World War II

One of the last surviving ex-Nazi SS guards goes on trial in Detmold, Germany

94-year-old Reinhold Hanning has recently gone on trial in the German city of Detmold for his role as a Nazi SS guard during World War II. Accused of aiding in the killing of at least 170,000 people, Hanning worked as a guard at the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp between 1943-44, where he reportedly escorted Jewish prisoners…

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Video of five of the most bizarre photos of World War II

An event that changed the entire face of world history and politics; brought several nations to the brink of economic collapse and took the lives of more than 50 million people, that is the Second World War. While a lot has been said, and studied, through the years since 1945, there are still countless other…


Animated short showcases the profound loss of life during World War II

Previously, we had talked about some of the strangest weapons and biggest guns used during WWII. But the real 'quotient' of destruction brought on by the war really hits us when analysed from the perspective of human casualties. And, that is exactly what an animated data visualization by Neil Halloran, with his aptly named 'The…

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