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World War 2


  • 1933 May Be Closer than We Think

    by Frank Domurad

    Increasing cultural, social and political continuities between Weimar and America should give us serious concern in assessing the fate of these two democracies as part of an analogous historical phenomenon.



  • The Weaponization of History

    by Wilfred M. McClay

    Ignorantly invoking slavery or the Holocaust is an affront to those who seriously study the past.


  • The Rabbi, the Telegram, and the Holocaust

    by Rafael Medoff

    Seventy-seven years ago today, a telegram bearing a horrifying and unforgettable message reached America’s foremost Jewish leader. It revealed the first comprehensive details about the systematic mass murder that would come to be known as the Holocaust



  • Paris celebrates its liberation from Nazis, 75 years on

    Paris celebrated the American soldiers, French Resistance fighters and others who liberated the City of Light from Nazi occupation exactly 75 years ago on Sunday, unleashing an eruption of kissing, dancing, tears and gratitude.


  • FDR's Token Jewish Refugee Shelter

    by Rafael Medoff

    Granting temporary refuge was a way of addressing the life-and-death crisis that Europe’s Jews faced, without incurring the wrath of those who opposed permanent immigration.


  • Will We all Survive by the Skin of Our Teeth?

    by Bruce Chadwick

    The Skin of Our Teeth is a colossal success, a perceptive look back to the past and to the future and from post-World War II life to the present day and to our future, too.