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  • Originally published 11/07/2016

    Photo could rewrite history of Nazi 'Broken Glass' pogrom

    Seventy-eight years ago, the Nazis used the murder of a diplomat by a Polish Jew, Herschel Grynszpan, to launch anti-Semitic attacks. A newly uncovered photo suggests that he may have surprisingly survived the Holocaust.

  • Originally published 10/17/2016

    How Nazi terminology is creeping back into politics

    Long-banished German words and phrases linked to the country's Nazi past have been revived by far-right politicians railing against the migrant influx, sparking comparisons to the 1930s.

  • Originally published 05/10/2016

    The Last Nazi Trials

    More than 70 years later, the prosecution of a 94-year-old former SS guard renews questions about how to assign blame for the Holocaust.

  • Originally published 05/03/2016

    Hitler and the Nazis’ Anti-Zionism

    Jeffrey Herf

    During the Cold War the Soviet Union, its Warsaw Pact Allies and the Western far-left spread a variety of lies about the history of Zionism, the most famous of these falsehoods being the assertion that Hitler and the Nazi regime were supporters of Zionism.

  • Originally published 01/12/2016

    Father of Koch Brothers Helped Build Nazi Oil Refinery, Book Says

    The book is largely focused on the Koch family, stretching back to its involvement in the far-right John Birch Society and the political and business activities of the father, Fred C. Koch, who found some of his earliest business success overseas in the years leading up to World War II.

  • Originally published 08/03/2015

    A salute lost to history

    Hannah Schwarz explores a 1934 photo that appears to show Jewish children in Pittsburgh giving the Nazi salute

  • Originally published 06/02/2015

    Ethics of a Nazi judge

    Konrad Morgen prosecuted his fellow Nazis for corruption, not murder. How should history judge him?

  • Originally published 03/24/2015

    Mass Exodus of Germans From Eastern Europe: The Last Nazi War Crime

    Eva Hahnova

    Czech historian Eva Hahnova has challenged attempts to rewrite the history of the Second World War, including the story of the mass exodus of Germans from Eastern Europe at the end of the war, which she calls the last massive crime committed by the Nazi regime.

  • Originally published 02/10/2015

    Why are we obsessed with the Nazis?

    Richard J Evans

    How has thinking about the Third Reich changed over the decades? And does it exert such a grip because it represents racism in its most extreme form?

  • Originally published 02/09/2015

    Surviving the Nazis, Only to Be Jailed by America

    Eric Lichtblau

    Largely lost to history is the cruel reality of what “liberation” actually meant for hundreds of thousands of Holocaust survivors discovered barely alive in the Nazi camps.

  • Originally published 02/03/2015

    The twins of Auschwitz

    Andy Walker

    When the Soviet army liberated the Auschwitz death camp 70 years ago many of the prisoners had been killed or marched away by the retreating Nazis. But among those left were some twin children - the subject of disturbing experiments by Dr Josef Mengele.

  • Originally published 02/02/2015

    Why the Nazis Were Desperate for Gold

    George M. Taber

    It was the greatest robbery in world history. During World War II, the German Nazi government robbed more than 600 tons of European gold.

  • Originally published 01/27/2015

    The voices of Auschwitz

    The 70th anniversary of the liberation of the notorious Nazi concentration camp could mark the last major commemoration for many Holocaust survivors

  • Originally published 01/26/2015

    How Auschwitz Is Misunderstood

    Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

    That misunderstanding distorts what we think about the Holocaust, and about the Nazis themselves.

  • Originally published 11/20/2014

    Swiss Museum to Announce Decision on Nazi-Looted Art Next Week

    The chance discovery of more than 1,400 modernist works in a 2012 raid by tax authorities at Gurlitt’s apartment in Munich unearthed paintings, sketches and prints long given up as lost or destroyed under Adolf Hitler’s rule.

  • Originally published 11/11/2014

    Survivor Who Hated the Spotlight

    Mary Berg wrote a diary about her life in the Warsaw Ghetto that was published in English long before Anne Frank’s diary. Then she disappeared.

