02/27 – The Rosenstrasse Protests

Women and children gather to protest the arrest of 1,800 Jewish men in "Rosenstraße", a 2003 German film recounting the 1943 protests. (Margarethe von Trotta) On this day in 1943, officials from the Gestapo secret police arrested over 1,800 Jewish men in Berlin. The men had been allowed to remain in Berlin because of their…

02/23 – Respect Women or Die: The Amalgamation of the Greek Resistance

A collection of Greek resistance fighters of EAM during the mid 1940s. Like many communist-adjacent militant movements of the 20th century, men and women fought alongside one another. (Pinterest) On this day in 1943, the United Panhellenic Organization of Youth (Ενιαία Πανελλαδική Οργάνωση Νέων, or EPON) was formed in Greece to combat Axis occupying forces…

02/18 The Nazi Sportpalast Speech

One of the few surviving images of the Sportpalast (or, Totaler Krieg) speech of 1943. Goebbels' audience had been handpicked for their fanaticism and ability to produce noise. (Wikimedia Commons) On this day in 1943, Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels delivered a speech to an attentive crowd at the Sportpalast arena in Berlin. Prior to…