Category: World War II

An amazing charitable campaign for postwar reconciliation

It isn’t sponsored by any government and gets virtually no public attention. But a years-long effort by a volunteer group in Latvia has provided closure for family members of Soviet, Latvian and German soldiers who died and disappeared in battle during World War II, and has helped Latvia close the wounds caused by those who collaborated with the Soviets and...

Disinformation meets economic warfare

Forgeries can be used to influence decisionmaking or undermine an enemy, just as they can be used to defraud for financial purposes. Wartime adversaries have used forgeries throughout the ages, both to finance their military and intelligence efforts, and to damage a target economy. Nazi Germany created some of the most perfect forgeries ever made – the infamous fake British...