Third-Graders Instructed to Re-enact Scenes From Holocaust, Principal Says

A staff librarian was put on leave after students at an elementary school in Washington, D.C., were directed to simulate shootings and the digging of mass graves.

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What Causes Inflation and Should I Worry About It?

What is inflation, why is it up, and who does it hurt? A run through common questions about the ongoing price burst.

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The Decision That Cost Hitler the War

“Hitler’s American Gamble,” by Brendan Simms and Charlie Laderman, examines Hitler’s ill-fated choice to declare war on the United States.

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A Conductor’s Impossible Legacy

The sublime artistry of Wilhelm Furtwängler collided with his role as de facto chief conductor of the Nazi regime.

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Germany’s Far Right Is Nowhere in the Election. But It’s ‘Here to Stay.’

In the next national Parliament, the far-right Alternative for Germany party is likely to remain a pariah force. But it looks assured, too, of a role in shaping the country’s future.

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‘Babylon Berlin,’ Babylon America?

How watching a TV show about Weimar Germany can help us interpret our own era.

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His Ancestors Were German Kings. He Wants Their Treasures Back.

A public dispute over thousands of artworks and artifacts could hinge on whether a crown prince supported the Nazis during their rise to power.

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G.O.P. Candidate Under Fire for Saying ‘Heil Hitler’ at Virus Protest

Leticia Remauro, who is running for Staten Island borough president, has apologized for making a “bad analogy.”

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GOP Member Mary Miller Apologizes for Praising Hitler At A Rally

Representative Mary Miller, an Illinois Republican, had faced condemnation and calls to resign for declaring at a rally: “Hitler was right on one thing: He said, ‘Whoever has the youth, has the future.’”

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1918 Germany Has a Warning for America

Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” campaign recalls one of the most disastrous political lies of the 20th century.

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Kentucky Police Training Quoted Hitler and Urged ‘Ruthless’ Violence

A training slide show that urged officers to “always fight to the death” is no longer used but has raised an outcry in a state that has struggled with police violence.

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Germany’s Far Right Reunified, Too, Making It Much Stronger

Thirty years after Germany came back together, the former East has become the stronghold of a once-marginalized movement that now sits in Parliament.

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In the Second Volume of ‘Hitler,’ How a Dictator Invited His Own Downfall

Volker Ullrich closes his absorbing biography of the German leader with the years 1939 to 1945.

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Remembering Poland’s Doomed Fight Against the Nazis

Roger Moorhouse’s “Poland 1939” looks back at the very beginning of World War II to understand what happened and what might have happened.

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How Hitler Took the World Into War

Benjamin Carter Hett’s “The Nazi Menace” examines the path to World War II and German responsibility.

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American Catastrophe Through German Eyes

Trump says he wants to protect law-abiding citizens. In 1933, Hitler issued his ‘Decree of the Reich President for the Protection of People and State.’

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Eagles Receiver DeSean Jackson Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Posts

The Philadelphia Eagles condemned social media posts by Jackson, the team’s star wide receiver, saying they were “absolutely appalling.”

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Hit Hard by Coronavirus, Russia Holds a Mostly Mask-Free Victory Parade

Tens of thousands turned out for the delayed annual celebration of Russia’s defeat of Nazi Germany but few, including veterans in their 80s and 90s, took precautions.

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Nazi or Hero? Historian Looks at the Stories a German Consultant Told of His Father

A study finds some truth and some falsehoods in a prominent businessman’s portrayal of his father as a Nazi resister.

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Madeleine Albright: The Best Response to the Coronavirus Is Resilience

These are hard times, but we have seen worse. Courage, staying calm and counting on one another can get us through.

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