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Articles for the tag “World-war”



Remembering the victims of war

Bloody poppies

The poppy has moved from a reminder of the futility of war, to bordering on a somber celebration of the act of sacrifice for Britain. That’s wrong.

by Mark Briggs 13.11.2014



Japan's Historical Revisionism

Rewriting History at the Yasukuni Shrine

The Yasukuni Shrine memorializes Japan’s war dead, including WWII-era war criminals. For this reason, it has always been a controversial memory site. A much greater problem than the shrine itself, however, is the revisionist museum attached to it.

by Barry Desker 13.05.2015



Remembrance In Hiroshima and Jerusalem

From Darkness to Light

Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and Japan’s Hiroshima Peace Park are surprisingly similar, both in the message they deliver and the architectural means through which they do so. They portray a clear narrative of progression from darkness to light. But history is more complicated than that.

by Ran Zwingenberg 10.05.2015



70th anniversary of VE Day

A morbid formula

Only war and hatred tend to give way to progress and cooperation. 70 years after the end of WWII, we need to break with this paradigm.

by Vincent-Immanuel Herr 13.05.2015

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