Famed U.S. ‘Nazi hunter’ now investigates war crimes in Ukraine

Prosecuting war crimes takes diligence and patience, and those traits are essential to bringing offenders to justice. Eli Rosenbaum has spent decades investigating and prosecuting Nazi war criminals at the U.S. Department of Justice. Today he is coordinating the Justice Department’s efforts — and working alongside other federal agencies — to hold accountable those responsible ...
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D-Day anniversary prompts reflection

By Lauren Monsen June 6, 2022, marks the 78th anniversary of D-Day, when the largest amphibious military operation of modern times landed 156,000 Allied soldiers by sea and air on five beachheads in Normandy, France.  D-Day  was the start of Allied operations in World War II that would liberate Western Europe and defeat Nazi Germany 11 months later. ...
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How Arlington became a final resting place for veterans

By Lenore T. Adkins Each year on the last Monday of May, Americans honor the men and women who have lost their lives in military service to the United States. Most Americans have the day off from work. Many attend parades, visit war memorials or say a prayer at a relative’s grave. One of the most significant sites ...
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Russia’s bombardment of Ukraine reminiscent of Nazi Germany during WWII

Russia’s relentless bombing of the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol has killed an estimated  10,000 civilians  and continues to deprive hundreds of thousands of food, water, electricity and shelter. Amid the rubble, many residents can’t leave and relief organizations can’t enter the besieged city because of Russia’s constant shelling. Some 90% of Mariupol’s buildings have been damaged ...
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Holocaust denial and distortion must stop

By  Lauren Monsen Leaders around the globe are working together to counter dangerous messages of Holocaust denial and distortion that have spread in this digital age. The  International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance , a body that supports Holocaust education, research and remembrance worldwide, explains the terms: “Holocaust denial seeks to erase the history of the Holocaust. In doing so, it seeks to legitimize ...
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Descendants of Holocaust survivors make an impact at State Department

By Michael Laff On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the world pauses to remember the 6 million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust and the millions more who were persecuted and killed by the Nazis and their collaborators. Most importantly, we honor the survivors, whose personal experiences continue to inspire. Ellen Germain, the Special Envoy for Holocaust ...
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U.S. Holocaust Museum teaches the warning signs of genocide

Ever since the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum opened its doors in 1993, its scholars have been educating visitors about the horrors of Nazi Germany’s genocide of European Jews (and other targeted victims) leading up to and during World War II. But the Washington-based museum also has another important mission: helping the general public — as ...
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Commemorating the United Nations Declaration

January 1, 1942, was a milestone in diplomatic history — a day when representatives of the “Big Four” Allied countries (the United States, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and China) gathered in Washington to sign the  United Nations Declaration , formally pledging cooperation in defeating the forces of fascism. The following day, representatives of 22 other Allied ...
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How Americans observed V-E Day during World War II (May 8)

How Americans observed V-E Day during World War II (May 8)   Victory in Europe (V-E) Day, when the Allied countries of World War II accepted the surrender of Nazi Germany, was celebrated as a festive holiday in many parts of the world. The occasion sparked unbridled, emotional public celebrations on May 8, 1945, in ...
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