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Hitler's absence during the medal ceremony, Berlin 1936
  • 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.

Hitler's cars
  • 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.

Nazi ship Wilhelm Gustloff
  • Article by Peter Kimenai
  • Published on January 30th, 2021

Nazi ship Wilhelm Gustloff

May 5, 1937 was an important date for the Nazi Regime in Germany. On that day the new passengerliner and cruise ship Wilhelm Gustloff was launched on the Blom & Voss shipyard in Hamburg and named after the Gauleiter Wilhelm Gustloff, leader of the Swiss nazy party.

Rise of the Third Reich
  • 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.

Train carriage at Compiègne
  • Article by Sjoerd de Boer
  • Published on March 7th, 2021

Train carriage at Compiègne

The First World War came to end in a forest in Compiègne, north of Paris. The French and the Germans sat facing each other in a train carriage. Hitler considered this an insult he wanted to eradicate as quickly as possible. When his armies had overrun the French in 1940, he thought he wanted to do the same by having the French sign the armistice at exactly the same location on June 21, 1940. His rants against the subsequent Treaty of Versailles, imposed on Germany, had been a recurring subject in the speeches he had held in the period in which he had evolved from an unknown into an increasingly popular figure in Bavarian and German politics. And now he turned the tables.

Women in Nazi ideology and the Nazi economy
  • 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.