World War II
Jul 13, 2012 — When the Red Cross began charging soldiers for snacks during World War II, it learned a painful lesson in the economics of free stuff.
Feb 10, 2012 — A listener compares the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II to the Jewish Holocaust under the Nazis and raises the question of what to call the camps used in both experiences. At stake is the power of words in framing our actions, past and future.
Feb 23, 2011 — Most tourists, who come in buses to the former Nazi prison camp for the day, may not notice the people living in the surrounding towns.
Jun 18, 2008 — I typically work in Chicago. But while I'm here filling in for Michel, I decided over the weekend to become a tourist ...
Sep 24, 2007 — So, cartoons are clearly op-eds, as we've said before. And today, our op-ed is courtesy of Hector Cantu — no thanks to Ken Burns. Bur
May 4, 2013 — It's been 70 years since the letters of John Pryor were understood in their full meaning. That's because as a British prisoner of war in Nazi Germany, Pryor's letters home to his family also included intricate codes that were recently deciphered by codebreakers for the first time since the 1940s.
Oct 22, 2012 — The Nazi concentration camp was "worse than Dante's hell," Antoni Dobrowolski said in an 2009 interview. He was sent there for teaching young Poles. Nazi Germany, which invaded Poland in 1939, had tried to outlaw education beyond elementary age.
Jul 11, 2012 — The French count was a legend for his behind-the-lines work as a secret agent for the British. Twice he was captured and condemned to death by the Nazis. Twice he escaped to conduct more espionage. He recently died.
May 31, 2012 — When NPR's Jeffrey Katz took his family to see the stones memorializing his relatives who were victims of the Holocaust, he was struck by the "selfless dedication of a new generation of Germans who feel a responsibility to keep their memories alive."
May 28, 2012 — The mystery surrounding the fate of the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews in Budapest has lingered for more than six decades. A Russian security archivist says his agency is not hiding details on what happened to Wallenberg who disappeared after being arrested by the Soviet Red Army.