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April 06, 2006

The Wannsee Protocol

Wannsee_villa "Buchenwald, according to Freud, once the light was let in, would become a soccer field, fat children would learn flower-arranging and solfeggio in the strangling rooms. At Auschwitz the ovens would be converted over to petit fours and wedding cakes, and the V-2 missiles to public housing for the elves."
- Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49

Wannsee villa. After the surrender of the German army, the Allied powers began a search for the Nazi documents that they would need as evidence at the Nuremberg Military Tribunal. They found tons of paperwork including secret documents hidden in salt mines and behind walls in the Nazi administration buildings. But the one most important document, the order signed by Hitler which gave the authority for the genocide of the Jews, was never found. Then in 1947, long after the Nuremberg IMT ended, the minutes of a conference held on January 20, 1942 at a villa in Wannsee, a district of Berlin, were found. At this conference, the plans for the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" had been discussed

Arbeit Macht Frei, one of Tom McMahon’s Virtual Painter pieces

Pre-1933 Nazi Posters

Whitwell, TN is a small, rural community of less than two thousand people nestled in the mountains of Tennessee. Its citizens are almost exclusively white and Christian. In 1998, the children of Whitwell Middle School took on an inspiring project, Paper Clips

Auschwitz photographer still sees images

Der Fuehrer's Face, originally titled “Donald Duck in Nutziland”

Repost: Jerry Lewis’s The Day the Clown Cried, possibly the worst movie ever made

Wooden Synagogues of Poland, slide show (pdf)

I am away at the moment hosting my sisters around. This post had been pre-blogged for your enjoyment. Many More Unusual Links about the Holocaust Here

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