Adolf Hitler

An engraving of a Peruvian forest

The chloroquine chronicles: A history of the drug that conquered the world

Health & Medicine

The history of the antimalarial drug chloroquine has many lessons about the power — and geopolitics — of medicine.

Outside the house in Austria where Adolf Hitler was born there's a block of stone from the Mauthausen concentration camp. It reads "for peace freedom and democracy, never again fascism, remember the millions of dead."

How Hitler’s birthplace in Austria handles its unwanted landmark

Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler in Munich, Germany.

How US journalists normalized the rise of Hitler and Mussolini

Global Politics
A still frame from a film shot by American doctor Ralph H. Major showing a German Nazi event in 1933 or 1934.

In which Adolf Hitler creeps into your home movies

Survivors attend a ceremony on the site of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland. Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the Nazi camp's liberation by Allied soldiers.

Why I want to remind you of the Holocaust

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, 1920

How the Nazis helped Coco Chanel — and Chanel No. 5


The story behind Chanel No. 5 is complex, in which an icon of fashion fraternized with fascists to try to eliminate her Jewish partners.

Keisuke Kuwata wears a fake Hitler mustache at the start of the 2014 Red and White Song Competition, a major New Year's Eve institution in Japan.

Why did this man wear a Hitler mustache on Japanese TV? No one really knows


An appearance by a beloved Japanese pop group on the country’s big New Year’s Eve song competition was supposed to a high point of the night. It was — but mostly because the group’s lead singer, Keisuke Kuwata, sported a Hitler mustache that some people think was a swipe at the prime minister.

The Soviet foreign minister, Vyacheslav Molotov, saying farewell to his German counterpart, Joachim von Ribbentrop (right), after a visit to Berlin during the Nazi-Soviet alliance that lasted from 1939 to 1941.

This pact between Hitler and Stalin paved the way for WWII


Seventy-five years ago this week, the world was turned upside down when Hitler and Stalin signed a pact of alliance. Within days Hitler invaded Poland, starting World War II. Roger Moorhouse, a historian, has a new book out on the momentous but often-forgotten “Devils’ Alliance.”

Henry Tandey

The man who could have shot Hitler

Conflict & Justice

Adolf Hitler believed his life was spared in World War One by a British soldier who had him in his sights. He believed that man was Henry Tandey.

Far-right extremist parties find support across Europe

Global Politics

The extreme right has found a great deal of support as Europe’s economies lurch toward economic recovery. They’re typically anti-immigrant and often anti-European government. In Greece they’ve risen to national positions, but in Spain, unique circumstances are holding them back.