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Former Tuskegee airman diesupdated: Mon Aug 20 2012 20:30:00

George Hickman Jr., a flight mechanic with the famed Tuskegee Airmen, has died, according to a spokeswoman for the group.

Nazi war crimes suspect arrested in Hungaryupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 10:47:00

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.

Officials: Alleged Nazi war criminal found in Hungaryupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 21:30:00

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.

Report: Hitler ordered reprieve to Jewish manupdated: Sun Jul 08 2012 11:51:00

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.

On the queen's jubilee, thank Ike, tooupdated: Sun Jun 24 2012 16:01:00

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.

Open Mic: Messages to the Queenupdated: Sun Jun 24 2012 16:01:00

People in London step up to CNN's Open Mic and deliver their messages to Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubilee. The Bonus: Exclusive Excerpt: Road to Valorupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 11:55:00

Adapted from ROAD TO VALOR: A TRUE STORY OF WWII ITALY, THE NAZIS, AND THE CYCLIST WHO INSPIRED A NATION Copyright © 2012 by McConnon LLC. Published by Crown Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc.

Japanese WWII vets honoredupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 16:18:00

Congress holds a Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Japanese-American World War II Veterans.

Obama's words at medal ceremony cause trouble with Polandupdated: Wed May 30 2012 11:38:00

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.

Obama 'death camp' remark angers Polesupdated: Wed May 30 2012 11:38:00

The White House says President Obama misspoke by referring to a Nazi death camp as a Polish one.

Memorial tourism bears witness to tragedy updated: Mon May 28 2012 11:58:00

The crowds continue to visit the dead.

Polish pony that survived the Nazis uniting Europe's nature reservesupdated: Mon May 21 2012 09:49:00

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.

Technocracy to save Greece?updated: Tue May 15 2012 11:48:00

Greek president Karolos Papoulias proposes a technocratic government after coalition talks fail to produce anything.

Jewish group condemns remarks by leader of Greek far-right partyupdated: Tue May 15 2012 11:48:00

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.

Netanyahu invokes Holocaust with Iranupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 12:11:00

As Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, CNN's Kevin Flower reports on a political debate behind the scenes.

Museum displays Nazi hunters' toolsupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 14:25:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports on the declassified story of the hunt for Adolph Eichmann, the architect of the holocaust.

President Obama visits Pearl Harbor memorialupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 07:25:00

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.

Aging Pearl Harbor attack survivors passing on the batonupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 11:47:00

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.

Pearl Harbor, 70 years laterupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 17:48:00

Survivors mark the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack amid dwindling ranks. CNN's Greg Black reports.

Nation pauses to remember Pearl Harborupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 17:48:00

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.

Germans 'stoic' about WWII bombsupdated: Sun Dec 04 2011 12:41:00

A journalist says people do have to leave from time to time when a bomb is discovered in Germany.

Holocaust victims database aims to restore lost identities updated: Sat Nov 26 2011 10:30:00

Alison Shein considers herself an amateur genealogist, spending hours online searching for information about family members she never knew.

Susumu Ito: Veterans In Focusupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 13:50:00

On November 2, Lt. Susumu Ito with other members of the 442nd RCT will be honored with a Congressional Gold Medal.

Harvard professor among veterans to get Congressional Gold Medalupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 13:50:00

Out of sheer boredom, Susumu Ito, in World War II, became a forward artillery observer, one of the most dangerous jobs available.

Feds seize Nazi-plundered painting from Florida museumupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 18:22:00

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.

Thai school's Nazi-themed parade sparks outrageupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 05:35:00

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.

Polish paintings, stolen by Nazis, repatriated in New Yorkupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 22:42:00

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.

Former Ukrainian Nazi, 90, loses deportation appeal in Michiganupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 19:15:00

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.

Silence lifted: The untold stories of rape during the Holocaustupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 07:23:00

The soldiers came for her at night. They took the girl to a barrack and forced her to watch a woman get raped.

