Spring is now on its way with a vengeance…In the prison courtyard here there is a thrush which sings beautifully every morning, and now he has started in the evening too. One is grateful for the little things, and that also is a gain.
Niels Bohr, the renowned nuclear physicist was trapped in Denmark when the Germans invaded in 1940. The Germans allowed him to continue his research, but he was no fan, and in 1943, the British arranged to smuggle him to the UK. The Germans caught wind, and he fled his house literally while the…
The case of an 87-year-old Philadelphia man accused by Germany of serving as an SS guard at Auschwitz has largely centered on whether he was stationed at the part of the death camp used as a killing machine for Jews.
Johann “Hans” Breyer — while admitting he was an Auschwitz guard — insists he was never there.
World-War II-era documents obtained by The Associated Press indicate otherwise.
The files provided by the U.S. Department of Justice in response to an AP request are now in the hands of German authorities, and could provide the legal basis for charging him as an accessory to the murder of hundreds of thousands of Jews in the Nazi death camp.
The retired toolmaker told the AP in September, when German authorities confirmed he was under investigation, that he was always at Auschwitz I, a smaller camp used largely for slave labor, and never entered Auschwitz II, also known as Auschwitz-Birkenau, where about 90 percent of the 1.1 million to 1.5 million Jews and others killed in the camp were murdered.
Read on, and you will discover why. This time of year, I always focus on members of the Greatest Generation. I think that is because of the observance of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and thoughts of the generation of men and women who lived through the greatest depression in our country’s history and the following events of World War II, which took so many lives and separated so many families for years at a time. I am a child of parents who lived those experiences, and I know that there is so much to learn from them. All you have to do is ask. History repeats itself, so why not prepare yourself for the future.
A group of British scientists made a interactive chart showing the bombs that fell on London during the Second World War. On the website or android-app,those interested can see what type of bomb fell where. Images of the 8 month period are also included. The team of Portsmouth University used data from the National Archives for their Bomb Sight Project. Researcher Kate Jones told the BBC she was surprised London had survived the Blitz.
During the Blitz, some 20000 people lost their live.Some 1.400.000 became homeless.