Victims of Antisemitism: The Anne Frank Huis and Museum Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind

Last summer I had the opportunity to travel around Europe stopping in a number of countries. Today I will be looking at two museums I visited, the first in Amsterdam and the second in Berlin. Both museums despite being 409 miles apart due to the horrors of the Holocaust bear a similar story. The first … More Victims of Antisemitism: The Anne Frank Huis and Museum Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind

Film Review- Bedknobs and Broomsticks- The Best Film to Teach British History?

Image of the famous Bed As a child, the 1971 film Bedknobs and Broomsticks often filled me with joy, with the mix of animation, upbeat songs and fun story providing me with many hours of entertainment as a child. The film for you of those that haven’t watched it (if not, get on Netflix now to … More Film Review- Bedknobs and Broomsticks- The Best Film to Teach British History?

Genetically Diseased Offspring and the Euthanasia Programme in Nazi Germany

Enacted in January 1934 and drawn up in July 1933, the Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring, first and foremost, sought to eradicate those in direct contrast to the ideal of a ‘biologically purified German superstate’[1]. This included persons affected by one of the hereditary diseases listed, but also those who either had … More Genetically Diseased Offspring and the Euthanasia Programme in Nazi Germany

Review: ‘Hitler’s Rise: The Colour Films’

This September, a series was broadcast on Channel 4 entitled ‘Hitler’s Rise: The Colour Films’. Unlike any previous series or documentary following the rise of Hitler throughout history, this series uses digitally enhanced colour footage and photographs to document Hitler’s life and surroundings from as early as World War I. The result is one of … More Review: ‘Hitler’s Rise: The Colour Films’