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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Lyric-bound opera confronts Holocaust issues in strong U.S. premiere

    Lyric-bound opera confronts Holocaust issues in strong U.S. premiere
    HOUSTON – There is a growing catalog of music written in the aftermath of the Holocaust that attempts to grapple head-on with the ineffable horrors of the Nazi era. None has managed to secure a toehold in the regular repertory. One Holocaust-...
  • 1943 Sunpapers Christmas Show profiles

    Sgt. James Albright - Frederick, Md. James Albright received a Purple Heart for wounds he received during the invasion of France in June 1944.  After the war he worked at Fort Detrick in Frederick for more than 30 years.  He died at age 70 in 1986....
  • Depictions of 'beauty and brutality'

    Depictions of 'beauty and brutality'
    The first needlework panels by Holocaust survivor Esther Nisenthal Krinitz depict her life in the quiet farming town of Mniszek, Poland, just before Nazis invaded the country. In one fabric collage, a teenage Krinitz carries water from a tributary to...
  • Katherine Rafalko, nurse

    Katherine Rafalko, nurse
    Katherine E. Rafalko, a retired Stella Maris nursing supervisor who had been a World War II Army nurse and treated Battle of the Bulge casualties, died of heart disease Monday at her Timonium home. She was 91. Born Katherine Kinney in Rochester, N.Y.,...
  • Is China copying the old imperial Japan?

    In the 1920s, Japan began to translate its growing economic might -- after a prior 50-year crash course in Western capitalism and industrialization -- into formidable military power. At first, few of its possible rivals seemed to care. America and...
  • Hampton Roads' most famous ships

    With two of the nation's most storied shipyards toiling on its shores, Hampton Roads has long been known as the builder of some of the world's most historic naval vessels. Here are stand-out hulls from Norfolk Naval Shipyard, which launched its first...
  • Honoring World War II foot soldiers

    Honoring World War II foot soldiers
    During a forced march from Belgium to southern Germany in the closing months of fighting in Europe in World War II, U.S. Army prisoner of war Cpl. Michael Romanelli said he thought often of getting home — to any sort of life he could make....
  • Glendale teacher, student to travel to Normandy for 70th anniversary of D-Day invasion

    Glendale teacher, student to travel to Normandy for 70th anniversary of D-Day invasion
    A Glendale High School teacher and student will travel to Normandy, France, this summer for an institute marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by Allied forces on the territory’s beaches. Beginning in late June, Glendale High history...
  • Gaumont Sells Berlinale Special Gala Player 'Diplomacy' (Exclusive)

    PARIS- French major Gaumont has closed key sales deals on "Diplomacy," Volker Schlondorff's WWII drama that's set to open in the Berlinale's Special Gala section. In the run up to Berlin, "Diplomacy," which centers on the real-life story of a German...
  • In Theory: Why are people downloading 'Mein Kampf'?

    E-books have taken off in a huge way among the iPad- and Kindle-obsessed, but one electronic tome that's topping the charts — both free and paid-for — is Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf," the book of political writings by the Nazi leader...
  • Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., farmer

    Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., farmer
    Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., a retired Eastern Shore vegetable farmer who was an 11th-generation member of the family that settled a farm that is now Todd's Inheritance Historic Site in North Point, died Sunday of respiratory failure at Gilchrist...