World War II http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19487/all en Poles can't take a Polish joke? Chopin comic causes a fuss. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/poland/110316/poland-frederic-chopin-comic-book <p> Poles still have little ability to poke fun at themselves or at their national symbols.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/poland/110316/poland-frederic-chopin-comic-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music World War II Czech Republic Entertainment Europe Germany Culture & Lifestyle Poland Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:50:48 +0000 Jan Cienski 5631169 at http://www.globalpost.com Peter Florjancic: Inventing a high life http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/innovation/110421/peter-florjancic-inventor <p> BLED &mdash; Peter Florjancic&#39;s successful inventions include the perfume atomiser spray and plastic ice skates.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/innovation/110421/peter-florjancic-inventor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Slovenia World War II Business Europe Innovation Sun, 24 Apr 2011 11:59:00 +0000 Phil Cain 5639360 at http://www.globalpost.com One of history's last Holocaust trials begins in Hungary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110505/one-historys-last-holocaust-trials-begins-hungary <p> In what is billed as one of the last Holocaust trials, a 97-year-old Hungarian man faced court on Thursday over his alleged part in a 1942 massacre of hundreds of Jews, Serbs and Roma.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110505/one-historys-last-holocaust-trials-begins-hungary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World War II Europe Thu, 05 May 2011 13:17:32 +0000 News Desk 5642696 at http://www.globalpost.com Belgian politics makes room for Nazi apologists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/benelux/110614/belgium-nazi-collaborators-flemish-parties <p> BREENDONK, Belgium &mdash; The legacy of collaboration has become the latest battlefield between Belgium&#39;s deeply divided French- and Dutch-speaking politicians.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/benelux/110614/belgium-nazi-collaborators-flemish-parties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belgium BeNeLux World War II Europe Politics Thu, 16 Jun 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Ames 5651177 at http://www.globalpost.com Celebrated resistance fighter Nancy Wake dies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/down-under/celebrated-resistance-fighter-dies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One of World War II’s most celebrated heroines, Australian-raised Nancy Wake, has died. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> One of World War II&rsquo;s most celebrated heroines,&nbsp;Nancy Wake &mdash; Born in New Zealand but raised in Australia &mdash; died aged 98 in a<a href="http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8282675/wake-was-exceptionally-courageous-pm"> London hospital</a>, where she had lived since 2001.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/down-under/celebrated-resistance-fighter-dies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World War II Americas Europe Down Under GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 08 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 News Desk 5672591 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain, jobs, ouch!!!!!!!! http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/britain-jobs-ouch Britain's austerity program is putting people of all ages out of work.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/britain-jobs-ouch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel austerity euro zone crisis Europe Home UK unemployment World War II Europe Germany United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:30:24 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5681228 at http://www.globalpost.com Danielle Mitterrand, former French first lady, dies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/111122/former-french-first-lady-danielle-mitterrand-dies <p> Members of France&rsquo;s Socialist Party were quick to react to the news, with leader Fran&ccedil;ois Hollande saluting &ldquo;a great lady&rdquo; who was &ldquo;among the first to join the resistance against Nazi occupied France.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/111122/former-french-first-lady-danielle-mitterrand-dies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders World War II France Europe Politics Tue, 22 Nov 2011 10:11:00 +0000 Amanda Morrow 5682175 at http://www.globalpost.com A Xmas spy story http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/xmas-spy-story New biography reveals truth about Britain's top double-agent during WW II<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/xmas-spy-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel double agent ECB Hitler Home Nazis Nigel West Regions secret agent spies spy Third Reich World War II Europe Germany United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 28 Dec 2011 10:53:26 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5685275 at http://www.globalpost.com Happy 600th Birthday, Joan of Arc http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/happy-600th-birthday-joan-arc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> French presidential candidates rush to claim the Maid of Orleans for themselves </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> What a useful coincidence. France is in the midst of a presidential election season (first round of voting is in April) and Joan of Arc turns 600 today.