Historians in the News

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.

  • German historian Heinz Richter cleared of charges

    The author of “Operation Mercury: The Invasion of Crete,” had been charged by a Greek prosecutor with “denial of a defamatory nature of the Nazi crimes committed against the Cretan people.”

  • Israeli historian Yair Auron lays out details of a massacre in 1948

    In October 1948, Israeli forces massacred scores of Palestinians in the village of al-Dawayima near Hebron. The case was covered up by the Israeli military, an investigation died out. 68 years later the story is finally emerging in a confessional statement suppressed at the time in which a soldier sought to relieve the weight on his soul.

  • History Jobs Drop

    Openings are down and the number of new Ph.D.s in the field far outpaces available positions, report finds.

  • Why we need Black History Month more than ever

    by Denise Oliver Velez

    Until we have significantly abolished systemic racism in education, we will continue to need Black History Month and other months which focus on our communities of color.