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WWII Vet Honored With Bronze Star Almost 70 Years Later

Rosemont Patch | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact

War veterans often don't come home bragging of their exploits abroad, and in that tradition U.S. Army Pfc. Minoru Miyasaki didn't talk much about his ...

Leader Of Daring WWII Rescue Dies

AP | Posted 07.01.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — George Vujnovich, the intelligence agent who organized a World War II mission to rescue more than 500 U.S. bomber crew members shot d...

LOOK: Americans Contribute To The War Effort

Posted 05.02.2012 | World

Women wielding hand drills assemble dive-bombers and an infantryman crouching next to tires brandishes a Garand rifle; these scenes in the photos belo...

PHOTOS: Israel Honors 6 Million Victims Of Nazi Holocaust

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 06.19.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israelis flocked to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial Thursday to read the names of loved ones who perished at the hands of the Nazi...

Stolen WWII Painting Will Be Returned To Jewish Family

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 06.18.2012 | Arts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — U.S. authorities ended a more than 70-year-old art drama Wednesday by returning a 16th century masterpiece to a Jewish man's...

'Honor Flights' Fly Vets To Memorial Sites Worldwide As A 'Thank You'

Posted 04.17.2012 | Impact

It's a small effort that's taken off. The Honor Flight Network started as a fundraising effort in 2005 to send veterans to Washington D.C. to visit...

PHOTOS: Exhibit Of 18 Violins Tells Story Of The Holocaust

AP | MARTHA WAGGONER | Posted 04.13.2012 | Religion

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When a musician plays a violin long enough, the instrument is imprinted with its owner's way of making sound. If someone else picks...

Ike and Tail Gunner Joe

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.13.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

Several people report they cannot forgive Eisenhower's moral and political failure to speak out and repudiate McCarthy. That is not how it went down with Ike, according to Jim Newton's excellent new biography, Eisenhower: The White House Years.

How World War II Changed The Way Americans Ate

Posted 04.03.2012 | Books

Madeleine Crum, The Huffington Post: The following is an excerpt from Lizzie Collingham's "The Taste of War," [Penguin, $36.00] which, as its name imp...

Andrew Rothschild

When Hollywood Went To Dachau

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Rothschild | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home

NEW YORK—The Museum of Jewish Heritage's current exhibit features an unusual collection of Holocaust footage -- unusual because it marks the first i...

Make History in Your Pajamas

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.30.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

On April 2nd, after a long wait of 72 years, the 1940 census will be released, and in a historic first, the collection will emerge online in digitized form -- a remarkable snapshot of a nation still recovering from the Great Depression and not yet aware of its approaching entry into war.

Headstone Of Hitler's Parents' Grave To Be Removed

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

VIENNA — The tombstone marking the grave of Adolf Hitler's parents, a place of pilgrimage for neo-Nazis, has been removed from an upper Austrian...

EXCERPT: Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Story

Posted 03.27.2012 | Books

Madeleine Crum, The Huffington Post: The following is an excerpt from from "Two Rings: A Story of Love and War," by Millie Werber and Eve Keller [Publ...

One-Ton WWII-Era Bomb Discovered

Posted 05.18.2012 | World

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Officials in Marseille have evacuated an area around the French Mediterranean city's port so they can remove a 1-ton German...

Nazi-Seized Art Collection Returns Home

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 05.16.2012 | World

BERLIN — A Berlin museum must return thousands of rare posters to an American man, part of his Jewish father's unique collection that had been s...

Va. WWII Hero At Center Of American Flag Dispute Dies

AP | Posted 05.03.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- A World War II Medal of Honor winner who made headlines for his fight to fly an American flag in his Virginia front yard, has died. R...

Disposing Of Live Bombs In Germany

James M. Clash | Posted 04.29.2012 | Travel
James M. Clash

Borchert took me to a residential area with unexploded bombs still in the ground. One 550-lb. and two 1,100-lb. US monsters had already been found and detonated.

WWII Vet Gets Bronze Star, 68 Years Late

Forest Hills Patch | Posted 02.10.2012 | Impact

Arno Heller, a Rego Park resident and World War II veteran, earned a Bronze Star for his commitment to duty — it just came a little late. During ...

Edward Brooke: The Last Statesman

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

As I read this magnificent book, I found myself regretting my youth, wishing that I had been born 40 years earlier so that I could have voted for this man in his trailblazing contests.

Red Tails Takes a Nose Dive

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.24.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Racism in the Army during WWII. Who thinks about this? Who talks about this? Yet segregation was thriving in war torn skies over Europe. Tuskegee Ai...

Sunken Treasure: British WWII Sub Found Near Malta

Posted 01.12.2012 | World

Nearly 70 years after sinking off the coast of Malta, the HMS Olympus, a British submarine that served during World War II, has been found and identif...

Vietnam Veteran Devotes His Time To Preserving Other Vets' Stories

The Wichita Eagle | Posted 01.10.2012 | Impact

By the end of today, 28 World War II veterans from Kansas will have died, according to Col. Herb Duncan. He wants to make sure their stories don’t d...

WATCH: The History Of Glitter

Posted 12.27.2011 | Arts

Etsy, the online marketplace for everything handmade has realeased an interesting short detailing the history of one of life's underrated joys: glitte...

The 11 Best Films You May Have Missed In 2011

Leonard Maltin | Posted 02.25.2012 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

If you're a discerning moviegoer who lives in a community with a specialty theater (or art house, as we used to call them), you may have seen some of the titles on my list. But there are some smaller, more offbeat pictures, that fly under the radar of even avid film buffs.

The 11 Best Films You May Have Missed In 2011

Leonard Maltin | Posted 02.25.2012 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

If you're a discerning moviegoer who lives in a community with a specialty theater (or art house, as we used to call them), you may have seen some of the titles on my list. But there are some smaller, more offbeat pictures, that fly under the radar of even avid film buffs.