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The Holocaust

December 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

Holocaust, the word, originates from Greek words and originally was used to describe sacrificial offerings burned at an altar. Since 1945, people have used that word in a different term. During WWII, the murder of 6 million Jews (among other groups), was named the Holocaust. Adlof Hitler blamed the Jews for the downfall of Germany […]

On June 22, 1941, Adolf Hitler launched his armies eastward in a massive invasion of the Soviet Union: three great army groups with over three million German soldiers, 150 divisions, and three thousand tanks smashed across the frontier into Soviet territory. The invasion covered a front from the North Cape to the Black Sea, a […]

At the end of World War II, huge swaths of Europe and Asia had been reduced to ruins. Borders were redrawn and homecomings, expulsions, and burials were under way. But the massive efforts to rebuild had just begun. When the war began in the late 1930s, the world’s population was approximately 2 billion. In less […]

Nuremberg Trials

November 15, 2015 | Leave a Comment

The Nuremberg Trials were a series of 13 trials that were held in Germany in 1945. These trials were for the purpose of bringing Nazi war criminals to justice. Some of the defendants were doctors and high-ranking Nazi officials. They were being charged on crimes against the peace and crimes against humanity. Sources: http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/nuremberg-trials http://cdn.history.com/sites/2/2013/11/Nurember-Trial-Hero-H.jpeg

The London Bombings aka: The Blitz occurred from 1940-1941. The Nazis attacked London by dropping bombs on the town at night. London was not the only town affected by these horrible actions. Bristol, Plymouth, Southampton, Portsmouth, Hull, Birmingham, and Glasgow were all hit. The reason it is called the London bombings is because it was […]

This video goes through the events that brought the United States into the war, focusing on Hitler’s advancement in Europe and the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor. As the war was going on around the United States, the Axis Powers tried to bring the United States into the battle. On December 7, 1941, Japan succeeded […]

On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese fleet. Originally, President Roosevelt did not want to be involved with the war and wanted to keep America out of harms way. However, after tracing back to that time, evidence appeared stating that President Roosevelt had been warned about the attack by the Japanese […]

The United States was attacked by Japanese aircraft’s on December 7th, 1941. This video shows both the perspectives of the Japanese fleet and images from their attack in Hawaii. Also included within the video is play-by-play commentary about the event happening in Hawaii, who attacked the US, and President Franklin Roosevelt declaring war. Source: “The […]

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