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Germany expanding compensation for Nazi victims
# Germany
# Germany

Germany expanding compensation for Nazi victims

Nov 15th 2012, 8:45 PM 8,415 Views 42 Comments

Fund administrators and German officials say payments to Holocaust survivors are needed “more than ever” as they enter their final years.

Timely Budgetary Archive Public Warning of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
# Pic Of The Day

Timely Budgetary Archive Public Warning of the Day

Sep 16th 2012, 3:00 PM 4,319 Views 4 Comments

This one’s from World War II and England’s ‘war at home’ effort. The swastikas give it away somewhat.

Belgian premier apologises for WWII deportation of 25,000 Jews
# Holocaust
# Holocaust

Belgian premier apologises for WWII deportation of 25,000 Jews

Sep 9th 2012, 2:43 PM 5,856 Views 33 Comments

The Belgian Prime Minister said the country has been “complicit in the most abominable crime” by deporting tens of thousands of Jewish people to Nazi concentration camps during the war.

Video: WWII bomb detonated in Munich by disposal experts
# Germany
# Germany

Video: WWII bomb detonated in Munich by disposal experts

Aug 29th 2012, 5:55 PM 7,709 Views 42 Comments

Explosion damaged nearby properties, but none are in danger of collapse, according to local media reports.

Last known survivor of WWII Auschwitz escape dies aged 90
# Auschwitz
# Auschwitz

Last known survivor of WWII Auschwitz escape dies aged 90

Jul 31st 2012, 11:22 AM 4,775 Views 13 Comments

August Kowalczyk was among a group of nine Polish inmates who succeeded in escaping from the Nazi concentration camp in June 1942.

Deeper underground: could you live in a bunker?
# Home Sweet Home
# Home Sweet Home

Deeper underground: could you live in a bunker?

Jul 28th 2012, 8:00 AM 17,943 Views 6 Comments

Missile silos and Nazi bunkers have been converted into habitable homes, while other designers are focused on preparing shelters for surviving catastrophes.

Archive Don't Forget Your Gas Mask Pic of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

Archive Don't Forget Your Gas Mask Pic of the Day

Jun 24th 2012, 12:00 PM 3,730 Views 3 Comments

No comment.

WATCH: How to solve the Alan Turing Google Doodle
# Enigma
# Enigma

WATCH: How to solve the Alan Turing Google Doodle

Jun 23rd 2012, 4:12 PM 8,601 Views 7 Comments

Puzzles on the search engine’s website are commemorating the 100th anniversary of Turing’s birth.

Govt apologises for treatment of Irish WWII veterans
# Pardon
# Pardon

Govt apologises for treatment of Irish WWII veterans

Jun 12th 2012, 5:35 PM 6,952 Views 109 Comments

Defence Forces members who fought with the Allies in WWII were persecuted in Ireland for desertion.

'Gates of Paradise' to go on display after two decades of restoration
# Decorative Arts
# Decorative Arts

'Gates of Paradise' to go on display after two decades of restoration

Jun 7th 2012, 6:51 PM 6,611 Views 8 Comments

Lorenzo Ghiberti’s 15th-century door is to go on display at a Florence museum from September.

In pictures: D-Day landings of 6 June 1944
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

In pictures: D-Day landings of 6 June 1944

Jun 6th 2012, 4:27 PM 4,821 Views 19 Comments

The Normandy landings got underway on this day 68 years ago.

In pictures: Fancy your own private island?
# Island Living
From The Daily Edge
# Island Living

In pictures: Fancy your own private island?

Jun 2nd 2012, 6:30 PM 8,157 Views 10 Comments

James Island carries a $75m price tag and comes complete with an airstrip, 780 acres and guaranteed solitude.

VIDEO: The Nazi spy who colluded with the IRA
# Nazispy
# Nazispy

VIDEO: The Nazi spy who colluded with the IRA

May 30th 2012, 6:50 AM 3,391 Views 26 Comments

A new video posted by StoryMap.ie tells the story of Hermann Goertz who came to Ireland during WWII.

Auschwitz bans flags, football gear for Euro 2012
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Auschwitz bans flags, football gear for Euro 2012

May 25th 2012, 12:17 PM 5,015 Views 19 Comments

Irish supporters planning on visiting the grounds of the death camp in southern Poland next month will have to dress appropriately, officials said.

