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Jews slam Polish PM for calling WWII restitution a win for Hitler

Warsaw - The World Jewish Congress on Monday condemned the Polish prime minister for saying that holding Poland liable for the restitution of Jewish property seized by the Nazis during WWII would hand a "posthumous victory" to Hitler.

Outcry over German biscuit heiress's forced labour claim

Berlin - An heiress of the Bahlsen biscuit empire in Germany has sparked uproar over her claim that her company treated forced workers "well" during World War II.

Microscopic remains of Nazi victims buried in Berlin

Berlin - More than seven decades after World War II ended, more than 300 tiny pieces of human tissue from political prisoners executed by the Nazis were finally buried Monday at a Berlin cemetery.

Microscopic remains of Nazi victims to be buried in Berlin

Berlin - More than seven decades after World War II ended, over 300 tiny pieces of human tissue from political prisoners executed by the Nazis will be buried Monday at a Berlin cemetery.

Remains of Nazi victims to be buried in Berlin, decades late

Berlin - More than seven decades after the end of World War II, the remains of political prisoners executed by the Nazis and dissected for research will be given a proper burial in Berlin.

Putin hails military might on WWII Victory Day

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin vowed to ensure Russia's military strength as the country on Thursday marked World War II Victory Day, an event that has become increasingly important over his two-decade rule.

Putin hails military might on WWII Victory Day

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin vowed to ensure Russia's military capabilities as the country on Thursday marked World War II Victory Day, a commemoration that has become increasingly important over his two-decade rule.

In Russia, thousands search for remains of Soviet war dead

Sinyavino - A skull and bones laid out carefully on a piece of oilcloth are all that remain of a Red Army soldier who died fighting the Nazis outside Leningrad, now Saint Petersburg.

Paris police ban 'yellow vest' protests near WWII commemorations

Paris - Paris police said "yellow vest" protesters whose weekly demonstrations have caused vandalism and security headaches will be barred from Paris's famed Champs-Elysees avenue on Wednesday during commemorations of the end of World War II.

Dutch queen planned to swap Nazis for Belgian king

Den Haag - Former Dutch queen Wilhelmina tried to broker a deal through the Vatican to help senior Nazis flee Europe in exchange for the release of Belgium's King Leopold III, according to a report Tuesday.

Japan PM Abe sends offering to Yasukuni war shrine

Apo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine, seen by Asian neighbours as a symbol of Japan's militarist past.The Tokyo shrine honours 2.

Trump to attend 75th anniversary of Normandy landings in France

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will attend ceremonies to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy that broke Nazi Germany's grip on France."I'll be there," he told reporters in the White House.

Russia angry at Poland over WWII anniversary snub

Moscow - Russia expressed anger Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin has not been invited to ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II in Poland later this year.

Croatia's Serbs, Jews to snub WWII death camp memorial

Zagreb - Croatia's Serbs and Jews said Tuesday they would snub for the fourth straight year a commemoration for the victims of the country's notorious World War II death camp saying the authorities tolerate pro-Nazi ideology.

Myanmar repatriates remains of suspected WWII US airmen

The remains of suspected American airmen killed in Myanmar during World War II were repatriated to the United States on Tuesday in the first-ever ceremony of its kind in the Southeast Asian nation, US officials said.

Germany struggles to quash Nazi war payment suspicions

Berlin - A Belgian bid to stop Berlin from paying pensions to alleged Nazi collaborators has exposed a cloud of confusion and suspicion -- including in Germany -- over payments still made to 2,000 people worldwide.

Croatian anger as school curriculum drops Anne Frank

Zagreb - A decision to drop Anne Frank's diary from Croatia's school curriculum sparked outrage in the Balkan country, with nearly 3,000 people signing a petition Thursday demanding its restitution.

Croatian anger as school curriculum drops Anne Frank

Zagreb - A decision to drop Jewish Anne Frank's diary from Croatia's school curriculum sparked outrage in the Balkan country, with nearly 3,000 people signing a petition Thursday demanding its restitution.

Sausage museum plan at ex-Nazi camp sparks outcry in Germany

Berlin - Plans to build a sausage museum at an annex of the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald Thursday sparked protests over a "lack of historical awareness" in Germany.

