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Katy Perry Visits Auschwitz: 'My Heart Was Heavy Today'

Katy Perry Visits Auschwitz: 'My Heart Was Heavy Today'

Originally posted 02/26/2015 01:40PM

While in between shows on her European tour, Katy Perry paid a visit to concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland.

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Black Author Discovers Her Grandfather Was Nazi Villain of Schindler's List

Black Author Discovers Her Grandfather Was Nazi Villain of Schindler's List

Originally posted 02/12/2015 04:15PM

In 2008, Jennifer Teege was strolling around a library in her native Germany for books on the depression she'd been struggling with when she spotted a cover photograph that looked strangely familiar: her biological mother.

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Survivors Return to Auschwitz for 70th Anniversary of Liberation

Survivors Return to Auschwitz for 70th Anniversary of Liberation

Originally posted 01/27/2015 03:30PM

They returned, wearing their blue and white stripes as badges of courage. And resilience. And resolve.

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WWII Veteran Who's Now a Woman Wins a Legal Battle for Transgender Couples

Robina Asti Wins an Important Legal Battle for Transgender Couples

Originally posted 07/30/2014 06:15PM

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Kate Learns More About Her 'Granny' at WWII Code-Breaking Center Opening

Kate Learns More About Her 'Granny' at World War II Code-Breaking Center Opening

Originally posted 06/18/2014 12:20PM

The Duchess of Cambridge got an insight into her family history when she met a woman who worked alongside her grandmother at a World War II code-breaking center.

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Man Who Saved Children from Nazis Celebrates 105th Birthday with Those Rescued

UpdatePosted 05/22/2014 03:45PM

Man Who Saved Hundreds of Children from Nazis Celebrates 105th Birthday Alongside Those He Rescued

Originally posted 05/22/2014 02:25PM

In 1938, British stockbroker Nicholas Winton spent a short vacation in Prague saving hundreds of Jewish children from the upcoming Nazi invasion. Seventy-six years later, the remaining "Nicky's Children" and their descendants helped Winton celebrate his 105th birthday.

Winton made his fateful journey on a whim. Germany had recently annexed the Sudetenland, forcing many Jewish families to flee into the Czechoslovakian capital, and he feared what would happen to the refugees if the Nazis took over the rest of the country.

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UpdatePosted 05/19/2014 04:45PM

90-Year-Old WWII Vet Graduates from College, Calls It 'The Culmination of My Life'

Originally posted 05/19/2014 02:30PM

In the 1940s, Walter Bunker was, like many other college students, unsure of what kind of future he wanted for himself. Bunker was attending Cincinnati's Xavier University on a violin scholarship, but the prospect of graduating filled him with dread.

"So I decided to put it off for a little bit," he told FOX19. "And that became 70 years."

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Band of Brothers Veteran Dies

Band of Brothers Veteran William Guarnere Dies at 90

Originally posted 03/10/2014 10:35AM

William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries Band of Brothers, has died. He was 90.

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See America's Two Oldest Veterans Meet for the First Time

UpdatePosted 12/15/2013 04:30PM

See America's Two Oldest Veterans Meet for the First Time

Originally posted 12/13/2013 06:00PM

The lives of Richard Overton and Elmer Hill bear so many similarities – they're both 107-year-old black men from Texas who served in the Pacific during World War II – that it's a shock their paths never crossed over the years.

Now, thanks to one Austin eldercare facility, the two men, thought to be America's oldest veterans, have met for the first time.

At an event sponsored by Emeritus Senior Living, where Hill lives, the pair swapped memories and made various quips about their advanced age.

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