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  • Kristallnacht unearthed

    My mother-in-law is one of the thousands of German-born Jews who still can recall with horror Kristallnacht, the night of broken glass, the pogrom 70 years ago that marked the beginning of the end. The memory of watching her Jewish school burn as a 9-year-old child is seared into her brain. Her story and others’… More ▸

  • The Jets and Giants and Nazi collaborators

    Will a company with a Nazi past and a history of cooperating with Hitler win the naming rights for the new NFL stadium for the Giants and Jets? More than six decades ago, Allianz, a Munich-based insurer and financial services company, insured facilities and personnel at concentration camps like Auschwitz and Dachau, had a chief… More ▸

  • Holbrooke’s Karadzic memories

    Richard Holbrooke, the former diplomat who spearheaded U.S. efforts to end the war in the Balkans, wrote a piece in the Washington Post recalling his one meeting with Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader captured on Monday: The capture of Karadzic on Monday took me back to a long night of confrontation, drama and… More ▸