World War II
Silence and Memory in Eastern Europe — with Linda Kinstler
Discovering that her paternal grandfather had been a member of an SS-led death squad in Nazi-occupied Latvia led writer Linda Kinstler on a personal journey into the tangled and painful politics of remembrance in Eastern Europe. She joins New Lines’ Amie Ferris-Rotman to talk about justice and memory in a part of the world where the crimes of World War II are still very much present — even as, increasingly, those who witnessed them are not.
A Broken Code, a Lost Message
Churchill described the final triumph at El Alamein as the "end of the beginning" of WWII, with Montgomery and Rommel as its mythic figures. But piecing together long-lost secret evidence, we can see that a strange espionage affair led to both the battle and its outcome.