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Illegal murders in Auschwitz

20Oct

Illegal murders in Auschwitz

WWII specialist Kevin Prenger wrote: 'A Judge in Auschwitz' about SS judge Konrad Morgen. In 1943, this judge paid a visit to concentration camp Auschwitz in order to investigate malpractices in the camp – as strange as it may sound. The occasion was a parcel, sent from the camp and containing chunks of gold and which was intercepted by customs. In the camp, Morgen discovered this smuggling affair was the tip of an iceberg: camp guards in their masses were guilty of theft and corruption. Whereas in the gas chambers of Nazi-Germany millions of Jews are being killed, Morgen is engaged in gathering evidence of 'illegal' murders. The Dutch History website Historiek.net questioned author Kevin Prenger about his remarkable book.

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Arnhem veterans Sam Kendrick and Victor Gregg passed away

12Oct

Arnhem veterans Sam Kendrick and Victor Gregg passed away

British Arnhem veteran Sam Kendrick passed away on Sunday 10 October in Ireland. He turned 96 years old. On September 17, 1944, Sam landed with the British 1st Airborne Division at Renkum. He was taken prisoner of war during the Battle of Arnhem.

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WWII was above all won by the blood and sacrifice of the Soviet people

10Oct

WWII was above all won by the blood and sacrifice of the Soviet people

Russia’s losses during the Second World War were beyond imagination and touched the lives of an entire population caught between a brutal and murderous invader and a ruthless leadership at home. Soviet victory over the Nazis, which effectively won the war, according to the author, was the end result of effort and sacrifice by the ordinary millions who were totally committed to saving their motherland'. The humanity of the ordinary Soviet citizen in uniform is often forgotten because of later Cold War narratives propagated East and West for differing ideological reasons. With Red Star at War Colin Turbett seeks to redress these imbalances. We asked him some questions about his book by e-mail.

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Photo Report Race to the Bridge 2021

24Sep

Photo Report Race to the Bridge 2021

When the first Airbornes landed on 17 September 1944 in the Renkum/Wolfheze area, it was of the utmost importance to reach their target as quickly as possible: the road bridge in Arnhem. Every year on the Saturday afternoon during the memorial weekend, this Race to the Bridge is reenacted.

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Photo Report  Airborne Commemorations Renkum and Heelsum 17 September 2021

23Sep

Photo Report Airborne Commemorations Renkum and Heelsum 17 September 2021

On September 17, 2021, the Airborne commemoration was held at the landing areas near Renkum at the beginning of the afternoon. It was then exactly 77 years ago that the first paratroopers and gliders of the 1st Airborne Division landed here. In the evening the commemoration took place at the Airborne memorial in Heelsum.

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Photo Report Commemoration Victims Bomb Raid 17 September 1944 Ede

22Sep

Photo Report Commemoration Victims Bomb Raid 17 September 1944 Ede

On September 17, 1944 at 11:41 in the morning the first bombs fell from allied aircraft in the area around the Parkweg in Ede. The bombs were intended to attack German targets on the east side of Ede, prior to the Airborne landings later that day. A second attack followed in the afternoon. A total of 71 inhabitants of Ede died as a result.

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