Military history of Germany
While German-speaking people have a long history, Germany as a nation state dates only from 1871. Earlier periods are subject to definition debates. The Franks, for instance, were a union of Germanic ...
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History - Adolf Eichmann Kidnapping In Argentina
Richard Cavendish describes how Adolf Eichmann was captured in Argentina on May 11th, 1960. It was Eichmann who inspired Hannah Arendt's phrase ‘the banality of evil’. A career civil servant in Nazi G...
The symbol of the Swastika and its 12,000-year-old history
The swastika is a symbol used by of one of the most hated men on Earth, a symbol that represents the slaughter of millions of people and one of the most destructive wars on Earth. But Adolf Hitler wa...
Heirs of Jewish art dealers sue Germany over art haul sold in Nazi era
The heirs call for the return of the so-called Welfenschatz, or Guelph Treasure - which they claim their ancestors sold under Nazi pressure
Hitler’s Killer Women
The history of female killers—Hitler’s furies—during the Third Reich has been suppressed, overlooked, and under-researched. A new book pulls back the veil on the widespread involvement of women in the...
First World War
World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. More than 9 million...
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Weimar Republic
The Weimar Republic (German: Weimarer Republik [ˈvaɪmaʁɐ ʁepuˈbliːk]) is a name given by historians to the federal republic and semi-presidential representative democracy established in 1...
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Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany and the Third Reich are common names for the German Reich from 1933 to 1945, when it was a dictatorship under the control of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP). Under Hitler...
History of Germany during World War II
Nazi Germany and the Third Reich are common names for the German Reich from 1933 to 1945, when it was a dictatorship under the control of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP). Under Hitler...
History of Germany during World War II - Wikipedia
National People's Army
The National People’s Army (NPA) (German: Nationale Volksarmee - NVA) was the name used for the armed forces of the German Democratic Republic.The NVA was established in 1956 and disbanded in 1990. It...
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Freikorps
Freikorps ([ˈfʀaɪ̯ˌkoːɐ̯], "Free Corps") were German volunteer military or anti-communist paramilitary units. The term was originally applied to voluntary armies formed in German lands from the middl...
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German War Graves Commission
The German War Graves Commission (Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge in German) is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of German war graves in Europe and North Africa. Its objectives are: ...
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King's German Legion
The King's German Legion (KGL) was a British Army unit of expatriate German personnel, 1803–16. The Legion achieved the distinction of being the only German force to fight without interruption agains...
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Wehrmacht
The Wehrmacht ([ˈveːɐ̯maxt], lit. 'defence force') was the unified armed forces of Germany from 1935 to 1946. It consisted of the Heer (army), the Kriegsmarine (navy) and the Luftwaffe (air force). Th...
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