András Kun a Roman Catholic priest of the Franciscan Order. He was also the commander of a racist death squad for Hungary’s Fascist and Pro-Nazi Arrow Cross Party.

29-05-2019

Father Kun was born 8 November 1911 in Nyirbator, Hungary. He attended seminary in Rome. He then served as a priest in a Franciscan monastery. In 1943, he left the monastery and moved to Budapest. In March 1944, Kun enrolled in the Arrow Cross Party . During the lead-up to the German invasion of Hungary,… Read more »

Herta Bothe a camp guard, called “Sadist of Stutthof”.

28-05-2019

Herta Bothe was born in Teterow, Mecklenburg-Scwerin on 08-01-1921. In 1938, at age seventeen, Bothe  helped her father in his small Teterow wood shop, then worked temporarily in a factory, then as a hospital nurse. In 1939, Bothe was a member of the Leaque of German Girls . In September 1942, Bothe became the  SS… Read more »

Settela Steinbach the Sinti girl in the Westerbork train.

27-05-2019

Anna Maria (Settela) Steinbach born December 23, 1934, was a Dutch girl who was gassed in Nazi Germany’s Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. Initially identified as a Dutch Jew, her personal identity and association with the Sinti group of the Romani people were discovered in 1994. Steinbach was born in Buchten, now part of Sittard-Geleen, in southern Limburg as the daughter of a trader and violinist. Setalla her on the… Read more »

Suicide pilots, Kamikaze

26-05-2019

Suicide pilots, Kamikaze. The Kamikaze divine” or “spirit wind”), officially Tokubetsu Kōgekitai  “Special Attack Unit” abbreviated as Tokkō Tai, and used as a verb as Tokkō “special attack“, were suicide attacks by military aviators from the Empire of Japan against Allied naval vessels in the closing stages of the Pacific campaign of World War II, designed to destroy warships more effectively than was possible with conventional attacks. During World War II, about 3.860 kamikaze pilots were… Read more »

Geertruida (Truus) Wijsmuller-Meijer, mother of 1001 Jewish children.

25-05-2019

Geertruida (Truus) Wijsmuller-Meijer, born in Alkmaar, April 21, 1896 , was a Dutch war hero and resistance fighter and probably after Raoul Wallenberg,  the greatest savior of Jews in the world. She has been appointed to Justice among the Peoples by the Yad Vashem Institute in Israel . In all probability, together with her helpers… Read more »

Heinrich Himmler’s mistress Hedwig Potthast.

23-05-2019

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 »

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

21-05-2019

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 »

German resistant groups WW2

17-05-2019

There were German resistance groups in opposition against The Third Reich, how they weren’t in the same vein as the more centralised resistance groups scattered throughout Europe. The most prominent pre-war group was the circle of political resisters that formed within the German Intelligence network, the Abwehr. The main nucleus formed around Colonel Hans Oster,… Read more »

Holocaust survivor Martin Gray died on Monday, April 25, 2016, age 93.

16-05-2019

Martin Gray, a survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Treblinka extermination camp who fought with the Soviet Army, was best known for his best-seller For Those I Loved (1971),  written with Max Gallo. He died on the night between Sunday and Monday, two days before his 94th birthday. The Shoah Memorial pays him tribute…. Read more »

The Nazi 1923 Blutfahne or Blood Flag.

15-05-2019

The Blutfahne or Blood Flag flag was that of the 5th SA Sturm, which was carried in the march towards the Feldherrnhalle . When the Munich police fired on the Nazis, the flag bearer Heinrich Trambauer was hit and dropped the flag. Andreas Bauriedl,  an SA man marching alongside the flag, was killed and fell onto it, staining the… Read more »

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