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#World War 2

# world-war-2 - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Opinion: It's time to admit that Ireland is not neutral, nor should it be
# Nato Membership
# Nato Membership

Opinion: It's time to admit that Ireland is not neutral, nor should it be

May 12th 2022, 3:31 PM 21,329 Views 56 Comments

Rory Fitzgerald says we need to get real in the debate around Irish neutrality in the face of Russian aggression in Europe.

# world-war-2 - Monday 17 January, 2022

Cold case team shines new light on betrayal of Anne Frank
# Betrayal
# Betrayal

Cold case team shines new light on betrayal of Anne Frank

Jan 17th 2022, 10:25 PM 35,716 Views 19 Comments

The Franks and four other Jews hid in an annex, reached by a secret staircase hidden behind a bookcase, from July 1942 until August 1944.

# world-war-2 - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

A mass grave has been unearthed in a Belarusian former Jewish ghetto
# Brest
# Brest

A mass grave has been unearthed in a Belarusian former Jewish ghetto

Feb 27th 2019, 8:24 PM 40,332 Views 27 Comments

The remains of hundreds of people have been found.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 30 December, 2018

French Resistance hero who saved hundreds of Jewish children during WW2 dies aged 108
# Georges Loinger
# Georges Loinger

French Resistance hero who saved hundreds of Jewish children during WW2 dies aged 108

Dec 30th 2018, 1:32 PM 18,879 Views 20 Comments

Georges Loinger was himself imprisoned during the war but escaped.

# world-war-2 - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

A mine from World War II has been brought ashore in Kinsale
# Bomb Disposal
# Bomb Disposal

A mine from World War II has been brought ashore in Kinsale

Sep 5th 2018, 9:16 PM 21,218 Views 17 Comments

A bomb disposal team is on its way to the harbour.

# world-war-2 - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

'The Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' has died before he could be jailed
# Oskar Groening
# Oskar Groening

'The Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' has died before he could be jailed

Mar 13th 2018, 7:12 AM 29,462 Views 77 Comments

Oskar Groening was found guilty in 2015 of being an accessory to murder.

# world-war-2 - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

World War II aircraft carrier found after 76 years
# USS Lexington
# USS Lexington

World War II aircraft carrier found after 76 years

Mar 6th 2018, 8:07 AM 31,623 Views 22 Comments

The wreckage was found over 800km off the eastern coast of Australia.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 4 February, 2018

New documentary reveals secrets about a Swiss doctor dubbed 'one of the worst Nazi figures'
# August Hirt
# August Hirt

New documentary reveals secrets about a Swiss doctor dubbed 'one of the worst Nazi figures'

Feb 4th 2018, 6:15 AM 18,415 Views 13 Comments

SS doctor August Hirt tortured and mutilated jews in France.

# world-war-2 - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Holocaust survivor plants Irish oak tree at Russborough House
# Memorial
# Memorial

Holocaust survivor plants Irish oak tree at Russborough House

Oct 28th 2017, 6:31 AM 13,012 Views 59 Comments

The Irish oak tree was planted to remember the 1.5 million Jewish children who died in the Holocaust.

# world-war-2 - Saturday 19 August, 2017

IRA leader Seán Russell and the story of Dublin's most controversial statue
# Hidden History
# Hidden History

IRA leader Seán Russell and the story of Dublin's most controversial statue

Aug 19th 2017, 9:15 AM 49,805 Views 181 Comments

Russell was an IRA chief of staff who died on a German u-boat in 1940.

# world-war-2 - Friday 11 August, 2017

The Holocaust survivor who became the world's oldest man has died aged 113
# Yisrael Kristal
# Yisrael Kristal

The Holocaust survivor who became the world's oldest man has died aged 113

Aug 11th 2017, 5:39 PM 26,377 Views 67 Comments

Yisrael Kristal survived Auschwitz and lived out his life in Israel.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 6 August, 2017

On this day in 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima
# World War 2
# World War 2

On this day in 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima

Aug 6th 2017, 7:00 AM 16,143 Views 66 Comments

An event to remember the victims will take place in Dublin today.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Japan protests against bid to recognise Korean women forced into brothels
# Comfort Women
# Comfort Women

Japan protests against bid to recognise Korean women forced into brothels

Jul 16th 2017, 5:00 PM 23,195 Views 14 Comments

Japanese troops forced thousands of women to work in brothels during World War II.

# world-war-2 - Monday 10 July, 2017

Holocaust survivors more at risk of developing cancer
# World War 2
# World War 2

Holocaust survivors more at risk of developing cancer

Jul 10th 2017, 6:05 AM 12,825 Views 9 Comments

Researchers studied over 150,000 people for more than 45 years.

