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Find out the more interesting and amazing factoids, and information about the World War II. Learn & Share!

  • World War II was the most destructive conflict in history.
  • Most historians agree that WWII began when Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939.
  • The original abbreviation of the National Socialist Party was Nasos.
  • The swastika was the symbol of Nazi Germany.
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    In all, 1.1 million people died during the four and a half years of Auschwitz’s existence; one million of them were Jewish men, women and children.

  • The Nazis called their rule the Third Reich (1933-1945).
  • The Germans used the first jet fighters in World War II, among them the Messerschmitt ME-262.
  • The Battle of the Bulge is the largest and deadliest battle for U.S. troops to date, with more than 80,000 American deaths.
  • During WWII, Japan bombed China with fleas infected with bubonic plague.
  • 80% of all Soviet males born in 1923 died in World War II.
  • It is estimated that 1.5 million children died during the Holocaust.
  • Many Jews were subject to gruesome medical experiments.
  • Dr. Josef Mengele (the “Angel of Death”) used about 3,000 twins, mostly Romany and Jewish children, for his painful genetic experiments.
  • The Nazis murdered approximately 12 million people, nearly 6 million of those being Jews killed in the Holocaust.
  • Hitler never visited a single concentration camp.
  • Germany had a total of 3,363 generals during the war while the U.S. had just over 1,500.
  • 84 German generals were executed for various reasons by Hitler himself.
  • It’s estimated over 50-70 million people died due to the conflicts.
  • World War II ended on September 2, 1945, when Japan signed a surrender agreement on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
  • World War II resulted in the downfall of Europe as a center of world power and led to the rise of the U.S. and Russia as super powers.
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