July 07, 2006

A bunch of numbers

Amiens_cathedral “That’s an awfully boring tattoo on your arm. It’s just a bunch of numbers…”

Listen to historic recording of a 1945 BBC broadcast from liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, featuring the singing of "Hatikva" by the surviving prisoners

The Third Reich Silver Flatware Collection of Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun, Göring & Himmler and Other Notables

The Nazi Connection with Tibet

The Ghost of Irma Grese

The Nazi euthanasia program

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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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November 29, 2005

Work Makes You Free

Jewish_children Dear Anne: An Italian CG Animated Film Loosely Based on The Diary of Anne Frank. (From ”Twitch”)

Nachlass eines Soldaten - Private and military archive photos of a German officer during WWI

Himmler's Speech at Poznan. On October 4, 1943, Reischsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler gave a speech to a secret meeting of SS officers, in Poznan, Poland. In this speech, he spoke frankly about the ongoing extermination of the Jewish people. This is one of the most chilling documents of the Holocaust

Re-post: Shoah cartoon. (A Greatest Story Ever Told winner)

Aerial Photographs of Auschwitz taken by the Allied Air Forces

Definition of Genocide, per Genocide Convention 1948

The Forgotten Camps. This list is far from complete. It is estimated that the Nazis established 15,000 camps in the occupied countries

A Virtual Tour of Auschwitz/Birkenau

Number of Jews Murdered by Country in Europe

Eichmann Timeline. (From The Trial of Adolf Eichmann)

Two Jewish police in Warsaw

Nazi Persecution of homosexuals

A Year In Treblinka. An Inmate Who Escaped Tells the Day-To-Day Facts of One Year of His Torturous Experiences

Ohlendorf The testimony of Otto Ohlendorf, Einsatzgruppe D. He admitted killing 90,000 Jews, was convicted and hanged by the U.S. Josef Mengele

Schindler Stories

Amon Goeth, the Commandant of the Plaszow labor camp. (From "German Daggers")

Leni Riefenstahl’s Nuba & Olympia

Bearing witness

Truman Announces Germany's surrender, May 8, 1945. "The Nazis Strike", Chapter II of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series, summarizes Hitler's plan for world conquest. Both from Internet Archive

Photo above of two children, seated for a family photograph in the Kovno ghetto, from Holocaust Encyclopedia. One month later, they were deported to the Majdanek camp. Kovno, Lithuania, February 1944

This is another post that I am “co-blogging”, this time with Anne Mathewson, who blogs at ”Ample Sanity”, and who provided most of today’s links. (Previous posts here.) Thank you, Anne! If other bloggers are interested to share the forum here on any other topic, please contact me for details.

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September 08, 2005

My Struggle

Mein_kampf 150 Panoramas of World War 2 Landmarks, a collaborative virtual visit project. (Thanks to photographer Hans Nyberg of Panoramas fame)

Swastika in a German forest and ”I’m Not a Nazi” Swastika Gallery

Pants of the Third Reich

A Kompanie of a German Army's elite Panzer Grenadier Division Großdeutschland. “Our members strive to accurately portray the life and times of the German soldier in World War II”

The Fuehrer's family

Color pictures from World War 2

Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler became the first two people to successfully escape from Auschwitz, after Vrba's two years of imprisonment, in April of 1944. Their Vrba-Wetzler Report reached the governments of the Allies before the end of June, 1944 and alerted political and Jewish leaders for the first time to the true nature of the Nazi death camps. The Vrba-Wetzler Report II attempted to rationally estimate the scale of mass murder at Auschwitz, as well as the methodology. As such, it's one of the most important documents of the 20th century

Listen to the Nazi Propaganda Radio of British turncoat Lord Haw-Haw

In The Future, Everyone Will Be Hitler For Fifteen Minutes. (Godwin's law was originated by Mike Godwin in 1990. The law states that: As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1. A message from The American Library Association )

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May 07, 2005

Oath of Buchenwald

Dachau_1 The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz and their amazing story of survival

German Photos of the Invasion of Norway during WW2

Nazi approved music. Under the Nazi regime, all music produced had to fit within certain standards defined as "good" German music. Suppression of specific artists and their works was common, yet musicians were permitted limited artistic freedom. The Nazis attempted to create a balance between censorship and creativity in music to appease the German people

