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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Relatives of Pearl Harbor victims want military to identify remains

    Bethany Glenn never met her grandfather, John C. England, a 20-year-old Navy ensign from Alhambra who perished in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But 73 years after that day of infamy, Glenn has made it her mission to recover the remains of...
  • Leo Bretholz, Holocaust survivor, dies

    Leo Bretholz, Holocaust survivor, dies
    Leo Bretholz, a Holocaust survivor who became a major voice in the campaign to gain reparations from companies that transported victims to concentration camps during World War II, died Saturday in his sleep of unknown causes at his Pikesville home. He was...
  • SNCF: Holocaust legislation is discriminatory [Commentary]

    SNCF: Holocaust legislation is discriminatory  [Commentary]
    Perhaps the darkest episode in human history, the Holocaust has been at the center of Jewish and world consciousness for over six decades. In the spring of 1940, France was invaded and occupied by Nazi troops. Both my parents and grandparents, who were...
  • Richard A. Hartman, CEO of Automobile Club of Md.

    Richard A. Hartman, CEO of Automobile Club of Md.
    Richard A. Hartman, former president and CEO of the Automobile Club of Maryland who fought at the Battle of the Bulge, died Feb. 28 of complications from cancer and renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The former longtime Cedarcroft resident...
  • Book Excerpt: 'Five Came Back' Looks at How a Quintet of Filmmakers Shaped the Public's View of World War II

    Several weeks after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the White House sent Karl Rove to Los Angeles to meet with studio chiefs and entertainment industry leaders to ascertain what Hollywood's role could be in the new war on terror. Not much ever came of...
  • David Layman, exhibit designer, tells our harrowing stories

    David Layman, exhibit designer, tells our harrowing stories
    The signs spread across the floor of a high-end Chicago printer's office on this winter Friday afternoon probably should seem disjointed or abstract. "< LEFT Worker Rigging a Steel Beam," says one. "V BELOW North Tower Foundation Slab." "World Trade...
  • Gary Stein: Now Hillary joins the Hitler parade

    I expect better from Hillary Clinton. She is someone I respect a lot. Actually, if they made a life size Fathead of Hillary Clinton, I would put it up on my wall, but that's another story. Anyway, the Fathead might have to be smaller, because the...
  • Gift to advance Holocaust studies

    The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, one of the country's leading philanthropies, has awarded the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum $10 million "to ensure the growth, vitality and impact of Holocaust studies in the United States and...
  • Review: 'Exodus' by Deborah Feldman

    Review: 'Exodus' by Deborah Feldman
    Many criticisms have been leveled against the memoir as a genre: that it is narcissistic and exhibitionistic, that it is rife with betrayals and that, because it relies on faulty memory, it is necessarily mendacious and thus fundamentally flawed. One...
  • Life during wartime, Delray Beach style

    Life during wartime, Delray Beach style
    It's a trip back to Delray Beach during a time when Spam was a treat you ate and wearing pantyhose was considered a luxury. Think 1943. Think World War II. Until Saturday, the Delray Beach Historical Society's three bungalow houses will be filled with...
  • Childhood trauma haunts Holocaust survivor

    Childhood trauma has continued to haunt a Holocaust survivor throughout life. The local community recently learned this when Miami Jewish Health Systems and the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach presented a screening of the Public Broadcasting Service...