Pope Francis announced Monday that the Vatican’s archives on controversial World War II-era pope Pius XII would be opened up eight years earlier than planned, in 2020, a move seen as an olive branch to
Ona Judge, the enslaved woman who fled President George Washington to live for decades as a fugitive, gave just two interviews in her lifetime. The will of Lisette Denison, born in 1786, is the only surviving
Historians at the University of York have uncovered the tale of a 14th-century nun who escaped from her convent by faking her own death to follow “the way of carnal lust”. A letter hidden away in medieval
Archaeologists working in a richly decorated house in ancient Pompeii have discovered a stunningly preserved fresco depicting the mythological hunter Narcissus enraptured by his own reflection in a pool
(HELSINKI) — An Israeli Holocaust historian praised authorities in Finland on Sunday for publishing a report that concluded Finnish volunteers serving with Nazi Germany’s Waffen-SS “very likely” took in
A senior Israeli Holocaust historian is praising Finnish authorities for publishing a report concluding that Finnish troops likely participated in the mass murder of Jews during World War II. Efraim Zuroff,
Pilots landing after dark at Budapest international airport will soon have a new star to navigate by - a giant Star of David. It will be lit up from the side of a tower resembling stacked cattle trucks.
Auschwitz historians painstakingly work to preserve personal belongings of the victims to keep 'memory of their owners alive'
Survivors and dignitaries are assembling Sunday at Auschwitz-Birkenau to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp where more than one million prisoners, mostly Jews, were
The hour-long webcast will feature Harry Spiro, 89, being interviewed by Judge Rinder A Holocaust survivor will give live testimony of his experiences of a Nazi concentration camp and death march in a
The Russians know exactly what Putin and Trump talked about, but we probably won’t find out for decades
MOSCOW — The United States has no detailed record of President Trump’s five face-to-face interactions with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the past two years, The Washington Post reported last week.
A World War One-era German submarine has started to emerge from a beach in northern France. Historians say the UC61 was sunk by its crew after being caught laying mines in July 1917. The submarine started
Row over plans by Edinburgh museum to display stone from Great Pyramid of Giza escalates The Egyptian government is calling for access to the certification documents for all Egyptian antiquities displayed
Remains of five adults and a child to be laid to rest in UK after being stored at the Imperial War Museum for 20 years More than seven decades after the liberation of the Nazi death camps, the remains
The weird habit of licking the end of a paintbrush has revealed new evidence about the life of an artist more than 900 years after her death. Scientists found tiny blue paint flecks had accumulated on
A Russian historian has come up with a new theory about the legend that the French Emperor Napoleon hid wagonloads of stolen treasure during his disastrous retreat from Moscow in 1812. Viacheslav Ryzhkov
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Royal Mail apologised on Friday after historians pointed out that a stamp design it planned to issue to commemorate the D-Day landings in France in fact showed U.S. troops