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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor recalls VE Day

    Last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor recalls VE Day
    There weren't any celebrations, only relief that the fighting had finally ended. That's how longtime West Delray Beach resident Benjamin Ferencz, 95, remembers the official end of World War II in Europe seven decades ago this week. "There was no 'hurray...
  • V-E Day was cause for celebration — and worry

    V-E Day was cause for celebration — and worry
    The war against Nazi Germany felt like it was ending in slow motion. Through the spring of 1945, there were repeated rumors that V-E Day — for Victory in Europe — was at hand, yet the fighting continued. Then came a week of momentous...
  • Not just Armenia: Other little known 20th century massacres

    This week is being marked as the 100th anniversary of the killings of more than a million Armenians during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire. Despite considerable opposition from the Turkish government, the anniversary is bringing renewed attention...
  • Elections may set independent course for UK foreign policy

    PARIS -- The British general election early next month may prove as significant for Europe, and even for the United States, as for Britain itself. The British electorate must make an unprecedented choice among Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats,...
  • Hungary says FBI chief insensitive, superficial on Holocaust

    Hungary says FBI chief insensitive, superficial on Holocaust
    Hungary has joined Poland in denouncing remarks by FBI director James Comey which seemed to equate Poland's and Hungary's roles in the Holocaust with that of Germany. Hungary's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that Comey's remarks delivered last week at...
  • Dora K. Crawford

    Dora K. Crawford
    Dora K. Crawford, who during World War II deciphered messages that had been encoded by Germany's Enigma machines as part of Great Britain's secret Project Ultra, died April 13 at Johns Hopkins Hospital of cardiopulmonary and renal failure. The...
  • 70 years later, liberators recall horrors of concentration camps

    70 years later, liberators recall horrors of concentration camps
    South Florida's oldest veterans this spring are marking the climactic events that, 70 years ago, led to the end of World War II. Some fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Some crossed the Rhine River and rejoiced when Germany surrendered. Some experienced...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Map may hold key to lost World War II bones at Pacific battle site

    Map may hold key to lost World War II bones at Pacific battle site
    Opening her laptop, Tomomi Takemoto studies a 70-year-old map of this claw-shaped island, searching for the burial site of her great-uncle, a Japanese infantryman who was killed in one of the Pacific War's bloodiest battles. Faint printing shows what...