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
Along with my fellow W.U. Hstry contributor Ellie, I recently travelled around several countries in Europe. One of our stops was in Prague in the Czech Republic. I had been browsing things to do in Prague when I came across the National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror. I recognised the name Heydrich … More Wade in Blood: Operation Anthropoid
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?
Gisella Perl was one of the several million Jews to be sent to a concentration camp during the Second World War. She was one of the lucky few to survive unlike the majority of her family. Despite the death and horrors of the camps, Perl managed to save many of the lives of her female … More The Angel of Auschwitz: Gisella Perl
As England fans once again kick themselves and wonder what could have been, I wonder why this is the “old enemy” so to speak. It’s nothing new this rivalry and it is one that could date back nearly one hundred years, well and truly out of the walls of the football stadium: More recently in … More The Return of the Old Enemy- England v 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’. 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
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’