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Interview with Holocaust survivor Max Eisen
Interview with Holocaust survivor Max Eisen

Secrets of the Dead: Bombing Auschwitz is now streaming on, pbs.org/secrets and the PBS Video app to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

When author, educator and Holocaust survivor Max Eisen talks about his experience in Nazi-occupied Europe, he starts by remembering life before World War II. In a ...

The Auschwitz Protocol: Background
The Auschwitz Protocol: Background

Secrets of the Dead: Bombing Auschwitz premieres Tuesday, January 21 at 9|8c on PBS, pbs.org/secrets and the PBS Video app to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

As the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp approaches, Secrets of the Dead: ...

Illustration by Raúl Orencio Gómez
Secrets in the News: December 2019

A roundup of Secrets in the News for December 2019. Read more below for ancient Armenian warriors, snake legs, a permafrost puppy and more!

2000-year-old Germanic warrior burials unearthed in Poland
Ancient Origins reports: In an effort to protect the archaeological dig site located near Kostrzyn (just to the east of Poland’s modern-day ...

What’s Streaming in October
What’s Streaming in October

Rome's lost ships, the lost warriors of Carthage, and more.

These classics and more available this month from Secrets of the Dead.

Lost Ships of Rome

In 2009, a team of marine archaeologists carrying out a sonar survey of the seabed around the Italian island of Ventotene made an astonishing discovery. The wrecks ...

Eagle bone from Cova Foradada showing cut marks. (Antonio Rodríguez-Hidalgo) via @SmithsonianMag
Secrets in the News: November 2019

A roundup of Secrets in the News for November 2019. Read more below for neanderthal necklaces, mammoth prints and ancient Peruvian geoglyphs.

Jamestown mystery: Archaeologists unearth a churchyard grave
Daily Press reports: It was tradition in 17th century Virginia to bury corpses with the heads pointed west and the feet to the east. ...

Bombing Auschwitz: About the Film
Bombing Auschwitz: About the Film

Secrets of the Dead: Bombing Auschwitz premiered Tuesday, January 21 at 9 p.m. on PBS, pbs.org/secrets and the PBS Video app to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Synopsis
In April 1944, Jewish prisoners Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler miraculously escaped from Auschwitz concentration camp ...

5 Iconic Beards of Ancient History
5 Iconic Beards of Ancient History

At any point in recorded history (and likely well before), a beard could be a status symbol, an expression of rebellion, a religious right, a fashion statement, or proof of military conquest. In observance of No-Shave November, Secrets of the Dead compiled a list of five iconic beards of ancient history.

Hatshepsut’s Pharaoh Falsie: 

When Pharaoh ...

Secrets in the News: October 2019
Secrets in the News: October 2019

A roundup of Secrets in the News for October 2019. Read more below for Viking swords, ancient Swiss monuments, lasers, and more.

Hundreds Of Viking Sword Fragments Discovered In Estonia
Forbes reports: In two locations near Estonia’s northern coast, archaeologists uncovered fragments of about 100 swords that date back to the Viking Age. The ...

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Secrets of the Dead Book-A-Zine Giveaway!

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