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  • Escapes From Colditz Castle - Like In The Movies

    Escapes From Colditz Castle – Like In The Movies

    Colditz, a former mental hospital and Renaissance castle in German Saxony, was during the Second World War a scene was several spectacular escape attempts were made. The castle was a prison camp. More

  • When Smog In London Killed 12,000 In A Few Days!

    When Smog In London Killed 12,000 In A Few Days!

    Smog in London has long been a problem. Smog is caused by air pollution in combination with a climate that creates the right conditions. The smog in London today is mild against what it was in 1952 – when 12,000 people died within a few days. More

  • The Soviet Victory Monument In Berlin And Its Secrets

    The Soviet Victory Monument In Berlin And Its Secrets

    The Soviet victory monument in Berlin is hard to miss. But how many know about its background and secrets? Think about this when you visit Soviet’s biggest victory monument in what would become the world’s capital city. More

  • 8000 Escaped From Second World War To A Small Swedish Village

    8000 Escaped From Second World War To A Small Swedish Village

    When World War II was at its worst phase in Europe, thousands of war refugees ended up in the small village Doverstorp outside Finspång in Sweden. The place was planned to be a shelter for inhabitants of the big city Norrköping, but instead became larger than a smaller Swedish city – and then disappeared almost […] More

  • Meet Ivan Semenyuk - The Hero Of Chernobyl

    Meet Ivan Semenyuk – The Hero Of Chernobyl

    Ivan Semenyuk lives alone in a village that previously had more than 600 inhabitants. After forced relocation in connection with the nuclear accident, he returned here with his wife despite the ban of the authorities. This is how Ivan lives today, 25 km from the irrigated reactor. More

  • The Victory Monument In Bratislava With Six Mass Graves

    The Victory Monument In Bratislava With Six Mass Graves

    In Bratislava, as in other former Soviet states, there is a prominent monument to the victory of the Second World War. In Bratislava, the monument “Slavin” dominates the city’s silhouette and nearly 7000 Soviet soldiers are buried here. More

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