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Was Charles Darwin Responsible for Adolf Hitler’s Ethic?

Obviously not personally, no. Darwin would probably have been appalled at the use that Hitler put his ideas to. But I nevertheless think that it is reasonable to connect the dots of evolutionary theory to Adolf Hitler’s ideology, yes. I do not mean … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: John Heartfield’s Art Depicted the Murderous Nature of Hitler’s Nazi State

A German born opponent of Nazi Germany, John Heartfield’s political art parodied the pretensions of Hitler’s regime and deconstructed its murderous nature. Below is a man set on a medieval wheel of torture turned into a swastika: More John Heartfield images here. … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: The Story of Jadwiga Hassa

Jadwiga Hassa, a Christian woman who was part of the resistance against the Nazis in Poland, was arrested by the Gestapo and ultimately ended up in Ravensbrueck concentration camp. The U.S. Holocaust Museum photo archive tells her story this way: She … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: A Dresden Boy Reads an Anti-Semitic Newspaper (1937)

A boy in Dresden reads Der Stuermer, an anti-Semitic newspaper. The slogan at the bottom of the display box reads: “The Jews are our misfortune.” Source: U.S. Holocaust Museum photo archive.

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: Jews in Dresden Before the War (1934-35)

The portrait depicts members of the Guttmann and Aisenscharf families. Source: U.S. Holocaust Museum photo archives.

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Howard Nemerov and Learning from History

Howard Nemerov served in both the Canadian and American armed forces during World War II, and as a pilot flew combat missions over the North Sea against the Germans. His poem, “Ultima Ratio Reagan,” is a warning against historical ignorance … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: SS Rounding up the Jewish Population of Budapest, October, 1944

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: Survivors of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Austria 1945

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: Allied Footage of the Liberation of Dachau and Bergen-Belsen

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Blood Red Grafitti-Style Crosses Sprayed Over Barack Obama’s Face. A Chilling Image From a McCain-Palin Rally

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Barracks in a Subcamp of Auschwitz and Some Lines from Gerald Stern’s Poem, “Soap”

My counterpart was born in 1925 in a city in Poland—I don’t like to see him born in a little village fifty miles from Kiev and have to fight so wildly just for access to books, I don’t want to … Continue reading

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The Holocaust and the Problem of Suffering

In response to a previous post of mine, a reader commented: The holocaust raises doubts about God, in what way? Evil people did evil things. The fact that it happened doesn’t cause me to doubt God. As one that believes … Continue reading

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