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Peleliu: US Marine Corps rebuilds runway on site of ‘nightmare’ World War II battle

Marine Corps aircraft lands on the Pacific island of Peleliu, site of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, and a possible basing option to counter China.

Books | Books

X Troop: The Top-Secret Jewish Commandos of WWII

A new book sheds light on a secret unit drawn from refugees whose deep-rooted hatred of Hitler would ensure they were a passionate fighting force.

History | History

D-Day: The Great Crusade Was Greater Than You Know

 Imagine picking up every man in a medium-sized city, everything they’ll need to eat and drink and rest for a few days, any vehicles they might need, gasoline, of course, plus lots of guns and ammo — did I mention this was a hunting trip? — and then moving all those men and all that stuff in a few short hours a distance of anywhere from 30 to 125 miles or so.

History | HISTORY

Full text of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's Order of D-Day speech

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower recorded a speech broadcast in Europe on D-Day but it's the text of his Order of the Day from June 6, 1944 that inspires.

History | History

Watch Vintage Newsreel Footage of the D-Day Landings in Normandy

This 80-year-old archival footage shows Operation Neptune—the code name for the landings on the beaches at Normandy.

History | History

15 Unexpected Military Operation Codenames

Though there’s rarely a (public) explanation of why these weird codenames were assigned, that doesn’t make them any less amusing.

News | The News

Remembering Lou Conter: The last living survivor of the U.S.S. Arizona, an "American hero"

Jim Conter, one of Lou's seven children, says he is proud to know his father was the last survivor of the battleship.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

North American P-51 Mustang | The National WWII Museum | New Orleans

The P-51 Mustang was a long-range fighter that could escort heavy bombers to Berlin and back. The Museum's P-51 has the markings of the Tuskegee "Red Tails."

History | History

U.S. Navy Battleship Guns Were Going to Attack Japan Up Close to End WWII

Summary: In 1945, as World War II neared its end and with Japan's naval capabilities largely neutralized, the U.S. Navy found an unexpected use for its battleships: bombarding Japanese industrial and urban centers to inflict strategic damage.

History | History

The Year We Hung Hitler

A 1946 Purim celebration in the Landsberg DP camp

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

Biden Slams America's Conduct During WWII in Attempt To Criticize Israel

President Joe Biden slammed America's conduct during the Second World War in a conversation with Israel's war cabinet, arguing that the Allied bombings of Nazi Germany led to the "United Nations and all these rules" that preclude the use of such tactics t

Politics | Joe Biden/Biden Administration

Veteran's Affairs Chief Seems to Beat a Hasty Retreat Amid Claims the VA is Banning an Iconic Photo

 Earlier today the Twitter account End Wokeness made a big splash by posting an internal memorandum that he'd gotten his hands on purportedly from the Department of Veterans Affairs. In the memo, RimaAnn O. Nelson, Assistant Undersecretary for Health for Operations, appeared to be telling directors of VA hospitals that an iconic American photograph was no longer permitted to be hung in Veterans Affairs facilities:

History | History

USS Lexington: How A Legendary U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Was Sunk

During the Pacific War's early months, the USS Lexington played a pivotal role in the Battle of the Coral Sea, marking the first carrier battle in history where opposing ships never saw each other.

History | History

P-51D Mustang: I Say This Is the Best Fighter Plane Ever

P-51 Mustang pilots shot down a total of 4,950 enemy aircraft, while more than 250 of its pilots achieved ace status and had an average rate of 7.69 air-to-air kills.

History | History

Life as a Ball Turret Gunner in World War Two

Serving on a bomber in World War Two was almost a guaranteed death sentence. Depending on the unit and time of the war, US bomber crews could experience anywhere from 50% to just over 70% of their personnel becoming killed, missing, or taken prisoner. Wit

History | History

USS Enterprise Just Might Be the Best U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Ever

USS Enterprise is known for far more than being Captain Kirk's spaceship on Star Trek. This real-life aircraft carrier was a warrior during World War II. 

