Seventy-five years ago this week, the world was turned upside down when Hitler and Stalin signed a pact of alliance. Within days Hitler invaded Poland, starting World War II. Roger Moorhouse, a historian, has a new book out on the momentous but often-forgotten "Devils' Alliance."
How do you cover the rise of a political leader who’s left a paper trail of anti-constitutionalism, racism and the encouragement of violence? That's a question US journalists faced after the ascendance of fascist leaders in Italy and Germany in the 1920s and 1930s.
As a child, the prospect of an overnight journey by train sounded exciting, but the reality of the situation soon sunk in — Norman had become one of the nearly 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry interned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
From December 1940 to July 1941 German planes carried out heavy bombing of London. The period, known as the "Blitz," left some parts of London in ruins. Decades later, a team of researchers used data to create a map that locates where each bomb was dropped during that period.
When the Nazis occupied Poland during World War II, they plundered a great deal of the country's cultural heritage. The painting "St. Philip baptizing the servant of Queen Kandaki," by Johann Conrad Seekatz, was among them. But the US recently recovered the painting and returned it to Poland.
Nearly half of the 68 civilians killed on Pearl Harbor day were Japanese American and the Hawaii Territorial Guard, which mobilized the morning of December 7 was largely made up of Nisei, the children of Japanese immigrants. That was before they were incarcerated for being Japanese.