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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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

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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…

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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...

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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

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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.

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‘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 …

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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.

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'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.

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NYC Mayor Eric Adams Flunks History At Memorial Day Ceremony

Eric Adams flunks history at Memorial Day Ceremony

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

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

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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

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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.

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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 …

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‘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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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‘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.

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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.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

"Tokyo Rose" - WW2 Traitor or Victim?

This is the story of "Tokyo Rose", a Japanese-American from LA who broadcast propaganda for the Japanese during WW2. Was she a traitor or a victim?Dr. Mark F...

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.'

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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.

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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” …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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,"

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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

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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

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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.

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'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...

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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.

History | History

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

History | History

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

History | History

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.

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

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…

History | History

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.

History | History

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.

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US Army's new uniforms have been modelled on those from WWII & designed to honor 'the greatest generation'

Soldiers and officers were measured up for the dark-green jackets and pants for the first time this week as the uniform was rolled out in several units across the US.

History | History

The graves of more than 30 Marines and sailors killed in bloody World War II battle have been found

The remains of 30 US Marines and Navy service members lost since a bloody WWII battle in the South Pacific have been found on remote Tarawa Atoll, an organization that recovers lost US service members said.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

The Long Legacy of the Shoah in Scandinavia – Tablet Magazine

Within the Northern European countries that make up Scandinavia there has been a revival of active scholarship and popular interest into the treatment of Jews during World War II. The subject is very much alive in these countries and much more so than in

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

'Band of Brothers' was a casting feat for the ages

If you ever want to know what it takes to put together one of the most impressive casts ever assembled for a television miniseries, it would be worth digging through Meg Liberman's archives.

Entertainment | Movies

Film to Be Made About Nuremberg Trials 99-Year-Old Prosecutor Ben Ferencz | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner

Ben Ferencz, the lead prosecutor in the Nuremberg Trials that followed World War II. Photo: Screenshot. JNS.org – A film …

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

15 Fascinating Facts About Saving Private Ryan | Mental Floss

Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning WWII drama—which arrived in theaters more than 20 years ago—came together in a single day.

History | History

'Rare' WWII bomber lifted from sea 75 years after crash - BBC News

The Fairey Barracuda Torpedo Bomber was discovered by electrical engineers surveying the seabed.

Entertainment | Celebrities!

10 Famous People Who Served on D-Day - Biography

These recognizable names were part of the largest seaborne invasion in history on June 6, 1944.

History | History

Dwight Eisenhower Wrote a Letter Accepting Blame for D-Day's Failure, Just in Case | Mental Floss

"Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops."

History | History

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

This 75-year-old archival footage shows Operation Neptune—the code name for the landings on the beaches at Normandy that came to be known as D-Day.

History | History

My Father’s D-Day Memories

D-Day is more than a remembrance of America’s great victory in the Battle of Normandy. It is a celebration of the Greatest Generation and the lessons they have to teach us.Like Jews repeating the story of the Passover every year for 3,000 years, we must

History | History

The Return of 'That’s All, Brother': The Plane That Led the D-Day Invasion | C-47 Plane

On June 6, 1944, a lone C-47 led the main force of the Normandy invasion. Seventy-five years later, the plane will do it again. 

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97-Year-Old Veteran Parachutes Into Normandy Again

For the second time in his life, Tom Rice has parachuted into Normandy. The veteran recreated his D-Day jump from 75 years ago.

News | News

97-year-old WWII veteran parachutes over Normandy

Some 200 parachutists who filled the Normandy skies for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, including Tom Rice, who ending up landing in roughly the same area he did on D-Day.

History | History

Chasing demons: 75 years on, D-Day haunts, drives its vets

They are back, some for the first time since war stole their innocence 75 years ago on Normandy's D-Day beaches.