News | News

Centenarian survivors of Pearl Harbor attack return to honor those who perished 82 years ago

Pearl Harbor survivor Ira Schab returned to the Hawaii naval base 82 years after Japan’s bombing propelled the U.S. into World War II.

History | History

The Doolittle Raid: America’s revenge for Pearl Harbor

After Pearl Harbor, the full, if not immediately enthusiastic, participation of the United States in World War II was all but guaranteed. While there may have been murmurings of a possible attack in military circles, it blindsided the American public, and

Entertainment | ENTERTAINMENT

‘Masters Of The Air’: Austin Butler-Led WWII Drama From Steven Spielberg & Tom Hanks Gets Premiere Date; See First Photos

Apple TV+ has set Friday, January 26, for the premiere of its World War II drama Masters of the Air. Austin Butler leads the cast of the nine-episode limited series, which hails from Band of Brothe…

History | History

12 Notable Figures Who Served On D-Day

While the majority of the combatants at D-Day were just brave, ordinary soldiers, there were also several famous people who fought right alongside them.

History | History

The real WWII 'Great Escape': How 76 men escaped from Nazi captivity in Stalag Luft III

In the dark hours of March 24, 1944, a daring and meticulously planned operation unfolded within the confines of Stalag Luft III, a German prisoner-of-war camp in Sagan, now modern-day Żagań, Poland. Known as the "Great Escape," this audacious act invol

History | History

50 Amazing Rarely Seen Photos From World War II

When you take a step back from it, modern war is genuinely bizarre. Nation-states, formed by drawing arbitrary lines on a map, fight it out over abstract principles of sovereignty, democracy, fascism, etc., and do so by trying to conquer pieces of one ano

Style & Fashion | Style!

WWII Revolutionized Women’s Fashion — 20 Photos Proving 1940s Style Is Truly Timeless

1940s fashion was born out of innovation and creativity— here 20 of the most popular looks of the day that are still stunning 80 years later.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Battleships Have Much To Teach Us

Justly or not, carriers, cruisers, destroyers, and submarines don’t seem to make the cultural grade compared to battleships.

History | History

USS Washington Scored the Only WW II One-on-One Battleship Kill

The U.S. Navy battleship USS Washington made history by delivering the first, and only, one-on-one battleship kill of World War II.

History | History

Victor Davis Hanson: Remembering the Horrors of D-Day

Seventy-nine years ago this week, the Allies assaulted the Normandy beaches on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Their invasion marked the largest amphibious landing since…

History | History

How Were D-Day Beaches Named?

There's a reason there's no Jelly Beach — thanks to Churchill.

News | NEWS

U.K. Royal Navy ‘Distressed and Concerned’ by Illegal Chinese Salvage of WWII Wrecks

An illegal Chinese salvage operation is raiding two United Kingdom World War II warship wrecks off the coast of Malaysia for scrap steel, aluminum and brass fittings, prompting a statement of concern from the Royal Navy, USNI News has learned. Chuan Hong

History | History

Pearl Harbor Was the Worst Military Defeat in U.S. History

Pearl Harbor will never be forgotten. It created an ever-present analogy that reminded everyone what could happen when enemies are appeased or ignored, and the country lets its guard down militarily. Pearl Harbor taught war planners that economic sanction

Entertainment | Films

7 Great Espionage Films Set During WWII

The art of espionage is as old as war itself, so it’s no surprise that popular books and films have long included stories of spycraft and undercover derring-do. Spies must possess qualities we gene…

History | History

5 must-see World War II documentaries

Numerous documentaries have ventured to convey the immense sacrifices of WWII.

History | History

Shattering Another Excuse for FDR's Holocaust Apathy

Contemporary defenders of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Holocaust record argue that there was no point in bombing the railways to Auschwitz because the Germans sometimes were able to repair railway lines fairly quickly.

News | News

Explorers find WWII ship sunk with over 1,000 Allied POWs

Explorers have announced they found a sunken Japanese ship that was transporting Allied prisoners of war when it was torpedoed off the coast of the Philippines in 1942, resulting in Australia’s largest maritime wartime loss with a total of 1,080 lives. Th

History | History

Operation Unthinkable: Churchill’s Postwar Contingency Plan

‘Operation Unthinkable’ was a secret military plan proposed by Winston Churchill and developed by the British Armed Forces and the USA in May...

