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Monuments Men Rescued the Art. Nazis Got It Back

The Monuments Men are famous for rescuing art looted from Jewish families during World War II—but it turns out that many pieces never made it back to their original owners. That's because when the famed group turned over the artwork to the Bavarian state after the war, the state...

Secret Tunnel Built By Jewish Prisoners To Escape Nazis Found

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

In the final months of World War II, a group of Jewish prisoners were forced to cover up evidence of Nazi atrocities. Shackled by their German captors, 80 prisoners from the Stutthof concentration camp were sent to a site of mass killings in Lithuania. Show More Summary

In the Early 1940s, the Red Cross Banned Black Blood Donors

Members of World War II's 33nd Fighter Group attend a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy. (Photo: Toni Frissell/Library of Congress/LC-DIG-ppmsca-13245) Over the past few days, as the country reels in the wake of the horrific shooting in Orlando,...Show More Summary

DPAA Accounts for Three More

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US military personnel. From World War II • PVT Evans E. Overbey, 93rd Bombardment Squadron, 19th Bombardment Group, US Army Air Forces, US Army, was lost in the Philippines on location on 19 November 1942.  He was accounted-for on 1 June 2016. From Korea • SGT […]

The Long-Lost Study That Tried To Quantify Creative Personalities

In the 1950s, a group of scientists set out to study creativity. Their subjects? Great midcentury architects, from Kahn to Saarinen. In the 1950s, the world became fascinated by creativity. World War II was over, and scientists wanted to understand subtler things about human psychology, our relationships, and our left brains. Show More Summary

How World War II spurred vaccination innovation

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

War and disease have marched arm in arm for centuries. Wars magnify the spread and severity of disease by disrupting populations. As large groups of people move across borders, they introduce and encounter disease in new places. Often, they move into crowded, resource-poor environments that allow...

A Memorial Day Reminder of the Nature of War

My dad was in the Army in World War II. He was a dental technician in an armored headquarters group and never went overseas. But many of his friends did go overseas and saw combat. What follows are some excerpts from letters sent to my dad. Bill Zerby was attached to the 781 Tank Battalion, 7th Army, in France and Germany. Show More Summary

Liberation of Raqqa Similar to ‘Capture of Berlin in WWII’

The upcoming liberation of the Syrian city of Raqqa from the terrorist group Daesh can be compared geopolitically to the capture of Berlin during World War II, member of political division of the Social-Nationalist Party of Syria, Tariq al-Ahmad said.

Eurovision Gets Eerily Political

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The singer is an ethnic Tatar, and the song seems to make reference to Soviet abuses of the group in Crimea during World War II. (‘They kill you all and say, ‘We’re not guilty,’’ she sings in the song.) There had been calls for Jamala’s disqualification that cited Eurovision’s rules banning explicitly political songs, but […]

Germany Pays Pensions to Belgian Nazi Collaborators by Concealing Names

Berlin pays pension to Belgian citizens who fought alongside Nazi Germany during World War II, the president of the Groupe Memoire organization said.

Labor Force Participation Overview

From Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta: Men, as a group, have been less and less inclined to participate in the labor market since at least World War II. From 1970 to 1999, the male participation rate declined from 80 percent to 75 percent. Show More Summary

Skydance & Alibaba Pictures Set Randall Wallace To Script WWII Tale ‘The Flying Tigers’

Skydance and Alibaba Pictures are teaming on The Flying Tigers, a film about the volunteer group of U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marines that defended China against Japanese forces before America entered World War II. They were conscripted into the 1st American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force. Show More Summary

Taiwan's complex relationship with Japan affects recognition of 'comfort women'

Twelve years ago, a group of activists in Taiwan realized that just a few survivors were left among the island's women taken as sex slaves by Japanese soldiers during World War II, and they resolved to open a museum about their ordeal. The "comfort women" issue has aroused passionate public anger...

Want to meet Rosie the Riveter? Thirty of them are on Capitol Hill today.

If you see a group of elderly women in red Tuesday on Capitol Hill, you’ve seen the original “Rosie the Riveters.” About 30 women who assisted in the war effort during World War II stopped by the Capitol building Tuesday. The women are on a trip to Washington from Detroit organized to recognize their service. […]

Activists are asking the U.S. for a stamp honoring Japanese American soldiers during WWII

4 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

To mark the 75th anniversary of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, a group of California activists is calling on the U.S. government to honor them with a postage stamp. The Stamp Our Story campaign has spent the last decade petitioning the U.S. Postal Service to commemorate...

Army, Lawmaker Clash Over Arlington Exclusion of Female WWII Pilots

The acting secretary of the Army said Wednesday that not even President Barack Obama has the executive power to allow a group of pioneering female World War II military pilots to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

Lawmakers push to let female pilots' ashes rest at Arlington

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Arizona congresswoman is criticizing the Obama administration for refusing to allow a group of female World War II pilots to continue placing their ashes at Arlington National Cemetery. Speaking Wednesday on Capitol...Show More Summary

After 70 Years, Closure is at Hand for Family of Navy Pilot

The Pentagon agency that searches for missing service members is mounting a recovery this summer for a naval aviator who has been missing in the group's backyard since World War II.

That WWII Shooter You've Been Waiting For Is Releasing Sooner Than You Think

5 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

There's a large group of gamers clamoring for a World War II FPS. Not only is developer Driven Arts delivering one, but it's almost finished and coming to PC and consoles this year.

The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words

5 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Heavy artillery wasn't the only weapon people used to fight the Nazi regime during World War II.

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