Nazi Germany

Articles on the rise and downfall, and most important events of Nazi Germany

Articles on the rise and downfall, and most important events of Nazi Germany


Were Germany and Japan Allies in WW2

Were Germany and Japan Allies in WW2?

Were Germany and Japan Allies in WW2? Yes, and it had to do with the importance of East Asia in global geopolitics starting from the early twentieth century and only growing in the ensuing decades. The Asian theater of the war was entirely distinct from the European, though Japan did…

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Nazi Germany: Politics, Society, and Key Events

Nazi Germany is a reference for the twelve-year period in German history (1933-1945) during the totalitarian dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party, which was founded in 1919 as the German Workers' Party. The group grew in retaliation to the terms of the Treaty of Versailles and promoted German…

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Nuremberg Laws: Legalizing Antisemitism

The following article on the Nuremberg Laws is an excerpt from Richard Weikart's book Hitler's Religion: The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  On September 15, 1935, the German state stripped its Jews of their citizenship, reducing them to the status of "subjects" under…

The Anti-Semitic, Darwinian Roots of Kristallnacht

The following article about Kristallnacht is an excerpt from Richard Weikart's book Hitler's Religion: The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The Crystal Night (Kristallnacht) pogrom against the Jews on November 9–10, 1938 was an attack against Germany's Jewish population carried out by SA…

What is a Concentration Camp?

A concentration camp is when, often during war, a large amount of people are imprisoned in a small area without adequate facilities. People in concentration camps were often required to do forced labor or kept there to wait for execution. The word "concentration camp" is usually associated with the Nazi…

What Were the Josef Mengele Experiments?

Josef Mengele was an anthropologist and SS physician, who is infamous for his inhuman medical experiments on the prisoners in Auschwitz, a Nazi concentration camp. He used to be an assistant to Dr. Otmar von Verschuer, a scientist who did a lot of research on twins, and did his own…

How Long Was Anne Frank in Hiding?

When Anne Frank and her family went into hiding on Monday, July 6, 1942, they had no idea that they would stay there without going outside once for two years. The Secret Annex Otto Frank, Anne Frank's father, had created a Secret Annex at the back of his business of…

What Was Kristallnacht?

Kristallnacht (Night of the Broken Glass) took place between 9 and 10 November on 1939 when non-Jewish Germans and SA paramilitary killed and arrested thousands of Jews all across Austria and Nazi Germany. It was the first time that Nazi policies against Jews became violent on such a large scale.…

Where is Auschwitz?

Auschwitz was one of Germany's largest death camps where thousands of Jews were exterminated. It is situated in southern Poland, which at the time had been annexed by Germany. It is located close to Oświęcim, an industrial town, but the cities Krakow (70km) and Katowice (40km) are better known today.…

What Were the Nuremberg Laws?

The Nazis passed the Nuremberg Laws in 1935 after their yearly rally in Nuremberg. These new laws acted to institutionalized many of the Nazi's racial ideologies. Jewish Rights Through the Nuremberg laws, German Jews were denied Reich citizenship. Jews were also not allowed to marry or have sexual relations with…

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