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.
Famed animated filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki says he has produced his final film. But "The Wind Rises" is unlike his other well-loved fantasy films. This one is mostly set in real-life... during World War II. And in it, Miyazaki seems to be grappling with his own link to that war.
Johann Breyer admits that he was a guard at Auschwitz labor camp during the Holocaust, but he says he had nothing to do with the Auschwitz death camp. Federal authorities say he went further and helped bring victims to the gas chambers. Now he's under arrest at the age of 89.
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."
The Kunstmuseum of Bern, Switzerland, has agreed to accept a collection of priceless art hoarded by the son of Hitler's art dealer. The museum, along with the German government, has also pledged to investigate and return pieces stolen from Jews during World War II, a potential watershed moment.
In a remote park in northeastern Argentina, a group of archaeologists has uncovered three mysterious stone houses in the middle of the wilderness. If they're right, they've found the remnants of a World War II-era Nazi hideout that was never used.
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.
Gottscheers are a small immigrant group in the US. The thing is, their homeland doesn't exist anymore. They come from a German speaking city in what is now Slovenia. And the whole community was uprooted after World War II. Here's what's left of Gottschee in New York.
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