Lt. Wally C Strobel and Corporal Louis Philip Merlano talked to Eisenhower before D-Day.


Wallace Strobel was born on June 5, 1922 and grew up in Saginaw, Michigan; the son of Carl and Elizabeth Strobel. After graduation from Arthur Hill High School, Wallace enlisted in the National Guard and consequently the United States Army. He served as a first lieutenant in the “Screaming Eagles”, the 101st Airborne Division, 502… Read more »

The 3rd Jewish soldier who got awarded a Medal of Honor.


Captain Benjamin Lewis Salomon was serving at Saipan, in the Marianne Islands on July 7, 1944, as the Surgeon for the 2nd Battalion, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division, nickname “New York Division”   . The Regiment’s 1st and 2nd Battalions were attacked by an overwhelming force estimated between 3,000 and 5,000 Japanese soldiers. It was one of… Read more »

1st Cossack Cavalry Division


The 1st Cossack Cavalry Division was a Russian Cossack division under command of Generalleutnant  Helmuth von Pannwitz  of the German Army that served during World War II. It was created on the Eastern Front mostly out of Don Cossacks  already serving in the Wehrmacht, those who escaped from the advancing Red Army and Soviet POWs. In 1945, the division was transferred to the Waffen SS, becoming the 1st SS Cossack Cavalry… Read more »

Heinrich Himmler’s mistress Hedwig Potthast.


Hedwig (Häschen) Potthast, the daughter of a sergeant-major in the German Army, was born in Cologne on 5th February, 1912. After high school she left home and trained in Mannheim as a bilingual secretary. Potthast  worked for SS Brigadeführer  Kurt von Schröder  before being employed by the Schutzstaffel (SS) in Berlin. After the war, Schröder was arrested and… Read more »

Edda Goering the daughter of…..


Edda Goering is the daughter of Hermann Goering, one of the leading Nazi politicians of World War II. When Goering married his wife Emmy Sonneman in 1935, she became the first lady of Germany since Adolf Hitler was unmarried, and Adolf Hitler is believed to have been Edda’s godfather. Edda was born on 02 June 1938,… Read more »

Hitler’s dog Blondi


Blondi (1941 – 29 April 1945) was Adolf Hitler’s German Shepherd dog, given to him as a gift in 1941 by Martin Bormann.  Blondi stayed with Hitler even after his move into the Führerbunker located underneath the garden of the Reichs Chancellery on 16-01-1945. In March or in early April, she had a litter of five puppies with Gerdy Troost  German Shepherd, Harras. Hitler named one of the… Read more »

Nazi top organization “ODESSA”


ODESSA, the Organization of Former SS Members (“Organization Der Ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen”), was an organization founded in 1944 with the express purpose of helping Nazi members flee Europe and escape justice. As early as 1947,Simon Wiesenthal  began to identify routes used by Nazis to escape from Germany knowing that the fugitives had little or no difficulty… Read more »

The death of Hitler’s nice and mistress, Angela Maria “Geli” Raubal.


Angela Maria “Geli” Raubal was born in Linz 04-06-1908, where she grew up with her brother, Leo, and a sister, Elfriede. Her father died at the age of 31, when Geli was two. She and Elfriede accompanied their mother when she became Hitler’s housekeeper in 1925; Raubal was 17  at the time and spent the next six… Read more »

Lina Heydrich von Osten


She was the daughter of a minor German aristocrat who worked as a schoolteacher. She claimed that she knew nothing about Reinhard Heydrich’s crimes committed while he was head of the RSHA, or Reichssicherheitshauptamt, Reich Main Security Office. Lina von Osten met the then Naval Lieutenant Heydrich on December 6, 1930, at a gala hosted by the… Read more »

Martin Bormann’s wife Gerda Buch


Gerda Bormann-Buchs was born 23-10-1909 in Konstanz am Bodensee. She  was the daughter of Supreme Nazi Party Judge and SS Obergruppenführer Walter Buch .  After the end of the Second World War in Europe, Buch was seized and sentenced to five years in a labour camp. In July 1949, in the course of another wave of Denazification, he was… Read more »

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