Mary Fulbrook’s Bystander Society: Conformity and Complicity in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust holds the ambivalent accountable.
Edda Mussolini: The Most Dangerous Woman in Europe by Caroline Moorehead explores how Italy became enslaved by ‘a corrupt gang of warmongers’.
Does silence endure in Italy over Mussolini’s murderous regime?
Fascism would plague the 20th century, but when Benito Mussolini seized power in October 1922 few could agree on exactly what it was.
Why did newspapers maintain a policy of isolationism in the midst of a world embroiled in war?
Since the late 19th century, French politics has provided a testing ground for right-wing populism.
‘Concentration camps’ are difficult to define. Even the survivors of the most notorious and universally recognised camps in history discovered this problem in the aftermath of the Second World War.
What do the tyrants of the 20th century have in common? Terror, confusion and quasi-religious followings.
The Third Reich’s obsession with a pure Germanic past led to a renewed interest in the witch hunts of early modern Germany.
The buildings that came out of Portugal’s New State were described as an ‘architectural lie’.