A number of troop companies reported to the fortress commander [at Königsberg] the discovery of several mounds of corpses situated quite close to one another.
As a prisoner of war held in Dresden, I still suffer the memories of those terrible events and my anger refuses to subside.
Many Americans think of Abraham Lincoln, above all, as the president who freed the slaves. Immortalized as the "Great Emancipator," he is widely regarded as a champion of black freedom who supported social equality of the races, and who fought the American Civil War (1861-1865) to free the slaves.
Ethnic Germans had a long, substantial and peaceful presence in Russian lands for many generations. Most were farmers drawn to the area long ago in the days of Czars.
Remarkable color film, with graphic images - made by firefighter Hans Brunswig - of the devastating summer 1943 bombing of Hamburg.
On April 13, 1943, Germany announced the discovery of a series of mass graves containing the bodies of thousands of Polish officers who had been arrested and then executed by the Soviet Army.
Nicknamed “Hitler’s Zipper,” the MG 42’s ominous and terrifying “ripping cloth report” announced to all the presence of the best machine gun available.
Germany's defeat in May 1945, and the end of World War II in Europe, did not bring an end to death and suffering for the vanquished German people. Instead the victorious Allies ushered in a horrible new era that, in many ways, was worse than the destruction wrought by war.
The Herman Jagtiger tank destroyer was the heaviest armored vehicle produced during World War II. It weighed 72 tons and had a 128 mm gun. It was powered by an engine originally intended for a Tiger I tank.
To put it briefly: Ethnic Russians were much less loyal to the Soviet regime in their encounters with the German occupiers than historians have believed up to now.
Adolf Hitler awarded German Red Crosses emblazoned with the National Socialist swastika to those who treated 55 of his wounded sailors injured in the Spanish Civil War.
Anyone who doubts the long-term effect of the swamping of the First World by the Third, need look no further than Detroit, where a new report has revealed that almost half of all adults in the city are “functionally illiterate” and essentially unable to operate in normal society.
The Western Allies deliberately murdered approximately 1 million disarmed German POWs by means of starvation, exposure, and illness.
From 13 to 15 February 1945, British (and some American) heavy bombers dropped 2,400 tons of high explosives and 1,500 tons of incendiary bombs onto the ancient cathedral city of Dresden. In just a few hours, around 25,000 to 35,000 civilians were blown up or incinerated.
Between the months of April and May, the German capital Berlin saw more than 100,000 rape cases according to hospital reports, while East Prussia, Pomerania and Silesia saw more than 1.4 million rape cases.
Bernhard Förster was full of hope when he arrived in Paraguay in 1886. The small, landlocked country was still recovering from the crippling War of the Triple Alliance, when three more powerful neighbors — Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay — seized its territory and slaughtered nearly half of its inhabitants.
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