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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • The Week in Pictures | June 2 – 8, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This year marks the 70th anniversary since the D-Day invasions, a vast military operation by Allied forces in Normandy, which turned the tide of World War II, eventually leading to the...
  • Obama offers military help to eastern European allies

    Obama offers military help to eastern European allies
    President Barack Obama promised Tuesday to beef up military support for eastern European members of the NATO alliance who fear they could be next in the firing line after the Kremlin's intervention in Ukraine. Under fire from critics at home who say his...
  • Hundreds gather in Glencoe for presentation on Rosenberg diary

    Hundreds gather in Glencoe for presentation on Rosenberg diary
    As the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Cantor Andrea Rae Markowicz had a personal stake in spending a recent Monday evening glimpsing ominous diary passages penned by a close confidant of Adolf Hitler. "This is part of my family's narrative, and a...
  • Downers Grove July 4 parade to honor veterans

    Downers Grove July 4 parade to honor veterans
    More than 800 people are scheduled to participate in this year's edition of the Downers Grove July 4 parade. About 80 organizations, businesses, churches and political figures are on tap to march down the village's center Friday afternoon, officials...
  • Orland Park commemorates D-Day 70th anniversary

    Orland Park commemorates D-Day 70th anniversary
    On June 6, 1944, William O'Malley waded into the surf on Omaha Beach, part of the first wave of troops in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. O'Malley said he remembers the flat beach that seemed to stretch for miles, and the wall of bluffs topped...
  • D-Day remembered at Deerfield library

    D-Day remembered at Deerfield library
    Although Memorial Day has come and gone, Friday provides another opportunity to honor the memory and bravery of those who have served. June 6 marks 70 years since D-Day, when America and its allies daringly stormed the beaches of Normandy, a turning...
  • William Guarnere dies at 90; member of legendary WWII 'Band of Brothers'

    William Guarnere didn't have to go to war. At the time of the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, he was building tanks at the old Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, a job considered crucial to the war effort and good for an exemption from military...
  • Alice Herz-Sommer dies at 110; thought to be oldest Holocaust survivor

    When Alice Herz-Sommer played the piano at Theresienstadt her audience was enthralled. As she approached the end of Chopin's difficult Revolutionary Etude, the piece's mounting musical turbulence exploded. "Alice's hands slid furiously over the keys,...
  • Leo Bretholz dies at 93; Holocaust survivor fought for reparations

    Leo Bretholz dies at 93; Holocaust survivor fought for reparations
    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 in his sleep Saturday at his home in Pikesville, Md. He was 93....
  • Daniel Anker dies at 50; award-winning historical documentarian

    Daniel Anker dies at 50; award-winning historical documentarian
    Daniel Anker, an award-winning documentarian who used film to reexamine complex historical events, including Hollywood's portrayal of the Holocaust and a life-saving sled-dog run in Alaska, died Monday in New York. He was 50. The cause was pneumonia,...
  • World War II flier story revealed, thanks to researcher

    World War II flier story revealed, thanks to researcher
    The telegram arrived June 20, 1944. Catherine Pokrifcsak says she was home from work the day her family got the kind of news that families of American men at war have been receiving for centuries: Your son/husband/brother is dead. Second Lt. Peter...