second world war

Books

The Forgotten Female Codebreaker Who Helped America Defeat the Nazis

Elizebeth Smith Friedman broke Nazi Enigma machines and busted South American spy rings before being written out of history by powerful men. A new biography aims to change all that.
Sirin Kale
11.14.17
Rio 2016

How The Paralympics Came To Be: Remembering The International Stoke Mandeville Games

Before the modern Paralympics, there were the International Stoke Mandeville Games. They were born out of a world at war, and changed perceptions of disability for good.
Will Magee
9.8.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Archeologists Have Found a Holocaust Escape Tunnel Dug with Spoons

The underground tunnel is believed to have helped at least 12 Jewish prisoners escape from a Nazi extermination site in Lithuania.
VICE Staff
6.29.16
Film

This Is What Concentration Camp Tourism Looks Like

Photographer Roger Cremers captures our shifting relationships with a war that ended 70 years ago.
Emmie Giesbergen
4.25.16
Europe

Newly-Released Documents Describe 'Rampant' Cannibalism at Nazi Concentration Camps

The long-sealed testimonies also reveal the struggle of many who suffered to meet the strict criteria necessary to get compensation under an UK-Germany scheme for victims of Nazi persecution.
VICE News
3.31.16
russia

Troops and Tanks in Moscow: Russia’s Victory Day

VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky was in Moscow’s Red Square for the 70th anniversary Victory Day parade.
VICE News
5.13.15
Opinion and Analysis

US Veterans Want Japan's Prime Minister to Apologize to Congress

Seventy-three years after the brutal Bataan Death March, American survivors and their family members are waging a war of words with Japan.
Jonathan Gad
3.25.15
Europe

Alan Turing's Family Wants Britain to Pardon All 49,000 Gay Men Convicted of 'Gross Indecency'

The legendary mathematician helped crack the Nazi Enigma code and hasten the end of World War II, a story told in the Oscar-winning movie 'The Imitation Game.'
Katie Engelhart
2.25.15