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#World War 2

# world-war-2 - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

'The Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' has died before he could be jailed

Oskar Groening was found guilty in 2015 of being an accessory to murder.

# world-war-2 - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

World War II aircraft carrier found after 76 years USS Lexington This post contains videos

World War II aircraft carrier found after 76 years

The wreckage was found over 800km off the eastern coast of Australia.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 4 February, 2018

New documentary reveals secrets about a Swiss doctor dubbed 'one of the worst Nazi figures'

SS doctor August Hirt tortured and mutilated jews in France.

# world-war-2 - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Holocaust survivor plants Irish oak tree at Russborough House

The Irish oak tree was planted to remember the 1.5 million Jewish children who died in the Holocaust.

# world-war-2 - Saturday 19 August, 2017

IRA leader Seán Russell and the story of Dublin's most controversial statue

Russell was an IRA chief of staff who died on a German u-boat in 1940.

# world-war-2 - Friday 11 August, 2017

The Holocaust survivor who became the world's oldest man has died aged 113

Yisrael Kristal survived Auschwitz and lived out his life in Israel.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 6 August, 2017

On this day in 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima

An event to remember the victims will take place in Dublin today.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Japan protests against bid to recognise Korean women forced into brothels

Japanese troops forced thousands of women to work in brothels during World War II.

# world-war-2 - Monday 10 July, 2017

Holocaust survivors more at risk of developing cancer

Researchers studied over 150,000 people for more than 45 years.

# world-war-2 - Monday 30 January, 2017

White House says allegations of 'Holocaust denial' are 'pathetic' Sean Spicer This post contains videos

White House says allegations of 'Holocaust denial' are 'pathetic'

Spokesperson Sean Spicer says the media is ‘nitpicking’

# world-war-2 - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Hitler's Mein Kampf sells 85,000 copies in Germany

It was initially planned to print only 4,000 copies of the Nazi leader’s anti-Semitic manifesto, but production was boosted after intense demand.

# world-war-2 - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Replica of bunker where Hitler spent his final days goes on display in Berlin

The project hasn’t been universally welcomed.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 2 October, 2016

A virtual reality reconstruction of Auschwitz is helping to try Nazi criminals Back In Time This post contains videos

A virtual reality reconstruction of Auschwitz is helping to try Nazi criminals

The headsets help prosecutors see if those accused could have seen what was happening.

# world-war-2 - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Empty tea cups: Living without tea in WWII Ireland

If you think you’re gasping for a cuppa at the end of a long day, you should have seen the country in 1941…

# world-war-2 - Thursday 4 August, 2016

WW2 diaries: The lives, obsessions and mistresses of the man who planned the Holocaust Heinrich Himmler This post contains videos

WW2 diaries: The lives, obsessions and mistresses of the man who planned the Holocaust

Heinrich Himmler’s wartime diaries have been discovered.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 29 May, 2016

One of Adolf Hitler's message machines was found in a shed in England

The Lorenz machine sold on eBay for £10.

# world-war-2 - Friday 18 March, 2016

Adolf Hitler’s own copy of Mein Kampf has just sold at auction Going Going Gone This post contains videos

Adolf Hitler’s own copy of Mein Kampf has just sold at auction

The book from his Munich apartment sold for more than €18,000.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 28 February, 2016

'A fully-fledged masochist': Inside the CIA's psychological profile of Adolf Hitler

The report was commissioned in 1943.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 24 January, 2016

This former fascist concentration camp is being turned into a luxury holiday resort Ghosts Of The Past This post contains videos

This former fascist concentration camp is being turned into a luxury holiday resort

Mamula island is situated in Kotor Bay in Montenegro.

# world-war-2 - Saturday 23 January, 2016

After 70 years apart, D-Day veteran and wartime sweetheart to reunite

10,000 miles and seven decades are not enough to keep them away from each other, apparently.

# world-war-2 - Saturday 2 January, 2016

How a notorious Nazi war criminal was banned from his picturesque Waterford hideaway Dark Past This post contains videos

How a notorious Nazi war criminal was banned from his picturesque Waterford hideaway

Rumours about looted art in the Kilmacthomas estate persisted for years.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 27 December, 2015

World War II sex slaves and their fight for justice

There’s continued tension between Japan and South Korea over the ‘comfort women’.

# world-war-2 - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

No treasure found in dig for legendary gold-filled Nazi train War Booty This post contains videos

No treasure found in dig for legendary gold-filled Nazi train

Rumours persist that the train is buried in an underground tunnel.

# world-war-2 - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Irish World War II veteran awarded France’s highest military honour

The 98 year old dedicated the award to all the Irish soldiers who fought in the war, saying they remain in his memory to this day.

# world-war-2 - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

'They had legs ripped off ... faces missing': An eye witness recalls the horror of Okinawa

“We simply had no idea what to do. I was 17. We all thought we would be back at school in a week.”

# world-war-2 - Saturday 9 May, 2015

The Red Army made a comeback today to celebrate defeating the Nazis Mother Russia This post contains images

The Red Army made a comeback today to celebrate defeating the Nazis

The Russian capital saw a massive WW2 parade despite a western boycott.

# world-war-2 - Friday 8 May, 2015

It's 70 years since World War II ended in Europe

Victory in Europe (VE) Day was declared after Germany’s unconditional surrender in Berlin on 8 May, 1945.

# world-war-2 - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Today marks 70 years since this happened

But Hitler’s Austrian birthplace still can’t deal with his legacy

# world-war-2 - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

This Nazi-hunting husband/wife team even tried to kidnap an SS officer

Serge and Beath Klarsfeld hunted down Klaus Barbie, a former Gestapo officer known as the “Butcher of Lyon”.

# world-war-2 - Friday 16 January, 2015

This is Hitler's old house ... and the Austrian government wants it

The Nazi leader spent his early childhood in the building.

# world-war-2 - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Court won’t prosecute 89 year old over worst Nazi atrocity on French soil

There was not enough evidence to charge the man, a former member of the SS.

# world-war-2 - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

‘British Schindler’ honoured for saving hundreds of children from Nazi death camps

Sir Nicholas Winton brought 669 Czech children to safety in 1939.

# world-war-2 - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged with 300,000 crimes

Oskar Groening is accused of managing money and property stolen from victims.

# world-war-2 - Monday 9 June, 2014

Someone stole this 92-year-old war veteran’s military medals on the D-Day anniversary

Police in London say the suspected burglar had an Irish accent.

# world-war-2 - Friday 6 June, 2014

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning as we edge closer to the weekend.

# world-war-2 - Monday 5 May, 2014

Government to help launch a Holocaust education project for children

The Crocus Project is is run by the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland (HETI) and aims to teach children about the consequences of discrimination.

# world-war-2 - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Canadian soldier's remains found in German war cemetery after 14 year search

Lawrence S. Gordon’s remains were identified using dental records, and will now be returned to his hometown.

# world-war-2 - Friday 21 February, 2014

Three suspected Auschwitz guards --- aged 88, 92 and 94 --- arrested in Germany

The men have undergone medical tests, and a judge confirmed their fitness to be detained in a prison hospital.

Ex-cop released from custody over Alps killings, immediately rearrested over WW2 weapons

The 48-year-old was arrested as part of the probe into the 2012 killings of three members of the al-Hilli family and a French cyclist.

# world-war-2 - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Documentary tells story of only Irish man to survive Nagasaki

Dr Aidan MacCarthy was being held in a prisoner-of-war camp in Nagasaki when the atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city.

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