History Podcasts

December 20, 2018 | Comments Off on History Podcasts

Rebecca Voisich There are so many interesting and different ways to learn and be exposed to history. It can of course be found within the walls of a school or university, or during a museum tour, however one of my favorite ways to learn about new things in history is through podcasts. While I think […]

Review of “The Book Thief”

December 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Review of “The Book Thief”

Rebecca Voisich “I am haunted by humans”. This is the last line of The Book Thief, written by Markus Zusak. The book is a story about a girl, a boy, a fighter, and death. Set in Nazi Germany, the author tells the story of Liesel Meminger; the girl who lost her brother and became a […]

Response to Temkin

November 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Response to Temkin

Rebecca Voisich In his New York Times article, Moshik Temkin claims that ‘Historians Shouldn’t be Pundits’. His article exposes historians as stepping outside their sphere, at least in his opinion, by commenting on current events and politics on news channels and media outlets. While I would be remiss to make a comparison that would only […]

A trip to Auschwitz: How history changed my life

November 7, 2018 | Comments Off on A trip to Auschwitz: How history changed my life

In 2014, I was 19 years old and I thought I was an English major. I loved writing and literature and saw myself working for The New Yorker or Penguin Random House. Nevertheless, history was always a passion of mine, residing in the back of my brain; simply a part of who I was. I […]

Review of “The Book Thieves” by Anders Rydell

October 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Review of “The Book Thieves” by Anders Rydell

Movies like “The Monuments Men” and “Woman in Gold” engage viewers with their dramatized retelling of the histories of stolen art during WWII by the Naizs and how some of that art had tried to be protected or how it has now been returned. Anders Rydell, in his popular book, The Book Thieves: The Nazi […]

Reviews of Browning’s “Ordinary Men”

October 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Reviews of Browning’s “Ordinary Men”

New scholarship and popular books on the Holocaust continue to be written every year as the events of the genocide continue to spark interest and debates throughout the world. A leading figure of Holocaust studies, Christopher Browning, wrote his most popular book Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland in […]

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