More World War II Articles

  • Uncertain future troubles Eisenhower Memorial Commission and its insular staff

    A federal planning group has delivered what could be a fatal blow to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission's controversial design for honoring the former president and World War II hero. Nine full-time, taxpayer-funded employees and a board of aging political leaders have spent the...

  • Auction of Hitler box, other Nazi items nixed

    PARIS (AP) — A Paris auction house has dropped plans to sell a swastika-covered box that once belonged to Adolf Hitler and dozens of other Nazi-owned objects that were collected as war spoils from World War II, blaming "political pressure." The Vermot de Pas house on Monday canceled the April...

  • Evil leaders like Adolf Hitler don't reach positions of power without help

    "Engineering Evil" is a documentary recently shown on the Military History channel. It's a story of Nazi Germany's murder campaign before and during World War II. According to some estimates, 16 million Jews and other people died at the hands of Nazis.

  • Exhibition by Jewish museum shows pre-WWII life

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new exhibition at Warsaw's Jewish history museum shows how the Jewish community and the city interacted with and influenced each other for centuries until World War II. The "Warszawa, Warsze" — "Warsaw" in Polish and Yiddish — exhibition opens Friday at the new...

  • German collector to return 1st looted artwork

    BERLIN (AP) — A recluse who hoarded a priceless art collection at his homes in Germany and Austria — including works possibly looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis — has for the first time agreed to hand back a piece of art, his representatives said Wednesday. The unidentified artwork...

  • Officers march on Great Escape anniversary

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A group of 50 British air force officers set off Tuesday to march from the site of a Nazi prisoner camp to a war cemetery in western Poland to mark 70 years since the Great Escape of Allied airmen and to honor 50 of them who were caught and executed. Marek Lazarz,...

  • Austrian politician compares EU with 3rd Reich

    VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian far-right politician under fire for saying that Hitler's rule may have been more liberal than European Union regulations on Monday acknowledged that he also disparaged blacks during a speech at a presentation of a book written by a fellow right-winger Andreas Moelzer...

  • Japan prime minister Abe visits Anne Frank House

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid a visit to the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam Sunday, a diplomatic move ahead of a meeting with the leaders of the U.S. and South Korea to discuss North Korea. Abe said it was "regrettable, quite regrettable" that 300 copies of...

  • Democratic strategists in 2014 are like French generals in 1940

    It is reminiscent of the quandary faced by General Maurice Gamelin on the evening of May 15, 1940. Suddenly he realized that German panzer troops had broken through the supposedly impassable Ardennes.

  • Judge: Decorated soldier won't get Medal of Honor

    Lt. Garlin Murl Conner left the U.S. Army as the second-most decorated soldier during World War II, earning four Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, seven Purple Hearts and the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions during 28 straight months in combat.



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