Demjanjuk guilty of Nazi war crimesupdated: Fri May 13 2011 12:34:00

A German court finds John Demjanjuk guilty of being involved in the murders of thousands at a Nazi camp.

Demjanjuk war crimes conviction caps 30-year battleupdated: Thu May 12 2011 14:29:00

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.

What Salinger tells us about caring for veteransupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 09:40:00

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.

Helping vets with PTSDupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 09:40:00

CNN's Don Lemon talks to Dr. Mark Goulston about the new rule changes for troops suffering from PTSD.

Central figure in 'Band of Brothers' dead at 92updated: Mon Jan 10 2011 21:22:00

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.

Honor Flight thanks veteransupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 14:59:00

WWII Veteran Chris Maurer sees the WWII memorial in Washington for the first time thanks to Honor Flight.

Ballplayers served country on battlegroundsupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 20:58:00

In the days before there was an organized baseball draft, there was a military draft.

Candidate dresses up as a Nazi soldierupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 12:26:00

Ohio congressional candidate Rich Iott has come under fire for participating in German SS reenactments.

Britain commemorates VJ Day with ceremony, receptionupdated: Sun Aug 15 2010 12:02:00

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.

England celebrates VJ Dayupdated: Sun Aug 15 2010 12:02:00

Prime Minister David Cameron walks in a procession honoring fallen British troops on the 65th anniversary of VJ Day.

Facelift for neglected WWII code-cracking HQupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 13:44:00

The roof is cracking at the place where the British cracked the Enigma code in World War II. So are the roads and fences.

Former Nazi hitman convictedupdated: Tue Mar 23 2010 16:05:00

A German court sentences an 88-year-old former Nazi hitman to life in prison for 3 civilian kilings during World War II.

WWII lady pilots honoredupdated: Thu Mar 11 2010 09:53:00

Women pilots of WWII were honored for the first time with the Congressional Gold medal, Congress's highest honor.

World War II vets make emotional pilgrimage to Iwo Jimaupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 21:44:00

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.

Tuskegee Airman buried at Arlingtonupdated: Sat Feb 13 2010 09:58:00

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.

Taking World War II veterans to see memorial before time runs outupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 11:56:00

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.

WWII veterans fly for freeupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 11:56:00

Honor Flight flies WWII veterans to see their memorial in Washington at no charge. A CNN crew went along on a recent trip.

D-Day historian: 'Ryan' not best war filmupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 07:49:00

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.

The highest, rarest honorupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 19:41:00

Only six fallen troops have received the Medal of Honor during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Barbara Starr explores why.

Medal of Honor awarded sparsely in Iraq, Afghanistanupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 19:41:00

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.

iReporters share their memories of World War IIupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 13:29:00

Around the world, commemorations have taken place this month to mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.

World Orchestra for Peaceupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 07:14:00

Leading classical musicians perform in Krakow, Poland, marking the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.

Leaders mark 70th anniversary of World War IIupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 07:14:00

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.

D-day vets in DCupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 13:09:00

65 years after D-Day, a handful of veterans visited the WWII Memorial in Washington for the first time. CNN's Elaine Quijano reports.

Ed Henry: Normandy visit brings chills 65 years laterupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 13:09:00

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.

D-day anniversaryupdated: Sun Jun 07 2009 22:45:00

CNN's Rick Vincent reports on the somber ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of D-Day.

Obama joins WWII vets for D-Day tributesupdated: Sun Jun 07 2009 22:45:00

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.

Nazi war crimes trial 'could be last of its kind'updated: Thu May 14 2009 10:39:00

The forthcoming trial in Germany of John Demjanjuk could be the last occasion on which a Nazi war crimes suspect faces prosecution.

Hitler paintings auctioned offupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 21:05:00

CNN's Atika Shubert reports from Ludlow, England, where Adolf Hitler's watercolors are being auctioned.

