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Conflict & Justice

The car bomb and the journalist: the murder that showed the 'Two Maltas'

It was just before three o’clock in the afternoon on Oct. 16 when Malta’s most famous, outspoken blogger got into her car for what was to be the last time. Minutes later, a bomb planted under the driver’s seat flung the vehicle into a field beside the road. Daphne Caruana Galizia, who’d relentlessly attacked corruption in the tiny island nation, was dead.

Conflict & Justice

How a massacre of a village's Jews by their neighbors in WWII Poland is remembered — and misremembered

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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.