Eighty Years Later, Biden and Johnson Revise the Atlantic Charter for a New Era

The original was the work of Churchill and Roosevelt at the dawn of World War II. The new version pledges cooperation against 21st century global challenges and rivalries.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #churchill-winston-leonard-spencer, #cornwall-england, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #group-of-seven, #humanitarian-aid, #johnson-boris, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #northern-ireland, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states-international-relations, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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David Dushman, Soviet Soldier Who Helped Liberate Auschwitz, Dies at 98

Mr. Dushman is believed to have been the last surviving liberator of the camp. He went on to become a decorated fencer.

#auschwitz-concentration-camp, #fencing-sport, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #olympic-games-1972, #red-army-soviet-union, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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‘Apocalypse ’45’ Review: Graphic Images of Wartime

Candid testimonies from World War II veterans accompanies vivid archival footage in this immersive documentary that showcases the myths we tell ourselves about war.

#apocalypse45-movie, #documentary-films-and-programs, #japan, #nelson-erik-filmmaker, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Children of the Holocaust Who Are Anonymous No More

Researchers using enhanced, rare footage of a transport to a Nazi death camp have been able to identify some passengers, including children who survived.

#amsterdam-netherlands, #concentration-camps, #documentary-films-and-programs, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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The French Count Who Turned His Home Into a Museum to Honor His Dead Son

“Letters to Camondo,” by Edmund de Waal, is addressed to a wealthy fin-de-siècle French Jew whose elegant Parisian home is filled with priceless objets d’art — and memories of the family that once lived there.

#art, #books-and-literature, #collectors-and-collections, #de-waal-edmund, #jews-and-judaism, #letters-to-camondo-book, #museums, #paris-france, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Was Nazi Germany Defeated or Liberated? Germans Can’t Decide.

It will be very dangerous if Germany starts to see itself as a victim of the Nazis.

#germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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My Grandparents’ Immigration Lies Shaped My Father’s View of Justice

Years after fleeing Europe, my father saw himself in the Dreamers of today.

#asylum-right-of, #austria, #germany, #gerson-allan, #immigration-and-emigration, #jews-and-judaism, #kirkpatrick-jeane-j, #poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Malcolm Gladwell on the Hard Decisions of War

Gladwell’s “The Bomber Mafia” looks at the air campaign against Japan in World War II and finds a surprising hero in Curtis LeMay.

#books-and-literature, #gladwell-malcolm, #japan, #the-bomber-mafia-a-dream-a-temptation-and-the-longest-night-of-the-second-world-war-book, #united-states-air-force, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Korean Court Rejects Suit Against Japan Over Sexual Slavery

The decision contradicted an earlier court ruling in South Korea that said the Japanese government must compensate so-called comfort women.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #japan, #prostitution, #reparations, #slavery-historical, #south-korea, #women-and-girls, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Marie Supikova, Survivor of Nazi Terror in Czech Village, Dies at 88

The men of Lidice, including her father, were massacred and the women, including her mother, sent to a concentration camp. She later testified at the Nuremberg war-crimes trials.

#deaths-obituaries, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #lidice-czechoslovakia, #nuremberg-war-crimes-tribunal-1945-49, #supikova-marie-1932-2021, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Rosie Could Be a Riveter Only Because of a Care Economy. Where Is Ours?

The men and women who went to work and war during World War II were backed by the care economy — we need one too.d

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #elder-care, #infrastructure-public-works, #labor-and-jobs, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Ray Lambert, an American Hero on D-Day, Dies at 100

A medic, he pulled wounded comrades out of the water one after another while suffering grievous wounds. President Trump honored him in a ceremony.

#d-day, #deaths-obituaries, #every-man-a-hero-a-memoir-of-d-day-the-first-wave-at-omaha-beach-and-a-world-at-war-book, #lambert-ray-1920-2021, #normandy-france, #trump-donald-j, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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The U.S.S. Johnston Sank in 1944. Divers Just Visited Its Wreckage.

