Posts Tagged ‘Joseph Goebbels’

Writing about the dead*

By Laura Smith Recently, I stood in the woods near Auschwitz in Oświęcim, Poland—the same woods where Jews waited to enter the gas chambers. It was a picnic-worthy spring day. The sun filtered through the pine trees. Unable to imagine the horror that had happened there, my thoughts turned instead to a picture I had […]

Disbelief and inaction: press failure during WWII

By S. Parker Yesko The press is in the business of packaging complex stories into neat parcels of information designed for easy public consumption. Often this means that the journalist quickly processes a multi-dimensional saga through flat narrative tropes. When a hurricane strikes, it’s a story of man versus nature. When famine or violence drives […]