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President Obama's Medal for Karski Shines Light on Poland's Real World War II Record

Alex Storozynski | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Alex Storozynski

After escaping Soviet imprisonment and being savagely tortured by the Gestapo, Karski risked his life to sneak past German guards into the ghetto to see how the Nazis were abusing Jews. Karski then disguised himself as a Ukrainian guard to visit a transfer station that sorted Jews on their way to the death camps.

Claude Lanzmann's Memoir - 'The Patagonian Hare'

Michael Roth | Posted 04.30.2012 | College
Michael Roth

The Patagonian Hare is full of Lanzmann's cloying self-regard, but we accept it for the single reason that he created Shoah, his 1985 documentary about the Nazi war against the Jews, one of the masterworks of cinema.

TIME 100 2012 Gala Toast: A Tribute to my Father

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

My father taught me about honor, integrity and service. He also taught me about loyalty and sacrifice. My father fought to keep custody of all four of us when my parents eventually divorced. It cost him everything he had.

Knowing Jack: Holocaust Remembrance Day 2012

Nick Bravin | Posted 06.19.2012 | Impact
Nick Bravin

Jack will never forget the day his father was shot to death in a city park in Poland as he watched through a small office window. It was his 22nd birthday. Next week he will celebrate his 92nd. Not a day has passed that Grandpa hasn't remembered what has come to be called the Holocaust.

Remembering the Holocaust - With Steponas

Ellen Cassedy | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Ellen Cassedy

On Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, I will remember the six million who perished -- and I'll also remember a man I met in Lithuania, a man I'll call Steponas. I didn't expect to encounter an elderly gentile man intent on speaking to a Jew before he died. But I did.

French Plumber Claims To Be Hitler's Grandson

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.17.2012 | World

Forty years ago, Philippe Loret's father, Jean-Marie, told his son and six other children some shocking news: that they were the grandchildren of Adol...

Writing the Holocaust

Eve Keller | Posted 06.05.2012 | Home
Eve Keller

I sat on a pillowed bench in the Catskills. It was mid-July in the mountains: the trees were ridiculously green; the hummingbirds sipped sugar water. The prospect before me -- attempting Millie's experience at Auschwitz -- it seemed simply absurd.

Cucina Povera, Greek Style

Diana Farr Louis | Posted 04.08.2012 | Home
Diana Farr Louis

Greeks have survived countless sieges and trials. They became experts at concocting the most delicious meals with the most rudimentary of ingredients. Let's hope we have not lost the knack, because food aid may be slower to arrive this time around.

Casablanca at 70: A Film That Is More Relevant Than Ever

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 03.31.2012 | Impact
Rebecca Tinsley

Where are today's Casablanca-style heroes? They are in the streets of North Africa (and Syria), facing down well-armed, brutal, corrupt regimes, most of which were propped up by the West.

Wallenberg: Not Only a Hero but a Unifier

Ezra Friedlander | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact
Ezra Friedlander

For many, Raoul Wallenberg is a few pages in a history book; for us the children and grandchildren of those that he saved, Raoul Wallenberg is the reason that we were able to once again believe in humanity.

Returning Soldiers, Jobs and the Great American Landscape

McKay Jenkins | Posted 03.21.2012 | Green
McKay Jenkins

In the winter of 1945, desperate to end years of bloodletting by German troops retreating slowly up the Italian boot, the United States inserted its fabled "mountain troops" into the Apennine mountains.

Financial Industry's 'Value Added' Significantly Overestimated, Report Contends

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

Banks' contribution to the economy may be hugely overstated, underscoring anger about the scale of taxpayer rescues and resultant government cutbacks,...

Men's Emotional Connection to Guns: An Interview With Michael Messner (Part 2)

Jackson Katz | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home
Jackson Katz

Emotions are of central importance on all sides of the gun debate. We can't wish them away in favor of some imagined Mr. Spock-like linear rationality.

Merkel Warns 'Affluence' Not A Given, As Germany Approves Euro Fund Boost

Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

BERLIN (Thorsten Severin) - Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Europe not to be complacent about its peace and prosperity on Wednesday, as German lawmake...

Memorial Day, Father's Day and Getting Dad to Talk World War II

Ben Mankiewicz | Posted 07.31.2011 | Los Angeles
Ben Mankiewicz

This time of year, as Memorial Day runs into Father's Day, I always try to coax my dad into talking about World War II. It's not as if he won't answer my questions, but he's never started a dinner table conversation with "Did I ever tell you about the time I killed two Nazis with my canteen?"

PHOTO: This Guy's A Veteran Of WHICH World War?

Posted 06.27.2011 | Comedy

The year is 2345. The man: Don Krasin. Having just saved the planet from certain destruction by diffusing World War 11, he decides to hop in his time ...

S&P Cuts Japan Credit Outlook On Quake Concerns

Posted 06.27.2011 | Business

TOKYO (Leika Kihara) - Standard and Poor's threatened to cut Japan's sovereign credit rating again, warning the huge cost of last month's devastating ...

Welcome Back, Lord Peter Wimsey

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

Looking for a resolution? How about reading all eleven of the Dorothy L. Sayers mysteries starring Lord Peter Wimsey, plus the three marvelous post-S...

New Show Features Photos Of Muslims Who Saved Jews During World War II | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRIBECA -- In the wake of the controversy over the so-called "Ground Zero mosque," a TriBeCa gallery is showcasing photos of Albanian Muslims who risk...

How Railways Made Large-Scale War Possible

Christian Wolmar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christian Wolmar

Railways changed the nature of warfare, and created the potential for prolonged and mass scale warfare.

Churchill's Stand -- a Documentary View

Tom Teicholz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Teicholz

Who do we have to thank for Hitler's eventual defeat? Who, by his actions during the war, inspired Israel's early leaders? The answer, according to a new documentary, is Winston Churchill.

Waiting on the Revolution

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

Now is the time for the president to admit his call for expanded offshore drilling was a mistake. It's time for him to find his greatness.

Nazis 'Exaggerated Dresden Death Toll', German Historians Conclude

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nazi claims that as many as 500,000 people died during the Allied bombing of Dresden in the Second World War were exaggerated, a group of German scien...

The Joy of Discovering Elizabeth Jolley and Her Vera Wright

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

Vera Wright, Elizabeth Jolley's unforgettable character in The Vera Wright Trilogy, is a woman caught up in the changes of the twentieth century, held by a past defined by her parents and determined to make her own future.

That's Not "A Bingo!": UK Apologizes for Using Fake IDs During Inglourious Basterds Mission to Kill Nazi SS Chief

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

The British Government has issued a profuse apology to the German and Slovakian governments that two of Britain's special operatives during World War II used fake IDs in their successful mission to assassinate a Nazi SS chief.