The shipwreck, 21,000 feet underwater, was discovered in 2019. A team of explorers has now confirmed that it was the Navy destroyer that played a key role in helping General MacArthur retake the Philippines.

#naval-history-and-heritage-command, #philippine-sea, #shipwrecks-historic, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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In New Holocaust Survivor Testimony, Hate Speech Is a Dangerous Seed

A new campaign called #ItStartedWithWords features short videos from Holocaust survivors on the origins of World War II and offers a timely message amid an outbreak of anti-Asian hate.

#conference-on-jewish-material-claims-against-germany, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #poland, #state-department, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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The Disruption of Weddings, Then and Now

During World War II and over the past year, couples learned to be resilient and flexible. A New Orleans museum keeps some memories from wartime alive.

#national-world-war-ii-museum-new-orleans-la, #new-orleans-la, #weddings-and-engagements, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Charles Coolidge, Oldest Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies at 99

A harrowing World War II firefight in France brought him the nation’s highest decoration for valor. A park, a highway and a museum are named in his honor.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #coolidge-charles-h-1921-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #medal-of-honor-us, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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To Name Unknown Soldiers Who Died, Military Mulls DNA Methods

Forensic genealogy techniques that have successfully tracked down elusive serial killers may soon be used to help identify thousands of American service members “known but to God.”

#dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #futch-melton-d-1944, #genealogy, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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He Led Hitler’s Secret Police in Austria. Then He Spied for the West.

Franz Josef Huber, responsible for deporting tens of thousands of Jews, escaped punishment with U.S. backing and went on to work for West German intelligence, newly disclosed records reveal.

#austria, #central-intelligence-agency, #cold-war-era, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #huber-franz-josef, #politics-and-government, #united-states, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Marianne Steiner, Refugee Who Found a New Life in New York, Dies at 101

She escaped Nazi Germany and recreated a comfortable life in Manhattan. She died of Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #steiner-marianne-1919-2021, #steiner-paul-1913-96, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Britain Unveils £50 Bill Honoring Alan Turing, Famed Code Breaker

The design will start circulating on June 23, the birthday of the mathematician whose work cracking German codes is credited with helping to shorten World War II.

#british-pound-currency, #cryptography-codes-and-ciphers, #great-britain, #turing-alan-m, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Adam Zagajewski, Poet of the Past’s Presence, Dies at 75

A dissident in Communist Poland in the late 1960s — his writing was banned for a time — he found wider fame as an exile in Paris and taught in the U.S.

#deaths-obituaries, #poetry-and-poets, #world-war-ii-1939-45, #writing-and-writers, #zagajewski-adam

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The Nazi-Fighting Women of the Jewish Resistance

They went undercover, smuggled revolvers in teddy bears and were bearers of the truth. Why hadn’t I heard their stories?

#holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #poland, #warsaw-poland, #women-and-girls, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Scholar of World War II Homefront Wins American History Book Prize

The New-York Historical Society award goes to a study of fractures in American society a year after Pearl Harbor, which resonates amid the pandemic today.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #barbara-and-david-zalaznick-book-prize, #books-and-literature, #campbell-tracy-1962, #humanities, #new-york-historical-society, #the-year-of-peril-america-in-1942-book, #university-of-kentucky, #world-war-ii-1939-45, #yale-university-press

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Angelina Jolie’s Churchill Painting Fetches $11.5 Million

The painting, “Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque,” was a gift to Jolie by Brad Pitt and is believed to be Churchill’s only World War II-era landscape.

#art, #auctions, #christies, #churchill-winston-leonard-spencer, #jolie-angelina, #london-england, #m-s-rau-antiques-new-orleans-la-retailer, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Salvaged From 1941 Shipwreck, Letters Reveal Wartime Love and Sacrifice

For over 70 years, the letters lay undisturbed in the wreckage of the S.S. Gairsoppa, sheltered from the ravages of ocean currents by well-positioned mail bags. Now, conservators are piecing together these undelivered messages from the past.

