Tag: Holocaust

Kraków-Płaszów: The Real Story of Amon Göth’s Notorious Death Camp

Kraków-Płaszów: The Real Story of Amon Göth’s Notorious Death Camp

Before the publication of Thomas Keneally’s 1982 historical novel, Schindler’s Ark, and Spielberg’s subsequent 1993 movie, relatively few had heard of the infamous Płaszów concentration camp. Yet despite these high-profile productions, the actual history of the camp, including its murderous SS staff and their thousands of Jewish victims, continues to remain unknown to many. Construction…

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Book Review | Hitler’s Scapegoat: The Boy Assassin and the Holocaust by Stephen Koch

Book Review | Hitler’s Scapegoat: The Boy Assassin and the Holocaust by Stephen Koch

Most historians of Third Reich Germany will know the story of the killing of Ernst vom Rath, a German diplomat in Paris who died of an assassination attempt in November 1938. His death is said to have provided the pretext for the infamous Kristallnacht, or ‘The Night of Broken Glass’, a violent pogrom against Jews…

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Mass Murder at Kamianets-Podilskyi

Mass Murder at Kamianets-Podilskyi

Overshadowed by the massacres at Babi Yar near Kiev and Rumbula near Riga, the mass murder of Jews at Kamianets-Podilskyi is less well-known in Holocaust history. Yet, it remains one of the largest single actions carried out by the infamous Einsatzgruppen during their murderous operations in eastern Europe. In just two days, the Nazi killing…

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Arthur Dodd: A British Soldier in Auschwitz

Arthur Dodd: A British Soldier in Auschwitz

Few today will not have heard of Auschwitz. A mere mention of its name conjures up horrific images of evil, suffering and death. It is estimated that 1.1 million people were murdered in the camp, around 90% of who were Jews. Others included Poles, Romani and Sinti, Soviet prisoners of war, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals and…

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