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Where memory leads: Saul Friedländer on the Holocaust, history and Trump

With the US following Europe and Israel in lurching to the right, the Pulitzer-winning author of Nazi Germany and the Jews is ready to turn back to literature<p>“I should have been a literary person,” says Saul Friedländer, the Pulitzer-winning historian of the Holocaust. “My love is …

Covina massacre

"Sylvia Pardo" redirects here. For the Mexican painter, see Silvia Pardo.<p>The <b>Covina massacre</b> occurred on December 24, 2008, in Covina, a city in the …

The First World War: a complete timeline

THE OPENING SHOTS: AUG - SEP 1914<p><b>August 4-25, 1914: German invasion of Belgium</b><p>German troops captured most of Belgium, including the fortress of Liège, with the Belgians losing 30,000 men and the Germans just 2,000.<p><b>August 7-25, 1914: Battle of the Frontiers</b><p>The French Plan XVII called for an …

The Complicated History of One of England's Most Famous Trees

History Today<p><i>This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at HistoryToday.com.</i><p>Following his defeat at …

The moment Hitler declared war on the US

Until December 11, 1941, the US and Nazi Germany were technically neutral despite World War II having ravaged large portions of Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.<p>But following Imperial Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and the beginning of hostilities between the US and the Axis Powers on December 7, …

World War II

The Forgotten Birth Of American Empire: The Spanish-American War Of 1898

“Take up the White Man’s burden–<br>The savage wars of peace–<br>Fill full the mouth of Famine<br>And bid the sickness cease;<br>And when your goal is nearest<br>The end for others sought,<br>Watch sloth and heathen folly<br>Bring all your hopes to nought.”<p>“The White Man’s Burden: The United States and the Philippine Islands” …

Story of cities #29: Los Angeles and the 'great American streetcar scandal'

When LA was stripped of its beloved streetcar in the 1960s, the city was quickly thrust into a traffic-clogged world of private cars and diesel buses. But with the involvement of automobile and oil companies, was this the work of a conspiracy?<p>The last train on the last line of greater Los Angeles’ …

Neil MacGregor: ‘Britain forgets its past. Germany confronts it’

The former head of the British Museum, now helping to create a German equivalent in Berlin, talks about our two nations’ contrasting attitudes to culture and memory, and why the end of the second world war is finally in sight<p>If you were searching for Britain’s greatest living European, it would be …

The American Prophet Who Predicted Trump

The uncanny insights (and incredible life) of the American longshoreman and political prophet.<p>Whether or not Donald Trump knows it, he’s running his …

240 years ago today, Spanish explorers reached San Francisco and founded the modern city

On March 28, 1776, Captain Juan Bautista de Anza and a small band of settlers reached San Francisco and laid the groundwork what would become the city's first major landmarks: the Presidio and Mission San Francisco de Asis.<p><b>GET CRAZY:</b> Sanitariums and hospitals in SF, then and now<p>Captain de Anza's …