World War II

Dutch underground resistance forged document, World War II
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A western Michigan woman who authored a book chronicling her efforts that helped save hundreds of Jews in the Netherlands during the Nazi occupation of World War II has died.

Seymour Christian Reformed Church says Diet Eman died Tuesday in Grand Rapids. She was 99.

A Celebration of Life service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grand Rapids church.

Lynne Olson photo
Courtesy photo

Populism and isolationism are on the rise around the world. A New York Times best-selling author and historian visited Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies explain the value of international alliances in 21st Century foreign policy and politics.

Sunday commemorated the 80th anniversary of Germany’s invasion of Poland marking the beginning of World War II. Confronting the Axis powers, 30 countries formed the Western Alliance.

Clarence Zylman portrait
Muskegon Community College

West Michigan celebrates Veterans Day honoring the military men and women who served - and are currently serving - the country. 

One of those men was Muskegon's T-5 Corporal Clarence Zylman who served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Europe.

Saturday, November 10th his statue was unveiled in his hometown. If you're not familiar with Zylman he was the inspiration for the song "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B."

Organizers of an annual living history encampment in Michigan say they're going to "take a long, hard look" at including German soldiers at future events after a photo of reenactors posing with a Nazi flag circulated on social media.