British inventor Geoffrey Pyke believed ice was the new strategic material that could win the war for the Allies.
The Warsaw ghetto uprising that began on April 19, 1943, was the such revolt of World War II and inspired similar rebellions across occupied Europe.
The largest Allied prisoner-of-war escape attempt didn't go as planned, but it has lived on history.
The Norwegian commandos who set out on Operation Gunnerside knew what their objective was but not what was at stake.
Friedrich Karl Berger served as an armed guard of prisoners in the Neuengamme Concentration Camp system located in Germany during World War II.
The painting “Winter” by American impressionist Gari Melchers was returned to the heirs of the Mosse family, whose Berlin home was looted by Nazis when they fled the country in 1933. The Mosse family, who owned a newspaper in Berlin, had been harsh critics of Adolf Hitler’s rise to power. […]
The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, a Jewish organisation, conducted a survey asking 11,000 young adults across every US state of their knowledge about the Holocaust. The survey found that 23% of respondents said they believed the Holocaust was a myth (3%), that the number of Jewish deaths […]
Summary List Placement The B-24 Liberator was the most produced US aircraft of World War II and vital to the Allied victory. Designed for high-altitude precision bombing, the B-24s of the US Army’s Eighth Air Force swarmed the skies over Fortress Europe to do just that. Yet not all B-24 […]
As the tide turned against Germany during World War II, the Nazis invested more in “wonder weapons,” like the V-2 missile. One of those weapons, the V-2, was first used against London on September 8, 1944, killing and wounding dozens and leaving a massive crater. Those weapons weren’t enough to […]
In August 1942, Allied forces launched a raid on a Nazi-occupied port in France to see if such an invasion was possible on a larger scale. The raid on Dieppe was a failure, costing the Allies hundreds of troops and scores of tanks and aircraft, but the foiled operation would […]
In the early-morning hours of June 22, 1941, the largest invasion in the history of warfare kicked off with millions of Axis troops crossing the border into the Soviet Union. Operation Barbarossa, as it was called, took the Germans to the gates of Moscow but would ultimately be the undoing […]
Adolf Hitler rose to power in the 1930s with the support of millions of Germans, men and women alike. More than 30 essays written in 1934 and long forgotten shed light on why German women voted for a movement that mostly focused on its male party members. Visit Business Insider’s […]
US Immigration Judge Rebecca L. Holt ruled that 94-year-old Friedrich Karl Berger, a German citizen and former Nazi camp guard, would be deported. Berger served as an armed guard at a sub-camp of Neuengamme near Meppen, Germany, where more than 42,900 people were killed during World War II. Berger still […]
Poland’s prime minister has accused Netflix of “rewriting history” in its new documentary about Nazi death camps. Mateusz Morawiecki wrote to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings insisting changes needed to be made to a map in the “Devil Next Door” documentary used to illustrate Nazi camps in what is now Poland. […]
A huge former Nazi bunker in Hamburg, Germany is set to become an upscale hotel. The Flak Tower IV was built by forced laborers as an anti-aircraft bunker in 1942. Since the war it has been home to nightclubs and live music venues due to its three-metre-thick walls, according to […]
Since the far-right Alternative for Germany party (AfD) swept into federal and state parliament on a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment two years ago, the birthplace of Nazism has had to contend with a political party that tolerates Holocaust denialism, nationalist extremism, and racism. In the US, critics of President Donald […]
A video dating back to November 2018 shows a group of students from Pacifica High School in Orange County singing a Nazi marching song with their arms raised in a Nazi salute. It is the second incident involving students in California imitating Nazi symbols and gestures to come to light […]