Anschluss

The Austrians wasted no time before they started persecuting and abusing their Jewish peers. Read More

The Treaty of Versailles and The End of WWI

The "Great War" had ended and the world was ready for peace, but the economic strain that the armistice would put on Germany ended up propagating some intense resentments.   Germany requested an armistice in 1918 after enduring an Allied blockade for months.  The...

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Reichstag Fire

The Reichstag Fire at Germany's Parliament building was the beginning of the end for personal liberties in the German Reich. Hitler would declare himself to be absolute ruler shortly after. Read More