WWII

People in military uniforms and reflective vests in large room (Courtesy of Cori Wegener/Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative)

U.S. Army, Smithsonian join forces to protect art

A military-civilian partnership aims to preserve vulnerable cultural heritage, while reviving the mission of a famous World War II Army unit.
Eli Rosenbaum standing in shadow in front of map (© Salwan Georges/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Famed U.S. ‘Nazi hunter’ now investigates war crimes in Ukraine

Eli Rosenbaum is coordinating U.S. efforts to hold accountable those responsible for war crimes in Ukraine. Learn more about him.
Man signing paper at desk while four other men watch (© Keystone/Getty Images)

The secret pact that ushered in World War II and changed...

Learn more about a secret 1939 pact between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany that affected millions in Europe.
Man standing in front of barbed wire and old buildings (© Wojtek Radwanski/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. honors Auschwitz-Birkenau museum leader

The U.S. honored a Holocaust museum leader for his efforts to expand education and understanding about the era's history.
People standing next to U.S. flag and flowers on beach (© David Vincent/AP Images)

D-Day anniversary prompts reflection

Remembering D-Day, a pivotal Allied victory during World War II, links the struggles against tyranny in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Little boy wearing Marine uniform standing amid headstones looking down at grave (© Carolyn Kaster/AP Images)

How Arlington became a final resting place for veterans

America honors fallen U.S. soldiers on Memorial Day. Learn more about Arlington National Cemetery, where thousands of them were laid to rest.
Jubilant crowd waving U.S. and British flags in street (© AP Images)

Commemorating 1945 Victory in Europe Day during 2022 wartime

In World War II, ethnic Ukrainian soldiers fought in the Red Army alongside Russian soldiers. See how Vladimir Putin distorts history.
Three children in old photograph (Courtesy of Ambassador Michèle Taylor)

U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor, descendant of Holocaust survivors

Ambassador Michèle Taylor, U.S. permanent representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council, shares her family's history during the Holocaust.
Graphic with two photos of women holding children (State Dept./M. Gregory)

Russia’s bombardment of Ukraine reminiscent of Nazi Germany during WWII

Learn how Russia's bombing of Ukrainian cities is eerily similar to Nazi Germany's invasion of Leningrad during World War II.