The Final Solution was the somewhat euphemistic term applied the program of systematic, state sponsored extermination of the Jewish race in Europe that was prosecuted with vigor by the Nazis during World War II. The term was first expressed during the infamous Wannsee Conference held on the outskirts of Berlin on January 20, 1942.
The most recent find from the Russian Military Archive shows the banality of evil from the eyes of one of the Third Reich’s most notorious murderers. More »
Jud Suss was a despicable propaganda film that hastened the Nazi genocide against European Jewry. More »
The Nazi Einsatzgruppen began the World War II’s most closely guarded operation: the annihilation of the Jews. More »
Reinhard Heydrich, the Butcher of Prague, was assassinated by Czech agents trained in Britain in the spring of 1942. More »
America, Auschwitz, and the Holocaust: Could more have been done to save lives during Hitler’s Final Solution? More »
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.