Daily History Byte: Childhood Holocaust survivors reunited after 76 years

This is perhaps the most poignant thing I’ve read in a very long time. Two childhood friends, Alice Gerstel and Simon Gronowski, were recently reunited after 76 years of separation as a result of the Holocaust. “I thought the entire family was murdered. I had no idea,” Gerstel (now Gerstel…

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Daily History Byte: Louvre displays Nazi-looted paintings in bid to find rightful owners of 2,000 unclaimed artworks

The Louvre Museum has put on display 31 paintings looted by the Nazis during the Second World War in the hope that surviving relatives of their original owners will come forward to claim them. Source: Louvre displays Nazi-looted paintings in bid to find rightful owners of 2,000 unclaimed artworks

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Daily History Byte: Uncovering the Hidden Books Tucked Inside Every Single Library

Finding an anonymous text, if you don’t know which one, exactly, you’re looking for, can be difficult, if not impossible. When Emily Kopley, a scholar of British and American literature, was first researching anonymous texts, she would try searching in library catalogs for a variety of terms: “by anonymous”… “no author”……

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