VIDEO: WWII Kittyhawk fighter plane found in Sahara
# WWII
From The Daily Edge
# WWII

VIDEO: WWII Kittyhawk fighter plane found in Sahara

May 12th 2012, 7:08 PM 7,086 Views 36 Comments

Plane which crashed in June 1942 has been found after 70 years in the desert.

Humiliated, tortured or executed: The little-known story of the Irish POWs
# Read Me
# Read Me

Humiliated, tortured or executed: The little-known story of the Irish POWs

May 6th 2012, 7:30 PM 21,747 Views 52 Comments

Some 650 Irish soldiers were taken prisoner by the Japanese during WW2. They were starved, beaten, even crucified – but showed incredible bravery, writes historian Robert Widders.

News agency apologies for firing correspondent over WWII censorship
# Apology
# Apology

News agency apologies for firing correspondent over WWII censorship

May 4th 2012, 7:48 AM 2,729 Views 0 Comments

Edward Kennedy was fired after reporting the unconditional surrender of German generals to Allied forces.

Israeli government boosts budget for Holocaust survivors
# Survivors
# Survivors

Israeli government boosts budget for Holocaust survivors

Apr 17th 2012, 3:31 PM 1,588 Views 4 Comments

Around 200,000 survivors live in Israel.

The incredible story of Alan Turing, who helped beat the Nazis but was then persecuted for his sexuality
# Alan Turing
# Alan Turing

The incredible story of Alan Turing, who helped beat the Nazis but was then persecuted for his sexuality

Mar 29th 2012, 11:10 AM 5,021 Views 14 Comments

Turing, known as the father of modern computing, helped give the Allies their biggest tactical advantage against the Axis forces but died an ignominious death.

US set to release previously undisclosed 1940 census data
# US Census
# US Census

US set to release previously undisclosed 1940 census data

Mar 18th 2012, 3:57 PM 4,272 Views 14 Comments

Historians say that records of 132m people will offer new details about a transformative decade in America amid the Great Depression recovery.

Nazi-seized art ordered returned to American man
# Germany
# Germany

Nazi-seized art ordered returned to American man

Mar 16th 2012, 3:32 PM 3,324 Views 9 Comments

A German court has ruled a Berlin museum must return rare posters seized by the Gestapo during WWII to the victim’s relative – saying that keeping them would be a perpetuation of the crimes of the Nazis.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Mar 11th 2012, 11:00 AM 77 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

Watch: A short history of the iconic 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster
# Work Can Wait
From The Daily Edge
# Work Can Wait

Watch: A short history of the iconic 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster

Mar 6th 2012, 5:01 PM 3,973 Views 13 Comments

A bookshop in England says it discovered the previously undistributed WWII posted in a box of books.

In pictures: America's WWII internment camp for Japanese-Americans
# WWII
# WWII

In pictures: America's WWII internment camp for Japanese-Americans

Mar 3rd 2012, 12:00 PM 5,591 Views 12 Comments

Seventy years ago this month, the US began sending thousands of its citizens into an internment camp in Manzanar, California.Here are Ansel Adams’ photos of that camp.

Poll: Should Irish soldiers who fought in WWII be pardoned for deserting?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Irish soldiers who fought in WWII be pardoned for deserting?

Jan 25th 2012, 10:18 AM 8,960 Views 115 Comments

They “contributed to the freedom of Europe” but were met with “starvation orders” when they got home. Should those 5,000 soldiers who fought for the Allies against Hitler’s forces be pardoned for deserting the Irish army?

Poland puts Hitler's bunker up for rent
# WWII
# WWII

Poland puts Hitler's bunker up for rent

Jan 18th 2012, 9:35 PM 8,377 Views 19 Comments

The Polish Forestry Service hopes to turn the infamous Nazi war base – known as the Wolf’s Lair – into a tourist attraction.

Germany evacuates half the city of Koblenz after WWII bomb uncovered
# Germany
# Germany

Germany evacuates half the city of Koblenz after WWII bomb uncovered

Dec 2nd 2011, 11:11 AM 5,416 Views 33 Comments

The 10ft unexploded bomb is one of the largest to be discovered in Germany since the end of the Second World War.

