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This Writer's Life: A Conversation With Pam Jenoff

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.28.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Every so often you meet someone that is truly living their dream and following their passions. If you get a little closer, you will find that this often means a real commitment and a lot of work.

A Starving Farmer: The Story of a WWII Survivor

Aubrie Przybysz | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Aubrie Przybysz

Joseph Przybysz, my grandfather, never dreamed of coming to America. When he was a young boy in Poland, years before the German occupation, he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his parents.

Germany, Greece and the New World Order

Thea Halo | Posted 07.21.2015 | World
Thea Halo

Germany's disregard for Greek lives didn't begin during WWII. It can also be traced back to WWI. For Germany, any policy that advanced its economic or commercial interests, no matter how horrendous and inhumane was and, apparently, still is acceptable.

What Was It Like to Testify Against Nazi War Criminal Oskar Groening?

Quora | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Quora

Originally I was supposed to testify in the trial of Oskar Groening after a whole list of people, but somehow they called on me to be first. That court was pretty disorganized so I decided that as soon as I got the opportunity to speak, I would do it.

The Russians Are Back, DeMille Style, Unfortunately

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Books
Tom Alderman

The Russians are coming -- again! From the 1950s through the '80s, on screen, in print, the very badest of baddies were always the Russians.

WWII Veterans Bust A Move To 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy' At Airport

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.18.2015 | Fifty

After a visit to Washington, two World War II veterans couldn't help but dance to the old war tune "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" at the capital's Reagan N...

Award-Winning Violinist Finishes Father's Piece That Nazis Broke Up

AP | Posted 06.02.2015 | World

RAANANA, Israel (AP) — In 1933, the promising young Jewish-German violinist Ernest Drucker left the stage midway through a Brahms concerto in Cologn...

In Memorial Day, a Tribute From a Syrian American

Zaher Sahloul | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Zaher Sahloul

Mr. Joseph Urbauer is one of my few remaining WWII patients. He fought in WWII in the 14th Air Force in the pacific. 14 Air Force was established in 1943 and deployed by the United States to the Pacific Theater.

8 Photos For Remembering On Memorial Day

Geoff Livingston | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

Memorial Day is upon us, the special day in the United States when we remember the people who died while serving in our country's armed forces. Here is a virtual tribute to those that made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America.

Dunkirk Marks 75 Years Since Massive WWII Allied Rescue Mission

AP | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

DUNKIRK, France (AP) — Veterans and European officials are marking 75 years since a huge operation to evacuate 338,000 troops trapped by advancing N...

London Homes Evacuated After Unexploded WWII Bomb Is Found

AP | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — British police say the army has safely removed an unexploded World War II bomb found near London's Wembley Stadium. The 50-kilogram (...

Wishes for Our Warriors

Jeremy Bloom | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Jeremy Bloom

Seven years ago, I started Wish of a Lifetime, a non-profit that grants lifelong wishes to the oldest people in our country, because they are the forgotten ones and we aim to change that.

Choosing Love Over Fear

Grace de Rond | Posted 05.08.2015 | Fifty
Grace de Rond

At 8 p.m. on May 4, the entire population of the Netherlands stopped for two minutes of silence to remember the people who died during WWII. It happens annually, and it's always dramatic and moving to witness.

Europe Marks 70th Anniversary Of World War Two Victory Over Nazis

AP | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) -- With quiet moments of memory or military pomp, leaders and ordinary citizens across Europe are marking 70 years since the Nazi defeat an...

Review: Morris Berman's New Book on Japan, "Neurotic Beauty"

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.26.2015 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Neurotic Beauty: An Outsider Looks At Japan is a fine addition to a long list of books that attempt to explain Japan, what one observer has called the "most foreign of foreign countries."

Real-Life Inspiration For Norman Rockwell's 'Rosie The Riveter' Dead At 92

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.23.2015 | Fifty

The model that inspired Norman Rockwell's famed "Rosie the Riveter" painting, Mary Doyle Keefe, died Tuesday at the age of 92. Keefe died in Simsbury,...

Sunken WWII Ship Found 'Amazingly Intact'

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.21.2015 | Science

An aircraft carrier that survived atomic bomb tests after World War II has been found off the coast of San Francisco near the Farallon Islands -- and...

Movie Review: Child 44 -- Leave This One Behind

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Certainly the pedigree of Child 44 makes it seem promising. But the timing of the release -- April, a pre-summer graveyard -- and the fact that it wasn't screened for critics until shortly before opening both mitigate against it. 

Pentagon Plans To Identify Hundreds Killed At Pearl Harbor

AP | Audrey MacAvoy | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) -- The Pentagon said Tuesday it would exhume and try to identify the remains of nearly 400 sailors and Marines killed when the USS Oklah...

The Déjà Vu of Russia's Rough Justice

Alex Storozynski | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Alex Storozynski

As Europe commemorates the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a troll army secretly floods websites with pro-Putin propaganda while Russian government officials openly defend the indefensible. Moscow archivists are spreading misinformation to whitewash Soviet history.

Ten Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Here are 10 reasons why Air Force One should make an auspicious landing in Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport on April 24.

Ida and the Cycles of Violence and Forgiveness

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.30.2015 | Religion
Matthew Hoh

The choice of mercy, of forgiveness, is anathema to my sense of manhood and my obligation for revenge and justice; but what would come of such forgiveness, besides a rejection of cultural and institutionalized violence and loss of personal pride, if I had the courage to enact it?

Spunky 89-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Will Keep Telling Her Story Until Discrimination Stops

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.25.2015 | Good News

A Holocaust survivor with a fierce attitude is using her words to uplift others. Sonia Warshawski, or "Big Sonia," as she is affectionately known,...

6 Life Lessons Your Gamer Children Can Learn From Playing Video Games

Quora | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Quora

When I was seventeen years old, I became one of the highest ranked World of Warcraft players in North America. Below are some of the most powerful lessons I learned on my quest for Internet fame and success:

John Whitehead: A Life of Integrity, Service and Kindness

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

One of America's great heroes and advocates for at-risk youth died a few weeks ago, on a Saturday afternoon in New York City. John C. Whitehead had lived a full life, passing away at 92 years old.