Historical Fiction BooksHistorical fiction presents a story set in the past, often during a significant time period. In historical fiction, the time period is an important part of the setting and often of the story itself.
Historical fiction may include fictional characters, well-known historical figures or a mixture of the two. Authors of historical fiction usually pay close attention to the details of their stories (settings, clothing, dialogue, etc.) to ensure that they fit the time periods in which the narratives take place.
In some historical fiction, famous events appear from points of view not recorded in history, showing historical figures dealing with actual events while depicting them in a way that is not recorded in history. Other times, the historical event or time period complements a storys narrative, forming a framework and background for the characters lives. Sometimes, historical fiction can be for the most part true, but the names of people and places have been in some way altered.
As this is fiction, artistic license is permitted in regard to presentation and subject matter, so long as it does not deviate in significant ways from established history. If events should deviate significantly, the story may then fall into the genre of alternate history, which is known for speculating on what could have happened if a significant historical event had gone differently. On a similar note, events occurring in historical fiction must adhere to the laws of physics. Stories that extend into the magical or fantastic are often considered historical fantasy.
See also historical and historical romance.
Genocide Documentary: Holocaust
An emaciated year-old Russian girl looks into the camera lens during the liberation of Dachau concentration camp in Dachau was the first German concentration camp, opened in More than , people were detained between and , and 31, deaths were declared, most from disease, malnutrition and suicide.
World War II: The Holocaust
The largest of its kind, the Auschwitz camp complex was essential to carrying out the Nazi plan for the "Final Solution. Located in German-occupied Poland, Auschwitz consisted of three camps including a killing center. The camps were opened over the course of nearly two years, Auschwitz closed in January with its liberation by the Soviet army. More than 1. Those who were not sent directly to gas chambers were sentenced to forced labor. The killing center—Birkenau—is where the gas chambers were located.
During World War II (), more than 1 million people, by some accounts, lost their lives at Auschwitz. In January , with the Soviet.
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Josef Mengele: Hunting a Nazi Criminal (WWII Documentary HD)
Auschwitz, also known as Auschwitz-Birkenau, opened in and was the largest of the Nazi concentration and death camps. Located in southern Poland, Auschwitz initially served as a detention center for political prisoners. However, it evolved into a network of camps where Jewish people and other perceived enemies of the Nazi state were exterminated, often in gas chambers, or used as slave labor. Some prisoners were also subjected to barbaric medical experiments led by Josef Mengele During World War II , more than 1 million people, by some accounts, lost their lives at Auschwitz.