# world-war-2 - Monday 30 January, 2017

White House says allegations of 'Holocaust denial' are 'pathetic'
# Sean Spicer
# Sean Spicer

White House says allegations of 'Holocaust denial' are 'pathetic'

Jan 30th 2017, 10:53 PM 23,222 Views 67 Comments

Spokesperson Sean Spicer says the media is ‘nitpicking’

# world-war-2 - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Hitler's Mein Kampf sells 85,000 copies in Germany
# Bestseller
# Bestseller

Hitler's Mein Kampf sells 85,000 copies in Germany

Jan 4th 2017, 10:56 AM 20,202 Views 83 Comments

It was initially planned to print only 4,000 copies of the Nazi leader’s anti-Semitic manifesto, but production was boosted after intense demand.

# world-war-2 - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Replica of bunker where Hitler spent his final days goes on display in Berlin
# PRIVATE Museum
# PRIVATE Museum

Replica of bunker where Hitler spent his final days goes on display in Berlin

Oct 29th 2016, 8:30 AM 21,651 Views 24 Comments

The project hasn’t been universally welcomed.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 2 October, 2016

A virtual reality reconstruction of Auschwitz is helping to try Nazi criminals
# Back In Time
# Back In Time

A virtual reality reconstruction of Auschwitz is helping to try Nazi criminals

Oct 2nd 2016, 10:59 AM 19,317 Views 51 Comments

The headsets help prosecutors see if those accused could have seen what was happening.

# world-war-2 - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Empty tea cups: Living without tea in WWII Ireland
# The Emergenctea
# The Emergenctea

Empty tea cups: Living without tea in WWII Ireland

Sep 24th 2016, 6:58 PM 16,188 Views 30 Comments

If you think you’re gasping for a cuppa at the end of a long day, you should have seen the country in 1941…

# world-war-2 - Thursday 4 August, 2016

WW2 diaries: The lives, obsessions and mistresses of the man who planned the Holocaust
# Heinrich Himmler
# Heinrich Himmler

WW2 diaries: The lives, obsessions and mistresses of the man who planned the Holocaust

Aug 4th 2016, 9:54 PM 29,005 Views 116 Comments

Heinrich Himmler’s wartime diaries have been discovered.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 29 May, 2016

One of Adolf Hitler's message machines was found in a shed in England
# Cash In The Axis
# Cash In The Axis

One of Adolf Hitler's message machines was found in a shed in England

May 29th 2016, 6:57 PM 35,113 Views 29 Comments

The Lorenz machine sold on eBay for £10.

# world-war-2 - Friday 18 March, 2016

Adolf Hitler's own copy of Mein Kampf has just sold at auction
# Going Going Gone
# Going Going Gone

Adolf Hitler's own copy of Mein Kampf has just sold at auction

Mar 18th 2016, 9:30 PM 20,385 Views 34 Comments

The book from his Munich apartment sold for more than €18,000.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 28 February, 2016

'A fully-fledged masochist': Inside the CIA's psychological profile of Adolf Hitler
# Mind Of A Tyrant
# Mind Of A Tyrant

'A fully-fledged masochist': Inside the CIA's psychological profile of Adolf Hitler

Feb 28th 2016, 6:00 PM 46,038 Views 46 Comments

The report was commissioned in 1943.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 24 January, 2016

This former fascist concentration camp is being turned into a luxury holiday resort
# Ghosts Of The Past
# Ghosts Of The Past

This former fascist concentration camp is being turned into a luxury holiday resort

Jan 24th 2016, 3:00 PM 24,995 Views 10 Comments

Mamula island is situated in Kotor Bay in Montenegro.

# world-war-2 - Saturday 23 January, 2016

After 70 years apart, D-Day veteran and wartime sweetheart to reunite
# Old Flames
# Old Flames

After 70 years apart, D-Day veteran and wartime sweetheart to reunite

Jan 23rd 2016, 9:00 AM 21,454 Views 17 Comments

10,000 miles and seven decades are not enough to keep them away from each other, apparently.

# world-war-2 - Saturday 2 January, 2016

How a notorious Nazi war criminal was banned from his picturesque Waterford hideaway
# Dark Past
# Dark Past

How a notorious Nazi war criminal was banned from his picturesque Waterford hideaway

Jan 2nd 2016, 5:00 PM 43,375 Views 46 Comments

Rumours about looted art in the Kilmacthomas estate persisted for years.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 27 December, 2015

World War II sex slaves and their fight for justice
# Comfort Women
# Comfort Women

World War II sex slaves and their fight for justice

Dec 27th 2015, 3:38 PM 18,594 Views 9 Comments

There’s continued tension between Japan and South Korea over the ‘comfort women’.

