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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Nazi Germany
fascism

If We Don’t Act Now Fascism Will Be on Our Doorstep, Says Yale Historian

Yale historian Timothy Snyder, who studies regime change in authoritarian societies, warns that the American people now have “about a year” to defend democracy in the United States from the threat posed by the Trump administration.

March 14, 2017
Jewish cemetery

In The Face Of Hatred, Americans Can Speak Up Or They Can Look Away

Saturday night, nearly eight decades after the death factories were closed in Europe, someone — more likely a gang of someones — toppled hundreds of headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia. The same thing happened last week in St. Louis.

March 1, 2017
Jewish Refugees, WWII

St. Louis Manifest: The Tragic Story Of Refugees Denied Entry To The U.S. In WWII

St. Louis Manifest puts a human face to the refugees who were turned away from the U.S., using photos and stories documented by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The project was launched on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which commemorates the day in 1945 when Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated by the Soviet Union’s Red Army.

January 29, 2017
Trump, Immigration Policy, Fear

President Trump Brings Shame To The U.S. With Policy Based On Fear

This so-called immigration ban is the first major legislative step in Trump’s alienation narrative, the beginning of the “us” versus “them.” We said “never again” after the Holocaust; we would help people fleeing persecution. With one signature, Trump has obliterated one of our country’s most virtuous tenets.

January 29, 2017
Trump, Mentally Ill

New Year’s Resolutions For Turning Trump Into A ‘Loser’

These are the ten resolutions to preserve democracy that I’ll do my best to honor in 2017. I hope you’ll find them useful as you do your best — which I’m sure will be better than mine.

December 26, 2016

EBay Refuses To Sell Antique Car Once Belonging To Hermann Goering

By Anne Geggis, Sun Sentinel BOCA RATON, Fla. — What Boca Raton auto dealers consider a war trophy symbolic of America’s finest triumph is proving too hot to handle. The online auction site, eBay, has declined to post for auction a 1941 Mercedes Benz 540K Cabriolet that was special-ordered by Hitler henchman Hermann Goering and […]

June 26, 2014

Weekend Reader: ‘The Mantle Of Command: FDR At War, 1941-1942’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942 by award-winning biographer Nigel Hamilton. Based on years of archival research, The Mantle of Command is a comprehensive account of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s strong leadership during a pivotal time, as well as the crucial decisions he made when developing a strategy to defeat Hitler and Japan at […]

June 14, 2014

Billionaire Ken Langone Walks Back Nazi Comment

Billionaire political donor Ken Langone has acknowledged that his recent comments comparing Nazi Germany to the current populist fervor in the United States “may well have been [inappropriate].” On Tuesday morning, Politico published a report tracing populist sentiment in the United States and the subsequent response by wealthy donors, who fear the worst. How bad […]

March 19, 2014