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Dr. Emanuel Bronner Left Germany in 1929 Due to the Rise of Nazi Power. His Parents Refused to Leave with Him. The Last Time He Heard From Them Was When His Father Sent a Censored Postcard Telling Him He Was Right.

Dr. Bronner was the third generation of a Jewish master soap maker family in Germany. His family is credited with significant liquid soap innovations in the country. Still, due to an increasingly strained relationship with his father and uncles, Bronner emigrated to the United States in 1929 for a fresh start and to consult for …

Dr. Emanuel Bronner Left Germany in 1929 Due to the Rise of Nazi Power. His Parents Refused to Leave with Him. The Last Time He Heard From Them Was When His Father Sent a Censored Postcard Telling Him He Was Right. Read More »

The United States Entered World War II with Just Four Aircraft Carriers and Ended the War with Almost 100 of Different Classes and Types.

Aircraft carriers function as seagoing airbases, with a flight deck and facilities for transporting, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft. They are typically the capital ships of a fleet because they project air power around the world without relying on local bases for operational support. But did you know that the US only started with 4 …

The United States Entered World War II with Just Four Aircraft Carriers and Ended the War with Almost 100 of Different Classes and Types. Read More »

During World War II, Germany Attempted to Bring About the Collapse of the British Economy by Forging £130 Million in British Bank Notes. These Notes were Considered the Most Perfect Counterfeits Ever Produced.

Nazi Germany used operation Bernhard to practice counterfeiting British currency. It was initially intended to drop the notes over Britain to cause the British economy to crash during the Second World War. But what is Operation Bernhard? Germany faked £130 million in British currency during World War II to bring down the British economy. The …

During World War II, Germany Attempted to Bring About the Collapse of the British Economy by Forging £130 Million in British Bank Notes. These Notes were Considered the Most Perfect Counterfeits Ever Produced. Read More »

Rip the Dog

A World War II Search and Rescue Dog was Awarded the Dickin Medal for Bravery in 1945. He became the Service’s First Search and Rescue Dog and is Credited with Saving the Lives of Over 100 People.

The PDSA Dickin Medal was established in 1943 by Maria Dickin in the United Kingdom to honor the work of animals during World War II. It is a bronze medallion with the words For Gallantry and We Also Serve within a laurel wreath, carried on a striped green, dark brown, and pale blue ribbon. But …

A World War II Search and Rescue Dog was Awarded the Dickin Medal for Bravery in 1945. He became the Service’s First Search and Rescue Dog and is Credited with Saving the Lives of Over 100 People. Read More »

Salvo D’Acquisto

In 1943, Two Germans were Killed While Mishandling Ammo. The Nazis Rounded Up 22 Locals and Decided to Execute Them. In a Ploy to Save Them, Salvo D’Acquisto Confessed to the Crime, and He was Executed Instead.

Salvo D’Acquisto was born in the Italian city of Naples in 1920. He was the eldest of eight siblings. He joined the Italian Army and police force, known as the Carabinieri when he was 19. He was sent to North Africa to serve for a few years. He was a devout Catholic and a formidable …

In 1943, Two Germans were Killed While Mishandling Ammo. The Nazis Rounded Up 22 Locals and Decided to Execute Them. In a Ploy to Save Them, Salvo D’Acquisto Confessed to the Crime, and He was Executed Instead. Read More »

Blackpool Hitler's Resort

During World War II, Hitler Ordered the British Town of Blackpool to be Spared from Bombing as He Intended It to be His Personal Holiday Resort After Germany Had Won the War.

We all enjoy visiting Blackpool. Since the Victorian era, when it was envisioned as a getaway destination for factory workers, the seaside resort has been a staple of the British seaside experience. Blackpool’s popularity peaked in the mid-twentieth century when it attracted millions of visitors each year and served as a hub for famous performers. …

During World War II, Hitler Ordered the British Town of Blackpool to be Spared from Bombing as He Intended It to be His Personal Holiday Resort After Germany Had Won the War. Read More »

Civilian Public Service

The Civilian Public Service is a US Government Program That Provided Conscientious Objectors with an Alternative to Military Service During the Second World War.

Many conscientious objectors were drafted during World War I and under pressure to serve in the military as non-combatants. Others who objected were jailed and court-martialed. Mennonites and other members of historic peace churches requested that Congress allow for an alternative service program that was more considerate of the rights of conscientious objectors in 1940, …

The Civilian Public Service is a US Government Program That Provided Conscientious Objectors with an Alternative to Military Service During the Second World War. Read More »

Japan guilty of germ warfare against thousands of Chinese

In the 1940s, the Japanese Army Designed Specialized Bombs Full of Live Mice Specifically to Infect Chinese and Korean Civilians with the Plague.

Biological weapons, also known as germ warfare, involve the use of biological toxins or infectious agents. This can include bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Biological warfare uses non-human life to disrupt or end human life. But did you know how the Japanese Army infected Chinese and Korean civilians with the Plague? In the 1940s, the Japanese …

In the 1940s, the Japanese Army Designed Specialized Bombs Full of Live Mice Specifically to Infect Chinese and Korean Civilians with the Plague. Read More »

Jona

The Nazis Demanded that Guiseppe Jona, a Renowned Physician from Venice, Hand Over a List of All Jews That Lived There. On the Day He was Supposed to Turn Over the List, He Burned It and Killed Himself.

Due tot he of the bravery and determination of Giuseppe Jona, the head of Venice’s Jewish Community during the Second World War, not many Jews were deported to concentration camps during the Nazi occupation of the city in 1943. But did you know what was Guiseppe Jona’s contribution to the Jews during the Second World …

The Nazis Demanded that Guiseppe Jona, a Renowned Physician from Venice, Hand Over a List of All Jews That Lived There. On the Day He was Supposed to Turn Over the List, He Burned It and Killed Himself. Read More »

Heinrich Muller

Heinrich Muller, the Head of the Gestapo During World War 2, was Never Found. He is One of the Highest-Ranking Missing Nazis.

During the Nazi era, Heinrich Müller was a high-ranking German Schutzstaffel (SS) and police official. He was the head of the Gestapo, Nazi Germany’s secret state police, for the majority of World War II in Europe. But did you know that they never found Muller? Heinrich Muller, the Gestapo’s leader during WWII, was never found. …

Heinrich Muller, the Head of the Gestapo During World War 2, was Never Found. He is One of the Highest-Ranking Missing Nazis. Read More »