Sarah Helm has written an exhaustive and exhausting history: Ravensbruck – Life and Death in Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women. This detailed recounting of the horrific crimes committed at Ravensbruck, the only women-only concentration camp, is mind-numbing in detail. 497 more words
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“Let’s stop worrying about people’s rights.”
Sadly there are dozens of junctures in American history from which that shameful quote might spring.
It could date as far back as 1798 when President Adams signed the Alien and Sedition Acts, making it illegal to criticize the U.S. 586 more words
WHAT FOLLOWS WAS PUBLISHED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES. IT IS MS. TILLON’S OBITUARY WRITTEN BY DOUGLAS MARTIN AND PUBLISHED ON APRIL 25, 2008.
Ms. Tillion, an anthropologist, lived through moments of high drama, including being arrested by the Gestapo on Aug. 1,061 more words