Why Did They Fill Out Death Certificates At Auschwitz?

The wife of Talking Points Memos’ Josh Marshall discovered recently that her maternal great-grandfather didn’t die at the hands of the Einsatzgruppen when they swept through his town. Instead, according to a death certificate found in records the Russians released in ’09, he died at Auschwitz-Birkenau of “decrepitude”. Here’s Josh Marshall: The reason I’m sharing this… Continue reading Why Did They Fill Out Death Certificates At Auschwitz?

What Is to Be Done About Book Reviews?

Apparently, Talking Points Memo is kicking around the idea of doing book reviews, and Josh Marshall, TPM’s lord asked the following ask on Twitter mere minutes ago:   I have my own (admittedly highly self serving) views on the subject, which you can doubtless guess. But what is the need out there? How can we… Continue reading What Is to Be Done About Book Reviews?