Month: July 2019

The Eyewitness Account of Abraham Lewin and the Warsaw Ghetto – July 1942

This July 2019 CARR Blog covers the period in the Warsaw Ghetto taken from the diary of Abraham Lewin from July 22, 1942. This is a moving account of a tragic period in the history of the Holocaust. Moreover, and at the end of the daily accounts (chronicled below), a short biography of members of… Continue reading “The Eyewitness Account of Abraham Lewin and the Warsaw Ghetto – July 1942”

The Death of Liberalism Has Been Proclaimed Before

The current wave of populism calls to mind the mood of the early 20th century when liberal values in England saw a “strange death.” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent designation of liberal values as “obsolete” may sound familiar. This is not the first time the death of liberalism has been announced. As George Dangerfield’s classic… Continue reading “The Death of Liberalism Has Been Proclaimed Before”

Holocaust Historian: AOC’s Point About Trump’s Migrant Detention Centers Was Missed

When UN Special Rapporteur on Poverty, Philip Alston, published a report late last year saying that 14 million people in the UK were living in poverty as a result of the gutting of local services – ‘not just a disgrace, but a social calamity and an economic disaster, all rolled into one’ – he was for the… Continue reading “Holocaust Historian: AOC’s Point About Trump’s Migrant Detention Centers Was Missed”

Debate over regulating right-wing extreme speech online must shift to harms such speech can cause

Prioritising free speech above the harms that extreme speech may cause has dominated the moderation strategies of social media platforms.   Note: This piece was originally published at Scroll.in as part of a series on Extreme Speech Online, edited by Sahana Udupa, Elonnai Hickok, and Edward Anderson. The author thanks organisers of a workshop in… Continue reading “Debate over regulating right-wing extreme speech online must shift to harms such speech can cause”

Twitter and the ‘Great Replacement’: New ISD Report shines light on #white genocide hashtag

In a new report published by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) we sought to better understand how the ‘Great Replacement’ theory metastasised in recent years, growing and spreading rapidly across the globe. The concept, which was central to a document published by the perpetrator of the Christchurch terrorist attack, focuses on the perceived displacement… Continue reading “Twitter and the ‘Great Replacement’: New ISD Report shines light on #white genocide hashtag”

The 1980 Oktoberfest bombing – a case with many question marks

The irregularities in the case point to the fact that the reappraisal of the radical right’s history in post WW-II Germany is still at an early stage. In May 2019, media reported that the investigations into the disastrous 1980 Munich Oktoberfest radical right bombing are going to be closed. According to the federal prosecutor who has… Continue reading “The 1980 Oktoberfest bombing – a case with many question marks”

From Dawn to Dusk: The End of Parliamentary Neo-Nazism in Greece

It seems like a political nightmare found its end in Sunday’s snap elections in Greece: the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn did not make it to the national parliament again. After seven years of a highly controversial presence – featuring antisemitic diatribes, ultra-racist hate speech, calls for coup d’états and physical attacks against MPs –… Continue reading “From Dawn to Dusk: The End of Parliamentary Neo-Nazism in Greece”

Austria’s Smoking Gun: Strache, “Ibiza-Gate”, and “Saint” Sebastian

Even such huge scandals which lead to the dissolution of a government, resignation of a Vice-Chancellor and the disclosure of massive corruption, might conclude with more of the same. On 17 May 2019, at precisely 6pm, the German weekly Der Spiegeland the German broadsheet Die Süddeutsche Zeitung as well as the Austrian weekly Der Falter published a seven-minute video showing the… Continue reading “Austria’s Smoking Gun: Strache, “Ibiza-Gate”, and “Saint” Sebastian”