Anneliese Kohlmann who whipped inmates including pregnant women across the face, kicking until they lost consciousness

24-01-2020

Anneliese Kohlmann was born March 1, 1921 in Hamburg to Margret and Georg Kohlmann, a Masonic leader. On April 1, 1940, she  became a member of the NSDAP  but until November 1944 worked as a streetcar conductor. On 4 November 1944, Kohlmann joined the SS Women’s Auxiliary  and was appointed as Aufseherin at the Neugraben subcamp of the notorious Neuengamme concentration camp system… Read more »

Franz Xaver Ziereis the commandant of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp

23-01-2020

Franz Ziereis, born 13 August 1905 in Munich, was the commandant of the Mauthausen concentration camp  After attending commercial school in Munich, he signed up as a career military officer in Germany’s Reichswehr (army)  on April 1, 1924, for 12 years. On September 30, 1936, he left the army with the rank of sergeant and joined the… Read more »

Hitler’s Königlich Bayerisches 16. Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment.

17-01-2020

The Reserve Infantry Regiment No. 16 was set up as an infantry regiment of the Bavarian Army at the beginning of the war in 1914 and during the First World War as part of the 6th Bay. Reserve Division on the Western Front, initially used in front of Ypres. In this First Flemish Battle on… Read more »

Hitler’s wonder doctor Theodor Gilbert Morell

15-01-2020

Theodor Gilbert Morell was the second son of a school teacher. He eventually went on to study medicine in Grenoble and Paris then was trained in obstetrics and gynecology in Munich. By 1913 he was licensed as a medical doctor, and went on to establish his own practice by 1915. During World War I, he… Read more »

The Biggest Maritime Disaster Ever: The M.V. Wilhelm Gustloff.

13-01-2020

Operation Hannibal was the naval evacuation of German troops and civilians from Courland, East Prussia, and Danzig-West Prussia as the Red Army advanced. The MV Wilhelm Gustloff‍ ‘s final voyage was to evacuate German refugees and military personnel as well as technicians who worked at advanced weapon bases in the Baltic from Gdynia, then known to the Germans as Gotenhafen, to Kiel.   The… Read more »

BATTLE OF THE BULGE, Bastogne

03-01-2020

December 1944, Adolf Hitler attempted to split the Allied armies in northwest Europe by means of a surprise blitzkrieg thrust through the Ardennes to Antwerp. Caught off-guard, American units fought desperate battles to stem the German advance at St.-Vith, Elsenborn Ridge, Houffalize and Bastogne. As the Germans, under command of SS Standartenführer Peiper, Joachim “Jochen”… Read more »

Christmas in Nazi Germany.

24-12-2019

In Nazi Germany, attempts were made to bring the celebration of  Christmas in line with Nazi ideology. The Jewish origins of Jesus and the commemoration of his birth as the Jewish Messiah was troubling for Nazi racial beliefs. Between 1933 and 1945, government officials attempted to remove these aspects of Christmas from civil celebrations and concentrate on the… Read more »

Hitler’s dog Blondi

22-12-2019

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 »

Resume of Adolf Hitler

20-12-2019

Resume of Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was born at around 6:30 pm on 20-04-1889 at the Gasthof zum Pommer,  in Braunau am Inn, Austria–Hungary,  the fourth of six children to Alois Hitler, then 51 and Klara Pölzl then 24 years old (see Hitler parents). They had six children Gustav Hitler, born 10 May 1885, died of diphtheria on 08-12-1887 in Braunau am Inn,… Read more »

USS Indianapolis survivor: ‘That first morning, we had sharks’

26-11-2019

Corporal Edgar Harrell was a Marine, a 20-year-old kid, who finished his watch on the USS Indianapolis at midnight July 29, 1945. It was unbearably hot, stifling down below where his berth was, so he got permission to make a pallet on deck, right under the barrels of the No. 1 forward turret. Harrell had… Read more »

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