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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Review: 'The Train to Crystal City' by Jan Jarboe Russell

    Review: 'The Train to Crystal City' by Jan Jarboe Russell
    During World War II, the U.S. government operated a network of alien detention facilities — a numbing euphemism for prisons — and filled them with about 120,000 Japanese-Americans, two-thirds of whom were American citizens and nearly all of...
  • Holocaust survivors mark 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

    Holocaust survivors mark 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation
    A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing...
  • Remembering the last lion

    Fifty years ago this Saturday, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill died at age 90. Churchill is remembered for his multiple nonstop careers as a statesman, cabinet minister, politician, journalist, Nobel laureate historian, and combat...
  • Hampton History Museum seeks WWII stories

    The Hampton History Museum is seeking stories, pictures and artifacts related to soldiers who served in World War II. Anyone interested in sharing can visit the museum from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22. The stories and items will be...
  • HBO's 'Night Will Fall' chronicles making of WWII Holocaust film

    HBO's 'Night Will Fall' chronicles making of WWII Holocaust film
    Seventy years ago, British, Soviet and American forces were unprepared for the atrocities they encountered when they liberated the Nazi concentration camps. Combat and newsreel cameramen recorded these harrowing discoveries at camps that included Bergen-...
  • Lawmaker apologizes for tweet comparing Obama to Hitler

    Lawmaker apologizes for tweet comparing Obama to Hitler
     Republican Rep. Randy Weber apologized Tuesday for comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a tweet related to the Paris terrorist attacks. Congressional Democrats and Jewish groups had denounced the comment Weber sent on his official...
  • Martin Gilbert dies at 78; British historian wrote Churchill biography

    Martin Gilbert dies at 78; British historian wrote Churchill biography
    Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill's official biographer and a leading historian of the Holocaust, died Tuesday in London after a lengthy illness. He was 78. British senior civil servant John Chilcot reported his death to a British parliamentary...
  • Sabaton Brings Its History-Lesson Metal To Hartford

    Sabaton Brings Its History-Lesson Metal To Hartford
    How do you make one of the most epic days in history more epic? Simple: write a metal song about it. With the title track of 2005's "Primo Victoria," Sweden-based power metal outfit Sabaton get inside the Allied Forces' heads as they invade Normandy in...
  • 10 things you might not know about military-speak

    10 things you might not know about military-speak
    The U.S. military has embarked on an air campaign over Iraq and Syria with a name that has invited derision — Operation Inherent Resolve. That got us to thinking about why war lingo is so strange. And what a good time to examine that — as we...
  • 'Hateful Things' exhibit marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

    'Hateful Things' exhibit marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act
    The imagery shocks: a noose dangling between photos of two hanged men, drawings of children labeled "Alligator Bait," a gun-range target shaped like a human. The examples of bigotry and cruelty are on display at the Holocaust Center in Maitland. But the...
  • England: Museum tour explores the air war against Germany

    England: Museum tour explores the air war against Germany
    The National WWII Museum in New Orleans is presenting a new tour of wartime England led by Donald L. Miller, author of “Masters of Air,” about the U.S. Eighth Air Force that engaged in some of the riskiest fighting against Nazi Germany....