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¦
The field of genocide studies is surprisingly young. As Sam Totten and I discussed in an interview earlier this year, it dates back to the late 1980s or early 1990s. That makes the field about 25 years old. Thatâs aboutâ¦
What is justice for a man who supervised the interrogation and killing of thousands? Especially a man who now claims to be a Christian and to be, at least in some ways and cases, repentant for his crimes? Thierry Cruvellierâ¦
I live and work in the state of Kansas in the US.Â We think of ourselves as living in tornado alley and orient our schedules in the spring around the weather report.Â Earthquakes are something that happen somewhere else. Recently,â¦
In 1994 I was in graduate school, trying hard to juggle teaching, getting started on my dissertation and having something of a real life. The real life part suffered most of all. Â But every once in a while, the worldâ¦
Works in the field of genocide studies tend to fall into one of a few camps. Â Some are emotional and personal. Â Others are historical and narrative. Â Still others are intentionally activist and aimed at changing policy or decisions. Martin Shawâ¦
Most of the authors Iâve interviewed for this show have addressed episodes in the past, campaigns of mass violence that occurred long ago, often well-before the author was born. Todayâs show is different. In his bookÂ Genocide by Attrition: The â¦
My marginal comment, recorded at the end of the chapter on the Belzec trial in Michael Bryantâs fine new book Eyewitness to Genocide: The Operation Reinhard Death Camp Trials, 1955-1966Â (University of Tennessee Press, 2014), is simple: Â â!!!!
It seems quite reasonable to wonder if thereâs anything more to learn about the Holocaust. Scholars from a variety of disciplines have been researching and writing about the subject for decades. A simple search for âHolocaustâ on Amazon turns upâ¦
What do you say to someone who suggests that genocide is not just destructive, but constructive? This is the basic theme of Benjamin Liebermanâs excellent new bookÂ Remaking Identities: Â God, Nation and Race in World HistoryÂ (Rowman and Littlefield...