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 […]

Deborah Lipstadt Criticizes Netanyahu’s Support of the Right in Hungary and Poland

Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of modern Jewish history at Emory University, warns in The Times of Israel that some Jews are in denial about a resurgence of anti-semitism. She notes that even Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allies himself with right-wing anti-semitic leaders to serve his political objectives: Most sadly of all, Israel’s political leadership […]

Thirty Writers: ‘Fight for the idea of Europe or see it perish’

Thirty prominent writers, led by Bernard-Henri Lévy, signed and published in the French newspaper Libération, a pro-European manifesto warning that “Europe is in peril” from “the populist forces washing over the continent.” The collective urge readers “to carry once more the torch of a Europe that, despite its mistakes, its lapses, and its occasional acts of cowardice, remains […]

Audiobook: “21 Lessons for the 21st Century”

Yuval Noah Harari is a history professor at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. But he’s no ordinary history professor. His current research focuses on big picture questions including: What’s the relationship between history and biology? Does history have a direction? Have people become happier over time? Harari does not tackle easy questions and always has something […]

Modern Berlin : A Transforming Capital

I visited Berlin in the early 1980s. Berlin was then a divided city. I stayed in the Western zone near the Kurfurstendamm, which at the time was the heart of Berlin. I took a one day bus tour to the East. We crossed through Checkpoint Charlie. The bus was thoroughly searched by East German border […]