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Spies Among Us

Susan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Susan Kim

I'm feeling an odd nostalgia that I can't quite pinpoint. Is it the smell of barbecue improbably wafting up to my sixth-floor Manhattan apartment? Or is it the Russian spies?

Verdi's Requiem

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Madeleine M. Kunin

My mind skipped back and forth from Theresienstadt to the Flynn theatre. The redemptive power of music has rarely been portrayed with such terror and beauty as with the performance of Verdi's Requiem, both then and now.

No Jewish 'Lord Of The Rings' Ever?

Jewish Review of Books | Michael Weingrad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Although it might seem unlikely that anyone would wonder whether the author of The Lord of the Rings was Jewish, the Nazis took no chances. When the p...

'Topography Of Terror': A New View Onto The Third Reich 'Center Of Evil'

AP | VERENA SCHMITT-ROSCHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — A knee-high wall, a rusty gate, the brick foundations of razed buildings – such are crumbling remnants of the Nazi empire in the ...

Jesse James' Dad Larry: My Son Was Nazi Obsessed | Originally Posted Apr 27th 2010 1:00 AM PDT by TMZ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jesse James' father says he wasn't shocked by the infamous photo of Jesse in a Nazi uniform -- because he claims Jesse had a deep fascination with Hit...

Girl Heroes

Susan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Susan Kim

In recent years, there seems to be a growing number of females in what has long been a male domain: comics and graphic novels.

REVEALED: Details Of US-UK Cold War Intelligence Pact

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Details of the sweeping intelligence sharing pact struck between the United States and Britain at the dawn of the Cold War were made pu...

Erich Steidtmann Investigation Reopened: 95 Year-Old Alleged Nazi Under Fresh German Scrutiny

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Hannover prosecutors have reopened an investigation in which a 95-year-old former SS officer is accused of being involved in two 1943 m...

Bishop Richard Williamson: Holocaust Denier Charge Heads To German Court

AP | VERENA SCHMITT-ROSCHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — A German court convicted ultraconservative British Bishop Richard Williamson on Friday of denying the Holocaust in a television interview. ...

Jews, Poles & Nazis: The Terrible History (New York Review)

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In his magnificent and humane microhistory, Christopher Browning has drawn on the "written, transcribed, and/or taped accounts of 292" Jewish survivor...

Obedience: The Lesson of Eichmann

Michael Kaplan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Kaplan

Most of us don't have the talents or knowledge to make much of a dent in this world; the tempting vice for the unexceptional majority is conformity.

Don't Speak: Helen Thomas and the Culture of Blame

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

It is wrong to shame Helen Thomas, who, throughout her life has been one of the only people to dare to offend those who needed it.

Jan Brewer Joins List of Politicians Embellishing War Records

Luis Heredia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Heredia

This week, Brewer was at the center of another firestorm, this one ignited by a story which pointed out Brewer had inaccurately claimed her father "died fighting the Nazi regime in Germany."

Words and the Politician

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Blumenthal may have gone to Viet Nam after the war, enjoyed a good meal, and in describing the experience to friends said he "was served in Viet Nam" referring, of course, to the meal.

Denis Avey: The POW Who Broke Into Auschwitz

LA Times | Henry Chu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While others were desperate to get out of the death camp at Auschwitz, a POW risked his life to get in. He needed to see what was happening, knowing t...

Hans Fallada's Newly Translated Anti-Nazi Classic Is Surprise Bestseller In UK

The Guardian | Dalya Alberge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A little-known thriller about the German resistance against the Nazis has become the sleeper hit of the summer -- more than 60 years after it was writ...

Curious George Was On The Run And So Were The Authors, From The Nazis

AP | ANN LEVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Ever wonder why Curious George is so curious? Or why the monkey hero of the "Curious George" children's books is so fond of travel, s...

Heinrich Boere Convicted In Germany for 1944 murders

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AACHEN, Germany — A German court on Tuesday convicted an 88-year-old of murdering three Dutch civilians as part of a Nazi hit squad during World...

It's Not the Tea Party's Country to "Take Back"

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

November is the election that counts, and we need to make it a clear statement to the bullies on the Right that they are not in charge.

Director's Film Revisits the Rape of Nanking From a New Perspective

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In John Rabe, Florian Gallenberger tells the true story of a German businessman, Rabe, who was head of Siemens AG's plant in Nanking and had been living in China for more than 20 years when the Japanese invaded in 1937.

Adolf Eichmann, Architect Of The Holocaust: Files May Reveal Secrets

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — The basics of Adolf Eichmann's story are well documented: Commonly known as the "architect of the Holocaust" for his role in coordinati...

Critical Thinking Is Essential in Every College Class

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joseph Smigelski

All of the classes I teach at the two community colleges where I am employed are writing classes. I try to make my courses more than just a series of how-to sessions about comma placement -- I inject the concept of critical thinking.

Nazis 'Exaggerated Dresden Death Toll', German Historians Conclude

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nazi claims that as many as 500,000 people died during the Allied bombing of Dresden in the Second World War were exaggerated, a group of German scien...

'The Ice Road': My Life In A Siberian Labor Camp

Dr. Stefan Waydenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Stefan Waydenfeld

My life was hard labor in a Siberian logging camp, working all year round, maintaining an ice road for the transport of timber in subzero temperatures.

Rev. Jim Wallis: Glenn Beck Is Wrong, Social Justice Is At The Heart Of Gospel

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Christian author and social justice advocate Rev. Jim Wallis appeared on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" Friday evening to talk about Glenn Beck's re...