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Nazis in Comic Books: A historical perspective

In the following blog Charlotte Mears, History PhD student at Kingston, points to some important questions arising out of her research. Those Nazis seem to get everywhere, don’t they? It seems that every month a TV channel shows a new … Continue reading

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Evil and banality: Himmler’s lost office diaries found

The historian and philosopher Hannah Arendt famously coined the phrase ‘banality of evil’ in her study of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the men appointed by SS boss Heinrich Himmler to carry out the Final Solution. Eichmann seemed … Continue reading

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Hitler’s big secret? A disabled younger brother

Given all the numerous biographies, articles and documentaries about the life and career of Adolf Hitler, one could easily be forgiven for thinking that there is very little left for historians to discover about his early years. Yet some new and arguably … Continue reading

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Holocaust Survivor Talk at Kingston Uni on Feb 1st

Eva Clarke, who was born in a cart as her mother was transferred from the Nazi Auschwitz extermination camp, will be giving a talk on her remarkable story for a special event coming up at Kingston University on Monday, February … Continue reading

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Representations of the past: My AJC trip to Auschwitz and Birkenau

On a recent trip to Krakow with the American Jewish Council (AJC), I had the opportunity to visit the German Nazi concentration camp complex of Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau. This was not my first visit to this site of atrocity but I … Continue reading

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Message of hope: Historian Ian Kershaw on Europe today

I have long been an admirer of Ian Kershaw, a scholar who has become – in many ways – one of Britain’s leading historians. His new book To Hell and Back: Europe 1914-1949, which was published by Allen Lane on … Continue reading

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