World War II
Luigi Scotto, consul general of Italy in Philadelphia, says it took four hours to read off the nearly 8,000 names of Italian Jews who perished in the Holocaust.
Pennsylvania’s oldest living Marine from World War II is celebrating a milestone today. She — yes, she — is marking her 97th birthday.
Two dozen local veterans, aged 33 to 91, were honored Thursday morning in Voorhees, New Jersey.
Germany has launched a war crimes investigation against an 87-year-old Philadelphia man it accuses of serving as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp.
The Greatest Generation historically hasn’t gotten a lot of attention from the app world, but that has changed with this Timeline app.
A brief wreath laying ceremony was held at 30th Street Station on Sunday honoring some 1,300 Pennsylvania Railroad employees who served during World War II and made the supreme sacrifice.
Wednesday of this week was a meaningful and historic day for Americans, and President Barack Obama was too busy campaigning and raising reelection funds to properly commemorate the day. Beyond being wrong, it is inexcusable. […]
Being a prisoner of war can result in great acclaim (as with Senator John McCain) or silent suffering with wounds nobody else can understand. A new book sheds light on some of those latter stories.
One fascinating home video available this week is a 1944 release, and another is a recent production recalling the challenges and exploits, in the same era, of the United States’ first black military pilots.
Devora Neuman (center of photo) was 15 years old when she was taken from her family in Poland and sent to work in the Nazi concentration camps.
Villanova University held its “One Book” lecture on Friday afternoon, featuring a Haverford man who spent several years of his childhood living in a Japanese American internment camp in Arizona.
If you’ve ever wanted to research your family history, a treasure-chest of information is available now that the 1940 census available online.
Three Delaware County, Pa. men who survived the “day that will live in infamy” got a first-hand tour of a Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit dear to their hearts.
It was a live Black History Month lesson for a group of Philadelphia high school students. The instructors on this night were two men who broke barriers in the 1940s.
This year, Villanova has selected Jamie Ford, author of “Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” as its “One Book Villanova” author.