News | News

Ben Ferencz, last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor, passes away at 103

Ferencz, a Jew who grew up in New York, was able to present the entirety of his case in just two court sessions. All defendants were found guilty.

Entertainment | Television

The Greatest TV Shows About WWII, Ranked

From incredibly shot battle scenes to intricate character portrayals, these shows take us to the front of the WWII battlefield.

History | History

Misconceptions about Warsaw Ghetto Uprising abound, says historian Zachary Mazur

Ahead of a lecture commemorating the 80th anniversary of the uprising, Mazur told JNS that “there is plenty of ignorance” about the uprising and its context.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The Last WWII Veteran on Active Duty Served for Nearly 55 Years After the War

Dr. Earl Russell Fox spent most of his life in and around the military. The son of an Army officer, he was born in an Army hospital in 1919. He joined the Navy during World War II, stayed in the Naval Reserve after the war and then joined the Coast Guard -- at 55 years old.

Politics | Politics

Virginia School Board Member Calls Iwo Jima 'Evil' and 'Unfortunate'

A member of the Fairfax County, Va., school board raised eyebrows during a Thursday board meeting when she said Iwo Jima, a major U.S. military victory against the Japanese in World War II, was "evil" and should not have happened.

History | History

History’s Last Battleship vs. Battleship Battle Was Truly Epic

Surigao Strait would prove to be a bit of sweet revenge for the USN battleship community, as five of Oldendorf’s six battleships employed in the engagement had been sunk or damaged during the Pearl Harbor raid and subsequently raised or rebuilt.

History | History

P-51 Mustang: The World War II Fighter That Changed Everything - 19FortyFive

During the Second World War, P-51 Mustang pilots shot down a total of 4,950 enemy aircraft while more than 250 pilots achieved “ace” status. 

News | Iran

80 years later the echo of Wannsee persists

Today's Iranian regime is pursuing the project begun by Hitler, declaring plans to wipe Israel off the map and even adopting the phrase 'the final solution'

History | History

Meet the F6F Hellcat: One of the Best Fighter Planes of World War II

It was the F6F Hellcat fighter plane that finally gave U.S. Navy aviators the upper hand against Imperial Japan's Zeros.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

In memory of World War II veteran Lester Tanner: 'We are all Jewish'

World War II veteran Lester Tanner passed away last week at age 99 — and during his funeral, an American flag was given to his family in his honor. Here's his story.

History | History

Supermarine Spitfire: I Sat in One of the Best World War II Fighters

Of all the fighter planes in the illustrious history of Great Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF), there is little doubt that the WWII-era Supermarine Spitfire is the most famous of the bunch

History | History

The Spiteful Was Better Than the Spitfire, But Even That Wasn't Good Enough

The Supermarine Spiteful was fast, but it arrived too late for World War II.

History | History

A detailed account of the restoration of B-26 Marauder ‘Flak-Bait’, the Only US warplane to Survive 200 Bombing Missions

A detailed account of the restoration of B-26 Marauder ‘Flak-Bait’, the Only US warplane to Survive 200 Bombing Missions during World War II

History | History

Japan’s Zero: The Absolute Best Fighter Plane Of WWII?

Today, there are fewer than twenty surviving Zeros in the world and only a handful in factory original condition.

History | History

December 7, 1941: Recalling the Heroes of the 'Day of Infamy'

Wednesday will be a day of remembrance at Pearl Harbor but without a single, USS Arizona survivor.

History | HISTORY

Nazi Antisemitism & Islamist Hate

A review of recent scholarship on the shaping of the modern Middle East in the aftermath of the Holocaust

History | History

The whole truth about Ukraine’s past matters

Kyiv is right to ask that Stalin’s terror famine be recognized as genocide. But it should be equally honest about those who collaborated with Hitler.

History | History

5 Best Aircraft Carriers of World War II

The Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942 served to prove that the age of the aircraft carrier had truly arrived, changing everything.

