Housing displaced persons, or DPs, was strictly against military protocol, lest the refugees spread disease to American soldiers.
After his actions Mendes was suspended and fired from the diplomatic service of Portugal.
The image was of Joachim Peiper, who killed American prisoners of war during World War II. The photo was colorized by an apparent fan of Hitler.
A pile of baby-dolls on the red carpet seems to represent corpses.
All hail the Queen! The Weinstein Company has announced that actress Helen Mirren will be honored by the World Jewish Congress for her role in ‘Woman in Gold.’
Aristides de Sousa Mendes saved 30,000 people during World War II. But for decades, he was consigned to ignominy by his own government. Now, he’s finally getting his due.
Austria inaugurated a monument on Friday to thousands of its nationals who deserted Hitler’s army during World War Two, marking a new step in efforts to acknowledge the nation’s wartime past.
Private First Class Daniel Gavrin, declared missing in 1944, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in a Jewish ceremony.
Jenna Weissman Joselit never paid much attention to photographs of relatives in uniforms until a more recent picture appeared on the mantle. That one was taken near Gaza.
“Generation War” (a hit in Germany as “Our Mothers Our Fathers”) is a must see for those who view World War II /Holocaust films as a kind of cinematic rosary of remembrance.