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The banning of Nazi-inspired ‘Stalags’ porn in Israel.

Often relegated to a footnote in history books, Holocaust Pornography was perhaps one of the strangest genres of literature produced in the twentieth century.

Also called ‘Stalags’, named so after the prison camps they were set in, the pornographic books rose to surprising prominence within Israel. They even became national bestsellers during their heyday.

What was Holocaust Pornography?

Rising to the peak of its popularity in the ’50s and ’60s, Holocaust Pornography was a distinct brand of pornographic material. It was particularly popular among male adolescent youth in Israel.

The central premise in most Stalags was the same. Often, the book would claim to…


South America — The Nazi Safe Haven.

After the end of World War 2, one thing was very apparent: the Nazis had to pay for the war crimes that they had committed. The crackdown on the Axis powers and their war crimes through mass trials would eventually come to be known as the Nuremberg Trials. Germans who had committed mass human rights violations and subjected millions of Jews and other minorities to the worst form of oppression were now being held accountable. Most of them were given the death sentence or life imprisonment. …


Mother Teresa, A Saint or a Fraud?

Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, or Mother Teresa as she is now known throughout the world, was one of the most important Catholic Church figures when she was alive and even posthumously. Someone who Christians and everyone alike admired, she is best known for her work in uplifting poverty and helping the marginalized in the poorest regions of Calcutta, India. Her trophy cabinet is filled with multiple awards that ranged from the Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize to the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, cementing her legacy as someone who worked solely for the welfare of those suffering.

Even today, if her name…


The Sonderkommandos — Gone but Never Forgotten.

World War II is considered by far as the incident that single-handedly changed how modern history was going to unfold after its end in 1945. From the advancements in aerial war machines to the creation of the deadliest weapon in humanity’s history, the atomic bomb, there was one thing that was certain in this great war: despair and destruction.

Perhaps the saddest part about it was the mass genocide of the Jews committed by the Nazi regime under Adolf Hitler. …


The fascinating rise and fall of Marguerite Alibert aka Princess Fahmy, a versatile woman who got away with murder

Born on December 9th, 1890, Marguerite Marie Alibert was the eldest daughter of a poor Parisian couple. Since both her parents worked for the elites in Paris, Marguerite grew up with the inclinations of a high-class Parisian lady. With beauty parallel to an Earls’ wife, Marguerite Marie Alibert was becoming a gorgeous, intelligent, and sophisticated woman with a bright future until tragic events unfolded.

At the age of fifteen, Marguerite was held responsible by her parents for her four-year-old little brother’s fatal accident. As punishment, her parents sent her to board with the nearby Sisters of Mary. There, the teenage…


These seven moments define Queen Elizabeth’s ridiculously long reign.

Queen Elizabeth II is perhaps one of the most known individuals throughout the world. The Queen of Great Britain and Commonwealth states, we have seen her rule her territories for almost 70 years. She was the daughter of King George VI and was best known for her unexpected ascension to the throne at the time she became Queen. The little Princess becoming Queen was utterly unforeseen and only happened after King Edward VIII decided to give up the throne.

With that came the young Queen Elizabeth II rule, and what a rule it has been. And yes, we have all…


Henry Ford’s racist and anti-semitic beliefs got him complimented by Hitler.

Henry Ford is known to the world as one of America’s most prominent business tycoons and a man that revolutionized the automobile industry. When he was alive, he was by far one of the most well-known entrepreneurs not just in America but in the entire world. His influence reached many parts of the world, including the youngsters of a poor and struggling Germany.

However, under all the success and fame, Henry Ford was a wildly controversial figure. His misogynistic, traditionalist viewpoints made him subject to much ire from people around the world. Of course, there is nothing wrong with being…


His daily workout included 5000 punches, 2000 kicks, 200 frog kicks, 100 leg raises, and 200 leaning twists.

Bruce Lee was a legendary martial artist who needs no introduction. He brought martial arts to the mainstream, and his movies still show in packed cinemas. He is often considered to be one of a kind because of his temperament, his charm, and his sheer coolness and style. One of his most iconic quotes goes something like this,

“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water into a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can…


A brief look at what love, sex, and marriage were like in Medieval Europe.

Medieval Europe had interesting ideas when it came to love, sex, and marriage. The themes that followed sexuality and marriage in the Middle Ages were not as weird as they were back in ancient times. Many historians think that this has more to do with the prevalence of religion, especially Christianity becoming an essential part of the state.

Many things that were considered typical in ancient times were now taboo in Medieval Europe. Some argue that this was for the good because things like incestual relationships were immoral and wrong; hence the stigma around it in Medieval Europe was a…


Why do we have more boys than girls?

Mother nature often skews the odds in favor of one thing over another for reasons that often remain a mystery to us. For example, for every 100 female zygotes, there are 107 male zygotes.

It is hard to believe because there should be a 50% probability of a zygote being male or female. This is because the human sperms can either have the X or Y chromosome. X stands for female, and Y stands for male.

The eggs, however, can only have the X chromosome. This means that the gender is decided by which type of sperm reaches the egg…

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