History | History

Remembering the Supermarine Spitfire, An Iconic Fighter Plane of World War II

'Spit' pilots flew their first combat missions over Dunkirk during the Battle of France

History | History

The One Week of World War II That Gave Rise to the Modern Middle East

This week marks the 80th anniversary of three seismic events in North Africa that would change the shape of the entire Middle East. On November 8, 1942, Britain and the U.S. launched Operation Torch—the invasion of French North Africa (today Morocco and Algeria).

History | History

The largest naval battle of WWII began 78 years ago today

On October 23, 1944, the largest naval battle of World War II began in the Leyte Gulf off the coast of the Philippines.

History | History

Auschwitz Was Not Bombed Because the World Didn’t Care

The sign “Arbeit macht frei” (“Work makes you free”) is pictured at the main gate of the former Nazi concentration …

History | History

The Untold Truth Of Band Of Brothers

Band of Brothers is one of the most acclaimed TV series of all time. Here are some things about the WW2 drama that you might not have known.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Watch a WWII P-51S Mustang and Stealth F-22 Fly Together - 19FortyFive

It isn't every day most people will have a chance to see a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and World War II P-51D Mustang fly together.

News | News

Has Wolf Blitzer’s father just pulled the rug out from under filmmaker Ken Burns?

Wolf Blitzer's father and the bombing of Auschwitz. Op-ed.

History | History

These Were the Five Best Battleships of World War II

It is hard to narrow down a list of the best of the dozens of battleships that took part in the war, but the Iowa-class looms large.

History | History

Decades After Serving, Jewish Lieutenant Receives World War II War Medals

Jewish men, women and children march with bundles down the main thoroughfare in Krakow, Poland, during the liquidation of the …

History | History

The story behind the iconic 'Eagle's Nest' WWII Easy Company photo

The Easy Company of ‘Band of Brothers’ fame marked the end of World War II by sipping on Hitler’s booze in his mountain villa.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Mass grave holding ashes of 8,000 Nazi victims discovered in Polish forest

  Special investigators in Poland say they have found two mass graves containing the ashes of at least 8,000 Poles

News | The News

Last remaining WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98

Hershel W. "Woody" Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, has died at age 98.

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars

Hot-Rod Warbird! P-51 Mustang Replica Takes Flight Thanks to Big-Block Chevy Power

Not all hot rods have four wheels and a steering wheel. Case in point this P-51 Mustang replica fighter plane with an all-aluminum, 540ci big-block Chevy.

Politics | Op-Ed

In the Shadow of D-Day › American Greatness

D-Day plus four marks a seldom-recalled event of great significance for America in 2022. On June 10, 1944, troops of the 4th SS Panzer Regiment surrounded the…

History | History

Ronald Reagan: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc

(Note: The following are remarks delivered by President Ronald Reagan on June 6, 1984 commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Invastion of Normandy.)
We're here to mark that day in history when the...

History | History

Photos: D-Day remembered – A look at the invasion 78 years ago in Normandy

On June 6, 1944, the Allies invaded German-occupied western Europe by way of Normandy, France, during World War II. It would become the turning point

History | History

D-Day & Pointe du Hoc: Remembering the Sacrifices of World War II

We would do well to recall the sacrifices of our forebears, through tribute, memory, instruction, and perpetuation of what they fought for, as D-Day itself fades from living recollection.

News | News

‘Band Of Brothers’ Tags Discovered 78 Years After D-Day And Two Decades on From Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks HBO Epic

Dog tags belonging to two members of the Band of Brothers, made famous by  Stephen E. Ambrose’s book and the 2001 Steven Spielberg-Tom Hanks HBO miniseries, have been discovered in the UK 78 …

History | History

The Battle of Midway Was 80 Years Ago: It Must Be Remembered

The Battle of Midway in June 1942 is one of the most decisive naval battles in history. Japan's navy lost four aircraft carriers.

History | History

'I cheated death': World War II gunner, Wisconsin native survived 4-mile tailspin, 17 months in Nazi POW camps, and a 600-mile forced march

As was the case for so many families of veterans, the details of their loved one’s deployments remained largely unknown. But after years of "We don’t go there," Gene Moran’s story of falling 4 miles and surviving has reached book form.

