The World War 2 Maritime Disaster that History Forgot
by Robert P. Watson
It was the mistaken sinking of the Nazi Titanic – Cap Arcona. The British bombed the ship at the end of the war, killing thousands of Holocaust survivors.
SOURCE: USA Today
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.
SOURCE: CBS News
Former "Rosie the Riveters" honored in Washington
The ceremony came more than seventy years after they helped America win World War 2.
The Forward finds that the US spy agency targeted American Jews in WW2
A review of documents released in the 1980s but unexamined until now shows the extent to which Jews were spying on Jews.
One of the last remaining Nazis goes on trial in Germany
The suspect is a 94-year-old former Nazi SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp.
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.
Historian reveals the story behind one of the world's most iconic images of war
Research has shed new light on the impact of Herbert Mason's famous picture of St Paul's Cathedral taken during the Second World War
SOURCE: Mental Floss
Hitler’s Plan to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill—at the Same Time
by David Brown
During World War II, heads of state were on high alert for assassination attempts.
This 98-Year-Old Historian’s Got Advice for You
by Vaughn Davis Bornet
You should reveal your role in making history.
China military parade commemorates WW2 victory over Japan
China has held a lavish parade in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two, showcasing its military might on an unprecedented scale.
SOURCE: Asia-Pacific Journal
Japanese historian upends the familiar narrative of WW 2 by taking a bottom up approach, focusing on fascism from the grassroots
by Ethan Mark
As a young historian researching prewar popular political movements in the early 1970s, Yoshimi Yoshiaki (b. 1946) became increasingly struck—and troubled—by the systematic inattention to popular experiences of the war period. So he wrote Grassroots Fascism: a radically different vantage on the wartime experience from the “bottom-up” and a bold attempt to break out of the constricted confines of “history in the passive voice.”
Review of Kaarel Piirimae's "Roosevelt, Churchill and the Baltic Question: Allied Relations during the Second World War"
by Maris Mantenieks
Piirimae's book, is the first comprehensive study of the "Baltic Question" in Big Three diplomacy during WWII.
World War II: From the Chinese Perspective
by Tom Clifford
The history’s more relevant than ever as Russia, China and Japan manipulate it for their ends.
SOURCE: The Conversation
How Moscow’s man in Westminster charmed Churchill out of Britain’s wartime secrets
by Gabriel Gorodetsky
Ivan Maisky had a front-row seat at some of the most pivotal events of the interwar era, recording them in the only diary to have been written by a major Soviet official during Stalin’s great terror.
What You Don’t Know About the End of World War II
by Stephen Harding
The story of the last American killed in combat in World War II – and how his death almost changed the course of history.
This Animated Data Visualization Of World War II Fatalities Is Shocking
It’s difficult to conceptualize excessively large numbers, particularly when they pertain to human tragedies. But this highly-engaging animated data visualization by Neil Halloran makes WWII-related deaths all too comprehensible.
SOURCE: The Conversation
Japan’s way of remembering World War II still infuriates its neighbors
by Sarah Hyde
Unlike Germany, Japan never faced up to its wartime crimes. School children barely know what happened.
“I Did a Rather Stupid Thing” – Searching for My Grandfather’s Private Murray in the Last Days of WW II
by Joshua Spivak (Interview by Marc Spivak)
A moving story about a historian’s investigation of his grandfather’s war story.
The Ugly and Forgotten Legacy of Potsdam
by 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.
SOURCE: National Parks Traveler
It’s a national historic site, but hardly anybody visits the Idaho internment camp where thousands of Japanese Americans were incarcerated in WW II
There’s not even a visitor’s center.
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