Politics | Leftists Are Insane

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Claims Climate Change Is A 'Bigger Threat Than World War II' On Eve Of D-Day Anniversary

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) made her first campaign stop in Michigan on Tuesday,

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Hero of Jewish Uprising at Sobibor Death Camp Passes Away in Israel at Age 96 | Jewish & Israel News

An aging road sign on the perimeter of the Nazi death camp in Sobibor. Photo: Reuters / Kacper Pempel. The …

History | History

The 20th Century’s Most Important Day Was D-Day. This Is Why. | PragerU

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in northern France. Their goal: to liberate Western Europe from Nazi tyranny. From a distance, it might seem that victory was pre-ordained, but no one felt that way at the time. British milita

History | History

Normandy tries to keep alive ‘infinite gratitude’ for D-Day

With fewer veterans and witnesses able to share personal memories, the French who owe their freedom to D-Day's fighters are more determined than ever to keep alive the memory of the battle and its significance.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

Why Herman Wouk’s ‘War’ Novels Deserve Remembrance Today

The best way to remember—or discover—the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Herman Wouk may be his World War II epics.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

Despite its battalion of Hollywood actors, the war is the real star of combat epic The Longest Day

Norman Mailer used to tell a story about Darryl F. Zanuck, the cigar-chomping super-producer responsible for The Longest Day, the vast and impersonal war epic that became 1962’s highest-grossing movie. To hear Mailer tell it, Zanuck, at the wrap party f

Science & Technology | Social Media

What If a Girl in the Holocaust Had Instagram? | Israellycool

Here in Israel, billboards have appeared on the Ayalon Highway advertising something called Eva Stories.The trailer has now just dropped on Instagram.

News | News

92-Year-Old Ex-Nazi Guard Charged With 5,230 Counts Of Accessory To Murder

German prosecutors say they have charged a former Nazi concentration camp guard with 5,230 counts of accessory to murder. The 92-year-old suspect, whose name wasn’t released, is accused of assistin…

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Passover Seder to be held in Warsaw Ghetto for first time in 76 years | The Jerusalem post

Before the Holocaust, approximately one-third of Warsaw was Jewish.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Study Shows a Third of Americans Think Holocaust Murders Exaggerated

The “Hall of Names” commemorating victims of the Holocaust at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Photo: David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons. …

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President Trump hosts Oval Office celebration for 4 World War II vets - U.S. - Stripes

President Donald Trump treated four World War II veterans to an Oval Office meeting Thursday, fulfilling a birthday wish for 95-year-old Allen Jones and giving three other veterans age 100 and older a day to remember.

History | History

The 11 most significant battles of the Second World War

Second World War battles took place across the globe; some lasting days, others months or even years. But which are the most significant? Here, Professor Evan Mawdsley from the University of Glasgow lists the battles that had the most impact upon later mi

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Allies knew of Holocaust in 1942, 2 years before previously assumed, UN documents prove | The Times of Israel

UK, US, Russia were aware of millions killed by Nazis, new book says, shedding damning light on refusal to take in refugees or try to halt slaughter

History | History

George Mendonsa, man identified as kissing sailor in WWII Times Square photo, dies at 95 - CNN

George Mendonsa, who maintained for decades that he was the sailor in an iconic 1945 Times Square photo, dubbed "The Kiss," that came to symbolize the end of World War II, has died, his family says. He was 95.

History | History

Marine recalls fight for Okinawa, last major battle of World War II

Charles Voland, of Independence, was wounded in one invasion and fought in another in Okinawa during World War II.

History | History

If the Allies had lost: Canada obtains Hitler-owned report on N. America’s Jews

Library and Archives Canada says 1944 Nazi report shows that the Holocaust was not a purely European event, but rather an operation that was stopped before it reached North America

News | News

Wiesenthal Center: Longer Life Expectancy Has Increased Chances Of Prosecuting Nazi War Criminals

The Wiesenthal Center explained in a statement that the extension of life expectancy in the Western world has increased chances of prosecuting Nazi war criminals.

History | History

Arabs are torch-bearers for Nazi anti-Semitism | JNS.org

The myth of the Arabs as innocent bystanders, who had no responsibility for the Holocaust—and indeed, paid the price for a European crime when Israel was established—is widely believed.

History | History

5 Insane Facts From History Nobody Taught You In School | Cracked.com

It's hard to take your ancestors seriously after you realize how they all smelled.