</p> <p> There is no one like her in French history as <a href="http:// http://www.lemonde.fr/election-presidentielle-2012/article/2012/01/05/a-qui-appartient-jeanne-d-arc_1626175_1471069.html#ens_id=1556164">Le Monde</a> notes, &quot;The name Joan of Arc is one of the six most common street names in France. The Maid of Orleans is the only medieval figure known by all French people.&quot;</p> <p> What better way to get headlines and score points with the voters for prospective candidates than to honor this unique symbol of France?</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/happy-600th-birthday-joan-arc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Inter Francois Hollande Francois Mitterand French Resistance Home Joan of Arc Le Monde Liberation Louis XIV Maid of Orleans Marine Le Pen National Front Nicolas Sarkozy Regions Socialist Party Vichy government Vosges mountains World War II France Europe Europa GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 06 Jan 2012 08:44:59 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5686185 at http://www.globalpost.com Canned lard safe to eat after 64 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/man-tastes-64-year-old-can-lard A lab found that an aging can of food is "gritty," but still technically edible. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/man-tastes-64-year-old-can-lard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Germany Health World War II Germany Weird Wide Web Thu, 02 Feb 2012 19:23:02 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5690099 at http://www.globalpost.com Battersea Power Station up for sale again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/battersea-power-station-sale-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iconic building's dereliction is a symbol of the limits of free market capitalism </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> London - Got a spare billion or two and want to buy into the London property market? Then you might want to consider bidding for Battersea Power Station situated on Thames, a mile and half west of Parliament due south of Chelsea.</p> <p> It&#39;s current owners, Irish property company Treasury Holdings are in <a href="http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23816907-will-the-antics-of-battersea-power-stations-irish-playboy-owner-jeopardise-the-pound-55bn-project.do">receivership</a> and being forced to sell the property on the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-17159188">open market</a>.</p> <p> Let&#39;s let real estate agent, Stephan Miles-Brown, Head of Residential Development, Knight Frank, put what you&#39;d be buying into hyperbolic perspective: &ldquo;Battersea Power Station is as iconic as the Chrysler Building in New York or the Eiffel Tower and familiar to people who may have never even been to London.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/battersea-power-station-sale-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics Battersea Power Station Chelsea Home Parliament Regions Thames Travel/Tourism World War II Europe Culture & Lifestyle United Kingdom On Europe Europa GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 27 Feb 2012 13:32:20 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5693645 at http://www.globalpost.com Tombstone of Hitlers' parents removed after attracting neo-Nazi visitors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/hitlers-parents-headstones-still-attract-neo-nazi-visitor-get-removed "The grave...kept being misused for gatherings of sympathizers." <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/hitlers-parents-headstones-still-attract-neo-nazi-visitor-get-removed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe extremists World War II War Europe Weird Wide Web Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:09:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5698509 at http://www.globalpost.com German Veterans' Day sparks concerns about honoring Nazis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120406/german-veterans-day-sparks-concerns-about-honoring-nazis <p> &quot;If the defence minister wants to do something for former soldiers, he should get some money and improve their social security.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120406/german-veterans-day-sparks-concerns-about-honoring-nazis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders World War II War Germany Politics Fri, 06 Apr 2012 15:25:06 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5699477 at http://www.globalpost.com Raymond Aubrac, French resistance hero, dies aged 97 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120411/raymond-aubrac-dead-french-resistance-hero "These underground heroes, who saved France's honor when it seemed to have been lost, are disappearing one after the other," said a statement from the office of President Nicolas Sarkozy.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120411/raymond-aubrac-dead-french-resistance-hero" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World War II France War Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:48:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5699984 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian WWII "spy princess" is honored with a London monument http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/121109/indian-wwii-spy-princess-honored-london-monument Noor Inayat Khan was a young and bookish Indian children's writer when World War II broke out—and then decided to dedicate her life to the fight against fascism. serving as a radio operator in Paris under German occupation. Now, a monument has been unveiled in her honor in London, 68 years after her execution at Dachau. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/121109/indian-wwii-spy-princess-honored-london-monument" target="_blank">read more</a></p> history World War II Europe Culture & Lifestyle United Kingdom Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:23:58 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5725452 at http://www.globalpost.com