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Germany

Who Was The Red Baron? Facts About The World War I 'Ace...

June 17, 2021

If the name Manfred von Richthofen doesn't ring a bell, it's probably because you know this World War I flying ace better by his more famous nickname, the Re...

When A Shoemaker Convinced People To Kidnap A German Go...

March 10, 2021

German postage stamp commemorating Voigt released in 2006. (Carsten Wolff/Wikimedia Commons) There are people in the world who can convince anyone to do anyth...

Christmas Trees: History And Origins Of Why We Cut Down...

December 22, 2020

(Nagel Auktionen/Wikimedia Commons) While evergreens have long played a part in pagan solstice celebrations, it seems strange that every year, families go off...

The Battle Of Berlin: What Happened And How Hitler Was ...

October 3, 2020

(Mil.ru/Wikimedia Commons) As brutal and gruesome as World War II was, the most vicious of the fighting was saved for its final days. In the Battle of Berlin,...

Stalingrad: 600 Luftwaffe Planes Bomb Civilians In WWII...

August 23, 2020

There are a myriad important battles littered throughout World War II, but Stalingrad stands above them as one of the most bloody and strategically important...

History Of The Hot Dog: Why Do We Call Them Dogs? Where...

May 13, 2020

Hot dogs were a favorite of street vendors. (Wikimedia Commons/Public domain) There's nothing more America than a hot dog. You can find them being sold at str...

Krampus: Full History Of The 2000s' Favorite Christmas ...

December 5, 2019

Now you've done it. You dropped the moral ball, and per tradition, Krampus will come for you on December 5. (Don't even pretend you don't know what you did.) Whil...