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  • Stolen Dachau Gate Found in Norway

    12/07/2016 11:59:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Hindu ^ | DECEMBER 06, 2016
    An iron gate with the infamous slogan “Arbeit macht frei [Work will set you free]” stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau in Germany two years ago has been found in Norway, the police said Friday. The gate was recovered outside Bergen in southwestern Norway this week following an anonymous tip-off, Bergen police spokeswoman Margrethe Myrmehl Gudbrandsen told AFP. “It was found in the open air,” she said. “You can tell that it's been outside but it's in good condition.”
  • Last Priest from Dachau Concentration Camp Dies at 102

    06/14/2016 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies ^ | June 14, 2016 | John Burger
    The last Catholic priest to have been imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp has died at age 102. Father Hermann Scheipers was a young priest in 1940 when he was arrested by the Nazis and taken to the camp, near Munich. Dachau had a large population of priests: some 95% of the 2,720 clergymen imprisoned there were Catholic. Father Scheipers died June 2 in Ochtrup in Münsterland, the same town where he was born on July 24, 1913. His work among young people, soon after his ordination, drew the attention of the Nazis. An obituary at KNA, a German Catholic...
  • 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...
  • George Katzman, who helped liberate Dachau concentration camp, dies at 96

    05/15/2016 6:43:51 AM PDT · by Lera · 14 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 13, 2016 | Howard Cohen
    As a member of Gen. Patton's Third Army in World War II, George Katzman liberated the Dachau and Langwasser Lager concentration camps He devoted the second half of his life to speaking as a living witness to the horrors of the Holocaust *snip* George Katzman was a World War II veteran who lived in Aventura. *snip* The New York-born Katzman was a member of Gen. Patton's 3rd Army. He served as a rifleman, German/Yiddish translator and photographer. And on April 29, 1945, Pfc. Katzman, then 25, was one of the soldiers who shot the lock off the gate at the...
  • The Angel of Dachau: Pope Francis declares concentration camp priest a martyr

    01/26/2016 7:30:21 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | January 26, 2016
    Venerable Engelmar Unzeitig, CMM, whom Pope Francis declared a martyr last week. Credit: (c) Archiv Redaktion Mariannhill, Reimlingen via Vatican City, Jan 26, 2016 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Engelmar Unzeitig, a young priest with Czech roots serving in Germany and Austria, was arrested by the Nazis on April 21, 1941.His crime? Preaching against the Third Reich from his pulpit, particularly against their treatment of the Jewish people. He encouraged his congregation to be faithful to God and to resist the lies of the Nazi regime.As punishment, Fr. Unzeitig was sent to what has been called the "largest...
  • A Liberator, But Never Free - (Letters from U. S. Army Doctor at Dachau)

    05/25/2015 10:05:33 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 24 replies
    New Republic ^ | May 17, 2015 | Steve Friess
    THE SILENCE MUST HAVE FRIGHTENED EMILY WILSEY. In the seven months since her husband had gone to war, Captain David Wilsey, a 30-year-old anesthesiologist with the 116th Evacuation Hospital, had never gone more than a day or two without sending her a letter. Every step of the frigid, mud-soaked, and bloody Allied advance across France and Germany, he had written to her of his experiences. But now, with victory assured and the newspapers declaring the war in Europe all but over, the letters had stopped. His last letter, dated May 1, 1945, was sent from “Somewhere Else Yet Again, Germany.”...
  • In November 1938 ‘Homes and Gardens’ Visited Hitler’s Home in the Bavarian Alps

    02/20/2015 6:49:44 AM PST · by P.O.E. · 34 replies
    Flashbak ^ | 2/18/15 | David Irving via Rob Baker
    On the evening of 10 November 1938 many people all over Britain would have sat down, taken a sip of their Bournevita, and with a comfortable sigh, opened their latest issue of Homes and Gardens. Meanwhile in Germany, seven months after the country had invaded Austria, Kristallnacht began – the Night of Broken Glass, when with sickening violence, the Nazis burnt over 1000 synagogues and destroyed 7,000 Jewish businesses throughout Germany and Austria. Ninety-one people were killed by the Stormtroopers and for the first time Jews were arrested on a massive scale and about 30,000 Jewish men were sent to...
  • 'I have everything in my life because of him': Poignant moment Holocaust survivor salutes

