Stalingrad: The Turning Point of WWII in Europe

In August 1942, the most famous battle of the Second World War began. More than 4 million combatants fought in the gargantuan struggle at Stalingrad between the Nazi and Soviet armies.

When Auschwitz Loses Its Meaning

February 05, 2021

Andy Warhol is credited for the bon mot that in the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes. Robert Keith Packer would probably agree. A nobody from Virginia, Packer made international news for the sweatshirt he wore during the recent assault on the US Capitol. Sweatshirts bear all...

The Liberation of Paris

On August 25, 1944, the Allies liberated Paris from Nazi occupation, ending more than four years of fear, hunger and death. Learn more about this important moment in World War II, as well as the soldiers and civilians who took part in the liberation.

Refugees Welcome at Our Table

January 12, 2016

Lyndall Stein remembers the remarkable people her parents welcomed in their London home. Growing up in in London in the 1960s, we had two tables that welcomed refugees. There was our kitchen table where my mother Jenny provided a never-ending flow of her nourishing bean soup, warmth and...