Hitler’s Elite: The SS 1939-45.


  A nice introduction to the SS. The SS (Stosstrupp Adolf Hitler) was a number of things–Hitler’s body guard, law enforcement duties, concentration camp controllers, and soldiers (the Waffen-SS). This volume examines the work of the SS from 1939-1945. Early on, there was competition between the SA and the SS (to be devoted to Hitler,… Read more »

A Jewish boy survived, Josef Schleifstein.


Schleifstein was born 1941, Josef (Janek) Szlajfsztajn to Israel and Esther Szlajfsztajn (born Shvitzman) in the Jewish ghetto outside Sandomierz, Poland during the German occupation. Schleifstein and his parents lived in the Sandomierz ghetto until it was evacuated in June 1942, after which they were moved to the Czestochowa Ghetto, where his parents were likely put to work in the Hasag factory . Schleifstein’s parents kept him… Read more »

Last Hitler bodyguard Rochus Misch dies, age 96.


Rochus Misch was the last survivor from Hitler’s bunker in Berlin. The former SS man had operated the telephones in the bunker and had proudly reminisced about his wartime duties for the “boss”. He worked as a bodyguard, a courier and a telephone operator.   He had called Hitler “a very normal man… he was no brute, he… Read more »

The Joseph and Magda Goebbels children.


The Goebbels children were the five daughters and one son born to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and his wife Magda Goebbels. The children, born between 1932 and 1940, were murdered by their parents in Berlin on 1 May 1945, the day both parents committed suicide. Magda Goebbels had an older son, Harald Quandt,  from a previous… Read more »

Hitler’s doctor Karl Brandt.


Karl Brandt was Adolf Hitler’s personal physician. As such, Brandt  was very much part of Hitler’s inner circle . Brandt was involved in the euthanasia programme in Nazi Germany and in Occupied Europe. After World War II ended Brandt was arrested and put on trial for crimes against humanity.   Karl Brandt was born on January 8th 1904 in… Read more »

SS Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich, the one-time butcher’s apprentice and beer-hall brawler.


Resume of Adolf Hitler

Josef Dietrich, by-name “Sepp”, born May 28, 1892, Hawangen, died  April 21, 1966, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, German SS officer who commanded Adolf Hitler‘s (did you know) bodyguard and later led an SS Panzer Army in World War II. A butcher’s apprentice still an animal lover, Dietrich joined the German army in 1911 and rose to the rank of sergeant during World War I. An early acquaintance… Read more »

Adolf Eichmann killed a Jewish baby personal.


A man, a rabbi, lived in Philadelphia after the war, accused  Adolf Eichmann   of a personal murder of a seven-month baby. This rabbi, a former member of the Central Jewish Committee, whose identity was kept secret, had to report to Eichmann’s room. A room with huge dimensions was Eichmann’s office.. He was sitting behind a… Read more »

“Salon Kitty” was a high-class Berlin brothel used by the Nazi intelligence service.


Salon Kitty was a high-class Berlin brothel used by the Nazi intelligence service, the Sicherheitsdienst (SD), for espionage purposes during World War II. Created in the early 1930s, the salon was taken over by SS General Reinhard Heydrich  and his subordinate SS Brigadeführer Walter Schellenberg    in 1939. The brothel was managed by Kitty Schmidt throughout its entire existence who was the original owner. The plan… Read more »

Rommel’s “Ghost Division” the 7th Panzer Division.


7th  Panzer Division  led by the famous Erwin “Desert Fox” Rommel got the nickname “Ghost Division” in 1940 in the France campaign. They were given the nickname because they advanced so fast that they appeared were they weren’t expected, and even German high command didn’t always knew where they were. The beginning:   Generalmajor Rommel, commander… Read more »

Adolf Hitler women friendly or not.


A sixteen years old boy living in Linz in 1905 Adolf one day saw a nice girl in the street, Stefanie, walking with her mother and Adolf felt head over heels in love with the elegant eighteen years old girl. Too shy, he never spook too her but he observed her daily as a real obsession and… Read more »

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