70 years ago, Ella Weissberger stood on stage as a cat in the first performances of the children's opera Brundibar. The stage was in a Nazi concentration camp and she was a prisoner. Weissberger still attends performances and shared her story with The World's Nina Porzucki.
Ukraine has been gripped by demonstrations for weeks now. Protesters want the President to keep his promise and sign a deal with the European Union. The deal would bail out the country's broken finances and bring it into closer association with Brussels. Russia doesn't like that. It's not the first time in Ukraine's history that is has to decide between East and West.
Until recently, the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party enjoyed substantial popularity in Greece. Then, two weeks ago, a Golden Dawn member admitted to killing anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas. In the following days, Greek authorities arrested more than 20 Golden Dawn members, including much of the party's leadership.
In a national address to a skeptical nation and a divided Congress, President Barack Obama laid out his case for military strikes on Syria, but made a commitment to one more last-ditch effort at diplomacy.
At the height of the Cold War, a small group of Army personnel monitored communications in Soviet-controlled East Berlin. They'd send the recordings back to NSA headquarters in Washington and — in many ways, are the precursors to the modern surveillance system that has become so controversial.
Richard Wagner's music was widely celebrated in the United States for nearly a century, until it became inextricably linked with Nazism in the mid-20th Century. In late May, Wagner's 200th birthday passed -- and it did so with almost no fanfare.
East Germany's Secret Service, or Stasi, kept extensive records on its citizens during the Cold War but tried to destroy them when its government toppled in 1989, but now German computer scientists are trying to repair those documents
Bletchley Park, outside London, was one of the most important spying posts during World War II, and it was there that computer scientists cracked the supposedly unbreakable German communication codes, but now,
ï¿½French New Wave' director Jean-Luc Godard is getting an honorary Oscar tomorrow, though some critics say he shouldn't. They say he's anti-Semitic and so are some of his films.That is not the way people in France see the director. Anita Elash has more.
The opening of Soviet and East European archives has provided historians a tidal wave of new information about the crimes of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. Brigid McCarthy reports on one historian's work.
This year marks the Los Angeles Dodgers' 50th anniversary in the City of Angels. The architect of the team's move from Brooklyn, Walter O'Malley, will be inducted, posthumously, into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend. New York writer Pete Hamill said O'Malley was the only man Brooklynites hated more than Hitler.