Judy Richter

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'It's Not That the Story Was Buried.' What Americans in the 1930s Really Knew About What Was Happening in Germany

Few are as aware that the news is the first draft of history as is the team behind a recently opened exhibition at the United States Holocaust …

Great Depression

The unknown Romanovs: 3 Russian monarchs you’ve probably never heard of - Russia Beyond

<b>1. Aleksei I Mikhailovich, a timid modernizer</b><p>The father of the famous reformer Peter the Great was Aleksei Mikhailovich (1645-1676), whose moniker was <i>Tishayshy</i> (meaning most quiet or most peaceful). He is not one of the better-known Russian monarchs, as he was overshadowed by his famous successor. …

Mongol Women and their Social Roles - History

In Mongol society, men were dominant. The society was patriarchal and patrilineal. However, Mongol women had far more freedom and power than women in …

World History

Bloody Sunday: Prelude to the Russian Revolution of 1917

The Unhappy History That Led to Revolution<p>The Russian Revolution of 1917 was rooted in a long history of oppression and abuse. That history, coupled …

World History

Stalin was fully committed to using hunger as a weapon of mass destruction; Red Famine reviewed

There was nothing ‘natural’ about the famine in Ukraine in the 1930s, says Anne Applebaum<p>In 1933 my aunt Lenina Bibikova was eight years old. She lived in Kharkov, Ukraine. Every morning a polished black Packard automobile would draw up to the door of the handsome pre-revolutionary mansion her …

World History

The Mongol Empire

Between 1206 and 1368, an obscure group of Central Asian nomads exploded across the steppes and established the world's largest contiguous empire in …

Saladin, Hero of Islam

Saladin, the sultan of Egypt and Syria, watched as his men finally breached the walls of Jerusalem and poured into the city full of European …

World History

Collectivization in the USSR: How the Russian peasantry was smashed - Russia Beyond

The 1920s were a hard time for Russia. After the devastating Civil War and foreign intervention, agricultural crisis and failed economic reforms, the newly formed Soviet state needed significant, radical steps for future development. Collectivization was one such step.<p>Collectivization entailed …

Red Famine by Anne Applebaum review – did Stalin deliberately let Ukraine starve?

A vivid account exposes the myths of the catastrophic Ukrainian famine of 1932-3<p>The terrible famine of 1932-3 hit all the major Soviet grain-growing regions, but Ukraine worst of all. It was not the result of adverse climatic conditions but a product of government policies. This is, in fact, the …

Exports

New York mayor considers Christopher Columbus statue removal

• Bill de Blasio orders review amid debate about statues and monuments<br>• Columbus statue erected in 1892 to mark 400 years after explorer’s voyage<p>Bill de Blasio, the New York mayor, has said he may order the removal of the landmark statue of Christopher Columbus that has overlooked Manhattan’s Columbus …

Found: The Remains of Chinese Laborers Interred on a Peruvian Pyramid

In the 19th century, 100,000 indentured laborers came to Peru from China.<p>In Lima, Peru, at the top of a pyramid built thousands of years ago, …

China

A 53-foot scroll tells the story of the 1857 mutiny (from the British perspective)

The set of panel paintings featuring buildings and monuments in Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Agra, and Amritsar.<p>As part of my research …

Fake Romanovs: 5 pretenders who claimed to be royal family members - Russia Beyond

Some people will do anything to get recognized, but this lot really took the biscuit. They claimed to be survivors of the infamous execution of the Romanov family in 1918 – and despite some people falling for their untruths – they were ultimately cast aside as either mad or desperate. The Russian …

Partition 70 years on: The violence that created Pakistan and India

The partition of India, which led to the deaths and displacement of millions of people and the creation of two countries, happened 70 years ago this …

In a world of Google maps, bespoke handcrafted globes are making an unexpected return

Peter Bellerby is one of the last artisan globemakers on earth. But now, he's teaching an entirely new generation of artists the secrets of crafting …

How World War I Made the Middle East What It Is Today

WWI redrew Middle Eastern borders and created new countries. Those changes have led to much of the conflict that remains there today. <br>Read More

Setting the record straight on ‘Setting the record straight on Martin Luther’

While Donald L. Ross’s July 8 Free for All letter, “Setting the record straight on Martin Luther,” was on the right track in concluding that “Luther’s Reformation is only partially responsible for giving birth to the modern Western world,” he conflated Renaissance humanism and the Reformation with …

TibetanHistory-20thCentury - Sky Burial

Julia Kirchner<br>04-28-07<p>A Review of <i>Sky Burial</i><p><i>Sky Burial</i> is story told by the Chinese author Xinran about a Chinese woman from Suzhou who spent thirty …

How We Know Copernicus Wasn't A Priest

One of the more curious legends in popular history of science is that Nicolaus Copernicus was a Catholic priest.<p>And Galileo gets the blame for launching this little myth.<p>But the founder of the heliocentric model of the solar system never said Mass, and he never heard confessions. As historian …

On this day: Catherine the Great came to power following 1762 coup d'état - Russia Beyond

Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796, the country's longest-ruling female leader and arguably the most renowned. Russia was revitalized under her reign, growing larger and stronger and becoming recognized as one of the great powers of Europe.<p>After the death of Empress …