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Paris Abandoned: The Realities of Armistice During World War II

by Anne Sebba Slowly, the terms of the armistice began to sink in. The French had to pay for the 300,000-strong German Army of Occupation, amounting to twenty million Reichsmarks per day, paid at the artificial exchange rate. This was

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Posted in Modern History

Otto Wollank: The House by the Lake

Otto Wollank; Gross Glienicke lake

by Thomas Harding WOLLANK 1890 Sitting astride his horse, Otto Wollank made his way slowly through a narrow avenue of ripening vines, towards a lake, shimmering in the early-morning light. The way was sandy and treacherous, he had to be

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Posted in Modern History

Remembering the Stories of the Holocaust

by The History Reader This year, during the 70th anniversary marking the end of the Holocaust and the beginning of Yom HaShoah—Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day—we remember the stories that shed light on one of the darkest periods in contemporary history.

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

My Time On the Set With Marlene Dietrich

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by Rory MacLean Why are we drawn to certain cities? Perhaps because of a story read in childhood. Or a chance teenage meeting. Or maybe simply because the place touches us, embodying in its tribes, towers and history an aspect

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Posted in Contemporary History
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