25 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About World War II

Posted by , Updated on April 24, 2014

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From the Nazis stealing the Harvard fight song to a 12 year old soldier who won a purple heart here are 25 interesting things you didn’t know about World War II.

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World War II was the most destructive conflict in history. It cost more money, damaged more property, and killed more people than any other war ever

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For every five German soldiers who died in WWII, four of them died on the Eastern Front

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Eighty percent of Soviet males born in 1923 didn’t survive the war

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Max Heiliger was the fictitious name the SS used to establish a bank account in which they deposited money, gold, and jewels taken from European Jews.

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The original abbreviation of the National Socialist Party was Nasos. The word “Nazi” derives from a Bavarian word that means “simple minded” and was first used as a term of derision by journalist Konrad Heiden

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