The original form of Chinese Opera arose in Shanxi Province, in north-central China. The melodies, stock characters, and highly symbolic movements of Qinqiang, or ancient Shanxi Opera, were a seminal influence on Beijing Opera and many of the other regional Chinese Opera styles.
Ghetto Theresienstadt has long been remembered for its culture, its famous prisoners, and its visit by Red Cross officials. What many don't know is that within this serene facade lay a real concentration camp.
USS Franklin was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that saw service during World War II. Built at Newport News, VA, USS Franklin operated in the Pacific and took part in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. On March 19, 1945, USS Franklin was badly damaged during a Japanese air attack which ended its career.