World War II (1939-45)

A Painting Looted by and Returned to Nazis Finally Goes to Its Jewish Owners

The painting, “View of a Dutch Square,” had been bought by St. Victor’s Cathedral in Xanten without knowing that it had been looted, in 1963.

Nonfiction: Remembering a Woman Who Was a Leader of the French Resistance

Lynne Olson’s “Madame Fourcade’s Secret War” tells of a woman who led the fight against the Nazis while combating sexism among her colleagues.

The Horrors of Auschwitz at a Museum in New York

With “Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.,” the Museum of Jewish Heritage will devote much of its building to artifacts from that Nazi death camp.