Second World War

Russia to build replica Reichstag for schoolchildren to storm

A military-themed park in a suburb of Moscow will soon install a replica of Berlin's Reichstag for Russian schoolchildren to storm, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday.

Int'l conference on post-war monuments in post-communist Europe held in Zagreb

The event was organised by the Zagreb-based association SF:ius in cooperation with the Croatian chapter of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).

Hitler's travel phone up for auction in the US

The personal travel phone that once belonged to Adolf Hitler and which was taken from his Berlin bunker just days after the German capital fell in 1945 is currently up for sale at an auction house in the US.

Thousands join hands in remembrance of destruction of Dresden in WWII

Around 12,000 people joined hands to form a human chain in Dresden on Monday to commemorate the destruction of the eastern German city in World War II.

WWII bomb found near petrol station is defused in Thessaloniki

An unexploded World War II bomb discovered in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki was defused on Sunday after a delicate operation that triggered the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents.

Aircraft bomb defused after largest evacuation in Germany since WWII

Authorities successfully defused a 1.8-ton aircraft bomb on Sunday, after some 54,000 residents of the southern German city of Augsburg had to leave their homes, in what has been described as the country's biggest evacuation since World War II.

Thousands of Germans evacuated on Christmas Day as WWII bomb defused

Some 54,000 residents of the southern German city of Augsburg had to leave their homes on Sunday, in what has been described as the country's biggest evacuation since World War II, as authorities defused a 1.8-ton aircraft bomb.

Exhibition on Roma genocide in WWII Croatia opens in Zagreb

An exhibition on the genocide of Roma in Croatia during World War II opened at the Conference Centre of the Roma National Council in Zagreb on Friday.

Huda Jama one of 620 mass graves of victims killed in Slovenia in 1945

According the Slovenian commission in charge of identifying mass graves of victims killed in the wake of the Second World War, the Huda Jama mass grave is one of 620 identified multiple graves throughout Slovenia for victims executed by the Tito-led Partisans who performed extrajudicial killings from the period immediately after the Second World War.

800 victims from Huda Jama mass grave to be reburied in Maribor

According the Slovenian commission in charge of identifying mass graves of victims killed in the wake of the Second World War, an estimated 3000 victims were buried in the abandoned coal mine known as the Barbara Pit (Slovene: Barbara rov) in the town of Huda Jama.

Bishops say treatment of past inappropriate

The Croatian Bishops' Conference said in a press release on Saturday that at its 53rd plenary earlier this week the bishops considered "the inappropriate treatment of the past which is then reflected in our present" and that this referred to the treatment of the victims of the Jasenovac WWII concentration camp, those of the communist dictatorship and those of the 1991-95 Homeland War.

Children from Sisak WWII concentration camp commemorated

The Serb National Council and the Sisak Serb National Minority Council organised at the Sisak children's cemetery on Saturday the traditional Remembrance Day for war orphans who died at the Sisak children's concentration camp during World War II.

Remains of post-WW2 Huda Jama victims being transferred to Maribor cemetery

The transfer of the victims is likely to be completed by the end of this week when Slovenian President Borut Pahor is due to attend a commemoration at the Maribor cemetery.

Jasenovac concentration camp victims commemorated

Former Croatian President and honorary SABA president Stjepan Mesic said that three separate commemorations for the Jasenovac concentration camp victims were the result of an attempt to falsify the history

Germany raids homes of former SS soldiers over World War II massacre

German police have raided the homes of three former members of the Hitler Youth as part of an investigation into a massacre carried out by the Nazis in the north of France during World War II.

Croatian Library for the Blind celebrates 50th anniversary

At a ceremony held in Zagreb's Vidra Theatre, the library's director Sanja Frajtag presented a chronology of events that led to the establishment of this institution.