Should Germany spend more on its military?

Jan Techau, director of the Europe Program at the German Marshall Fund (GMF) in Berlin, told Katrin Bennhold of The New York Times: The life we [Europeans] have had for the last 70 years is possible because of the American security guarantees we have had, largely for free. That is the reason we are not […]

Poland and the Jews

A Week in Auschwitz is a blog written by an unnamed British female PhD student whose research focuses on the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum’s adaptation to the digital age. She is also Administrator for the Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London. The blog has been around since 2012 and is thoughtfully written. The […]

Podcast: The U.S. Government’s Hunt for Josef Mengele

Spycast is a podcast created by the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Vince Houghton, the museum’s historian and curator. Josef Mengele (1911-1979) was an SS physician who conducted inhumane medical experiments on prisoners at Auschwitz. He was known as the “Angel of Death.”  In this podcast Dr. Houghton interviews […]

Holocaust Remembrance Project

A January 25, 2019 report rates individual European Union (EU) countries on how honest they are in facing up their Holocaust pasts. The report gives each country a rating of green, yellow or red. For example, Hungary, Poland and Croatia received red cards for revisionism. It is no coincidence that countries rated red often have […]

BBC Witness: ‘The Death of Hitler’

In 1989, the Zina Rohan of the BBC interviewed Traudl Junge. Junge worked as a secretary for Adolf Hitler during WWII. She was in the bunker in Berlin when he committed suicide in 1945 as the Red Army closed in. She explains that Hitler was only close to his mistress and wife Eva Braun and […]

Yale History Professor Puts the ‘Alt-Right’ in Historical Perspective

Yale history professor Timothy Snyder writing in The New York Times: When the supporters of the alt-right chant that “Jews will not replace us,” they recapitulate the Nazi idea of a world Jewry that stifles the master race and must therefore be removed from the planet. When they shout “Blood and soil,” they repeat a Nazi slogan […]

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Schindler’s List’ Now on Netflix

Schindler’s List follows the true story of Oskar Schindler, who saved more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. The film opened on December 15, 1993 and won seven Oscars including Best Picture. It’s been called the “best of Spielberg’s ‘serious movies’“. You can watch it now on Netflix.

May 5, 2019: 74th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp

On Sunday the 5th May 2019, a Service of Remembrance for the 74th Anniversary of the Liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp will take place at the former camp, which is near Munich, Germany. The event is organized by the Comité International de Dachau (CID) with the support of the Bavarian Memorial Sites Foundation. The CID […]

Holocaust Museum Director: “The unthinkable is always possible”

Sara Bloomfield, the Director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was interviewed by United Nations (UN) News for Holocaust Remembrance Day. She explains the mission of the Museum and its work with UN. Bloomfield has led the museum for 18 years, working to build a global institution that raises Holocaust awareness, deepens understanding of the […]

Poland: Revisionism Triumphs Over Accuracy

Daniel Tilles, assistant professor of history at the Pedagogical University of Cracow, writing in Notes from Poland explains that Poland’s “controversial memory law is still in place, the Polish government’s historical narrative is stronger than ever, and Israel and the US appear to have accepted it.” The law in question was enacted in 2018 on […]