News | NEWS

NYC Mayor Eric Adams Flunks History At Memorial Day Ceremony

Eric Adams flunks history at Memorial Day Ceremony

History | History

Elder Of Ziyon - Remembering an incredible American Jewish WWII hero, Captain Ben L. Salomon

Blogging about Israel and the Arab world since, oh, forever.

History | History

38 Interesting Facts about D Day You Might Not Know

D Day continues to fascinate people, even more than 50 years after the invasion took place. Here are 38 interesting facts about D day you might not know

History | History

The Riveting True Story Behind Netflix’s Spy Movie ‘Operation Mincemeat’

Major William Martin was a Roman Catholic Welshman who enjoyed the theater and loved his fiancée, Pam. He also didn’t exist—but the Nazis didn’t know that.

News | The News

WWII Frontlines Nurse Celebrates 100th Birthday Skydiving Over Florida

“I had never done it, and I’ve done a lot of things in 100 years so I thought I must do it while I can.” -Raymonde Sullivan Huge birthday shoutout to Raymonde Sullivan, a former n…

Politics | American Politics

House Votes to Bestow Medal of Honor on Last Surviving Nuremberg Prosecutor

Ben Ferencz, honored earlier this year by the State of Florida, was 27 when served as a Nazi prosecutor after the end of World War II.

History | History

Essex: The Legendary Aircraft Carriers That Transformed the US Navy

The four Essex-class museum ships serve as a reminder of what was arguably the greatest class of aircraft carriers in U.S. Navy history.

History | History

The Legendary B-25 Mitchell Bomber: The First of the Flying Gunships

During the Second World War, the North American B-25 Mitchell bomber struck back at Japan when the Allies were losing the war.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Global Jewish Population Not Yet Recovered From WWII, According to Israeli Data

Thousands of runners take part in the 2018 Jerusalem Marathon on March 9, 2018. Photo: Yonatan Sindel / Flash90. JNS.org …

News | NEWS

‘Glory to the Heroes’: Warsaw Marks 79th Anniversary of Jewish Fighters’ Ghetto Uprising

Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw, Poland on 7 February 2022 Photo: Mateusz Wlodarczyk/NurPhoto via Reuters The 79th anniversary …

Politics | Politics

Putin Doesn’t Realize How Much Warfare Has Changed

The Russian president’s obsession with World War II is hindering his invasion of Ukraine.

History | History

Pretending the Kindertransport was a part of a 'noble tradition' is ignorant of history

Special provision was made for children because Britain refused to let in their parents

News | News

The Failure of Globalism: It's Not About Isolationism; It's About Self-Reliance

As the leaders of the European Union scramble to figure out how to wean themselves from Russian energy dependence we, too, in the United States are feeling the kneejerk repercussions of the energy market’s upheaval, warranted or not. This is leading a r

History | History

The True Story Of Captain Lewis Nixon And The ‘Band Of Brothers’ He Served With During World War II

Born in New York in 1918, U.S. Army Captain Lewis Nixon III served with the 101st Airborne Division's Easy Company during World War II.

News | In The News

Stockton Marine Corps veteran who served at Iwo Jima in WWII dies at 106

The Stockton Marine Corps Club will be hosting a celebration of life ceremony in Stockton for William “Bill” White, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served

History | HISTORY

Wannsee Conference: The most shameful document of modern history

The Wannsee Conference of January 20, 1942, was not about consumer trends, projected profits or shareholder value, it was about life and death. Specifically, systematic death.

News | News

Lost Letter From WWII Soldier Finally Gets Delivered 76 Years Later

When U.S. soldier John Gonsalves wrote a letter to his mom during WWII, it never made it. In 2021, it was finally delivered—76 years late.

History | History

Why Dec. 7 Is Nothing Like... That Other Date

One sleepy Sunday morning, nearly 200 Imperial Japanese dive bombers, torpedo bombers, and Zero fighters appeared as out of nowhere in the skies over Hawaii.
Their target: The American Pacific fleet s...

