Germany

REVIEW: The Undercover Nazi Hunter – Exposing Subterfuge and Unmasking Evil in Post War Germany

A great book about the Nuremburg Trials impact on Germany, the western media and worldwide perceptions of how the German war crimes were managed by the Allies. It was during this time that Wolfe Frank served as the Chief Interpreter for these trials. Labeled as the “Voice of Doom”, Frank fled Germany in 1937 and …

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Poland marks 80th Anniversary of the Outbreak of World War 2

“I bow my head before the victims of the attack on Wielun. I bow my head before the Polish victims of Germany’s tyranny. And I ask forgiveness,” said German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, commemorating the outbreak of World War II, 80 years ago on September 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland. Soon after, on September 17, …

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The Story Behind a Dramatic Photo and Raymond J. Bowman

Leipzig, 18 April 1945, Private First Class Raymond J. Bowman of “D” Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment and his fellow comrade, Lehmann Riggs, set up their 30 caliber Browning machine gun on an open balcony in order to provide cover for the American troops of the 2nd US Infantry Division, who were advancing over a bridge. …

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The Doom Of the Van Imhoff

WWII Docu “The Doom of the Van Imhoff” focusing on a forgotten crime

“The Doom of the Van Imhoff” is a Dutch World War II documentary which focuses on a naval disaster / crime that was kept silent for decades. In 1942 near the coast of Sumatra, the Dutch steamer Van Imhoff, carrying hundreds of German prisoners of war, is bombed by a Japanese plane and sinks. The …

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Adolf Hitler

How Hitler’s Manipulation of Economic and Social Chaos Brought Him to Power

Hitler’s rise to power in 1933 was fueled largely by the chaos and economic depression that plagued Germany after World War One. The onerous Versailles treaty combined with the worldwide depression resulted in mass unemployment, high inflation and a stagnant economy. Acquiring even basic necessities was often challenging. After enough Germans became dissatisfied with other …

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Euthanasia Program

The Nazi Euthanasia Program (Aktion T4)

Before the most gruesome aspects of the Holocaust, Germany began to implement other ways of “cleansing” its population. One of the programs used for such purposes was called Aktion T4 (though the name was introduced at a later date), more commonly known as the Nazi’s euthanasia program. The Merciful Death Though some Germans called the program the …

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Making war necessary destruction.

Liberation & War Destruction in unseen photographs

Argunners Magazine published a series of amazing WWII photographs recently uncovered from the archives of General Charles Day Palmer, who was a four-star General. Most of the photographs were confidential photographs taken by the U.S. Signal Corps not fit for publication, Brig. Gen. was allowed to have them for private use after censoring (names of places etc.). …

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