It was an act of defiance against the horrific treatment of Jewish people during the Second World War.
Second World War
The plane of a British airman who went missing in Europe during World War Two has been discovered more than 70 years later.
It was one of the cruellest of ironies in the aftermath of the Second World War; the tragic death of Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Garrett and his teenage son in the Highlands in 1952.
A Church of Scotland minister, who became a war hero, is set to loudly condemn the Nazis from the pulpit once again.
Aberdeen researcher uncovers evidence showing top Nazi tried to blow the whistle – but was rebuffed at every turn
A north-east researcher has uncovered a “wealth” of evidence showing that Hitler’s personal adjutant had been trying to blow the whistle on the Nazis.
Two Second World War bombs were successfully defused in the western German city of Dortmund on Sunday, hours after thousands of people were evacuated from the surrounding area, officials said.
A north-east student has created the "best film archive of any town in Scotland" after unearthing and chronicling a remarkable variety of historic footage of Fraserburgh.
It might be almost 75 years since the end of the Second World War, but there are still fresh flowers on the graves of so many of those who perished.
New Year Honours: Recognition for 96-year-old Highland woman who tended the graves of Indian servicemen
A 96-year-old Highland woman, who spent seven decades tending the graves of Indian servicemen from the Second World War, is to receive the British Empire Medal (BEM).
Lancaster bombers were among the most famous aircraft involved in the Second World War.
They were a band of brothers who produced a string of acts of gallantry throughout the Second World War.
The descendants of 13 north-east men who were killed in a maritime attack in the Second World War will this week mark the 80th anniversary of the tragedy.
Sir Mark Rylance has said a recent trip to Hong Kong to discover the part his grandfather played in the Second World War made him realise there is no “right or wrong” in battle.
A US fighter plane has become the first military aircraft crash site in the UK to receive protected status – 77 years after it came down during the Second World War.
Three Second World War veterans have received France’s highest civilian award, the Legion d’Honneur.
A Second World War veteran who appealed to be reunited with his fellow prisoners of war has met the son of one of his former comrades.
Soldiers Jimmy Johnstone and Bert Petrie joined two other prisoners of war in an attempt to escape from their Nazi captors.
Open champion Paul Lawrie has urged people across the north-east to wear the poppy with pride and pay their respects to those who have perished in conflict.
A war hero who recently parachuted into Arnhem - 75 years after being captured there - has now received further recognition for his accomplishments.
Three-quarters of a million poppies are to be dropped over the White Cliffs of Dover in an emotional tribute to the fallen for Remembrance Day.
Gary Lineker has told of the emotional, and at times upsetting, journey he went on while exploring his late grandfather’s part in the Second World War.
Susan Brown: November is a month for letting the past and the future change the ‘now’ for the better.
November is a month, perhaps even more than December is, for looking back and for looking forward.
An investigation has been launched after vigilant staff at a Moray recycling centre averted potential disaster after spotting two boxes packed with explosives.
Tony Comer – who has worked for GCHQ for 36 years and has spent the last 10 as its historian – picks high-profile moments from its history.
Riyonn Farsad has been fired from The Apprentice after his losing team failed to understand the dates of the Second World War.
A Church of Scotland minister, who helped prisoners of war escape a fort through a sewer system, has been honoured in France.
Family and friends turned out to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the sinking HMS Royal Oak yesterday.
As midnight approached on October 14, 1939, there was no reason for the crew of the Royal Oak to believe they were in any peril.
A 97-year-old veteran who parachuted over the Dutch city he was captured in 75 years ago was given a hero’s welcome as he arrived home in Aberdeen.
There was never any danger of Archie MacEachern feeling indifferent about lighthouses - he was born in one and spent the rest of his life helping those in peril on the sea.
A 97-year-old war hero is preparing to parachute into Arnhem in the Netherlands this weekend - 75 years after he was captured there.
It was one of the biggest naval disasters in British history: the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak by a German U-boat in Orkney on October 14, 1939.