• The Nazis Hunted Witches for 9 Years

    Way back in 1920, the newly founded Nazi Party put out a document stating its beliefs and platform.

    While the document was full of a lot of eye-opening viewpoints and crazy beliefs, there was one point that remained hidden in plain sight — a bullet point that explained the Nazi Party’s views on religion in Germany — point 24:

    “The Party as such represents the viewpoint of Positive Christianity without binding itself to any particular denomination.”

    Confused? Me too.

    But here’s a supporting statement for what they really meant:

    “…insofar as they do not jeopardize the state’s existence or conflict with the moral sentiments of the Germanic race.”…

  • The Telegram That Saved the World

    January of 1917 was a tumultuous time, to say the least. America had not yet joined the war. Germany and its allies looked to be on a winning trajectory. The world was fraught with fear.

    Over in the US, politics raged over whether or not to come to the assistance of the Allies. A lot of money was to be made in supplying the war effort by shipping ammunitions and material across the Atlantic.

    But there was one tiny speed bump — Germany’s U-boats.…