Silent Witness: The story of a dress donated to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum by Lola Rein

Statistics of The Holocaust

A Glossary of the Holocaust, from Aktion to Zyklon-B

Buchenwald Concentration Camp

Banksy’s Lipstick Manifesto. Audio slideshow: The Liberation of Belsen

The Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal Project. A searchable registry of objects in U.S. museum collections that were stolen or could have been stolen by the Nazis

The Trial of Rudolf Höss

When weeping for religious martyrs leads to the crucifixion of innocents, by Robert Fisk

The Search for Major Plagge, The Nazi Who Saved Jews. The NYT article, German Army Maj. Karl Plagge, an Unlikely Hero of the Holocaust

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March 17, 2005

It's not fascism when we do it

Tattoo_death_camp Chronology and Transcripts of the Nuremberg Trials. (From Doug Linder’s exhaustive Famous Trials)

Nazi photos. To deny the influence of Christianity on Hitler and its role in World War II, means that you must ignore history

In taking the Fuehrer Oath, the German Army swears allegiance not to the Republic, not to the flag, not to the constitution, and not even to the office of the head of state, but to Adolf Hitler personally who has now attained absolute power over the German people

The Evolution of Tattooing in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp Complex. (From ”American Digest”)

Aktion Reinhard, the Nazi plan to exterminate the Jews of Poland and other European countries

Ahlem Survivors. These photos were taken by an 84th Infantry soldier, Vernon Tott of Sioux City, Iowa in April 1945. For the past seven years he has been trying to locate as many of the people in the photos as possible. He thinks the only ones still living might be in Israel. As part of a documentary film project, Documentary Institute filmmakers are following Mr. Tott as he tries to locate additional survivors

Signs Enforcing Racial Discrimination, 1937-1943

Nazi postcards

Albert Speer and the architecture of the Third Reich

Planning the architectural design of the new Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem

I didn't know anything about Auschwitz before I was sent there. A visit to Auschwitz

Inexplicable Swastika cookies

Anne Frank goes Manga

“My hobby is collecting Nazi dolls. They are actually called 'action figures.' Right now, I have around 65 of them, plus three big vehicles, two motorcycles and a pair of bicycles.”

Re-post: First They Came by Pastor Martin Niemöller: “Als sie mich holten, gab es keinen mehr, der protestierte.”

From “The American Conservative”, no less: Hunger for Dictatorship by Scott McConnell. War to export democracy may wreck our own

Growabrain_2 Grab a graphic to link to Grow-a-brain

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December 07, 2004

Christmas in Nazi Germany

 Nazi_boots Christmas in the Third Reich and 42 Nazi Leadership Portraits. (From ”Barista”)

26 members of the Pitel family of Parczev, Poland, gathered for a family photo in 1938. Josef Pitel moved to Israel shortly after this photo was taken. In 1943 the entire family was murdered in Treblinka. Josef was the only survivor

Juden! Haunting photographs of Polish Jews taken by Nazi soldiers during 1939-1943. (From ”Poland at War”)

Radzilow, once a vibrant Jewish Shtetl

Teutonic offerings from Germania International Specializing in German Military and Historical Collectibles. (Warning: Proud Teutonic music welcomes you to the site)

Israel was shocked recently by images of soldiers forcing violinist to play at roadblock. Too many memories

More Holocaust stamps drawn by children

A retired Italian doctor who invented a fictitious disease which fooled the Nazis during World War II

“Holocaust Dialogue”, disturbing art from Alchemical Wedding

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August 18, 2004

WARNING: Many of the following photos contain disturbing images

swastika Massacres and atrocities of World War 2

Photos of concentration camp orchestras. A photo essay by Philip Greenspun, Dachau Concentration Camp. The Walk to the Gas Chamber. (From Photographs of Concentration Camps). Tour of Majdanek Death Camp.

