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A Nazi in housewife’s clothing – Jefferson St. Clair

The Stomping Mare, a female guard at several Nazi concentration camps, was known for her exceptional cruelty, even by Nazi standards. She served as an Aufseherin, the German title for a female guar… 10 more words

20th Century

Why Authors Should Read, Read, Read.

I don’t know how other authors find their muse, stay inspired and focused while they craft their 300-400 page megillah – for you non-Yiddish speakers, a megillah is slang for a long-winded story – but for me it’s about studying… 494 more words

HOW COULD THEY BELIEVE SUCH OUTRAGEOUS NONSENSE ?

Naturally, reading this Blog, you think the question concerns religious credulity.  It does.  But before we get to that, let’s reflect for a moment on the Final Solution and the extraordinary feat of convincing almost a whole nation that Jews, because they were Jews, deserved to be gassed and cremated – in their millions ! 477 more words

The Horrors of Auschwitz

The moment that our bus pulled into Auschwitz, there was a change in the atmosphere. Suddenly we were no longer a rowdy bunch of young adults on a Top Deck tour. 545 more words

Travel

TEREZIN: PRISONERS IN PARADISE or EDGE OF DECENCY--PART I

CLOSE YOUR EYES. IMAGINE A BEAUTIFUL, ROLLING VALLEY: TWO RIVERS converging on its floor. Miles of tall grasses wandering in the wind. The valley slopes are wooded with flowering linden trees, oak, fir, spruce. 1,763 more words

Travel Photography

On My Way I Found the Holocaust

On my way to researching something else…

Doesn’t it always happen this way? Earlier today I was searching for events that took place on September 8 for a blog I was writing for work, and I came across this: 462 more words

Trump reminds former Bosnian refugees of Slobodan Milošević ethnic nationalism

Slobodan Milošević made Yugoslavia into fascist state based on Serbian nationalism. 30 years later, Donald Trump’s rhetoric reminds some Bosnian refugees of those years.

In 1994 I I visited the… 315 more words

United States