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#World War 2

# world-war-2 - This year 2022

Poland asks Germany for war reparations of €1.3 trillion
# Reparations
# Reparations

Poland asks Germany for war reparations of €1.3 trillion

Sep 1st 2022, 2:54 PM 29,453 Views 42 Comments

Germany invaded Poland in 1939.

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 21,767 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.

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 35,721 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 - All time

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 40,337 Views 27 Comments

The remains of hundreds of people have been found.

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 18,886 Views 20 Comments

Georges Loinger was himself imprisoned during the war but escaped.

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 21,229 Views 17 Comments

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

'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 29,468 Views 77 Comments

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

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 31,637 Views 22 Comments

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

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 18,426 Views 13 Comments

SS doctor August Hirt tortured and mutilated jews in France.

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 13,023 Views 59 Comments

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

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 50,271 Views 181 Comments

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

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 26,393 Views 67 Comments

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

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 16,155 Views 66 Comments

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

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 23,200 Views 14 Comments

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

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 12,833 Views 9 Comments

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

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 23,229 Views 67 Comments

Spokesperson Sean Spicer says the media is ‘nitpicking’

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 20,214 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.

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 21,665 Views 24 Comments

The project hasn’t been universally welcomed.

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 19,344 Views 51 Comments

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

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 16,261 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…

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 29,041 Views 117 Comments

Heinrich Himmler’s wartime diaries have been discovered.

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 35,134 Views 29 Comments

The Lorenz machine sold on eBay for £10.

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 20,427 Views 35 Comments

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

'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 47,124 Views 46 Comments

The report was commissioned in 1943.

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 25,007 Views 10 Comments

Mamula island is situated in Kotor Bay in Montenegro.

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 21,461 Views 17 Comments

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

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 43,649 Views 46 Comments

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

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 18,601 Views 9 Comments

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

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 20,710 Views 20 Comments

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

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 14,364 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.

'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 40,215 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.”

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 20,782 Views 185 Comments

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

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 8,730 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Today marks 70 years since this happened

Apr 30th 2015, 6:05 AM 16,533 Views 56 Comments

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

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 17,198 Views 28 Comments

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

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 18,254 Views 35 Comments

The Nazi leader spent his early childhood in the building.

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 10,265 Views 50 Comments

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

'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 15,817 Views 50 Comments

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

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 29,023 Views 149 Comments

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

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 8,354 Views 36 Comments

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

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