World War II

WARSAW, Poland | Poland asks to see US documents on deported ex-Nazi guard

WARSAW, Poland — Poland has asked the U.S. to share all the documents gathered on a deported former Nazi concentration camp guard in the hope they may provide grounds for charging the 95-year-old with World War II-era crimes, a prosecutor said Friday. Jakiw Palij, an ethnic Ukrainian, was deported to Germany on Aug. 21 for … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland asks to see US documents on deported ex-Nazi guard

U.S. Department of State News: Germany Accepts Former Nazi Slave-labor Camp Guard Jakiw Palij

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The United States expresses its deep appreciation to the Federal Republic of Germany for re-admitting former Nazi slave-labor camp guard Jakiw Palij, who was removed from the United States on August 20. During World War II, Palij served as an armed guard at the Trawniki … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Germany Accepts Former Nazi Slave-labor Camp Guard Jakiw Palij

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Survivor of newly found WWII shipwreck: ‘So many’ to rescue

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil. The explosion, which ripped the stern off the USS Abner Read, also covered many … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Survivor of newly found WWII shipwreck: ‘So many’ to rescue

TOKYO | Hiroshima marks 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing in WWII

TOKYO — Hiroshima has marked the 73rd anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing with a somber ceremony to remember the people killed and injured and a call to eliminate nuclear weapons amid hopes of denuclearizing North Korea. Mayor Kazumi Matsui raised concerns in his peace address Monday about the rise of egocentric policies … Continue reading TOKYO | Hiroshima marks 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing in WWII

BOSTON | The Latest: JFK’s rocking chair sells for $50K at auction

BOSTON— The Latest on an auction of iconic memorabilia associated with the late President John F. Kennedy (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A rocking chair that the late President John F. Kennedy used to meet with world leaders in the Oval Office has sold at auction for $50,000. The chair and other iconic items associated … Continue reading BOSTON | The Latest: JFK’s rocking chair sells for $50K at auction

BERLIN | WWII ammo complicates efforts to fight German forest fire

BERLIN — German authorities say a forest fire near a village southwest of Berlin is under control, but the situation remains precarious because of unexploded World War II ammunition that’s buried in the ground there. The German news agency dpa reported Friday that it was difficult for firefighters to get inside the pine forest near … Continue reading BERLIN | WWII ammo complicates efforts to fight German forest fire

TOKYO  | Released memo points to Hirohito’s role in Pearl Harbor raid

TOKYO  — A newly released memo by a wartime Japanese official provides what a historian says is the first look at the thinking of Emperor Hirohito and Prime Minister Hideki Tojo on the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that thrust the U.S. into World War II. While far from conclusive, the five-page … Continue reading TOKYO  | Released memo points to Hirohito’s role in Pearl Harbor raid

BELGRADE, Serbia  | Israel’s president thanks Serbia over restitution law

BELGRADE, Serbia  — Israel’s president has praised Serbia for passing a law that allows for the restitution to the Jewish community of heirless and unclaimed Jewish property seized during the Holocaust. Reuven Rivlin said Thursday after talks with Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic that the 2016 bill should serve as a model for other countries. Thousands … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia  | Israel’s president thanks Serbia over restitution law