World War II

D-Day Veteran Speaks To Coast Guard Cadets

Nov 11, 2019
Brian Scott-Smith

A 94-year-old Coast Guard veteran of the D-Day landing in Normandy spoke to cadets at the Coast Guard Academy in New London about his fallen comrades, and how he honors their sacrifice.

Liz Pulver / WSHU

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo honored three World War II veterans on Long Island on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.

Photographer Unknown / WLW tour brochure

Powel Crosley Jr. was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 18, 1886. He would go on to become a leading industrialist and lead a colorful life with many achievements, including starting his own car company, Crosley Automobiles, and owning the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. Even though this is a column about radio, I can’t help but mention at least some of his many accomplishments. 

Why Jewish Israelis Are Moving Back to Germany

Jun 7, 2016
Courtesy of the filmmakers of 'Germans and Jews'

 

About 80 years after the Holocaust began, Berlin is now home to the fastest growing Jewish community in Europe. The new documentary "Germans and Jews" shows how people living in Berlin deal with Germany’s history. 

 

It premieres at the Greenwich International Film Festival on Thursday, and filmmakers will be there to share how their unique friendship inspired the documentary.

A new short story collection called The Illusion of Separateness taps into an old belief that humankind is one. Book critic Joan Baum has this review: