Stories tagged: World War II
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 7:17 a.m.
There’s only 1 known Pearl Harbor survivor left in Spokane area. This widow is striving not to let community forget attack.
Vina Mikkelsen, 86, is orchestrating this year’s Pearl Harbor remembrance in honor of her husband, Denis, a Navy radioman stationed on the USS West Virginia when the Japanese attacked in …
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017
Pearl Harbor Day is Thursday. The following are Spokesman-Review editorials on the attack. Don’t discriminate, Dec. 11, 1942
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
The newspaper clippings are faded and yellow, but their message is familiar. Christmas is coming and donations are needed to help some of our neighbors have a good holiday.
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Filipino veterans of World War II have been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, 75 years after they joined with the United States to defeat Japan.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
The German government said Friday that the question of paying reparations to Poland for World War II has been resolved for over 60 years and there’s no reason to reopen …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
Wilma said she’s been appalled that any American leader would wink and nod at neo-Nazis, considering the lengths her generation went to fight it.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Soviet-Nazi Pact, Aug. 25, 1939
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Will Rogers, RIP, Aug. 17, 1935
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Though he died 75 years ago, airman William “Bill” Gruber continues to watch over his little brother from a framed portrait in the younger man’s Helena home.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Seventy-five years ago Tuesday, a pastor married Charlie and Mable Mitson. The young couple, both Coeur d’Alene teenagers, were about to embark on lives on the cusp of change: Within …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 7:05 p.m.
A Hanford High student is in the middle of a yearlong endeavor to record the stories of World War II veterans, merchant sailors, nurses, Manhattan Project workers and home front …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
75 years ago, the United States forced Japanese into internment camps. After World War II, many settled in Spokane. These are their stories.
President Roosevelt’s 1942 order for the internment of Japanese-Americans is 75 years old this year. Decades have passed, but survivors still harber dark memories of the time, possessions and dignity …
Sun., June 11, 2017
Marthe Cohn, 97, travels the country sharing her story of surviving the Holocaust, and will speak in Spokane on June 14 at the Spokane Convention Center, according to Rabbi Yisroel …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
More than 70 years ago, a U.S. Army bomber plane dubbed “Hot as Hell” was headed for India on a supply mission. It never arrived, and no one went looking …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Six months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the June 7, 1942, edition of the Chicago Sunday Tribune trumpeted news of a stunning American victory over a Japanese armada …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Reinhold Hanning, a former SS sergeant whose conviction last year on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an Auschwitz guard was hailed as a long-overdue victory for …
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Visitors to the Minidoka War Relocation Center in southern Idaho will get a closer sense of what life was like for thousands of Japanese Americans forced to live at the …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
President Donald Trump paid a short visit to Israel’s national Holocaust memorial on Tuesday, calling the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews “the most savage crime against God and his …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Venezuela’s embattled socialist president likened the sour reception many of his government’s officials are receiving abroad to the harassment of Jews in Nazi Germany, provoking outrage Tuesday from the small …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
A love letter lost in the walls of a New Jersey home reached a World War II veteran 72 years after it was written.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
The Associated Press has conducted an in-depth review of its operations in Nazi Germany, concluding that the news agency acted as “forthrightly and independently as possible.” But the review also …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
She was just 11 years old when Allied bombs started falling on her hometown of Grafenwoehr in Germany. Home to a large and at the time German military installation Grafenwoehr …
Tue., May 9, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Liquor laws, May 11, 1934
Tue., April 25, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Pledging to confront anti-Semitism in all its forms and to “never be silent,” President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced as accomplices to “horrible evil” anyone who denies that 6 million …
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:41 p.m.
Thousands of people from around the world, many of them young Israelis, paid homage Monday to the millions who perished in the Holocaust at the former Nazi German death camp …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
World War II era B-25 bombers have flown over an Ohio memorial service marking the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders’ attack on Japan, credited with helping turn the …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
Wallet discovered in downtown Spokane building belongs to Women’s Army Corps veteran, dates to 1950s
The effects of Isolde Zitzewitz, who served in the military for decades and attained high security clearance according to her nephew, tumbled out of a pipe in the old Macy’s …
Sat., April 8, 2017, 3:09 p.m.
Ramon Regalado was starving and sick with malaria when he slipped away from his Japanese captors during the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March in the Philippines, escaping a brutal trudge …
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
A 102-year-old World War II veteran who served with Canadian and American forces and survived captivity by the Nazis has received his high school diploma and overdue medals.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
A Maryland auction house is selling Adolf Hitler’s personal traveling telephone.