Dr. Kritzinger’s 12 O’Clock Show Dates

I finally have show dates for Dr. Kritzinger’s 12 O’Clock. They are May 15th, 16th, 22nd, and 23rd at 7:30pm May 17th and 24th at 2:00pm. Tickets are available from Burien Actors Theatre. They’ll also get you in to the full length show that follows, a play called Four Gone Conclusions that I’m looking forward to checking… Continue reading Dr. Kritzinger’s 12 O’Clock Show Dates

Richard J Evans On Conspiracy Theory And the Reichstag Fire

A fascinating article on the Reichstag Fire by historian Richard J Evans appears in the London Review of Books. An excerpt: The Third Reich was founded on a conspiracy theory. The Communists, the Nazis’ most implacable opponents, had won 17 per cent of the vote in the last completely free elections of the Weimar Republic,… Continue reading Richard J Evans On Conspiracy Theory And the Reichstag Fire

Moringen Concentration Camp

  While Dachau was the most famous of Germany’s concentration camps–its name became synecdoche for the entire camp system–many others sprang up during the 1930s. One that was important in Summer of Long Knives was the Moringen Concentration Camp, which housed some 1,300 female prisoners from 1933 to 1938. It was here that Anika Wagner’s girlfriend… Continue reading Moringen Concentration Camp

Do We Still Need Stories About the Nazis?

A negative review of the movie The Book Thief posed the question this way: When I reviewed 12 Years A Slave, which is based on the true story of a free black man who was kidnapped and brought to the Deep South as a slave in 1841, I said that it might help America come to grips with the… Continue reading Do We Still Need Stories About the Nazis?