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History Remembers: the Reichstag Fire, the incident that helped the Nazis establish a dictatorship

 It was 84 years ago on this very day that the Reichstag Fire occurred, an incident which transformed the German nation at that point. On an evening, a week prior to the start of the March 1933 election in Germany, the Reichstag building was in flames, burning away at the building that was the heart of German politics. 799 more words

Views From The Present

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group 26: Walter Benjamin

Friday 31 March 2017, 7pm: Old Capitol Books and the Direct Action Monterey Network are teaming up again to continue their exploration of twentieth century fascism through theory and philosophy. 172 more words


Raoul Wallenberg - CIA Operative

During WWII, a number of Eastern European countries such as Hungary, actively supported Adolf Hitler’s Nazi German regime, and enthusiastically endorsed and applied its racial and sexual hygiene laws (which served as the ideological underpinnings of the holocaust that murdered 11 million people – including 6 millions Jews – as well as Romany people, the Disabled, the Homosexuals and all kinds of dissidents, including Socialists and Communists). 660 more words

Leftwing Political Analysis

Fake News

Fake News has probably been with us from time immemorial in that in the form of spin people have tried forever to put the most advantageous interpretation on events. 150 more words

Why Study History?

When I was a very young child, I visit my great-aunt in New York. Being a voracious book worm, I asked her to give me from her library. 726 more words


Video: Russian communists march to honour Red Army


Paul Antonopoulos


Thousands of Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF)supporters marched through the centre of Moscow to mark the Defender of the Fatherland Day on Thursday. 81 more words


For anyone who understands German (it’s not subtitled sorry, but...

For anyone who understands German (it’s not subtitled sorry, but I’ve linked some English version at the end of the post) you’ve got to watch this excellent documentary about Leonore Goldschmidt, a German teacher who founded a school for Jewish children, offered them excellent education to prepare them for exile and consequently saved thousands of them from death. 144 more words