Holocaust deniers have contacted former SS-Rottenführer Oskar Gröning to convince him that the things he witnessed at Auschwitz were hallucinations on his part.
More than $200 million in US currency was burned at both a crematorium and the Aiea Sugar Mill in Hawaii, due to being redeemed for HAWAII Overprint Notes – a series of banknotes issued during World War II as an emergency issue after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The intent of the overprints was to easily distinguish US currency captured by Japanese forces in the event of an invasion of Hawaii and render the bills useless.
World War II broke out before the VW Bug could go into production, so the Germans used Volkswagen parts to produce the Volkswagen Kübelwagen and the “Schwimmwagen” instead. The Schwimmwagen was basically an amphibious military version of the Beetle, and over 14,000 of them fought in WWII.
During World War II, the multi-national Alsos Mission captured and dismantled a German experimental nuclear reactor.
Luftwaffe fighter pilot Karl-Gottfried Nordmann later became president of Mercedes-Benz in North America.
Canadian soldier Leo Major made so much noise during a battle in WW2 that he made the German army think that the entire Canadian army was invading.
Albert Battel, a German officer serving in the Wehrmacht during WWII, commanded his whole unit to protect Jews and threatened the SS to kill them if they crossed a bridge into a Jewish ghetto to round them up.