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This Week In History News, Feb. 17 – 23

This Week In History News, Feb. 17 – 23

Medieval sword found in sewer, secrets of Stonehenge's construction revealed, WWII American shipwreck uncovered.
The Katyn Massacre: When The USSR Purged 22,000 Polish Men — Then Blamed The Nazis

The Katyn Massacre: When The USSR Purged 22,000 Polish Men — Then Blamed The Nazis

The Soviet Union even went so far as to include the Katyn Massacre among the list of Nazi war crimes presented at the Nuremberg trials.
Reinhard Heydrich: The Organizer Of The Holocaust Who Even Hitler Thought Was Cruel

Reinhard Heydrich: The Organizer Of The Holocaust Who Even Hitler Thought Was Cruel

Reinhard Heydrich had many nicknames: "the Blond Beast," "the Hangman," and "the Butcher of Prague" — but none of them quite captured just how ruthless he was.
US Navy Shipwreck Of World War II-Era USS Hornet Found 17,500 Feet Underwater After 76 Years

US Navy Shipwreck Of World War II-Era USS Hornet Found 17,500 Feet Underwater After 76 Years

Through a research expedition funded by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the deep sea R/V Petrel vessel located the USS Hornet and captured priceless footage.
How A Jewish Mobster Became The Leader Of A Nazi-Punching Gang On The Brink Of World War II

How A Jewish Mobster Became The Leader Of A Nazi-Punching Gang On The Brink Of World War II

In 1936, New York congressman Nathan Perlman asked Jewish mob boss Meyer Lansky to intimidate Nazi sympathizers across the city. The mafioso even did it for free.
Hitler’s Signed Artworks, Including Nude Drawing Of His Niece, To Go Up For Auction

Hitler’s Signed Artworks, Including Nude Drawing Of His Niece, To Go Up For Auction

"Who are these collectors that fork out considerable sums for the art of a man who caused murder and cruelty beyond imaging?"
The Nuremberg Trials:  When The World Tried To Bring The Nazis To Justice — And Failed

The Nuremberg Trials: When The World Tried To Bring The Nazis To Justice — And Failed

The Nuremberg trials saw the unprecedented international indictment of Nazi officials, across all ranks, for their role in the Holocaust.
This Week In History News, Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

This Week In History News, Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

Nazi conspiracy theory disproven, 1960s U.N. murderer unmasked, Hitler's North American holocaust plans uncovered, mystery of Alexander the Great's death perhaps solved.
Claus Von Stauffenberg: The German Colonel Who Led An Assassination Plot Against Hitler

Claus Von Stauffenberg: The German Colonel Who Led An Assassination Plot Against Hitler

Descended from German nobility, von Stauffenberg thought it his duty to defend his nation against threats both inside and out. Hitler became one such threat.
Hitler-Owned Book Detailing Plans For North American Holocaust Comes To Light

Hitler-Owned Book Detailing Plans For North American Holocaust Comes To Light

"This item touches a chord with people with the fact the Nazis would have chosen to implement a ‘Final Solution’ in Canada and the U.S., and reminds us conflicts and human tragedies are not as far away as they seem."
DNA Disproves Conspiracy That Hitler’s Deputy Escaped Prison Using A Body Double

DNA Disproves Conspiracy That Hitler’s Deputy Escaped Prison Using A Body Double

For 70 years, the theory that Nazi official Rudolf Hess had been switched in prison with a body double persisted — until this DNA test proved otherwise.