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

Betty White remembered by US Army for WWII volunteer service

The US Army paid tribute to Betty White for her service in the American Women's Voluntary Services during World War II.

History | History

Why No Battleships From Pearl Harbor Remain Today

A truly sad historical fact: not a single battleship that was in Pearl harbor during the Japanese attack is intact.

News | The News

Lest We Forget: Pearl Harbor Survivors Gather to Honor Those Who Made Supreme Sacrifice

Survivors of Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 will gather Tuesday to humbly honor those who made the supreme sacrifice.

News | News

Last Surviving ‘Band Of Brothers’ Officer – A Jewish Soldier Who Toasted His Son’s Bar Mitzvah With Cognac Stolen From Hitler’s ‘Eagle’s Nest’ – Dies At 99

Retired Army Col. Edward Shames — the last surviving officer of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division — passed away Friday at the age of 99.

History | History

FDR's secret plea to Hitler

President Franklin D. Roosevelt's secret plea to Adolf Hitler in the summer of 1936, found in newly-uncovered documents. Op-ed.

History | History

On This Day: Nazi Germany invades Poland, starts World War II in Europe

The Nazi invasion of Poland, joined shortly by the Soviet Union, saw the end of Poland as an independent country, bringing WWII to Europe and paving the way for the horrors of the Holocaust.

News | The News

Taliban in U.S. Military Gear Mocks Iconic WWII Photo of Marines Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

An elite Taliban unit released propaganda images this week, including one mocking the iconic World War Two photo of U.S. Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima.

History | History

Sunk: Why Japan Never Recovered from the Battle of Midway

Fortune granted the USA its favor at Midway, as Bismarck might have prophesied. But it was sound doctrine and strategy, entrepreneurship among naval aviators, and shrewd senior leadership that positioned the U.S. Pacific Fleet to harvest the opportunities

History | HISTORY

Remembering D-Day: 'We're here because of what they did'

National D-Day Memorial Foundation president April Cheek-Messier joins 'Fox & Friends Weekend' to discuss the significance of D-Day. Learn more about this pivotal moment in history with Fox Nation's ‘Secrets of D-Day,’ and ‘D-Day: Ronald Reagan’s Speech a

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

‘The Almighty Helped Me to Survive’: A Marine’s Tale From the Pacific Theater

When Bernard (Baruch) Haller enlisted in the United States Marines in 1941, he had two goals: to serve his country and to survive. To accomplish these goals, he knew that he’d need the help of a Higher Power. And so Haller, known to friends as Bernie, vowed then and there never to eat non-kosher meat and never to miss a day of tefillin.

News | NEWS

Ocean explorer discovers 5 sunken WWII subs, giving closure to hundreds of families

Ocean explorer Tim Taylor received the Navy’s top civilian honor for discovering five submarines that sank during World War II.

History | History

The Holocaust truths left out of the history texts

The story school history books leave out tells how the US and Hitler cooperated in the crimes committed against the Jewish people. Op-ed.

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

Coming Home: 65-Year-Old Hidden Jew Celebrates His Bar Mitzvah - Contemporary Voices

Discarding all documents and photographs that might reveal the family’s Jewish ties, they refused to discuss their lives prior to arriving at Ellis Island.

History | History

The Jews who fought back during the Holocaust

Our communal sense of history and peoplehood give us the strength to continue while our enemies fall by the wayside. Op-ed.

History | History

Hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, US Marines took on the Japanese in what became the Alamo of the Pacific

The destruction of the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor meant Wake Island was on its own as Japan advanced across the Pacific.

History | History

Son of a pilot shares how a West Point ring saved his father from the Nazis during WWII

Son of a pilot shares how a West Point ring saved his father from the Nazis during WW2

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

Dutch court rejects bid to reclaim Kandinsky painting

Dutch court throws out case brought by heirs of  Jewish art collector to reclaim painting by Wassily Kandinsky sold during World War II.

