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This Is What It Was Like To Grow Up As A Black Child In Nazi Germany

It’s 1933 and Adolf Hitler’s Nazis have already seized control of Germany. An impressionable seven-year-old boy gets his babysitter to sew a badge on to his sweater. The badge shows the Nazis’ instantly recognizable symbol, the swastika. But what makes this seemingly trivial incident astonishing is that the boy is both German and black. The …

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The Fascinating Story Of The Man Heralded As The “Father Of Black History”

Since 1976, Black History Month has been celebrated in the U.S. in February. President Gerald Ford officially ushered in the annual event that year, encouraging Americans to “join [him] in tribute to Black History Month and the message of courage and perseverance it brings to all of us.” Furthermore, in his message to the nation, …

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Days After This Girl Vanished In 1922, A Seemingly Identical Child Was Found 180 Miles From Her Home

At a farm in rural Brittany, France, a nightmare descends on the Picard family. Their two-year-old daughter Pauline has disappeared and for weeks they scour the countryside in vain. Then, a miracle happens – a girl apparently identical to Pauline is discovered more than 200 miles away. But through their joy, the Picards begin to …

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Archaeologists Were Excavating A Hidden Tomb When They Found The Body Of An Ancient Chinese Warlord

In 2008 some workers were digging near the kiln where they plied their trade when they stumbled across an old stone tablet. Presumably hoping to profit from this apparently ancient artifact, they kept quiet about their find. But the men were caught, and astonishingly the tablets turned out to be from the tomb of one …