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  • Heartwarming moment World War II veteran, 94, is reunited

    05/20/2016 9:08:58 PM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/18/16
    Full title :Heartwarming moment World War II veteran, 94, is reunited with man he saved from Nazi concentration camp in 1945 A 94-year-old World War II veteran was reunited with one of the prisoners he helped liberate from the Dachau concentration camp. Retired U.S. Army corporal Sid Shafner said he was among the first Allied troops to reach the Nazi camp in April 1945, and that he is the last surviving member of his unit. His tearful reunion with Marcel Levy, 90, who was a teenager when he was liberated, came during a recent tour of Europe and Israel. 'You...
  • Jewish leader trapped and arrested inside Auschwitz

    01/29/2015 1:15:43 PM PST · by windcliff · 19 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 1-29-15 | Jessica Winch
    Jewish community leader trapped inside Auschwitz concentration camp after getting locked in while filming a television show on the 70th anniversary of its liberation. The head of Rome’s Jewish community found himself locked into Auschwitz on Tuesday night and then arrested when he tried to escape. Riccardo Pacifici was doing a television interview after the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the camp’s liberation, when he realised the camp’s gates had been closed. Mr Pacifici was locked in with Jewish community spokesman Fabio Perugia, the television host and two technicians. Mr Pacifici, whose grandparents died in the camp, spent...
  • Czech home owners find Jewish belongings from WWII

    12/13/2014 5:17:28 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    REUTERS - J Post ^ | 12/12/2014
    Amongst the findings were shoes and photos hidden by Jewish prisoners of the Holocaust. PRAGUE - House owners rebuilding their attic in the Czech town of Terezinhave found photos, shoes and other possessions of Jews forced into a ghetto there under Nazi rule, a heritage project said on Thursday. Terezin (Theresienstadt), a fortress and garrison town built at the end of the 18th century, was used by the Nazis as a transit camp for Jews rounded up in Czechoslovakia and deported from elsewhere in Europe. They were held in the ghetto until they could be transported to camps farther east....
  • NBC Local Crew Stumbles Across FEMA Camp in NY – Threatened, Chased by Gov’t Contractors

    11/10/2014 10:12:57 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 11/10/2014 | unknown
    Executive Directive 51 was signed by George W. Bush in 2007, which gives the US Federal gov’t the power to declare impose martial law in the event a ‘national emergency’, giving the White House and Homeland Security (DHS) the ability to detain millions of Americans on US soil under Rex 84 and other military programs previously planned and run as inter-agency exercise drills. A number of bloggers, patriot groups, survivalists and preppers have compiled lists of FEMA Camp locations, but much of the reporting is still isolated and anecdotal.
  • Hitler's GI Death Camp (Excellent 45 minute video via You Tube)

    11/08/2014 1:56:55 PM PST · by beaversmom · 73 replies
    Nat Geo via You Tube ^ | January 2, 2014 | World History
    Hitler's GI Death Camp I came across this video on NetFlix a few weeks back. Shortly after, I then found someone had uploaded it to You Tube. I watched it for a third time last night with my mom on my little phone. I think it's well done and very emotional. Amazing what these men went through and survived. I have so much respect for these men. On the You Tube thread, one of the posters said that her father, Norman Fellman, who was one of the GI's featured in the documentary, passed away just this past August. God bless...
  • Wake County teacher compares school to ‘concentration camp’ (Fuquay-Varina NC)

    09/10/2014 12:27:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    WTVD, ABC 11, Raleigh-Durham ^ | Tuesday, September 09, 2014 | Andrea Blanford
    A Wake County high school teacher is under fire for comments he made in an article published online comparing the school where he works to a concentration camp. Fuquay-Varina High School biology teacher Ray Fournier later apologized for his comments in an updated version of the article that promotes his book, Education Reformation.Fournier has been a public school teacher for 13 years. Despite that, his book urges Christian parents to “rescue” their children from public schools. …
  • Israeli Archaeologist Excavates Sobibor Death Camp To Reveal The Nazis' Buried Secrets

    08/28/2012 7:11:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 46 replies
    Haretz ^ | August 21, 2012 | The Associated Press
    Israeli archaeologist digs into Sobibor death camp in search of Nazi killing machines Yoram Haimi's biggest breakthrough yet: mapping of what the Germans called the Himmelfahrsstrasse, or the 'Road to Heaven,' a path upon which the inmates were marched naked into the gas chambers. When Israeli archaeologist Yoram Haimi decided to investigate his family's unknown Holocaust history, he turned to the skill he knew best: He began to dig. After learning that two of his uncles were murdered in the infamous Sobibor death camp, he embarked on a landmark excavation project that is shining new light on the workings of...
  • Three priest-martyrs of Nazis beatified in Germany

