Tag Archives: World War II

Just Say No To Appeasement?

It just so happens that after finishing an unexpected and impromptu lesson for Sabbath School on the death of David since neither of the other teachers for our age cohort were at services yesterday and I had gotten no notice … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bridge Of Words

Bridge Of Words:  Esperanto And The Dream Of A Universal Language, by Esther Schor Coming in at more than 300 pages, this is a complicated book, and before discussing my thoughts about it I thought it would be good to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rommel As Military Commander

Rommel As Military Commander, by Ronald Lewin Clearly, this is a book written for someone like me.  Before I properly review this book, I feel it necessary to point out that I am the exact audience of a book like … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Was The Nuremberg Jailer

I Was The Nuremberg Jailer, by Col. Burton C. Andrus (US Army Ret) In the period after World War II there was a host of quirky memoirs from memorable people in memorable situations that became popular for a period [1]. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Murderers Among Us

The Murderers Among Us:  The Simon Wiesenthal Memoirs, edited by Joseph Wechsberg This book has an interesting niche when it comes to writings about the aftermath of World War II.  For a variety of reasons, I tend to reflect often … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sunflower

The Sunflower:  On The Possibilities And Limits Of Forgiveness, by Simon Wiesenthal This book hit home in a more than usual way.  In this roughly 300 page book, the first third is taken up with a narrative by famous Nazi … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Life And Death Of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Life And Deaeth Of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, by Mary Bosanquet When I found this particular well-regarded biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the library of my roommate, I found it necessary to put on my reading list, although it proved a … Continue reading

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Exploring Saaremaa

Yesterday, I had the chance to explore the island of Saaremaa for a few hours with about 40 other people, including a guide with whom I chatted a great deal, and whose English was good enough to convey some interesting … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: A History Of Hitler’s Empire

A History Of Hitler’s Empire, by Thomas Childers As someone who is fairly familiar with the structure and organization of the Great Courses audiobooks already, there was a lot about this course that was familiar and comfortable–there is the usual … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Churchill

Churchill, by Professor J. Rufus Fears As yet another great courses class I have taken in history [1], one quickly gets used to the particular format and it is a comforting matter.  The cds are in a case and often … Continue reading

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