Burns' new six-hour series brings World War II history to life — and reminds us that our life, right now, is indeed history in the making.
Yonah Elian played a key part in spiriting Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann out of Argentina to stand trial in Israel. His family couldn't understand why he never spoke about the heroic role he served.
The Spanish museum that purchased the artwork didn't know it was stolen. Under Spanish law, it belongs to the museum, the judge said.
"You just had to ignore the fear in your gut and push it away, become someone else," recalls one Jewish survivor, now 94. "I had to act like a regular Berliner. And this is what saved me in the end."
About 10,000 Jewish refugees under the age of 17 were relocated through the rescue operation. Most never saw their parents again. The Claims Conference estimates there are about 1,000 still living.
Gert Berliner packed a stuffed monkey when he fled the Nazis as a child. He kept the toy for more than a half century before donating it to a museum, an act that led to a remarkable discovery.
Two couples sheltered Uri Berliner's family when the Nazis came to power. One thrived; the other paid a terrible price.
KA Designs introduced a "new" swastika, promising to reclaim the ancient symbol from the stigma of Nazi Germany. Not surprisingly, it didn't work.
For years, Philippe Mora wondered how his father earned this nickname. A new documentary reveals the answer: He slathered passports in mayo and hid them in messy, hard-to-inspect baguettes.
Jesse Owens is still the most famous name from the 1936 Olympics in Nazi-controlled Berlin. But a new documentary highlights 17 other African-American athletes who also made their mark.