#archives-and-records, #letters, #postal-museum, #salvage, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Harvard Professor’s ‘Comfort Women’ Claims Stir Wake-up Call

The professor was widely criticized for writing that the women served Japanese troops willingly during World War II. A Korean survivor called the uproar a “blessing in disguise.”

#history-academic-subject, #human-trafficking, #japan, #south-korea, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Tennessee Man Who Served as Nazi Camp Guard Is Deported to Germany

The deportation of Friedrich Karl Berger capped what could be the last prosecution by the U.S. government of collaborators in Nazi war crimes.

#berger-friedrich-karl, #deportation, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #immigration-and-emigration, #oak-ridge-tenn, #rosenbaum-eli-m-1955, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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When Genocide Is Caught on Film

“The Ravine,” by Wendy Lower, investigates a rare photograph documenting the murder of Jews in Ukraine during the Holocaust, unearthing a history of perpetrators and victims.

#books-and-literature, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #lower-wendy, #photography, #the-ravine-a-family-a-photograph-a-holocaust-massacre-revealed-book, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Why Germany Prosecutes the Aged for Nazi Roles It Long Ignored

Since German courts expanded the definition of who was guilty of Holocaust atrocities, several people over 90 have been charged.

#concentration-camps, #demjanjuk-john, #dey-bruno, #elderly, #germany, #groning-oskar-1921, #hanning-reinhold, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sachsenhausen-concentration-camp, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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A Massacre in a Forest Becomes a Test of Poland’s Pushback on Wartime Blame

Two researchers are on trial for writing that a Polish mayor was complicit in a massacre. Critics say the government is trying to emphasize Polish suffering in World War II and downplay complicity in Nazi crimes.

#holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #law-and-justice-poland, #libel-and-slander, #poland, #politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Following the Trail of a Nazi Mass Murderer Who Was Never Caught

Philippe Sands’s “The Ratline” tells the story of a loving family man who was also a high-ranking Nazi official responsible for the deaths of thousands.

#books-and-literature, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #krakow-poland, #nuremberg-war-crimes-tribunal-1945-49, #roman-catholic-church, #sands-philippe-1960, #the-ratline-the-exalted-life-and-mysterious-death-of-a-nazi-fugitive-book, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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No More Lies. My Grandfather Was a Nazi.

In Lithuania, he was celebrated as a hero. But we can’t move on until we admit what he really did.

#cold-war-era, #content-type-personal-profile, #eastern-europe, #grandparents, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #kgb, #lithuania, #noreika-jonas, #putin-vladimir-v, #ussr-former-soviet-union, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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How a Historian Got Close, Maybe Too Close, to a Nazi Thief

Over nearly a decade, Jonathan Petropoulos met dozens of times with a man who helped the Nazis loot Jewish art collections, a complicated relationship he explores in “Göring’s Man in Paris.”

#archives-and-records, #art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #books-and-literature, #collectors-and-collections, #content-type-personal-profile, #europe, #goering-hermann-1893-1946, #gorings-man-in-paris-the-story-of-a-nazi-art-plunderer-and-his-world-book, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #lohse-bruno-d-2007, #paris-france, #petropoulos-jonathan, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Helga Weyhe, Germany’s Oldest Bookseller, Dies at 98

She died above the bookstore, founded in 1840, where she had worked since the waning months of World War II. She locked it up for the last time in December.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #germany, #h-weyhe-bookstore-salzwedel-germany, #salzwedel-germany, #weyhe-helga-1922-2021, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Ted Lumpkin Jr., a Tuskegee Airman, Dies at 100

In World War II, he was among a barrier-shattering group of Black pilots and support personnel. He died of complications of Covid-19.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #lumpkin-ted-1919-2020, #tuskegee-ala, #tuskegee-airmen, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Barry Goldsmith, Who Escaped, Dropped Out and Came Back, Dies at 82

Mr. Goldsmith survived the Holocaust, immigrated to the United States and built a successful career as an architect, before abandoning his life for a commune — and then coming home. He died of complications of Covid-19.

