World War II

Participants hold pictures of deceased Kim Bok-dong, one of former South Korean sex slaves who were forced to serve for the Japanese military in World War II, during a weekly rally near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Hundreds of South Koreans mourned the death of Kim during the rally demanded reparations from Tokyo over wartime atrocities. The banners read: "We will never forget the life of Kim Bok-dong."(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 30, 2019 - 2:37 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean woman who was forced as a girl into a brothel and sexually enslaved by the Japanese military during World War II was mourned Wednesday by hundreds of protesters who demanded reparations from Tokyo over wartime atrocities. Kim Bok-dong had been a vocal leader...
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People walk in snowfall to the Motherland monument to place flowers at the Piskaryovskoye Cemetery where most of the Leningrad Siege victims were buried during World War II, in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. People gathered to mark the 75th anniversary of the battle that lifted the Siege of Leningrad. The Nazi German and Finnish siege and blockade of Leningrad, now known as St. Petersburg, was broken on Jan. 18, 1943 but finally lifted Jan. 27, 1944. More than 1 million people died mainly from starvation during the 900-day siege. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
January 27, 2019 - 9:44 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Russian city of St. Petersburg marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the devastating World War II siege by Nazi forces with a large military parade Sunday in the city's sprawling Palace Square. Russian President Vladimir Putin later laid flowers at a monument...
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Survivors of Auschwitz gather on the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi German death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. They wore striped scarves that recalled their uniforms, some with the red letter "P," the symbol the Germans used to mark them as Poles. The observances come on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 27, 2019 - 8:06 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday amid a revival of hate-inspired violence and signs that younger generations know less and less about the genocide of Jews, Roma and others during World War II. In Poland, which was under Nazi German occupation...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, welcomes Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono for the talks in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
January 14, 2019 - 6:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The top diplomats of Russia and Japan held talks Monday about disputed islands in the Pacific as Moscow sought to temper Japanese expectations of an imminent deal. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov opened the negotiations with Japanese counterpart Taro Kono by warning Tokyo...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo, Duane Sherman, 96, poses at home with a small fraction of the 50,000 birthday cards he's received after his daughter's social media request for people to send him cards to cheer him up on his birthday went viral in Fullerton, Calif. (Kevin Sullivan/The Orange County Register via AP)
January 13, 2019 - 2:21 pm
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — When Sue Morse requested on Facebook that friends send her father well-wishes for his Dec. 30 birthday, she expected maybe 160 cards. At 96, World War II veteran and Purple Heart medal recipient Duane Sherman has survived most of his friends. As of Jan. 9, Sherman received...
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In this May 10, 2018 photo Richard Overton, the oldest living U.S. Veteran at the age of 111, is back in the east Austin home he has owned since 1948 after a renovation provided by Meals on Wheels of Central Texas and the Home Depot Foundation. A family member says Overton, the nation’s oldest World War II veteran who was also believed to be oldest living man in the U.S., has died in Texas. He was 112. Shirley Overton, whose husband was Richard’s cousin, says the Army veteran died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at a rehab facility in Austin, Texas. (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman via AP, file)
December 27, 2018 - 10:08 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Richard Overton, the nation's oldest World War II veteran who was also believed to be the oldest living man in the U.S., died Thursday in Texas, a family member said. He was 112. The Army veteran had been hospitalized with pneumonia but was released on Christmas Eve, said...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 19, 2013, file photo, Simcha Rotem, the last known remaining Jewish fighter from the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis, speaks in front of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising memorial during the revolt anniversary ceremonies in Warsaw, Poland. Rotem has died on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. He was 94. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, File)
December 23, 2018 - 9:04 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Simcha Rotem, an Israeli Holocaust survivor who was among the last known Jewish fighters from the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis, has died. He was 94. Rotem, who went by the underground nickname "Kazik," took part in the single greatest act of Jewish resistance...
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Japan's Emperor Akihito waves to well-wishers as they appear on the balcony of the Imperial Palace to mark the emperor's 85th birthday in Tokyo Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. Emperor Akihito, marking his birthday — his last before his upcoming abdication — said he feels relieved that his reign is coming to an end without having seen his country at war and that it is important to keep telling younger people about his nation's wartime history.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 23, 2018 - 2:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Akihito, marking his 85th birthday — his last before his upcoming abdication — said he feels relieved that his reign is coming to an end without having seen his country at war and that it is important to keep telling younger people about his nation's wartime history. "...
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People wave Montengro's flags during the ceremony to unveil the monument to late Yugoslav communist leader Josip Broz Tito in Montenegro's capital Podgorica, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Tito's monuments were removed throughout the former Yugoslavia after the country broke up in the 1990s' and Montenegro's capital has become a rare city in the former Yugoslavia to put one. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
December 19, 2018 - 12:34 pm
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in Montenegro Wednesday as authorities unveiled a monument to the late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito — a rare honor for communist dictator who was widely denounced after the breakup of Yugoslavia during the 1990s. The ceremony in Montenegro...
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Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long holds up a replica of the military seaplane he was standing watch on when Japanese warplanes attacked Hawaii 77 years ago, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at his home in Napa, California. Long was alone on the anchored plane in the middle of Kaneohe Bay, across the island from Pearl Harbor, when the attack happened, watching from afar as the bombs and bullets killed and wounded thousands. When the gunfire finally reached his plane, setting the aircraft ablaze, he jumped into the water and found himself swimming through fire to safety. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
December 07, 2018 - 10:07 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the attack that killed and wounded thousands unfolded...
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