World War Two

German Army Needs to Remove Nazi-Era Names: Defense Minister

The names of German military barracks honoring a handful of World War Two officers should changed to show that the country’s post-war armed forces have made a clean break from their Nazi past, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday.


Obama to Hiroshima: No Offense to World War Two Vets, Says Rhodes

President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima should not be seen as an affront to the civilians and troops — in that order — who fought the Second World War, according to White House Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications & Speechwriting Ben Rhodes.

Obama and Ben Rhodes (Reuters)

Poland Seeks Punishments For Use of ‘Polish Death Camp’ Phrase

WARSAW – Poland is drawing up new regulations to punish use of the phrase “Polish death camps” when referring to wartime Nazi concentration camps on Polish soil, Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said on Saturday. Poland has long sought to eliminate