    01/24/2015 2:12:32 PM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies ^ | january 21, 2015 | allan hall
    This is the poignant moment when a man rescued from the hell he endured at the hands of the Nazis met his saviour and gave him a salute almost 70 years later. Joshua Kaufman first saluted his rescuer Daniel Gillespie. Then he kissed his hand and finally, he fell to his feet, exclaiming: 'I have wanted to do this for 70 years. I love you, I love you so much...'. Kaufman, now 87, was a 'walking corpse' on April 29 1945 when U.S. Army soldier Gillespie, 89, marched in with his comrades to liberate the charnel house that was the...
  • “We Have All Been Lied To” ~The Citizens of Dachau, Germany 1945

    11/15/2014 2:52:14 PM PST · by xuberalles · 31 replies
    Self | 11/15/14 | Me
    Believe it or not, I'm not offended by Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber calling the American people stupid for foolishly believing government healthcare was anything but a corrupt and radical ruse designed to control our lives. I'm simply disgusted so many voters, beneath the bankrupt generalities of "hope" and "change", were so easily manipulated by the lapdog media and a President who was never been held accountable for anything: most notably his radical past, beliefs and associates. Considering the size and scope of this cover-up - regardless of how many sounded the alarm - what else did we expect to happen?...
  • Dachau 1945: The Souls of All Are Aflame

    04/15/2014 6:11:29 PM PDT · by bad company · 10 replies ^ | By Douglas Cramer
    By Douglas Cramer In 1945, a Paschal Liturgy like no other was performed. Just days after their liberation by the US military on April 29, 1945, hundreds of Orthodox Christian prisoners at the Dachau concentration camp gathered to celebrate the Resurrection service and to give thanks. The Dachau concentration camp was opened in 1933 in a former gunpowder factory. The first prisoners interred there were political opponents of Adolf Hitler, who had become German chancellor that same year. During the twelve years of the camp's existence, over 200,000 prisoners were brought there. The majority of prisoners at Dachau were Christians,...
  • Orthodox Christian EASTER SERVICE IN DACHAU Concentration Camp

    05/04/2013 3:47:55 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies ^ | May 4, 2013 | Douglas Cramer
    Christ opening the gates of Dachau In 1945, a Paschal Liturgy like no other was performed. Just days after their liberation by the US military on April 29, 1945, hundreds of Orthodox Christian prisoners at the Dachau concentration camp gathered to celebrate the Resurrection service and to give thanks. The Dachau concentration camp was opened in 1933 in a former gunpowder factory. The first prisoners interred there were political opponents of Adolf Hitler, who had become German chancellor that same year. During the twelve years of the camp's existence, over 200,000 prisoners were brought there. The majority of prisoners at...
  • One Small Town, One Terrible Lesson

    04/29/2012 1:13:57 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 20 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 29, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of the liberation of Dachau… For eleven centuries, it was just another town. Founded in what is now southern Germany sometime before the early 800s A.D. (the first documented deed is dated 805), Dachau was home to merchants, farmers, millers, and brewers, like a hundred other towns in Bavaria for 1100 years. In the 1800s, it became known for its artists’ colony. But all that was to be forgotten when the world learned of what had gone on near this town, in the twelve years from 1933 to 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist...
  • Salinger and the Arab Mobs

    06/07/2011 2:41:20 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/6/11 | Jack Engelhard
    We don’t have to wonder what J.D Salinger would have thought of the world today even as Israel fights back mobs from Syria and prepares for more bloodlust from its enemies domestic and abroad. Salinger told it plainly and powerfully in his novel “The Catcher in the Rye,” published in 1951, and following that, in his 60 years of retreat into silence. He would have called his vow of silence, “The fire between the words.” ..... .... As part of the 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Salinger was heroic at Utah Beach/D-Day and later at The Battle of the...
  • Germans celebrate beatification of priest who defied Nazis, perished in Dachau

    05/16/2011 2:28:41 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 15 20011 | Associated Press
    BERLIN — Germans in Pope Benedict XVI’s home state of Bavaria celebrated Sunday the beatification ceremony of a priest who was honored for practicing his Roman Catholic faith in defiance of the Nazis. The pope, who grew up in Bavaria, sent Cardinal Angelo Amato from the Vatican to celebrate the beatification Mass for Georg Haefner in Wuerzburg Cathedral, the DAPD news agency reported.
  • Catholic Priests of Dachau

