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  • Originally published 03/29/2016

    Guam WWII survivors to sue U.S. government for reparations

    A group of advocates are working to finalize a nonprofit organization called Guam World War II Reparations Advocates Inc., which plans to sue the U.S. government in hopes that survivors finally receive compensation the group believes they deserve.

  • Originally published 01/12/2016

    Father of Koch Brothers Helped Build Nazi Oil Refinery, Book Says

    The book is largely focused on the Koch family, stretching back to its involvement in the far-right John Birch Society and the political and business activities of the father, Fred C. Koch, who found some of his earliest business success overseas in the years leading up to World War II.

  • Originally published 08/05/2015

    The Ugly and Forgotten Legacy of Potsdam

    Bradley Brewer

    The United States was complicit in legalizing the largest episode of ethnic cleansing that occurred in the twentieth century when 12,000,000 to 16,000,000 Germans came to be expelled from their historic homelands.

  • Originally published 05/10/2015

    Russia stages WW2 victory parade as Ukraine bristles

    Tanks and troops paraded across Moscow's Red Square on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany, an event boycotted by Western leaders over Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis.

  • Originally published 04/12/2015

    Remembering our Greatest Mission

    William Lambers

    It was an operation over the Netherlands near the end of World War II. It was not bombs they were dropping — it was food.

  • Originally published 03/30/2015

    Moscow's Twisted History Lessons

    Maxim Trudolyubov

    Putin bends the narrative of Russia's past to justify his mission to reclaim the country's lost glory.

  • Originally published 03/24/2015

    Mass Exodus of Germans From Eastern Europe: The Last Nazi War Crime

    Eva Hahnova

    Czech historian Eva Hahnova has challenged attempts to rewrite the history of the Second World War, including the story of the mass exodus of Germans from Eastern Europe at the end of the war, which she calls the last massive crime committed by the Nazi regime.

  • Originally published 03/16/2015

    History holds Asia hostage

    As the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II approaches, some Asian nations are resurrecting the ghosts of history.

  • Originally published 03/10/2015

    The Secret Anglo-American Empire of Intelligence

    Robert Whitaker

    The Second World War saw the security partnership between America and Britain go from a temporary marriage of convenience to a seemingly eternal aspect of the special relationship.

  • Originally published 03/04/2015

    South Korean President Urges Japan to Admit Past Wrongs

    President Park Geun-hye of South Korea urged Japan to have the “courage and honesty” to admit to its historical wrongdoings against Koreans and other Asians, including its enslavement of Korean women in military brothels during World War II.

  • Originally published 02/27/2015

    Putin’s war of words, decoded

    Elizabeth Wood

    The current Russian mythologizing of World War II contains a number of outright falsifications and dangerous tendencies.

  • Originally published 02/02/2015

    Why the Nazis Were Desperate for Gold

    George M. Taber

    It was the greatest robbery in world history. During World War II, the German Nazi government robbed more than 600 tons of European gold.

  • Originally published 12/02/2014

    This Is Why We Should Remember the Battle of Okinawa

    Ota Masahide

    The Battle of Okinawa was distinct from all other battles in the Pacific War in that it was fought in one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, with the majority of the resident civilian population still present.