German intelligence agency admits destruction of files linking staff to Nazi SS, Gestapo
# Nazi Files
# Nazi Files

German intelligence agency admits destruction of files linking staff to Nazi SS, Gestapo

Nov 30th 2011, 5:23 PM 3,499 Views 9 Comments

The destruction of files relating to around 250 BND employees was discovered during a historical inquiry into the organisation’s links with Nazi Germany.

Poll: Should we wear poppies to honour the Irish war dead?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we wear poppies to honour the Irish war dead?

Nov 11th 2011, 11:17 AM 11,767 Views 201 Comments

More than 50,000 Irish people died in the First and Second World Wars. Should we wear the poppy to commemorate them?

Hundreds of dormant Nazi death camp investigations reopened
# Nazi Death Camps
# Nazi Death Camps

Hundreds of dormant Nazi death camp investigations reopened

Oct 5th 2011, 9:05 AM 546 Views 9 Comments

The conviction of a 91-year-old man in May of accessory to murder for serving as a WWII death camp guard has led to a recheck of potentially similar cases.

Germany and Italy at UN court over WWII compensation
# Nazis
# Nazis

Germany and Italy at UN court over WWII compensation

Sep 13th 2011, 8:42 AM 695 Views 17 Comments

Germany has argued that Italian courts have no right to demand that it pay compensation to Nazi war victims, saying that national courts should not be permitted jurisdiction over other countries.

Coco Chanel was a Nazi agent, book claims
# Coco
From The Daily Edge
# Coco

Coco Chanel was a Nazi agent, book claims

Aug 17th 2011, 12:03 PM 2,173 Views 2 Comments

After searching European and American archives from WWII, author Hal Vaughan claims he has found proof that Coco Chanel was an active Nazi agent during war.

Glenn Beck defends use of Nazi comparisons after likening Utoya victims to Hitler Youth
# Glenn Beck
# Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck defends use of Nazi comparisons after likening Utoya victims to Hitler Youth

Jul 27th 2011, 9:48 AM 1,248 Views 16 Comments

The radio show host also compared Obama’s position on the US debt crisis to the early days of Hitler’s administration.

Wreckage of WWII Spitfire raised from Donegal bog
# Spitfire
# Spitfire

Wreckage of WWII Spitfire raised from Donegal bog

Jun 28th 2011, 6:12 PM 9,390 Views 15 Comments

An American pilot was aboard the Spitfire when it came down in a Donegal bog. He bailed out from the plane, but it has remained beneath the surface for 70 years.

Woman, 96, confesses to 1946 murder
# Murder Solved
# Murder Solved

Woman, 96, confesses to 1946 murder

Jun 8th 2011, 8:22 PM 1,627 Views 12 Comments

The elderly woman confessed to the high-profile murder of a man over six decade ago, explaining that she mistakenly believed he had collaborated with the Nazis.

Philippines and US launch joint search for missing US WWII troops
# WWII MIA
# WWII MIA

Philippines and US launch joint search for missing US WWII troops

Jun 3rd 2011, 2:51 PM 944 Views 0 Comments

The remains of many of the US troops who fought in the Philippines in World War II have never been recovered.

Israeli memorial collects final relics of the Holocaust
# Holocaust
# Holocaust

Israeli memorial collects final relics of the Holocaust

May 1st 2011, 1:12 PM 689 Views 0 Comments

Project described as a “last minute rescue operation” to preserve the memories of Jewish people killed in WWII begins collecting items saved and cherished by surviving family members.

MI5 documents show Nazis plans to kill Allied troops with coffee, cigarettes and chocolate
# Nazis
# Nazis

MI5 documents show Nazis plans to kill Allied troops with coffee, cigarettes and chocolate

Apr 4th 2011, 10:55 AM 1,105 Views 0 Comments

Nazi agents planned to assassinate Allied troops using poisoned foodstuffs and painkillers, as well as swastika emblazoned belt buckles that hid pistols.

De Valera colluded with British authorities to break the IRA
# De Valera
# De Valera

De Valera colluded with British authorities to break the IRA

Mar 28th 2011, 11:59 AM 5,705 Views 0 Comments

Newly-released documents show how Éamon De Valera colluded with the British authorities to crush the IRA.

Eva Braun's private photographs released
# Eva Braun
From The Daily Edge
# Eva Braun

Eva Braun's private photographs released

Mar 10th 2011, 12:32 PM 12,542 Views 0 Comments

Recently released personal photographs show the private lives of one of the 20th century’s most hated dictators and the woman who loved him.