World War Two

All category topics on the military, political, social, and cultural aspects of the Second World War.

All category topics on the military, political, social, and cultural aspects of the Second World War.


who was president during pearl harbor

Who Was President During Pearl Harbor?

Who Was President During Pearl Harbor? Franklin D Roosevelt was president of the United States on December 7, 1941 when the Japanese conducted an attack on Pearl Harbor. This attack caused America's entry into World War 2. Roosevelt Expected an Attack Roosevelt expected an attack by the Japanese, but conspiracy…

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…

how did hitler come to power

How Did Hitler Come to Power? His Rise and Takeover

How did Hitler come to power? The process occurred over multiple decades. Hitler's rise to power started when he became politically involved and joined the Deutsche Arbeiterspartei. From there he worked himself up in the party, which later became the Nazi Party, through charm, violence and cunning negotiations. He was…

What was the Night of the Long Knives?

Also called "Operation Hummingbird" or the "Rohm-Putch," the Night of the Long Knives was an event during which Hitler' SS troops committed a series of political murders to rid Hitler from possible political threats. These murders of the leaders of the SA faction of the Nazi Party as well as…

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When was Pearl Harbor?

When was Pearl Harbor? A Breakdown of the Attack   The Attack on Pearl Harbor took place during World War Two, almost halfway through the war, on the 7th of December, 1941, in the morning hours (in Japan, it was December 8). This military strike was a surprise attack from…

When Did the Holocaust Start?

When did the Holocaust start? The Holocaust (Ha-shoah in Hebrew) took place between 1933 and 1945 and is associated with the persecution and murder of over 6,000,000 Jews and other people, including gays and Roma people. During the Holocaust, two thirds of all Jews in Europe were killed and one…

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Was Hitler Jewish?

Was Hitler Jewish? For someone so obsessed with "ethnic cleansing" and ancestry, Hitler was quite vague about his own descent. In the years following the war, and the ascent of Freudian psychoanalysis in the mid-twentieth century, many rumors circulated that Hitler might have been related to the very people he…

when did ww2 end

When Did WW2 End?

When Did WW2 End? World War II was one of the most devastating wars in the history of mankind and took place between 1939 and 1945. During this time, two opposing millitary alliances were formed: the Axis and the Allies and over 100 million people from more than 30 countries…

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