Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Germany addressing its colonial legacy, a sand battery in Finland—2022 was full of shocks and surprises.
Abrahamic eschatology teaches us that the end of the world is coming. Maybe that’s why we’re so captivated by catastrophe in the West.
History shows us that the weather is intrinsically connected with politics. More specifically, drastic changes in climate can lead to mass migration, instigating the collapse of old empires and the birth of new societies.
On this day in 1939, Poland was on the brink of war with Germany. But the country was also celebrating a famous victory over the footballing stars of Central Europe, Hungary.
In 1939, the 26-year-old Pole Andrzej Bobkowski found himself stranded in France. He started to keep a diary of his everyday experiences as an outsider in an occupied country. We present a selection of entries covering a bicycle trip from southern France to Paris.
Nancy Spielberg and Anna Różalska, the producers of the film “Who Will Write Our History”, talk about the little-known history of Jewish social activist Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes archive.