Until the Last Jew, the Nazis’s uncompromising efforts to murder every Jew in Europe

"In the fall of 1998 I set out to do more research for my book: I spent 155 Hours on Trains, making over 80 Connections through 6 Countries, visiting 39 Concentration Camps and WWII Sites in 25 Days"

Eva Braun Coffee Mug at German WW2 Mugs. Gifts from Museum of Tolerance online store Shop

The official website of the Viktor Frankl Institute. Viktor Frankl was the author of “Man's Search for Meaning” and the founder of existential Logotherapy

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May 27, 2004

November 9, 1938

nazi_troops Unusual chewing-gum trading card from 1938 depicts Viennese Jews being brutally flogged by Nazi Storm Troopers following the Nazi invasion of Austria

Little-known photographs of Anne Frank

On November 9, 1938, the Nazis unleashed a wave of pogroms against Germany's Jews. In the space of a few hours, thousands of synagogues and Jewish businesses and homes were destroyed. This event came to be called Kristallnacht ("Night of Broken Glass")

Photographs of Concentration Camps (From Zachor - Remember). More Color photos of Auschwitz and Birkenau by Alan Jacobs. Also, Majdanek

The Holocaust Kid, Stories By Sonia Pilcer

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April 11, 2004

Holocaust Links

timeintro_krakow.jpg Nazi Propaganda - Photographs from a book called The Eternal Jew, published by the Nazi Party's publishing house in 1937.

The Truth and Legend of the Swastika (From “Shitfit”)

"Today in Germany the proper form of grace is 'Thank God and Hitler.'"
"But suppose the Führer dies?" asked the boy.
"Then you just thank God." From Humor in the Holocaust

Wartime artists like Arthur Szyk often exaggerated or distorted the physical features of Axis leaders to induce laughter and ridicule or expose savagery. (From “Fs-brainstorm”)

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March 05, 2004

Holocaust Links.

Nazi Awards & decorations .

auch.jpgAuschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum. (From ”Plep”).

An animated short about a little kid in the Shoah

Biographies of Hitler

The art of political photomontage artist John Heartfield . (From the George Eastman House)

"A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust”.

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January 31, 2004

Grow-a-Brain 2003 Links about the Holocaust

 Simons 11 year old boy's Awareness Project - 8/3/03

3 Generations

Adolf Hitler Original Watercolors (From "Incoming Signals" ) - 9/9/03

Alan Jacobs's 'Brave new World' and 'Then and Now' (From "Remember" ) - 8/3/03

Anne Frank's unfinished stories (From "Ultimate Insult")

Art & Auschwitz

Atomic Bomb - Decision (From "The Ethical Spectacle") - 8/3/03

Buchenwald Today (From "Third Reich in Ruins" ) - 10/15/03

Chernobyl

Cutlery - 8/3/03

David Irving, "Revisionist" Historian and his website (From "Nizkor" ) - 8/3/03

Fields of sorrow

Forgotten Holocaust - How Could 5,000,000 Be Killed and Forgotten?

"Garden, ashes" by Danilo Kis - 10/19/03

Hiroshima, August 1945

Holocaust Personal Histories

Human rights treaties - 8/3/03

Leave None to Tell the Story - "Human Rights Watch" report on the Genocide in Rwanda

Images from the battle of Stalingrad 1942-43 (in German)

Life in Shadows about hidden children - 1/15/04

Museum of Disasters

Music of the Holocaust - Songs from the camps

Nazi Loot in Salt Mines (From "Things Magazine" )

Nazi Propaganda

"No child Play"

Reading the painful story of daily struggles with raids, humiliation & fear, I was trying to recall who does Riverbend's Iraqi diary reminds me. Suddenly, I knew: Another young woman hiding in a closet, waiting to die , Anne Frank. What a terrible analogy... - 9/20/03

Schindler's actual List - 8/25/03

Spielberg' Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation

Stamps about the Holocaust (From "Sugar-n-spicy" )

Testimonies from the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies - 8/23/03

The Holocaust Memorial Day

There's a lot of information about Adolf Hitler . Here are his artworks and Religious Views . The psychology and development of Adolph Hitler Schicklgruber - 11/17/03

"The Wave" , about a classroom experiment in 1967-Palo Alto that tried to explain how young Germans fell under the spell of Adolf Hitler in the 30's, and how it went terribly wrong. A true story. (From "Consumptive" ) - 8/4/03

Views from the Japanese American Internment camps

Who was this woman?

Yiddish

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