Joined 19 April 2012
GAs and nominees:
- Working Group (resistance organization)
- The Holocaust in Slovakia
- Escape of Viktor Pestek and Siegfried Lederer from Auschwitz
- Theresienstadt Ghetto
- Theresienstadt Ghetto and the Red Cross
- Theresienstadt (1944 film)
- Theresienstadt family camp
- Transport of Białystok children
- Nordhausen concentration camp
- Kaufering concentration camp complex
- Flossenbürg concentration camp
- Fredy Hirsch
- Anton Schmid
- Karl Plagge
- Maurice Rossel
- Like sheep to the slaughter
- Warsaw Ghetto boy
- Ivanhorod Einsatzgruppen photograph
- Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933–1945
- Ústredňa Židov
- Jozef Tiso's speech in Holič
- Stefan Baretzki
- Armin Frieder
- Topoľčany pogrom
- Prague uprising
- Sorley MacLean
More articles (not exhaustive)
Did you know...Edit
- ... that an illegal Jewish organization in an Axis puppet state proposed an ambitious scheme to bribe Heinrich Himmler into halting the systematic extermination of European Jews?
- ... that the Russian Liberation Army defected for the second time when it turned against Nazi Germany in the Prague uprising on 6 May 1945?
- ... that Robert Einstein, a cousin of Nobel Prize Laureate Albert Einstein, committed suicide less than a year after his family was murdered by German soldiers in World War II?
- ... that minoritized languages are languages targeted for extermination, even when spoken by a majority of the population?
- ... that Tosia Altman's blonde hair and fluency in Polish enabled her to pass as a gentile and travel between Jewish ghettos in German-occupied Poland to organize armed resistance to the Holocaust?
- ... that The Mass Extermination of Jews in German Occupied Poland was the first official document to inform the Western Allies about the Holocaust?
- ... that in most of the killings of the Bangladesh Drug War the victims were shot at night, and weapons and drugs were found near the bodies?
- ... that despite homosexuality being punishable by death, Iranian LGBT activists celebrate IranPride Day (logo pictured) by secretly photographing themselves holding rainbow flags in Tehran?
- ... that Fredy Hirsch saved the lives of children at Auschwitz by impressing SS guards, even though he was Jewish and openly gay?
- ... that a Jewish prisoner at the Auschwitz concentration camp escaped disguised as an SS guard along with an SS-Rottenführer?
- ... that German soldiers and their Italian allies committed more than 5,000 war crimes in Italy during World War II?
- ... that despite the Democratic Republic of the Congo's $24 trillion in mineral reserves, more than 80% of its residents live in extreme poverty?
- ... that Nordhausen concentration camp (survivors pictured), where more than a thousand corpses were found, was described as "the most horrifying example of Nazi terrorism imaginable"?
- ... that Adivasi-organized protests in Plachimada, Kerala succeeded in removing a Coca-Cola factory that was polluting the groundwater?
- ... that the Scottish Gaelic poet Sorley MacLean asked Douglas Young to destroy some of the poems in Dàin do Eimhir, now regarded as MacLean's masterpiece?
- ... that Wilma Mankiller faced sexism during her campaign for Deputy Chief of the Cherokee Nation, despite Cherokee society being traditionally matrilineal?
- ... that children from the Białystok Ghetto (pictured) panicked when told to undress and shower upon arriving at the Nazi concentration camp Theresienstadt, because they knew about gas chambers?
- ... that East Sutherland Gaelic has just one remaining native speaker?
- ... that the leader of the Caiazzo massacre on 13 October 1943 eluded arrest for nearly 50 years because authorities were searching for him under the wrong name?
- ... that Don Raimondo Viale was honoured as Righteous Among the Nations for assisting Jews who had escaped from the Borgo San Dalmazzo concentration camp?
- ... that Pope Pius XII did not condemn the roundup and deportation of more than a thousand Jews "under his very windows" 75 years ago today?
- ... that the Padule di Fucecchio massacre, in which at least 174 Italian civilians were murdered, has been described as "one of the worst Nazi atrocities in Italy"?
- ... that Heinrich Himmler may have given permission for the Red Cross to visit the family camp at Auschwitz II-Birkenau, just a few hundred meters from the gas chambers?
- ... that this photograph (pictured) was taken to glorify the SS men who suppressed the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, but helped convict them of murder?
- ... that most Germans who committed war crimes in Italy during World War II never faced justice?
- ... that because the court described him as a "simpleton", Stefan Baretzki's admission that he knew the Holocaust was a crime was used to convict other defendants at the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials?
- ... that Maurice Rossel's report on Theresienstadt concentration camp has been described as emblematic of the failure of the Red Cross during the Holocaust?
- ... that a famous photograph shows Małka Zdrojewicz (pictured), who smuggled weapons into the Warsaw Ghetto inside her boots?
- ... that despite opposition from within his resistance group, Andrej Steiner orchestrated the arrest of Jewish collaborator Karol Hochberg?
- ... that 694 Italians have been recognised as Righteous Among the Nations for risking their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust in Italy?
- ... that Leo Holzer led a resistance group inside Theresienstadt concentration camp?
- ... that Slovak fascists and anti-fascists joined forces to intimidate returning Holocaust survivors, culminating in the Topoľčany pogrom?
- ... that Peter Bielik was nominated for director of the National Memory Institute, despite having blamed Jewish Holocaust survivors for the 1945 Topoľčany pogrom?
- ... that dozens of Nazi concentration camps were staffed by guards from the Luftwaffe?
- ... that the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS were thought to have committed war crimes against Italians during World War II in retaliation for Italy's surrender?
- ... that a right-wing West German newspaper claimed that an iconic Holocaust photograph (pictured) depicting the murder of Jews in Ivanhorod, Ukraine, was a Communist forgery?
- .. that Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS veterans formed a 40,000-strong secret army in West Germany in 1949?
- ... that Anton Schmid was one of only three German soldiers executed for rescuing Jews during the Holocaust?
- ... that Armin Frieder, the leading Neolog rabbi in Slovakia, was arrested for his participation in an illegal smuggling ring?
- ... that Karel František Koch was blamed by some Jews for the death of the chief rabbi of Slovakia, despite his having rescued Jews during the Holocaust?
- ... that Angus Barbieri fasted for more than a year, losing 276 pounds (125 kg) and setting a world record?
- ... that an antisemitic and antiziganistic statement had to be censored from a Slovak documentary about a post-Holocaust pogrom?
- ... that two Nazi propaganda films were made in Theresienstadt concentration camp?
- ... that President Donald Trump's comment that "it's a very scary time for young men in America" inspired a viral protest song?
- ... that Slovak paramilitary groups that collaborated with Nazi Germany participated in the two largest massacres in Slovakia during World War II?
- ... that along with murdering or deporting thousands of Jews and Romani people, Einsatzgruppe H targeted German soldiers suspected of defeatism and homosexuality?
- ... that the editors of the Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos found that the Nazis and their allies had imprisoned and murdered people at 42,500 locations, far more than previously thought?
- ... that prior to a Red Cross inspection of Theresienstadt ghetto, a "beautification" program there included the transfer of 7,500 prisoners to Auschwitz?
- ... that the Slovak Jewish Center, set up by the Nazis, was taken over by a resistance group?
- ... that President Jozef Tiso argued in a 1942 speech that Slovakia's complicity in the Holocaust was consistent with Christian morality?
- ... that Jewish community leader Tibor Kováč negotiated with and bribed a former classmate who was organizing the deportation of Jews from Slovakia during the Holocaust?