History

Warsaw Uprising

Warsaw Uprising by Tomaszewski Mazowiecka

The Warsaw Uprising began on August 1,1944 when the Polish Home Army, consisting of about 40,000 resistors, began shooting at German troops in the streets during World War II. The Polish resistance fighters were hoping to be relieved by the …[Continue]

Manhattan Project

Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project (1939 – 1946) was a secret military research and development project to produce a nuclear weapon during World War II. The project began because it was feared that Nazi Germany was working on a similar plan. Some …[Continue]

Battle of Waterloo

Battle of Waterloo

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) rose to power during the French Revolution (1789-1799), and declared himself emperor of France in 1804. After a tumultuous decade, during which Napoleon was exiled, he returned to Paris in 1815, and embarked on a military crusade …[Continue]

Nazi Plunder

Nazi Plunder

During World War II, the Nazi party stole thousands of pieces of European artwork and other items of cultural significance. Some were destroyed, but after the war, many treasures were recovered by the Allies’ Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program …[Continue]

German Reunification

German Reunification

Forty-five years after the country was split in two in 1949, Germany was reunited in 1990 when East Germany joined West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) to form a united Germany. Also united was the city of Berlin, which had …[Continue]

The Holocaust

The Holocaust

The Holocaust (1933 – 1945) was Nazi Germany’s state-sanctioned persecution of Europe’s Jews during World War II. Before the Allies conquered Adolph Hitler’s war machine, his “final solution” took the lives of six million European Jews. Holocaust Remembrance Day (also …[Continue]

Fall of Communism

Fall of Communism

The mostly peaceful Revolutions of 1989 brought the collapse of communist governments in Central and Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. They also marked the end of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the West….[Continue]

Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

In 1945, after World War II, Germany was divided by the victors into two countries. East Germany was controlled by the communist regime of the Soviet Union. West Germany was a democracy supported by the U.S. The former capital city …[Continue]

Parthenon

Parthenon

Constructed entirely of white marble in less than nine years, the Parthenon is widely regarded as the epitome of ancient Greek architecture. Built on a hill in the middle of Athens, known as the Acropolis, the Parthenon was dedicated to …[Continue]

Samurai

Samurai

Japanese samurai warriors lived in medieval castle towns, and were paid by their local lords or governors as both military men and administrators. They were an important part of society, and at times accounted for about ten percent of the …[Continue]