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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 ...

Belzec: Past and Present

David Harris | Posted 08.22.2014 | World
David Harris

During World War II, Belzec, a small town in southeastern Poland, was one of the main Nazi death camps in the occupied country, along with Auschwitz-Birkenau, Chelmno, Majdanek, Sobibor and Treblinka.

The Art of Moshe Rynecki

Elizabeth Rynecki | Posted 08.11.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Rynecki

My great-grandfather, Moshe Rynecki, was split between affinities: on the one hand, he was a painter of traditional Jewish life in Poland, settling his gaze upon scenes of synagogue, teaching, labor and leisure. On the other hand, his self-portraits reveal a man apart from the world he depicted.

PHOTOS: This D-Day, We Remember The Brave Chaplains Of WWII

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.27.2014 | Religion

It's been seventy years since the boats invaded the beach at Normandy to fight one of the bloodiest battles the world has ever seen. However, not ever...

On Being a Not-So-Peaceful Warrior: Lessons From My Mother's Diary

Peggy Tileston | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women
Peggy Tileston

Once again, I have to turn toward this war-like part of myself with curiosity and compassion so that I can train her, and train her well. I thought I had done most of that work, but opportunities for training and fine tuning my warrior self are on-going.

These Photos Show WWII History Just Beneath The Surface Of Our Cities

Posted 05.21.2014 | World

Behind every wall, under every paving stone, there are layers of hidden stories that ordinarily remain confined to history books. Thanks to artist...

Jewish Heir Searching for Lost Family Art

Elizabeth Rynecki | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Rynecki

My great grandfather saw his role as documenting the world around him; I see mine as uncovering and sharing a world that was lost.

The Colonel and the President

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

THE COLONEL AND THE PRESIDENT IN MEMORIAM John F. Kennedy and Sir Denis Hamilton DSO They were born A year apart Both became war heroes The one a P...

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...

What Did The Chief Test Pilot For The A-Bomb Want His Grandson To Know?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.12.2013 | Fifty

Clyde Stanley Shields was just months short of cancer claiming his life when he penned a deathbed letter to his then-infant grandson, Scott. With care...

Veteran's Long-Lost Dog Tag Returned

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics

A long-forgotten dog tag that spent the past 69 years in a farm field in France is back in the hands of the western New York veteran who lost it. Irv...

WWII Marine Diary Offers Brief Look At Life Cut Short

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS -- Before Cpl. Thomas "Cotton" Jones was killed by a Japanese sniper in the Central Pacific in 1944, he wrote what he called his "last lif...

LOOK: Churchill & Stalin's Wild Drunken Night

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 05.23.2013 | World

Two years before Yalta, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin met for a late-night wartime meeting. Their mission? Drink lots of wine, according to new ...

Man Who Helped End Censorship Of WWII Photos Dies

AP | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

GREENWICH, Conn. -- A Connecticut man who helped get a groundbreaking photograph of dead American soldiers published during World War II, has died, hi...

Last Surviving Member Of Historic WWII Unit Dies

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. -- John J. Wilpers Jr., the last surviving member of the U.S. Army intelligence unit that captured former Japanese Prime Minister Hideki ...

Austria: Compulsory Military Service Haunted by the Ghosts of Stalingrad?

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

For the first time in my living memory, the Austrian Federal Army is front-page news of Austrian papers and is debated heatedly on public television. ...

An Eyewitness Account Of Kristallnacht

Posted 05.31.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from "The Night of Broken Glass: Eyewitness Accounts of Kristallnacht" [Polity, $25.00], edited by Uta Gerhardt and Thomas...

Dachau Survivor And Liberator Meet 6 Decades Later

AP | By JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 03.05.2012 | Good News

PHILADELPHIA -- The way Ernie Gross and Don Greenbaum laugh and tell jokes with the ease of old friends, it's easy to assume the dapper octogenarians ...

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...

PHOTOS: Aldwych Tube Station To Open This Weekend For 70th Anniversary Of WW2 Raids On London

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

LONDON — A London subway station closed since it was used as a shelter during World War II bombing raids is being opened to the public for guide...

Our Holocaust, but Not Ours Only

Avraham Burg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Avraham Burg

This coming Sunday evening in Israel and around the Jewish world, is the Holocaust Remembrance Day. I will renew my vow: Never Again! Not just for us -- the Jews -- only, but for all of humanity.

The Eleventh Commandment

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Stephen Gyllenhaal

It would have been nice and convenient if God had made it all a little clearer, like an Eleventh Commandment that said "thou shalt not be killed."

War Dead

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


'Inglourious Basterds' Praised By Jewish Community

Jewish Journal | Danielle Berrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Before it was released, "Inglourious Basterds" generated an uncommon amount of buzz for its daring as a Jewish revenge fantasy. Now, nearly six months...