Tagged: Nazi

Adolf on speed

German writer Norman Ohler’s astonishing account of methamphetamine addiction in the Third Reich changes what we know about the second world war. His book: The Total Rush – or, to use its superior English title, Blitzed – which...

The story of the Nazi’s indestructible towers of death

Flak towers were eight complexes of large, above-ground, anti-aircraft gun blockhouse towers constructed by Nazi Germany in the cities of Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna from 1940 onwards. Other cities that used flak towers included...

1936 Olympics

Nazi Germany used the 1936 Olympic Games for propaganda purposes. The Nazis promoted an image of a new, strong, and united Germany while masking the regime’s targeting of Jews and Roma (Gypsies) as well...

A night at the Garden

In 1939, New York’s Madison Square Garden was host to an enormous—and shocking—gathering of 22,000 Americans that has largely been forgotten from our history. Directed by Marshall Curry

The story of Porsche: from WW2 to the 911

Porsche is a German automobile manufacturer specializing in high-performance sports cars, SUVs and sedans. Porsche is headquartered in Stuttgart, and is owned by Volkswagen, which is itself majority-owned by Porsche Automobil Holding. While Porsche...

Hitler oversimplified

Synopsis Born in Austria in 1889, Adolf Hitler rose to power in German politics as leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, also known as the Nazi Party. Hitler was chancellor of Germany...

Enigma machine

Like all the best cryptography, the Enigma machine is simple to describe, but infuriating to break. Straddling the border between mechanical and electrical, Enigma looked from the outside like an oversize typewriter. Enter the...

Strudel from Inglourious Basterds

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups bread flour (plus more for dusting, sprinkling, filling) 4 tbsp vegetable oil 2 egg whites 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tbsp lemon juice 1/4 cup warm water (44°C) 4 baking apples,...

Viva la Vida

I used to rule the world Seas would rise when I gave the word Now in the morning I sleep alone Sweep the streets I used to own I used to roll the dice...