Real historical stories you may or may not have heard.
As children, we were taught about all the terrible things that have happened throughout history, but our education is often focused on the biggest, worst, or most relevant of these atrocities.
However, not every terrible story from history gets enough attention, especially if it took place in a part of the world considered distant from or insignificant to our own. There are some stories so terrible that it’s hard to believe they don’t get more coverage in the media, or even in the mainstream history books.
By learning more about these disasters, diseases, and humanitarian crises, more can be done to prevent them from ever happening again.
These are some of those true but terrible tales that Redditors shared.