The story of how humans first got to the Americas may very well be wrong, if new research is to be believed.
In the mid-1970s, a new incarnation of rock emerged in juxtaposition to the opulent and carnival-like music that had dominated the decade so far. It was punk rock, a music fast on…
During World War II, the Warsaw Ghetto was home to victims and criminals. The Jewish collaborators who worked for the Gestapo were both.
As the German army rolled over Poland in September 1939, they drove a large number of refugees ahead of them. Educated Poles, left-wing activists, union organizers, and politically active members of the clergy all knew their names were on the Nazis’ hit list, and nobody had more to fear from the new order than Poland’s huge Jewish community.
To get these displaced people under control, and to herd them into special zones known as “Jewish Autonomous Areas,” or ghettos, the Nazi authorities reached out to some of the most reviled characters of the whole war: Jewish Nazi collaborators.
The Nagasaki bombing, one of the most devastating acts in the history of war, nearly didn’t transpire. Here’s how and why it did.
Seventy-one years ago, the United States military dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki, Japan. This was the second atomic bomb dropped on the country in a matter of days, and the destruction it wrought still haunts the world today.
But it almost didn’t happen.
Did Elizabeth Bathory really torture and murder hundreds of innocent young girls? Or did powerful men fabricate those horrors to seize her wealth?