#albuquerque-nm, #barry-goldsmith, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #immigration-and-emigration, #jews-and-judaism, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Amid the Rampage at the U.S. Capitol, a Sweatshirt Stirs Troubling Memories

For those who survived the Nazi death camp, pictures of a man wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt were painful.

#auschwitz-concentration-camp, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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South Korean Court Orders Japan to Compensate Wartime Sex Slaves

The ruling, which Tokyo rejected, is likely to aggravate already chilly relations between the two key allies of the United States.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #defense-and-military-forces, #japan, #sex-crimes, #south-korea, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #women-and-girls, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Britain Has Lost Itself

My grandparents, who fled Nazi Germany for Britain, would be heartbroken to see the country today.

#europe, #european-union, #germany, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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A Beloved World War II Photo Comes to Life in a Virtual Reunion

Martin Adler, now 96, was looking for German troops in 1944 when he almost shot three Italian children. His daughter’s internet appeal brought them all together again this month.

#bologna-italy, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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The Afghan War Is Over. Did Anyone Notice?

The troops are staying, but we can declare an end to our forever war.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Remembering John le Carré: Writer, Spy, Friend

The great thriller writer was the best raconteur I have ever known.

#cold-war-era, #deaths-obituaries, #le-carre-john, #sands-philippe-1960, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Lidia Menapace, Who Fought Fascists and Sexists, Dies at 96

She was a partisan in northern Italy during World War II and denounced efforts to discount the role of women in the Resistance. She had been hospitalized with Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #italy, #lidia-menapace, #womens-rights, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Chuck Yeager, Test Pilot Who Broke the Sound Barrier, Is Dead at 97

A World War II fighter ace and Air Force general, he was, according to Tom Wolfe, “the most righteous of all the possessors of the right stuff.”

#chuck-yeager, #deaths-obituaries, #pilots, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #wolfe-tom, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Supreme Court Hears Holocaust Survivors’ Cases Against Hungary and Germany

The justices struggled to decide whether a 1976 law that bars most suits against other nations allows Jewish victims to sue over the theft of their property.

#arts-and-antiquities-looting, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #hungary, #jews-and-judaism, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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He Escaped Death as a Kamikaze Pilot. 70 Years Later, He Told His Story.

Kazuo Odachi is one of the last living members of a group never meant to survive. He wants to remind Japan that before its modern success came the sacrifices of the young pilots who gave their lives.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #defense-and-military-forces, #japan, #kazuo-odachi, #pilots, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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‘The Lessons of Nuremberg Must Be Continually Relearned’

Former Senator Christopher J. Dodd writes of his father’s role at the World War II military tribunal, and the lessons that can be drawn today.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dodd-christopher-j, #dodd-thomas-j, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #nuremberg-war-crimes-tribunal-1945-49, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Why This Billionaire Will Never Leave New York

For the cosmetics mogul and philanthropist Leonard Lauder, the city, with its museums, public transit and parks, is an explorer’s delight.

#bloomberg-michael-r, #books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #endowments, #harrison-rex, #lauder-judy-glickman, #leonard-a-lauder, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #schraffts, #whitney-museum-of-american-art, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Daniel Cordier, French Resistance Hero, Is Dead at 100

Mr. Cordier was assistant to the legendary Jean Moulin, who unified Resistance groups in Nazi-occupied France.

#daniel-cordier, #deaths-obituaries, #defense-and-military-forces, #france, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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The Sunday Read: ‘Lost in the Deep’

The epic hunt for a lost World War II aircraft carrier.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #submarines-and-submersibles, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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