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Hitler’s End

On this day in 1945, Adolph Hitler kills himself by gunshot in his Führerbunker in Berlin with his new bride Eva Braun, who took her…

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The Enabling Act and the Burning of the Reichstag

On this day in 1933, the German Reichstag passes the Enabling Act, or Ermächtigungsgesetz, giving Adolph Hitler plenary powers over local, state and national matters…

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The Start of the Nuremberg Trials

On this day in 1945, 24 high-ranking Nazis comprising the first flight of such evil-doers go on trial before the International War Crimes Tribunal in…

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The Nuremberg Trials Were the First Military Trials in the Modern Era

On this day in 1946, 12 high-ranking Nazis comprising the first flight of such evil-doers are sentenced to death by the International War Crimes Tribunal…

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The Battle of Britain

Within the shank of the battle, PM Winston Churchill remarked “Never, in the field of human conflict, was so much owed by so many to so few.” 1,542 such few gave their lives in the course of air combat; as of February, 2019, six of The Few from the RAF are still with us.

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Bonhoeffer Stood Strong unto his Death

In 1939 Bonhoeffer had considered taking refuge in the United States but returned after only two weeks in New York City, writing to his sponsor, the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, that “I will have no right to participate in the reconstruction of Christian life in Germany after the war if I do not share the trials of this time with my people.”

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