In WWI an urban legend was born that has persisted for a century. Its parents? British intelligence officers. They spread a nasty story about the Germans turning their own war dead into soap. And it stuck. But have people been turned into soap? We’ll examine the true stories of inhumane craft projects and the dirty secrets of notorious detergent-rendering diabolicals. We’ll also look into real world war crimes that yielded their own array of macabre souvenirs, concluding with the story of Ilse Koch and her infamous table lamps.
Correction: It was insinuated that Michael Shermer is a holocaust denier in this episode, and that was incorrect. Our Apologies!