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This Is What Paris Looked Like After It Was Liberated From Nazis

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

When French and American troops swept into Paris in 1944 to liberate the capital from German rule, LIFE.com photographer Ralph Morse was there to docu...

The Strange Story Of The American Pastor Who Ministered To Nazis

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion

(RNS) He was a minister to monsters. That’s what Tim Townsend writes of Henry Gerecke, the unassuming Lutheran pastor from Missouri who shepherde...

In Break With Past, Germany Agrees To Arm Iraq's Kurds

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

BERLIN/ROME Aug 20 (Reuters) - Germany and Italy joined Britain and France on Wednesday in saying they would arm Iraqi Kurdish security forces fight...

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

AP | MICHEL EULER and SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

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

Alena Hall

This Woman's Painful Secret Has Inspired Many Others To Tell Their Stories

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact

Krystyna Balut, 83, considers herself one of the lucky ones. Almost 75 years ago, she was able to escape Russia's mass Polish abduction during World W...

This 90-Year-Old Vet Is Running Across The Country In Honor Of The 'Ship That Won' WWII

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact

Forrest Gump's got nothing on Ernie Andrus. The 90-year-old WWII veteran is the oldest person in the U.S. to run across America, according to CBS N...

Haunting Memories Remain 70 Years After The Warsaw Uprising

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Kazimierz Mikos ran down a Warsaw street, zig-zagging to avoid the bullets that whizzed past him. As the 14-year-old ran for h...

Happy Like a Jew in France

Benjamin Herzberg | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Benjamin Herzberg

But there is no way I will let the other side win. I beg my fellow Frenchmen not to abandon France to the extremists and fundamentalists who try to take it hostage of their intolerance. Please don't let my grandfather -- and my children -- down.

Innovate Never Imitate

Rob Taub | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Rob Taub

The International Thriller Writers motto is "Innovate Never Imitate," and part of the organization's mission statement "is to provide a way for successful, bestselling authors to help debut and midlist authors advance their careers."

Lincoln, FDR, and the Power of the Well-Timed Vacation

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

It's the middle of summer, which means two things: all over the country people are going on vacation, and Washington, D.C. is a mess. Might part of the reason be that, while most people recognize the benefits of unplugging, recharging, and renewing in the summer, our politicians spend the season tethered to the same hamster wheel, including endless calls and events begging for money? The deficits we should be demanding that Washington focuses on are our leaders' deficits: energy, creativity, insight and wisdom. And summer is the perfect time to build up a surplus. I'm happy to see that President Obama will be taking a few weeks vacation in August. Maybe he can reserve some bipartisan bunk beds and take a few Republicans with him. We could certainly use a few masterpieces born of refueling.

Indian Looks to Reestablish Its Place as American-Made Choice

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Charles Karel Bouley

From the motorcycling standpoint, they aren't so much rebranding but reintroducing the brand and its American history, roots and continued connection. That's a strategy that has worked well for companies such as Harley Davidson, and the new line of cruisers from Indian are proving a formidable challenger.

The Flags of Our Fathers

Larry Ross | Posted 08.30.2014 | Religion
Larry Ross

For my dad, a soldier of Christ, the Cross was his Statue of Liberty, with power to set the captives free, and the day we said goodbye was his Independence Day for eternity.

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 Dichotomy of Forgiveness

Trish DeLuca | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Trish DeLuca

I have a relationship with my children's dad today that is nothing short of miraculous. We laugh, we talk, love our sons unconditionally and with unabashed pride. Would I be the person I am today had I not been born to my family, through my father, to the life I live?

My Daddy Wears a Uniform

BJ Gallagher | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
BJ Gallagher

My daddy wears a uniform./I think he's very brave./ He goes to work each day/ to keep all the people safe.

The Forgotten Fight Against Fascism

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

Today's texts acknowledge "blemishes" like the internment of Japanese Americans, but the texts either ignore or gloss over the fact that for almost a decade, during the earliest fascist invasions of Asia, Africa, and Europe, the Western democracies encouraged rather than fought Hitler and Mussolini, and sometimes gave them material aid.

The Top Eight Reasons I Made the Move: Princeton, One Man's Paradise

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Steve Mariotti

Princeton has already become a wonderful home for me, and has helped me grow intellectually and in other ways, as well. May you also find the wealth that I have discovered here.

Love Letters From WWII: In Memory of My Father

Janie Emaus | Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

Not until finding the box of three hundred or more letters written by my dad, as a young soldier, to my mom, his new bride. As I read through them, something truly magical happened again. That young couple who met on the beach came alive for me.

The Neglected Story Of African Americans On D-Day

France 24 | Joseph Bamat | Posted 06.06.2014 | Black Voices

Official histories of D-Day have long excluded the contributions made by African Americans. Literature professor Alice Mills waded into the past to un...

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...

'Missing' Veteran Ran Away From Nursing Home To Attend D-Day Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.07.2014 | World

An 89-year-old World War II veteran reported missing Thursday evening actually fled his nursing home in England to attend the 70th anniversary of D-Da...

A D-Day Story 60 Years Later

Geoffrey Gevalt | Posted 08.06.2014 | Fifty
Geoffrey Gevalt

This picture appeared in the newspaper where I worked on June 5, 1994, a day shy of the 50th anniversary of D-Day. I was stunned. The man on the far right was my father, and I recognized him immediately. I fell into a chair in a heap. He'd died seven years previously, and I missed him. And on that moment, I missed that he'd never told me the story of that day.

20 Powerful D-Day Photos On The 70th Anniversary Of The Invasion

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 06.09.2014 | World

On June 6, 1944, wave upon wave of American, British and Canadian forces landed on the shores of Nazi-occupied France, in a surprise sea and air assau...

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...

D-Day Reflections From A Soldier

Peggie Walsh | Posted 08.06.2014 | Fifty
Peggie Walsh

The story you are about to read was found in my father's files. I heard him tell snippets of this story, but here it is from start to finish... unedited.