Marshal Erwin Rommel

December 3, 2015 | 6 Comments

Erwin Rommel was born on October 15th 1891 in Germany. During World War I, Rommel fought in France, where he gained tactical experience and respect on the battlefield. After the war, between 1935 and 1945, the Nazi regime ruled over Germany with many ex-soldiers and youths siding with their power. One of the ex World […]

The Kristallnacht happened due to a chain of events that eventfully lead to the night of broken glass. Ernst Vom Rath was a SA for the Nazi Party located in Paris as an ambassador. On November 7, 1938 a 17-year-old Jewish boy named Herschel Grynszpan killed Rath for revenge for his Polish family, who were […]

Nuremberg Laws

December 3, 2015 | 2 Comments

Before “The Final Solution,” Hitler’s final attempt to rid the Jews from Europe, the Nazi party tried several different solutions to suppress and get rid of the Jew in Europe. One of the first plans were the Nuremberg Race Laws, published on September 15, 1935. The Nazi Reich published these laws, which described how Jews […]

Benito Mussolini was born July 29th 1883.  Mussolini was the son of a blacksmith, and became a very rebellious little boy. Because of lack of resources and a desire to avoid service in the Military, Mussolini moved to Switzerland where he became an active Socialist, following in his fathers footsteps.  Later he returned to Italy and was kicked out […]

Frankforter, A. Daniel, and W. M. Spellman. The West: A Narrative History. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009. Print.  1929 Stock Market Crash: Marked a serious downturn in the U.S. economy. Until 1929, Europe was surviving economically in large part due to accessible loans from the U.S. As a result of […]

[youtube][/youtube]     This interview with Jack Mayer goes into detail on the Anti-Semitism that took place in Germany.  Mayer was born in Speyer Germany and was very young during his time, but is able to recall the anti-Semitism he experienced as a child.  He explains that he lived under the reign of Hitler for about 5 […]

The Spanish Civil War was fought between 1936 and 1939. It was a conflict between the Republicans, of the Spanish Republic, and the Nationalists, who fought for the fascist General Franco. The Nationalists were the military, landowners, and general upper class. They received help from fascist Italy and Nazi Germany. The Republicans were the urban […]

In the aftermath of the First World War, the youths became known as the “lost generation”. Though the term is generally associated with a group of American expatriates in Paris, it has a relevance to most of the surviving young people of Europe.The generation had become aimless and disillusioned after witnessing the horrors of World […]

The map of Europe changed a great deal both during and after the First World War. This map showcases some of those changes, particularly regarding the countries that were created after the dissolution of Austria-Hungary, the creation of the Baltic states caused by the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, and the reestablishment of Poland.       […]

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