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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Painter takes WWII vets back in time with traveling portrait exhibit

    Painter takes WWII vets back in time with traveling portrait exhibit
    Inside an air-conditioned hangar in the Sonoran Desert, a man in a red and black kilt sat in the shadow of a Supermarine Spitfire and painted. Midmorning, visitors to the Palm Springs Air Museum shuffled past shined-up war relics, peering into...
  • U.N. archives on Nazi war criminals open to public at Holocaust museum

    U.N. archives on Nazi war criminals open to public at Holocaust museum
    After the end of World War II, investigations into former Nazis and other war criminals were detailed in hundreds of thousands of records that were unavailable to the public for about 70 years — files that finally became accessible this week at...
  • Howard Community College creates online resource from World War II interviews

    Howard Community College creates online resource from World War II interviews
    Don Casey has attended every annual reunion of the 238th Combat Engineer Battalion since the first in 1947. He shares stories of the battalion's battles in World War II, including its part in D-Day, the airborne and beach assault on Normandy, France, 70...
  • James Largay: Lessons learned from 20th century horrors

    August's 100th anniversary of World War I's opening salvos prompted me to ask what can be learned from the Great War's military-directed mass slaughter of combatants. I also seek lessons in the 1933-1945 killings of millions of Jews and other...
  • Norton Simon Museum seeks rehearing after 'Adam and Eve' setback

    Norton Simon Museum seeks rehearing after 'Adam and Eve' setback
    A bite of the apple is said to have gotten Adam and Eve thrown out of the Garden of Eden. Now the Norton Simon Museum wants another bite at the apple as it tries to have a legal threat to one of its most prized artworks thrown out of court. At stake are...
  • Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'

    Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'
    Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died. He was 89 and had been in failing health. A...
  • Court seems to boost claim to 'Adam' and 'Eve' at Norton Simon Museum

    Court seems to boost claim to 'Adam' and 'Eve' at Norton Simon Museum
    The Bible tells us that all the world's troubles began with Adam and Eve taking fateful bites of forbidden fruit. The German Renaissance artist Lucas Cranach the Elder captured the moment in 1530, painting Adam and Eve on paired wooden panels that...
  • How do you "make" democracy?

    Barring the increasingly influential Isolationist/Tea Party wing of the American electorate, opinion is and always has been that the United States is the messenger of democracy to a world that usually hasn't earned it and probably doesn't deserve it. The...
  • Holocaust suspect dies in Michigan after avoiding deportation

    Holocaust suspect dies in Michigan after avoiding deportation
    John Kalymon had long insisted that he was not a war criminal. Time has proved to be his most effective defense. For Nazi hunters and European prosecutors, Kalymon's death outside Detroit last month at the age of 93 represents a lost opportunity to...
  • Germany may allow publication of 'Mein Kampf'

    "Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Envy, race hatred, and the pre-history of the Holocaust." So asks and answers the well-known author Gotz Aly in his recent book published by Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company, and I suppose all this...
  • Editor's choice: 'Above the East China Sea' by Sarah Bird

    When conversation about World War II turns toward the East, toward Asia, attention generally focuses on the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Battle of Iwo Jima or the horrors of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The island of Okinawa seems far away, far in the distant...