Toni Strzelewicz

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Charles Carroll of Carrollton and Revolutionary Religious Toleration: The Making of a Founder

The prevailing academic theories that attempt to interpret the motivations of those American colonists who rebelled against British taxation of, and …

New Orleans

Donald Trump using Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' playbook, says world expert on Nazi leader

A leading expert on the Nazi party has said there are similarities between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler.<p>Both men "bluffed" their way into power, …

Total submarine warfare: centenary of Germany's declaration marked

Striking images of adventurous day-trippers scrambling onboard wrecked first world war German submarines off the coast of Cornwall have been released to mark the centenary of the day life at sea became infinitely more perilous for British mariners: 1 February 1917, the day Germany declared …

Human Rights

This unstoppable artillery bombardment doomed Nazi Berlin

The Seelow Heights defenses were a mere 35 miles from Berlin and were the last truly defensible position before Berlin.<p>Estimates vary about the exact number of shells and rockets fired in the wee hours of April 16, but some think that as many as 500,000 shells were fired in the first 30 minutes. …

Ghostly Relics from the Soviet past lost in the snow

Looking at Moscow-based Danila Tkachenko’s photographs that constitute <i>Restricted Areas</i> is a chilling experience. Technological feats that were once …

Communist Party

Take a Rare Look Inside FDR’s WWII Information Center: The Map Room

Franklin Delano Roosevelt really loved maps, and that love became a central part of his wartime presidency.<p>“His love of maps can be traced to his …

Winston Churchill

Poland puts database of Germany's concentration camp guards online

As many as 200 SS personnel could still be alive and, perhaps, brought to justice, albeit some 70 years after the fact. The Polish government also …

Solomon islanders struggle with lethal legacy of World War II

Seven decades after Japan and the United States fought over these South Pacific islands, local residents are unearthing bullets and bombs that still …

The fearless woman who led Spain’s battle against fascism

‘They shall not pass!’ was her battle cry<p>“Workers! Farmers! Anti-fascists! Spanish Patriots!,” the woman cried to the crowds in Madrid in July of …

'Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor': The Story Behind the Statue of Liberty’s Famous Immigration Poem

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration Friday, many critics quickly took up a familiar rallying cry, lifting words …

Three years of extreme cruelty, cholera and hard labour: One PoW recalls building the Death Railway

When Allied forces surrendered Singapore 75 years ago, 80,000 troops became Japanese prisoners of war. For Tony Lucas, thus begun an ordeal that almost broke his body, but could not bow his spirit.<p>It is difficult to envisage Tony Lucas as an arsonist – either now, at home in Suffolk, aged 98, his …

Red Cross

Remembering the Holocaust in the Time of Trump, When Jews Fleeing Horror Were Denied Asylum in America

A long-buried documentary, co-directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Sidney Bernstein, provides unequivocal proof of the Holocaust’s horrors. …

Donald Trump

These rebellious teens resisted the Nazis by beating up Hitler Youth, and some paid with their lives

They also liked singing and country outings<p>On July 17, 1943, the Düsseldorf-Grafenberg branch of the Nazi party reported to the Gestapo on the growth …

Rio De Janeiro

The United States Could Have Saved Anne Frank's Life

Instead we denied her family refugee status. Sound familiar?<p>Anne Frank, an iconic figure from the Holocaust, will forever be remembered as a teenage girl because she never lived past age 15, when she died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during the Holocaust.<p>But, Anne Frank's death at the …

Immigration

Top 15 Countries to Visit in 2017

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine<p>“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a …

The Auschwitz survivor who returned to rescue her brother’s paintings

Just before Eva Schloss was separated from her brother on arrival at Auschwitz, he told her of the cache of his art, painted in secret, he had hidden in an attic<p>It was to be Eva’s last conversation with her brother, Heinz. They were human cargo on the railway cattle wagon transporting their parents …

Empathy

Anne Frank Wasn't Betrayed? New Research Could Rewrite History

Anne Frank, whose diary became one of the most iconic portrayals of the Holocaust, died in a concentration camp in 1945 after she, her family and …

Century-old WWI bunker is reborn as a contemporary alpine shelter

Premica Architects transformed the ruins of a former WWI bunker into a remote and off-grid alpine shelter. Set high on the snowy mountaintops of …

Architecture

Photo mystery of Jewish assassin used by Nazis to justify Kristallnacht

His assassination of a German diplomat in Paris gave the Nazis the pretext for sanctioning Kristallnacht, the violent pogrom against Jews on 9 November 1938.<p>Herschel Grynszpan, a Polish Jew considered a controversial figure to this day, was widely believed to have perished in a concentration camp …

Israel

'Legends & Lies' looks at role Revolutionary War-era slaves played in fighting British

"Legends & Lies: The Patriots" is airing a special "Forgotten Heroes" episode Sunday examining the Revolutionary War from the perspective of slaves who, despite their subjugation, took up arms to fight the British.<p>Throughout the war, black troops were an essential component in a war effort marked …

Top 10 Greatest Dark Lords in the Muggle World

We ranked 10 of the most evil leaders in history and compared them to the dark wizards (and witch) of the wizarding world. The rank was based on how …

Secret Nazi military base discovered by Russian scientists in the Arctic

A secret Nazi military base in the Arctic has been discovered by Russian scientists.<p>The site – located on the island of Alexandra Land 1,000km from …

The Little-Known Story of the Night Witches, an All-Female Force in WWII

In the Nazi-occupied Soviet Union, German soldiers had a very real fear of witches.<p>Namely, the “Night Witches,” an all-female squadron of bomber pilots who ran thousands of daring bombing raids with little more than wooden planes and the cover of night—and should be as celebrated as their male …

World War II

Five truly remarkable moments captured on film in Planet Earth II

Film crews on the BBC series used the latest technology to photograph seldom seen behaviours of animals in the wild<p><b>The baby iguanas and the racer snakes</b><p>Six weeks ago, barely anyone had heard of sea-faring iguanas. Since then, many tens of millions of people worldwide have watched and cheered as the …

Nature

Secrets and lies of a master spy: The agent who fooled the British, Russians, Italians, Japanese and the Nazis during WW2

In 1943, Peter Fleming, brother of Bond creator Ian, recruited a promising-looking Indian intelligence officer and code-named him Silver. His new recruit was a master of deception who worked for all the Axis powers as well as for the Soviets and the British - and fooled them all. Meet the only …

Communist Party

Watery graves of World War II: Planes, boats and artillery posts abandoned on paradise island

A series of stunning photographs have captured the haunting wrecks of World War Two planes, boats and artillery posts.<p>Photographed across the …