George Hickman Jr., a flight mechanic with the famed Tuskegee Airmen, has died, according to a spokeswoman for the group.
An elderly man suspected of Nazi war crimes has been arrested in Hungary, prosecutors said Wednesday, after a worldwide Jewish rights organization discovered him living in Budapest.
A worldwide Jewish rights organization is pushing Hungarian authorities to prosecute a man it claims is a Nazi war criminal, recently discovered in Budapest, Hungary, who allegedly sent more than 15,000 Jews to Auschwitz in the spring of 1944.
An estimated 6 million Jews died at the hands of the Nazis and their allies during the Holocaust. Hundreds of thousands more suffered, but somehow survived, in concentration camps. And some escaped, savoring freedom they otherwise never would have known.
All eyes are on London this summer. The Olympic Games begin next month; earlier this month, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee provided glorious pictures and joyous sounds to the watching world.
People in London step up to CNN's Open Mic and deliver their messages to Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubilee.
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Congress holds a Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Japanese-American World War II Veterans.
The Polish prime minister on Wednesday reacted strongly to what the White House said was a mistake by President Barack Obama during a Medal of Freedom ceremony.
The White House says President Obama misspoke by referring to a Nazi death camp as a Polish one.
The crowds continue to visit the dead.
A small Polish wild horse that was used in Nazi experiments during the 1930s has become the center of wetland regeneration efforts across parts of Europe.
Greek president Karolos Papoulias proposes a technocratic government after coalition talks fail to produce anything.
A Jewish group in Greece has condemned the leader of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party over comments he made about the Holocaust in a TV interview.
As Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, CNN's Kevin Flower reports on a political debate behind the scenes.
CNN's David McKenzie reports on the declassified story of the hunt for Adolph Eichmann, the architect of the holocaust.
President Barack Obama has now done what every president since Franklin D. Roosevelt has done -- visited the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
For 70 years, survivors of the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor have captivated listeners with their firsthand accounts, recalling buddies who died in their arms or the glasses worn by a low-flying Japanese pilot.
Survivors mark the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack amid dwindling ranks. CNN's Greg Black reports.
Survivors of the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor gathered Wednesday to remember the 2,400 people who lost their lives exactly 70 years ago.
A journalist says people do have to leave from time to time when a bomb is discovered in Germany.
Alison Shein considers herself an amateur genealogist, spending hours online searching for information about family members she never knew.
On November 2, Lt. Susumu Ito with other members of the 442nd RCT will be honored with a Congressional Gold Medal.
Out of sheer boredom, Susumu Ito, in World War II, became a forward artillery observer, one of the most dangerous jobs available.
Federal authorities seized a masterpiece painting from about 1538 from a Tallahassee, Florida, museum because it was stolen as part of the Nazi plunder of World War II, prosecutors said Friday.
A Jewish human rights organization on Monday called for Thailand's Christian leaders to condemn a parade at the Sacred Heart School in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in which participating students wearing Nazi uniforms performed "Sieg Heil" salutes.
Seven decades after Nazi forces looted the National Museum in Warsaw during World War II, two paintings by treasured Polish artist Julian Falat were repatriated in a ceremony Thursday night, according to a statement from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
A 90-year-old Michigan man who officials say rounded up and shot Jews in Nazi death camps during World War II is a step closer to being deported, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.
The soldiers came for her at night. They took the girl to a barrack and forced her to watch a woman get raped.
A German court finds John Demjanjuk guilty of being involved in the murders of thousands at a Nazi camp.
A German court convicted onetime Ohio auto worker John Demjanjuk on Thursday in the murder of tens of thousands of Jews at a Nazi concentration camp, capping a 30-year legal saga.
A year after his death at 91, J.D. Salinger is known, above all else, as the author of "The Catcher in the Rye." Since its publication in 1951, identifying with Holden Caulfield has become an American rite of passage.
CNN's Don Lemon talks to Dr. Mark Goulston about the new rule changes for troops suffering from PTSD.
Richard "Dick" Winters, a decorated hero of World War II and the central figure in the book and miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died. He would have turned 93 years old in February.
WWII Veteran Chris Maurer sees the WWII memorial in Washington for the first time thanks to Honor Flight.
In the days before there was an organized baseball draft, there was a military draft.
Ohio congressional candidate Rich Iott has come under fire for participating in German SS reenactments.
British Prime Minister David Cameron, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will join hundreds of veterans Sunday to commemorate the 65th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day, or VJ Day, which was Saturday.
Prime Minister David Cameron walks in a procession honoring fallen British troops on the 65th anniversary of VJ Day.
The roof is cracking at the place where the British cracked the Enigma code in World War II. So are the roads and fences.
A German court sentences an 88-year-old former Nazi hitman to life in prison for 3 civilian kilings during World War II.
Women pilots of WWII were honored for the first time with the Congressional Gold medal, Congress's highest honor.
Jerry Yellin has spent most of his life trying to forget about the stench of death on the island of Iwo Jima 65 years ago.
One of America's top World War II fighter pilots, an African-American who took on Nazis abroad and racism at home, was laid to rest Friday at Arlington National Cemetery.
The aging veterans gingerly walk from the plane in the nation's capital. Some get pushed in wheelchairs. A brass band strikes up World War II era tunes. Strangers rise to their feet and clap their hands.
Honor Flight flies WWII veterans to see their memorial in Washington at no charge. A CNN crew went along on a recent trip.
