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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Holocaust survivors expect satisfaction in facing aged Nazi defendant

    LUENEBURG, Germany Oskar Groening, the elderly German known as "the accountant of Auschwitz," is expected to make a statement shortly after his Nazi war-crimes trial begins Tuesday. But what he says about his role in the 300,000 deaths with which he's...
  • World War II vets gather in West Palm Beach to remember surviving the Battle of the Bulge

    World War II vets gather in West Palm Beach to remember surviving the Battle of the Bulge
    WEST PALM BEACH — For about 40 veterans of World War II, memory lane led Sunday to a bitter cold European woods that no one who was there can ever forget. "It was the worst winter of my life," said George Fisher, one of 600,000 American soldiers...
  • Soldier's son presented 70-year-old dog tags found on beach

    Dog tags a U.S. soldier lost on a Massachusetts beach 70 years ago have been returned to his son at the same place. Zachariah Fike (FYKE), head of Vermont-based Purple Hearts Reunited, says the military ID belonged to World War II veteran Cpl. William...
  • Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 70 years ago

    Officials in Germany solemnly commemorated the liberation of two Nazi concentration camps 70 years ago in the closing days of World War II. Poland's first lady, Anna Komorowska, joined in remembrance activities Sunday at the site of the Ravensbrueck...
  • Japanese Americans' protests halt auction of internment camp items

    Japanese Americans' protests halt auction of internment camp items
    Nancy Oda's parents had an expression whenever she brought up her family's imprisonment behind barbed wire during World War II. "They said 'shikata ga nai—' it can't be helped," recalls Oda. But Oda, who was born in a relocation camp at Tule...
  • Germany's response to Nazism on trial as man, 93, faces 300,000 charges

    BERLIN Nearly 70 years after World War II ended in Europe with Nazi Germany's surrender on May 7, 1945, what's likely to be the final criminal chapter of that horrific period is about to unfold in a small German town. Beginning next Tuesday, Oskar...
  • Around Town: Roosevelt impressionist to perform at temple

    Roosevelt impressionist to perform at temple Historical impressionist Peter Small will portray President Franklin D. Roosevelt during services Friday night at Temple Isaiah of Newport, 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. The event, which will begin at 8 p....
  • WWII vet to visit German town 70 years after his dispatch for its surrender

    SEATTLE Riding in an open Jeep with his Thompson submachine gun at the ready, a young Army private from Olympia, Wash., watched the blur of passing windows as his small convoy made its way through the streets of Weimar, Germany, population 70,000. Had...
  • A forgotten war

    My first day at Lane Tech High School began on a January morning in 1951. I well remember an arctic gale howling down Ashland Avenue as I walked toward the bus stop at Addison. Other boys also trudged to Lane that wintry day. At the time Lane was an...
  • The ghastly shadow of Munich

    The Western capitulation to Adolf Hitler in the 1938 Munich Agreement is cited as classic appeasement that destroyed Czechoslovakia, backfired on France and Britain, and led to World War II. All of that is true. But there was much more that caused the...
  • New in paperbacks: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis

    New in paperbacks: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis
    Can't and Won't by Lydia Davis, Picador, 289 pages, $16 Davis' collection ranges from stories that are one line long ("Bloomington") to transcriptions of email spam ("Hello Dear") to a cow's observations on life ("The Cows"). In reviewing the book for...