World War II

A Soldier's Vivid, Candid Diary of What It Was Like to Fight in World War II
November 11, 2014

"Don’t let anyone tell you that soldiers don’t get frightened. They do."

America's Most Elusive Military Hero Finally Gets His Due
Even his heroism was somehow private
October 20, 2014

Even his heroism was private. 

The Harrowing First Report From Dachau Concentration Camp, in 1934
Only a year after Hitler had taken office, thousands were already imprisoned, tortured, and murdered
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."

The Nazis Were on a Mission To Eliminate Cancer—For Their Own Sick Purposes
October 14, 2014

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

These Vintage Photos of Naked Soldiers Show the Intimate Side of War
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June 23, 2014

New book My Buddy: World War II Laid Bare collects images of Allied soldiers in naked horseplay.

'The Last Sentence' is a Holocaust Film with a Monstrous Hero
The acclaimed director of 'The Emigrants' and 'The New Land' returns with a powerful true story.
June 18, 2014

The acclaimed director of The Emigrants and The New Land returns with a powerful true story.

Stories of Life after the Shoah
Surviving after World War II—for victims and victors
June 14, 2014

"A small boy strolls down a road lined with dead bodies near camp at Belsen."

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