News and updates about WWII

Deja vu for Europe

Europe and the US did not learn the lessons of WWII, but did Israel learn from Begin and Jabotinsky.? Op-ed.

Deja vu for Europe

For the Jews, history repeats itself in Ukraine

It’s true that many Ukrainian nationalists welcomed the Germans as liberators during WWII, then suffered more than Russia from Nazism.Op-ed

For the Jews, history repeats itself in Ukraine

The lesson of Jan Karski for our world

He witnessed WWII dehumanization of Jews, their, devastation and death. He went on to report to Western leaders who ignored him. Op-ed.

The lesson of Jan Karski for our world

Neo-Nazis hold march during WWII commemoration in Dresden

Ceremony commemorating victims of Allied bombing of Dresden marred by neo-Nazi march to Wagner music through city center.

Neo-Nazis hold march during WWII commemoration in Dresden

Sewer hiding place of Jews during WWII unearthed in Lviv, Ukraine

Ukrainian historian unearths underground hiding place of Jews who dug their way out of the Lviv ghetto during the Holocaust.

Sewer hiding place of Jews during WWII unearthed in Ukraine

Nation-building in Afghanistan, Iraq was never going to work

America cannot repair every enemy although it did so successfully after WWII. Op-ed.

Nation-building in Afghanistan, Iraq was never going to work

Jewish WWII RAF pilot, one of the last remaining 'Dambusters,' dies at 100

Lawrence "Benny" Goodman was a "Jewish hidden hero" who played an instrumental part in British air campaigns against Nazi infrastructure.

Jewish WWII RAF pilot, one of last remaining 'Dambusters,' dies

Gratuitous cruelty in WWII Poland

We need all the stories. We need the details. Even then, we will never know it all, comprehend it all. Op-ed.

Gratuitous cruelty in WWII Poland

Lou Ottens, Philips engineer responsible for creation of cassette tape, dies at 94

Dutch engineer spent WWII youth using his skills to build a radio that would bypass Nazi signal jamming & later invented the cassette tape.

Inventor of the cassette tape dies at 94

Reflections on Pearl Harbor Day

Japan's surprise attack on the US naval base caused the US to enter WWII. As FDR said, it is "a date that will live in infamy:" Op-ed.

Reflections on Pearl Harbor Day

June 6, 1944, D-Day: The invasion that saved the world

The Nazis had a superior position, but the allies had  the will and determination of the heroes who stormed the beaches of Normandy. Op-ed.

June 6, 1944, D-Day: The invasion that saved the world

How WWII Jewish refugees to the UK formed the world famous Amadeus Quartet

One silver lining in the darkness of war, writes this UK author and editor, was the arrival in Britain of Jewish refugees. Op-ed for VE Day

How WWII Jewish refugees formed the world famous Amadeus Quartetplayer

Dutch Red Cross apologizes for failing Jews in WWII

Organization offers 'deep apologies' after being criticized by research institute for 'docilely following' Nazi instructions during WWII.

Dutch Red Cross apologizes for failing Jews in WWII

Books stolen from WWII Polish Jews donated to foundation

Most books come from former collections of Jewish Theological Seminary of Fränkel Foundation in Wroclaw.

Books stolen from WWII Polish Jews donated to foundation

WWII vet goes skydiving

A World War II veteran celebrates his 96th birthday by jumping from a plane.

WWII vet goes skydiving player

Will Raoul Wallenberg's fate finally become known?

New initiative launched to find out the truth about the brave Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews in WWII.

Will Raoul Wallenberg's fate finally become known?

Anne Frank House Donates Copies of Diary to Japan

Anne Frank House donates to Japanese libraries following the vandalism of hundreds of copies of Frank's diary.

Anne Frank House Donates Copies of Diary to Japan

Greek Jewish Community Takes Germany to Court

Jews in Thessaloniki seeking the return of a ransom paid to Nazis to free thousands of slave laborers who were still sent to death camps.

Greek Jewish Community Takes Germany to Court

One Word for Six Million Souls

Arutz Sheva radio host's poignant new book memorializing the 6 million Jewish Holocaust victims has caught international attention.

One Word for Six Million Souls

Hungarian Jews Seek Return of Looted Scrolls

Hungarian Jewish leaders talking with Russia over the return of a collection of religious items looted by the Red Army.

