Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
Reading assignment: New York Times
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Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
North Africa, 1941: Pursuit to Tunisia, November 1942-February 1943
Tunisia 1942: Axis Initiative-Situation 14 February 1943, and Operations Since 1 January
Southwest Russia, 1942: Soviet Winter Offensive, Operations, 13 December 1942-18 February 1943
The Far East and the Pacific, 1941: Status of Forces and Allied Theater Boundaries, 2 July 1942
India-Burma, 1942: Allied Lines of Communication, 1942-1943
posted on 01/15/2013 5:36:49 AM PST
("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
The small item at the bottom of page 5 about the banning of allied music and the confiscation of phonograph records by the Nipponese dictatorship should be of interest to the New Yorkers who have just had their “high capacity” gun magazines banned and ordered confiscated in a similar fashion.
posted on 01/15/2013 7:36:39 AM PST
("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
January 15, 1943
- "A non-Jewish Polish woman and her one-year-old child are shot at the Pilica River in Poland because the woman has aided Jews.
- "Seventy-seven Jews leap from a deportation train traveling east from Belgium.
Most are hunted down and killed by German and Flemish SS troops.
- "Thousands of Jews at the Zaslaw, Poland, concentration camp are deported to the Belzec death camp."
"For most Jews, the length of time spent in extermination camps was brutally abbreviated.
The horrifying efficiency of the Nazi death apparatus is captured by "Entrance Through the Gate, Exit Through the Chimney," an ink drawing by Holocaust survivor Joseph Bau."
"Cardinal Konrad Graf von Preysing, the bishop of Berlin during the Nazi era, viewed the Third Reich as a corrupt and pernicious regime.
As early as May 1933, Preysing challenged the ideological tenets of Nazism and openly called for their repudiation.
By January 1943 he was the only top German Catholic prelate who consistently opposed the German government's Jewish policies.
Preysing threatened to resign his post if the other German bishops continued their collaborative behavior."
"Léon Degrelle was the leader of the Belgian collaborationist group known as the Rexist movement.
The Rexists were explicitly pro-Nazi.
In 1943 Degrelle announced his plans to incorporate Belgium into the German empire.
While Degrelle enhanced his power, the Rexists were largely excluded from political power.
Moreover, many followers of the collaborationist movement became the targets of a ruthless assassination campaign carried out by the Belgian Resistance forces."
posted on 01/15/2013 7:54:24 AM PST
(a little historical perspective....)
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