World War II

Internet Exploring

Paris Hilton Took a 100-Year-Old World War II Vet to a Lil Pump Performance

The heiress DJ took Sidney Walton to Philipp Plein’s New York Fashion Week show. It’s 2019 and nothing surprises us anymore.
Josh Terry
2.15.19
Culture

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 from becoming comfort women during Japanese occupation.
Kathleen Malay
Rizky Rahad
1.11.19
ethics

Getting Rid of Nazi Memorabilia Is Harder Than It Sounds

What do you do when your mum wants to sell your grandfather's Nazi-killing trophies, but she lives in the middle of deep-red Florida?
Allie Conti
4.5.18
history

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."
Kamil Biedermann
11.6.17
the vice reader

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'.
Svetlana Alexievich
7.21.17
Sports

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.
Will Magee
5.15.17
beer

Heineken Could Be Banned in Hungary for Use of Red Star in Logo

The Eastern European nation hopes to eradicate the usage of communist iconography and Nazi symbology, including the swastika and the red star.
Charley Lanyon
3.22.17
MUSHROOMS

Picking Mushrooms in Poland, and Encountering the Scars of War

A hunt for chanterelles and boletus mushrooms revealed some of the relentless atrocities that scarred Poland throughout the 20th century.
Aaron Kase
3.8.17
korea

Haunting Black-and-White Photos Reveal a Brutal War Crime's Aftermath

'The Portraits of 108' is Jinhyun Cha's harrowing photographic series of surviving Korean “comfort women,” sexual slaves to the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.
Andrew Nunes
1.21.17
Art

History Repeats Itself in a Found-Footage Augmented Reality Experience

Comparing headlines from 1937 with today's news offers a prescient warning for the future.
Andrew Nunes
11.1.16
Travel

Waiting for the End of the World with a Polish Hermit

For 20 years, Edward has been living on his own on a mountain made of World War II debris.
Paweł Starzec
10.12.16
Gaming

Why Video Games Love Special Forces Heroes

These action heroes represent what both a confused public and video games makers themselves crave so desperately: absolute certainty, whatever war's complexities.
Ed Smith
8.21.16
0103