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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Kiev, not Moscow, should be the choice for marking V-E Day

    Kiev, not Moscow, should be the choice for marking V-E Day
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron have rightly turned down Vladimir Putin's invitation to go to Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allies' victory in Europe, and President Obama may soon follow suit....
  • Manes: Soldier, musician, railcar maker keeps on going

    Manes: Soldier, musician, railcar maker keeps on going
    "I remember Glenn Miller coming to me once, before he had his own band, saying, 'How do you do it? How do you get started? It's so difficult.' I told him, I don't know but whatever you do don't stop. Just keep on going." — Benny Goodman Ed Pakan...
  • Obama making WWII internment camp in Hawaii a national monument

    Obama making WWII internment camp in Hawaii a national monument
    For more than half a century, what had once been Hawaii's largest and longest-operating internment camp was ignored and forgotten. To the hundreds of Japanese Americans who had been forcibly confined at the camp, the experience was a source of shame and...
  • Notorious women of the automotive world

    Jean Jennings JeanKnowsCars.com What makes a woman crazy about an automobile? I can only speak for myself. I grew up in the country surrounded by a dairy farm and five brothers. To me, cars were freedom. When I was 14 years old, as an exchange student...
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum: Photos capture World War II, Holocaust through Soviet Jewish eyes

    Illinois Holocaust Museum: Photos capture World War II, Holocaust through Soviet Jewish eyes
    The black-and-white photos in the Illinois Holocaust Museum's new traveling exhibition capture frozen, indelible moments of World War II and the Holocaust, but mostly through an unfamiliar set of lenses. Russian Jewish photographers took these...
  • Letters: Families trying to sit together on flights face challenges

    I appreciated Catharine Hamm's article on the dilemma of families wanting to sit together on a flight and the airlines' "game" of extorting more money from them in order to sit with their young children ["Togetherness Has Its Price When Flying," Feb.8]....
  • Robert C. Klein

    Robert C. Klein
    Robert C. Klein, a retired insurance executive and World War II veteran who had participated in the liberation of the Landsberg concentration camp, died Feb. 4 at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of complications from a stroke. The...
  • Travel letters: Tourists'-eye-view of Cuba — it's a great place

    Travel letters: Tourists'-eye-view of Cuba — it's a great place
    I am politely protesting the information in Catharine Hamm's article "For Now, Cuba Is for the Adventurous Sort" (On the Spot, Feb. 1). I am especially talking abut Joe Diaz's words describing Cuba as "raw." You do not have to be too adventurous to go....
  • 'An Apartment in Berlin' examines trend of Jews' moving to German city

    'An Apartment in Berlin' examines trend of Jews' moving to German city
    A young Jewish man slipped on a Nazi uniform — swastika, brimmed hat, jackboots — and walked the streets of Berlin, drawing rebuke and curiosity in a city where the discomfiting echo of the past mingles with the vibrancy and bohemian flair...
  • 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 Navy command established in Suffolk

    New Navy command established in Suffolk
    Adm. Philip Davidson, commander of the Navy's Fleet Forces, spoke of the Battle of Midway, a pivotal U.S. win during World War II, when trying to convey the importance of the newly formed Information Dominance Forces Command. Against a superior and...