Fascinating World War 2 Facts You Never Knew About


World War II was one of the most tragic events in human history. Everyone knows that the Allied Forces won, Nazi Germany collapsed and that it helped start the United Nations, but what about the lesser known facts? Here's a look at some of the most fascinating World War II facts that you won't find in the history books. 

Holocaust Babies

A Polish midwife named Stanislawa Leszcynska delivered over 3,000 babies at the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust. The camp was located in Poland. 

Toilet Paper Troubles

Toilet paper was rationed during the war. British soldiers received three sheets per day, while the Americans got twenty-two. We’re not sure how they made it work. 

Underage Soldier

The youngest soldier in the US military was 12 years old. Calvin Graham lied about his age when he enlisted in the US Navy. His age was only discovered after he was wounded in battle.