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Albert Göring

Albert Göring was Opposed to Nazism. He Helped Jews, and Others Escape Nazi Germany. He Died in 1966 and Never Received Recognition for His Heroic Deeds.

Albert Günther Göring was Hermann Göring’s younger brother, a German engineer and businessman, the head of the German Luftwaffe, and a leading member of the Nazi Party. Unlike his brother, Albert was anti-Nazi and assisted Jews and others persecuted in Nazi Germany. But did you know that Göring was never recognized for his contribution? Albert …

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German Beer

Germany Passed the Reinheitsgebot Law in 1516, Which States Only Water, Barley, and Hops are to be Used to Make Beer.

It’s the foam-topped pride of a beer-crazy country. This year marks the 500th anniversary of the German Reinheitsgebot, or purity law, the world’s oldest food safety law still in force. The law restricts German beer brewers to using only four ingredients: malt, hops, yeast, and water. Do you know what the Bavarian Purity Law is?  …

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Dwight Eisenhower

General Dwight D. Eisenhower Found Victims of the Nazi Concentration Camp. He Anticipated That There Would Be Attempts to Deny What Had Happened, So He Ordered All Possible Photos to be Taken for Evidence.

Holocaust Denial refers to any attempt to deny the well-established facts of the Nazi genocide against European Jews. Anti-semitism, prejudice against or hatred of Jews, includes Holocaust denial and distortion. Holocaust denial and distortion generally assert that the Holocaust was invented or exaggerated by Jews to advance Jewish interests. But did you know how General …

General Dwight D. Eisenhower Found Victims of the Nazi Concentration Camp. He Anticipated That There Would Be Attempts to Deny What Had Happened, So He Ordered All Possible Photos to be Taken for Evidence. Read More »

Wolfsburg

Why was the City of Wolfsburg Built?

Wolfsburg is located on the Aller River and is the fifth largest city in the German state of Lower Saxony. Wolfsburg is well-known for being the home of Volkswagen AG’s headquarters and the world’s largest car plant. But why was Wolfsburg constructed? Wolfsburg, Germany, was entirely built for the workers of the Volkswagen car factory, …

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Goose Pulling

Goose Pulling is the Practice of Tying Greased Live Geese Onto a Pole. Riders on Horseback will Then Attempt to Grab the Bird by the Neck and Pull Their Heads Off.

From the 17th to the 19th centuries, goose pulling was a blood sport practiced in parts of the Netherlands, Belgium, England, and North America. It originated in Spain in the 12th century and was spread throughout Europe by the Spanish Third. But how is this sport performed? Goose pulling is the practice of tying a …

Goose Pulling is the Practice of Tying Greased Live Geese Onto a Pole. Riders on Horseback will Then Attempt to Grab the Bird by the Neck and Pull Their Heads Off. Read More »

Yellow Headed Parrot

A Female Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrot Escaped from Captivity in Germany in 1984. A Year Later, a Male Parrot Followed, and Those Two Have Established a Population of 60 Birds, Making Them the Biggest Wild Population of Parrots in Europe.

There are about 398 species of parrots known to man. While they are mostly found in tropical and subtropical areas, many of them are raised in captivity in colder regions. But did you know that the biggest group of parrots in Europe can be found in Stuttgart, Germany? A single yellow-headed Amazone escaped from captivity …

A Female Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrot Escaped from Captivity in Germany in 1984. A Year Later, a Male Parrot Followed, and Those Two Have Established a Population of 60 Birds, Making Them the Biggest Wild Population of Parrots in Europe. Read More »

D=Day

D-Day was Originally Supposed to Happen on the 5th of June, but a Meteorologist Persuaded Dwight Eisenhower to Postpone the Event at the Last Minute. It Was Vital that the Weather Conditions were Just Right.

In January 1944, General Dwight Eisenhower was appointed commander of Operation Overlord. In the months and weeks before D-Day, the Allies carried out a massive deception operation intended to make the Germans think the main invasion target was Pas-de-Calais, the narrowest point between Britain and France, rather than Normandy. But did you know that D-Day …

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Wilhlem Canaris

Wilhelm Canaris was Sent to Coerce Fascist Spain to Join the Axis Power in World War II. He was Secretly Against the Nazis. Spain Did Not Join the War, and Their Government Gave Caranis’ Widow a Pension in Gratitude

For nine years, Admiral Wilhelm Canaris ed Adolf Hitler’s military intelligence service, the Abwehr. He is one of the Third Reich’s most intriguing personalities. Many people regard him as a traitor who leaked German attack plans to the enemy, resulting in the deaths of German soldiers. Others consider him a leader who did everything he …

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Autobahn

What is the Recommended Speed on the Autobahn?

The Autobahn is Germany’s federal controlled-access highway system. Bundesautobahn, which translates as the federal motorway. It is the official German term. Federal Automobile Track is the literal translation of the term Bundesautobahn. But do you know what is the recommended speed on the Autobahn?  While you can travel at any speed on the Autobahn when …

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Battle Cruiser

Why Did Hitler Changed the Name of His Battle Cruiser?

The Deutschland was the first ship of a new type known as a Panzerschiff or armored ship, which the British called a pocket battleship. During the Civil War, the Deutschland conducted several non-intervention patrols off the coast of Spain. But did you know why Hitler changed the name of this particular Battleship?  In 1940, Hitler …

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