Paul Loong spent years in a Japanese POW camp during World War II. He kept a journal through it all and his daughter, who found it, recently turned it into a film, "Every Day is a Holiday," set to air on PBS.
Tomás Borge, the last living co-founder of the Sandinista movement in Nicaragua, died on Monday in his home country. Borge has been imprisoned and tortured by Nicaragua's dictator, only to take control of the prisons after a revolution and use the same techniques.
Remembrance Day, celebrated Wednesday, is a chance for Israelis to remember their countrymen who have died in the Middle Eastern conflict. While it's a national holiday, there's a profound disconnect with the Palestinians who live in Israel and whose dead aren't technically honored.
The British Indian Army invaded Afghanistan twice. Neither ended exactly smoothly, but the first invasion ended in disaster with the British Army retreating but being slaughtered on its way out of Kabul. A new book examines that history and some of the similarities between that invasion and the current U.S.-led effort.
President Barack Obama says preventing atrocities and violence globally is a core national security interest of the United States -- something that will be an emphasis of his foreign policy going forward. He outlined his previous commitment and new steps in a meeting at the Holocaust Museum.
It's been little more than a week since the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912. Edward Kamuda, who runs the Titanic Historical Society, shared some of the memories of Titanic survivors he had corresponded with since childhood.
Ron Folman got a tattoo 15 years ago. That's not all that unusual. But the Israeli's man tattoo is a bit shocking. It's an identical replica of the tattoo his father received at the German concentration camp Auschwitz during the Holocaust.
American literary scholar Stephen Greenblatt won the Pulitzer Prize for excellence in nonfiction for his book The Swerve: How the World Became Modern. Greenblatt's book unfolds the story of the ancient Roman poet Lucretius and how Lucretius' poems helped catalyze Renaissance thinking.
There's a movement afoot in France to build a themepark to rival Walt Disney's Euro-Disney -- and it would feature as its main character Napoleon Bonaparte. The proposed site is about an hour south of Paris in the city of Montreau.
Joseph Goebbels commissioned a movie, titled Titanic, that was to serve as a piece of anti-British Nazi propaganda. It was dramatized and fictionalized, but based on the same series of events that led to the famous ocean liner's sinking in the North Atlantic.