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  • Hitchcock’s Masterpiece On The Holocaust Concentration Camps Is Finally Released

    01/19/2014 7:01:29 PM PST · by LUV W · 76 replies
    JewsNews ^ | January 12, 2014 | Video
    This is a link to a video of nearly an hour that depicts the horror that the British military discovered at Bergen-Belsen after the Nazis were defeted. It was partially directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It is very hard to watch, but I believe, necessary so as not to forget what man can do to his fellow man.
  • Daughter of Anne Frank's classmate finally gets her chance to thank British officer...

    01/05/2014 3:43:39 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-5-14 | Sam Webb
    The daughter of a Jewish classmate of Anne Frank rescued from the horrors of Bergen Belsen concentration camp has met the British officer who saved her mother's life. Grateful Elizabeth Kahn, 59, flew to Israel to meet Major Leonard Berney, 93, from Plymouth, Devon, and present him with a special silver platter paid for by the family in recognition of his heroics. Jewish Leonard, of the British 11th Armoured division, was one of the first army officers through the gates of Belsen when the camp was liberated on April 15, 1945. It is estimated that 50,000 inmates died in the...
  • Jewish Hero of Sobibor Death Camp Revolt to be Honored

    10/14/2013 9:45:15 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies
    Israel National News (Arutz-7) ^ | 14OCT2013 | Author Unknown
    As Russia prepares to mark 70 years since the Sobibor revolt, one Jewish officer finally finds his rightful place as the hero of the story. ------ Russia was set to mark Monday the 70th anniversary of a revolt at the Sobibor death camp led by a Red Army officer, the biggest and most successful prisoner escape under the Nazi regime. Ahead of the anniversary, President Vladimir Putin ordered the defense ministry to come up with a plan to "immortalise the memory of heroes who raised a revolt" at the extermination camp in occupied Poland on October 14, 1943. The order...
  • Volunteer For Auschwitz Among Polish War Heroes Buried In Mass Grave By Poland's Communist Regime

    Man who volunteered for Auschwitz among war heroes Poland searching for in mass grave WARSAW, Poland - It could hardly have been a riskier mission: infiltrate Auschwitz to chronicle Nazi atrocities. Witold Pilecki survived nearly three years as an inmate in the death camp, managing to smuggle out word of executions before making a daring escape. But the Polish resistance hero was crushed by the post-war communist regime — tried on trumped-up charges and executed. Six decades on, Poland hopes Pilecki's remains will be identified among the entangled skeletons and shattered skulls of resistance fighters being excavated from a mass...
  • 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...
  • Obama’s ‘Polish Death Camp’ Comment ‘Infuriates’ Polish Americans

    06/01/2012 7:29:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 31, 2012 | Pete Winn
    Obama’s ‘Polish Death Camp’ Comment ‘Infuriates’ Polish Americans By Pete Winn May 31, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – President Obama not only angered the people of Poland with a comment he made on Tuesday referring to “Polish death camps” -- he also “infuriated” Polish Americans, many of whom live in Obama’s home town of Chicago. The Polish-American Congress, based in Chicago, has sent a letter to Obama saying as much and demanding an apology. “Our community in the United States and abroad was deeply hurt by your reference to the “Polish death camps,” Polish-American Congress President Frank J. Spula wrote. “This is...
  • Poland: This Time, The President Should Apologize

    05/30/2012 6:51:41 PM PDT · by Bill Russell · 17 replies
    Free Republic Exclusive! | May 30, 2012 | William Russell
    Picture a scenario, where members of your family helped a new neighbor establish a household. Just after helping that neighbor, your family experienced a long illness which caused your entire family to be quarantined and your home foreclosed upon. Then, after several years, you were finally able to return home, plant a garden, and rebuild your family’s life. Just as your household was beginning to prosper again, a heavily armed neighbor named John Wayne Gacy took over your front yard. Instead of using his own house and its crawl space to commit his horrific crimes, he used your yard and...
  • A Real Polish Death Camp

    05/30/2012 1:07:04 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-30-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Get the story behind this here (just in case).
  • US judge orders ex-Nazi in Pa. back to Austria

