History Stories
CATEGORY: World War II
A Divided Germany Came Together for the Olympics Decades Before Korea Did
February 12, 2018

The joint team was a short-lived but powerful symbol of East and West Germany’s common roots. Read More

Why Poland Punishes Those Who Accuse It of the Holocaust
February 7, 2018

Using the term 'Polish death camp' is now punishable by up to three years in prison. Read More

How the Nazis Tried to Cover Up Their Crimes at Auschwitz
January 26, 2018

In the winter of 1945, the Nazis tried to destroy the evidence of the Holocaust. Read More

Uncovering the Secret Identity of Rosie the Riveter
January 23, 2018

Naomi Parker Fraley, the inspiration behind Rosie the Riveter, died in January 2018. Read More

British Royals Hid Crown Jewels From Nazis in a Cracker Box
January 12, 2018

Queen Elizabeth II had no idea about this top-secret operation until recently. Read More

The 7 Most Notorious Nazis Who Escaped to South America
December 27, 2017

In some cases it took four or five decades to bring them to justice. Read More

The Nazis’ War on Christmas
December 19, 2017

They literally tried to take the Christ out of Christmas. Read More

The Coolest Historical Discoveries of 2017
December 12, 2017

Here are the 15 most intriguing finds of the year. Read More

How the Hitler Youth Turned a Generation of Kids Into Nazis
December 11, 2017

Hitler’s war against Boy Scouts fueled the Third Reich’s ideology—and its military might. Read More

Pearl Harbor, 1941: From a Sailor’s Perspective
December 7, 2017

What It was like to be a sailor during the Pearl Harbor attack. Read More