Category: Heroes & Villains

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Wilhelm Canaris: A Traitor to the German Nation

      Adm. Wilhelm Canaris (1887-1945) headed Adolf Hitler’s military intelligence service—the Abwehr—for nine years. He is one of the most enigmatic figures of the Third Reich. Many people see him as a traitor who betrayed German attack plans to the enemy...

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Rudolf Hess: Wronged Prisoner of Peace

      Rudolf Hess (1894-1987) was one of the most popular National Socialist leaders. Albrecht Haushofer, who was one-quarter Jewish and abhorred National Socialism, wrote in 1934 about Hess: “There is a strange charm in his personality; whenever he is there, a...

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The Rise and Fall of Dorothy Thompson Into Obscurity

Dorothy Thompson was deluged with speaking invitations after her dramatic exit from Germany. Her lectures drew impressive crowds everywhere she went. Dorothy was often introduced as the “First Lady of American Journalism” on the speaker’s platform. The Rise and Fall of...

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Sigmund Freud: Scientific Genius or a Fraud?

      Sigismund (Sigmund) Schlomo Freud (1856-1939) has been rated as the sixth most influential scientist in world history.[1] Medical historian Elizabeth M. Thornton writes: “Probably no single individual has had a more profound effect on 20th-century thought than Sigmund Freud.”[2] This...