World War II
America's Most Elusive Military Hero Finally Gets His Due
October 20, 2014
Even his heroism was private.
The Harrowing First Report From Dachau Concentration Camp, in 1934
October 16, 2014
"They compelled him to swim in ice-cold water while they lashed him with oxtails. After four days of torture he was shot."
Nazi doctors first discovered the link between smoking and lung cancer.
The Original Versions of Two of Auden's Most Beloved Poems
October 06, 2014
Here's how they were first published, in The New Republic.
The Swiss Government Rejected James Joyce's Visa—Because They Thought He Was His Jewish Character, Leopold Bloom
September 03, 2014
Here's the plea for money we posted to help him.
New book My Buddy: World War II Laid Bare collects images of Allied soldiers in naked horseplay.
The acclaimed director of The Emigrants and The New Land returns with a powerful true story.
Stories of Life after the Shoah
June 14, 2014
"A small boy strolls down a road lined with dead bodies near camp at Belsen."
The New Republic's Original D-Day Issue, in its Entirety
June 06, 2014
Moving, informative essays from our original issue that covered D-Day.
69 years ago today, the Germans surrendered to the Soviets, who had lost 27 million people in the war. Their victory has nothing to do with Putin.