Strange days have found us.
Two Los Angeles gang members appear to have joined the flow of foreigners flocking to fight in Syria – in this instance, on the side of President Bashar al-Assad. In a video posted online, the two men boast that they are on the front lines and fire their guns in the direction of what they call “the enemigos.”
The most important thing I look for is properly sourced material. A post without a link to a source is probably going to fly under my radar. A good photo to accompany the story goes a long way.
Neal Thompson’s new biography, A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert “Believe It or Not!” Ripley, follows Ripley from his childhood as a misfit doodler in Santa Rosa, Calif., to his international fame as a world traveler, showman and playboy. Thompson talks with Arun Rath, host of weekends on All Things Considered, about how Ripley became “the guy who presented the weirdness of the world in the newspaper each day.”
Days after Hitler’s suicide a group of American soldiers, French prisoners, and, yes, German soldiers defended an Austrian castle against an SS division—the only time Germans and Allies fought together in World War II. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie.
With Auschwitz’s historic grounds falling into disrepair, Poland appeals for international funds to preserve concentration camp
Hans Lipschis who was deported from US in 1983 over his Nazi past claims he was a cook not a death camp guard.
A 93-year-old man who was deported from the US for lying about his Nazi past was arrested by German authorities on Monday on allegations he served as an Auschwitz death camp guard, Stuttgart prosecutors said.
Hans Lipschis was taken into custody after authorities concluded there was “compelling evidence” he was involved in crimes at Auschwitz while posted there from 1941 to 1945, prosecutor Claudia Krauth said.
Once a year, Israel’s Jewish war veterans don suit jackets and uniforms dripping in Red Army medals, the shiny bronzes and silvers pinned to their chests in tight rows like armor.
About 500,000 Jews served in the Soviet Red Army during World War II. Most of those still alive today - about 7,000 - are said to live in Israel.
Never-before-seen photos of New York. Over 870,000 photos from the city’s Municipal Archives- a collection that exceeds 2.2 million images- scanned and made available online, give a global audience a view of a rich collection that documents life in NYC.
Books are weapons in the war of ideas.
Books cannot be killed by fire.