The gate stolen from Dachau concentration camp

Gate Stolen From Dachau Concentration Camp Recovered in Norway

The metal gate bearing the slogan <i>Arbeit Macht Frei</i>was recently found outside the city of Bergen

Wernher von Braun, one of the architects of the Apollo program, was a Nazi scientist brought to the U.S. in secret in 1945.

Why the U.S. Government Brought Nazi Scientists to America After World War II

As the war came to a close, the U.S. government was itching to get ahold of the German wartime technology

The factory Oskar Schindler used to shelter over 1,000 Jews during World War II will finally become a Holocaust memorial.

Oskar Schindler’s Factory Will Become a Holocaust Memorial

Long abandoned, the dilapidated factory is where the industrialist put over 1,200 threatened Jews to work during World War II

A Heroic Mission to Disarm Nazi Snipers Goes Very Wrong

Two British commandos impulsively storm a Nazi-occupied warehouse on the Norwegian island of Vaagso

Argentinians look on as Marta Minují's 1983 Parthenon of books is removed with a crane. The artist will recreate her installation on a grander scale in Germany next year.

An Artist Is Building a Parthenon of Banned Books

More than 100,000 books will become a monument to intellectual freedom in Germany next year

Why We Call the Axis Powers the Axis Powers

On this day in 1936, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini declared an axis between Berlin and Rome, coining a term that would be used by both sides in WWII

First photo from space, 1946

American Scientists Took the First Photo of Earth From Space Using Nazi Rockets

70 years ago, researchers at White Sands Missile Base strapped a movie camera to a V2 rocket to get a bird's-eye view of our planet

Why Churchill Approved a Risky Mission on a Nazi Stronghold

Churchill knew he needed a very public military success to boost morale back home

The Curious George series has sold 10,000 times the initial print run.

When Curious George Made a Daring Escape From the Nazis

The authors of the children's book series fled wartime France with the manuscript tied to their bikes

How Virtual Reality Is Helping Prosecute Nazi War Criminals

A new, detailed 3D simulation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp is helping prosecutors build stronger cases against these still-living Nazis

The Daring Plan to Steal Nazi Radar Technology

A British parachute regiment set off toward Bruneval on the northern coast of occupied France. Their mission: to steal German radar secrets

Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in the latter's office in Washington on the occasion of Mrs. Roosevelt's being sworn in as Mayor La Guardia's assistant in the Office of Civilian Defense.

The New Deal Origins of Homeland Security

During FDR’s administration, the First Lady and the Mayor of New York clashed over guns, butter and American liberalism

The Dessen Bauhaus was home to ambitious movement that went far beyond blocky architecture.

Harvard Just Launched a Fascinating Resource All About Bauhaus

The newly digitized collection is as ambitious as the art school it documents

Photo taken at Auschwitz in 2013.

Use the Phrase “Polish Death Camps” in Poland and You May Go to Jail

Soon, saying that Nazi death camps were Polish could earn you three years in prison

A German armored train

Dig to Find Fabled Nazi Gold Train Begins

Explorers believe the Nazis stashed an armored train full of gold and weapons in tunnels in Poland's Owl Mountains

Children salute the American flag in 1915.

The Rules About How to Address the U.S. Flag Came About Because No One Wanted to Look Like a Nazi

During the National Anthem, Americans are asked to put their right hands over their hearts. But why?

Diaries of Holocaust Architect Heinrich Himmler Discovered in Russia

The man who designed the Nazi concentration camps switched easily between recording domestic life and mass murder

One of the board games in the collections of the Museum of World War II

How the Nazis “Normalized” Anti-Semitism by Appealing to Children

A new museum and exhibit explore the depths of the hatred toward Europe’s Jews

Auschwitz Museum Finds Victim's Jewelry in False-Bottomed Mug

A women’s ring made of gold and a necklace was carefully wrapped in a piece of canvas

Rudolf Hess, at right, was a Nazi leader when he flew to Scotland in May of 1941.

Will We Ever Know Why Nazi Leader Rudolf Hess Flew to Scotland in the Middle of World War II?

The remarkable tale of insanity, espionage, and conspiracies remains unanswered after 75 years

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