On Sunday afternoon, the telephone of Nazi Germany leader Adolf Hitler was purchased at auction for $243,000. It’s unclear why someone would covet an item once in intimate proximity to undiluted evil. Rich tapestries, I guess.
If you have hundreds of thousands of dollars and are extremely creepy, you can now buy a one-of-a-kind piece of history: Adolf Hitler’s personal telephone.
Eva Braun’s home movies of Adolf Hitler and other high-ranking Nazi officials are a terrifying time capsule of just how ordinary the most evil men in history can appear. The films show Hitler playing with children, Goebbels goofing around, and SS soldiers playfully chasing dogs. But the original 16mm films, which were…
During the Second World War, Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler were mortal enemies. Before that, however, the two future leaders fought a mere ten miles away from one another on the Great War's Western Front. And along with their guns, they also brought their paint brushes.
The three major Axis powers — Germany, Japan, and Italy — committed a host of catastrophic errors during the war. But some of these miscalculations were considerably worse than others. Here are the most significant blunders made by the Axis during WWII.
Holy hell, this is in poor taste — both figuratively and probably literally. Italian prosecutors are investigating how bottles of wine adorned with images of Adolf Hitler got on to store shelves. And now human rights organizations are entering into the fray.
You probably knew that Mormons can baptize people who are already dead — but you probably didn't know quite how many historical figures the Mormon religious leaders have managed to baptize over the years.
On September 7, 1937, German construction workers laid the cornerstone for what was to become the world's largest stadium — one that would hold over 400,000 spectators. Designed by Hitler's close adviser Albert Speer, the monumental structure drew as much inspiration from the Greek Panathenaic Stadium of Athens as it…
Have you ever thought to yourself, "Gee, didn't The Boys From Brazil really lack catchy disco numbers?" Well, you're in luck, you hypothetical (and presumably insane) alternate history enthusiast!
With his moon-based Nazi flick Iron Sky in the can, director Timo Vuorensola is turning his filmmaking eye toward a different breed of science fiction Nazi: time-traveling Hitler. Vuorensola is getting ready to adapt the film adaptation of Jason's graphic novel I Killed Adolf Hitler.
Kim Jong-il, the former supreme leader of North Korea who died on Saturday of cardiac arrest at 69, was known for his quirks, including an obsession with Elizabeth Taylor. But scientists say his idiosyncrasies added up to some serious diagnoses.
A curious story comes out of Taiwan today — paraphernalia depicting miniature Nosferatus with Hitler mustaches have been nixed from the 4,400 7-Eleven convenience stores on the island. The use of Hitler for advertising and sloganeering is not an exactly unknown phenomenon in Taiwan. Reports Haaertz:
A photo album showing never-seen-before photos of Hitler and the Nazis has surfaced with photos dating back to 70 years ago. Its current owner has no clue who the photographer was, but judging by the level of access he was given, he must have been someone.UPDATED
In honor of Election Night 2010, let's remember the bizarre historical minutiae comic books have taught us about the ol' U.S. of A. You know, like the time Henry Kissinger met Doctor Doom.
It turns out that Inglorious Basterds' alternate death of Hitler may not be entirely impossible after all: Scientists have discovered that the real owner of the famed Fuhrer's skull is actually female, making everyone ask: What really happened to Hitler?