Worthy Clicks Archive 2015

Worthy Clicks Archive 2015

      The following is an archive of the 2015 Worthy Clicks column, a collection of worthwhile websites, seen each week on YT&T.

     Jan. 27:
The Russian Army liberated Auschwitz 70 years ago this month – Jan. 27, 1945.
     More than 1 million men, women and children lost their lives at Auschwitz, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps and extermination centers. (It was actually a complex, with a concentration camp, killing center and forced-labor camp, according to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.)
     A number of websites tell the story of the infamous concentration camps and, of course, the U.S. museum hosts one of them.
     The camps, 37 miles west of Krakow, Poland, now form the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, which also hosts a fascinating website featuring a virtual tour, along with education and history pages. 

      Jan 14:
      Looking to beef up your history reading? Find many interesting stories of the past on the website We’re History.org.
     This website offers compelling backgrounders, including a piece about Cuban-American relations, a story about Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans and a fascinating read about how fashion statements double as political statements.  
     Some stories are written by scholars and PhD students, making We’re History.org a reliable source.

      Jan 7:
      Every state has a rich history. But leave it to Empire State residents to think theirs is a cut above.
      After reading the New York History Blog, you may agree. One story is about German saboteurs in Sullivan County in 1939. (The men were eventually arrested by the FBI.)
     The blog isn't limited to any one period. Subjects include everything from the Revolutionary War to state landmarks.