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'Two Trees in Jerusalem' by Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen, A Review

Noam Schimmel | Posted 11.13.2015 | Religion
Noam Schimmel

Two Trees in Jerusalem, which has now been translated into English and is newly available in the United States, is a deeply personal, intimate memoir by a German woman, Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen, recalling her childhood years in Germany during World War 2 and the Holocaust, and her parents' highly exceptional actions in protecting and rescuing Jews from the Nazis.

Former Nazi Sergeant Fit For Trial At 93, German Court Says

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.02.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — A German court says a 93-year-old former SS sergeant charged with 170,000 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served ...

World Watches As Japan's Prime Minister Confronts 70th Anniversary Of World War II

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.14.2015 | World

TOKYO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was poised on Friday to issue a statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of Wor...

Entering the Nuclear Age, Body by Body

Susan Southard | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Susan Southard

On the side of a road on the western side of the Urakami River, Yoshida was lowering a bucket into the well when he looked up and, like others across the city, noticed parachutes high in the sky, descending through a crack in the clouds.

Artificial Intelligence, the Hope or Illusion of the Future

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Paul Mashegoane

The race has begun, every decade brought a ground breaking technological innovation, this decade is starting to unravel a mystery that men like Alan M. Turing spoke about in the 20th century, where machines will be more intelligent than humans, improving by themselves over time.

Congress Is About To Lose Its Last World War II Veterans

AP | By CONNIE CASS | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is saying farewell to its last two veterans of World War II, the member whose lodgings inspired Amazon's "Alpha House" sh...

Disney During World War II and Hope: Entertainer of the Century Showcase Two Hollywood Legends Who Did Everything They Could for the Troops

Jim Hill | Posted 01.11.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As a former servicemember, I have to admit that I'm always intrigued by how various entertainment entities observe Veterans Day.

France Honors African WWII Veterans At 'Southern D-Day' Anniversary

AP | MICHEL EULER and SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 10.15.2014 | World

TOULON, France (AP) — France paid tribute Friday to Allied troops — including veterans from the United States and from French colonies in Africa ...

Remains Of Airmen Missing Since WWII Accounted For

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The remains of two missing airmen have been accounted for 70 years after they disappeared when their plane went down over Pap...

These GIFs Offer A Rare Glimpse Of World War II

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Friday marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, when 156,000 Allied troops launched the largest amphibious invasion in history. Many -- including those...

Don't Miss Malta: Eight Reasons to Visit a Mediterranean Gem

Sharon Hoge | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Throughout the islands, picturesque, mammoth fortress ramparts stand as contemporary reminders that stone has played a principle role in the history of the region.

How I Got To Know My Dad After His Death

Peggie Walsh | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty
Peggie Walsh

My father remarked every time he saw our neighbor light up that he was driving another nail in his coffin. So I asked the kid next door if his father was really building a coffin. He didn't know what the heck I was talking about!

Representing the American Red Cross at the France Arrival Ceremony at the White House

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

In attendance at the French Arrival Ceremony there were over 100 members of the military from every branch, every state and every background. They represented to the fullest degree with every movement being in perfect coordination.

These College Students Are Totally Clueless About World War II (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.28.2014 | College

When college students' knowledge of World War II is put to the test, many are in the dark. Actually, some are entirely clueless. You might think i...

The Monuments Men: Help Solve the Mystery

Robert M. Edsel | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Robert M. Edsel

This film will entertain and inform the public about these epic but little known events of World War II, and introduce them to the men and women who saved so much of the world's beauty which we cherish today.

FDR Gave This Speech After Pearl Harbor. Hopefully There Will Never Have To Be Another Like It.

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

Saturday marks the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and a day that President Franklin D. Roosevelt presciently predicted would "live in...

The Unsolved Mystery of World War II's Missing Men

Wil Hylton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Wil Hylton

On a warm spring morning in 2008, a rumpled archaeologist named Eric Emery stood at the edge of a massive barge in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and glared down into the water.

World War II Reunions Poignant For Dwindling Veterans

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

DAYTON, Ohio -- DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Paul Young rarely talked about his service during World War II — about the B-25 bomber he piloted, about his 5...

Ex-Nazi Sentenced To Life For 1943 Massacre

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

MILAN -- MILAN (AP) — Rome's military tribunal on Friday convicted a 90-year-old ex-Nazi in absentia for his role in the 1943 execution of 120 Itali...

The Shutdown's Affecting Tourist Spots Abroad, Too

Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel

Well, we didn't think of this. Not only are national parks closed at home, but tourists abroad will have a hard time visiting any of the 24 U.S.-r...

What You Didn't Know About Rosie The Riveter

Posted 09.30.2013 | Women

She's perhaps one of the most iconic women in American history. But how much do you actually know about Rosie the Riveter? A new video from The His...

Over 2,200 World War II Documents Now Online

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS -- Scholars, campaigners and lawyers can for the first time readily access more than 2,200 documents from a largely unknown archive hou...

Countdown to Hiroshima for August 3, 1945: Truman Told 'Japan Looking for Peace'

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

On Tinian, Little Boy is ready to go, awaiting word on weather, with General LeMay to make the call. Taking off the night of August 5 appears most likely scenario.

Countdown to Hiroshima for August 2, 1945: Bombs Readied as Japan Seeks Terms of Surrender

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Japanese cables and other message intercepted by the United States showed that they were still trying to enlist the Soviets' help in presenting surrender terms -- they would even send an envoy -- but were undecided on just what to propose.

Countdown to Hiroshima, for July 31, 1945: Top Truman Aide Opposes Use of Bomb

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

July 31, 1945: The assembly of Little Boy is completed. It is ready for use the next day. But a typhoon approaching Japan will likely prevent launching an attack. Several days might be required for weather to clear.