February 8, 2016

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Holocaust survivor’s memoir sheds light on Jewish Councils

JERUSALEM — Throughout the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, and while incarcerated in two prison camps, Mirjam Bolle wrote letters to her fiance that she never sent but hoped to share with him after the war. Yet when the two ultimately reunited she decided to leave the past behind and stashed them away. Now, decades later, Read More…

Veterans and residents remember Pearl Harbor

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AVON LAKE — With a rifle volley and the playing of taps, the American Legion and students at Learwood Middle School remembered the attack on Pearl Harbor during a solemn ceremony Monday. Japanese naval aviation forces attacked the United States Pacific Fleet Center on Dec. 7, 1941, at 12:53 p.m. EST with the goal of crippling Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, Dec. 2

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What has Olympic athletes concerned New AP testing finds Rio’s Olympic waters highly contaminated by sewage, even far offshore, leaving athletes at risk of illness. 2. Mayor dismisses Chicago’s police chief He says the public’s trust in Read More…

WWII prisoner of war first soldier honored by Israel for protecting Jews

JERUSALEM — The Nazi soldiers made their orders very clear: Jewish American prisoners of war were to be separated from their fellow brothers in arms and sent to an uncertain fate. But Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds would have none of that. As the highest-ranking noncommissioned officer held in the German POW camp, he ordered more Read More…

Surviving WWII: Elyria man shares story of endured atrocities

Paul Mallasch, 80, of Elyria, talks about how he survived World War II on Wednesday. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Paul Mallasch was a child when his family was caught in the midst of geopolitical turmoil and atrocities in Europe during World War II and its aftermath. Mallasch, 80, spoke to students learning about World War II and the Holocaust at Eastern Heights Middle School on Wednesday. It was the first time many Read More…

Japan, South Korea resume talks to resolve World War II sex slave issue

SEOUL, South Korea — The leaders of South Korea and Japan resumed formal talks Monday after a 3½-year freeze and agreed to try to resolve the decades-old issue of Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II. The agreement is a step forward but not a breakthrough. Ties between the two countries Read More…

Netanyahu draws ire for suggesting Palestinians responsible for Holocaust

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparked an uproar in Israel on Wednesday for suggesting that a World War II-era Palestinian leader convinced the Nazis to adopt their Final Solution to exterminate 6 million Jews. Holocaust experts and survivors slammed Netanyahu’s comments as historically inaccurate and serving the interests of Holocaust deniers by lessening the Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, Sept. 18

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What Trump didn’t do at a town hall The Republican presidential front-runner declines to challenge a questioner in New Hampshire who incorrectly states that Obama is a Muslim and “not even an American.” 2. Serbia angered by Read More…

Migrants today: Less welcome, more danger than generations past

The people streaming into Europe are the faces of a world on the move, more so now than at any other time in recent history. Last year, the United Nations announced that the number of displaced people worldwide had surpassed 50 million for the first time since the end of World War II. It’s now Read More…

Prince Harry celebrates birthday with World War II planes

LONDON — Prince Harry will mark his 31st birthday at a gathering of vintage Battle of Britain aircraft honoring the pilots who helped protect the country during World War II. Harry will watch as some 40 Spitfire, Hurricane and Bristol Blenheim bombers fly in formation before dispersing to wartime airfields in the south of England. Read More…