Dr. Jeremy Best is a professor of history at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Dr. Best, his undergraduate students, and members of the local community have been uploading articles to the History Unfolded website for nearly a year. This guest blog post is the first of a two-part series on their work.
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The story of Dr. Michael Siegel illustrates the challenge facing Americans who sought accurate news about Nazi atrocities during the 1930s and 1940s. In this guest post, David Klevan, History Unfolded’s education outreach specialist, describes what the American press got right and wrong about Dr. Siegel’s experiences in Munich during World War II.
Dr. Maddalena Marinari is an assistant professor in History; Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; and Peace Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. Her 18 students have submitted over 100 articles to the History Unfolded database, mostly from newspapers printed in “The Land of 10,000 Lakes.” Read More
How did some newspapers in southern Florida report on Holocaust-era events as they occurred? We now have a better understanding thanks to the work of current and future teachers taking a graduate course at the University of South Florida under Professor of Social Science Education Michael Berson. Read More
As citizen historians around the country partner with us to investigate local press coverage of the Holocaust, they often become quite engaged by their discoveries. In this guest post, Bernard Gordon describes his case of “research fever.” Bernard has been volunteering with the project since December 2015.
Reflecting on the History Unfolded project’s August sprint of newspaper articles on the decision to send a US team to the Berlin Olympics, the word that stands out to me most is “surprised.” Not only was I surprised in several respects by the results, but many of our citizen historians used the word independently to describe how some of their findings differed greatly from their assumptions about the Holocaust. Read More