    05/18/2010 5:03:54 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies · 1,982+ views
    hosted ^ | May 18 | JOE MANDAK
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A U.S. immigration judge has ordered an 85-year-old retired steelworker deported to Austria, or to any other country that will accept him, for serving as an armed Nazi death camp guard during World War II. Anton Geiser and his attorney did not immediately return calls and an e-mail for comment on the decision announced Tuesday by the Justice Department. Judge Charles Honeyman issued the 14-page order out of Philadelphia on Monday.
  • Documents of Auschwitz death camp doctors found

    03/22/2010 10:50:54 AM PDT · by madison10 · 20 replies · 1,513+ views
    AP ^ | March 22, 2010 | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    ...The documents — almost 300 in total — were found in the attic of a house being renovated in the town of Oswiecim, where the Nazis built the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp...
  • Nazi suspect ordered to surrender

    05/08/2009 4:23:49 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 38 replies · 898+ views
    bbc ^ | 8 May 2009 2
    A man wanted in Germany for Nazi war crimes has been ordered by US authorities to surrender to an immigration office for deportation. John Demjanjuk, who lives in Ohio, has been fighting deportation since March, when Germany filed charges against him. On Thursday, the US Supreme Court rejected a request by Mr Demjanjuk, 89, to intervene in the case. He denies accusations that he worked as a guard in the Sobibor Nazi death camp during World War II. He says he was captured by the Germans in his native Ukraine during the war and kept as a prisoner of war.
  • Obama to visit German concentration camp: reports

    05/06/2009 10:25:18 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 108 replies · 1,761+ views
    AFP ^ | May 6, 2009
    US President Barack Obama will visit the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany on a trip to Europe in June, following in the wartime tracks of his great uncle, press reports said Wednesday. A spokesman for the German government said that Obama "is possibly planning a longer trip to Europe this summer with several different stops," but that Berlin had received no confirmation yet. The Bild and Thueringer Allgemeine Zeitung dailies reported that Obama would visit the eastern city of Dresden and Buchenwald.
  • Auschwitz name change proposal angers Jewish community

    04/11/2006 10:50:50 AM PDT · by lizol · 47 replies · 2,122+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 11.04.06 | Michal Kubicki
    Auschwitz name change proposal angers Jewish community Poland’s request to UNESCO for the name of Auschwitz to be changed on the World Heritage List to the Nazi-German Concentration Camp has met with criticism from the international Jewish community. Michal Kubicki reports 11.04.06 Poland has asked the UN culture organization UNESCO to describe the former Auschwitz camp as ‘Nazi’ and ‘German’ in the UNESCO list of heritage sites. UESCO is to respond to the request by the end of June. In Germany the proposal has provoked mixed reactions. At present the site of the former camp is listed as the “Auschwitz...
  • Anti-Semitic slogans scrawled at WWII death camp

    02/17/2006 12:08:23 PM PST · by Hannah Senesh · 134 replies · 2,184+ views
    AP via JPost ^ | Feb. 16, 2006
    Several anti-Semitic graffiti, including one saying "Holocaust is a Jewish Lie," appeared Thursday on the walls of a World War II Nazi death camp in central Serbia. Jasna Ciric, the head of the Jewish community in Nis, said the graffiti was apparently timed to coincide with the 64th anniversary of the massacre of some 1,100 Jews, Serbs and Gypsies in the camp. "It's unbelievable that such messages are still alive in the 21st century," Ciric said, adding that about 12,000 people were killed by Nazis in the Bubanj concentration camp during World War II. The other paint-written graffiti included: "Serbia...
  • A Miltary Father’s Response to Senator Durbin’s Apology

