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The writer who published a satirical magazine while hiding in a Dutch home during WWII

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From 1943 to 1945, Curt Bloch, a German Jew, published the magazine “Het Onderwater Cabaret” from a crawl space in the Dutch home he was hiding in. His work is being featured next year in an exhibit at the Jewish Museum Berlin.

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75 years since WWII Victory in Europe; DOJ drops charges against Flynn; LGBT helplines see surge

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Immigrant detention centers are a grim reminder of Japanese American history

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, wearing a white jacket, and French President Emmanuel Macron, in a dark suit, are shown standing next to each other at the Paris Peace Forum.

Macron, Merkel defend multilaterism as Trump avoids peace forum

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Former barrack turned into a house in nearby town of Parker, Arizona.

Japanese Americans weren’t the only US citizens housed in camps

Dutch Minister of Education Ronald Plasterk looks at a facsimile of Anne Frank's dairy after a news conference in Amsterdam in 2009.

Who betrayed Anne Frank?


It’s a question that’s puzzled historians and investigators for nearly 75 years and we may have an answer soon.

Excavating Henryk Ross’s buried box of negatives and documents in the ghetto, 1945. Henryk Ross (Polish, 1910–1991)

Unearthing photos and memories of life in the Lodz ghetto


In 1944 Henryk Ross buried his negatives. He was the official photographer of the Lodz ghetto in Poland. The ghetto was being liquidated, and Ross was unsure if he would survive to retrieve his work. He did.

November 1945. Hiroshima, Japan.

Photos: Hiroshima after the atomic bomb

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Thousands of people were instantly killed after the US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. About 140,000 would die from complications as a result of the bombing by the end of the year. Here is a selection of historical images on the ground in Hiroshima after the bomb was dropped.

Leo Goldberger and his family came from Czechoslovakia, but they moved to Denmark before World War II. That decision was the reason they escaped the Holocaust.

Danes helped him escape the Holocaust. Today, he says Denmark should do more for refugees.

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Seventy years ago, Leo Goldberger fled his home on a cramped Danish fishing boat

Cows stand in a meadow in front of a 10.5cm gun at the former artillery fort of the Swiss Army in the town of Faulensee.

That picturesque barn in the Swiss countryside might be a former Army bunker


How would you like to stay the night in a former military bunker in Switzerland? With the threat of foreign invasion relatively unlikely in the modern peaceful era of Europe, thousands of military bunkers and fortresses in Switzerland have been decommissioned and over the years put to commercial use — as everything from hotels to cheese factories.