Conflict & Justice

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Conflict & Justice

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

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.

Conflict & Justice

The new carry-on device ban is reportedly about al-Qaeda and ISIS bombs

Laptops, tablets, cameras and other items larger than cellphones are banned on passenger cabins of direct US-bound flights from certain airports in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Egypt, Turkey, and Jordan. Britain imposed similar restrictions on flights from six countries, while France and Canada said they were considering their own measures.