| Jul 6, 2012
A Jewish commander who had served with Adolf Hitler during the First World War was spared for a time, even as his sister and millions of other Jews were murdered in Nazi Germany, thanks to a letter saying the Fuhrer wanted him to be protected, a German...
| May 11, 2010
| 2:15 PM
LOS ANGELES -- A local radio DJ is claiming that notorious killer Charles Manson is his biological father.
Matthew Roberts was adopted as an infant and was raised in Rockfort, Illinois.
Years later, when he went looking for his birth parents, he...
| Dec 14, 2009
TIME Magazine has announced their seven finalists for their annual "TIME Magazine Person of the Year."
The seven finalists include Apple CEO Steve Jobs, US Federal Reserve Charman Ben Bernanke, US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Jamaican Sprinter...
| Jan 24, 2010
A Lethal Obsession
Anti-Semitism From Antiquity
to the Global Jihad
Robert S. Wistrich
Random House: 1,188 pp., $40
A heartbreaking irony suffuses "A Lethal Obsession" by Robert S. Wistrich, a history of anti-Semitism by a historian who has devoted...
| May 11, 2009
| 1:20 PM
A scheme to assassinate Adolf Hitler, hatched by some of those within his own party, fuels director Bryan Singer's compelling drama.
As unlikely as producer and star Tom Cruise might seem as the leader of the plot wearing an eye patch, no less he...
| Jun 3, 2009
They began swapping stories just after 7 a.m. as the buses left for the National World War II Memorial in the nation's capital.
"What outfit were you in?"
"How high did you fly?"
"We were dead in the water, and then. ..."
So it went for the next few...
| Jun 6, 2009
It's "A Gathering of the Greatest Generation" - though this year only a small group of that era's aging heroes will commemorate the invasion of France at Normandy 65 years ago.On Saturday afternoon, veterans will attend a National World War II Museum...
| Jun 6, 2009
| 12:46 PM
Twenty years after he was nearly detained by American soldiers, Adolf Hitler's private photographer sold his 2,000-print collection to Life magazine.
Hugo Jaeger was one of only a few photographers to use color extensively in the 1930s, and had what Life...
| Jul 1, 2009
| 4:10 PM
(WGN-AM)- A Highland Park man has been charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly confronting a Chicago man and woman about their makeshift sidewalk sign which depicted President Obama as Adolf Hitler, police said.
The pair were protesting the...
| Mar 15, 2009
The Kindly Ones
Jonathan Littell, translated from the French by Charlotte Mandell
Harper: 984 pp., $29.99
Literature has given us many unsympathetic protagonists yet relatively few genuine monsters: "Lolita's" Humbert Humbert, Shakespeare's...
| Mar 12, 2009
In the introduction of Cari Beauchamp's crackling page-turner "Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years," this top-flight film historian declares that the father of JFK "saw everything and everyone, from Gloria Swanson to Adolf Hitler, through a...