Jul 14, 2014

Plane's swastika banner spurs criticism around NYC

A banner aiming to change people’s minds about what swastikas stand for has stirred outrage after it flew over beaches in New York City and on Long Island. Some beachgoers were appalled and officials fielded complaints after a plane toted the banner Saturday. The ...

Nazi poster child recalls ordeal

Jul 10, 2014

Nazi poster child recalls ordeal

For the German photographer who chose a picture of a Jewish girl as the ideal Aryan for Nazi propagandists, it was a sly joke. For her family, it became a terrifying ordeal. Hessy Taft was 6 months old in 1935 when her mother took ...

Jul 9, 2014

Nazi poster baby turns out to be Jewish

A U.S. Jewish woman has given the Yad Vashem memorial to the Holocaust a magazine cover of her as a baby that the Nazis used as an Aryan poster child. The mother of Hessy Taft, born in Berlin in 1934 of Jewish parents, took ...

U.S. man, 89, is held on Nazi death camp charges

Jun 19, 2014

U.S. man, 89, is held on Nazi death camp charges

An 89-year-old Philadelphia man was ordered held without bail Wednesday on a German arrest warrant charging him with aiding and abetting the killing of 216,000 Jewish men, women and children while he was a guard at the Auschwitz death camp. The man, retired toolmaker ...

Attending Normandy anniversary not always a presidential tradition

Jun 6, 2014

Attending Normandy anniversary not always a presidential tradition

President Barack Obama is the fourth sitting president to attend a D-Day anniversary observance in Normandy and the only one to visit the site of the Allied invasion twice during his presidency for an anniversary. It was not always a presidential tradition. Ronald Reagan ...

Quiet survivor of Bataan Death March dies at 96

Jun 6, 2014

Quiet survivor of Bataan Death March dies at 96

Elias Saavedra, one of the last survivors of the Bataan Death March in World War II, died Wednesday. He was 96. Saavedra died of natural causes at his New Mexico home after battling a number of illnesses, his son, Alfred, said. Born in 1918, ...

Vets, visitors flock to Normandy to remember D-Day

Jun 6, 2014

Vets, visitors flock to Normandy to remember D-Day

Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy this week, including some of the few remaining survivors of the largest sea-borne invasion ever mounted. World leaders and dignitaries including President ...

France lifts restrictions on D-Day video coverage

Jun 5, 2014

France lifts restrictions on D-Day video coverage

France on Wednesday dropped restrictions on live video coverage of ceremonies this week marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, ensuring that millions of viewers across the world will be able to watch the event as it unfolds. The French president’s ...