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How to Know if the Iran Deal Is a Good Deal

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

World leaders are close to an historic agreement that would roll back and contain Iran's nuclear program. In order for the deal to succeed, however, it must deliver on three core issues.

New Book: 'My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me'

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 04.22.2015 | Books
Kimberly Cooper

When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, randomly picked up a library book off a shelf, her whole life -- her whole sense of self -- changed forever.

Best of Berlinale: A Conversation With Simon Curtis on Woman in Gold

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.12.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In his director's statement for the stunning new film Woman in Gold, which world premiered at this year's Berlinale as part of their Special Gala line-up, Simon Curtis writes "the film is about identity and asks the question, are you where you're from or where you are?"

Je Suis Charlie, but Can We Have a World of Respect?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Last week, I sat next to a French production executive at the Reality TV Awards. Our discussion centered around the attack a couple weeks earlier at the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo and the world outpouring thereafter for free speech.

Why Read Heidegger?

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.31.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

On the initiative of the Bibliothèque National de France, the review La Règle du Jeu, and two young philosophers, Joseph Cohen and Raphaël Zagury-Orly, a major symposium was held last week on the subject of Heidegger and "the Jews." Over the discussions hung the appearance of Heidegger's famous "Black Notebooks," in which his anti-Semitism shows its face plainly.

Lessons From Auschwitz, 70 Years Later

Carlo Strenger | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
Carlo Strenger

Soon no more Holocaust survivors will be alive, and our duty of remembering and understanding increases. This means, among other things, that we must face the uncomfortable truths about human nature that Auschwitz symbolizes.

Ukraine: Still Failing on World War II

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 02.24.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Enmeshed in a deadly struggle with Russian separatists, many Ukrainians are seeking to fashion their own nationalist ethos. While that is somewhat understandable, Bandera is a poor model. Seventy years after the end of World War II, Ukrainians must eschew such symbols and look elsewhere in the search for a national identity.

Ben Carson Stands By Nazi Germany, Slavery Comparisons

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

Celebrated neurosurgeon Ben Carson is sticking by controversial comments comparing the U.S. to Nazi Germany and the Affordable Care Act to slavery. ...

Exploring Letters From Himmler

Katharine Kramer | Posted 01.21.2015 | Arts
Katharine Kramer

This compelling documentary reveals the secret personal writings and photographs from the private collection of Nazi Gestapo Chief Heinrich Himmler.

For Dr. Ben Carson, It's Time for Government 101

John A. Tures | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Dr. Ben Carson, who resigned from Fox News as a first step towards running for U.S. president, has been no stranger to controversial statements, seems to have gone a bit overboard, in likening the United States to Nazi Germany.

Ali Watkins

Nazis Helped Get Us To The Moon. The Reagan White House Helped Keep Them In The U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- They lived within our borders for years, thousands of miles away from the lives they helped ruin. Serving as cornerstones of America’s...

Two Crises Cry Out for a 'Manhattan Project': Climate Change and Ebola

Bernard Starr | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Bernard Starr

The U.S. did not apply the knee-jerk capitalistic model of mobilizing competition. Had we succumbed to that model, the government might have offered grants and other incentives to encourage individual scientists, universities, private and publicly held companies to compete in a race to develop the bomb -- with benefits to the winner.

Not a Holocaust Film

Isa Freeling | Posted 12.13.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

This is the story of Henrich Himmler told by himself and his family through their letters and personal diaries, which were not burned as he requested. They were secreted away by an American until the '60s, then given to the Israeli archivists.

Glenn Beck Is Wrong to Disparage Poland's World War II Record

Alex Storozynski | Posted 12.06.2014 | Media
Alex Storozynski

Enough. It's not OK to disparage Poland's World War II record. No country fought Nazi Germany longer or sacrificed a larger percentage of its people to Hitler's death machine than Poland. Enough.

Breaking the Jewish Taboo on Germany

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.28.2014 | Religion
Lev Raphael

This is Banned Books Week and though I've never had any of my twenty-five books banned, one of my books was sidelined in an insidious way that amounte...

Obama's D-Day Misfire Mirrors Other Problems

William Bradley | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

What we got from Obama was a tunnel visioned view of history, even with regard to the historical event itself. And he completely missed the reality that events do not occur in isolation from one another.

Richard Mourdock: America Is Going The Way Of Nazi Germany

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

Indiana state treasurer Richard Mourdock, who mounted an unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate in 2012, says America is going the way of Hitler's Nazi Germ...

D-Day Veteran's Brother Was Holocaust's First Jewish Victim

Steve Karras | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Steve Karras

Lothar Kahn's backstory has all the ingredients of a Hollywood movie, but the reality is far more tragic and even unremarkable. Kahn has lived two of the most compelling narratives of the 20th century: the Holocaust and the D-Day invasion.

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

The show operates on several different levels. In 21st century terminology, it is a mashup of history, psychology and art.

Introducing Louie Gohmert's Head-Turning Theory On Gay Marriage, Nazis And Jews

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said on the House floor Friday that liberals who call anti-gay-marriage Christians "haters" are subjecting them to persec...

Getting to Know the Person Who Saved My Life

Eva Haller | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Eva Haller

For the months that I was there, I saw it as the traditional boarding school I thought it was. When Nazi soldiers eventually raided it, I realized the school had been my safe haven.

Hundreds Of Jews Jumped From Trains To Escape Nazi Death Camps

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.10.2014 | World

A four-year study by a German historian revealed an estimated 764 Jews managed to escape from trains en route to concentration camps during the Holoca...

LGBT Advocates Are Part Of Hitler's 'Super Gay' Race Who Will Kill Christians, Radio Host Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are part of a "radical homosexual movement" that mirrors elements of Nazi Germany, Rick...

A Rabbinic Take on 'The Great Escape'

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 05.31.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

The Great Escape tells the dramatic story of a cohort of men who did not give up in the face of adversity, who were focused and committed to their mission even when the road they traveled was bumpy and full of detours.

Obama, Putin and Ukraine: No Charge of the Light Brigade But A Big Unnecessary Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Even though Putin lectured Obama at length, after forcing him to come to his dacha outside Moscow, about Russia's concerns, with a very special emphasis on Ukraine, the reality that the administration had to deal not with a nice ally and potential buddy but a tough guy with very clearly defined limits did not sink in.