Tag: World War II

Former United States Marine and Navajo code talker Sam Holiday salutes the flag at a ceremony honoring the Navajo Code Talkers and their contributions to the American war effort in World War II on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at Camp Pendleton, Calif. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Navajo Code Talker Dies at 94

Samuel Tom Holiday, one of the last surviving World War II Navajo code talkers, passed away in Utah on Monday.

A flower sticks next to the writing 'Jedem das Seine' (literally: To each his own) at the gate of the Buchenwald concentration camp in Weimar, where ceremonies were held 15 April 2007 to mark the 62nd anniversary of the camp's liberation. US army units liberated 21,000 survivors here on 11 …

Search For Missing WWII Germans Drawing to Somber Close

MUNICH, Germany — Diethild Heubel pulls a precious document from a binder: a yellowed decades-old letter, neatly handwritten by her father, a German soldier taken prisoner at the end of World War II.

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Two Polish Men Detained for Hitler Birthday Concert

WARSAW, Poland — Two men have been detained in Poland on suspicion of spreading fascism by organizing a concert to mark Adolf Hitler’s birthday, a prosecutor told AFP on Sunday.

A fragment of the former Warsaw Ghetto wall in Sienna 53 street that regional official for preservation of historical sites wants put on a list of protected historical monuments, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The wall was built in 1940, when the Nazi Germans closed the area of …

Parts of Warsaw Ghetto Wall to Become Historic Monuments

WARSAW, Poland — Two sections of the wall that isolated the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II should be added to a list of historical monuments, a regional conservation official in Poland said Tuesday.

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PM Calls on Poles to Avoid Anti-Semitic Remarks

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Sunday called on Poles to refrain from making anti-Semitic statements at a time when the country is under fire over a controversial Holocaust law.

Visitors to the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews look at exhibits from the Warsaw Ghetto of the World War II, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Poland and Israel are locked in a bitter dispute over Poland's new legislation that is to regulate Holocaust speech. (AP …

Polish Official Accuses Jews of ‘Passivity’ in Holocaust

An adviser to Poland’s president says he thinks Israel’s negative reaction to a law criminalizing some statements about Poland’s actions during World War II stemmed from a “feeling of shame at the passivity of the Jews during the Holocaust.”

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Former Polish PM: ‘Of Course’ Some Poles Collaborated with Nazis

A former prime minister entered Poland’s fraught debate over a new law that prohibits discussion of Polish collusion with the Nazi Holocaust, bluntly telling a leading newspaper that “of course” there were cases of Poles collaborating in the extermination of the Jews.

A statue holding the symbol of the Euro, the European common currency, stands in front of the European Parliament building on August 16 and 2011 in Brussels, Belgium.

Polish EU Parliament VP Sacked Over Nazi Barb

The European Parliament removed Polish lawmaker Ryszard Czarnecki as the assembly’s vice president on Wednesday after he insulted a fellow Polish MEP by comparing her to a Nazi collaborator.

A man waves a Polish flag during a gathering on April 17, 2010 on Pilsudski square in Warsaw prior to a public memorial service for the 96 victims of last April 10's air crash in Smolensk that killed Poland's president Lech Kaczynski. Pedestrians and vehicles came to a halt at …

Anti-Semitic Rhetoric Rampant in Polish Debate About Holocaust Law

Israeli opposition to a law prohibiting blaming the Polish nation for Holocaust crimes has continued to spark anti-Semitic statements from officials and others in Poland, with some accusing Jews of speaking out against the bill for monetary gain.