Nazi governor Otto von Wächter with his wife Charlotte, daughter Traute and son Horst at Zell-am-See train station, Salzburg, Austria, in 1944. Photograph: courtesy of Horst Wächter

Philippe Sands may have met more war criminals than anyone else in the world. “I’ve sat with mass murderers who are totally regular decent folk when y(...)

A section of “The Fight Between Carnival and Lent” painted in 1559 by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, which depicts a medieval festival celebrating the clash of seasons.  Photograph: Universal History Archive/Getty Images

A masterpiece by the Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder depicting a medieval festival celebrating the clash of seasons has become the latest (...)