eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new

World War II

(An Italian consulate employee reads the name of Italian Jews who perished in World War II.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Italian Consulate Reads Victims’ Names to Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

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.

01/25/2013

Grace Ricci Bergman is Pennsylvania's oldest living Marine from World War II. (Credit: Kim Glovas)

Pennsylvania’s Oldest Living Marine From WWII Celebrates Her 97th Birthday

Pennsylvania’s oldest living Marine from World War II is celebrating a milestone today. She — yes, she — is marking her 97th birthday.

12/03/2012

Christopher Mohrmann receives his medal from the Rev. Floyd White of the Camden County Veterans Affairs Office. Mohrmann's mother, Teri Crutchfield (seated at left) looks on. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Camden County Honors Local War Veterans

Two dozen local veterans, aged 33 to 91, were honored Thursday morning in Voorhees, New Jersey.

11/08/2012

nazi probe

AP: Philadelphia Man Targeted In Nazi Probe

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.

09/23/2012

(World War 2 app)

Timeline: World War 2

The Greatest Generation historically hasn’t gotten a lot of attention from the app world, but that has changed with this Timeline app.

08/16/2012

30th Street Station (Credit: Lisa Lake/Getty Images)

Ceremony Held At 30th Street Station For World War II Vets

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.

08/12/2012

American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, western France. (Photo credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Non-Commemoration Of D-Day Is Inexcusable

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. […]

06/07/2012

countingthedays

Author Documents Stories Of Prisoners Of War During World War II

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.

05/28/2012

("Red Tails," a dramatization of the Tuskegee Airmen, stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard.)

Home Video Report: From and About 1944

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.

05/23/2012

(Devora Neuman, center, at the Holocaust suvivors' luncheon with David Brucker and Lillian Vladimir Levitt.)

In Bucks County, Remembrance of a 1945 Disclosure That Shocked The World

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.

05/07/2012

(Credit: Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio)

President Of Philadelphia Japanese American Organization Speaks At Villanova

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.

04/21/2012

(Credit: National Archives)

1940 Census, Posted Online, Could Help Fill In The Branches On Your Family Tree

If you’ve ever wanted to research your family history, a treasure-chest of information is available now that the 1940 census available online.

04/02/2012

(Pear Harbor survivors visit the Flower Show.)

Pearl Harbor Survivors From Delco Visit Flower Show’s ‘Arizona’ Memorial

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.

03/06/2012

(Henry Moore, with microphone, and Dr. Eugene Richardson, take questions from Philadelphia Freedom Schools students. Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Philadelphia School Marks Black History Month With Tuskegee Airmen Q&A

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.

02/15/2012

(Photos provided)

‘One Book Villanova’ Author Visits Campus For Evening Talk

This year, Villanova has selected Jamie Ford, author of “Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” as its “One Book Villanova” author.

01/31/2012

more

previous