Ilse Koch’s husband was commandant of Buchenwald, one of Germany’s first and largest concentration camps. As the only woman among 31 people indicted for crimes committed there, she became infamous.
Finding the stories of individual Jews who fought the Nazis publicly and at great peril helped a scholar see history differently: that Jews were not passive. Instead, they actively fought the Nazis.
98% of Australia’s Japanese population were sent to internment camps during the second world war.
Brothers of Italy want streets named after fascist figures and the far-right’s ‘contribution’ to democracy recognised on national days of memory.
Now is the perfect time to read Jansson’s novel – a book that will make you nostalgic for childhood summers.
Collaborators cannot be reduced to single types. Their motivations are varied and can be hard to interpret.
This later generation of ‘conchies’ often felt torn between their duties to society and their beliefs amid a much more obvious battle between good and evil.
The United States and Russia, the two biggest nuclear powers, have no imminent plans for talks on a nuclear deal. That should change, writes a former US diplomat.
Since 1937, this sociological project has sought to catalogue the nation’s feelings on everything from royal weddings and football matches to wars, dreams and elections.
Spying was a concern from the dawn of the nuclear age, but charges that J. Robert Oppenheimer, who led the development of the first nuclear weapons, was a Soviet spy have been proved wrong.
The NATO summit is a chance for world leaders to hash out difficult topics, like the war in Ukraine – and for the US to show off its leadership, writes a former diplomat.
Despite opening to mixed reviews, the final instalment is a classic Indiana Jones caper that doesn’t disappoint.
When US President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, he paved the way for the incarceration of Japanese Americans on the mainland and Hawaii
The Windrush generation has a long and storied history encompassing empire, war, migration, multiculturalism, racism and scandal – a history that has transformed British society and culture.
Kevin Brophy grew up fearing his violent father. Going through the papers of his war record, he began to wonder if his dad was someone else as a young man — someone he might have enjoyed knowing.
Papua New Guinea’s relative proximity to both China and Australia could give the US a military advantage in the Pacific region.
The iconic plant of the Netherlands saved thousands of people from starvation in times of famine and today it is once again appreciated for its gastronomic qualities.
Is it security issues or fear of massive anti-war protests that has prompted the Kremlin to cancel many of the traditional May 9 celebrations this year?
A strain of sorrow and pessimism underlies all of Vonnegut’s fiction, as well as his graduation speeches. But he also insisted that young people cherish those fleeting moments of joy.
Nursing had traditionally been the only avenue for women to join the military. But the creation of women’s auxiliaries in the early 1940s created new opportunities for women.