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World War II

Witold Pilecki: The man who volunteered to be imprisoned at Auschwitz

Leaving behind everything he loved on earth, he "entered something seemingly no longer of it.”

3 Incredible acts of forgiveness from a survivor of Mengele’s twin experiments

Eva Mozes has been heavily criticized for forgiving what others find unforgivable, but she doesn't regret it.

How two Polish doctors outsmarted the Nazis by engineering a fake typhus outbreak

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation is searching for survivors or their relatives to document this incredible story

Good shepherds in a time of war: Catholic priests of the Warsaw Uprising

Mentioning but a few of them should be a tribute to all priests who shared the same fate as both the fighting soldiers and the civilian population.

Auschwitz survivor and her rescuer celebrate 70 years of marriage

This Holocaust survivor married the soldier who rescued her, and they spent over 7 decades together.

Auschwitz museum’s artifacts to go on international tour

Reminders of the Nazi regime's "biggest crime of the 20th century" go on tour for first time.

A Christmas play got this priest sent to Dachau

Fr. Alois Andritzki was only 28 when he stared down death for love of Christ.

Was the “Miracle of Dunkirk” really a miracle?

Director Christopher Nolan's new World War II film opens in theaters this week.

‘Dunkirk’ may be Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece of mounting apprehension

This is not a story that requires a lot of exposition; it’s enough to simply watch the horror play out on the actors' faces as time runs down.

Pope recognizes heroism of cardinal who organized a rescue network to save Jews

Elia Dalla Costa had the help of the winner of the Tour de France, Gino Bartali.

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