History Article Roundup - March 2017

History Article Roundup - March 2017

Richard Feynman

Here is a roundup of some of the best articles published on the history of science, the Manhattan Project, and World War II this month. 

  • The Girls With Radioactive Bones: The Atlantic interviews Kate Moore, author of the book The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women. Moore discusses the women who worked as radium dial painters and how their fates influenced the Manhattan Project's radiation safety efforts.
  • The Haunting Photos That a Holocaust Victim Buried as Evidence: In 1944, Jewish photojournalist Henryk Ross buried 6,000 negatives and prints he had taken documenting the degradation and tragedy of daily life in the Lodz Ghetto. After the ghetto was liberated in 1945 by the Red Army, Ross recovered his cache. Now his Lodz Ghetto photographs will be exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.