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  • Article by Sjoerd de Boer
  • Published on June 3rd, 2020

Hitler's absence during the medal ceremony, Berlin 1936

During the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Jesse Owens, a black American athlete, decisively outperformed his German competitors and won four medals. Adolf Hitler, who was in attendance, was reportedly so enraged that he stood up and left the stadium.

  • Article by Sjoerd de Boer
  • Published on May 19th, 2020

Hitler's cars

Where they are is not always easy to find out, but they are not unique either. Hitler's cars. He had several, some of which are in museums around the world. There are some that didn't make it to the end of the war, and where the rest is remains a mystery. Every now and then one shows up at an auction, only often to disappear very quickly into a private collection.

  • Article by Gerd Van der Auwera
  • Published on February 21st, 2016

Rise of the Third Reich

The rise of the Third Reich will be unveiled in this article, the central question being: "How did the Nazis manage to establish a dictatorship in Germany within a short timespan and with little actual opposition from the population?" It is not the intention to describe the history of the N.S.D.A.P. in detail. To that end, reference is made to the specific article about this party.

  • Article by Gerd Van der Auwera
  • Published on June 19th, 2013

Women in Nazi ideology and the Nazi economy

All too often the Nazi ideology is dismissed as ‘window dressing’, designed to cover up the intentions of political and military power. Nazi ideology included Hitler’s cult of personality; the effort to reshape Germany into a world power and racial theory that glorified the Aryan race and described Jews, among others, as parasites.