The passing of Elie Wiesel serves as a timely reminder that one day soon Holocaust survivors will no longer be able to tell their own stories.
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Awash in so much data, it is hard to know which have long-term value and which we can ignore.
Historians nowadays tend to be interested in different facets of memory, especially "collective memory" and its mirror image, forgetting. Among other things, we want to know how a society or community's memory of important events changes over time.
Does Google make your memory weaker?
A recent series of studies conducted by Columbia University's Department of Psychology investigated the effect...
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