Tag Archives: World War Two

Searching for the Real Story: the challenge of biographical research

Why have some major political ideologues and activists often been tempted to fabricate or spin myths about their own lives? Moreover, what research challenges do such people pose for the historian when it comes to writing accurately about their careers? … Continue reading

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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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