World War II

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
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
Stuff

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
8.20.16
Gaming

Playing WWII Sim ‘Hearts of Iron IV’ Makes the Modern World Look Like It’s On the Brink

Where the world stands in 2016 is much like where it was in 1936, which is where Paradox's strategy game begins.
Oliver Lee Bateman
8.1.16
Film

Inside the Radioactive City Russia Doesn’t Want You to Know About

The director of documentary 'City 40' says she's lost contact with residents who risked their lives to tell their story.
Tomas Urbina
5.30.16
Gaming

‘Jalopy’ Examines the Fall of European Communism from a Uniquely Personal Perspective

A personal project from designer Greg Pryjmachuk, this is both a physical road trip and a journey into a painful past.
John Robertson
4.18.16
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