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Karl Höecker: Laughing at Auschwitz (rare historical photos)

SS auxiliaries pose at a resort for Auschwitz personnel. Laughter lines the faces of camp staff as they prepare for a sing-song. The photos were taken between May and December … Continue reading

November 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jill Richardson: We need to talk about masculinity

When we discuss sexual assault, we often talk about women. What should women do to stay safe? When I was in school, girls were even trained in women’s self-defense. I … Continue reading

October 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dominik W. Rettinger & Christine Skarbek: Kommando Puff

A new novel From Poland recounts the industrialization of rape at Auschwitz.  Kommando Puff is a novel that exposes the lives of two women:  Anna, the German mother of an SS-officer … Continue reading

June 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

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