The unknown life and death of Paula Hitler

Paula and Adolf Hitler

Much has been written about Adolf Hitler, one of the historical figures with the greatest impact in Europe and in the world. However, many were unaware of the life that Paula, the dictator’s sister, led. Paula, unlike her brother, spent much of her life in poverty. A life that, for a long time, was not exactly lived as Paula Hitler, but under the name of Paula Wolf.

Paula’s Early Years

Paula Hitler was born on January 21, 1896, and was the daughter of a middle-class German family. She was the youngest daughter of Alois and Klara Hitler. …


Unveliable behaviors accepted by society in ancient times

Laws have existed since ancient times, when the most advanced civilizations considered it necessary to find a system to guarantee peaceful coexistence and political organization in the territory. We can find laws that since those times we continue to follow today, however, there are many others, which in their time were considered the most normal, but which today seem just unbelievable to us. These are some of them:

Allowance to abduct unaccompanied women

The Ur-Nammu Code is a Sumerian code of laws drawn up between 2100 and 2050 BC. which probably inspired the writing of the Code…


The unknown dark side of women in royalty

Alejandra Romanov, Mary Stuart, Marie Antoinette

Throughout the centuries, queens have passed through thrones while being the most envied women in history. However, people were not aware of what life really was like for some of them: a tragedy. Women had to carry the burden of an entire empire on their shoulders. Their lives, far from being a romantic fairy tale, have in common loneliness, unhappiness, uprooting, nostalgia, lack of love, or suffering from not being able to give an heir to the throne.

Alexandra Romanov: the last Tsarina

Alexandra Feodorovna Romanova was the empress consort of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II, who throughout her life, despite having a loving…


The First Intervention of France in Mexico

During the 19th century, Mexico was considered one of the most important countries in the American continent in an economic sense. In fact, it had prominent business deals with European countries. This distinction that marked the American country did not go unnoticed. The Pastry War is developed as an economic measure that seized a rich and advanced country in trade in a nation that was slow to recover from the attack it received.

From April 16, 1838 to March 9, 1839, the so-called Pastry War or the first French intervention in Mexico occurred.


The woman who proved it was actually possible to go ‘Around the world in 80 days’ as Jules Verne wrote

Nellie Bly

Elizabeth Jane Cochran, better known by her pen name Nellie Bly, was an American journalist, writer, and businesswoman. She was the first investigative journalism reporter and a pioneer of undercover journalism. In 1889 she lowered by eight days the record of 80 days in “going around the world” narrated by Jules Verne in his novel Around the World in 80 Days. This type of undercover journalism became her particular style, in addition to her feminist worldview, which allowed her to bring another perspective to her articles and be a pioneer in embarking on projects hitherto reserved for men.

Early Years

Elizabeth Jane…


The most influential thinker of the last two centuries

Karl Marx

Karl Marx is a famous historical figure that most of us have heard of at least once in our lives. This prevalent character has gone down not only into history books but also into philosophy, economics, and political books for being considered the father of scientific socialism, historical materialism, and modern communism. Join me in a walk through his life in a few minutes.

Early Years

Karl Heinrich Marx, better known as Karl Marx, was born in Trier, Germany, on May 5, 1818, into a family of middle-class Jewish origin who converted to Protestantism.

He was the son of Heinrich Marx, a…


Life and death of Klara Hitler

Klara Pölzl and Adolf Hitler

Klara Pölzl was born in 1860 in Spital, a small town in northern Austria. She would go down in history for being the mother of one of the best-known characters in the world, Adolf Hitler. Klara was a modest, sweet, and kind woman who raised her children with much love and devotion, despite her tragic and difficult life. Fortunately, this sweet woman did not live long enough to witness the monster that her beloved son Adolf would become.

Klara´s Early Years

Klara was the eldest of the three surviving children from the eleven that Johann Baptist Pölzl and Johanna Hiedler, small farmers in…


The almost 200 years-long fight to reclaim Christianity in the Holy Land

Painting by Frederic Schopin (1804–1880) depicting the First Crusade — “Battle delivered under the walls of Antioch between the crusaders led by Bohemond and the army of Karbouka, general of the Sultan of Persia, June 1098”

The Crusades are one of the most emblematic events of the Middle Ages and one of the darkest stages in the history of Europe. Crusader armies crossed Europe fighting in the name of the Pope and Christianity and seeking to regain the Holy Land, leaving thousands of deaths in their wake. The climax of the Crusades lasted about 200 years, between 1099 and 1291, although in some countries such as Spain or Eastern Europe they lasted even until the 15th century.

What were the Crusades?

The Crusades were a series of military campaigns carried out by the Catholic countries in various territories of Christian…


The Challenger explodes 74 seconds after taking off, live on TV

Space Shuttle Challenger January 28, 1986

Even though the Challenger catastrophe was not the first space catastrophe, its live broadcast is what turned it into a terrible accident that remains etched into the memory of many people and that undoubtedly marked space history. The tragedy unfolded on live television, as many students across the country watched.

Seventy-four seconds after the shuttle took off, the STS-51L flight exploded into pieces before the stunned gaze of the world. As a result, seven crew members lost their lives: Francis Scobee, Michael J. Smith, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Gregory…


More than 4 Million Dollars Stolen

Glasgow Train:

At present, and for the misfortune of many, stealing is a crime that, in some places, is seen as a daily routine. Day after day we find out through different media, such as the news and the internet, about some theft that has been committed. Unfortunately, there are countries in which finding out that someone you know was robbed more than once, or that it has happened to you, is normal.

Well, in the past the world has also witnessed a lot of robberies, for some of these the amount of money stolen far exceeds any monetary estimate that we…

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