History Stories
CATEGORY: Holocaust
Kristallnacht Started When This Diplomat Was Murdered in Cold Blood
November 9, 2017

Ernst vom Rath’s murder triggered a two-day pogrom against German Jews. Read More

Who Betrayed Anne Frank?
November 1, 2017

One of history's greatest cold cases is getting a fresh look. Read More

Opening of Secret UN Archive Yields New Holocaust Revelations
April 18, 2017

A new book delves into the real story of how the Allies confronted the Holocaust. Read More

The Daring Photographer Who Captured Life Inside a Nazi Ghetto
March 24, 2017

Henryk Ross risked his life to take thousands of secret photographs inside the ghetto at Lodz, Poland. Read More

Dr. Gisella Perl: A Hero in Hell
March 3, 2017

She lived an unspeakable hell. As both an inmate and head women’s doctor at Auschwitz, Dr. Gisella Perl saved hundreds of lives with her bare hands. Read More

Pendant Discovered in Ruins of Nazi Death Camp May Have Link to Anne Frank
January 24, 2017

Amid the ruins of a Nazi death camp in eastern Poland, archaeologists have discovered a German Jewish girl’s pendant that is nearly identical to one owned by Anne Frank. Read More

Scottish Missionary Who Died at Auschwitz Left Handwritten Will
September 15, 2016

Jane Haining, a matron at a Scottish missionary school in Budapest, refused to abandon her young Jewish charges—and gave her life for it. Read More

Holocaust Escape Tunnel Discovered in Lithuania
June 30, 2016

The discovery of a tunnel that Jewish prisoners dug with hands and spoons to flee a Nazi death camp in Lithuania confirms one of the Holocaust’s great escape stories. Read More

Last Survivor of Treblinka Dies at 93
February 23, 2016

Samuel Willenberg was one of only 67 people to survive the notorious Nazi death camp in occupied Poland, where as many as 925,000 people were killed over a span of 16 months. Read More

Anne Frank’s Diary Now Has Co-Author, Extended Copyright
November 17, 2015

A decision to add Anne Frank’s father as a co-author on her famous diary in order to extend its European copyright is stirring considerable controversy. Read More