All prisoners of German wartime concentration camps who perished while in German custody are routinely regarded as "victims of Nazism" -- even if they lost their lives as direct or indirect result of Allied policy.
The Caribbean state of Haiti serves as a striking reminder of just how deadly the practice of slavery could be. By 1804, the combined effect of thirteen years of uprisings, murder, and terrorism had destroyed the white population of Haiti, along with all agricultural production and the economy of what was formerly the most prosperous colony in the Western Hemisphere.
Although there is a book written about his story and a movie by the same name (The One That Got Away), most people would not recognize this WWII soldier’s name or even his face.
In the spring of 1945, Winston Churchill asked his military chiefs to prepare a secret plan. That was nothing new. The hyper-energetic Churchill was always coming up with plans, some clever and some crazy. But this plan was beyond all that.
The use of chemical weapons in Syria has outraged the West. But it is easy to forget that Britain has used them – and that Winston Churchill was a powerful advocate for them.
Thirteen-year-olds fought side by side with adult men and the dead were left where they fell, ripped to pieces by hungry animals.
The German soldiers of World War II have often been portrayed, both during the war and in the decades since, as simple-minded, unimaginative and brutish. But throughout the war, the German soldiers’ performance remained unequaled. Their enemies never matched their extraordinary professionalism.
It is well known that Wernher von Braun and his V2 missile was the foundation of the American Space program but that was not the only rocket that the germans were developing.
For eight decades, the greatest mass murder in modern history has been shamefully covered up or ignored.
According to colonial records, the first slave owner in the United States was a black man.
After Pearl Harbor, the US state department strong-armed Latin American allies like Costa Rica into dispossessing, and often deporting, German immigrants.
Adolf Hitler asked his top commanders on the Eastern Front what they needed – and their answer was that they needed this type of firearm.
Vinnytsia massacre was a series of executions of thousands of citizens of the city of Vinnytsia and its surrounding area, perpetrated in 1937–8 by the NKVD during the Yezhov terror.
In 2006, a remarkable article — and admission — appeared in the Israeli news source Ynet News. Titled “Stalin’s Jews” and written by Jewish columnist Sever Plocker, this piece confirmed the terrible crimes which Jewish Communists had committed under Stalin.
The Soviets and then the Russian Federation claimed for years to have some remains of Hitler, though the bodies of both he and Eva Braun, his longtime lover turned wife, were hastily cremated. Still, Moscow claims they recovered partial remains.
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