World War II
German Cookie Fortune Heir Apologizes for Saying Nazi-Era Forced Laborers Were Treated 'Well'
At a recent conference, 25-year-old Verena Bahlsen also said, "I want to make money and buy sailing yachts from my dividend and stuff."
How the far-right is weaponizing Nazi history in Germany
The AfD is pushing to downplay the crimes the Nazi era, amid fears of a new wave of German nationalism.
How Tattoos Saved These Indonesian Women from Sexual Slavery in World War II
A local marriage tradition in the island of Timor helped these women escape becoming comfort women during Japanese occupation.
Getting Rid of Nazi Memorabilia Is Harder Than It Sounds
What do you do when your mom wants to sell your grandfather's Nazi-killing trophies, but she lives in the middle of deep-red Florida?
It's now a crime in Poland to suggest Poles were complicit in the Holocaust
Poland’s conservative government has described the law as a measure to defend national honor
Poland's Embassy defaced after PM claims Jews were complicit in the Holocaust
"There were Polish perpetrators, as there were Jewish perpetrators, as there were Russian perpetrators, as there were Ukraine and German perpetrators.”
Portraits of Europe's Remaining Holocaust Survivors
"My cousin, aunt and uncle were all murdered. I didn't deserve to survive. I didn't deserve to be so fortunate."
The VICE Guide to Right Now
A German Called the Cops over a Bomb That Was Actually Just a Giant Zucchini
Police decided not to bring in the bomb squad after realizing the explosive was edible.
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The Forgotten Female Sniper Who Killed 75 Nazis
Read an excerpt from Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich's breathtaking new book, 'The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II.'
The Boxing Career Of Nazi Defector and Waffen-SS Recruit Eric Pleasants
Though Eric Pleasants was seemingly an unlikely recruit to the fascist British Free Corps, he nonetheless served under the banner of Hitler’s political crack troops. He also boxed for them, using his expertise from back home.
A Tour of Hell, from Hell
On the Road to Warsaw
My first full day of a two-week Holocaust tour and already I'm buying into racial stereotypes.
Why Gay German Men Are Seeking Reparations for a Homophobic Nazi Law
Remembering Paragraph 175, the outrageous law which persecuted German gay men long after the fall of Nazi rule.
Samuel Clowes Huneke