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Dan Stone looks at how historians’ understanding of the Holocaust has changed since the end of the Cold War with the opening of archives that reveal the full horror of the ‘Wild East’.

Volume: 60 Issue: 7 2010

Mary Heimann restores Czechoslovakia to its pivotal role in the Munich Crisis.

Issue: 68 2010

Richard Cavendish provides an overview of the life and career of the Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha, who died on April 11th, 1985.

Volume: 60 Issue: 4 2010

The 2009 Nobel Prize winner for literature is well placed to describe the trials of Eastern European minorities through the maelstrom of the 20th century, writes Markus Bauer.

Volume: 60 Issue: 2 2010

Yehuda Koren tells one family’s remarkable story of surviving Auschwitz.

Volume: 55 Issue: 2 2005

The mutual defence treaty between Communist states was signed on May 14th, 1955.

Volume: 55 Issue: 5 2005

Mark Rathbone compares Gladstone's and Disraeli's differing approaches to a crucial foreign policy issue.

Issue: 50 2004

Martin D. Brown tells the little-known story of how British and American soldiers disappeared in Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains during the remarkable episode of Slovakia’s National Uprising against its Nazi-supporting government during the Second World War.

Volume: 54 Issue: 12 2004

Anthony Head describes the ways in which an atrocity has been commemorated, sixty years on.

Volume: 52 Issue: 6 2002

John W. Mason gives the historical background to this month's elections in Slovakia.

Volume: 48 Issue: 9 1998

Nicholas Soteri reflects on the early religious controversies of Eastern Europe, focusing in particular on an often overlooked kingdom, the Khazar..

Volume: 45 Issue: 4 1995

An article about a project in exploring Jewish instrumental music

Volume: 43 Issue: 7 1993

Kenneth Asch on Prague's memento to the great composer

Volume: 42 Issue: 2 1992

Robin Bruce Lockhart looks at the Anglophile his father knew and discusses new theories on how he died and why.

Volume: 42 Issue: 9 1992

Frank L. Holt looks at the legends and realities of Alexander's bride from Central Asia, the world she lived in and the power struggles that ensnared her.

Volume: 38 Issue: 9 1988

Michael Burleigh charts the career of one of the pillars of the German scholarly establishment under the Third Reich an invaluable middle-man in 're-educating' his pupils and massaging research to suit Nazi ideology.

Volume: 37 Issue: 3 1987

John Erickson assesses the massive Soviet assault into Germany in the final year of the war and the price of liberation.

Volume: 34 Issue: 7 1984

Josip Broz Tito died on May 4th, 1980. In this article from our 1980 archive, Basil Davidson reassesses the legacy of the Yugoslavian president and soldier.

Volume: 30 Issue 10 1980

Between the years 1300 and 600 B.C. the virile kingdom of Ararat rose to be a large empire, M. Chahin writes, which long held the Assyrians at bay.

Volume: 25 Issue: 6 1975

Terence O’Brien recounts how some women served with their husbands in the Crimean War as cooks, laundresses and nurses to the Regiment.

Volume: 25 Issue: 7 1975

Joanna Richardson describes how, during the 1830s, the world of Bohemia offered a warm and fruitful climate to artists and writers.

Volume: 19 Issue: 7 1969

Cecil Parrott describes how the elderly monarch from A Christmas Carol was based on the character of a young and vigorous sovereign, assassinated on his birthday by his own brother.

Volume: 16 Issue: 4 1966

Michael Grant tells how, some 1000 years ago, the “Scourge of God” died on his wedding night.

Volume: 4 Issue: 3 1954

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