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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Linthicum native considered the first ashore in D-Day invasion

    Linthicum native considered the first ashore in D-Day invasion
    Leonard T. Schroeder Jr. was a North Linthicum native and a graduate of Glen Burnie High School, but 70 years ago he carved out a moment in history for himself when, on the morning of the Allied invasion of Normandy, he was credited with being the first...
  • A day to honor all veterans [Editorial]

    Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the massive invasion of Normandy that cost the lives of 9,000 Allied soldiers. It is a day not only for recalling the heroic efforts of those who stormed the beaches that day but of the World War II generation...
  • Two of the Greatest Generation's not-so-finest hours

    Two of the Greatest Generation's not-so-finest hours
    Taken in tandem, the stories told in two new books — one by a Maryland author who lost family members in the Nazi Holocaust, the other detailing our government's postwar collaboration with Nazi scientists, some of them in Maryland — raise...
  • Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., farmer

    Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., farmer
    Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., a retired Eastern Shore vegetable farmer who was an 11th-generation member of the family that settled a farm that is now Todd's Inheritance Historic Site in North Point, died Sunday of respiratory failure at Gilchrist...
  • Richard A. Hartman, CEO of Automobile Club of Md.

    Richard A. Hartman, CEO of Automobile Club of Md.
    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...
  • SNCF: Holocaust legislation is discriminatory [Commentary]

    SNCF: Holocaust legislation is discriminatory  [Commentary]
    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...
  • Leo Bretholz, Holocaust survivor, dies

    Leo Bretholz, Holocaust survivor, dies
    Leo Bretholz, a Holocaust survivor who became a major voice in the campaign to gain reparations from companies that transported victims to concentration camps during World War II, died Saturday in his sleep of unknown causes at his Pikesville home. He was...
  • Maryland lawmakers told Holocaust bill could cost transit aid

    Maryland lawmakers told Holocaust bill could cost transit aid
    A bill that would block a U.S. subsidiary of the French national railway from bidding to become a partner in a $2.4 billion project because of its role in the Holocaust would put federal funding of the project at "significant risk," the attorney general's...
  • Laurel's Rosie the Riveters part of World War II history

    Laurel's Rosie the Riveters part of World War II history
    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...
  • Gottfried Wagner on the Holocaust opera 'Lost Childhood'

    Gottfried Wagner on the Holocaust opera 'Lost Childhood'
    Gottfried Wagner, author, director, musicologist and great-grandson of Richard Wagner, had a significant role in the development of "Lost Childhood," an opera about the Holocaust and its aftermath. The work, composed by Janice Hamer to a libretto by...
  • Milton Bromberg, tailor and veteran

    Milton Bromberg, tailor and veteran
    Milton Bromberg, a custom tailor and decorated World War II veteran who visited the White House to fit President Bill Clinton for suits, died of respiratory failure Nov. 1 at Season's Hospice at Northwest Hospital. He was 90 and lived in Owings Mills....
  • Katherine Rafalko, nurse

    Katherine Rafalko, nurse
    Katherine E. Rafalko, a retired Stella Maris nursing supervisor who had been a World War II Army nurse and treated Battle of the Bulge casualties, died of heart disease Monday at her Timonium home. She was 91. Born Katherine Kinney in Rochester, N.Y.,...