by Giles Tremlett
The International Brigades drew 35,000 volunteers to oppose the forces of fascism in 1936, including 5,000 Jews, who deserve recognition as the first armed fighters against the political movement that culminated in the Holocaust.
SOURCE: New York Times
Rebecca Donner, great-great-neice of Mildred Harnack, an American-born woman executed in 1943 for anti-Nazi activity in Germany, has written a book of family history that also shows the melting away of German delusions about Hitler's intentions and power.
by Doug Gold
The author tells a dramatic story of World War II: the meeting of his in-laws, a Slovene partisan fighter and a Kiwi prisoner of war under Nazi occupation.
SOURCE: New York Review of Books
by Molly Jong-Fast
"I never considered my grandfather to be a danger to the republic, but J. Edgar Hoover disagreed." The FBI surveilled writer Howard Fast extensively, though, as he wrote in his autobiography, "the eleven hundred pages detailed every—or almost every—decent act I had performed in my life."
SOURCE: The New York Times
The pandemic has hastened the departure of witnesses to the wrenching conflicts of the last century, allowing rising political forces to recast history.
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