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Polish soldiers captured by the Germans during invasion of Poland, August 1939. (Credit: Hugo Jaeger/Timepix/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

World War II Begins, 75 Years Ago

On the 75th anniversary of Germany’s invasion of Poland, look back at the Nazi offensive that launched World War II.

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The Secret Hitler-Stalin Pact, 75 Years Ago

On the 75th anniversary of the German-Soviet nonaggression pact, look back at the secret agreement that set the stage for World War II.

An exterior view of Cornelius Gurlitt's apartment building. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)

$1.35 Billion in Nazi-Looted Art Found in Munich

German authorities report that 1,400 artworks thought looted by the Nazis have been discovered in a squalid Munich apartment.

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Chamberlain Declares “Peace for Our Time,” 75 Years Ago

On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain received a rowdy homecoming after signing a peace pact with Nazi Germany.

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History’s Most Famous Literary Hoaxes

Thirty years after the Hitler Diaries were exposed as a fraud, here’s a look back at some of history’s other famous fictions.

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9 Things You May Not Know About Mussolini

Explore nine surprising about fascist dictator Benito Mussolini on the 90th anniversary of his rise to power.

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8 Historic Handshakes

As people around the globe celebrate World Handshake Day, explore eight of history’s most famous handshakes.

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European Unions Throughout History

As a financial crisis destabilizes the European Union, explore past attempts to unify the continent.

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Study Suggests Adolf Hitler Had Jewish and African Ancestors

Adolf Hitler may have had Jewish and African ancestors, according to a recent DNA study by Belgian researchers.