Josef Mengele And His Gruesome Nazi Experiments At Auschwitz

Dr. Josef Mengele’s medical facility at Auschwitz was perhaps the most horrifying place the Holocaust produced. Who was this man behind it all and what made him the notorious “Angel of Death”? Ask a person to name the worst crime in living memory and the Holocaust will probably be what they come up with. Ask … Read more

The Jewish Parachutists Who Went Behind Nazi Lines During WWII

From 1943 until the end of the war, these brave men and women risked everything to sneak into German-held territory and aid the resistance. Wikimedia Commons/Yad VaShem ArchiveNearly 40 Jews volunteered to serve with Britain’s Special Operations Executive behind enemy lines in World War II. In 1943, the slaughter of millions of Jews in Nazi-occupied … Read more

Major Richard Winters, The Real-Life Hero Behind ‘Band Of Brothers’

Major Richard “Dick” Winters led his men in the 101st Airborne Division through the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge before being immortalized in “Band of Brothers.” U.S. Army/HBORichard Winters (left) and Damian Lewis portraying him (right) in Band of Brothers. The Greatest Generation was got its name from the spirit of young … Read more

This Week In History News, Oct. 3

Medieval burial vault unearthed in Belgium, trove of illegal Nazi memorabilia discovered in Brazil, secrets of Marie Antoinette’s intimate correspondence unveiled. Construction Workers In Belgium Happen Upon Intact Medieval Burial Vault With 50 Skeletons Inside RaakvlakIn an effort to preserve the tomb from decay, archaeologists have made a complete 3D model of it and even … Read more

Brazilian Pedophile Arrest Yields $3 Million Trove Of Nazi Memorabilia

While the suspect was already being arrested on child rape charges, he is now facing additional counts of racial discrimination and illegal possession of firearms. Policia Civil Rio de JaneiroLead detective Luis Armond estimated that just one of these uniforms could cost up to $289,115. Police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, arrested suspected pedophile Aylson … Read more

Vera Atkins, The Spymaster Who Inspired James Bond’s Moneypenny

Throughout World War II, Vera Atkins recruited and trained hundreds of secret agents to fight the Nazis for Britain’s covert Special Operations Executive. A Romanian-born British intelligence officer during World War II, Vera Atkins usually showed little emotion and was known for being tough, as well as caring, about her recruits. She took on many … Read more