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Was there a nuclear explosion in Germany during WW2?

Most likely not, at least not in the way these claims are suggesting. The article's claims are shaky at best, and go against both US and German reports regarding Germany's nuclear program at the time. ...
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Is this colour footage of Breslau in 1939 authentic?

Yes. It is real, and filmed originally in colour, as is, not colourised later. General Edwin Graf von Rothkirch und Trach, the author of this clip, (alternative version to the one in question) was an ...
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Did New York Times post this Hitler apology stating Jews baited the Nazis by trying to fight back on June 15, 1934?

Thanks to Laurel for locating the original article. As we can see, the quoted text did appear in the New York Times on June 15, 1934. I wanted to point out some important context that makes the ...
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Did Joseph Goebbels say "Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty"?

I was unable to find anything resembling this quote in either German or English. The closest quote is one from the Nuremberg rally in 1934: The cleverest trick used in propaganda against Germany ...
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Did opposition fundraising stop neonazis marching?

No. This question is probably about the successor marches to the infamous "Rudolf-Heß-Gedächtnismarsch" which had mainly been taking place in Wunsiedel, where Rudolf Heß had been buried until 2011, ...
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Did 5 million non-Jews die in the Holocaust?

According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, itself a major scholarly archive of primary materials: Calculating the numbers of individuals who were killed as the result of Nazi polices ...
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Did New York Times post this Hitler apology stating Jews baited the Nazis by trying to fight back on June 15, 1934?

As the source of the image says, it’s from the June 15, 1934 issue of The New York Times. Here’s a screenshot of the article, "URGES GOOD WILL BY JEWS FOR NAZIS" by Henry J. Cadbury the ...
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Was the Jewish flag one of only two flags allowed in Nazi Germany?

No in 1935 Hitler passed a law banning any flag being displayed except the swastika and the blue and white Zionist flag, which is pretty amazing This is obviously false. There was never a time in ...
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Did Polish government institutions collaborate with Nazis?

TL;DR There is no evidence it did, and there is overwhelming evidence against this claim. Poland neither surrendered to Germany nor formed a collaborative government. When Poland suffered military ...
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Did George Soros say he helped a Nazi confiscate property?

I'm not sure if it is fair to call a 14 year old Jewish boy who is posing as a Christian in Nazi-occupied Hungary to save his life a Nazi collaborator, just because he accompanied the person hiding ...
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Did Gen. Patton say "We defeated the wrong enemy?"

It is at least an accurate paraphrase: The 1975 Bodyguard of Lies Volume II says: Patton was relieved of command of the 3rd Army by Eisenhower just after the end of the war for stating publicly ...
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Did the government of Nazi Germany sell Mauser pistols to an underground Jewish army?

Paul Bogdanor analyzed Livingstones claims in the Algemeiner - including this one. He names the presumed source of the claim and concludes that it is not based on any conclusive evidence: This, ...
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Did the Nazi SS set up training camps to assist Jews travelling to Israel?

Context The context we are talking about is Nazi Germany before the final solution. At this point, Jews were legally and otherwise persecuted: Whoever could or did not want to emigrate faced an ...
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Was the first German bombing of London an accident?

Yes, we have a number of reasons for believing the idea that it was an accident, based on Luftwaffe bombing patterns, the raid itself, and Hermann Göring's orders. The Luftwaffe was not trying to ...
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Was the Nazi Hakenkreuz logo based on the Indic swastika?

tl;dr: The words "Hakenkreuz" and "swastika" describe one and the same symbol, one time in Sanskrit and English, one time in German. Some believe that this 'is' an ancient Germanic ...
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Is "US Military Intelligence report EW-Pa 128" real?

EDIT: Found it, leaving this answer here for posterity sake. This isn't the greatest source, but a question about the supposed "S.S. Obergruppenfuhrer Dr. Scheid" (the supposed mastermind ...
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Did the murder of Ernst von Rath partly provoke the events of "Kristallnacht"?

The entire answer that you have linked to is a pastiche of outright misinformation (such as the claim that Eastern Jews shunned hygiene) or carefully chosen half-truths (like the newspaper article ...
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Was this a fire brigade reservoir at Auschwitz?

According to the Third Reich in Ruins, the below photo of the pool was obtained from Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. The site says: This water tank was built as a reservoir for fire fighting ...
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Did Nazi Germany use the German census in its targeting of minorities

The Federal Archives of Germany have published an official document called "The list of Jewish Residents in the German Reich 1933-1945"*. The document states verbatim: “The two population censuses ...
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Was the EU created or supported by Nazis?

OP's claim is supported by the Wikipedia page for Robert Schuman which contradicts the book's synopsis: In 1940 ... 10 July, he voted to give full power to Hitler's ally Marshal Pétain, but refused ...
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Was this a fire brigade reservoir at Auschwitz?

It seems plausible that such a "pool" did exist at Auschwitz in 1944. It probably served several purposes: A pool for swimming in by hard working prisoners, a fire reservoir tank and possible to fool ...
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Did George Soros say he helped a Nazi confiscate property?

The quote is from a real 60 Minutes interview, and refers to a real incident in Soros' life, but no reliable source holds that this makes him complicit in collaborating with the Nazis. When that was ...
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Was the Nazi Hakenkreuz logo based on the Indic swastika?

You don't need to know Hitler's inner motives. They were quite out there. To be more precise, the motives to use swastikas were out there for Coca-Cola, Boy Scouts and California fruit producers. The ...
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Did 5 million non-Jews die in the Holocaust?

Ultimately, this question is arguing semantics about who counts as a Holocaust victim. Looking at the data from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum quoted in denten's answer, we would have to ...
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Was this a fire brigade reservoir at Auschwitz?

Is it a "fire brigade reservoir", which I assume has something to do with fire safety although I don't know exactly what this means or why they would need it? A fire brigade reservoir is a supply of ...
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Did the Nazis pass laws protecting animals?

They did, though the purpose was as much propaganda and antisemitism as it was about protecting animals. In 1933, the Nazis passed the Reichstierschutzgesetz (animal protection law of the Reich), ...
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Is "US Military Intelligence report EW-Pa 128" real?

A report very similarly worded to the quoted text was presented to The Subcommittee of The Committee on Military Affairs of the United States Senate on 25 June 1945. It appears the United States not ...
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Is the March of the Immortal Regiment a cult of the German Third Reich?

It is utterly and completely untrue to say that the tradition of holding parades and marches to celebrate a victory comes from Nazi Germany. Victory parades were held in Ancient Roman times, and have ...
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Did the government of Nazi Germany sell Mauser pistols to an underground Jewish army?

According to the PhD thesis of Francis R. J. Nicosia, for the McGill University department of history, GERMANY AND THE PALESTINE QUESTION, 1933-1939: There is one final, interesting episode ...
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