Second World War

Rebecca Wittmann, UTM’s chair of Historical Studies, poses for a portrait at Emmanuel College Library on the University of Toronto Campus in Toronto on Friday January 25, 2019.

Confronting the Past

My father demanded an explanation from his mother about what she did during the Holocaust. Like many Germans of his generation, he never got it

Illustration of soldiers

Behind Enemy Lines

U of T grads John Kenneth Macalister and Frank Pickersgill trained as spies during the Second World War. An unlucky break brought their lives to a tragic end

Enemies of the State

In her book Villa Bel-Air, Rosemary Sullivan asks why totalitarian regimes are so afraid of art

Requiem for the Brave

Soldiers' Tower Committee honours two alumni for their military service during the Second World War