Some reviewers have called "Saving Private Ryan," Steven Spielberg's World War II film about D-Day and the search for a soldier, one of the greatest war movies.
Only six fallen troops have received the Medal of Honor during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Barbara Starr explores why.
When President Obama gave a Medal of Honor to Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti's family this week, it was just the sixth time the nation's highest medal for valor has been awarded to a hero of the current conflicts.
Around the world, commemorations have taken place this month to mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.
Leading classical musicians perform in Krakow, Poland, marking the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.
At least 20 world leaders gathered Tuesday in Poland to commemorate the start of World War II 70 years ago -- a conflict in which 6 million Poles died.
65 years after D-Day, a handful of veterans visited the WWII Memorial in Washington for the first time. CNN's Elaine Quijano reports.
I knew my first visit to the American Cemetery at Normandy would be emotional, but I really had no idea I'd be tearing up literally within about eight minutes of walking the rows of bone-white gravestones.
CNN's Rick Vincent reports on the somber ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of D-Day.
World leaders gave thanks Saturday to military veterans for their efforts in the D-Day landings of 65 years ago at a ceremony in northwest France, warning that their legacy must not be forgotten as the world faces renewed threats of tyranny.
The forthcoming trial in Germany of John Demjanjuk could be the last occasion on which a Nazi war crimes suspect faces prosecution.
CNN's Atika Shubert reports from Ludlow, England, where Adolf Hitler's watercolors are being auctioned.
An immigration judge with the U.S. Justice Department has granted a stay to John Demjanjuk, the Nazi war crimes suspect who had been ordered deported to Germany, his lawyer said Friday.
France bears responsibility for deporting Jews to their deaths in concentration camps during World War II, the country's highest court ruled Monday.
A World War II medic describes telling a man how his brother died in his arms 63 years ago at a Nazi slave camp.
Photojournalist John Torigoe introduces us to a family that had brothers fighting on both sides of WWII.
We must never forget the stories of past wars. Photojournalist Jim Castel sits down with a WWII vet to reminisce.
A state-run Chinese newspaper expressed relief Monday that senior Japanese officials had dismissed the country's air force chief after he denied Japan's aggression before and during World War II.
At 94, Barbara Podoski finally gets to tell the story of how she punched a German sergeant in the face during World War II, when she was a secret U.S. interrogator.
Barbara Podoski punched a German sergeant in the face during World War II when she was a secret U.S. interrogator.
CNN's Diana Magnay reports on the beheading of a wax Adolf Hitler in Berlin, Germany's, Madame Tussauds.
Madame Tussauds says it will repair the wax figure of Adolf Hitler beheaded by a visitor over the weekend and return it to its Berlin exhibition space as soon as possible.
A historic flyover honors the 30,000 American airmen who gave their lives flying from British bases during WWII.
A report from the U.S. State Department details "an upsurge" across the world of anti-Semitism -- hostility and discrimination toward Jewish people.
ITN's Elodie Harper reports on recently released files that reveal British security services hired an astrologer to try to defeat Adolf Hitler.
Kurt Vonnegut, whose absurdist visions and cynical outlook infused such books as "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Cat's Cradle," has died. He was 84.
Remains of a U.S. Navy sailor who was listed as missing in action after Japan's 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified and will be returned to his family, the Department of Defense said.
We will stay in Iraq, the president and his aides keep saying, until we have achieved victory. But how will we know when that is? What does victory look like these days?
A decaying address book. A black plastic comb. A dirty penny.
Use this explainer to help students understand the history of World War II, a topic relevant to current news.
U.S. President George W. Bush and French President Jacques Chirac have stressed their joint support for democratic strides being made in Iraq, although the French leader admitted he was troubled by the "level of chaos" in the Mideast country.
President Bush arrived in Paris Saturday as part of a 36-hour European trip designed to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy and drum up support for the war in Iraq.
It began as one of the greatest secrets in history. But by the end of June 6, 1944, the world knew the Normandy invasion was under way, turning the tide in World War II.
Invoking the words of Ronald Reagan, President Bush on Wednesday compared the war in Iraq and the fight against terrorism to World War II and the battle against communism.
Among decorated veterans, at a place they now call their own, Michel Thomas is decorated for the first time -- at age 90.
In dedicating the World War II Memorial, President Bush addressed more than 140,000 people who had gathered on Washington's National Mall.
Thousands of people gathered on Washington's National Mall on Saturday to pay tribute to the millions of Americans who served during World War II in the military and on the home front.
A day before the dedication of the National World War II Memorial, and almost 60 years after the end of the war, CNN's Paula Zahn spoke with three American WWII veterans about what this tribute to their service means.
This Memorial Day weekend marks the dedication of the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
A highlight of the Memorial Day weekend will be Saturday's dedication of the National World War II Memorial, which caps the 16-year effort to honor the spirit and sacrifice of America's involvement in World War II.
When you meet Pennsylvanian Robert Collins, radioman second class United States Navy (ret.) on a visit to the new World War Two Memorial in the nation's capital, you no longer care who was right or wrong in the argument over whether it should have been built on the mall between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.
Through the years, members of America's armed forces have been court-martialed for bolting from the Battle of the Bulge, failing to zigzag a ship under attack, misplacing secrets that ended up in a Moscow newspaper and all manner of sexual misconduct.
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