May 20, 2001 |
When the first news of the Nazi camps was published in 1945, there were those who thought the facts might be exaggerated either by Allied war propaganda or by the human tendency to relish "atrocity stories." In his column in the London magazine Tribune, George Orwell wrote that though this might be so, the speculation was not exactly occurring in a vacuum.
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March 21, 2002 |
John Erickson, 72, an academic expert on the Soviet Union and the Red Army, died Feb. 10 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The cause of death was not reported. Erickson became interested in the Soviet army while serving with the British army in Austria. "One morning I virtually blundered onto a Soviet armored column, replete with tanks and riflemen," Erickson told an interviewer some years ago.
February 10, 1985 |
Dammitall. This wonderful old diarist, curmudgeon, journalist, scholar, prodder and mischief maker A.J.P. Taylor clearly sees what is next in life. His death. He's 78 with Parkinson's disease. There's sleeplessness and sleepiness but neither when appropriate. Not much walking of his beloved British countryside now, he sighs, nothing really important left unsaid and diminished interest in events beyond his North London backyard and the orange marmalade cat squatting there.
February 9, 1992 |
With the breakup of the Soviet Union standing out as last year's most memorable event, John Reed's record of the Nov. 7, 1917, Bolshevik revolution makes forceful and pertinent listening. This is particularly true of Jack Hrkach's narration.
November 30, 1994 |
Eszter Haraszty, versatile Hungarian-born designer whose work included homes, clothing, paintings, tiles, textiles and stained glass, often with her signature Iceland poppy motif, has died. She was 74. Her husband, food and travel writer Bruce David Colen, said Miss Haraszty died on Thanksgiving in Malibu of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Internationally known for her colorful work, Miss Haraszty served as head of textiles and planning for Knoll International and designed its Paris showroom.
November 3, 1985 |
Peter Gay is a distinguished cultural historian of the Enlightenment and the 19th Century who vigorously proposes that historians turn to and use Freud and psychoanalysis to inform their history. He is committed to the classical Freud. He does not play with varied psychoanalytic schools and modifications of clinical theory. Rather, he finds the versatility and the awareness of social context that historians require in the original works of the master.