The Dreadful History of Children in Concentration Camps

Child survivors of Auschwitz are seen in this 1945 photograph. (Creative Commons) The more notorious concentration camps of the 20th century must serve as a stark reminder of the depravity of tearing children away from their parents and putting them in camps. By Dr. Wilson T. Bell / 06.20.2018 Assistant Professor of History and Politics Thompson Rivers University Children and family have been central to the institution of the concentration camp from its[…]

Top Five Myths about Hitler

Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler / Wikimedia Commons Many untrue facts about Hitler have been surprisingly resilient. By Dr. Thomas Weber / 11.08.2017 Chair in History & International Affairs University of Aberdeen 1. Hitler was really called Schicklgruber. Would Germans have been prepared to greet each other with a hearty ‘Heil Schicklgruber’ every day? Could Hitler have[…]

How Hitler Used a Lie about November 9 as the Foundation for the Third Reich

Making of a demagogue. Wikimedia The Nazi fuhrer’s story about his ‘resurrection’ in 1918 is an important lesson for today. By Dr. Thomas Weber / 11.08.2017 Chair in History & International Affairs University of Aberdeen  As Adolf Hitler worked on his secret first autobiography in the summer of 1923, he faced a problem. He had decided that in Adolf Hitler:[…]

Building Hitler’s Supergun: The Plot to Destroy London and Why It Failed

Mimoyecques, in Calais, where Hitler built his supergun. Prioryman Hitler’s plan for a weapon that would outgun the allies was doomed – but one engineer has been trying to find out how it worked. By Dr. Hugh Hunt / 11.21.2015 Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration University of Cambridge The V-3 “supergun” was meant to win the war for Germany. In 1943,[…]

The Making of the Führer

A young Adolf Hitler cheering the rhetoric World War I. How the Great War spawned a tyrant. By Paul Ham / 06.24.2018 The collapse of any society brings forth monsters, to adapt Goya. In this sense, there was nothing uniquely German about the Nazis. Hitler and the National Socialist party he created could have happened[…]

Hitler at Home: How the Nazi PR Machine Remade the Führer’s Domestic Image and Duped the World

Walter Frentz photographed Adolf Hitler strolling with German diplomat Walther Hewel in the Berchtesgaden Alps, near the dictator’s mountain home. ww2gallery/flickr, Creative Commons The timing of Hitler’s home renovations coincided with his public makeover as a statesman and diplomat. By Despina Stratigakos / 09.21.2015 Associate Professor of Architecture University of Buffalo The State University of New York On March 16, 1941 –[…]

Strike!!! Strike!!! Strike!!! When Dutch Workers Said No to the Nazi Persecution of Dutch Jews

Protests against the Horrible Holocaust !!! Stop! Stop! Stop! By Dr. Peter Cole / 02.25.2018 Professor of History Western Illinois University People are powerful. Some have forgotten how strong ordinary people, when united, can be. Others never learned this fact. All people must do is put their hands in their pockets at work. That is, strike.[…]

The Nazis as Occult Masters: It’s a Good Story but Not History

Look into my eyes… Adolf Hitler photographed by his personal photographer practicing for public speaking in 1925. / Photo by Gamma/Getty By Dr. Peter Staudenmaier / 06.09.2017 Associate Professor of History Marquette University Maybe it started with Indiana Jones. When Raiders of the Lost Ark premiered in 1981, audiences were treated to the vivid spectacle[…]