# War crimes
ICC Issues Arrest Warrant for Putin over Ukraine War Crimes, Kremlin Dismisses it as "Meaningless as Toilet Paper"
An arrest warrant of historic significance has been issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, in connection with allegations that he was involved in the commission of war crimes during the conflict in Ukraine. The court has accused Putin of being responsible for war crimes as well as the illegal deportation of children from Ukraine. The Kremlin has stated that it does not recognize the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court and has compared the arrest warrants to "meaningless toilet paper." The International Criminal Court (ICC) insists, despite this, that it does has the evidence necessary to prosecute those responsible for these crimes.
ICC Issues Arrest Warrant for Vladimir Putin and Russian Official Over Alleged Child Abductions
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, and another Russian official, for their alleged involvement in forcibly deporting thousands of Ukrainian children to Russia. The ICC has accused them of being complicit in the abduction of Ukrainian children from a territory in Ukraine occupied by the Russian military and taking them to Russian territory.
Was the Nuremberg Trials a Fair and Just Tribunal for War Criminals?
The Nuremberg Trials were held in 1945-46 to try Nazi leaders who had committed crimes against peace and humanity during World War II. The name "Nuremberg" originates from a city in Germany where the trials took place. The trials made an important contribution to international law, establishing principles that are still relevant today.
The Allies' Collaboration with Former Nazis: The Denazification Dilemma
The war may have been over, but the Allies' work was far from done. After the fall of the Axis powers—Germany, Italy, and Japan—allied forces faced a new challenge: what to do with people associated with the Nazi regime? This question led to the effort known as denazification or the removal of Nazi influence from all aspects of public life in Germany.
Hideki Tojo: The Prime Minister Who Led Japan into the Attack on Pearl Harbor
Hideki Tojo is one of the most infamous figures in Japanese history. He was a military general and politician who served as the Prime Minister of Japan during World War II and was one of the key figures responsible for Japan's aggressive expansionist policies in the 1930s and 1940s. Tojo is perhaps best known for his role in the attack on Pearl Harbor, which brought the United States into the war.
Four daring American aviators were fiercely butchered for savage purposes in the grisly Chichijima occurrence.
Many partnered warriors who were caught during World War II experienced severe torment and execution because of the Japanese. One of the most frightening stories revealed was the grisly Chichijima episode, which occurred on the minuscule island of Chichijima, situated around 600 miles from Japan.
Josef Mengele, known as The Angel of Death, performed disturbing experimentation with prisoners, especially twins.
Also known as The Angel of Death, Josef Mengele was known to conduct inhumane experiments on prisoners at Auschwitz. Josef Mengele was born on March 16, 1911, in Güzburg, Germany.
Marcel Petiot claimed to help kill Nazi collaborators; instead, he killed those fleeing to South America with his help.
Doctor Marcel André Félix Petiot once promised safe passage to South America to those looking to leave Nazi-occupied France, except they were never to be seen or heard from again. He was also known as Dr. Satan, the Werewolf of Paris, and the Demonic Ogre; some even referred to him as the real-life Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
This Celebrated American Serviceman Spent 47 Days Adrift in the Pacific Fending Off Circling Packs of Hungry Sharks
Louis Silvie Zamperini, one of the most celebrated servicemen during the Second world war, was born to Italian immigrant parents on January 24, 1917. He was one of California's top athletes as well as an Olympic runner prior to enlisting in the Army Air Corps at the start of World War II.
The Shocking Story of How Gasoline was Poured Over American POWs and Set on Fire in the Horrifying Palawan Massacre
Palawan, located on the western perimeter of the Sulu Sea, is one of the largest islands in the Philippines. It is also where Japanese Imperial soldiers murdered American POWs on December 14, 1944, by burning them alive in an incident that is known as the Palawan Massacre.
A U.S. Ghost Army Helped Fight The Germans
The war against the Germans had many silent partners. The U.S. Army was super creative in its approach against enemies. The organization recruited soldiers who specialized in the "art" of war.
An Audacious and Extremely Risky Escape by Allied POWs that Highly Embarrassed the Nazis
Stalag Luft III was a maximum security prison camp built 100 miles from Berlin to house habitual POW escapees. The Nazis went out of their way to set up elaborate measures to discourage any breakout by establishing the prison on top of a hill made of yellow sand which was not conducive to tunneling as well as strategically placing microphones around the perimeter of the prison.
Four Brave American Airmen Were Brutally Butchered for Cannibalistic Purposes in the Gruesome Chichijima incident
Many allied soldiers who were captured during Second World II suffered brutal torture and execution at the hands of the Japanese. One of the most harrowing tales reported was the gruesome Chichijima incident that took place on the tiny island of Chichijima located around 600 miles from Japan.
One of the Most Vicious Episodes of the War Was the Horrific Slaughter of 97 American Prisoners at Wake Island
During the early days of the Second World War, Japan was on a rampage in the Pacific seizing islands and atolls including Wake Island. Lying around 2000 miles west of Hawaii, Wake Island was considered strategically important to American defenses in the Pacific Theatre.
Women and Children Were Deliberately Thrown Into the Middle of a Horrific Shark Feeding Frenzy in the Cheribon Atrocity
The Cheribon Atrocity which occurred during World War II is named after Cheribon, a port city in Northern Java. In July 1945, 90 European civilians consisting of me, women, and children were loaded onboard a Japanese naval submarine heading out to sea from Cheribon. According to reports, none of the civilians were allowed inside the boat and had to stand on the deck: "As dusk fell on that day in late July, the submarine set sail. It traveled on the surface, the ninety prisoners standing outside on deck. From the top of the conning tower two machine guns, aimed fore, and aft, could be plainly seen. Fearing the worst, many of the women started crying but were helpless to do anything."
Russian Forces Continue Conducting Massive Ethnic Cleansing Campaign Against Ukraine Civilians in Occupied Territory
President Vladimir Putin of RussiaPresidential Executive Office of Russia. The horrors being perpetrated by the Russian occupiers on the people of Ukraine continue with more information coming to light about the massive, forced deportations of Ukrainians in the occupied territories. According to the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Marat Khusnullin, there have been more than several thousand Ukrainian children taken from Kherson Oblast in Ukraine to various regions in Russia, where they have been placed in rest homes and children’s camps. As the children being taken from the occupied areas of Ukraine are being put up for adoption by Russian parents, these actions could well constitute a violation of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
A 6 Foot American Soldier Was Forced to Spend 34 Days in a 4 Foot Trench as Punishment For a Daring Escape
Colonel George Grigsby McKnight was an American soldier who was shot down and imprisoned in North Vietnam for over 7 years. Initially, he was incarcerated in the infamous Hoa Lo Prison otherwise called the Hanoi Hilton in Vietnam by American POWs but was later transfered to another prison following a daring escape attempt.
Captured Allied Soldiers Were Cruelly Forced Into Tiny Bamboo Cages and Fed to Vicious Sharks in the Pig Basket Atrocity
Following their surrender to the Japanese Imperial Army in East Java, Indonesia in 1942, around 200 Allied soldiers took to the hills around Malang to form pockets of guerilla resistance. They were eventually captured by the Kempetai, the military police arm of the Imperial Japanese Army and what resulted was a horrific war crime known as the Pig Basket atrocity.