The F.B.I. Raid at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Home

Two readers hope the former president will be held accountable; another sees a Democratic plot. Also: Hitler’s generals; David McCullough; Uvalde and Parkland; cats.

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The Saga of a World War II Ancestor of Miss Piggy, Bert and Yoda

Long before Frank Oz brought many Muppets to life, his father, an amateur Dutch puppeteer, made a Hitler marionette as an act of defiance. He buried it during the war.

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Carl Paladino Calls Hitler ‘the Kind of Leader We Need,’ Drawing Backlash

Carl Paladino, a Republican House candidate from New York, has been endorsed by Representative Elise Stefanik, a member of party leadership.

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Russia’s War on Ukraine Shows That It Is Fascist

If Vladimir Putin prevails in Ukraine, fascists around the world will take comfort.

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Recreating a Family’s Lost Holocaust History, Step by Step

During the pandemic lockdown, when solitude dredged up the regret of missed opportunities, one writer hiked over the Pyrenees Mountains to better understand her father.

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80 Years Ago the Nazis Planned the ‘Final Solution.’ It Took 90 Minutes.

As Germany observes the anniversary of the Wannsee Conference, witnesses of the Nazi era are dying and antisemitism is resurgent in Europe and the United States.

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New Research Tracks Ancient Artifacts Looted by the Nazis

Scholars are increasingly focusing attention on the seizure and excavation of antiquities from Greece and other countries by German forces during World War II.

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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.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #hitler-adolf, #kentucky, #lee-robert-e, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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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