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Hitler refused to use sarin during WWII. The mystery is why.

Adolf Hitler gassed and killed 6 million Jews during World War II — a genocide that makes his reluctance to use sarin against his military adversaries an enduring mystery.<p>It wasn’t because he was less evil than Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, despite White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s …

New York City

How One Teen Saved Dozens Of Jews From Nazi Death Squads

At the height of the Holocaust, 23 Jews arrived at Julian Bilecki's home seeking shelter. He didn't have the room, so he made it.<p>Genia Melzer was 17 …

New York City

On The Trails Of History

Last year I went to the Concentration Camp Dachau, close to Munich. I wanted to see for myself were xenophobia and nationalism once ended. It was the …

FUJIFILM

How my grandmother survived Auschwitz

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Quora

My Grandma’s Hidden Holocaust Heroics

<i>[Illustrations by Cornelia Li]</i>“<i>N</i><i>oiach</i>, a crumb!” my brother shouted. He was wearing Grandma’s blue muumuu.“A crumb,” I concurred, draped in her …

World History

1945 liberation of Dachau Nazi camp remembered

The anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau Nazi concentration camp in Germany is being marked.<p>It was on April the 29th in 1945 that the horrors at the camp were discovered, just a week before the end of the Second World War.<p>Involved in the liberation of the first camp set up by the Nazis in …

Ghosts in the Sun: Hitler's Personal Photographer at Dachau, 1950

Dachau 1950.<br>Hugo Jaeger—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 14<p>Do places have memories? Do buildings where people did terrible, bestial …

Adolf Hitler

Why the RAF destroyed a ship with 4,500 concentration camp prisoners on board

On the afternoon of 3 May 1945, a squadron of RAF Typhoons began their descent to attack Axis shipping in Bay of Neustadt, Germany. Below them, the …

World History

UN indicted Adolf Hitler for war crimes before his death, secret documents reveal

Contrary to longstanding assumptions, Adolf Hitler was indicted as a war criminal for actions by the Nazis during the Second World War before he died.<p>…

Science confirms the incredible story of Lithuania's Holocaust escape tunnel

Every year, the survivors gathered on the last night of Passover to tell the story of their own miraculous escape from bondage to freedom.<p>Their story doesn’t take place in the desert of Egypt but in the killing pits of Lithuania.<p>Shortly after the Nazis invaded Lithuania in June 1941, they started …

Science

Survivors of the Holocaust

Some endured schoolhouse beatings. Others watched fellow Jews hanged in concentration camps. Many learned their parents had been executed. But their …

'Are You A Jew? In 10 Minutes We Will Burn Your House Down.'

In the middle of the night on November 9, 1938, my great-grandfather called down to the street from his second story window, “What’s going on?” A soldier hollered back, “Are you a Jew?” “Yes,” my great-grandfather replied. The soldier yelled, “In 10 minutes we will burn your house down.”<p>Such …

German Politics

Merkel awarded Elie Wiesel Prize for preservation of Holocaust memory

Chancellor Merkel has been awarded the Holocaust Memorial Museum's highest honor for her help preserving memories of the Holocaust. She visited …

Israel

A Timeline of the Holocaust

MAY 7, 1919: Treaty of Versailles<p>The Treaty of Versailles ending World War I is presented to Germany. Among its provisions, the treaty forces Germany …