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Belgium opens investigation into role in WWII railway deportations

Belgian government looking into role of national railway company in transport of Jews and other to death camps during World War II.

Belgium opens investigation into role in WWII railway transports

UK government closing compensation fund for victims of Nazis

Fund launched two decades ago to compensate victims of the Nazis who had assets confiscated by the British government is set to close.

UK government closing compensation fund for victims of Nazis

Russia agrees to return pre-WWII Greek Jewish archives

Russia has agreed to return to Greece the pre-World War II archives of the Jewish communities stolen by the Nazis.

Russia agrees to return pre-WWII Greek Jewish archives

84-year old German man fined for keeping Nazi tank in his underground garage

The man's collection also included a torpedo, mortars, anti-aircraft guns, machine guns, automatic pistols and 1,500 rounds of ammunition.

84-year old German man fined for keeping Nazi tank in his garage

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

Photo of Hitler hugging girl with Jewish ancestry nets $11,520

Photograph of Nazi leader hugging girl with Jewish grandmother sells for $11,520 at auction.

Photo of Hitler hugging girl with Jewish ancestry nets $11,520

Argentina’s Parliament honors citizens who fought Nazis

The 17 remaining survivors of the original 5,000 volunteers received the tribute and a certificate during last week’s ceremony.

Argentina’s Parliament honors citizens who fought Nazis

UK ignored rise of anti-Semitism in WWII, documents show

Newly-released documents show British authorities ignored massive increase in anti-Semitism in UK during World War II.

UK ignored rise of anti-Semitism in WWII, documents show

The July 1938 Conference that sealed the fate of European Jewry

The Evian Conference on Jewish refugees from Nazism gave Hitler the green light to implement the Final Solution.

The July 1938 Conference that sealed the fate of European Jewry

Jerry Yellin, pilot of last combat mission of WW2, dies at 93

'Last fighter pilot' passes away 72 years after leading final mission over Japan in World WAR 2.

Jerry Yellin, pilot of last combat mission of WW2, dies at 93

Germany rejects Polish call for more WWII reparations

Agreement made in 1953 remains binding, German official says.

Germany rejects Polish call for more WWII reparations

Warsaw residents join Shabbat dinner to mark anniversary of WW2

Jews, non-Jews join together to mark anniversary of Nazi invasion of Poland.

Warsaw residents join Shabbat dinner to mark anniversary of WW2

World War II bomb forces evacuation of 60,000 in Frankfurt

Massive evacuation planned after construction workers find unexploded British bomb from World War II .

World War II bomb forces evacuation of 60,000 in Frankfurt

Unexploded WWII bomb found at nuclear power plant

Bomb squad called in after bomb dropped by US on Japan during WWII found on premises of Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Unexploded WWII bomb found at nuclear power plant

Watch how one WWII Veteran tricked 15,000 German soldiers

Captain T. Moffat Burris recalls how he and his two-man army tricked an entire German Panzer Corps to surrender to him in 1945.

Watch how one WWII Veteran tricked 15,000 German soldiersplayer

Poland's WWII museum gets caught in political crosshairs

Critics slam Polish WWII museum for neglecting 'Polish perspective' on war.

Poland's WWII museum gets caught in political crosshairs

Croatian Jews to boycott Shoah memorial over whitewashing

Croatian Jewish community to boycott country's Holocaust memorial in protest against whitewashing of World War 2 regime's crimes.

Croatian Jews to boycott Shoah memorial over whitewashing

Soldier who protected 200 American-Jewish POWs to be awarded

An American POW who protected 200 American-Jewish POWs during World War II will be posthumously honored.

Soldier who protected 200 American-Jewish POWs to be awarded