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#World War 2

From TheJournal.ie French Resistance hero who saved hundreds of Jewish children during WW2 dies aged 108 Georges Loinger

French Resistance hero who saved hundreds of Jewish children during WW2 dies aged 108

Georges Loinger was himself imprisoned during the war but escaped.

From TheJournal.ie A mine from World War II has been brought ashore in Kinsale Bomb Disposal

A mine from World War II has been brought ashore in Kinsale

A bomb disposal team is on its way to the harbour.

From TheJournal.ie 'The Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' has died before he could be jailed Oskar Groening

'The Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' has died before he could be jailed

Oskar Groening was found guilty in 2015 of being an accessory to murder.

From TheJournal.ie World War II aircraft carrier found after 76 years USS Lexington This post contains videos

World War II aircraft carrier found after 76 years

The wreckage was found over 800km off the eastern coast of Australia.

From TheJournal.ie New documentary reveals secrets about a Swiss doctor dubbed 'one of the worst Nazi figures' August Hirt

New documentary reveals secrets about a Swiss doctor dubbed 'one of the worst Nazi figures'

SS doctor August Hirt tortured and mutilated jews in France.

From TheJournal.ie Holocaust survivor plants Irish oak tree at Russborough House Memorial

Holocaust survivor plants Irish oak tree at Russborough House

The Irish oak tree was planted to remember the 1.5 million Jewish children who died in the Holocaust.

From TheJournal.ie IRA leader Seán Russell and the story of Dublin's most controversial statue Hidden History

IRA leader Seán Russell and the story of Dublin's most controversial statue

Russell was an IRA chief of staff who died on a German u-boat in 1940.

From TheJournal.ie The Holocaust survivor who became the world's oldest man has died aged 113 Yisrael Kristal

The Holocaust survivor who became the world's oldest man has died aged 113

Yisrael Kristal survived Auschwitz and lived out his life in Israel.

From TheJournal.ie On this day in 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima World War 2

On this day in 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima

An event to remember the victims will take place in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Japan protests against bid to recognise Korean women forced into brothels Comfort Women

Japan protests against bid to recognise Korean women forced into brothels

Japanese troops forced thousands of women to work in brothels during World War II.

From TheJournal.ie Holocaust survivors more at risk of developing cancer World War 2

Holocaust survivors more at risk of developing cancer

Researchers studied over 150,000 people for more than 45 years.

From TheJournal.ie White House says allegations of 'Holocaust denial' are 'pathetic' Sean Spicer This post contains videos

White House says allegations of 'Holocaust denial' are 'pathetic'

Spokesperson Sean Spicer says the media is ‘nitpicking’

From TheJournal.ie Hitler's Mein Kampf sells 85,000 copies in Germany Bestseller

Hitler's Mein Kampf sells 85,000 copies in Germany

It was initially planned to print only 4,000 copies of the Nazi leader’s anti-Semitic manifesto, but production was boosted after intense demand.

From TheJournal.ie Replica of bunker where Hitler spent his final days goes on display in Berlin PRIVATE Museum

Replica of bunker where Hitler spent his final days goes on display in Berlin

The project hasn’t been universally welcomed.

From TheJournal.ie A virtual reality reconstruction of Auschwitz is helping to try Nazi criminals Back In Time This post contains videos

A virtual reality reconstruction of Auschwitz is helping to try Nazi criminals

The headsets help prosecutors see if those accused could have seen what was happening.

From TheJournal.ie Empty tea cups: Living without tea in WWII Ireland The Emergenctea

Empty tea cups: Living without tea in WWII Ireland

If you think you’re gasping for a cuppa at the end of a long day, you should have seen the country in 1941…

From TheJournal.ie WW2 diaries: The lives, obsessions and mistresses of the man who planned the Holocaust Heinrich Himmler This post contains videos

WW2 diaries: The lives, obsessions and mistresses of the man who planned the Holocaust

Heinrich Himmler’s wartime diaries have been discovered.

From TheJournal.ie One of Adolf Hitler's message machines was found in a shed in England Cash In The Axis

One of Adolf Hitler's message machines was found in a shed in England

The Lorenz machine sold on eBay for £10.

From TheJournal.ie Adolf Hitler's own copy of Mein Kampf has just sold at auction Going Going Gone This post contains videos

Adolf Hitler's own copy of Mein Kampf has just sold at auction

The book from his Munich apartment sold for more than €18,000.

From TheJournal.ie 'A fully-fledged masochist': Inside the CIA's psychological profile of Adolf Hitler Mind Of A Tyrant

'A fully-fledged masochist': Inside the CIA's psychological profile of Adolf Hitler

The report was commissioned in 1943.

