The significance, importance and effects of martyrs on religious or secular power systems and on revolutionary movements has always been known and exploited by the tyrants of Church and State.
In a single will is bound the might
Of millions living, millions dead.
In a single Faith is joined the force
Of countless million anxious souls.
In a single hand the warm salute
From joyful throngs of outstretched hands;
In a single fist the bold demand
Of endless ranks of hardened fists;
In a single heart the storm and light
Of all a people's fearless hearts.
With the thund'ring might of pealing bells
His voice resounds throughout the world.
The world will listen...
Gerhard Schumann (translated from the German by Luther Williams)
Jews has condemned him as the "megalomaniac who brought death and misery to millions". But for one woman, the name Adolf Hitler evokes a smile not a shudder.
The US National Archives is digitizing nearly 1,300 images from glass photo negatives created by Hitler’s personal photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann.
For seven months in 1944, Estonian, Latvian and German Waffen-SS troops fiercely defended the strategically important Narva Isthmus against Soviet forces.
Ten thousand incensed Jews swarmed into New York City's Central Park where the man they hated most planned to speak in the "free forum area."
Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower tried to suppress captured Nazi documents that showed Britain’s former King Edward VIII discussing his desire for peace with Adolf Hitler, according to files newly released in London.
It has often been said that Hitler's greatest mistakes were his decisions to go to war against the Soviet Union and the United States. Whatever the truth may be, it's worth noting his own detailed justifications for these fateful decisions.
Fritz Christen was born on June 29, 1921, in Wredenhagen, Germany. Due to the hardships that followed Germany’s loss in WWI and the effects of the Great Depression, his family suffered.
John F. Kennedy's travelogues and letters chronicling his wanderings through Germany before WWII, when Adolf Hitler was in power, have been unearthed and show him generally in favour of the national socialist movement.
Austria-Hungary, ruled by the Hapsburg dynasty, had been Germany’s ally during World War I. In 1919, the victorious powers dismembered this vast, motley empire.
To deal with the massive unemployment and economic paralysis of the Great Depression, both the US and German governments launched innovative and ambitious programs.
In March 1936, the German American Bund was established as a follow-up organization for the Friends of the New, National Socialist Germany in Buffalo, New York.
Great Tiger Tank footage here, also some film of Joachim „Jochen” Peiper, his Blowtorch Battalion and the Leibstandarte 1st SS Panzer Division.
Matthias Koehl, JR. was born in Milwaukee, the son of ethnic German parents (his father an immigrant from Hungary).
These are the Second World War bunkers that still crouch on the landscape as echoes of the biggest conflict in history.
Were all the crimes against humanity committed during World War lithe work of Hitler's underlings? That was certainly the impression created by the fact that only Germans were brought to trial at Nuremburg.
This wartime German newsreel highlights the fateful battle for Moscow, October-December 1941.
Adolf Hitler declared war on the United States only after the leaked Rainbow Five plan convinced him that war with the United States was inevitable.
“Slowly, bit by bit, I began to understand. I realized that National Socialism, the iconoclastic worldview of Adolf Hitler, was the doctrine of scientific racial idealism — actually a new religion for our time...” — This Time the World, p. 155
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