  • Originally published 11/03/2014

    Gate at Dachau Concentration Camp With Nazi Slogan Is Stolen

    A heavy metal gate bearing the Nazis’ infamous concentration camp slogan, “Arbeit Macht Frei,” (Work Sets You Free), was stolen under cover of darkness on the weekend from the memorial site at the old Nazi camp of Dachau.

  • Originally published 10/15/2014

    Nazi death squad leader: The musical

    If you are constantly battling to try and disprove Russian claims that your state is essentially neo-Nazi, it doesn’t help if an evening of musical entertainment then pops up giving Nazi death squads the razzle-dazzle of a Broadway musical.

  • Originally published 09/04/2014

    New book reveals how a Jewish doctor duped the Nazis

    HNN Staff

    "For 16 months, working under the noses of his clueless Nazi overseers ... a Jewish doctor managed to send fake typhus vaccine to the Nazi soldiers at the front, even as he provided the real thing to inoculate his fellow condemned Jews in a concentration camp."

  • Originally published 08/02/2014

    The Myth of Jewish Passivity

    Richard Middleton-Kaplan

    The myth that Jews went passively like sheep to slaughter in the Holocaust remains maddeningly persistent. In actuality, voluminous historical documentation attests to the fact that Jews resisted whenever, wherever, and however it was possible.

  • Originally published 07/03/2014

    Jewish Nazi Baby. What?

    Hessy Taft's baby photograph was selected by Nazi party as the ideal Aryan infant, but Joseph Goebbels' propaganda machine never discovered that she was in fact Jewish.

  • Originally published 04/03/2014

    The Walter Benjamin Brigade

    Walter Laqueur

    How an obscure and maddeningly opaque German Jewish intellectual became a thriving academic industry.

  • Originally published 04/02/2014

    National Geographic Channel Pulls ‘Nazi War Diggers’ Series

    National Geographic Channel said Monday that it would “indefinitely” pull a planned television series on unearthing Nazi war graves after days of blistering criticism from archeologists and others who said the show handled the dead with macabre disrespect.

  • Originally published 09/20/2013

    'History Makers' to Visit 2 IPS High Schools

    History Makers, the United Sates' largest African American video oral history collection, sends community leaders to visit schools in cities like Indianapolis in order to make history both inspiring and more approachable for high school students.

  • Originally published 02/13/2013

    Only surviving synagogue near Auschwitz on verge of collapse

    A synagogue near the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz is on the verge of collapse, officials warned on Wednesday.The head of the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation, which maintains the historic building in the southern Polish city of Oswiecim, said in a phone interview that the synagogue is on unstable ground and if it is not reinforced soon, it may crumble."There are already small cracks visible," Tomasz Kuncewicz said. "A thorough examination found that the ground is unstable and with heavy rain or something similar, anything can happen."...

  • Originally published 02/13/2013

    Only surviving synagogue near Auschwitz on verge of collapse

    A synagogue near the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz is on the verge of collapse, officials warned on Wednesday.The head of the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation, which maintains the historic building in the southern Polish city of Oswiecim, said in a phone interview that the synagogue is on unstable ground and if it is not reinforced soon, it may crumble."There are already small cracks visible," Tomasz Kuncewicz said. "A thorough examination found that the ground is unstable and with heavy rain or something similar, anything can happen."...

  • Originally published 07/04/2016

    Inside the Nazi Camp on Long Island

    Gil Troy

    Next door to a Germans-only colony featuring streets named Hitler and Goebbels was a youth camp with swastikas on bunks and Hitler Youth short shorts.

  • Originally published 05/09/2014

    The War Against the Nazis: A Source of Cold War Antagonism and Current Superpower Conflict

    CHooper's Post-Soviet Futures Blog

    For the U.S. and Russia, the two superpowers who have taken such an “interest” in Ukraine’s political turmoil, the Second World War could be upheld as a past example of successful diplomacy and as a model for future collaboration in resolving today’s crisis. After all, it stands for a moment when East and West worked together – as part of the “Big Three” coalition of the U.S., Great Britain, and the USSR – to bring down Adolf Hitler. Yet even the initial V-E Day in May of 1945 was an imperfect joint triumph, one marred by troubling indications of just how quickly a U.S.-Russian alliance could dissolve and one global cataclysm spill into another.