History Stories
Wartime Propaganda Helped Recruit the ‘Hidden Army’ of Women to Defeat Hitler
March 23, 2018

Dozens of government-funded films were created, and their impact went well beyond recruiting soldiers to the frontlines. Read More

Why the U.S. Has Spent 200 Years Flip-Flopping Between Isolationism and Engagement
March 16, 2018

What does the United States want to be to the world? Read More

Why Poland Wants Germany to Pay Billions for World War II
March 7, 2018

Germany settled its war debts decades ago. So why do Polish officials want more? Read More

The Jewish Men Forced to Help Run Auschwitz
February 21, 2018

The Sonderkommando participated in the Nazi killing machine—and made sure the world knew what happened at Auschwitz. Read More

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