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The first official transport to Auschwitz brought 999 young women. This is their story. loading...
The first official transport to Auschwitz brought 999 young women. This is their story.
“I thought we were going on an adventure.” Survivors of the death camp in Poland recall the growing realization that they were prisoners.
Why The League Of Nations Was Doomed Before It Began loading...
Why The League Of Nations Was Doomed Before It Began
One hundred years ago President Woodrow Wilson attempted to prevent another world war, however, his own country foiled his plan.
Is Prince Harry Abdicating? Not So Fast. loading...
Is Prince Harry Abdicating? Not So Fast.
The Duke of Sussex's decision to step back from royal duties is drawing fraught comparisons to the 1936 abdication of Edward VIII.
What The World Could Lose In An Iran Conflict loading...
What The World Could Lose In An Iran Conflict
As tensions escalate between the U.S. and Iran, significant cultural heritage sites could become collateral damage.
Why Lunar New Year Prompts The World’s Largest Annual Migration loading...
Why Lunar New Year Prompts The World’s Largest Annual Migration
Observed by billions of people, the festival also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is marked by themes of reunion and hope.
The History Behind The Movies loading...
The History Behind The Movies
What are the most pivotal moments in film that have stirred the imagination and influenced our culture?
Why Some People Celebrate Christmas In January loading...
Why Some People Celebrate Christmas In January
Thanks to a decision made more than 400 years ago, not all Christians observe the holiday on December 25.
The Christmas Eve plot to blow up Napoleon loading...
The Christmas Eve plot to blow up Napoleon
On December 24, 1800, monarchist rebels attempted to assassinate Napoleon Bonaparte with a bomb as he was on his way to the opera.
DNA From Stone Age Chewing Gum Tells An Incredible Story loading...
DNA From Stone Age Chewing Gum Tells An Incredible Story
For the first time, scientists used 5,700-year-old saliva to sequence the complete human genome of an ancient hunter-gatherer, as well as the world of microbes that lived inside her.
On The WWI Battlefield, U.S. Soldiers Cobbled Together A Homemade Christmas loading...
On The WWI Battlefield, U.S. Soldiers Cobbled Together A Homemade Christmas
In the December 1919 issue, National Geographic shared the firsthand account of how soldiers celebrated far from home in France.
In WWII, The Japanese Invaded Guam. Now They’re Welcomed As Tourists. loading...
In WWII, The Japanese Invaded Guam. Now They’re Welcomed As Tourists.
Japan’s occupation of the island cost many lives. Despite lingering trauma, Guam has found a way to forgive the past.
WWII Veterans Remember Hitler's Last Gamble loading...
WWII Veterans Remember Hitler's Last Gamble
At the Battle of the Bulge 75 years ago, the Nazi dictator made a desperate attempt to turn the tide of the war.

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