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The Disturbing Story Of Kapos: The Concentration Camp Inmates Who Nazis Turned Into Guards

The Disturbing Story Of Kapos: The Concentration Camp Inmates Who Nazis Turned Into Guards

For better food, a separate room, and protection from hard labor and the gas chamber, some prisoners became kapos — but they had to beat their fellow inmates in return.
How A Criminal Underworld Of Body-Snatching Corpse Robbers Galvanized Modern Medicine

How A Criminal Underworld Of Body-Snatching Corpse Robbers Galvanized Modern Medicine

Body snatching at the dawn of the Scientific Revolution was so lucrative that some career graverobbers actually murdered people to satisfy the market.
H.H. Holmes: The Devil You Don’t Know

H.H. Holmes: The Devil You Don’t Know

Today, H.H. Holmes lives on in infamy as "America's First Serial Killer," but how much of the story we've been told is the result of tall tales, yellow journalism, and bad fact-checking?
Battle Of Los Angeles: The False Alarm That Left LA In Chaos

Battle Of Los Angeles: The False Alarm That Left LA In Chaos

Months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Los Angeles residents woke up to sirens, explosions, and searchlights across the skies. Was the "Battle of Los Angeles" a shadowy government coverup or an embarrassing military blunder?
Bobby Fuller Was Becoming America’s Biggest Rock ‘N’ Roller — Then He Was Found Dead

Bobby Fuller Was Becoming America’s Biggest Rock ‘N’ Roller — Then He Was Found Dead

The 23-year-old musical genius and frontman for The Bobby Fuller Four was on the brink of superstardom when he was found inexplicably burned and bruised in the front seat of his mom's car.
The Business Plot: The Little-Known Story Of The Wall Street Scheme To Launch A Fascist Coup In America

The Business Plot: The Little-Known Story Of The Wall Street Scheme To Launch A Fascist Coup In America

As FDR's New Deal worried Wall Street, a cadre of bankers decided to replace him with decorated Marine Corps General Smedley Butler as their fascist dictator. Here's how they failed.
Inside The Nazis’ Forced Labor Camps — And The Companies That Reaped The Benefits

Inside The Nazis’ Forced Labor Camps — And The Companies That Reaped The Benefits

The Nazis told their prisoners Arbeit macht frei, or "Work sets you free." In truth, millions of forced laborers were worked to death.
The True Story Of The Angels Of Mons, The World War I Myth That Captivated Britain

The True Story Of The Angels Of Mons, The World War I Myth That Captivated Britain

How the Angels of Mons legend had the British public believing that actual divine warriors were on their side against the Germans during The Great War.
What Did Charles Manson Do? The Little-Known Story Of The Thin Case Against Him

What Did Charles Manson Do? The Little-Known Story Of The Thin Case Against Him

Did Charles Manson kill anyone? No. Who said he ordered any killings? Only the killers themselves. So, in truth, what did Charles Manson do?
Charles Manson: Madman, ‘Murderer,’ American Myth

Charles Manson: Madman, ‘Murderer,’ American Myth

He didn't kill anyone and he's even claimed he never ordered his followers to kill anyone. Was Charles Manson a murderous mastermind or the mentally ill scapegoat for a group of drug-addled kids who got in way over their heads?
Ted Kaczynski: How A Child Math Prodigy Became The Serial-Killing Unabomber

Ted Kaczynski: How A Child Math Prodigy Became The Serial-Killing Unabomber

The Unabomber's reign of terror lasted for 17 years and sparked the biggest manhunt in FBI history. But what drove math prodigy Ted Kaczynski to murder?