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Gal ‘Wonder Woman’ Gadot will star in movie about Christian Holocaust heroine

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The movie Schindler’s List won critical acclaim for telling the story of Oscar Schindler, who saved the lives of more than 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust. Now, Israeli Gal Gadot, who rose ...

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After 70 years, ghost ship with dead crew remains a mystery

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Seventy two years ago this summer, the legendary ghost ship “SS Ourang Medan” was found adrift at sea, with its whole crew dead for unknown reasons. To this day, the ominous ship ...

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Church returns wallet found stashed in vent for 75 years

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A church renovating an old high school has reunited a woman with a wallet that was stolen 75  years ago.  The wallet was discovered — along with 14 others — as the ...

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USS Missouri honored with postage stamp

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is honoring the battleship USS Missouri with a forever postage stamp, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of her commissioning. Celebrations this week honored the 75th anniversary: ...

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D-Day remembered with President Roosevelt’s prayer

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Thursday, June 6, marks the 75-year anniversary of D-Day, the day of the greatest military invasion in modern history. In what will probably be the last large commemoration to the Greatest Generation, ...

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Normandy remembered: ‘Lord, Let Me See One More Sunrise’

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Planes spread out across the sky, nearly wingtip to wingtip. A sniper’s bullet whizzing by the ear. Squeezing a dying soldier’s hand, so he knew he was not alone in Normandy. Across ...

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Discovered this year, 1200 Holocaust victims laid to rest

More than 1,200 Holocaust victims were laid to rest on Wednesday, May 22, in Belarus after their remains were discovered earlier this year in a Nazi-era mass grave under a construction site. Construction workers stumbled upon ...

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Untold history and Germany’s invasion of Russia

There is a great deal about the history of World War II that has missed our history books. Like how the Soviet Union waited until the day before VJ Day to declare ...

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Jews return to Warsaw Ghetto for Passover Seder after 76 years

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Jews are returning to the Warsaw Ghetto, scene of unimaginable suffering during WWII, to hold a Passover Seder in the Warsaw Ghetto. It will be the first Passover Seder there in 76 ...

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Executive Order overhauls Merchant Marine, expands vet opportunities

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order on March 4 to aid the transition of active-duty service members and military veterans into the United States Merchant Marine. The order is called “Supporting the ...

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When did the Second World War really start?

Today, December 7, we remember the 77th anniversary of Pearl Harbor – the date recognized as the entry of the United States into the Second World War. This summer we will mark ...

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One of last ‘Rosie the Riveter’ heroes lives in Kansas City

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We’ve all seen images of Rosie the Riveter, the strong woman who went to work during World War II with the slogan, “We can do it.” One of the last Rosies, 93-year-old ...

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Operation Finale is a look at best, and worst, of humanity

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World War II movies are their own genre but not many film stories are told from the Jewish perspective. “Operation Finale” (MGM) corrects that lack, giving us a story, begun during the ...

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Last known WWII Nazi deported from U.S.

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He was known to authorities for almost two decades yet no previous American president, Republican or Democrat, chose to bring him to justice–until now. A man who authorities believe is the last ...

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Bob Dole’s final mission: Greet each WWII vet who visits memorial he helped build

After a lifetime of serving his country, Bob Dole, a former U.S. senator and presidential candidate, has a final mission: continue to serve his country. At 94, his service looks a little ...

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Two faith and military-themed films premier this fall

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Two faith-based, true-to-life films spotlighting the consequences of war on those who serve will debut in theaters this fall. The films, ‘Unbroken: Path to Redemption’ and ‘Indivisible’ spotlight the strain of war ...

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Iwo Jima and Woody: honoring those that served

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They’ve been called the greatest generation. But Woody Williams, a 94-year-old WWII veteran, a recipient of the Purple Heart, and the Congressional Medal of Honor, doesn’t consider himself as great, or heroic ...

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Kansas City surgeon stormed Normandy, treated Truman

A little boy from Doniphan County, Kansas, is the last person one might expect to be responsible for the lives of the President and First Lady. But that became the case for ...

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