Are We Any Different?

Are We Any Different?

by Christine Ege Studying the Holocaust is far from a simple task.  It is unlike any other brief period of history, as its roots are firmly anchored in the centuries and decades leading up to World War II, and its tentacles have continued to affect the world to the...
The Final Solution:  Industrialized Killing

The Final Solution:  Industrialized Killing

by Christine Ege As schoolchildren, we all learned about the Industrial Revolution and the benefits resulting from new technology, mechanization of production processes, and maximization of profit.   Productivity and efficiency grew at a historically unprecedented...
999 Inadvertent Pioneers of Auschwitz: Math and Misogyny

999 Inadvertent Pioneers of Auschwitz: Math and Misogyny

by Christine Ege In the book 999, author Heather Dune Macadam recounts the details of the first official deportation of Jews to Auschwitz.  The remarkable aspect of this transport was that it consisted only of young women, most of whom were mere teenagers.  The girls...
Truth or Consequence: Why Holocaust Denial Must Be Refuted

Truth or Consequence: Why Holocaust Denial Must Be Refuted

by Christine Ege In light of the abundant evidence that unequivocally documents the events of the Holocaust, the concept of Holocaust denial might seem preposterous.  However, denial of historical truths related to the Holocaust is actively promoted by certain...
The Snare of Superiority

The Snare of Superiority

by Christine Ege Many concur that hindsight is always 20/20, as it is relatively easy to recognize mistakes after they have been made and identify sins after they have been committed.   However, it is not always such a simple matter to discern truth in the face of...
Winton’s Children

Winton’s Children

by Lisa Alford I am so moved by an article I read about Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 children from the Holocaust.  His wife found a scrapbook in their attack with pictures, names, and documents of children whose parents gave them up to save their lives. These...