Tag: Holocaust and the Nazi Era

The Doctor From Nazi Germany and the Roots of the Hunt for Life on Mars

When Penelope Boston was a student at the University of Colorado in the 1980s, she wanted to create a miniature Mars and see how some living things fared on it. Fundless, she amassed parts from labs around campus and bootstrapped a basic version of what scientists sometimes call a Mars Jar: a sealed container whose […]

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Former Nazi Guard, 93, Is Convicted in Germany

BERLIN — A German court convicted a 93-year-old man on Thursday for helping the Nazis murder thousands of people while he served as a concentration camp guard more than 75 years ago, in what might be one of the last verdicts to be handed down to a living participant in the Holocaust. The Hamburg state […]

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Young, in Love and Trying to Bring Down the Third Reich

THE BOHEMIANS The Lovers Who Led Germany’s Resistance Against the NazisBy Norman Ohler Vergangenheitsbewältigung is an amalgamation of the German words Vergangenheit, “the past,” and Bewältigung, “coping with,” and is often used to describe the effort to grapple with the repercussions of World War II. Children of Holocaust survivors grow up in the war’s shadow. […]

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