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


Nazi Experimentation: What Exactly Happened?

Nazi experimentation is fairly well known even to a layman of history. However, the specific details and the central figures. might be lesser known. The following is a guest post from Zackery Ward.  The Nazis performed several terrible experiments on human subjects in the concentration camps during the Holocaust. Most…

John Woods – The Maverick Nazi Executioner

John Woods is a name likely not known to the layman. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="472"] John Woods[/caption] According to the Fifth Field, Master Sergeant and U. S. Army hangman John  Woods, was born in Wichita, Kansas on June 5, 1911.  Prior to his induction into the Army on August 30,…

Nazi Germany: The Nazi Party And Hitler

Nazi Germany under World War II was a series of massive events in world history. It lasted from 1939 to 1945. Scroll down to see articles about the post-World War One events that caused Nazi Germany to form, along with posts on Nazi society, politics, propaganda, and the major events…

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Aktion T4: The Grotesque “Mercy” Of The Nazis

"Aktion T4" might not be as ubiquitous in the annals of history as, for instance, Kristallnacht or the "Night Of the Long Knives", but its horror should not be forgotten. "Aktion T4", also known historically as the "T4 Euthanasia Program", was a concerted, concentrated, and deliberate effort on the part…

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…

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