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Defendant Johann Rehbogen, a 94-year-old former SS guard, appears at the regional court in Münster, Germany, on Tuesday. Guido Kirchner/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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World War II Norwegian resistance fighter Joachim Roenneberg, seen here in 2013, has died at age 99. He led a team that was credited with slowing Hitler's plan to build atomic weapons. Andrew Winning/Reuters hide caption

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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg speaks during a joint statement with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday. The following day, Solberg apologized to the "German girls" who faced government retaliation for their relationships with occupying German forces during World War II. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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Jakiw Palij immigrated to the U.S. in 1949. According to U.S. authorities, he concealed his Nazi service. Department of Justice hide caption

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Alleged Nazi Labor Camp Guard Deported To Germany

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An undated photo, provided by family member Susan Lawrence, shows twin brothers Julius (left) and Ludwig Pieper in their U.S. Navy uniforms. Susan Lawrence via AP hide caption

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How A High Schooler Helped Reunite Twins 74 Years After Their World War II Deaths

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Eighty-two-year-old Zosia Radzikowska, from Krakow, survived the Holocaust by pretending to be Christian. A retired criminal law professor, Radzikowska is an active member of Krakow's small but flourishing Jewish community. Esme Nicholson for NPR hide caption

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Auschwitz Remembrance Is Tinged With Tension Over Poland's Holocaust Speech Law

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The Startling Statistics About People's Holocaust Knowledge

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Soviet aviators with their American colleagues in front of a version of the PBY Catalina aircraft in Elizabeth City, N.C. The U.S. trained Soviet pilots to fly the plane as part of Project Zebra, a secret military program during World War II. Courtesy M.G. Crisci hide caption

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North Carolina Town Accepts, Then Spurns Russian Gift

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Roy Miller fills cans with cooked collard greens. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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In A New Deal-Era Cannery, Old Meets New

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In 1952, atomic scientists came together on the 10th anniversary of the first controlled nuclear fission chain reaction, which took place Dec. 2, 1942, at the University of Chicago. Courtesy of University of Chicago Photographic Archive hide caption

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A blue tent covers a British World War II bomb that was found during construction. Disposal operations are set for Sunday and require what's expected to be Germany's biggest evacuation since the war. Boris Roessler/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In this July 10, 1945, photo provided by U.S. Navy media content operations, USS Indianapolis (CA 35) is shown off the Mare Island Navy Yard, in Northern California, 20 days before it was sunk by Japanese torpedoes. AP hide caption

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