In September 1919, the year after the end of World War I, a German captain named Karl Mayr, who ran a propaganda unit in charge of educating demobilized soldiers in nationalism and scapegoating, received an inquiry from a soldier named Adolf Gemlich about the army’s position on “the Jewish question.” Mayr tasked a young subordinate named Adolf Hitler to answer. The resulting Gemlich letter, as it is known to historians, is believed to be the first record of Hitler’s anti-Semitic beliefs and has been an important document in Holocaust studies for decades.
As twilight falls over Mexico City’s Buenavista neighborhood, the traditional night shift begins. A woman in suspenders and a pink dress takes up right outside the doors of an American-owned bank.
On a bright February morning in Harlem, Jean Sanders shook Bill Clinton’s hand. Just one week out of prison, Sanders had risen early and put on a suit to come uptown from Brooklyn and apply for low-income housing–one of the first stops after scratch for former felons starting over
“Is this a joke?” a befuddled young woman asked as she stood outside the Supreme Court on the morning of Oct. 6.
Motherhood definitely seems to agree with Jennifer Hudson, who gave birth to her first child, David — named after her fianc, David Otunga — on August 10.