honored and vilified since his execution as a Nazi collaborator in 1947. Priest, â¦
As a teenager, I heard or read or saw (in films or on television) story after story about the Gestapo, the Nazi secret police. Despite the occasional âcorrectiveâ offered by Hoganâs Heroes, the impression given was that the Gestapo wereâ¦