History | History

Germany sorry for snubbing William Cooper and Australian Aborigines' League's protest at Nazi persecution of Jews

The German government has apologised after its consulate in Melbourne refused in 1938 to accept a letter of protest from the Australian Aborigines' League about Nazi attacks.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Modern Maccabees: Scope of Jewish resistance to Nazis highly underestimated

Display at London’s Wiener Holocaust Library from December 8 reveals often underestimate rescue efforts and armed uprisings, as Jews fought back against their persecutors

News | The News

On Pearl Harbor Day, no survivors or eyewitnesses attended the ceremony

In what's believed to be a first, no survivors or veterans of World War II attended the annual Pearl Harbor Day event in Hawaii due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

History | History

Stop whitewashing FDR's abandonment of the Jews

Documents show that State Dep't officials briefed the president on their efforts to keep refugees out. FDR simply did not want Jews.Op-ed.

History | History

How the P-47 Thunderbolt Helped Win World War II - InsideHook

The P-47 Thunderbolt was an essential part of the Allied effort in World War II. Its design made it a versataile craft and useful in a number of situations.

History | History

A World War II Veteran Recalls Shooting Down Nazis In His P-38 Lightning

Jim Kunkle did it all. He flew the Lightning. He shot down German fighters. He earned America’s second highest award for valor in battle.

Music | Music

Spirit of World War II Helped Paul McCartney Make ‘McCartney III’

Paul McCartney said his parents' World War II-era determination inspired him to keep working on 'McCartney III.'

History | History

There's a 160-Year-Old Tunnel Full of Rusting WWII Cars Under the Streets of Naples

Deep below a royal plaza, hundreds of vintage cars and motorcycles line an underground passageway built in the 1800s.

News | The News

102-year-old WWII veteran celebrates her birthday by skydiving

A Howard County 102-year-old celebrated her birthday in epic fashion Sunday.

History | History

It’s Time to Recognize the Contribution of the Jewish Resistance to the Rescue of the Jews of France

Léon Blum, the Jewish socialist politician who served as Prime Minister of France, led the efforts of the “Vichy 80” …

History | History

75 Years Later, It's Clear Truman Was Right To Drop The Atomic Bomb

Ultimately, the decision to use atomic weapons against Japan hastened the end to WWII, halted further Soviet aggression, and saved millions of lives.

History | History

Wreck of renowned USS Nevada uncovered near Pearl Harbor

USS Nevada (BB-36) was found as the result of a joint project between SEARCH, Inc., an American archaeology firm, and marine robotics company Ocean Infinity.

News | News

They Survived the Worst Battles of World War II. And Died of the Virus.

Inside the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home was a man who had served as a jailer to Hitler’s top aide. A man who had rescued Japanese kamikaze pilots from the sea. A man who carried memories of a concentration camp.

News | News

100-year-old World War II veteran died of Covid-19. His twin brother died 100 years earlier in the flu pandemic

A 100-year-old World War II veteran who died from Covid-19 lost a twin brother to the 1918 pandemic a century earlier, his grandson said.

News | News

WATCH: WWII Vet Recreates ‘D-Day’ Mohawk As ‘Tribute’ To Fallen And To ‘Bring Some Joy’ During Pandemic

On April 5, WWII veteran Guy Whidden decided to have his head shaved into a mohawk “as a tribute to his fallen comrades,” as well as to brighten people’s day during the COVID-19 pandemic. 96-year-old Whidden, 502nd Infantry Parachute Regiment of the 101st

News | The News

95-year-old WWII veteran shares positive message after surviving coronavirus

ABC News(SALEM, Oregon) -- William "Bill" Kelly, a 95-year-old veteran of WWII 2 who also lived through the Great Depression has added another accomplishment to his name after contracting the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and beating it."I am doing well,"

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Star of David Now Marks Graves in Philippines of Fallen World War II US Jewish Soldiers

The grave of US Army Pvt. Louis Wolf — one of five graves belonging to fallen Jewish soldiers in the …

History | History

Secret Nazi World War II bunkers discovered near D-Day beaches

Researchers have uncovered secret Nazi bunkers in Normandy that were used against U.S. forces at the D-Day landings during World War II.

