Late at night in Great Britain’s National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park, some of the world’s oldest computers awoke from mechanical slumber.
Try not to crack a smile at the sight of a polar bear crashing human picnics, photo-bombing social soirées, and seemingly just trying to fit in.
With inflatable tanks, fake artillery, carefully orchestrated sonic illusions, and hand-sewn interchangeable patches for their uniforms, the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops were the Allied front’s secret weapon of deception.
“When I looked at those photographs, something broke,” critic Susan Sontag once wrote, recalling the day in July 1945 she first saw pictures of Nazi concentration camps.
“They offered to give me things to the point of embarrassment, but not to sell them,” Allen Hendershott Eaton wrote of the artworks, furniture, and photographs gifted him by Japanese American internees.
Should countries set a deadline for restitution claims brought by descendants of Holocaust victims whose art was looted by the Nazis?
During the grimmest days of World War II, the Allied and Axis powers raced to fortify their coastlines.
Photographer Levi Bettwieser has an unusual passion: he hunts down and develops old film rolls left inside vintage cameras or forgotten by their owners in the backs of musty drawers.
A French feminist organization has scored a partial victory in its petition to have a sculpture it claims is sexist removed from the exterior of the Mémorial de Caen, a World War II memorial and museum in the Lower Normandy city.
Almost masked in nature’s regrowth are craters from World War II in Germany, pocking the ground as reminders of violence that erupted in the landscape. Photographer Henning Rogge set out to discover as many as he could through aerial maps and the exploration of old battlegrounds.
While the recent news of Cornelius Gurlitt’s cache of 1,400 Nazi-connected paintings is an astounding recovery of works long missing, the extent of irreparable cultural damage during World War II remains a gaping void of loss.
A Polish art student illegally installed his sculpture of a man raping a woman in the Polish town of Gdansk, causing quite an international controversy.