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 becoming comfort women during Japanese occupation.
Kathleen Malay
Rizky Rahad
1.10.19
ethics

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?
Allie Conti
4.4.18
Comics!

'Sabu the Bruiser,' Today's Comic by Tadao Tsuge

An ex-kamikaze pilot remembers his days as a World War II pilot in this comic by alternative manga legend Tadao Tsuge. Make sure to read from right to left.
Tadao Tsuge
2.7.18
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 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.
Drew Schwartz
11.3.17
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
Photography

Exploring Yugoslavia’s Mysterious Abandoned Brutalist Monuments

Serbian photographer Jovana Mladenovic photographs forgotten post-World War II sculptures.
DJ Pangburn
5.18.17
conservation lab

How Experts Finally Reconstructed the "Eighth Wonder of the World"

The Amber Room, a jewel worth hundreds of millions, vanished during World War II. Russia would spend two decades recreating it.
Noémie Jennifer
5.16.17
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.
Jerry Stahl
2.22.17
Photography

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
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
8.23.16
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