El Mozote Massacre
Sole Survivor Recalls El Mozote Massacre

The El Mozote Massacre took place in El Mozote, El Salvador, on December 11, 1981. The Salvadorian Army killed more than 800 civilians. Only one person, Rufina Amaya, survived the massacre. In this video, she recalls the day the massacre took place, saying: “They took me at about five in … Continue reading

The Holocaust
The Trial Of Adolf Eichmann


Adolf Eichmann was a lieutenant colonel in the Nazi Army and one of the lead organizers of the holocaust. Eichmann was responsible for coordinating the logistics of of sending Jews to ghettos and extermination camps across Easter Europe during World War II. After the war, Eichmann managed to escape to … Continue reading

Chernobyl Disaster
Alla Yaroshinskaya on Helping Victims of Chernobyl

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On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine (then part of the USSR), experienced a catastrophic nuclear accident in which an explosion and fire released radioactive particles into the atmosphere. The Chernobyl disaster is the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, both in terms of cost … Continue reading

2012 Dhaka fire
Dhaka Garment Factory Fire: Who is Responsible?

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On November 24, 2012, a fire engulfed a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. At least 120 people were killed when they were unable to escape the enflamed building. Scott Nova explains how working conditions in Bangladesh made this tragedy both predicable and hopefully preventable.

Vietnam War
Hugh Thompson Jr. On Witnessing The My Lai Massacre


The My Lai Massacre took place on March 16, 1968, when members of the U.S. Army killed between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in the South Vietnam hamlets of My Lai and My Khe. Hugh Thompson Jr. was a helicopter pilot for the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. On … Continue reading

World War II
Soldier Remembers the USS Mount Hood Explosion


Paul Hackett was a Storekeeper 2nd class on the USS Mindanao when the ammunition ship USS Mount Hood exploded on November 10, 1944. All crew members aboard the USS Mount Hood that day were killed in the explosion. The Mindanao was only 350 yards away from Mount Hood at the … Continue reading

Rwandan Genocide
Paul Kagame Speaks On Anniversary of Rwandan Genocide


Paul Kagame was the leader of the rebel group that ended the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. He then served as both Vice President and Minister of Defense of Rwanda from 1994 to 2000. In 2000, Kagame became President of Rwanda, a position he still holds today. On April 14, 2014, … Continue reading