Renato Foschi, review of Erica Moretti’s “The Best Weapon for Peace: Maria Montessori, Education, and Children’s Rights”

Erica Moretti. The Best Weapon for Peace: Maria Montessori, Education, and Children’s Rights. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2021. 330 PP. Paper $22.95. ISBN: 9780299333140. Erica Moretti, an Associate Professor at the Fashion Institute …

Abigail Lewis, review of Annette Becker’s “Messengers of Disaster: Raphael Lemkin, Jan Karski, and Twentieth Century Genocides”

Annette Becker. Messengers of Disaster: Raphael Lemkin, Jan Karski, and Twentieth Century Genocides. Trans Käthe Roth. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2021. 304 pp. Cloth $39.95. ISBN 9780299333201. The central question driving Annette Becker’s newly …

Jay Geller, review of Darcy Buerkle, Skye Doney eds., “Contemporary Europe in the Historical Imagination”

Darcy Buerkle and Skye Doney, eds. Contemporary Europe in the Historical Imagination. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2023. 418 pp. Cloth $79.95. ISBN 9780299342401. The mid-twentieth century produced many exceptional scholars of German history, more …

Lecture: Norman Domeier, “World Domination and Genocide: The ‘Lochner Version’ of Hitler’s Speech on 22 August 1939, a Key Document of National Socialist Ideology”

Attendees at the event received a hard copy of the “Lochner Version” of Hitler’s speech for reference through the lecture: **** Hitler’s Speech to the Leading Wehrmacht Generals on the Obersalzberg. 22 August 1939 (“Lochner …

Emma Kuby, review of Elissa Mailänder’s “Amour, mariage, sexualité. Une histoire intime du nazisme (1930-1950)”

Elissa Mailänder. Amour, mariage, sexualité. Une histoire intime du nazisme (1930-1950). Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 2021. 512 PP. Paper €24.00. ISBN: 9782021459241. In 1995, an elderly Austrian woman stood before the photographic evidence of Nazi …

Tom Eshed, review of Jeffrey Herf’s “Israel’s Moment: International Support for and Opposition to Establishing the Jewish State, 1945–1949”

Jeffrey Herf. Israel’s Moment: International Support for and Opposition to Establishing the Jewish State, 1945-1949. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022. 450 PP. Cloth $39.99. ISBN: 9781316517963. Jeffrey Herf’s Israel’s Moment: International Support for and Opposition …

Robert Corban, review of Lorenzo Benadusi’s “Respectability and Violence: Military Values, Masculine Honor, and Italy’s Road to Mass Death”

Lorenzo Benadusi. Respectability and Violence: Military Values, Masculine Honor, and Italy’s Road to Mass Death. Translated by Zakiya Hanafi. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2021. 416 PP. $79.95. ISBN 9780299333300. Lorenzo Benadusi is an Associate …