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With war looming in Europe, Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler appealing for peace - this day in 1938. FDR was worried about German threats to invade a part of Czechoslovakia called the Sudentenland (more)

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#OTD 1940: With Nazi army sweeping across Europe, #FDR  signed Selective Service Act, which enabled Black men — unlike in the past — to join all branches of the US military. @USNavy  @USArmy  @USMC  @usairforce  #MondayThoughts  #MondayVibes  #MondayMotivation 

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As he signed the draft registration bill, FDR knew that war was approaching. Japan had overrun China, Nazi Germany had overrun Western Europe and was now bombing London and other British cities, ahead of a planned invasion. Here: Nazi bombers over London

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Minister says tell on your neighbours So it’s official. We’ve become a nation of snitches. It always happens in a state where freedoms are curbed - think Eastern Europe, Nazi Germany, Vichy France, and many modern examples. Report people settle scores.

Helen Taylor Thompson - coordinated special forces sabotage in Nazi-occupied France, including in Normandy on D-Day (“That night was really busy") and 50 years later opened Europe's first Aids hospice.

The secret WWII mission that had US bombers flying at treetop height deep inside Nazi-occupied Europe

A 82-year-old Jew donated over 8,000 books on Jewish history and culture to the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum yesterday and expressed his appreciations since the city sheltered for over 20,000 Jews who fled Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II.

Those 3:00 am calls really do happen: This day in 1939, President Roosevelt was awakened with the news that Nazi Germany had invaded Poland. Britain and France soon declared war, and WWII began in Europe (it was already underway in Asia)

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For 75 years, courts across Europe worked to bring Nazi war criminals to justice. With the conviction of 93-year-old former SS guard Bruno Dey, that era is coming to an end.

Noor Inayat Khan, a WWII spy, is being honoured with a Blue Plaque in London. She was the first female radio operator to be flown into Nazi-occupied France and “Britain’s first Muslim war heroine in Europe,” English Heritage said. (📷 @EnglishHeritage ) #5News 

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Of course today, we honor all those who served & sacrificed 75 years ago on D Day. The liberation of Europe began June 6, 1944, & we all owe a great debt to our brave & courageous WWII veterans, those who saved us all from Nazi tyranny and the thousand year Reich.

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We salute the veteran Allied forces 75 years after the final defeat of Nazi Germany in Europe.

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75 years ago today, the last remnants of the Nazi regime surrendered to the Allied Powers, marking the end of WWII in Europe. "Today, we celebrate the forces of freedom who defeated tyranny and emerged victorious in that monumental struggle." #VEDay 

Alone among Nazi-occupied nations, Albania's Jewish population actually increased during the Holocaust. The mostly Muslim population sheltered Jews from around Europe, and only five Jews were killed in Albania during the two years of Nazi rule.

“We are witnessing a worrying level of racism, intolerance, and a wave of hate crimes.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns of “an attack on the fundamental values of liberal democracy” in Europe and beyond during in a visit to former Nazi camp Auschwitz.

Just yards from Omaha Beach, President Trump paid tribute to the 160,000 American soldiers and Allied forces who stormed the beaches during D-Day—a moment that foretold the end of Nazi occupation in Europe and forever changed the course of history. #DDay75 

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#OTD , 8 May 1945, Nazi Germany surrendered to the allied forces, signifying the end of World War II in Europe #VEDay 

My grandfather landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day, fought through Europe, and liberated concentration camps. We are an Anti-Nazi family. ??

If I’m remembering my Third Reich history correctly, I think the first use of the term “final solution” was in a memo describing an initial plan to expel all the Jews from Europe. Other than that great argument why you’re not a Nazi!

today is holocaust remembrance day. Nazi secret police took people of my faith to death camps across eastern Europe. Families were destroyed. a generation of Jews died. The FBI raid was actually nothing at all like Nazi secret police.

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