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World War II (1939-1945)

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Top World War II (1939-1945) Articles

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  • Letters: D-day was more than a 'thing'

    Re "Bet on a dark horse in 2016," Opinion, Feb. 11 Jonah Goldberg refers to the Allied invasion of Normandy in World War II as "that whole invading-Europe-and-defeating-Hitler thing." Thousands of Allied soldiers gave their lives for freedom in that...
  • A family's 70-year quest to regain treasures stolen by Nazis

     A family's 70-year quest to regain treasures stolen by Nazis
    Since 1946, the San Diego Museum of Art has owned an appealing vision of happy prosperity: Frans Hals' 1630s painting of a plump, rosy-cheeked Dutch merchant whose expression and body language exude confidence, security and bonhomie. In the early 1990s,...
  • North Korea's atrocities: What is the world going to do? Not much.

    Sometimes — as with North Korea and its despot of the moment, Kim Jong Un — I hate to admit it, but I miss the good/bad old days when we could just threaten to bomb someone back into the Stone Age to solve problems. The U.N. Commission of...
  • Angelina Jolie-directed 'Unbroken' gets Olympic preview [Video]

    Angelina Jolie-directed 'Unbroken'  gets Olympic preview [Video]
    As an actress, Angelina Jolie has played her share of butt-kicking, larger-than-life action heroines. Now her first studio film as a director, "Unbroken," finds her exploring heroism of a different sort in the story of 1936 Olympian Louis Zamperini, who...
  • Berlin Film Review: 'Diplomacy'

    The time is August 1944, and as the Allies march towards Paris, the city's artistic and architectural riches lie in danger of Nazi dynamiting. No, it isn't "Return of the Monuments Men," but rather Volker Schlondorff's "Diplomacy," another movie set at...
  • 'Five Came Back' spotlights Hollywood directors' WWII propaganda

     'Five Came Back' spotlights Hollywood directors' WWII propaganda
    Propaganda today has a nasty connotation; it suggests something cheesy, manipulative, in the service of a dishonorable cause. During World War II, however, cinematic propaganda became an elevated art, practiced with unusual expertise by five great...
  • Hundreds of Anne Frank books defaced in Tokyo libraries

    Hundreds of Anne Frank books defaced in Tokyo libraries
    Vandals have been systematically defacing copies of books by and about Anne Frank in public libraries in Tokyo, according to Japanese media reports Friday. More than 250 copies Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" and other books about the Dutch...
  • Film Review: 'For a Woman'

    Moving into family-autobiography terrain after her 2008 biopic "Sagan," Diane Kurys depicts an episode from her parents' lives just after World War II in "For a Woman." This drama of covert political and romantic intrigue has the kind of respectable if...
  • Anaheim Holocaust survivor, 89, says reparations would be too late now

    Anaheim Holocaust survivor, 89, says reparations would be too late now
    For Chasten Bowen, news that France is negotiating with the U.S. to pay reparations to Holocaust survivors who were transported on French rail cars to Nazi concentration camps during World War II comes too late. “I’m just about ready to...
  • France considers reparations for Holocaust survivors in U.S.

    WASHINGTON — Seventy-two years after Nazis began deporting French Jews to concentration camps, the French government is negotiating to pay reparations for the first time to several hundred Holocaust survivors now living in the U.S. who survived...
  • Ghosts of Germany's WWII past rise again in 'Generation War'

    Ghosts of Germany's WWII past rise again in 'Generation War'
    When plans for a Holocaust memorial in Berlin were announced years ago, German writer Martin Walser wondered how many monuments to shame his country would have to build. It was a telling sentiment for a nation that could not cleanse the past yet wanted...