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#World War 2

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

# world-war-2 - Monday 5 May, 2014

Government to help launch a Holocaust education project for children
# Crocus Project
# Crocus Project

Government to help launch a Holocaust education project for children

May 5th 2014, 3:42 PM 9,756 Views 170 Comments

The Crocus Project is is run by the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland (HETI) and aims to teach children about the consequences of discrimination.

# world-war-2 - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Canadian soldier's remains found in German war cemetery after 14 year search
# WWII
# WWII

Canadian soldier's remains found in German war cemetery after 14 year search

Feb 25th 2014, 10:49 PM 16,999 Views 11 Comments

Lawrence S. Gordon’s remains were identified using dental records, and will now be returned to his hometown.

# world-war-2 - Friday 21 February, 2014

Three suspected Auschwitz guards --- aged 88, 92 and 94 --- arrested in Germany
# Nazi-era Crimes
# Nazi-era Crimes

Three suspected Auschwitz guards --- aged 88, 92 and 94 --- arrested in Germany

Feb 21st 2014, 10:46 AM 20,997 Views 147 Comments

The men have undergone medical tests, and a judge confirmed their fitness to be detained in a prison hospital.

Ex-cop released from custody over Alps killings, immediately rearrested over WW2 weapons
# Gendarmes
# Gendarmes

Ex-cop released from custody over Alps killings, immediately rearrested over WW2 weapons

Feb 21st 2014, 10:05 AM 14,931 Views 12 Comments

The 48-year-old was arrested as part of the probe into the 2012 killings of three members of the al-Hilli family and a French cyclist.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Documentary tells story of only Irish man to survive Nagasaki
# Atomic Bomb
# Atomic Bomb

Documentary tells story of only Irish man to survive Nagasaki

Dec 8th 2013, 7:15 AM 17,350 Views 89 Comments

Dr Aidan MacCarthy was being held in a prisoner-of-war camp in Nagasaki when the atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city.

# world-war-2 - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII
# WWII
# WWII

TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII

Nov 12th 2013, 7:30 AM 11,113 Views 83 Comments

The RTE programme reveals first hand accounts from the men who fought against the Germans in the Second World War.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 13 October, 2013

These photos offer a stunning glimpse into 1940s New York
# Manhattan
# Manhattan

These photos offer a stunning glimpse into 1940s New York

Oct 13th 2013, 9:45 AM 26,393 Views 43 Comments

Some aspects of New York City have remained unchanged over the course of 75 years.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Do you remember photographer Arthur Fields of O'Connell Bridge?
# Man On Bridge
# Man On Bridge

Do you remember photographer Arthur Fields of O'Connell Bridge?

Aug 18th 2013, 9:15 AM 24,484 Views 33 Comments

Fields took more than 185,000 photos of people on O’Connell Street and bridge from the 1930s-1980s – and a documentary-maker wants to track those pics.

# world-war-2 - Monday 15 July, 2013

Holocaust survivors received €950m settlement from Swiss banks
# World War 2
# World War 2

Holocaust survivors received €950m settlement from Swiss banks

Jul 15th 2013, 2:45 PM 11,133 Views 37 Comments

More than 450,000 Holocaust survivors and heirs have received money from the fund which was set up for people who had kept secret accounts in Switzerland during the war.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Russian politician gets abuse after comparing Stalin police to Nazis
# OLD WOUNDS
# OLD WOUNDS

Russian politician gets abuse after comparing Stalin police to Nazis

May 26th 2013, 12:00 PM 5,336 Views 17 Comments

The liberal politician has received strong criticism from some commentators unwilling to come to terms with the crimes of the Stalin era.

# world-war-2 - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were 'necessary'
# Japan
# Japan

Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were 'necessary'

May 14th 2013, 9:29 AM 22,770 Views 62 Comments

The controversial mayor claimed that the forced prostitution of approximately 200,000 women during World War II was necessary to “maintain discipline” in the ranks.

# world-war-2 - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Bodies of suspected WW2 victims exhumed from mass grave in Croatia
# Croatia
# Croatia

Bodies of suspected WW2 victims exhumed from mass grave in Croatia

Oct 25th 2012, 9:59 PM 7,688 Views 29 Comments

The victims were thought to have been cadets in a Croatian military academy.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Column: Time to ask questions about Irish army deserters during World War II
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Time to ask questions about Irish army deserters during World War II

Jun 17th 2012, 8:30 AM 1,447 Views 35 Comments

What do we know about the men who deserted during the war? Noble heroes who fought for the allies, mercenaries who battled the Nazis, or simply men who wanted out, asks Dr Michael Kennedy.

# world-war-2 - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Crystal, cricket and Croatian boobs: the week in statistics
# Prime Numbers
From The Daily Edge
# Prime Numbers

Crystal, cricket and Croatian boobs: the week in statistics

Jun 16th 2012, 7:30 PM 9,903 Views 0 Comments

Plus – the latest estimate of the average industrial wage, and how close Spain is being pushed to an international bailout…

# world-war-2 - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Jan 3rd 2012, 8:05 PM 6,774 Views 5 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Priory Hall residents ask Taoiseach to intervene, a reprieve for the Irishmen who fought Hitler, watch out for 125kmh winds, and more…