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Anne Frank captured, 1944
Acting on tip from a Dutch informer, the Nazi Gestapo captures 15-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family in a sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehou…
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For most American kids, it wouldn’t be Halloween without trick-or-treating for candy; however, that wasn’t always the case.
What did Allied troops storming the beaches at Normandy carry in their knapsacks for sustenance?
For nearly 4,000 years, few foods have inspired such love and lust as that indulgent Valentine’s Day staple—chocolate.
Today hot chocolate might be thought of as a creamy treat for kids after a day of sledding and snowball fights, but it has been a source of strength and wellness for thousands of years.
How did lamb, eggs and chocolate become part of the Easter tradition?
Where does the tradition of presenting loved ones with Valentine’s Day chocolates come from?
Host Ian Knauer explores the ancient history of chocolate and prepares a batch of mouthwatering brownies.