France remembers 642 victims of World War II massacre at hands of Nazis

World Jun 11, 2019

France remembers 642 victims of World War II massacre at hands of Nazis

France remembered 642 people killed in the small village of Oradour-sur-Glane 75 years ago Monday, the biggest massacre of civilians by Nazi troops during Germany's World War II occupation of France. Genevieve Darrieussecq, a junior armed forces minister, presided over ceremonies at the site near ...

Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies at 96

World Jun 4, 2019

Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies at 96

Semion Rosenfeld, the "last known survivor" of the Nazi death camp Sobibor, has died aged 96, the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency said Monday. The head of the Jewish Agency, Isaac Herzog, said he was "very sad" about the death of Rosenfeld, who he described as a ...

Rare color footage brings D-Day memories to life, 75 years on

World May 30, 2019

Rare color footage brings D-Day memories to life, 75 years on

Seventy-five years ago, Hollywood director George Stevens stood on the deck of the HMS Belfast to film the start of the D-Day invasion. The resulting black-and-white films — following Allied troops through Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the Battle of the Bulge, the horror of ...

D-Day's 75th anniversary renews interest in classrooms

World May 28, 2019

D-Day's 75th anniversary renews interest in classrooms

Kasey Turcol has just 75 minutes to explain to her high school students the importance of D-Day — and if this wasn't the 75th anniversary of the turning point in World War II, she wouldn't devote that much time to it. D-Day is not ...

Holocaust survivor and WWII vet have emotional meeting in Michigan

World May 14, 2019

Holocaust survivor and WWII vet have emotional meeting in Michigan

A Holocaust survivor welcomed to her suburban Detroit home a former soldier whose U.S. Army unit liberated the German concentration camp where she was being held. Sophie Tajch Klisman (SOH'-fee TIHK' KLIS'-mehn) on Monday greeted Doug Harvey with a hug and thanked the 95-year-old for ...

Democrat Beto O'Rourke says Trump rhetoric recalls Nazi Germany

World / Politics Apr 6, 2019

Democrat Beto O'Rourke says Trump rhetoric recalls Nazi Germany

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has compared Donald Trump's attacks on immigrants to Nazi Germany, saying at a campaign event that similar rhetoric might have been heard during the Third Reich. Addressing a town hall gathering in Carroll, Iowa late Thursday, O'Rourke recalled how ...