It has been nearly 75 years since the Second World War ended; a war so devastating and brutal that it saw the deaths of approximately 70-85 million people, with half of that death toll coming from the former Soviet Union and China alone. The six-year-long conflict saw the worst of humanity commit unspeakable atrocities that have left long-lasting scars in various communities and nations' collective social psyches.
The war's impact was cross-cutting in nature and virtually no nation or territory was spared from its destructive wrath, whether the impact was social, political, or economic. However, the passage of time has seen various misconceptions about the war rise in its wake, due to insufficient/lost information, propagandist motives, and the (understandable) unwillingness to revisit traumatic events from that period.
This article is by no means an exhaustive summary of all the misinformation that took shape as a result of the war, as there will always be new revelations from this time coming up on a day-to-day basis. However, it will hopefully shed light on some of these mistruths, and paint an accurate picture of one of the darkest periods in human history.