Movies | Making war appealing is the job of screenwriters in WWII drama Their Finest
by Sophia Lee
Posted 4/13/17, 11:53 am
“Authenticity—that’s what they’re after now: Authenticity informed with optimism.” So declares a character in the charming British drama Their Finest, in regard to creating a wartime propaganda movie that will lift public morale for the war effort. Authenticity is also what Their Finest tries to achieve through a bittersweet tale of ordinary citizens enduring the grit and chaos of war through love, laughter, and storytelling.
Books | When the Nazis came, a Christian teacher would not desert her Jewish ‘daughters’
by Rod Gragg
Posted 3/18/17, 11:14 am
The loss of 6 million Jewish lives is, of course, the main tragedy of the Holocaust. A secondary one: Many non-Jews, even those who called themselves Christians, were passive—but not all. Rod Gragg’s My Brother’s Keeper: Christians Who Risked All to Protect Jewish Targets of the Nazi Holocaust (a runner-up for WORLD’s 2016 Book of the Year in the history and ideology category) details the extraordinary courage of 30 ordinary people who believed Jewish lives mattered and did extraordinary things to preserve them.