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Obama Apologizes for Special Olympics Joke: “He expressed his disappointment and he apologized in a way that was very moving,” Said Tim Shriver, Special Olympics Chairman

So reports the Reno Gazette-Journal: Appearing on “The Tonight Show” Thursday, the president told host Jay Leno he’d been practicing at the White House’s bowling alley but wasn’t happy with his score of 129. Then he remarked: “It was like … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: Propaganda Slide Depicting “Deformed” Children

Social Darwinism played a significant role in Hitler’s thinking, and it was part of the racialist ideology of the Nazis that the “unfit” (the physically or mentally disabled) should not devour the time and resources of the fit. Consequently, the fit … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: A Jewish Man with a Wicker Chair Arrives at the “Judenramp” (Auschwitz-Birkenau, May, 1944)

Source: US Holocaust Museum archive

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