News | The News

Trove of war posters discovered at New Hampshire library

Fragile but mostly in good condition, the posters offer viewers a glimpse of what life was like during war time.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Art dealer’s family’s latest bid to find Degas looted by the Nazis

Descendants of Paul Rosenberg hire detectives to solve the mystery of the plundered painting

History | History

Intense photos show the WWII Battle of Leyte Gulf — the biggest naval battle of all-time

The Battle of Leyte Gulf was a decisive Allied victory over the Japanese Navy, which unfolded over the course of three days.

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

Uh, a Fighter Plane With World War II-Era Nazi Insignia Just Crashed in California

The German Luftwaffe suffered another devastating defeat today when a plane bearing its World War II-era insignia crash-landed on the center divider of U.S. 101 in California on Tuesday, promptly going up in an inferno like its historical predecessors.

Politics | Leftists Are Insane

U.S. Ambassador To Germany Responds To Ocasio-Cortez Comparing Nazis To Global Warming | Daily Wire

U.S. Ambassador To Germany Richard Grenell slammed Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday after she compared Nazi Germany to global warming in a recent speech.

History | History

When Jews caught “Syndrome K,” the Nazis wanted NOTHING to do with them

Jewish lives were saved in World War II due to a brilliant plan by Professor Giovanni Borremeo. "The lessons of my experience were that we have to act not for the sake of self-interest, but for principles." - Dr. Adriano Ossicini, inventor of Sy

Politics | Politics

Facebook sorry for removing Anne Frank Center holocaust victims image - Business Insider

Facebook apologises to the Anne Frank Center for removing an article it posted which featured an image of naked child holocaust victims. Facebook said it was...

News | News

Nazi labor camp guard caught by ICE, deported to Germany, completing 'difficult task,' Grenell says

The last known Nazi collaborator living in the United States -- a 95-year-old former camp guard who played an indispensable role in the murders of thousands of Jews -- was deported to Germany from his New York City home early Tuesday morning, completing w

History | History

Boy finds WWII plane with pilot's remains in cockpit

The wreck of a German World War II plane with the remains of the pilot in the cockpit has been discovered in northern Jutland, Denmark. The plane is thought to be a Messerschmitt.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

Story — Raise the Roof

Artists Rick and Laura Brown are not Jewish and not Polish, and yet they set out to rebuild Gwoździec, a magnificent wooden eighteenth century synagogue in Poland that was later destroyed by the Nazis.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Holocaust Survivor Leads Panel Discussion at Comic-Con About Art During World War II

A survivor of three Nazi concentration camps led a panel discussion about art and the Holocaust on Thursday at the Comic-Con International...

News | News

Flying Saucer Toy Recalled for Its Misleading Take on Nazi History | Mental Floss

A German toy has been recalled from shelves over concerns that it promoted an inaccurate glorification of Nazi history, Gizmodo's Paleofuture blog reports.

History | History

$2.5 Million in World War II-Era Cash Discovered Beneath Winston Churchill's Former Tailor's Shop | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

History | History

D-Day: How technology helped win the Normandy invasion and World War II - The Washington Post

The brave troops who stormed the beaches in France had a secret weapon: brilliantly designed boats that made the attack possible.

History | HISTORY

Oldest Pearl Harbor survivor reflects ahead of Memorial Day - CNNPolitics

Ray Chavez reflected on his service, and recounted his experience on the day that President Franklin Roosevelt declared would "live in infamy."

Music | Music News

USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

HONOLULU (AP) — Damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely, officials said. Boat t

History | History

FDR wanted Jews ‘spread thin’ and kept out of U.S., documents reveal

New documents revealed by the FDR library shows the president's secret plans to resettle Jews out of Europe.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

NEVER AGAIN? On Yom Hashoah, Poll Shows Two Thirds Of Millennials Don't Know What Auschwitz Was

According to a new survey released on Thursday by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, fully 41 percent of Americans don’t know what Auschwitz was, including two-thirds of Mil

History | History

How Soviet troops taunted the Nazis during their final drive to Berlin in World War II

Amid the chaos and destruction in Germany during the final days of World War II, Soviet forces found other, nonmilitary ways to torment their foes.