The untold chapter of Anne Frank’s story

In 2005, an archivist at New York’s YIVO Institute for Jewish Research discovered a cache of letters written in 1941 by diarist Anne Frank’s father, Otto. These urgent missives, sent to friends, relatives and government officials, detailed his dire attempts to save his wife and daughters and escape Nazi-occupied Holland. Unfortunately, the world was notoriously …

Iran: Women’s role in the recent mass demonstrations

A lone women, without a hijab, waves a white scarf as part of the White Wednesday movement, Tehran, Iran. Posted Jan. 10, 2018. The spread of several social campaigns for women’s empowerment in Iran are challenging the perception that their role in the Iranian protests was only about standing up against compulsory hijab. By Stefania …

Interview with YPJ Commanders Dilovan Kobani, Nirvana, Ruken, and Zerin

Commanders Dilovan Kobani, Nirvana, Ruken, and Zerin of the Yekîneyên Parastina Jin (Women’s Defense Units, an all-female military organization in Rojava). Photo Credit: Hito Steyerl and Rojava Film Commune By: Hito Steyerl and Rojava Film Commune / Source: E-flux / The Dawn News / November 2017 This interview was conducted on July 31, 2017 with …