Refuting the Culture of War Amnesia or Denial in Japan

This historiography on “war denial” or “war amnesia” in post-World War II Japan was recognized as an Outstanding Paper on East Asian History in May 2017 by the City College of New York History Department and received the Barbara Brooks Award. Countries that suffered under the Japanese during World War II, like China and SouthContinue reading “Refuting the Culture of War Amnesia or Denial in Japan”

Reading Response re: The Nanjing Massacre

Image (above): The Great Nanjing Massacre, Zi Jian Li, 1992   Mitter, China’s War with Japan: 119-140. Primary Source: “The Rape of Nanking: Bearing Witness, The Nanjing ‘Murder Race,’” in The Search for Modern China: A Documentary Collection (1999): 324-30. Mark Eykholt, “Aggression, Victimization, and Chinese Historiography of the Nanjing Massacre,” in The Nanjing Massacre inContinue reading “Reading Response re: The Nanjing Massacre”

In War’s Wake: Europe’s Displaced Persons in the Postwar Order – Response Essay

*The image above is of a displaced person’s camp, possibly near Hallendorf, Germany. The image is from a blog about a family’s history. One of the members of the family, Janis, was a POW and later lived in a displaced persons camp. Click here for more information and more images.   In In War’s Wake:Continue reading “In War’s Wake: Europe’s Displaced Persons in the Postwar Order – Response Essay”

Comparing Antonin Brtko and Oskar Schindler: Holocaust in Film

Tono Brtko, from The Shop on Main Street*, and Oskar Schindler, from Schindler’s List, are both main characters in Holocaust films that, while similar, have very different impacts on the Jewish communities they interact with.  The Shop on Main Street takes place in a small town in Slovakia during 1942, at a time when theContinue reading “Comparing Antonin Brtko and Oskar Schindler: Holocaust in Film”