Raul Hilberg, a refugee from Austria, whose family fled Austria to New York City to escape the Holocaust, dedicated his scholarly career to documenting and contextualizing the facts about the Holocaust. He studied at Columbia University, and in 1955 wrote a 700 page dissertation on the Holocaust, which he later expanded into the 3-volume scholarly book, "The Destruction of the European Jews." Paul Shapiro, who had been director of the Centre for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, described this work as "the single most influential work in our field and the benchmark for the discipline." Click on the link above to read the article.
A Web Site devoted to Howard Zinn. It includes biographical information, archival material from Zinn's papers a various repositories, articles he wrote, interviews with him, information about his many projects, etc. Click on the link above to visit the Web Site. For additional discussion about Zinn and his work, click on the link below.
This article discusses the book, "Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left" by Martin Duberman. Zinn was a prominent historian in the 20th century. He was committed to an approach to history that tells the stories of the marginalized and oppressed people, which are overlooked in traditional history. In addition to Zinn's work being a critique of the American political and social structure, he was an engaged political activist. Click on the link above to read the article. For more information about Zinn and for samples of his work, click on the link to his Web Site below.
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 2021-08-21) Kampeas, Stanley
"Stanley Aronowitz, a longtime activist and theorist who was hugely influential in the labor and civil rights movements, has died at 88." Click on the link above to access the rest of this biographical obituary.
"Professor Aronowitz, a social theorist who taught at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, called himself a “working-class intellectual.” He maintained that direct action was a more potent weapon for workers than collective bargaining or conventional politics." Click on the link above to read the rest of this biographical obituary.