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First They Came: Redux

Warren Holstein | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Warren Holstein

According to Wikipedia: "First they came ... is a famous statement and provocative poem written by Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) about the cow...

This Daily Mail Anti-Refugee Cartoon Is Straight Out Of Nazi Germany

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.18.2015 | Media

The Daily Mail just went there. "There" being Nazi Europe circa 1939, as seen through the lens of propaganda-laden cartoons depicting the Jews as rats...

God Save the Nazi King?

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.15.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

The Man in the High Castle, SS-GB, Fatherland, and Dominion are just a few of the fascinating novels that have pictured a victorious Germany in World War II. Tony Schumacher's debut thriller The Darkest Hour gives the story an exciting twist by making its hero an actual war hero.

An Open Letter to Ben Carson @HuffPostBlog

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The fact that you're now getting battered in the press is no one's fault but your own. I'm sorry Doc, but lies matter. And they matter big time when you're running for president. You're on the hot seat now for sure.

Former Nazi Sergeant Fit For Trial At 93, German Court Says

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.02.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — A German court says a 93-year-old former SS sergeant charged with 170,000 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served ...

Ben Carson Still Insists Jews Could Have Gunned Their Way out of the Holocaust

Bernard Starr | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Ben Carson doesn't spell out how armed Jews could have changed the history of the Holocaust. Not surprisingly, he has come up with no examples of Jews fighting back as they were rounded up and sent to extermination camps. So let's put Carson's thesis to the test.

5 Tips for Killing Baby Hitler

Warren Holstein | Posted 10.27.2015 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

New highly secret NSA intelligence-gathering techniques and advanced data analysis of all of your social media timelines has further enabled us to determine that you are the perfect candidate to travel back in time to the late 19th century and kill "Baby" Hitler. Congratulations!

10 Other Things Ben Carson Would Have Done Better Than You

Warren Holstein | Posted 10.13.2015 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

A lot of people are using the various examples of Ben Carson's recent comments to call him ignorant, thoughtless, insensitive and a narcissistic windbag who's unfit for the Presidency, but I submit that, perhaps, not only does he know better than us, but that he is better than us.

Ben Carson, Firearms and False Parallels to the Holocaust

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I hold both extremes - the Holocaust deniers and the Holocaust revisionists - as offensive to the good people who were all taken from us far too soon. Let them rest in peace. Let the truth prevail.

Fall of the Roman Empire

Michelle Tennant Nicholson | Posted 10.12.2015 | Media
Michelle Tennant Nicholson

According to Ben Carson, we're in more danger of becoming Nazi Germany. War references are great clues to news hooks for your sound bites, stories, stats and self reflection.

WGN TV Runs Nazi Image With Yom Kippur Broadcast

Carrie Goldman | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Carrie Goldman

My young daughters are living proof that Hitler failed. He tried to eradicate the Jews, but we choose life and hope. And since it is the Day of Atonement, I forgive the person at WGN who made this unfortunate mistake.

The Plight of Refugees Echoes World War II Memories

Elizabeth A. Havey | Posted 09.10.2015 | Women
Elizabeth A. Havey

It will take months, years for us to see how the turmoil of uprooted peoples, the constant fleeing and suffering that seems to be taking hold of so many countries on our planet ends. In the meantime, let's do what we can to create positive change.

The Diamond In This Engagement Ring Helped One Family Escape Nazi Germany

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 09.08.2015 | Weddings

Derek Doneen, a 28-year-old documentary filmmaker from Los Angeles, spent a year saving for an engagement ring before he told his parents about h...

Kim Davis Is Not Being Persecuted by Nazis

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics
Lev Raphael

If her lawyer thinks her situation is anything like theirs, he's delusional. If it's just a play for sympathy, he's taken the rhetorical misuse of comparisons to Nazi Germany to a new low.

V-J Day at 70: China Mangles History and Projects A More Doubtful Future

William Bradley | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

There were only a few things wrong with the massive parade today in Beijing celebrating the 70th anniversary of V-J Day, Victory over Japan Day. The folks doing the celebrating only tangentially represent the Chinese who most actively resisted the Japanese invaders. And the celebration itself, meant to signify China's emerging superpower status, fell a little flat.

Nazi Parade Ground and the Stink of German Urine

Rick Steves | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've left England and have made my way to Germany, where I'm filming new TV shows for our upcoming season. And my first stop is a beautiful town with ...

The Atomic Bomb at 70: Its Fearsome Impact, Frightful Legacy, and Potential Stellar Redemption

William Bradley | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

As horrifying as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were, the quantum leap forward in destructive power afforded by the hydrogen bomb made our situation far more perilous. We've been fortunate that virtually unthinkable destruction has not ensued since the nuclear arms race of the 1950s.

Is MH17 Putin's Katyn Wood Massacre?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Blocking accountability and seeking to blame others for its crimes, even when premeditated is a KGB tactic, but only marginally successful. Putin should have learned the lesson that the truth is bound to come through.

Reading The Ambassador: The Moral Costs of Power

Rabbi Ben Greenberg | Posted 07.21.2015 | Books
Rabbi Ben Greenberg

The book quiets notions of easy acts of bravery in the face of overwhelming evil. It disrupts the good versus evil storyline that we, as viewers and readers, have come to expect and yearn for.

What Was It Like to Testify Against Nazi War Criminal Oskar Groening?

Quora | Posted 07.15.2015 | World

Originally I was supposed to testify in the trial of Oskar Groening after a whole list of people, but somehow they called on me to be first. That court was pretty disorganized so I decided that as soon as I got the opportunity to speak, I would do it.

Jewish Officials Protest Gas Chamber Art Installation In Poland

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jewish officials are furious over a video installation at a Polish museum that shows naked men and women playing a game of tag...

Ukraine: World War II Fiasco Leads to Public Relations Disaster and Thorny Questions for Kiev and Foreign Diaspora

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

For Kiev, winning the public relations war against Vladimir Putin would seem to be a no-brainer. For a year now, the Kremlin has conducted a thinly-disguised war of aggression in eastern Ukraine resulting in the deaths of thousands.

Republican Civil War Between Imperialists and Isolationists Has Deep Roots and Big Implications

William Bradley | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

The Republicans' dramatic intra-party fighting over NSA domestic surveillance, which saw the likes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain having to give way to the likes of young libertarian Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul and House Republicans, points up a brewing civil war on national security.

Morality, Religion and Experimenting on You

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2015 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

To improve the process of ethical oversight of research, we need to change our attitudes, and recognize far more fully that complicated moral issues, strains and vagaries are involved.

Time Travel Is Possible: We Did So in the Czech Republic and So Should Every Other American

Christopher Molaro | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Christopher Molaro

Agree or disagree with our foreign policy or Washington bureaucracy, these are places and events I would encourage every American to visit and pay homage. Their symbolism preserves generations.