History | HISTORY

In eastern Europe, when Nazis killed Jews, a 'carnival atmosphere' prevailed

In a new, second book about ‘Holocaust by bullets,’ Father Patrick Desbois depicts in grim detail local bystanders' culpability while Nazis implemented the Final Solution

History | History

Twin sisters were liberated from Auschwitz, but not from Mengele

The experiments to which Yehudit and Lea Csengeri were subjected to by Dr. Josef Mengele have made them afraid of doctors to this day

History | History

Why the Bombing Auschwitz Argument Still Matters

The Allies’ refusal to devote sufficient resources to rescue and halt the Nazi murder factory is one more reason why a sovereign State of Israel is necessary.

History | History

'Nuts!' US troops thwarted Hitler's last gamble 75 years ago

BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) — Pvt. Arthur Jacobson was seeking cover in the snow behind a tank moving slowly through the wooded hills of Belgium's Ardennes, German bullets whizzing by. That was...

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Poland Asks Netflix to Make Changes to Documentary About Nazi Death Camp Guard

Convicted Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk leaves a courtroom in Munich after the verdict in his case, May 12, …

History | History

5 Things You Might Not Know About the Battle of Midway

The mighty clash between Japanese and U.S. naval forces in June 1942 ended in a stunning—and surprising—Allied victory.

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Historian: New evidence shows FDR's bigotry derailed many Holocaust rescue plans

In his book about Franklin Roosevelt and the Holocaust, Rafael Medoff finds links between the US president's anti-Japanese stances and his policies against Jews fleeing Hitler

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Millennial Reality TV Star: Teaching Students About World War II Bad For Their Mental Health

After candidates on Great Britain’s “The Apprentice” revealed they did not know which years World War II began and ended, prompting criticism of them on social media, a British reality TV star told “Good Morning Britain” that schools should not spend much

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Why Eisenhower deleted the Jews

The upcoming 50th anniversary of the passing of Dwight D. Eisenhower has occasioned a number of laudatory essays about the

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Warrior in iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising photo was misidentified, Marines Corps acknowledges

The Marine Corps corrected a 74-year-old error with the announcement that a corporal from Iowa named Harold 'Pie' Keller helped raise the flag in the Iwo Jima photo, not Pfc. Rene Gagnon

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Florida Man Discovers Original D-Day Audiotapes in His Basement

Bruce Campbell never expected to find some of World War II’s most important radio broadcasts buried in his cluttered basement.

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Where Is 'World On Fire' Filmed? The WWII Drama Takes Places All Across Europe

The BBC's latest foray into period drama looks to be another prime example of why they're known as the best in the biz. World On Fire is their latest production that's set to air during the mothership's coveted Sunday night 9 p.m. slot. The show is…

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How Different Is The U.S. From Pre-War Germany?

Is it really inconceivable for such evil to unfold here in the U.S.? Most would dismiss the question out of hand as ludicrous, arguing that we are blessed by a constitution and a politically-moderate electorate. But so was Germany – until it wasn’t.

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December 1941: How did Pearl Harbor affect Hitler? The Second World War's Most Important Month

From the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to Hitler's declaration of war on the US, historian Laurence Rees explains why December 1941 was such a significant month during World War II.

News | Interesting Stories

As Holocaust awareness fades, a survivor shares his story - Los Angeles Times

Joseph Alexander, 96, a slight man with a Polish accent, wearing a Hawaiian shirt, spoke on a sunny Sunday to a rapt crowd of about 30 at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.

News | The News

Remains of 22 servicemembers killed 76 years ago in Battle of Tarawa return to US soil - Pacific - Stripes

The 76-hour Battle of Tarawa cost the lives of about 1,000 U.S. Marines and sailors, many of whom were buried where they fell. Efforts to exhume the graves and identify remains were hampered due to incomplete record keeping and by the alterations to the c

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The US land forever leased to England

Every May, the US Coast Guard and the Royal Navy hold a ceremony on a sliver of North Carolina land where four English World War Two soldiers are buried.

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A Pair of Dutch World War II Shipwrecks Have Disappeared Off the Coast of Malaysia | Mental Floss

A pair of Dutch shipwrecks that have been on the ocean floor for decades were stolen. Scrap metal thieves are to blame.