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Fears for Polish Holocaust research as historians ordered to apologise

Court tells professors to apologise to 81-year-old woman who claims they defamed her late uncle

A court has ordered two prominent historians to apologise to an elderly woman who claimed they had defamed her late uncle over his wartime actions, in a case seen as critical to independent Holocaust research in Poland.

Prof Jan Grabowski of the University of Ottawa and Prof Barbara Engelking of the Polish Center for Holocaust Research were accused of defaming Edward Malinowski by suggesting in a book that he gave up Jews to Nazi Germans.

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A New Testament to the Fury and Beauty of Activism During the AIDS Crisis

Sarah Schulman’s “Let the Record Show” is a history of ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Powe...

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Two Way Mirror by Fiona Sampson review – a fine life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A portrait of the poet and ‘public prophet’ spotlights her entanglements with empire and race but ...

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Remembering Bo Huston, Who Bore Witness to the Peak of the AIDS Crisis

In the final years of his life—a cruel phrase, really, as he only lived to 33—the writer Bo Huston...

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International Booker prize shortlist led by 28-year-old’s debut

The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld joins five other ‘expansively imagined’ novel...

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How Storytellers Use Math (Without Scaring People Away)

Our current pandemic is not a first excursion into remote learning. Many may know of the origins sto...

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The Mystery of the Missing Viola

“Perhaps the mystery is a little too plain,” said Dupin.—Edgar Allan Poe, “The Purloined Letter”...

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