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This Week In History News, Mar. 17 – 23

This Week In History News, Mar. 17 – 23

Jack the Ripper possibly unmasked, theory about religion's role in human development debunked, Hitler's goddaughter laid to rest.
Hermann Göring’s Daughter And Hitler’s Goddaughter, Edda Göring, Dies At 80 Years Old

Hermann Göring’s Daughter And Hitler’s Goddaughter, Edda Göring, Dies At 80 Years Old

Edda Göring was "the Shirley Temple of Nazi Germany" surrounded by wealth and luxury looted from persecuted Jews. She defended her father's legacy until her death.
The Night Witches: The All-Female World War II Squadron That Terrified The Nazis

The Night Witches: The All-Female World War II Squadron That Terrified The Nazis

The Night Witches decorated their planes with flowers and painted their lips with navigational pencils — then struck fear into the hearts of the Nazis.
Operation Greif: When German Commandos Were Trained To Act American And Wreak Total Havoc Behind Enemy Lines

Operation Greif: When German Commandos Were Trained To Act American And Wreak Total Havoc Behind Enemy Lines

Hitler had German commandos trained to infiltrate allied territory in a Trojan Horse mission that caused confusion and chaos among real American soldiers.
This Week In History New, March 3 – 9

This Week In History New, March 3 – 9

Roman-era penis carving uncovered, mass grave for Jews killed by Nazis found, fossils of giant prehistoric sloth unearthed.
Jewish Mass Grave With 730 Sets Of Human Remains Found In Belarus Construction Dig

Jewish Mass Grave With 730 Sets Of Human Remains Found In Belarus Construction Dig

The Nazis' murderous efficiency in this region of Europe was so staggering that when the Soviets liberated Brest in 1944, only nine Jewish citizens were there to greet them.
Matthäus Hetzenauer: The Deadliest Nazi Sniper Of World War II

Matthäus Hetzenauer: The Deadliest Nazi Sniper Of World War II

At just 20, Matthäus Hetzenauer became the most successful snipers in the Third Reich — and one of the most decorated.
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.