Jun 2, 2015

Nazi mastermind Eichmann of Final Solution saw wife before execution

Israel’s state archive says Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann was allowed to see his wife shortly before his 1962 execution. The archive produced records Monday of Vera Eichmann’s visit to Israel and logs of her spending 80 minutes with her husband in prison. Israel permitted ...

Washington to gete VE Day with roaring, vintage warbird flyover

May 8, 2015

Washington to gete VE Day with roaring, vintage warbird flyover

The unmistakable roar of American warplanes that helped the Allies win World War II will thunder over Washington on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s defeat. From 12:10 pm (1610 GMT), for 45 minutes, 56 restored “warbirds” will fly in formation ...

Family, politics shape Putin's view of WWII anniversary

May 6, 2015

Family, politics shape Putin's view of WWII anniversary

Russian President Vladimir Putin grew up with tales of how his father battled the Nazis as a Red Army soldier and his mother lived through the punishing siege of Leningrad. The stories of suffering and survival were similar to those of millions of others ...

Poland recalls dark side of WWII victory

May 6, 2015

Poland recalls dark side of WWII victory

Poland on Thursday marks 70 years since the end of World War II, with an emphasis on the dark side of history: that victory over Nazi Germany triggered 45 years of Soviet domination. The anniversary comes as relations between the Kremlin and the West ...