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  • 16 Mar 2018
    Nikolay Koposov

    Is Poland’s New Memory Law a Case of Holocaust Denial?

    Nikolay Koposov, author of 'Memory Laws, Memory Wars: The Politics of the Past in Europe and Russia,' relates his research to current political controversy in Poland.

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  • 4 Sep 2015

    Ending World War II

    Introduction to Part I by Michael Geyer and Adam Tooze The First World War had been won by global economic force. The global superiority of the victorious powers, foremost the USA and Great Britain, was smothering in the aftermath of the war. In the 1930s, it took the brinkmanship of states set on destroying the international system, a veritable revolution […]

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  • 1 Sep 2015
    Jeff Rutherford

    Inside the German-Soviet War

    In the introduction to Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front, Jeff Rutherford examines the German war effort in the campaign against the Soviet Union.

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  • 31 Aug 2015
    Ran Zwigenberg

    After the Atom Bomb

    Hiroshima (Nagasaki) and the politics of commemoration In 1962 a young Jewish American psychiatrist by the name of Robert Lifton visited the Hiroshima Peace Museum. Lifton described his visit to the museum in a letter to his friend David Riesman as follows: “I had seen many such pictures before … but somehow seeing these pictures in Hiroshima was entirely different […]

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  • 26 Aug 2015

    China's World War

    If you enjoyed Diana Lary's post last Wednesday, read on for a longer excerpt from her book China's Civil War about how WWII shaped Chinese society.

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  • 21 Aug 2015
    Gerhard L. Weinberg

    The World After the World War

    We live today in a world that grew out of World War II. When I worked for fourteen years on a history of that war, a question that often puzzled me was that of the aims of the leaders of the major participants. What sort of world were they aiming for? One of the issues […]

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  • 20 Aug 2015
    Cambridge University Press zipped bible patent design
    Rosalind Grooms

    Patent 407848 – The Zip Bible and Its Place in History

    Press Archivist, Dr Rosalind Grooms, takes us back to the 1930s, and explores how the Second World War disrupted our bibles business, and sparked a war of words between publishers at Cambridge, Oxford, and Collins.

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  • 19 Aug 2015

    The Ending of the Second World War in China

    Diana Lary, the author of China's Civil War, reveals how the end of World War II left China in devastation.

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