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Created by John Eipper on 08/19/10 5:00 PM

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Crime (Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/26/11 12:55 am)

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Orlando Nightclub Shooter Omar Mateen; "Bacha Bazi" (Massoud Malek, USA, 06/14/16 3:29 am) In a video, Seddique Mateen, the father of Omar Mateen, who committed the worst mass shooting in the US history, said: "He was a good and educated son; the sight of two men in Miami kissing anger ...
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The Beast in the Dark: Taharrush; from Gary Moore (John Eipper, USA, 01/16/16 5:02 am) Gary Moore writes: I want to address here a meta-phenomenon glimpsed in many WAIS posts. A recent puzzle piece, the Cologne New Year's mob in Germany, has taken a ...
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Two Chicago-Area Crimes (David Duggan, USA, 11/06/15 6:40 pm) The media in these parts (Chicago) are abuzz about two off-the-charts crime stories. The first is that the "too good to be true" police Lt. "GI Joe" Gliniewicz's widely public ...
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Holocausts (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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My Time as a Consultant with the US Holocaust Museum (Leo Goldberger, USA, 09/18/15 3:04 pm) To answer John E's question, I was indeed a consultant to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC in its exhibition planning stage. There were three of us, the literary critic Lawrence ...
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Enric Marco, Impostor (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 09/14/15 5:37 am) Considering that the Spanish Civil War is a very popular topic within WAIS, I wish to inform the Forum that a book by Javier Cercas has come out in Italy, L'Impostore (The Impostor).

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"Germans Will Never Forget"; What About Austrians? (David Pike, France, 05/07/15 9:26 am) "Germans will never forget the ‘unfathomable' horrors that the Nazis inflicted at the death camps," said Angela Merkel at Dachau (Reuters, NYT, May 3). On Saturday Ma ...
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Turkish Holocaust (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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German Parliament Recognizes Armenian Genocide (Bienvenido Macario, USA, 06/03/16 5:14 am) I think it is important to bring closure to this dark chapter of World War I, if the former Ottoman Empire is to have a good and lasting relationship with its non-Muslim European neighbors as modern-d ...
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Armenia, 100 Years Later (Richard Hancock, USA, 04/02/16 6:03 am) The April 2016 National Geographic has a melancholy article, "Ghost Lands: A century-old slaughter still haunts Turkey and Armenia," by Paul Salopek. This is part five of his serie ...
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Genocide Against the Armenian People, 1915 (Henry Levin, USA, 01/07/15 6:42 am) I'd like to call to WAISers' attention the following article in the New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/m ...
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History (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Chick Parsons, "Our Man in Manila" (Richard Hancock, USA, 09/07/17 2:05 pm) Thanks for your service, John.  [Thank you, Richard!--JE.] Having served in the Philippines in World War II, I am interested in the article by Peter Eisner on "Our ...
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Stalin, Mussolini, Bismarck: A Pot-Pourri of Responses (David Pike, France, 07/12/17 4:32 am) Having finally got my house in order after the conference in Barcelona, I can catch up on my posts. I offer WAIS a pot-pourri à la parisienne. First, hats off to Hall Gardner. I ...
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A Conference on Nazi Prison Life (David Pike, France, 06/28/17 5:34 am) I returned last week from a conference on prison life in Nazi camps, held in the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. I was invited to give the keynote speech in English (imagine a French univers ...
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German Holocaust (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Bernd Rother's "Franco y el Holocausto" (David Pike, France, 01/21/17 5:51 am) I followed the good advice of WAISer Angel Viñas and ordered the fine work of Bernd Rother, Franco y el Holocausto. Now that I've read it, allow me to make a few points, from the t ...
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re: Holocaust: Voyage of SS St Louis (John Heelan, UK) (John Eipper, USA, 10/22/06 3:32 pm) John Heelan sends this response to Bienvenido Macario's 21 October post on the ill-fated 1939 voyage of the *SS St Louis*: There is a very good account of the SS St. Louis and the tragic ...
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re: Hitler and the Jews (Vincent Littrell, Belgium) (John Eipper, USA, 10/22/06 3:27 pm) Vincent Littrell writes: Rereading Christopher Jones's comment from 18 October, "Of course, Adolf Hitler only wished the best for the world, and the Allies were led to believe that hi ...
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Historical Figures (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Did Birds Determine Columbus's Destiny? (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/20/17 4:57 am) In a previous post I wrote about Manifest Destiny in the US. In recent days, while trying to take my mind off a painful leg, I remembered something in particular. If we go back to the good old days of ...
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"A Grand Pipe": Herbert Hoover Letter at Leavitt & Peirce (David A. Westbrook, USA, 11/07/15 3:34 am) Fellow WAISers: On a recent visit to Cambridge, Massachusetts, I stopped by the venerable Leavitt & Peirce, purveyor of tobacco, pipes, games, and the like. Many years ago, as a ...
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Obituaries: Alliluyeva, Ojukwu, Russell (Nigel Jones, UK, 12/01/11 3:57 am) As a connoisseur of the Obituary columns (far and away the most interesting bits of a newspaper), I note a particularly heavy week for a trio who were rarely out of the news headlines in the late 1960 ...
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