world war i

Cossacks in the living room: the story of Turka art

The story was close to my heart: I remember my own grandmother telling us about her being a little girl hiding under the kitchen table as the Cossacks plundered her village (also in today’s Ukraine).

By DARIUS GILMONT
03/04/2020
Books
Famed Jewish academic Zara Steiner died aged 91

Steiner's work was widely praised, and her books received great reviews for their in-depth coverage of events.

French World War I helmet could prevent soldiers' brain injuries

According to researchers in the field, modern day military helmets, including those used by the US military today, are no more effective in preventing the damage caused by blast shock waves than military helmets used 100 years ago.

By HANNAH HEPNER
23/02/2020
Delegates at the 1815 Congress of Vienna
Time for a New European Peace Conference?

Two-thousand years of European global domination ended at the outset of World War I. A century later, Europe has yet to come to terms with it.

01/01/2020
Dreyfus, painted by Jean Baptiste Guth  for Vanity Fair, 1899
Roman Polanski takes on the Dreyfus Affair

Now 86 and still as sharp as ever, Polanski was born to a Jewish father who survived concentration camps and a partly Jewish mother murdered at Auschwitz.

By BERNARD EDINGER
28/11/2019
90th anniversary of the WW1 Battle of Beersheba: Re-enactment of the Australian Light horse charge
Ex-Australian PM, John Howard, honors soldiers of Battle of Beersheba

Victory at the Battle of Beersheba enabled the Allied forces to move forward and capture Jerusalem from the Ottomans just six weeks later.

Azerbaijan: A linchpin of European energy diversity and security

The ‘Contract of the Century’ brought many positive outcomes for Baku.

02/10/2019
Book review: The Chazon Ish and Israeli society

The life of Rabbi Avraham Yeshayah Karelitz, who emerged from World War I to have a profound impact on Israel.

By RAYMOND S. SOLOMON
15/08/2019
German POWs marching along Juno Beach landing area at Bernieres Sur Mer
Archaeologists uncover UK war prison from World War II near Sheffield

The prisoners were treated poorly: fed out of dustbins, standing outside in mud for hours, and "squashed" into tents or barracks.

05/07/2019
How it really was: Eliyahu the prophet, in snow and sun

The story of Rabbi Jacob Sonderling and a special Shabbat during World War I.

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