On first day of school Germany Czech Austria children are given toys

On their very first day of school children in Germany, The Czech Republic and Austria are given a cardboard cone (“Schultüte”) filled with toys and sweets. A “Schultüte” or School Cone, even though the word “Tüte” translates more as “bag” from German), often also called Zuckertüte (“sugar bag”, especially in Eastern Germany is a paper […]

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German invasion of the Soviet Union caused 95% of German casualties

Operation Barbarossa beginning 22 June 1941, was the code name for Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. Over four million soldiers of the Axis powers invaded the USSR along a 2,900 km (1,800 mi) front, the largest invasion in the history of warfare. In addition to troops, Barbarossa used 600,000 motor […]