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Somehow, Hitler Riding a T-Rex Isn’t Nearly as Amusing as It Used to Be

In Iron Sky: The Coming Race, Hitler rides a T-rex. Back in 2014, when the first trailer for the movie came out, including the same scenario, it was an idea ridiculous enough to be kind of funny. Nowadays, with Nazis seemingly everywhere in pop culture and on the actual fringes of politics, it’s no longer particularly amusing. Read More >>

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Who Will Pay £240,000 for Hitler’s Bunker Phone?

If you have hundreds of thousands of dollars and are extremely creepy, you can now buy a one-of-a-kind piece of history: Adolf Hitler’s personal telephone. Read More >>

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Google Won’t Alter the Holocaust-Denying Results For ‘Did the Holocaust Happen’

If you Google “did the Holocaust happen” the first result is a link from Stormfront.org, a neo-Nazi and white supremacist forum that’s widely regarded as the internet’s “first major hate site.” Read More >>

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The Nazis Kept a List of Powerful American Friends in Los Angeles, Including the Co-Founder of UCLA

In 1945, the FBI raided a warehouse in Los Angeles that was used for storage by the German Consulate. Among the files, they found a collection of 3x5-inch cards kept by the Nazi regime containing contact information for important people in LA. The cards included the names, addresses, and phone numbers of people in the entertainment industry, academia, and industry. And it serves as a terrifying reminder that the normalisation of the Nazis in the 1930s provided cover for some very powerful people in the US to be friendly with genocidal maniacs. Read More >>

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Nobody Knows if These Nazi Home Movies Were Lost, Stolen or Destroyed at the National Archives

Eva Braun’s home movies of Adolf Hitler and other high-ranking Nazi officials are a terrifying time capsule of just how ordinary the most evil men in history can appear. The films show Hitler playing with children, Goebbels goofing around, and SS soldiers playfully chasing dogs. But the original 16mm films, which were captured by the Americans after World War II and sent to the National Archives, are currently missing. Read More >>

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Nazi Hunters Built a VR Auschwitz for Better Prosecutions

In Europe, the hunt for Nazis complicit in the Holocaust still continues 71 years after the end of World War 2. And in Germany, they’re using a new reconstruction of the Nazis’ most famous extermination camp, in virtual reality, to better prosecute the men and women who may have escaped justice for all these years. Read More >>

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Nazi Time Capsule Opened in Poland, But it’s Missing a Movie From 1934

Researchers in Poland have uncovered a time capsule dating from 1934. But this isn’t some ordinary time capsule with the run of the mill items you might expect. It has newspapers, coins, and books, all of which are common items for any time capsule. These items, though, were buried by Nazis. The books inside? Two copies of Hitler’s Mein Kampf, in perfect condition. Read More >>

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Heinrich Himmler’s Lost Wartime Diaries Confirm He Was a Total Bastard

Work diaries chronicling the daily activities of Hitler’s henchman Heinrich Himmler have surfaced in Russian military archives. The recovered texts speak volumes about a key figure behind the Holocaust—a man who could orchestrate mass killings at one moment and then casually switch to mundane family matters the next. Read More >>

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How the Star Wars Logo Got Confused With Nazi Typography

The history of the Star Wars logo has long been controversial for its purported connection to fascist or even Nazi typography. After all, the Star Wars saga is an apparent analogy for World War II, where the Empire is the Third Reich and Darth Vader represents Adolf Hitler. Read More >>

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The Supersonic Nazi Rocket Concept Designed to Bomb Any City in One Hour

When WWII ended, American engineers examined a trove of Nazi concepts for rocket-powered weapons and aeroplanes. One of the most terrifying was Eugen Sänger's antipodal bomber, a manned supersonic plane designed to reach any city on Earth in one hour. Thank heavens it never worked. Read More >>

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How Historians Recovered the Only Surviving Nazi “Flying Pencil”

Many good sea tales begin with a fisherman snagging his net on an underwater object, and this tale is no different. Read More >>

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Thousands of Tonnes of Nazi Chemical Weapons are Hiding in the Baltic Sea

When the Nazis surrendered their weapons at the end of World War II, the Allies got rid of them in a way that made sense in the 1940s: they dumped it all into the water. Mustard gas and other chemical weapons— estimates ranging from 13,000 to 300,000 tonnes—are now slowly leaking into the Baltic Sea. Read More >>

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Hitler’s Mein Kampf is Proving a Private eBook Bestseller

Adolf Hitler's fascist manifesto Mein Kampf is finding a new audience through digital eReaders, racing towards the top of digital eBook charts as readers access the book in the more private, sleeveless form. Read More >>

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Holy Scheisse, There’s a Shazam For Nazi Music

German authorities have developed a special app that allows them to identify extremist, right-wing music from just a brief clip, according to the German newspaper Der Spiegel. The new app works much like "Nazi Shazam." Read More >>

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Should Germany Spend Millions Preserving Nazi Rally Grounds?

At the height of his career as the architect of the Third Reich, Albert Speer was already imagining what his buildings would look like as ruins. In fact, by the mid-1930s, Speer was designing based on “ruin law,” his term for what a building would look like once it decayed. Today, Nuremberg city officials are grappling with whether his works should ever get the chance. Read More >>