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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • James Largay: Lessons learned from 20th century horrors

    James Largay: Lessons learned from 20th century horrors
    August's 100th anniversary of World War I's opening salvos prompted me to ask what can be learned from the Great War's military-directed mass slaughter of combatants. I also seek lessons in the 1933-1945 killings of millions of Jews and other noncombatants by Soviets and Nazis documented by historian Timothy Snyder in his 2010 book, "Bloodlands".
  • Howard Community College creates online resource from World War II interviews

    Howard Community College creates online resource from World War II interviews
    Don Casey has attended every annual reunion of the 238th Combat Engineer Battalion since the first in 1947. He shares stories of the battalion's battles in World War II, including its part in D-Day, the airborne and beach assault on Normandy, France, 70...

    U.N. archives on Nazi war criminals open to public at Holocaust museum

    After the end of World War II, investigations into former Nazis and other war criminals were detailed in hundreds of thousands of records that were unavailable to the public for about 70 years — files that finally became accessible this week at...

    Book details father's experiences during the Holocaust

    When Cooper City resident Mort Laitner was a boy, he'd sit at the top of the stairs and listen as his father recounted his terrifying experiences during the Holocaust. "My father would tell this story in the living room to friends from Eastern Europe and...

    There are things to be said

    Last month I took part in a program run by Germany Closeup that brought together a group of Jewish-Americans and Germans for an extremely hectic nine days in Berlin. The program was co-sponsored by the American Jewish Committee and Allianz. I had the...