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We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing-grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender!” Winston Churchill
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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Nazi Death Camp Survivors Mark 79th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — A solemn ceremony unfolded in southern Poland as survivors of Nazi death camps gathered to commemorate the 79th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau during World War II. Approximately 20 survivors from various Nazi camps across Europe participated in the
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Tinian Island: A Strategic Hub in World War II
Tinian, a small island in the western Pacific Ocean, played a pivotal and strategic role during World War II. Its significance stems from being part of the Mariana Islands, a region that became a focal point for military operations in the Pacific Theater. Here, we delve into the key aspects
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Unveiling the Entanglement: CIA’s Controversial Ties with Nazi Collaborators
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff  The Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) involvement with individuals and organizations with Nazi affiliations during and after World War II remains a subject of intense scrutiny and debate. The newly published study, “Eagle and Swastika: CIA and Nazi War Criminals and Collaborators,” delves into this complex and sensitive
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Germany’s Covert Maneuvers in China Before World War II: Unveiling Secrets and Intrigues
In June 1937, German leader Hitler received China’s Finance Minister H.H. Kung at the Kehlsteinhaus in the mountains, representing the peak of China-Germany military cooperation. Kung was the special personal representative of Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek. The prelude to World War II witnessed Germany’s clandestine activities in China, a strategic
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Unraveling the Past: Key Events and Dynamics in the Pre-World War II Era
“Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in Munich, Germany”. National Archives and Records Administration, Item No. 540151. Public Domain. By José Carlos Palma* The period before World War II, often referred to as the pre-World War II era, was marked by significant political, economic, and social developments that set the stage
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The Treaty of Versailles: Unintended Consequences and the Road to World War II
French Premier Georges Clemenceau (left), American President Woodrow Wilson (center), and British Prime Minister David Lloyd George (right, in top hat) attend the signing of the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I. KEYSTONE VIEW COMPANY/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS By José Carlos Palma* World War I, one of the
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Germans remember Kristallnacht attacks as anti-Semitism resurges
The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies Germany is marking the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) when the Nazis persecuted Jews across the country and in Austria. is known today in schools, town halls, churches, synagogues, and parliaments. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks with German Jewish leader Josef Schuster
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Leon Lewis: Unveiling the Courageous Crusader Against Nazi Activities in 1930s Los Angeles
By José Carlos Palma* In the 1930s, Leon Lewis emerged as a tireless advocate for justice and a staunch opponent of Nazi activities in Los Angeles. Frustrated by the lack of action from U.S. law enforcement, Lewis took it upon himself to confront the dangers posed by the rising influence
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“William Randolph Hearst: Unraveling the Controversial Link to Nazism”
By José Carlos Palma * William Randolph Hearst’s association with Nazism is a subject of debate and controversy. While there is evidence to suggest that Hearst sympathized with some aspects of Nazi ideology and maintained friendly relations with Nazi officials, it is important to note that his exact level of
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Fascists foiled in 1940s L.A.: USC historian tells the cautionary tale
Nazi symbols could be spotted all over downtown Los Angeles in the 1930s. Here, a swastika hangs above the street outside a furniture store on Broadway. (Photo/Courtesy of Steve Ross) By José Carlos Palma* In the 1940s, Los Angeles became a battleground for a fascinating and cautionary tale of how
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Investigation Initiation: The FBI’s Quest for Answers on Hitler’s Fate
By José Carlos Palma * As the dust settled after World War II, one question continued to captivate the world. What had truly happened to Adolf Hitler? Rumors of Hitler’s escape and survival emerged, prompting the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to initiate its own investigation into the fate of
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Revealing Secrets: Exploring the FBI’s Declassified Files on Hitler’s Fate
By Smartencyclopedia The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has played a crucial role in unraveling mysteries and investigating historical events. In the aftermath of World War II, the agency received numerous tips and reports suggesting that Adolf Hitler, the infamous leader of Nazi Germany, had somehow escaped his supposed fate
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