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Holocaust Research Project on Ulitzer Reinhard Heydrich Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia On the twenty-ninth of May, 1942, Radio Prague announced that Reinhard Heydrich, Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia, lay dying at the Bulovka hospital in Prague from wounds sustained in a daring ambush by Czech partisans as his car passed through the city outskirts at Holesovice, on the Rude Armady VII Kobylisky not far from the Vltava river. The assassins attempted to kill Heydrich with automatic weapons but experienced a malfunction so a grenade was then tossed at the car by one of the Czechs. The resulting explosion caused sever damage to the right rear wing of the Mercedes, puncturing the tire and blowing a large hole in the bodywork. The attackers then fled and, Heydrich attempted to shoot at the escaping assassins but his weapon also misfired. He then staggered ... (more)

The SS Economic & Administrative Department and the Nazi Concentration camps

SS-Wirtschafts-Verwaltungshauptamt - WVHA The  SS Economic & Administrative Department and the Nazi Concentration camps     Himmler inspects buildings constructed by concentration camp prisoners The SS Wirtschafts und Verwaltungshauptamt (WVHA; Economic and Administrative Main Office) was established in March 1942, with Oswald Pohl as its chief. It took the place of several previous offices, including the Administrative Department (Verwaltungsamt) of the SS Central Office (SS Hauptamt), the Department of Budget and Buildings (Hauptamt Haushalt und Bauten), and the Inspector o... (more)

Holocaust Research Project Launches Education Topic on Ulitzer

Holocaust Research Project Launches Education Topic on Ulitzer. The aim of H.E.A.R.T is to inform and educate people about the Holocaust and the extermination programs conducted by the Nazi regime throughout Europe during the Second World War. H.E.A.R.T research and material is contributed from a group of independent Holocaust researchers who devote their spare time to research for the production of this website and other forms of related publications, such as leaflets and books. H.E.A.R.T is run by its trustees and directors, who manage the daily administration of the website, ... (more)

Jacob Gens - Jewish leader in Vilna

Jacob Gens The Holocaust in the Vilna Ghetto Jacob Gens Jacob Gens was appointed by the Germans in 1941 to head the Judenrat (Jewish Council) in the Vilna Ghetto. He held this post until Sept 14th, 1943 when he was summoned to the Gestapo headquarters and shot. The Vilna ghetto was completely liquidated 10 days later, this is his story.   Jacob Gens was born in 1903 at the village of Illovieciai in the Siauliai district of Lithuania. to a middle-class Jewish family, the eldest of four brothers. In 1919, when Lithuania was fighting for its independence, he volunteered to ser... (more)

Holocaust Resistance - Aharon Liebeskind

Aharon Liebeskind Jewish Underground Leader Aharon Liebeskind Aharon Liebeskind was born in Zabierzow, a village near Krakow in 1912, and he studied law at Krakow University. In 1938 he became secretary of the Akiva movement, which he had joined at the age of fourteen. In early 1939 he was appointed national secretary of Akiva and went to live in Warsaw, although he kept his home in Krakow as well, and continued to lead the movement there. As well as the above commitments he also managed to complete his doctoral dissertation. His job kept him in Warsaw until the outbreak of th... (more)