World War II

Albert Lichtblau

Update: The paperback edition of "Born Survivors" has recently been published, and Wendy Holden will speak Monday (5/16/16) evening in Madison, along with Wisconsin physician Mark Olsky, one of the people her book profiles. 

Seventy years ago, three babies were born into desperate circumstances. Their mothers had been sent to almost certain death at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp in German-occupied Austria. Against unlikely odds, they were born and survived the camps along with their mothers.

courtesy Chris Cleave/Simon & Schuster

When novelist Chris Cleave starts a new project - before he writes a word - he tries to immerse himself in the world his characters will inhabit.

Four years ago, that meant learning to track bicycles for his novel, Gold, about two Olympic-caliber cyclists.  But it was a more complex prospect for his latest novel, Everyone Brave is Forgiven, which is set in World War II London and Malta.  But Cleave found a way.

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It was on this day, 74 years ago, that the Japanese bombardment of Pearl Harbor brought the United States into World War II.  There are several important Milwaukee names that have prominent connections with that war.

Mitch Teich

When Al Exner looks back at his grandkids today, he’s shocked at how different their experience as 18-year-olds is from what he experienced when he was their age.

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This spring marks the anniversaries of the liberation of five concentration camps by United States forces. Seventy years after World War II's end, the effects and implications from the collective experiences of individuals and countries are still being felt. 

Professor of political economy and world business at Carthage College Art Cyr reflects on the legacy of World War II and how it shapes foreign and global policy today. 

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Mildred Fish Harnack played a key role in the resistance effort during World War II and was executed by the Nazi regime for it. 

PHOTOS: Remembering Milwaukee's General MacArthur

Jun 6, 2014

While today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, 2014 also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of another World War II icon – with strong ties to Milwaukee.

What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right?