Thursday, May 30, 2013

Nazi Archive Discovered

From the Polish American Journal:

HOLOCAUST DOCUMENTS UNVEILED. Meticulous records kept by the Nazis detailing the fate of 17.5 million of their World War II victims have been rediscovered in the German town of Bad Arolsen. The archive shelves, stretching 16 miles and containing 50 million pages of documents, are gradually being made public. They were confined to secret storage after World War II by the victorious allies out of concern for the privacy of the victims and also for political reasons.

Among the records are details about many of the imprisoned and murdered Jews, Christians, Russians, and others, including 1,900 priests who met horrific deaths under the German and Russian aggression. The archive stands as incontrovertible proof of the World War II exterminations which refute the ignorant and wilful claims of holocaust deniers. The “60 Minutes” segment detailing the archives is available on YouTube.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

PRISM: A Journal for Holocaust Educators

Prism Volume 5 2013

PRISM, published by the Azrieli Graduate School, is one of the premier journals for Holocaust studies, and the latest issue is now available as a free PDF download.

The current issue focuses on Kindertransport and other attempts at large-scale rescue of Jewish children.  Among the unique and classroom-ready pieces in the issue are a Readers' Theater piece on Kindersport, along with the background on its original production, information on a Kindertransport survivor, and narrative and poetic testimony from two Kinder saved by Nicholas Winton.

The free download of the issue is available by clicking here.

To find out more about PRISM, please go to the journals website: Click here.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Nightmare's End--One Soldiers Story

My wife's Uncle Buddy was one of the GIs who liberated the many concentration camps in Nazi Germany.  Several years ago he was interviewed by documentarians making a film about the liberation of the camps.

Here's a part of his statement:


Here's another post I did about Uncle Buddy and his war time experience.  Click here.