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Hitler Was a Secret Cocaine & Opiate Addict

By On March 29, 2017

Did you know that Adolf Hitler was on a drug cocktail of cocaine and opioids throughout World War II? Well, he was—and it’s the subject of Norman Ohler’s new book, Blitzed: Drugs in… Read More

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The Nazi Gravesite in the Heart of the Amazon

By On January 5, 2017

Deep inside the Brazilian Amazon there’s a curious site: A swastika-bearing cross marking a Nazi grave, inscribed: “Joseph Greiner died here of fever on Jan. 2, 1936, in the service of German… Read More

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This Floating Nazi Barrack Was (Accidentally) Bombed at Sea

By On November 30, 2016

When you think of tragedy at sea, the names Titanic and St. Louis probably come to mind. But don’t forget the German luxury liner S.S. Cap Arcona. Built in 1926, the Cap… Read More

Nazi Buried-Treasure Amber Room: Still Buried!
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Nazi Buried-Treasure Amber Room: Still Buried!

By On July 27, 2016

  In the closing hours of World War II, a room of unbridled opulence vanished. Laden with gold and gemstones, the Amber Room was valued at over $500 million, and was once… Read More

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Would Hannah Arendt Have Liked the Movie About Her Life?

By On April 25, 2016

Like most important thinkers, Hannah Arendt was many things: anti-nationalist but briefly Zionist, essentially German but defiantly Jewish, intellectually rigorous and romantically passionate. Vita Activa – the Spirit of Hannah Arendt, a… Read More

Tel Aviv's 1933 Purim Parade Starred This Hitler Float
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Tel Aviv’s 1933 Purim Parade Starred This Controversial Hitler Float

By On March 22, 2016

March 1933, Tel Aviv. While Zionist leaders debated how to protest Hitler’s rise to power and help German Jews emigrate, Tel Aviv residents were gearing up for their annual Adloyada Purim parade.… Read More

Another Astonishingly Talented Jewish Painter Who Was Killed by the Third Reich
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Another Astonishingly Talented Jewish Painter Who Was Killed by the Third Reich

By On December 13, 2015

  April 1917, Berlin: one of the last century’s greatest Jewish painters is born. Yet hardly anyone knows her name. Charlotte Salomon grew up at a bad time. Her mother died young… Read More

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NYC’s Subway is Plastered With Nazi Insignia. WTF?

By On November 24, 2015

  Three questions: Do you live in New York City? Do you take the subway to work? Did you feel like you woke up in a fascist dystopia this morning? If you… Read More

Godwin’s Law, or Playing the Nazi Card
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Godwin’s Law, or Playing the Nazi Card

By On September 3, 2015

If you poke around Internet comment sections and message boards long enough, it’s nearly inevitable that an Internet crusader compares someone or something to Nazism. It happens all the time and is… Read More

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This Nazi-Jewish Romance Novel is Horrifying

By On August 7, 2015

There’s a new romance novel hot off the presses, and it’s pretty disturbing. For Such A Time, published by Bethany House, a Christian publisher, and written by writer Kate Breslin, is a… Read More

The Nobel-Winning Scientist Who Wouldn't Let the Nazis Keep Her Down
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The Nobel-Winning Scientist Who Wouldn’t Let the Nazis Keep Her Down

By On May 15, 2015

Born in Turin, in northwestern Italy, on April 22, 1909, Rita Levi-Montalcini had began her research on nerve cells at the University of Turin. But after being banned from the university in… Read More

"Hipster Hitler" Comedy Book: Too Soon?
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“Hipster Hitler” Comedy Book: Too Soon? Always Too Soon?

By On February 2, 2015

Jewish comedians from Mel Brooks to Sarah Silverman have turned the Third Reich into a punchline. Humor is tragedy plus time, Mark Twain famously quipped. But the Internet meme “Hipster Hitler” seems… Read More

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