    06/25/2011 1:35:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    cna ^ | June 25, 2011
    Three Catholic martyrs executed under the Nazi regime were beatified in Germany today, June 25. The event was also noteworthy for its rememberance of their Lutheran companion.Fathers Hermann Lange, Eduard Müller and Johannes Prassek, along with Lutheran pastor Karl Friedrich Stellbrink, were guillotined in a Hamburg prison in November 1943. The Nazi regime found them guilty of “defeatism, malice, favoring the enemy and listening to enemy broadcasts.” At a ceremony in the northern German city of Lubeck, Cardinal Angelo Amato, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, declared the trio of Catholic clergy to be ‘blessed.’ He...
  • Satellite Images of North Korea Prison Camps Find 200,000 Living as Slaves

    05/13/2011 7:59:32 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 23 replies
    Singularity Hub ^ | Aaron Saenz
    No one really knows how bad it is, but it’s much worse than I thought possible. Piecing together information from satellite images and eye witness accounts, Amnesty International suspects that the horrific concentration camps in North Korea are growing. Some 200,000 people live as slaves – enduring starvation, torture, and rape while performing hard labor. Many die every year, only to be replaced by fresh bodies. Of those that survive, few will ever be released. Deemed ‘prisoners’, the victims of North Korea’s political pogroms are interned for the smallest criticisms of the regime of Kim Jong-Il, and when they are...
  • Claws Bared in Row Over Shelter for Auschwitz Cat

    02/11/2010 6:37:07 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies · 901+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 11, 2010 | Dagmara Leszkowicz and Janusz Chmielewski
    Claws bared in row over shelter for Auschwitz cat OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters Life!) - A cat living at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz has caused fur to fly between an animal care group and Polish authorities refusing to allow a shelter to be built for it. The grey and white cat, known variously as Rudolf or Bruno despite being female, can often be seen sitting near the notorious "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work sets you free") sign at the entrance to the camp. She has seemed unperturbed by an unusually cold winter in Poland that has seen night temperatures...
  • Closure of Soviet Concentration Camps Where ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ First Appeared Recalled

    12/28/2009 9:50:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 1,753+ views
    Moscow Times | 12/23/09 | Paul Goble
    Closure of Soviet Concentration Camps Where ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ First Appeared Recalled 23 December 2009 By Paul Goble VIENNA – The theft of the sign, “Arbeit Macht Frei,” which hung over the entrance to the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz has not only sparked international outrage but also called attention to the place where those words first hung at a place of detention of the innocent in the 20th century – the Solovetsky Camps of Special Assignment in the USSR. Seventy years ago this month, Yury Brodsky writes in today’s Novaya Gazeta, Stalin’s secret police chief Lavrenty Beria shut down...
  • Franciscan convent to be built at site of Nazi concentration camp

    07/11/2006 1:05:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 288+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | July 11, 2006
    Rome, Jul. 11, 2006 (CNA) - The Diocese of Osnabrück in Germany has announced it is building a convent on the site of the Nazi concentration camp of Esterwegen, where four religious sisters of the Franciscans of Münster will take up residence to serve those visiting the camp. The news agency reported that the construction of the convent will entail demolishing the old building that housed the offices of the Nazi officials who ran the camp.  The land where the camp is located belongs to the municipality of Emsland, which has granted approval for the construction. The Franciscan sisters...
  • North Korea's grisly arms tests on babies

    05/30/2006 5:28:07 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 921+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5/30/06 | Gordon Thomas
    They call it "the Killing Compound" – the area of Camp 22 in North Korea's largest concentration camp. Hidden away in the mountains in a remote northeastern corner of North Korea, close to its borders with Russia and China, Camp 22 has been purpose-built for the regime's scientists to have an unlimited number of prisoners on which to experiment. Thousands of men, women and children are trucked to the nearby town of Haengyong. There they wait and, just as Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele did at Auschwitz, the North Korean physicians single out those who will die in gas chambers, or...
  • It's A War Of Words

