WWII

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On V-J Day: Memories from veterans who were there

In remembrance of Victory over Japan Day, which effectively ended World War II, read reflections from three American veterans who served in that war.
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Marking the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day [video]

The 75th anniversary of V-E Day recalls the Allies of World War II uniting to achieve victory. Uniting against today's threats is every bit as vital.
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How Americans observed V-E Day during World War II

When the Allied nations of World War II achieved victory in Europe, celebrations erupted across the globe. Learn how various U.S. cities marked the event.
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America sent gear to the USSR to help win World War...

The Lend-Lease program played a big role in World War II. Learn how this U.S. program boosted a key ally, the Soviet Union, in the fight against Hitler.
Hand lighting candle with long match in row of memorial candles (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The Holocaust memorialized throughout the world

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27. See some of the memorials around the world that honor victims of the Holocaust in different ways.
Military honor guard marching in formation at WWII memorial (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

A Washington memorial to shared heroism

A great alliance joined forces against fascism 70 years ago. The World War II Memorial in Washington commemorates a time of heroism and sacrifice.
Man standing next to a large portrait of himself (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Americans mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Americans honor the victims of Nazism during Holocaust Remembrance Day in April through events in schools, workplaces, military bases, religious organizations and civic centers.
Five people standing in a line with awards (The White House)

Vice president’s wife attends Holocaust remembrance ceremony in Israel

Karen Pence, the wife of the U.S. vice president, honors two Israelis who are active in ensuring the world never forgets the horror of the Holocaust.
Large stone memorial (© Maciej Gillert/Gallo Images Poland/Getty)

Ivanka Trump pays respects at Holocaust memorial in Warsaw

Senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump honored the victims of the Holocaust and the memories of Poland's Jewish community during her trip to Poland.