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# World War 2

Last year
Poland asks Germany for war reparations of €1.3 trillion
Germany invaded Poland in 1939.
Opinion: It's time to admit that Ireland is not neutral, nor should it be
Rory Fitzgerald says we need to get real in the debate around Irish neutrality in the face of Russian aggression in Europe.
Cold case team shines new light on betrayal of Anne Frank
The Franks and four other Jews hid in an annex, reached by a secret staircase hidden behind a bookcase, from July 1942 until August 1944.
All time
A mass grave has been unearthed in a Belarusian former Jewish ghetto
The remains of hundreds of people have been found.
French Resistance hero who saved hundreds of Jewish children during WW2 dies aged 108
Georges Loinger was himself imprisoned during the war but escaped.
A mine from World War II has been brought ashore in Kinsale
A bomb disposal team is on its way to the harbour.
'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 II aircraft carrier found after 76 years
The wreckage was found over 800km off the eastern coast of Australia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On this day in 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima
An event to remember the victims will take place in Dublin today.
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.
Holocaust survivors more at risk of developing cancer
Researchers studied over 150,000 people for more than 45 years.
White House says allegations of 'Holocaust denial' are 'pathetic'
Spokesperson Sean Spicer says the media is ‘nitpicking’
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.
Replica of bunker where Hitler spent his final days goes on display in Berlin
The project hasn’t been universally welcomed.
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.
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…
WW2 diaries: The lives, obsessions and mistresses of the man who planned the Holocaust
Heinrich Himmler’s wartime diaries have been discovered.
One of Adolf Hitler's message machines was found in a shed in England
The Lorenz machine sold on eBay for £10.
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.
'A fully-fledged masochist': Inside the CIA's psychological profile of Adolf Hitler
The report was commissioned in 1943.
This former fascist concentration camp is being turned into a luxury holiday resort
Mamula island is situated in Kotor Bay in Montenegro.
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.
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 II sex slaves and their fight for justice
There’s continued tension between Japan and South Korea over the ‘comfort women’.
No treasure found in dig for legendary gold-filled Nazi train
Rumours persist that the train is buried in an underground tunnel.
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.
'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.”
The Red Army made a comeback today to celebrate defeating the Nazis
The Russian capital saw a massive WW2 parade despite a western boycott.
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.
Today marks 70 years since this happened
But Hitler’s Austrian birthplace still can’t deal with his legacy
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”.
This is Hitler's old house ... and the Austrian government wants it
The Nazi leader spent his early childhood in the building.
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.
'British Schindler' honoured for saving hundreds of children from Nazi death camps
Sir Nicholas Winton brought 669 Czech children to safety in 1939.
93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged with 300,000 crimes
Oskar Groening is accused of managing money and property stolen from victims.
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.