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WFTS: Two Friends Who Fled Nazi Germany Reconnect 82 Years Later

The two best friends were separated from each other when they were nine years old.


Lily Ebert

97-Year-Old Reflects On Surviving The Holocaust And COVID-19

97-year-old Lily Ebert spoke to Newsy about the importance of Holocaust Memorial Day and her recent recovery from COVID.

 | Kristy Schantz and Luke Hanrahan

A group of children at Auschwitz in 1945

Germany Plans To Pay 240,000 Holocaust Survivors $662M

Payments will be made over the next two years to Holocaust survivors struggling with the burdens of the coronavirus pandemic.

 | Matt Simon

On Aug. 6, 1945 the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

75 Years After A-Bomb Dropped in Japan, Survivors Still Suffer

A-bomb survivors in Japan now in their 80's and 90's are prone to solid cancers like breast and lung cancers.

 | Cat Sandoval

Statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia

Knocking Down Statues Is About Way More Than The American Confederacy

Protesters are tearing down statues around the world. It's a global reckoning with the White supremacist past that built the world we know.

 | James Packard

Holocaust survivors lay flowers at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp

Holocaust Survivors Remember Liberation Of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Holocaust survivors commemorate 75th year since Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated.

 | Meg Hilling

Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center

World Leaders Gather In Commemoration Of Holocaust

The World Holocaust Forum marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

 | Meg Hilling

The Armenian genocide memorial complex

Senate Passes Resolution To Officially Recognize The Armenian Genocide

In October, the House voted 405-11 in favor of recognizing the Ottoman Turk-led genocide that killed 1.5 million Armenians in the 20th century.

 | Antoinette Miller

Cannabis plants in field

New Evidence Shows People Have Been Smoking Cannabis For Millennia

A new study in the journal Science Advances points to evidence on the origins of cannabis smoking in the first millennium B.C.

 | Cristina Mutchler

Some of the artifacts saved from the Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

What Happened To The Artifacts Inside Notre Dame?

While many artifacts escaped fire damage, officials say some appear to have suffered water damage.

 | Caitlin Baldwin

The Vatican

Vatican To Open Secret Archives On WWII-Era Pope Pius XII

The secret archives will be open to researchers beginning in March 2020.

 | Caitlin Baldwin

Irving Roth poses for a school photo after moving to New York following the Holocaust.

Holocaust Survivor Relives Anti-Semitism From Childhood

Holocaust survivor Irving Roth looks back on his childhood before the Holocaust. His experiences show that hate is taught.

 | Alexandra Miller

An Artificial Intelligence Lightweight Android presses switches on a panel

No, Robots Aren't From the Future — They Go Back To The 1700s

The history of artificial intelligence goes back to way before the Turing test.

 | Chance Seales


Here's Who Paved The Way For Women In Medicine

While female physicians have been far from center stage in the past, some of medicine's biggest history-makers were women.

 | Chance Seales

Side-by-side of three athletes

9 Women Who Dominated The Sports World

During Women's History Month, we're honoring women across many fields. This one's for the sports trailblazers.

 | Sabrina Russello

For Sale: A Dark Part Of Canada's Past

A former Canadian school is for sale, but it has a dark side. Indigenous children were taken there and abused, a violent time in the country's past.

 | Samantha Crook