Memory can be slippery, especially when there's incentive to forget, or misremember. In the Polish village of Jedwabne, residents long said Nazis were responsible for the massacre, one hot day in July 1941, of hundreds of Jews in the village. Then evidence emerged that the villagers of Jedwabne had killed their own neighbors. That was 17 years ago, and some Poles still don't know what to believe — or what they want to believe. The World's Nina Porzucki visited Jedwabne, and reflects, at a time of growing hate speech in Poland, on how the way history is, or isn't, faced, can shape the future.
In 1944 Henryk Ross buried his negatives. He was the official photographer of the Lodz ghetto in Poland. The ghetto was being liquidated, and Ross was unsure if he would survive to retrieve his work. He did.
Marie Collins was sexually abused as a child by a Catholic priest in Ireland. In 2014, she joined the Vatican's commission for the protection of minors, hoping to help make changes. Now, she has resigned in frustration.
Kate Hendricks Thomas says she and other military women typically endure sexual abuse on the job and so she was not surprised to learn that a Facebook page called "Marines United" with 30,000 Marine followers posted nude photos of females Marines.
International adoption rules don't make it easy for adoptees and their biological families to search for one another. But many Korean adoptees are going abroad to find their birth families and build new ties.
Foreign musicians face a complex maze of regulations when it comes to performing in the United States. The members of the Italian indie rock band Soviet Soviet found that out when they were detained and deported last week while en route to the South by Southwest festival.
The Arab world used to be home to hundreds of thousands of Jews who spoke their own variants of Arabic. Today, Judeo-Arabic survives only in exile. We hear stories of language and exodus from three Judeo-Arabic speakers now living in Montreal. Plus, novelist Louie Cronin on satirizing linguistics.
At the 2017 Conservative Political Action Committee, President Trump called for an end to welfare. This isn't the first time a president has made such a bold statement. Our question is, how will he do it?