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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.
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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.
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Descendants of Holocaust survivors make an impact at State Department

January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Hear from some descendants of Holocaust survivors who are State Department employees.
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Holocaust denial and distortion must stop

What's the difference between Holocaust denial and Holocaust distortion? Two experts explain these issues — and the need to combat them both.
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Life of legend Josephine Baker honored in Paris

Legendary dancer, singer, actress and civil rights activist Josephine Baker was honored at Paris' Panthéon on November 30. Learn more.
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Music keeps U.S. troops in formation, boosts morale

U.S. troops stay in step on marches by singing cadence calls about military life. Learn more about them and other military music traditions.
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Remnants of the Berlin Wall — where are they now?

Learn how and why segments of the Berlin Wall, a symbol of totalitarianism and the Cold War, wound up all over the world.
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Blue Angels: Celebrating 75 years of precision flying

The Blue Angels' displays of precision flying have dazzled millions worldwide. Learn more about the U.S. Navy flight squad celebrating 75 years.
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U.S. Holocaust Museum teaches the warning signs of genocide

The Washington-based museum wants people to know that the Holocaust wasn't inevitable — and that we all have a role in preventing atrocities.