Patrick Modiano’s recently translated Sundays in August and Such Fine Boys are poles apart in their themes, but are shrouded in mystery and manage to successfully build a sense of place.
ISIS’s looming defeat is to be cheered, but the costs have been huge – loss of civilian life, destruction of ancient cities, increased attacks abroad and brewing conflicts in the region.
Yad Vashem in Israel, filled with belongings and pictures of victims of the Holocaust, is meant to honour the millions of Jews killed in the Second World War.
The danger of Hindutva politics lies not in creating a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ but in the destruction it will wreak and the lives it will destroy during its dominance and in its aftermath.
“We have the right to consider holy any animal we like but to hope that followers of another religion will consider it equally sacred is nothing but to incite violence.”
Before violently reversing the trend under new authoritarian regimes, Germany and much of Europe had hundreds of gay and lesbian cafes – this is an object lesson showing that the history of LGBTQ rights is not a record of constant progress.
India’s refusal to accept the 1984 pogrom as genocide is problematic, given the absence of prescribed domestic standards to test such a claim.
The imperative issued by Levi’s If This is a Man is that one bear must witness to the inhuman in the human.
The photo album found in April 1945 in the bedroom of Hitler’s longtime companion Eva Braun could fetch up to $18,340.
Significant links connect racial science in colonial southern Africa with the holocaust of the European Jews in Nazi Germany and to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
No one likes a white supremacist, but is violence the answer?
The pendant belonged to Karoline Cohn – a Jewish girl who perished at Sobibor and may have been connected to the famous diarist.
The centrepiece of the Nazi legislation, the Nuremberg Laws were made keeping in mind examples of the US racist policies and their success.
In the 1920s and early 1930s, American journalists tended to put the ascendant fascists on a normal footing and ignored the underlying violent megalomania.
The ‘thing’ for this week’s column is war – what nations expect from soldiers and the unexpected societal consequences of losing.
Few European capitals are as stamped with their recent history as the city of Berlin. Wherever you go, you’re sure to encounter telltale marks left by Nazi Germany, the Holocaust and the Cold War.
With his new book, the author takes a step back from the urgency and desperate clamour attendant to a chronicle of cancer and into the more sterilised, yet even more transformative, world of genes.
Konrad Morgen prosecuted his fellow Nazis, but not for the Final Solution. How should history judge him?