World War II

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
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."

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.

Putin Is Trying to Take Over Russia's Memories of WWII
Here's why he can't
May 09, 2014

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.

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