The author of this review is the son of a zek: My father barely survived his deportation to a Siberian camp in Vorkuta.
In offhand, birdsong passing, Marguerite Young observes: "As for the nineteenth century, it may be said that it was probably the leakiest century there ever was and so would remain." By leaky per
To the surprise of historians themselves, history--or at least its public presentation--has become big business.
Among his more peculiar views,
He thought all Communists were Jews.
Historians must ponder how
He managed to account for Mao.
It all began in the heat of the summer of 1940. Hitler was at his peak in Europe. France had been defeated.
They call him "the world's most famous bank guard": Christoph Meili, the former night watchman at the Union Bank of Switzerland in Zurich who in 1997 rescued from the shredder documents that desc
The estimates of the number of books written about World War I are in the hundreds of thousands.
Public scandals are America's favorite parlor sport. Learning about the flaws and misdeeds of the rich and famous seems to satisfy our egalitarian yearnings.
Confronted with the inexplicable, policy-makers and pundits alike grope for the apt historical analogy. It's a natural human reaction.
The Case of Binjamin Wilkomirski's Fragments
Until the past few months, bestowing any Holocaust honorific upon Binjamin Wilkomirski, the author of the