There were mixed reactions to refugees from the Spanish Civil War and the Nazis by the British press.
The Imperial War Museum was founded to do a very different task to that of today.
Trump's travel ban is an echo of policies passed in the United States during World War II.
Sunken World War II warships, the final resting place for thousands of sailors, have been disappearing in Indonesia. But so far there's been little action taken to ensure their protection.
Why do alternative histories of a Nazified world again have such commercial and cultural traction?
The Trump administration may do well to make a friend of the federal bureaucracy it's so intent on gutting, according to an expert who studies the role of civil servants in government.
When war broke out, black Americans fought in segregated units to serve their country. The breath of freedom they experienced in Europe flamed the fight for equality when they returned home.
Post-WWII Britain welcomed child refugees with open arms. Now they are put in camps and treated with contempt.
This isn't the first time the US has banned people based on nationality. History shows these exclusions have put our national security at risk and caused rifts with foreign allies.
Newly-discovered scripts reveal the public hopes, dreams and fears of prisoners in the World War II Jewish ghetto at Theresienstadt.
What's the proper way to behave at a Holocaust memorial? Is that even the right question?
The Oscar-nominated film is pure Hollywood hokum and a lost opportunity.
When a search query is loaded with implicit false assumptions, Google's results don't always promote the truth.
The idea of an American Muslim registry has gained traction in some circles, but the historical precedents are shaky at best.
The reboot of the Nazi salute should not be taken lightly, given its history of hatred and genocide.
The Japanese attack on a US naval base on Dec. 7, 1941 set in motion a series of events that transformed the United States into a global superpower. Will Donald Trump bring that era to an end?
The job of a war artist probably seems, to many, a curious calling. Here's why Paul Nash and I were both drawn to the front line.
Myths of the Sonderkommando as unfeeling drunkards do them an injustice and damage history.
In the 20th century, governments considered the “total abolition” of passports as an important goal and discussed the issue in several international conferences.
Many of HG Wells's futuristic prophecies have come true, but the one on which his heart was most set – the establishment of a world state – remains unfulfilled.