I was inspired by @nath4nglx to do this explainer on the ins and outs (and ups and downs) of postwar Nazi trials. It's a really interesting look into #History, memory, the #Holocaust, and the law. Enjoy!
First off, I am not talking about the Nuremburg International Tribunal or the Subsequent Trials. Those were not German prosecutions but were allied prosecutions which relied on different legal standards and methods.
Instead, I'll be talking about post-1949 trials in Germany.
For my British friends confused about the @GOPconvention, let me confirm as an American that before Trump, we all lived in squalor, without electricity, or higher order thought. Barack Obama ate children for dinner and possessed the only gun in the country.
When Our Dear Leader Anger Yam descended from the God place, our land became light. He raised up the skyscrapers and made us all millionaires. Big men cried. All racial divisions disappeared. We could move things with our minds. All our children became honor students.
Then China created a worldwide pandemic in order to stop Our Dear Leader's Great American Making. Now, the poors are burning all the nice things and literally erecting massive monuments to Stalin and building gulags and massive gun cabinets to take all our guns.
I am so very sad to learn of the passing of @HolocaustMuseum's Geoff Megargee. He was a giant in the field of Holocaust Studies and his Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos is a lasting,transformative, and foundational contribution to our historical knowledge.
He was a kind and generous colleague, always willing to help out or just meet up for a chat and a beer. Geoff was always a friendly face at the USHMM and someone who would always make time for you. I could never pass by the 4th Floor without stopping in.
You may have heard that @CanisiusCollege has illegally fired 25 mostly tenured professors under the guise of "low enrolment" and financial difficulty. Please join me in writing them to protest this ridiculous act. My letter is below.
Canisius, a JESUIT university, eliminated its Religious Studies and Classics departments.
Just in...continuing with a focus on #BlackLivesMatter and using this platform to learn, Historians at the Movies-UK will be watching Mudbound on S͟u͟n͟d͟a͟y͟ ͟a͟t͟ ͟8͟p͟m͟ ͟B͟S͟T͟ ͟(͟3͟p͟m͟ ͟E͟S͟T͟)͟ on @NetflixUK
Please join us at #HATMUK for this important film.
Please share far and wide. #HATMUK offers an opportunity to come together online and discuss films (good and bad) in a historical context, often with experts sharing their opinions and thoughts.
All are welcome to join, ask questions, and comment as we watch in real time.
Call for Volunteers:
Are you a historian who also likes movies? Is there a film in your area that you would like to discuss? I am ALWAYS happy to invite guest hosts or hand over hosting to interested folks! Don't hesitate to contact me!
Apparently, the meme below has been going around comparing moves to defund the police to the Nazi rise to power. It's apparently made its way from 4chan and @reddit to @Facebook so, let's talk about this.
B͟o͟t͟t͟o͟m͟ ͟l͟i͟n͟e͟ ͟u͟p͟ ͟f͟r͟o͟n͟t͟: Nope. That ain't right. Not even a little bit.
As usual, the conservative Meme and Clownsuit Factory is playing fast and loose with history in an attempt to discredit the left and scare people.
They do this with gun control, too. And they are equally wrong.