Surviving the postwar Soviet detention camps

Aug 22, 2015

Surviving the postwar Soviet detention camps

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Japan’s surrender on Aug. 15, 1945, marked the end of the most devastating global conflict in history. While millions around Asia put down their weapons, Emperor Hirohito’s broadcast on the radio failed to end the hostilities for some 600,000 Japanese military personnel and civilians ...

Memories of the man who inspired 'Giovanni's Island'

May 4, 2015

Memories of the man who inspired 'Giovanni's Island'

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The man whose life inspired the 2014 animated film “Giovanni’s Island” has described the two years he shared with friends from the former Soviet Union and the impact of its occupation of his hometown following World War II. Hiroshi Tokuno, now 81, recalled how ...

Dec 5, 2014

Woman, 98, seeks to overturn 1950 atomic spy case conviction

A 98-year-old woman’s showdown with the federal government over her 1950 conviction in the run-up to the atomic spying trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg returns to a Manhattan courtroom. Miriam Moskowitz asked a judge earlier this year to reconsider her conviction in light ...