# world-war-2 - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

No treasure found in dig for legendary gold-filled Nazi train
# War Booty
# War Booty

No treasure found in dig for legendary gold-filled Nazi train

Dec 15th 2015, 4:35 PM 20,702 Views 20 Comments

Rumours persist that the train is buried in an underground tunnel.

# world-war-2 - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Irish World War II veteran awarded France's highest military honour
# Legion D'honeur
# Legion D'honeur

Irish World War II veteran awarded France's highest military honour

Nov 10th 2015, 9:52 AM 14,355 Views 28 Comments

The 98 year old dedicated the award to all the Irish soldiers who fought in the war, saying they remain in his memory to this day.

# world-war-2 - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

'They had legs ripped off ... faces missing': An eye witness recalls the horror of Okinawa
# 70th Anniversary
# 70th Anniversary

'They had legs ripped off ... faces missing': An eye witness recalls the horror of Okinawa

Jun 23rd 2015, 6:20 AM 40,009 Views 47 Comments

“We simply had no idea what to do. I was 17. We all thought we would be back at school in a week.”

# world-war-2 - Saturday 9 May, 2015

The Red Army made a comeback today to celebrate defeating the Nazis
# Mother Russia
# Mother Russia

The Red Army made a comeback today to celebrate defeating the Nazis

May 9th 2015, 3:36 PM 20,777 Views 185 Comments

The Russian capital saw a massive WW2 parade despite a western boycott.

# world-war-2 - Friday 8 May, 2015

It's 70 years since World War II ended in Europe
# VE Day
# VE Day

It's 70 years since World War II ended in Europe

May 8th 2015, 6:12 AM 8,714 Views 33 Comments

Victory in Europe (VE) Day was declared after Germany’s unconditional surrender in Berlin on 8 May, 1945.

# world-war-2 - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Today marks 70 years since this happened
# Nazi Past
# Nazi Past

Today marks 70 years since this happened

Apr 30th 2015, 6:05 AM 16,528 Views 56 Comments

But Hitler’s Austrian birthplace still can’t deal with his legacy

# world-war-2 - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

This Nazi-hunting husband/wife team even tried to kidnap an SS officer
# Ends Of The Earth
# Ends Of The Earth

This Nazi-hunting husband/wife team even tried to kidnap an SS officer

Mar 31st 2015, 9:30 PM 17,193 Views 28 Comments

Serge and Beath Klarsfeld hunted down Klaus Barbie, a former Gestapo officer known as the “Butcher of Lyon”.

# world-war-2 - Friday 16 January, 2015

This is Hitler's old house ... and the Austrian government wants it
# Neo Nazi Visitors
# Neo Nazi Visitors

This is Hitler's old house ... and the Austrian government wants it

Jan 16th 2015, 6:35 PM 18,245 Views 35 Comments

The Nazi leader spent his early childhood in the building.

# world-war-2 - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Court won't prosecute 89 year old over worst Nazi atrocity on French soil
# Oradour-sur-Glane
# Oradour-sur-Glane

Court won't prosecute 89 year old over worst Nazi atrocity on French soil

Dec 9th 2014, 2:06 PM 10,248 Views 50 Comments

There was not enough evidence to charge the man, a former member of the SS.

# world-war-2 - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

'British Schindler' honoured for saving hundreds of children from Nazi death camps
# Living Legend
# Living Legend

'British Schindler' honoured for saving hundreds of children from Nazi death camps

Oct 29th 2014, 7:20 AM 15,811 Views 50 Comments

Sir Nicholas Winton brought 669 Czech children to safety in 1939.

# world-war-2 - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged with 300,000 crimes
# Holocaust
# Holocaust

93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged with 300,000 crimes

Sep 17th 2014, 8:09 AM 29,018 Views 149 Comments

Oskar Groening is accused of managing money and property stolen from victims.

# world-war-2 - Monday 9 June, 2014

Someone stole this 92-year-old war veteran's military medals on the D-Day anniversary
# Heartless
# Heartless

Someone stole this 92-year-old war veteran's military medals on the D-Day anniversary

Jun 9th 2014, 3:15 PM 8,344 Views 36 Comments

Police in London say the suspected burglar had an Irish accent.

# world-war-2 - Friday 6 June, 2014

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