Propaganda in Nazi Germany.

23-09-2017

Propaganda within Nazi Germany was taken to a new and frequently perverse level. Hitler was very aware of the value of good propaganda and he appointed Joseph Goebbels as head of propaganda.  Propaganda is the art of persuasion – persuading others that your ‘side of the story’ is correct. Propaganda might take the form of persuading others that… Read more »

Battle of Midway.

22-09-2017

The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japans’s attack on Pearl Harbor  and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea . The United states Navy  under Admirals Chester William Nimitz , Frank Jack Fletcher, and Raymond Ames Spruance defeated an… Read more »

Nazi death camp guard Samuel Kunz dies …

21-09-2017

The world’s third most-wanted Nazi suspect has died before he could be brought to trial, a German court said today. Samuel Kunz , the 89-year old former Nazi death camp guard accused of participating in the murder of 430,000 Jews, died on 18 November 2010 Bonn’s state court said in a statement. Kunz was indicted… Read more »

Heinrich Himmler’s daughter remains an unrepentant Nazi.

20-09-2017

Heinrich Himmler adored his daughter and had her regularly flown to his offices in Berlin from Munich where she lived with her mother   . When she was at home he telephoned her most days and wrote to her every week. He continued to call her by her childhood nickname “Püppi” throughout his life. She accompanied… Read more »

The Third Reich

19-09-2017

The Nazi rise to power brought an end to the Weimar Republic, a parliamentary democracy established in Germany after World War I. Following the appointment of Adolf Hitler as chancellor on January 30, 1933, the Nazi state (also referred to as the Third Reich) quickly became a regime in which Germans enjoyed no guaranteed basic rights. After… Read more »

Japan attack on Pearl Harbour 07-12-1941

18-09-2017

Japan attack on Pearl Harbour

Japan attack on Pearl Harbour Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii.  The barrage lasted just two hours, but it was devastating: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships , and… Read more »

Hitler caricatures.

17-09-2017

                         

The capture of the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen.

16-09-2017

In March 1945, with the bulge caused by the German Ardennes offensive effectively reduced, the US 1st Army  launched Operation Lumberjack. Designed to reach the west bank of the Rhine, US troops quickly advanced on the cities of Cologne, Bonn, and Remagen. Aware that the Rhine posed the last major geographic obstacle to Allied troops, Hitler ordered… Read more »

General of the Artillery, Wilhelm Stemmermann.

15-09-2017

Wilhelm Stemmermann, born 23 October 1888  joined the Württemberg Army on 26 June 1908 as a flag-youngster. He came to Badisches Fußartillerie-Regiment No. 14. On this he was promoted to lieutenant on 19 November 1909. As such, he was then employed as a battery officer in the Badisches Fußartillerie-Regiment No. 14.  During the First World War, he… Read more »

Hans Eppinger  who performed experiments upon concentration camp prisoners.

14-09-2017

Hans Eppinger, born January 5th 1879, was the son of the physician Hans Eppinger senior (1846-1916), professor of pathological anatomy at Graz. He received his education in Graz and Strassburg and became doctor of medicine in Graz in 1903. He  became an assistant at the medical clinic in Graz in 1903 and in 1908 in Vienna… Read more »

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