Softening the Blow – Maus, The Holocaust Museum, and the Representation of History

I first encountered “Maus I” years ago in the juvenile section of my local public library, having not read it but knowing the premise of the graphic novel.  The book made me think about how I would educate my children about difficult topics in history.  This question has again arisen as I have become a […]

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Translating Memory into Action

We remember the Holocaust, in part, to ensure that it never happens again. But the dream of “never again” has yet to become a reality. Even today, the Burmese government permits attacks on civilians, particularly those of ethnic minorities. In the Darfur region of Sudan, millions have been displaced and hundreds of thousands have been […]

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