It was March 1947, and the horrors of World War II were still being remembered. Fifteen men sat in a courtroom. Upon indictment there were 16 men, one committed suicide. This was not any ordinary court case. This was case #3 of the Nuremberg Trials. Among the 15, nine were part of the Reich Ministry […]Read more "Nuremberg Trial #3"
“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you now.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower Nothing felt real until the ramps first dropped. All of the training exercises and months of preparation we had done led up to that one moment. […]Read more "The Beginning of the End"
READY, AIM, FIRE! BANG! Helpless bodies floating in a pool of blood like a float in the pool on a summer day. The sound of the rifle being fired is one sound that haunts Max Victor till this day, from those horrific years spent living in the worst nightmare in mankind. The Holocaust is noted […]Read more "Liberated, But Still Not Free"
Hello My name is Dawit. I am a soldier for Ethiopia and they need me now more than ever. The Ethiopian government started recruiting soldiers a couple of months ago to “protect the country.” We thought it would be easy, getting a free gun and just doing drills. They did not tell us a war […]Read more "The Forgotten Genocide"
Over a 36 year time period, Guatemala faced conflict between the government and rebelling left-wing groups. Individuals that fought for their beliefs of liberation and equal human rights were found killed or missing as the Guatemalan government acted in an inhumane and violent manner. The end result? Guatemalans are still picking up the pieces of […]Read more "Important but Unknown"
Scars and Stripes: A Fictional Representation of the Haitian Revolution “Forever will the citizens of Haiti remember the name – Touissant L’Ouverture. We will someday chant his name through these streets, in this colony, for he is our savior that led the cause to revolution. Long live Haiti! For it is my duty to take […]Read more "Scars and Stripes: A Fictional Representation of the Haitian Revolution"
Bloody Footprints Odysseus, the proud and heroic king of Ithaca, and commander of the Greek army in the Trojan War once said, “ Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone and wonder […]Read more "Bloody Footprints"