    03/09/2006 7:28:22 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 17 replies · 637+ views
    TampaTribune ^ | 3/9/06 | By JULIE PACE
    TAMPA - Before David Kelley went to Iraq, he bought his wife a "Support Our Troops" sign to display outside the couple's home in the Westchase subdivision. When Kelley, an Army private, went overseas in November, Stacey Kelley posted the sign outside their home. For her, the sign is a daily reminder of the sacrifice her husband and fellow soldiers are making. But officials of Westchase, in northwest Hillsborough County, view the sign differently. They say the 2-foot-high sign violates community rules. Stacey Kelley, 24, received a letter from the homeowners association last month stating she could be fined $100...
  • N. Korea: Bush Has Harsh Words for Kim Jong-il(

    04/29/2005 9:58:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 545+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 04/29/05
    Bush Has Harsh Words for Kim Jong-il U.S. President George W. Bush on Thursday poured oil on the flames by again calling North Korean leader Kim Jong-il a "tyrant". He also said Kim was a "dangerous person" with "huge concentration camps" who "starves his people" and "threatens and brags." North Korea already cites U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's description of it as an "outpost of tyranny" as one of the reasons it is boycotting six-party nuclear disarmament talks, demanding the withdrawal of the statement and an apology. During a press conference at the White House on Thursday, Bush answered...
  • 'I have never seen such horror in my life' [Belsen liberation remembered after 60 years]

    04/14/2005 5:49:59 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 20 replies · 1,215+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 14th 2005 | Luke Harding
    Sixty years on, the world must not forget Belsen, says liberator Sixty years ago 24-year-old Dick Williams set off through the woods of northern Germany in search of a "refugee" camp. The previous day, a German officer had agreed to hand the camp over to the advancing British. With only a map reference to guide him, Williams crossed the German frontline by jeep and turned left down an unmarked track. It was then that he found it: a vast concentration camp surrounded by a 10ft high barbed-wire fence and still guarded by armed SS soldiers. Yesterday Major Williams, now 84,...
  • Killing Two of Your Three Triplets to Keep Your Lifestyle

    07/18/2004 4:35:00 PM PDT · by vanderleun · 114 replies · 3,608+ views
    American Digest ^ | July 18, 2004 | Gerard Van der Leun
    THE REALLY AWFUL THING ABOUT AMY RICHARDS TALE AS TOLD TO AMY BARRETT in The New York Times Lives: When One Is Enough is that Amy Richards put her name on her shameful tale of selfishness. "I found out I was having triplets when I went to my obstetrician. The doctor had just finished telling me I was going to have a low-risk pregnancy. She turned on the sonogram machine. There was a long pause, then she said, ''Are you sure you didn't take fertility drugs?'' I said, ''I'm positive.'' Peter and I were very shocked when she said there...
  • U.S. federal judge rules that former Nazi concentration camp guard will be deported

    11/24/2003 2:23:04 PM PST · by anotherview · 19 replies · 564+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 25 November 2003
    Just in, from the Ha'aretz ticker: 00:16 U.S. federal judge rules that former Nazi concentration camp guard, 78, living in U.S. will be deported (AP)
  • Builders Boycott Abortion Clinic

    11/15/2003 6:27:34 PM PST · by travelnurse · 67 replies · 437+ views
    cbsnews ^ | Nov. 14, 2003 | Jim Vertuno
    Builders Boycott Abortion Clinic AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 14, 2003 Abortion foe and building contractor Chris Danze is shown at a stack of foundation braces outside his contracting office in Austin, Texas. (Photo: AP) "This is going to be a battle. God does not want this thing built." Chris Danze, Boycott Leader (AP) Weeks into the project, the contractor hired to build an abortion clinic hit a brick wall: Plumbers and carpenters would not work for him. Drywall installers and heating subcontractors would not do business with him. Cement suppliers for miles around would not touch the job. He had been...
  • An abrupt end to a North Korean's life of privilege

    10/22/2003 1:11:26 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 437+ views
    Associated Press | October 22, 2003 | GEORGE GEDDA
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kim Yong seemed to have it all. He was a trusted lieutenant colonel in a North Korean police agency and worked for a company that exported fish to Japan. He had access to dollars, foreign goods and a chauffeur-driven car. Then one day, North Korean authorities learned that Kim had been living for decades under an assumed name. He actually was the son of a man who, decades earlier, had been executed as a spy for the United States. Kim was immediately sent to a detention facility in Pyongyang, where he was forced to kneel for...