From TheJournal.ie This former fascist concentration camp is being turned into a luxury holiday resort Ghosts Of The Past This post contains videos

This former fascist concentration camp is being turned into a luxury holiday resort

Mamula island is situated in Kotor Bay in Montenegro.

From TheJournal.ie After 70 years apart, D-Day veteran and wartime sweetheart to reunite Old Flames

After 70 years apart, D-Day veteran and wartime sweetheart to reunite

10,000 miles and seven decades are not enough to keep them away from each other, apparently.

From TheJournal.ie How a notorious Nazi war criminal was banned from his picturesque Waterford hideaway Dark Past This post contains videos

How a notorious Nazi war criminal was banned from his picturesque Waterford hideaway

Rumours about looted art in the Kilmacthomas estate persisted for years.

From TheJournal.ie World War II sex slaves and their fight for justice Comfort Women

World War II sex slaves and their fight for justice

There’s continued tension between Japan and South Korea over the ‘comfort women’.

From TheJournal.ie No treasure found in dig for legendary gold-filled Nazi train War Booty This post contains videos

No treasure found in dig for legendary gold-filled Nazi train

Rumours persist that the train is buried in an underground tunnel.

From TheJournal.ie Irish World War II veteran awarded France's highest military honour Legion D'honeur

Irish World War II veteran awarded France's highest military honour

The 98 year old dedicated the award to all the Irish soldiers who fought in the war, saying they remain in his memory to this day.

From TheJournal.ie 'They had legs ripped off ... faces missing': An eye witness recalls the horror of Okinawa 70th Anniversary

'They had legs ripped off ... faces missing': An eye witness recalls the horror of Okinawa

“We simply had no idea what to do. I was 17. We all thought we would be back at school in a week.”

From TheJournal.ie The Red Army made a comeback today to celebrate defeating the Nazis Mother Russia This post contains images

The Red Army made a comeback today to celebrate defeating the Nazis

The Russian capital saw a massive WW2 parade despite a western boycott.

From TheJournal.ie It's 70 years since World War II ended in Europe VE Day

It's 70 years since World War II ended in Europe

Victory in Europe (VE) Day was declared after Germany’s unconditional surrender in Berlin on 8 May, 1945.

From TheJournal.ie Today marks 70 years since this happened Nazi Past

Today marks 70 years since this happened

But Hitler’s Austrian birthplace still can’t deal with his legacy

From TheJournal.ie This Nazi-hunting husband/wife team even tried to kidnap an SS officer Ends Of The Earth

This Nazi-hunting husband/wife team even tried to kidnap an SS officer

Serge and Beath Klarsfeld hunted down Klaus Barbie, a former Gestapo officer known as the “Butcher of Lyon”.

From TheJournal.ie This is Hitler's old house ... and the Austrian government wants it Neo Nazi Visitors

This is Hitler's old house ... and the Austrian government wants it

The Nazi leader spent his early childhood in the building.

From TheJournal.ie Court won't prosecute 89 year old over worst Nazi atrocity on French soil Oradour-sur-Glane

Court won't prosecute 89 year old over worst Nazi atrocity on French soil

There was not enough evidence to charge the man, a former member of the SS.

From TheJournal.ie 'British Schindler' honoured for saving hundreds of children from Nazi death camps Living Legend

'British Schindler' honoured for saving hundreds of children from Nazi death camps

Sir Nicholas Winton brought 669 Czech children to safety in 1939.

From TheJournal.ie 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged with 300,000 crimes Holocaust

93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged with 300,000 crimes

Oskar Groening is accused of managing money and property stolen from victims.

From TheJournal.ie Someone stole this 92-year-old war veteran's military medals on the D-Day anniversary Heartless

Someone stole this 92-year-old war veteran's military medals on the D-Day anniversary

Police in London say the suspected burglar had an Irish accent.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning as we edge closer to the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Government to help launch a Holocaust education project for children Crocus Project

Government to help launch a Holocaust education project for children

The Crocus Project is is run by the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland (HETI) and aims to teach children about the consequences of discrimination.

From TheJournal.ie Canadian soldier's remains found in German war cemetery after 14 year search WWII

Canadian soldier's remains found in German war cemetery after 14 year search

Lawrence S. Gordon’s remains were identified using dental records, and will now be returned to his hometown.

From TheJournal.ie Three suspected Auschwitz guards --- aged 88, 92 and 94 --- arrested in Germany Nazi-era Crimes

Three suspected Auschwitz guards --- aged 88, 92 and 94 --- arrested in Germany

The men have undergone medical tests, and a judge confirmed their fitness to be detained in a prison hospital.

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