Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Piłsudski Square, Warsaw.
Rebecca M. Townsend
For the 80th anniversary, Poland has changed the site of the usual commemoration ceremony and, for the first time, has invited a U.S. president to speak.
“Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet. And who will not become a public charge,” said Acting head of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the U.S. But the immigration law’s “likely to become a public charge” clause kept them out.
In this March 1938 photo, Adolf Hitler salutes German troops parading in Vienna, Austria, the country of his birth.
Adolf Hitler's rise to power contains important lessons for us today when it comes to dealing with modern-day extremists.
The atomic cloud rises over Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.
With the risk of a nuclear conflict seeming higher than ever, how much do EU citizens really know about nuclear weapons and their use? A new survey provides striking answers.
The burial of some of the Japanese prisoners of war who lost their lives in the mass outbreak from B Camp, (the Japanese section), at No. 12 Prisoner Of War compound in the early hours of August 5, 1944.
Australian War Memorial (073487)
It's one of the largest prison escapes in world history and it's through fiction we can understand the tragedy, from both an Australian and Japanese perspective.
Catch 22 as seen by George Clooney is just far too good looking.
Members of the 1st Marine Division land on Guadalcanal on Aug. 7, 1942.
U.S. Marine Corps
A defender that can hold out while inflicting greater losses on its attacker can wear down an adversary – reducing the threat of additional attacks.
Carvings and barbed wire illustrate the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial on Bainbridge Island, Wash. The site, designed by architect Johnpaul Jones, opened in 2011.
(AP/Seattle Times/Jordan Stead)
Social movement theory helps to explain why Japanese-Americans received reparations but the same will be much more challenging to provide for African-Americans.
President Harry S Truman established the initial version of the National Intelligence Council.
The National Intelligence Council works inside government but is little understood outside. Yet it has helped respond to almost all the major foreign policy challenges of the last 40 years.
Some African journalists are concerned that foreign funders may influence what they cover and how.
Western aid has resulted in an Anglo-American culture of journalism education which has proved impractical to implement in African countries with illiberal political regimes.
Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor, and Robert H. Jackson, two key figures in international criminal justice, from Nuremberg to The Hague.
When faced with US rejection of international criminal justice, today's supporters of the ICC often invoke the country's Nuremberrg leadership. However, this notion is based on a distorted image of the 1945-46 trials.
In this June 2018 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a G-7 Summit welcome ceremony in Charlevoix, Québec.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
A presidential visit to Kingston, Ont. -- like the one FDR paid in 1938 -- could once again play a role in bridging relations between Canada and the United States.
To stage their invasion of Nazi-held France, Allied forces created floating harbors in the English Channel where ships could safely dock to send soldiers and supplies ashore.
Royal Air Force
How engineers helped the Allies defeat Nazi Germany and win World War II.
Social status and location affected Dutch Jews' chances of survival.
Chen Yabian, 74, of Hainan Province, southern China, testifies during the International Symposium on Chinese ‘Comfort Women’ in 2000 in Shanghai that she was 14 when Japanese Imperial Army soldiers forced her to work as a sex slave during the war.
US agreements with Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria provide reparations to WWII victims. But an international law scholar writes that the US has failed to address war crimes in Asia.
When women of color in government work together, it often helps their chances of legislative success.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
Women of color in public office often face great scrutiny and hostility. New research shows how France's first black female senators used their experience fighting Nazis to pass landmark legislation.
Outside Holnicote House children’s home, Somerset.
© Lesley York
This sorry tale of institutional racism represents a scandal to rival the treatment of the Windrush generation.
Stories foremothers keep and pass on may be aimed at enabling future generations to leverage experience for growth and learning. This image, circa 1899, shows the Grey County, Ont. farm of the author’s ancestors.
(Tracy Penny Light)
A historian reflects on the meaning of an aunt's rural and war-time memoir, flagged for her attention when she was aged 13 by the then-81-year-old elder.
The Dutch Royal Family lays a wreath at the National Monument in Amsterdam on May 4, 2009.
The Dutch holiday on May 4 that commemorates the country's dead from World War II and after reveals how Dutch policy divides people along racial lines and ignores the Indonesian dead in that war.
The beluga whale was reportedly very friendly.
Jorgen Ree Wiig/Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries.
Russia isn't the only nation suspected of training marine mammals for military use – the US, UK, and Ukraine have all done so in the past.