Ex-FBI agent hunts for Anne Frank’s betrayer
Is it worth re-opening old mysteries? Ever since Anne Frank’s diary was published, readers have speculated about who betrayed her family to the Nazis. Now, Vince Pankoke intends to find out.
‘The most destructive weapon of all time’
The phone Adolf Hitler used to arrange genocide and murder has fetched nearly £200,000 at auction. Is a phone a weapon? And do its owner’s actions make it deadlier than a gun or a bomb?
Amnesty: ‘divisive politics at 1930s levels’
The human rights organisation has warned that in the last year divisive politics of “us vs them” has reached dangerous levels. It likened the mood to the 1930s. Is this a fair comparison?
Britain under Nazi rule in ‘what if’ BBC drama
SS-GB depicts Britain in 1941, with a twist: the Nazis have taken over. Alternative histories are increasingly popular among both artists and historians — but can they...
The complicated ethics of punching Neo-Nazis
Richard Spencer has openly promoted white supremacism. As he watched Donald Trump become US president, he was punched in the face — twice. But are the attacks reason to celebrate?
New Holocaust memoir storms bestseller charts
On April 13 1944, accompanied by her Polish-born father, Marceline Loridan-Ivens was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau from Paris. She was 16 at the time. Now she has written him a love letter.
Hitler’s murder manifesto to be re-published
Mein Kampf, the book which outlined the Nazis’ racial theories, will be published in Germany for the first time since 1945. But should access to Hitler’s genocidal ramblings be restricted?
Little ships mark ‘miracle’ of Dunkirk
Ceremonies are taking place to mark the 75th anniversary of thousands of British and allied soldiers being rescued from the Nazis. How proud should Britain be of the Dunkirk evacuation?
French spy and World War II hero dies aged 88
Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld was an aristocratic daredevil who led daring SOE sabotage missions behind Nazi lines in Occupied France. Now, his obituary has gone viral.