Polish PM says Hitler's Germany responsible for Holocaust, not Nazis

Oswiecim - Hitler's Germany was responsible for the Holocaust, not the Nazis, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Sunday, as Poland marked 74 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp."Hitler's Germany fed on fascist ideology...

Germany earmarks funds for Russian siege survivors

Moscow - Berlin and Moscow announced on Sunday that Germany had provided 12 million euros to help Russian World War II veterans and siege survivors but Moscow said it was not enough.

Animated film to spotlight bear that served in WWII

Warsaw - During World War II, Wojciech Narebski and his fellow Polish servicemen had to lift crate after heavy metal crate of artillery. Fortunately for them, one of the soldiers had superhuman strength: Corporal Wojtek, a Syrian brown bear.

French hero who saved hundreds of Jewish children dies aged 108

Paris - French Resistance hero Georges Loinger, who used his ingenuity and athletic prowess to save the lives of hundreds of Jewish children during World War II, has died at the age of 108.

Berlin man, 95, charged over 36,000 deaths in Nazi camp

Berlin - German prosecutors on Friday charged a 95-year-old man with more than 36,000 counts of accessory to murder over his alleged time as a Nazi concentration camp guard during World War II.The allegations against the accused, identified only as Hans H.

Australia, Japan to deepen defence ties after historic Darwin visit

Darwin - Australia hailed a "deeply symbolic" visit to Darwin by the Japanese Prime Minister on Friday, more than 75 years after the northern city was bombed in World War II, as the two countries vowed to deepen defence ties in the face of an emergent China.

Japan PM visits Australia's Darwin, 75 years after WWII bombing

Darwin - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a historic visit to Darwin on Friday, some 75 years after Japan bombed the northern Australian city, as the two countries cement ties in the face of an emergent China.

Ex-SS guard 'ashamed' but tells German court he's innocent

M - A former Nazi concentration camp guard Tuesday voiced his shame at having been part of the SS but told a German court he was unaware of the systematic killings there.

Ex-SS guard says he is 'ashamed' but innocent

M - A former Nazi concentration camp guard said at his trial Tuesday that he was ashamed at having been part of the SS and that he was unaware of the systematic killings there.

Germany recalls Kristallnacht as anti-Semitism, nationalism on rise

Berlin - Germany on Friday remembered victims of the Nazi pogrom that heralded the Third Reich's drive to wipe out Jews, at a time when anti-Semitism and nationalism is resurgent in the West.

German ex-SS concentration camp guard, 94, weeps at start of trial

Berlin - A former SS guard aged 94 broke down in tears Tuesday on the first day of his trial in Germany charged with complicity in mass murder at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.
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This Wikipedia photo shows a scene of destruction in a Berlin street just off the Unter den Linden, 3 July 1945
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Plaque at Perrache train station, Lyon France, in honor of the thousands of Jews who were deported to Nazi death camps during WWII
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the Himalayas shot from above 20,000 ft.
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Japanese Army attacked North Point. The chimneys belong to North Point Power Station 1941
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My father with his brother and sisters along with his Dad and Mom in 1927; immigration photo. taken in Norway before leaving.
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The Prime Minister Winston Churchill's daughter, Mary, cuts into a cake made to celebrate her 21st birthday with a midshipman's dirk on board HMS RENOWN on 15 September 1943. Her mother Clementine can be seen on the right.
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Every year, volunteers gather to pay tribute to the American forces that died in WWII at Epinal cemetery in France
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USS Atlanta, WWII
Overview of the more than 5 000 graves at Epinal in France.
Overview of the more than 5,000 graves at Epinal in France.
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This past August, the entire village of Bennwihr celebrated and honored the surviving veterans of World War II.
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Jessica Chastain stars in 'The Zookeeper's Wife'
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A Bristol Beaufighter taking off.
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my father's service medals from his service in the Canadian Forestry Corps during WWII. he wore these every Remembrance Day for the march to the cenotaph and the service. he kept them polished, unlike me.
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Mustard gas was used in WWI.
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Seal of the USS Atlanta
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