A funny thing one comes across when reading biographies about Russian revolutionaries is how bourgeois nearly all of their lives were.
“an exceptionally powerful and emotionally charged story.”
“Rajsfus implicitly warns us that there will be many fellow travelers who will follow Trump through the swamp in order to wreck the American experiment.”
“One of the greatest contributions of Judaism to the world is doing things for others. It is the reward of our lives.”—Viktor Frankel, Holocaust survivor, author
“Antisemitism did not bring Hitler to power; a pervasive national crisis and the machinations of self-interested conservative politicians did.”
It is entirely possible that the vast majority of Americans have never thought of or even considered the possibility that their country and its white supremacist legislation of the 1930s would ever
“Hermann, your mommy was arrested on September 25, 1944. Leni and I knew why, it was terrible. Your mother in the Gestapo hell. It was our wish to have you.
Nobody’s Son is the culmination of a family’s gradual demise.
“This is history, through the glass darkly, with all the attendant perils of the great darkness that was the Holocaust in Poland, both during and after the Second World War and in the decades of co
“And with every day that passes you become poorer within, the internal frost becomes sharper, the heart hardens. Yes, you are alive.
As World War II sinks further into history and people from that era begin to pass, one would think the interest in that period would wane exponentially.
It has been said before and bears repeating, but it is always gratifying when the stories of more obscure incidents and events of a historical period are published for the information and edificati
“cannot be recommended too highly . . . another smoking gun . . .”
Diplomatic editor for The Guardian Julian Borger returns to the Balkans in this chronicle of the pursuit and capture of war criminals by the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague.
“For me, the hardest thing to bear is not that Jews were massacred in Jedwabne and the area, but that it was done with such cruelty and that the killing gave so much joy.”
After the horror of Kristallnacht in November 1938, the author’s frightened parents lived in mortal fear of Nazi persecution.
“[Gretel Wachtel’s] defiance of the Gestapo and her willingness to serve time in a concentration camp gives Ms.
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