The man who blackmailed Hitler

In the early 1930s, Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) was already a very popular politician and leader of the Nazi party. Hitler tried to turn himself into a mythical figure and for that, his family needed to be as unknown as possible. Hitler did however have some family.

The first Newspaper

Before the birth of the newspaper, there have been many more or less successful techniques on distributing news. Starting around 131 BCE, the Romans had acta diurna, which were daily notices carved on stone and metal. It would contain trial outcomes, births, marriages and deaths of prominent Romans.

The 44 year war between Germany and Andorra

On the French-Spanish border lies Andorra, one of the smallest countries in the World. At 467 km2 / 180.55 sq mi it is not even 3 times bigger than Washington DC with unchanged borders since 1278.

The African kid in Nazi Germany

Hans Massaquoi (1926-2013) was the son of a Liberian diplomat and a German nurse. He grew up with his German mother and in 1933, when Hans was 7, the extremely racist Nazi party assumed power.