Tag: Holocaust

Remembering Auschwitz 75 through Sonderkommando Photography

Remembering the past is always complex. Remembering inevitably means we recall only selected sections of the past, and so in making any such selection we forget as much as we remember. This imperfect process of remembering is still far better than failing to remember, and the memory of the Holocaust is simply too important not… Continue reading “Remembering Auschwitz 75 through Sonderkommando Photography”

Ten Things I Hate About Fascism Studies

  One. Every second article written about fascism starts by complaining that there is no consensus about what fascism is, then agrees with Roger Griffin’s definition of fascism as an ideology of national regeneration before going on to prove, once again, that fascism involved an ideology of national regeneration. Two. Scholars stubbornly refuse to separate… Continue reading “Ten Things I Hate About Fascism Studies”

75th commemoration of the Sonderkommando Revolt at Auschwitz–Birkenau

During the Second World War, the Sonderkommando [Special Working Group] was forced by Auschwitz-Birkenau’s SS commandantur to carry out the ghastly work at the gas chambers. This included leading the victims to their deaths, often unsuspectingly, and afterwards burning the bodies of those gassed on pyres, at the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. A crematoria was established… Continue reading “75th commemoration of the Sonderkommando Revolt at Auschwitz–Birkenau”

The Eyewitness Account of Stanislaw Kon and Treblinka Death Camp Uprising – 2 August 1943

This August 2019 CARR blogpost follows the account of Stanislaw-Shulem Kon who was born in 1909 in Praszka, near Lodz, a city in which he resided until 1939. As a Polish soldier he fought during the September 1939 Polish campaign. He returned to Lodz and from there in March 1940, together with his wife and… Continue reading “The Eyewitness Account of Stanislaw Kon and Treblinka Death Camp Uprising – 2 August 1943”

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”

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”