Unit 731 was a Japanese military unit during WWII.They did some very horrible medical experiments on civilians and P.O.W.'s.The reason it is not well known is the U.S. dropped war crime charges in exchange for the results and information gathered from experiments.
There is some videos on this subject on YouTube.I must say some of what is said and shown makes "Hostel" look like child's play.
History repeats itself. Hitler wrote a book announcing his plans once he was released from prison and he did it. The FBI had the plans for 911 and it still worked.
How many Joan of Arc statues are there of the same statue? Joan on a horse?
Where are they? Who created them? Where were they made?
I could give all the answers, but that's not learning is it?
It's a very very interesting story though which spans the globe and dips into all kinds of history.
Hip Hip Hooray actually means Kill The Jews
The treaty of Versailles and the creation of mew Middle East states as teh result of the dissolution fo teh Ottoman Empire. The relevance of this time is a lead in the current and systemic problems we are now enduring in this volatile area.
WWI was won but the implementation of the French treaties placed Britain , the US and most European countries in a bind which WWII was teh result. Now the aftermath of both conflicts continues. History is always relevant to current events. A point, I am sure you bring to your students often.
Enola gay, first atom bomb dropper yeah? Bocks car was the second...
Sorry, but "interesting" and "historical fact" don't go together for me.
Okay, I confess I googled this and it is an interesting story.
Queen Elizabeth I was missing so many teeth that she packed the gaps with wads of cloth to make herself look more presentable.
Contrary to popular myth(s), Katherine the Great died in bed of a stroke.
Several national holidays (ie christmas and easter) have no historical or religious meaning, other than they were just created by jealous/hypocritical christians back in the day in order to stop the pagans from having any fun on their own, valid holidays.