Dan Stone

Dan Stone is a professor of modern history and the director of the Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he has taught since 1999. He is the author or editor of 16 books and over 70 scholarly articles.

Paranoia and the Perils of Misreading

In the summer of 2021, genocide scholar Dirk Moses published an article in the Swiss online journal Geschichte der Gegenwart (History of the Present) titled, “The German Catechism.” He argued that Germany’s sense of its special obligation to Jews after the Holocaust has become a debilitating blockage to thinking through some of the most pressing issues of the present. Practice and... Continue Reading

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Britain’s Refugee Policy Is a Fantasy of Fear

In December 1938, French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet told German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop of a French plan to deport 10,000 Jews to Madagascar, a French colony. After the defeat of France in June 1940, the idea was taken up by the German Foreign Office. On July 3, 1940, Franz Rademacher, an official in the Foreign Ministry’s Department of Internal Affairs, produced a report... Continue Reading

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The Legacy of Italian Fascism: Not Coming to Terms with the Past

Italy's myths about fascism are not just widespread, but dangerously wrong. Forlì is an ordinary kind of town, well off the tourist track, in the Emilia-Romagna region of northeast Italy. Its streets are quiet, and it boasts few of the architectural gems that characterize Italian cities. It is overshadowed by Ravenna to the south and the magnificent medieval Biblioteca Malatestiana in Cesena... Continue Reading

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