Dorothy Olsen, Pilot in World War II, Dies at 103

TACOMA, Wash. — Dorothy Eleanor Olsen, a member of a group of civilian volunteers who flew planes across the country during World War II, has died. She was 103. The News Tribune reports that Olsen died July ...
Photo of D-Day soldiers

D-Day’s 75th Anniversary Renews Interest in Some Classrooms

CARY, N.C. — Kasey Turcol has just 75 minutes to explain to her high school students the importance of D-Day — and if this wasn't the 75th anniversary of the turning point in World War II, she wouldn't devote that much time to it. D-Day is not part of the requ...

How Muslims in Albania Saved Jews From the Holocaust

Most anywhere else in Nazi-occupied Europe, a run-in with authorities by a Jewish family probably would have resulted in severe malnutrition, eventual starvation, or execution. Not so in Albania. Following the German occupation in 1943, the Albanian populat...