| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:22 AM
An auction of Nazi memorabilia, including items that belonged to Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering, has been called off in France following objections from Jewish groups and a prominent government official.
The Paris auction company Vermot de Pas had...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Producer Mace Neufeld, who's overseen the Jack Ryan franchise and "Omen" films, is ramping up development of WWII thriller "Pursuit."
Nesim Hason's New Films International is financing and producing the $45 million project.
The script, penned by the...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
With most of the young men off to war, the nation's industries turned to another source of labor to supply the necessities to fight World War II: women. The vast majority of the nation pulled together to support the war effort that began in 1941, and...
| Apr 11, 2014
Like a set of Russian nesting dolls, Ayelet Waldman's historically resonant new novel offers stories within stories, spanning a century of European wars and social movements, (mostly) ill-starred relationships, and the ambiguous aftermath of these...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Bethany Glenn never met her grandfather, John C. England, a 20-year-old Navy ensign from Alhambra who perished in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
But 73 years after that day of infamy, Glenn has made it her mission to recover the remains of...
| Mar 21, 2014
Many criticisms have been leveled against the memoir as a genre: that it is narcissistic and exhibitionistic, that it is rife with betrayals and that, because it relies on faulty memory, it is necessarily mendacious and thus fundamentally flawed.
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:40 PM
In a speech to Jewish leaders in Los Angeles on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew parallels between Nazi Germany and Iran, warning of dire consequences if anti-Jewish rhetoric is allowed to go unchecked.
"There is a regime today...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:22 AM
The signs spread across the floor of a high-end Chicago printer's office on this winter Friday afternoon probably should seem disjointed or abstract.
"< LEFT Worker Rigging a Steel Beam," says one. "V BELOW North Tower Foundation Slab." "World Trade...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Perhaps the darkest episode in human history, the Holocaust has been at the center of Jewish and world consciousness for over six decades. In the spring of 1940, France was invaded and occupied by Nazi troops. Both my parents and grandparents, who were...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Several weeks after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the White House sent Karl Rove to Los Angeles to meet with studio chiefs and entertainment industry leaders to ascertain what Hollywood's role could be in the new war on terror. Not much ever came of...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Richard A. Hartman, former president and CEO of the Automobile Club of Maryland who fought at the Battle of the Bulge, died Feb. 28 of complications from cancer and renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The former longtime Cedarcroft resident...