Victims, Memory, and the Holocaust

When Raul Hilberg published the first academic study of the Holocaust in 1961, Jewish scholars and intellects harshly criticized the author in public forums.  The criticism focused on Hilberg’s adamancy that 6 million Jews passively accepted their extermination by the Nazi regime and offered no resistance.  Hilberg argued that his narrative of the Holocaust wasContinue reading “Victims, Memory, and the Holocaust”

War – Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger’s War recounts his experiences in Afghanistan with the Second Platoon, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment as he visited them on and off throughout the year.  Junger’s account of the Afghan War is unique as he places his emphasis on what the soldiers on the front lines are facing rather than theContinue reading “War – Sebastian Junger”