    06/15/2010 8:11:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies · 380+ views
    The American Catholic ^ | 6/15/2010 | Donald R. McClarey
    2,579 Catholic priests, seminarians and brothers were thrown by the Nazis during World War II into Dachau.  1,780 of these were from Poland.  Of these, some 868 priests perished, 300 in medical “experiments” or by torture in the showers of the camp.The remaining priests, seminarians and brothers came from 38 nations.  Besides the Poles the largest groups were 447 German and Austrian priests, 156 French priests and 46 Belgian priests. This post could be filled with the sadistic treatment meted out to these men of God by the Nazi barbarians, but I recoil emotionally from this task.  I will suffice with...
  • CHANGE.GOV: America Serves -- "Work Brings Freedom" (OBAMA'S WORDING IS "CHANGED")

    11/08/2008 1:58:44 AM PST · by unspun · 123 replies · 2,304+ views
    Renew America ^ | 11/07/2008 | Arlen Williams
    November 7, 2008 America serves -- "work brings freedom" Obama: Change to a different liberty What constitutes the "change" Barack Obama wants to bring? Did you ever hear a reporter ask him that, during his campaign? Did you ever see a clear picture of the change, from the mainstream media? Unanswered questions abound. Now that the popular (not electoral college) votes have been cast, Obama is already beginning to tell us — and this spurs further, very serious questions. Are you prepared for the change? See a new site, called There, after kicking butt just two days...
  • A Chat w/WW II Vet

    09/15/2008 6:13:36 AM PDT · by 7thson · 36 replies · 419+ views
    My wife and I went to a Republican fund-raiser this weekend - a wine-tasting party. At our table an eldery couple sat down - both in their late 80's. The man was a WW II vet. Joked that he joined the army in 1940 only for one year and ended up getting out in 1946. Was in the Normandy invasion all the way to Germany. Was part of the group that liberated Dachau. Swore up and down that Patton was the greatest general ever. Had some good conversation with both he and his wife.
  • For Lt. Withers, Act of Mercy Has Unexpected Sequel

    10/09/2007 7:30:35 AM PDT · by DFG · 25 replies · 950+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 25, 2003 | BRYAN GRULEY
    Near the end of World War II, Lt. John Withers, the leader of an all-black convoy, hid two young Holocaust survivors among his truck company -- a violation of Army orders. They stayed with his unit for more than a year as their health improved. "Peewee" and "Salomon" grew close to Lt. Withers and his unit. Over the years, he told and retold their tale to his two sons. One son set out to find them. He discovered that Salomon had died in 1993. But Peewee, he learned, was alive, a successful businessman in the U.S. Five decades later, Lt....
  • Monument unveiled to Catholic priests killed in Nazi camps

    11/04/2006 12:35:33 PM PST · by lizol · 26 replies · 1,512+ views
    Monument unveiled to Catholic priests killed in Nazi camps Nov 4, 2006, 17:23 GMT Berlin - Catholic priests and monks, the bulk of them Polish, who were killed by the Nazis in a concentration camp near Berlin were commemorated Saturday with the unveiling of a stone sculpture in the presence of Cardinal Jozef Glemp of Poland. The sculpture is engraved with the names of 96 clergy who died at Sachsenhausen concentration camp on the north-west outskirts of Berlin. Historians working for the Catholic archdiocese of Berlin have so far documented the names of 711 Catholic clergy from Poland, Germany and...
  • The Real Glenn Ford Story (Great Read!)

    09/01/2006 6:02:48 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 106 replies · 5,919+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/1/06 | Phil Brennan
    When Glenn Ford died Thursday morning at the age of 90, major media recalled his long Hollywood career, recalling the 106 films in which he appeared, his many marriages and romances. Wrote the Associated Press, "He was a star to the end of his career." Glenn Ford was far more than that, yet none of the obituaries bothered to mention his extraordinary patriotism or his distinguished military career. Ford rose to the rank of Captain in the United States Navy after years of dedicated service that began with World War II and continued through the Vietnam War. He was undoubtedly...