December 4, 2013 The I-400, the prototype of an aircraft-carrying submarine meant to be used in stealthy airstrikes against U.S. cities, was located in August near Oahu.
November 16, 2013 The latest film from Oscar-winning Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki tells the story the engineer who designed the Mitsubishi Zero, the fighter plane used in attacks on Pearl Harbor. The Wind Rises is drawing sharp criticism from around Asia, where the wounds of World War II have yet to heal.
June 10, 2013 Shot down during the Battle of Britain more than 70 years ago, the rare Dornier 17 bomber was salvaged from the murky depths of the English Channel Monday.
May 4, 2013 It's been 70 years since the letters of John Pryor were understood in their full meaning. That's because as a British prisoner of war in Nazi Germany, Pryor's letters home to his family also included intricate codes that were recently deciphered by codebreakers for the first time since the 1940s.
October 22, 2012 The Nazi concentration camp was "worse than Dante's hell," Antoni Dobrowolski said in an 2009 interview. He was sent there for teaching young Poles. Nazi Germany, which invaded Poland in 1939, had tried to outlaw education beyond elementary age.
July 11, 2012 The French count was a legend for his behind-the-lines work as a secret agent for the British. Twice he was captured and condemned to death by the Nazis. Twice he escaped to conduct more espionage. He recently died.
May 31, 2012 When NPR's Jeffrey Katz took his family to see the stones memorializing his relatives who were victims of the Holocaust, he was struck by the "selfless dedication of a new generation of Germans who feel a responsibility to keep their memories alive."
May 28, 2012 The mystery surrounding the fate of the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews in Budapest has lingered for more than six decades. A Russian security archivist says his agency is not hiding details on what happened to Wallenberg who disappeared after being arrested by the Soviet Red Army.
May 4, 2012 In 1945, the wire service's Edward Kennedy reported the news that Germany had surrendered. He defied military censors to do so. German authorities had reported the story and Kennedy saw no reason to wait. At the time, AP condemned his actions.
February 10, 2012 A listener compares the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II to the Jewish Holocaust under the Nazis and raises the question of what to call the camps used in both experiences. At stake is the power of words in framing our actions, past and future.
December 7, 2011 Seventy years ago today more than 2,300 Americans died in the attack that would propel the nation into World War II. Though their numbers are dwindling, survivors are still telling their stories of that day.
February 23, 2011 Most tourists, who come in buses to the former Nazi prison camp for the day, may not notice the people living in the surrounding towns.