Judge stays deportation of accused Nazi death camp guardupdated: Sat Apr 04 2009 03:16:00

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 'responsible' for Holocaust deathsupdated: Mon Feb 16 2009 12:06:00

France bears responsibility for deporting Jews to their deaths in concentration camps during World War II, the country's highest court ruled Monday.

WW II vet: 'I broke down'updated: Mon Dec 01 2008 09:34:00

A World War II medic describes telling a man how his brother died in his arms 63 years ago at a Nazi slave camp.

Brother fighting brotherupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 13:55:00

Photojournalist John Torigoe introduces us to a family that had brothers fighting on both sides of WWII.

Memories of WWIIupdated: Mon Nov 10 2008 20:10:00

We must never forget the stories of past wars. Photojournalist Jim Castel sits down with a WWII vet to reminisce.

Japan fires military chief over WWII denialupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 02:42:00

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.

Secret stories of WWII spies revealedupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 22:32:00

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.

84-year-old former spy speaksupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 22:32:00

Barbara Podoski punched a German sergeant in the face during World War II when she was a secret U.S. interrogator.

Man decapitates wax Hitlerupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 09:54:00

CNN's Diana Magnay reports on the beheading of a wax Adolf Hitler in Berlin, Germany's, Madame Tussauds.

Beheaded Hitler waxwork will be restoredupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 09:54:00

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.

WWII fliers honoredupdated: Sat Apr 12 2008 06:25:00

A historic flyover honors the 30,000 American airmen who gave their lives flying from British bases during WWII.

Report: Anti-Semitism on the rise globallyupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 10:45:00

A report from the U.S. State Department details "an upsurge" across the world of anti-Semitism -- hostility and discrimination toward Jewish people.

Files: Astrologer used in WWIIupdated: Tue Mar 04 2008 15:54:00

ITN's Elodie Harper reports on recently released files that reveal British security services hired an astrologer to try to defeat Adolf Hitler.

Author Kurt Vonnegut dies at 84updated: Thu Apr 12 2007 10:44:00

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 Pearl Harbor victim 'X-2' get a name updated: Sat Dec 17 2005 09:09:00

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.

How do we know when, and if, we've won?updated: Wed Dec 14 2005 12:24:00

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?

Investigators closing in on identity of frozen WWII airmanupdated: Tue Nov 01 2005 12:36:00

A decaying address book. A black plastic comb. A dirty penny.

World War IIupdated: Mon Aug 15 2005 16:15:00

Use this explainer to help students understand the history of World War II, a topic relevant to current news.

Bush, Chirac seek to ease Iraq rowupdated: Sun Jun 06 2004 00:06:00

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.

Bush in Europe on D-Day missionupdated: Sat Jun 05 2004 10:49:00

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.

June 6, 1944: D-Day sets the stageupdated: Fri Jun 04 2004 10:29:00

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.

Bush compares Iraq, terror wars to World War IIupdated: Wed Jun 02 2004 14:52:00

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.

Memories of War: WW II hero decorated 60 years later updated: Mon May 31 2004 15:01:00

Among decorated veterans, at a place they now call their own, Michel Thomas is decorated for the first time -- at age 90.

Bush: WWII Memorial a 'fitting tribute'updated: Sat May 29 2004 20:27:00

In dedicating the World War II Memorial, President Bush addressed more than 140,000 people who had gathered on Washington's National Mall.

WWII veterans honored at memorial dedicationupdated: Sat May 29 2004 08:21:00

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.

WWII veteran: Memorial 'for generations to come to see'updated: Fri May 28 2004 20:52:00

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.

Memories of war: A soldier's storyupdated: Fri May 28 2004 15:52:00

This Memorial Day weekend marks the dedication of the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

WWII memorial dedication to salute heroesupdated: Thu May 27 2004 13:59:00

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.

Remembering World War IIupdated: Mon May 24 2004 11:00:00

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.

Court-martial used to prosecute many different crimesupdated: Tue May 18 2004 19:07:00

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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