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Decoding Nazi Germany's Enigma Code: Review of "The Imitation Game"

Decoding Nazi Germany’s encrypting machine, Enigma, was no easy task. Invented by the German engineer Arthur Scherbius at the end of WWI, Enigma machines were used by the Nazis during WWII to exchange (encode and decipher) secret messages pertaining to national security and strategy of war. 888 more words

Claudia Moscovici

A cowardly success: The Final Solution as a reaction to German failure in war

Holocaust historian Timothy Snyder advances an interesting and plausible hypothesis about some of the motivations behind the Final Solution. Snyder also believes that the accelerated timing… 606 more words

Claudia Moscovici

Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics: Review of The Boys in the Boat

In 1936 Hitler held the Summer Olympics in Berlin, having won the bid for the event over Barcelona. He spared no expense to impress the world with the prowess and superiority of Nazi Germany. 673 more words

Claudia Moscovici

Hitler's ban on modern art: The "Degenerate Art" exhibit of 1937

Hitler’s Ban on Modern Art: The “Degenerate Art” Exhibit of 1937

Artistic and political freedom usually go together. “Where books are burned, people are burned, 658 more words

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Holocaust Memory: Beyond the Jewish Genocide

The Holocaust refers to the genocide of nearly 6 million Jews by the Nazis and Nazi collaborators. There is no doubt that the Jews were singled out for systematic extermination. 503 more words

Claudia Moscovici

Holocaust Memory: Beyond the Jewish Genocide

The Holocaust refers to the genocide of nearly 6 million Jews by the Nazis and Nazi collaborators. There is no doubt that the Jews were singled out for systematic extermination. 503 more words

Claudia Moscovici

Hannah Arendt on the Role of the Masses in mass horrors

 

Hannah Arendt on the Role of the Masses in mass horrors

by Claudia Moscovici

Totalitarianism isn’t an easy phenomenon to grasp. One of the most difficult things to understand is how could hundreds of millions of people all over Europe and the Soviet Union have allowed the horrors of the Holocaust and the mass purges to take place. 783 more words

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