    06/22/2005 10:31:09 AM PDT · by America's Resolve · 23 replies · 3,158+ views
    Self | 06/22/05 | America's Resolve
    A Miltary Father’s Response to Senator Durbin’s Apology I penned a short essay about the remarks Senator Durbin made on the Senate floor comparing our troops and detention center in Guantanamo Bay to Nazi death camps, Soviet Gulags, and Pol Pot’s “killing fields.” I feel honor-bound to take issue with this non-apology apology on several grounds. #1) The Senator actually believes that the US is no better than the Nazi’s, Soviet’s or Pol Pot. It doesn’t take a week to decide that you’ve been misinformed and apologize. The Senator KNEW that this was a lie when he spoke it. He...
  • Death at Disney Concerns Consumer Group

    06/21/2005 1:51:49 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 48 replies · 1,584+ views
    fox ^ | 6-21-05
    NEW YORK — Last year, more than 328 million people worldwide visited amusement parks but the death this week of one 4-year-old boy at Walt Disney World has led some to question whether more needs to be done to improve theme park safety. Daudi Bamuwamye (search) died on a popular ride at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center. Since the "Mission: Space" attraction opened in 2003, seven people have been taken to the hospital for chest pains, fainting or nausea. The intense attraction simulates a rocket and spins riders around in a centrifuge. "We believe the ride is safe in its...
  • PETA employees charged with animal cruelty and illegally dumping dead animals

    06/16/2005 3:47:50 PM PDT · by csvset · 91 replies · 66,209+ views
    WVEC TV ^ | 16 june 2005 | 13 news
    PETA employees charged with animal cruelty and illegally dumping dead animals Click to watch video06:30 PM EDT on Thursday, June 16, 2005By 13News A month-long investigation into alleged animal cruelty has ended with the arrests of two people, employed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in Norfolk. Ahoskie Police photosAndrew Cook and Adria Hinkle Officers said Andrew Benjamin Cook, 24, of Tree Top Drive in Va. Beach, and Adria Joy Hinkle, 27, of Claremont Ave. in Norfolk picked up live animals from shelters in Northampton and Bertie counties but dumped dead animals in Ahoskie. In all, 31 animals...
  • To Saddam's Prisoners, US Abuse Seems 'a Joke': Some feel past crimes have been forgotten

    05/24/2004 11:44:31 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 51 replies · 687+ views
    The Daily Star [ Beirut, Lebanon] ^ | May 24, 2004 | Gert Van Langendonk
    Baghdad – Ibrahim al-Idrissi, 37, goes to work every day with a handgun in a holster on his hip. In most countries, the line of work Idrissi is in wouldn't require such firepower. But this is Iraq. Idrissi is the president of the Association for Free Prisoners, an Iraqi non-governmental organization that has been documenting the execution of political prisoners under the regime of Saddam Hussein. Many of Saddam's torturers and executioners are still at large. There have been two attempts on Idrissi's life, and three on the organization's headquarters in Baghdad. "Fortunately, their aim hasn't been very good so...
  • I witnessed the dead of Belsen: we must always confront tyranny

    01/26/2004 9:18:13 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 35 replies · 586+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 27 January 2004 | James Molyneaux
    I witnessed the dead of Belsen: we must always confront tyranny By James Molyneaux (Filed: 27/01/2004) My first encounter with Belsen was the sight of dead bodies hanging from the electric fences. These victims had thrown themselves on the fences to end their own unimaginable suffering. The camp authorities had left them where they died. It was May 1945. The Allied and Russian armies were battling to link up in central Germany; Field Marshal Montgomery led his 21st Army Group to Lüneburg, with our RAF Regiment Wing in close support. On arrival at Tactical Headquarters, we had been briefed on...
  • 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...
  • The Story of a Shoe

    08/11/2003 12:00:57 PM PDT · by yonif · 18 replies · 660+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Aug. 11, '03 / 13 Av 5763 | Paula R. Stern
    What can you learn from a shoe? As I stood in the Maidanek death camp recently, I tried to understand, tried to envision, tried to learn about a woman who died more than sixty years ago. I know almost nothing about her, other than the fact that she came to Maidanek and probably never left. There are hundreds of thousands of shoes at the Maidanek death camp in Poland, all stored behind wire mesh. The shoes are dusty and mangled, most crushed almost beyond recognition. Our guide quoted the number 800,000, but I don’t really believe it matters exactly how...