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Apr 18, 2019, 2:50 PM
We deserve to be told more about war crimes
Twenty years ago, in April 1999, Jews sat down to their Pesach meal with an added cause to be thankful. Not only had the biblical Children of Israel been delivered safely from bondage in Egypt but a modern-day jury at the Old Bailey had just...
Nov 22, 2017, 1:24 PM
Europe’s killing fields, from Eichmann to Ratko Mladic
The first time I reported from the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia in The Hague, I was reminded of the title of a play written about the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem. It was called The Man in the Glass Booth. Eichmann was confined...
Sep 26, 2017, 1:07 PM
AfD success stirs troubling memories
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to fulfil it ”. That quote by the writer, George Santayana, will be on many minds following the German elections. For Jews, in particular, the sight of an avowedly xenophobic, anti- immigrant party sitting once again in...
Aug 16, 2017, 6:29 PM
Nothing funny about Trump, America’s longest running joke
Where have we heard this tune before? Surely, Mr Mosley and his blackshirts had a right to march through the East End without being harassed and attacked by left-wing protesters? Surely, the fascists of Mussolini-era Italy and the Nazis in the crumbling Weimar Republic were...
Jon Silverman is professor of Media and Criminal Justice, at the University of Bedfordshire