The Holocaust in Ukraine, 1941-1944

Executions of Jews by German army mobile killing units (Einsatzgruppen) near Ivangorod, Ukraine / Wikimedia Commons The Holocaust is organically and integrally connected to the attempt to conquer Ukraine. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 11.28.2018 Public Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction The Holocaust in Ukraine took place in Reichskommissariat Ukraine during the occupation of the Soviet Ukraine by Nazi Germany in World War II.[5] Between[…]

Farhud: When the Holocaust Came to the Middle East

Haj Amin al-Husseini meeting with Adolf Hitler (28 November 1941). By Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1987-004-09A / Heinrich Hoffmann / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de Why the UN recognized this event (known as the Farhud) and why it’s important. By Edwin Black / 05.30.2018 When International Farhud Day was proclaimed at a conference convened at the United Nations headquarters on[…]

Drunk on Genocide: How the Nazis Celebrated Murdering Jews

An einsatzgruppen murder in Kursnik, Poland in 1939. / German State Archives By Dr. Edward B. Westermann / 02.16.2018 Professor of History Texas A&M University It was noon in early 1942 as Johann Grüner approached the ‘German House’ in the Polish town of Nowy Targ for lunch. As a mid-level Nazi bureaucrat in occupied Poland, he enjoyed the[…]