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Dora - Mittelbau/Nordhausen Concentration Camp Dora – Mittelbau also known Dora-Nordhausen was a concentration camp in the Harz Mountains, three miles from Nordhausen, Saxony, in Germany. The Lutherplatz in the town of Nordhausen The Dora-Mittelbau camp was first mentioned on 27 August 1943 as an external unit of the Buchenwald concentration camp. On 28 October 1944 it became a major concentration camp in its own right, with twenty-three branches, most of them in the vicinity, inside a restricted military area. Following Hitler's August 22 1943 order for SS-Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler to use concentration camp workers for A-4 production, 107 inmates arrived at Nordhausen from Buchenwald on August 28, 1943, followed by 1,223 on September 2. Workers from Peenemünde departed on October 13, 1943.   Originally called Block 17/3 Buchenwald, the SS administration ... (more)

The Story of Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler "He who saves a single soul , saves the world entire"  The Jewish Inscription on Schindler’s ring given to him by the Jews at Brunnlitz.          Oskar Schindler Oskar Schindler was born on 28 April 1908 in Svitavy, a Moravian industrial town, which was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Many ethnic Germans lived in Svitavy, and the surrounding area, the Sudetenland.   Oscar’s parents Johann Schindler and Francisca nee Luser were both Germans from Silesia, who had settled in Svitavy, where he worked in insurance, and the selling of electrical generators ... (more)

The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich

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 o... (more)

Nazi Plunder! Profiting from the genocide of Aktion Reinhard!

Aktion Reinhard  Profiting from the Holocaust      August Frank at the WVHA trial in Nuremberg SS- Brigadefuhrer August Frank, one of the heads of the Economic and Administrative Main Office (WVHA) issued an order on the 26 September 1942 to the Aktion Reinhard headquarters in Lublin and to the commandant in Auschwitz, regarding the correct procedure for the treatment and distribution of Jewish possessions and valuables within the extermination camps.   Within the three death camps, Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka the Germans established working commandos to sort and pack the p... (more)

Escape from the Belzec Death Camp

ESCAPE FROM BELZEC; SAVED BY A PAIR OF HEELS By Julian Cohen Incorporating the Narrative of Hanna Cohen (Szper), Transcribed and Translated from the Polish Hanna & Julian 1947   When the German army punched into Poland on September 1, 1939, my mother's family still had three weeks before the Nazi conquerors would seize the ancient city of Lublin. The family had lived in Lublin and its environs for centuries. It was a large, learned, middle class family, integrated in Polish society and culture to the degree that Jews were allowed to integrate. My mother, Hanna, lived in a big old... (more)