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Croatia's Cabinet Minister Known for Anti-Semitic Views Should Resign: HDZ's Authoritarian and Corrupt Rule Must be Stopped

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 02.11.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The Adriatic Institute for Public Policy and International Leaders Summit are joining Israel-based The Simon Wiesenthal Center and international groups calling for the resignation of Croatia's HDZ-Most cabinet minister Zlatan Hasanbegovic.

Love and War. And Love.

Renee Fisher | Posted 02.11.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

There's a iconic photo taken on August 14, 1945 by the legendary photographer Alfred Eisenstadt. It is the day World War II ended, and the photo i...

Concentration Camp Inmates Had To Rebuild A Nazi Refinery The Koch Brothers' Dad Helped Construct

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

A new book by New Yorker journalist Jane Mayer about billionaire oligarchs Charles and David Koch reveals that the initial Koch fortune accrued by th...

From Detroit to the Bulge: Priceless Snapshots of One Soldier's Journey Across Europe

Kevin Walsh | Posted 01.06.2016 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Before he was selected in WWII's first draft for 18-year-olds, Detroit's Lawrence Dupuis didn't know the value of being color-blind. "They would take...

After 70 Years, Germany Is Printing 'Mein Kampf.' Should It?

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.31.2015 | Arts

Mein Kampf, or My Struggle, Adolf Hitler's hate-filled screed that paved the way for the Holocaust, is set to be printed for the first time in German...

Review: 'Black Earth': A New Take on How the Holocaust Happened

The National Book Review | Posted 12.30.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

It is hard to do this expansive, thoughtful, meticulously researched book about the Holocaust anything like complete justice. Black Earth's greatest achievement is to take one of the most exhaustively considered events of the last century and to see it in a new and insightful way.

CultureZohn: A Very Burri Christmas

Patricia Zohn | Posted 12.22.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Alberto Burri, a surgeon who became a painter, preferred "precarious equilibrium and masterful control of the unpredictable". A once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at the Guggenheim is a dramatic example of an artist marching to his own drum and for any creative person, a source of passionate inspiration not to be missed.

Why Compromising On Guns Is The Patriotic Thing to Do

Darby Roach | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
Darby Roach

I'll tell you right up front that I wish we could get rid of all guns but I understand that probably won't ever happen so I propose a compromise: Let's just outlaw all semi-automatic weapons on the national level.

Klamath Crisis

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 12.02.2015 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

Veterans returning from both WWI and WWII found opportunity in the Klamath River watershed in southern Oregon and northern California. However, the fe...

70 Years Ago, The Mass Internment Of Japanese Americans Was Upheld By The Supreme Court

The Atlantic | Kelly Chen | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

Seventy years after the mass internment of Japanese Americans was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, the ugly ideas at the core of its decision are res...

Veterans: California Desert National Monuments Would Protect WWII History and National Heritage

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 11.18.2015 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

When American troops were called on to join the greatest global conflict the world has ever seen, WWII, there was a need to train new tank units under...

Like Hickenlooper, This Colorado Governor from the 1940s Would Have Accepted Syrian Refugees

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

During WWII, the U.S. government forced Americans of Japanese descent from their homes on the West Coast and moved them to interior states. Kansas Gov. Payne Ratner, reflected the opinions of many governors when she responded at the time with, "Japs are not wanted and not welcome in Kansas."

WWII Vet's Tales Of Bravery Remind Us What Makes The Greatest Generation So Great

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

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Touching the Past

Jack Woodville London | Posted 11.04.2015 | World
Jack Woodville London

Touching the past is important in order to understand from whence we came and who we are. Web-based ancestral searches and government data bases put at our fingertips the quest for names and places.

Our Chance to Show What America Means

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics
Kurt Michael Friese

At what point did we conclude that Americans should walk the earth unmolested, but that we need not concern ourselves with the plights of others? Was it when al Qaeda attacked us?

How WWII Started The Modern Gay Rights Movement

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

We often attribute the 1969 Stonewall Riots as being the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement. But the first time gay peop...

Japanese 'Schindler' Honored Decades After World War II

USA Today | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.08.2015 | Religion

TOKYO — As world attention is focused on the plight of migrants fleeing conflicts in Syria and Iraq, a Japanese diplomat who risked everything t...

Remains of WWII Marine Headed Home After 72 Years On Pacific Atoll

Associated Press | Landess Kearns | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

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Eagles and War Relics on Unalaska: The Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands on the Looney Front, Part 6

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.20.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

A picture in the tourist brochure shows the Russian Orthodox Cathedral on the Aleutian island of Unalaska with a bald eagle atop the crosses on each dome and a third on the red-tiled roof to the side. But the eagles are avoiding me on my spiritual passage.

Sweet Reunion 70 Years Later On Twin Brothers Separated After WWII

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.15.2015 | Fifty

When little George and Lucian were given up for adoption, neither of them knew they had a twin brother out there somewhere. The twin boys w...

What History Can Teach Us About The Worst Refugee Crisis Since WWII

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.15.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Alexander Betts, Dire...

A New Beginning in California

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 09.11.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

In 1940, Beverly Hills was not really developed yet; we bought a four-bedroom house for the seven of us. Sarah was attending Berkeley and slept on a couch on the weekends she was home. I was in the eighth grade and my brother in the second. Life in Beverly Hills was bewildering.

Coming To America In 1939

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 09.03.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Seeing the Statue of Liberty as we were approaching New York Harbor was indeed an amazingly awesome sight. It held a promise of freedom; it was welcoming us. We land and were taken to Ellis Island. None of us spoke English, and it was scary.

Why China Is Making Its WWII Parade Into An Extravaganza

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.02.2015 | World

BEIJING -- China is holding a massive military parade Thursday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Japan’s 1945 surrender. The V-Day parade --&...

China Deploys Trained Monkeys To Clear Skies For WWII Parade

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.02.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) -- China is leaning on the animal kingdom - including a squad of nest-wrecking monkeys - to ensure its military parade commemorating the...