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Movie Review: ‘Darkest Hour’

During its invasion of France and Belgium in World War II, the German army cornered British forces in the French coastal town of Dunkirk. As Britain faced its darkest hour and the threat of an invasion loomed, the fates of the European democracies depended on the leadership of British Prime[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Dunkirk’

★★★★★ Few films succeed in building such emotional depth as writer and director Christopher Nolan’s latest masterpiece, “Dunkirk.” The film achieves greatness not with high drama or special effects, but instead with its strong emphasis on the realities of war. Tensions run high from the opening of the film, as[Read More…]

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MANDAL: Mechanisms of Memory Shape Our Realities

While the English language only has one word for “memory,” the truth is that memory comes in many different forms. Psychologists break memory down into dozens of categories: long-term memory, short-term memory, implicit memory and declarative memory. But this concept expands beyond the individual human mind. For example, history itself[Read More…]

by November 29, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi faced discrimination in the United States because of his Japanese heritage. His work reveals the hardships that he and other Japanese-Americans underwent on United States soil.

The Art of War

In a dark era of national history, the U.S. government placed West Coast residents of Japanese descent into internment camps during World War II, simply because of their heritage. This chapter of World War II history may be closed, but one of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s newest exhibits, “The[Read More…]

by April 17, 2015 1 comment Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Jack O'Connell plays Olympian and Air Force Lieutenant Louis Zamperini in Angelina's directorial debut "Unbroken."

Movie Review: ‘Unbroken’

★★★☆☆ Movies set during famous wars often struggle to genuinely do justice to the events they portray. “Unbroken,” which is based on the non-fiction book “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,” unfortunately suffers a similar fate, failing to meet the high standards that this best-selling[Read More…]

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David Strathairn plays Professor Jan Karski in this poignant reading of Karski's tales from the Second World War.

Staged Reading Illuminates Professor’s Story

As the lights dim in Gonda Theater, an elderly actor playing the role of Jan Karski slowly emerges and takes his trademark place on a black bench at the center of the stage. This image of Professor Karski sitting on a bench is not a new sight. In fact, Georgetown[Read More…]

Panel, Reading Mark Karski Centennial

Panel, Reading Mark Karski Centennial

The university celebrated the centenary anniversary of the birth of Jan Karski, a late Georgetown professor and a member of the Polish World War II resistance, on Thursday afternoon with a panel discussion, “Responsibility to Protect,” and a staged reading, “Remember This: Walking with Karski.” In 1942 and 1943, Karski[Read More…]

by April 25, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Remembering a Legacy of Faith and Engagement

Beside White Gravenor Hall, a man sits upright on a bench next to a chessboard, engaged in critical thought forever cast on our campus. Jan Karski, a beloved professor of government from 1954 to 1984, was a key member in the Polish underground movement during World War II. In his late 20s, Karskiwitnessed the atrocities[Read More…]

by February 10, 2014 0 comments Opinion
BEAUCHAMP: Past Research Abuses Reveal US Hypocrisy

BEAUCHAMP: Past Research Abuses Reveal US Hypocrisy

During the Nuremberg Medical Trials, which commenced on Dec. 9, 1946, the U.S. military classified the experiments conducted by Nazi physicians as crimes against humanity. For 65 years, these experiments have been considered a moral travesty that has nothing to teach us about commonplace clinical research with human subjects. This[Read More…]

by April 12, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Veterans Spruce Up WWII Memorial

For a dozen students volunteering at the World War II memorial Saturday morning, raking leaves meant more than cleaning up a national monument — it was about honoring history. The group was led by the Georgetown University Student Veterans Association, an organization that seeks to support veterans during their time[Read More…]

by October 25, 2011 0 comments News