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Defense Minister Benny Gantz presents medals to WW2 veterans

Gantz & Defense Ministry staff lit candles with three veterans and paid tribute to their heroism.

Defense Minister Gantz presents medals to WW2 veterans

'I put two bullets in German officer's head'

French Resistance heroine Madeleine Riffaud recalls how she led Resistance soldiers in the fight against Germany during World War II.

'I put two bullets in German officer's head'

Deportation of Nazi ignites partisan debate in US

Trump administration's announcement of deportation of SS guard from concentration camp sparks partisan fight.

Deportation of Nazi ignites partisan debate in US

Long-lost Hitler painting discovered?

The unique painting said to be by Nazi leader shows the old Vienna fortifications and is signed “A. Hitler”.

Long-lost Hitler painting discovered?player

75 Years: Pearl Harbor and the Jewish Question

The surprise Japanese attack on the US led to tremendous upheavals – on both international and personal levels.

75 Years: Pearl Harbor and the Jewish Question

WWII vet reunited with survivor he liberated

Sid Shafner and Marcel Levy forged a close friendship after Shafner liberated Dachau concentration camp, but the two lost touch for decades.

Watch: WWII vet reunited with Holocaust survivor he liberatedplayer

German Jew-turned US spy against the Nazis, dies

Frederick Mayer, who fled Nazi Germany, risked his life posing as a German officer after parachuting back seven years later.

German Jew-turned US spy against the Nazis, dies at 94

‘No cure for anti-Semite, he is born with it’

Jewish World War II veterans receive homage during International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony.

WWII veteran: ‘No cure for anti-Semite, he is born with it’player

UK Museum: Anti-Nazi Jewish Brigade 'Terrorists'

London's Imperial War Museum removes offensive display, which labeled legendary Jewish Brigade fighters 'terrorists.'

UK Museum Calls Jews Who Fought Nazi Germany 'Terrorists'

Knesset Dedicates Torah for Jewish WW2 Veterans

In rare and beautiful show of Jewish unity, MKs, leaders from across the spectrum dedicate Torah to Jews who fell fighting Nazism.

Pictures: Knesset Unity as Torah Dedicated for Jewish WW2 Vets

Hitler's Secret Champagne Stash Found in Saxony

Cognac found in cellars six stories under historic villa, restaurant owner reveals find to European newspapers.

Hitler's Secret Champagne Stash Found in Saxony

France Honors Four Nazi Resistance Fighters

Fighters to be inducted into the Pantheon mausoleum in honor of the 70th anniversary of the war's end.

France Honors Four Nazi Resistance Fighters

Japan Defends UNESCO Plan for Kamikaze Letters

A party of history, or glorifying the brutality of war? Letters from Japanese pilots cause uproar.

Japan City Defends UNESCO Listing Plan for Kamikaze Letters

Europe, US Mark 70 Since Allies 'Saved the World'

Ceremonies held throughout Europe and in US to remember World War II victory, warn of modern threats of evil.

Europe, US Mark 70 Years Since Allies 'Saved the World'

Rivlin Honors 1.5 Million 'Jewish Heroes' of WW2

Rivlin speaks at ceremony marking 70 years since end of war, tells Jewish veterans they connected Jewish warriors past and future.

President Honors 1.5 Million 'Jewish Heroes' of World War Two

Prosor to UN: Islamists are Today's Nazis

Israeli ambassador says at 70th anniversary of WWII's end that Islamists as dangerous as Nazis, 'Jewish lives can't be entrusted to others.'

Prosor to UN: Nazi Tyranny Alive and Well Among Islamistsplayer

Resistance Fighter 'Waiting to Die' at Dachau

Clement Quentin retells the horrors of being a Nazi guinea pig ahead of 70th anniversary ceremony of its liberation this Sunday.

Testimony: French Resistance Fighter 'Waiting to Die' at Dachau

Hollande Warns the Holocaust 'Could Yet Return'

Ceremonies in Germany, Croatia and France death camps recall the genocidal horrors, warn that the 'fight has not ended.'

Hollande Warns the Holocaust 'Could Yet Return'

Robert Wolfe: The Holocaust History 'Warrior'

The passing of chief archivist of Nazi crimes is also the end of an era.

Robert Wolfe: The Holocaust History 'Warrior'

Czech MP: Church was a Partner in the Holocaust

Czech MP causes storm after accusing the Catholic Church of agreeing to massacre of Jews, helping Nazis escape justice.

Czech MP: Catholic Church was a Partner in Nazis War Crimes

Hungarian Town Won't Honor Anti-Semitic Dictator

Far-right Jobbik party had fronted campaign to name part of Gyomro's town square after Nazi-Allied leader; Mayor issues apology.

Hungary: Town Scraps Plans to Honor Anti-Semitic WWII Dictator

'English Schindler' to Receive Czech Award at 105

British hero saved Jewish children from the Nazis, remained quiet over the lifesaving mission for 50 years.

'English Schindler' to Receive Czech Award at 105

A Jewish Rennaissance in Krakow

'Israel Days in Krakow' bring in the crowds as students take pride in their Jewish identity.

A Jewish Rennaissance in Krakow

US Army Cut To Smallest Since Pre-World War II

New budget has army at smallest size since 1940, shunning traditional wisdom to prepare for two simultaneous conventional war fronts.

US Army Cut To Smallest Size Since Pre-World War II

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

Senior General: US in Greatest Danger Since 30s

Senior analyst Gen. McInerney warns that US is in comparable danger to pre-WWII period, specifically from Russian and Iranian hegemonies.

Senior General: US in Greatest Danger Since 1930splayer

Finland Apologizes for 1938 Anti-Semitism

In a small but symbolic gesture, Finnish Amateur Athletic Association apologizes for unfairly denying Jewish athlete's 1938 victory.

Finland: Apology for 'Anti-Semitic' Athletics Ruling in 1938

Hitler's Bodyguard Dies

Rochus Misch, last surviving witness of Adolf Hitler's final days, dies aged 96.

Hitler's Bodyguard Dies