After her husband was killed by Nazis, a Ukrainian woman bought and drove a T-34 tank and named it ‘Fighting Girlfriend’, then went on a rampage. She took out several German anti-tank guns and machine gun nests before getting hit, they promoted her to the rank of Sergeant and later made her a Hero of the Soviet Union posthumously.
She wrote to Stalin:
My husband was killed in action defending the motherland. I want revenge on the fascist dogs for his death and for the death of Soviet people tortured by the fascist barbarians. For this purpose, I’ve deposited all my personal savings – 50,000 rubles – to the National Bank in order to build a tank. I kindly ask to name the tank ‘Fighting Girlfriend’ and to send me to the frontline as a driver of said tank.
Henry Ford was an anti-semite and a Nazi supporter, and used his company, money and influence to spread and legitimize antisemitic views. He blamed every national problem on Jews, from strikes to depressions, and received the “Grand Cross of the German Eagle” from the Nazis in 1938.
Mathematician John Edmund Kerrich passed his time in Nazi captivity by flipping a coin 10,000 times. The total percentage of heads and tails flips varied wildly at first but gradually converged around 50/50, providing a demonstration of the Law of Large Numbers. source
Russia: ‘Treasure Hunter’ – Lost Nazi weather station unearthed in Arctic
Russian scientists have located a secret Nazi facility that was abandoned before the end of World War II.Constructed in 1942, the mysterious base, which was named ‘Schatzgraber’ or ‘Treasure Hunter’, had remained lost for so long that many people believed it to be little more than a myth.
The story goes that the Nazi scientists stationed there all had to evacuate the facility after eating polar bear meat that made them sick. Some have speculated that the team may have been deliberately poisoned however it is now believed that the meat was infected by a parasite.
The Russian scientists who discovered the base have reported finding hundreds of objects left behind during the evacuation including shells and other WWII weapon fragments.
One thing that still remains a mystery however is what the base was used for. With a name like ‘Treasure Hunter’ it almost seems like there could be something important still hidden there.
Whether the Russians will succeed in unraveling its secrets however remains to be seen.