Post Tagged with: "World War II"

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‘Pankrác 45’ Poses Tough Questions About Guilt and Recovery After the Holocaust

“Pankrác 45” boldly provokes introspection on the nature of culpability and the effectiveness of retribution. Set in the Czech Republic after the Holocaust, the production trains an unflinching eye on the fates of four women associated with the Nazi regime as the community struggles with the aftermath of the atrocities.[Read More…]

KAPASI: The Firebombing of Dresden

KAPASI: The Firebombing of Dresden

Neither an industrial center nor a wartime hub, a defenseless Dresden, Germany, was firebombed by Allied aircraft mere months before German surrender, between Feb. 13 and 15 in 1945. A firestorm caused by the thousands of tons of explosives engulfed the city, consuming the very oxygen in the air. Secondary[Read More…]

by February 14, 2018 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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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