Hungarian Jews Seek Return of Scrolls Looted During WWII

Hungarian Jews Pull Out of Holocaust Memorial

Hungary's largest Jewish organization pulls out of Holocaust memorial year, says PM Orban is "ignoring" the sensitivities of survivors.

Hungarian Jews Pull Out of Holocaust Memorial

Croatia Investigates Alleged Nazi Guard

Croatian prosecutors open a war crimes investigation against 90-year-old suspected of having been a guard in several Nazi camps.

Croatia Opens Investigation Against Alleged Auschwitz Guard

Germany to Boost Efforts to Return Looted Art

Germany's culture minister says the country will add funding for efforts to return Nazi-looted art to their rightful owners.

Germany to Boost Efforts to Return Looted Art to Owners

In Holocaust 'America and US Jews Did Nothing'

After Bennett asks where US was in Holocaust during Auschwitz visit, Langfan cites Yad Vashem historical analysis to answer.

In Holocaust 'America and US Jews Did Nothing'

UN Exhibit to Honor March of the Living

When You Listen to a Witness, You Become a Witness is new UN exhibition that will open next week.

UN Exhibit to Honor March of the Living

Hungarian Jews a Boycott of Holocaust Memorials

Jewish leaders in Hungary the government is whitewashing the country's role in the deportation of Jews to Nazi camps.

Hungarian Jews Threaten to Boycott Holocaust Memorial Events

Polish Opposition: Don't Say 'Polish Death Camp'

Poland opposition's bill would impose prison sentences on those who say Nazi concentration camps were "Polish camps."

Polish Opposition: Don't Say 'Polish Death Camp'

New Law Would Make Ease Return of Looted Art

German state Bavaria drafting a law to ease the return of Nazi-looted art to its rightful owners.

New German Law Would Make Ease Return of Looted Art to Owners

Vienna Philharmonic Strips Nazis of Honors

Famed Vienna Philharmonic quietly strips six former senior Nazi officials of honors awarded them.

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Strips Nazi Officials of Honors

Israel Asks Germany to Keep Art in Jewish Hands

Deputy FM Elkin urges Germany to give any Jewish-owned art from Munich trove to Jewish or Israeli museums if heirs are not found.

Israel Asks Germany to Keep Stolen Art in Jewish Hands

UN Chief at Auschwitz: A Terrible Horror

"The United Nations is committed to the work of Holocaust remembrance and education," says Ban Ki-moon during visit to Auschwitz.

UN Chief at Auschwitz: A Terrible Horror

Germany to Speed Up Search for Looted Art's Owners

Amid pressure, the German government will speed up research into the rightful ownership of artworks looted by the Nazis.

Germany to Speed Up Search for Owners of Looted Art

Looted Art May be Returned to Munich Man

Some paintings in an art trove looted by the Nazis may be returned to the Munich man in whose apartment they were discovered.

Germany: Some of Looted Art Trove May be Returned to Munich Man

Experts: Not Easy to Track Owners of Looted Art

Identifying the rightful owners of a vast trove of art looted by the Nazis will be an enormous task, say experts.

Experts: It Won't be Easy to Track Owners of Looted Art

Statue of Hungary's Hitler Ally Causes Protests

Demonstrators stage rival rallies in Budapest, where a bust of Miklos Horthy, an ally of Adolf Hitler, was unveiled.

Statue of Hungary's Hitler Ally Causes Protests

Germany Finds 1,500 Paintings Stolen by Nazis

Nearly 1,500 priceless paintings that were stolen by the Nazis have been discovered in a flat in Munich.

Germany Finds 1,500 Paintings Stolen by Nazis

Peres Thanks Denmark for Saving Jews During WWII

President Shimon Peres hosts Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, who is on his first visit to Israel.

Peres Thanks Denmark for Saving Jews During WWII

Body of Nazi War Criminal Disappeared

Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke's family has lost track of his body, claims lawyer Paolo Giachini.

Body of Nazi War Criminal Disappeared, Says Lawyer

Nazi War Criminal's Funeral Interrupted

The funeral of Erich Priebke in a town near Rome was interrupted as hundreds of angry people protested against it.

Nazi War Criminal's Funeral Interrupted Amid Protests

Hungary's Deputy PM: We Turned Our Backs on Jews

Hungary must acknowledge its role during the Holocaust, the country's deputy prime minister says.

Hungary's Deputy PM: We Turned Our Backs on Jews