Holly Godbey

Holly Riddle is a freelance writer and editor focusing on a myriad of topics, but one of her many passions has always been history, both war-related and otherwise. You'll always find her with a biography of some royal figure or significant historic female in hand. She's currently based out of Philadelphia, a city with its own intriguing past, where she lives with her husband and two dogs.

Project MKUltra: The CIA’s Dally With Mind Control

Project MKUltra — it sounds like something out of a cheesy superhero film, a plan hatched by a villain to steal the moon, or something similar. Instead, Project MKUltra was the CIA’s mind control program, where they (sometimes legally, sometimes illegally) experimented on human subjects. The experiments were meant to assist in developing drugs that …

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Stanisława Leszczyńska: The Midwife Who Saved More Than 3,000 at Auschwitz

The story of Stanisława Leszczyńska is one that revolves not only around the horrors of the Holocaust, but also around Catholicism and the Polish people of the day. Leszczyńska’s account is both courageous and heroic, to be sure, but it additionally gives us a glimpse into daily life at both Auschwitz and under the Nazi …

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foo fighters and Nazi UFOs

Foo Fighters: World War II UFO Sightings and the Nazi UFO Program

While most know of the Foo Fighters as a popular rock band, the term was actually used for a very different reason during World War II. The term was coined by Allied pilots to describe UFOs while working in both Europe and the Pacific theater. The best guess as to what these “foo fighters” were? …

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Euthanasia Program

The Nazi Euthanasia Program (Aktion T4)

Before the most gruesome aspects of the Holocaust, Germany began to implement other ways of “cleansing” its population. One of the programs used for such purposes was called Aktion T4 (though the name was introduced at a later date), more commonly known as the Nazi’s euthanasia program. The Merciful Death Though some Germans called the program the …

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