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World War 2 Youtube Series - German Army Surrounded: You Did Nazi That Coming!

14Feb

World War 2 Youtube Series - German Army Surrounded: You Did Nazi That Coming!

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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Arnhem veteran Les Ransom passed way

9Feb

Arnhem veteran Les Ransom passed way

On Monday 8 February Arnhem veteraan Les Ransom passed away. Les served with 250 Company RASC. It's likely that he was the last veteran alive who fought at the Arnhem bridge.

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26Feb

Searching for traces of lost Jewish life

The Cologne-based photographer and blogger Christian Herrmann has travelled Eastern Europe for years to document traces of Jewish life before the Holocaust. Here, in a belt between the Baltic and Black Seas, lived the majority of European Jews. During the Second World War, almost all of them were murdered by the German occupiers and their collaborators. What remains are traces of Jewish life: destroyed or misappropriated synagogues, overgrown cemeteries, tombstones in the street paving, and traces of home blessings on door jambs. His book In schwindendem Licht / In Fading Light presents 110 photos of Jewish heritage sites in 57 cities, towns and villages in Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, Poland, Hungary and Romania. We’ve asked him some question about his photographs by e-mail.

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24Dec

Photo report Candles on Airborne War Cemetery Airborne Cemetery Oosterbeek

The restrictions regarding Covid-19 did not prevent a small group of volunteers to place candles on the graves on Christmas Eve at the Airborne Cemetery in Oosterbeek.

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Austrian man leaves 'large amount' to village that saved family from Nazis

3Feb

Austrian man leaves 'large amount' to village that saved family from Nazis

A 90-year-old Austrian man leaves a gift to Le Chambon-sur-Lignon in France for saving his family.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Fortress Singapore Stands Alone! - WW2 - 127 - January 30, 1942

31Jan

World War 2 Youtube Series - Fortress Singapore Stands Alone! - WW2 - 127 - January 30, 1942

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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Nazi monuments around the world

27Jan

Nazi monuments around the world

There are hundreds of statues and monuments around the world to people who abetted or took part in the murder of Jews and others during the Holocaust.

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British WW2 veteran Tom Hicks passed away

25Jan

British WW2 veteran Tom Hicks passed away

British WW2 veteran sapper Tom Hicks passed away at the age of 101 years. He served with the 1st Parachute Squadron Royal Engineer in Tunisia, Sicily, Southern Italy and Arnhem, where he was wounded and taken prisoner.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - The Formalization of Extermination - The Wannsee Conference

24Jan

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Formalization of Extermination - The Wannsee Conference

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Hitler Never Gave the Order - So Who Did? - WW2 Special

20Jan

World War 2 Youtube Series - Hitler Never Gave the Order - So Who Did? - WW2 Special

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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British veteran Ken Washer passed away

18Jan

British veteran Ken Washer passed away

World War Two veteran Ken Washerhas passed away. In September 1944 Ken fought in the Battle of Arnhem. Ken was one of the last survivors of the Reconnaissance Squadron.

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Book of TracesOfWar volunteer Samuel de Korte published in English

14Jan

Book of TracesOfWar volunteer Samuel de Korte published in English

A book written by TracesOfWar volunteer Samuel de Korte from the Netherlands has recently been published in English by Pen & Sword Books. It's titled 'Tragedy & Betrayal in the Dutch Resistance' and it tells the history about the execution of five Dutch men by the Nazi occupation forces.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - The Formation of the United Nations!

4Jan

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Formation of the United Nations!

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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TracesOfWar now also on Reddit

27Dec

TracesOfWar now also on Reddit

TracesOfWar can be found for years now on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. As of now TracesOfWar can also be found (in English) on Reddit, with all our best background articles. Follow us on https://www.reddit.com/r/TracesOfWarHQ/ or via the button below.

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Photo report Candles on Airborne War Cemetery Airborne Cemetery Oosterbeek

24Dec

Photo report Candles on Airborne War Cemetery Airborne Cemetery Oosterbeek

The restrictions regarding Covid-19 did not prevent a small group of volunteers to place candles on the graves on Christmas Eve at the Airborne Cemetery in Oosterbeek.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Kido Butai: Terror of the Pacific - WW2 Special

23Dec

World War 2 Youtube Series - Kido Butai: Terror of the Pacific - WW2 Special

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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Christmas during the Dutch winter famine of 1944

21Dec

Christmas during the Dutch winter famine of 1944

In 1944, Christmas was celebrated for the sixth time since the Second World War had broken out on September 1, 1939. Men who often shared the same religious background fought each other to the death in sharp contrast with the old Christmas message of Peace on Earth. Christmas under Fire, 1944 tells about this last war time Christmas. Below an excerpt from this book. This part is about the Dutch winter famine of 1944.

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Pearl Harbor in Real Time special - Episodes 01-10 - December 7, 1941

19Dec

Pearl Harbor in Real Time special - Episodes 01-10 - December 7, 1941

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long. This is the Pearl Harbor in real time special, broadcasted on December 7, 2020.

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Christmas far from home, GI’s in Europa during the Holidays of 1944

14Dec

Christmas far from home, GI’s in Europa during the Holidays of 1944

In 1944, Christmas was celebrated for the sixth time since the Second World War had broken out on September 1, 1939. Men who often shared the same religious background fought each other to the death in sharp contrast with the old Christmas message of Peace on Earth. Christmas under Fire, 1944 tells about this last war time Christmas. Below an excerpt from this book. This part is about how American GI’s shared Christmas with the Europeans that were liberated by them and about the tragedy with the Léopoldville.

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In memory of a Polish prisoner of war

13Dec

In memory of a Polish prisoner of war

Na pamiatke od polskiego jenca wojennego – In memory of a Polish prisoner of war, that's what Lieutenant Franciszek Bodzioch wrote to Mrs. Woerdeman on March 11, 1942. Across it a stamp with Geprüft Oflag II E 15. The card had passed censorship.

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Kriegsweihnacht 1944, Christmas and Nazi propaganda

7Dec

Kriegsweihnacht 1944, Christmas and Nazi propaganda

In 1944, Christmas was celebrated for the sixth time since the Second World War had broken out on September 1, 1939. Men who often shared the same religious background fought each other to the death in sharp contrast with the old Christmas message of Peace on Earth. Christmas under Fire, 1944 tells about this last war time Christmas. Below an excerpt from this book. This part is about how Christmas was used in Nazi propaganda.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - A Japanese Bureaucratic Mess - WW2 Special

4Dec

World War 2 Youtube Series - A Japanese Bureaucratic Mess - WW2 Special

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - The Nazis: Most Notorious Art Thieves in History  - WW2 Special

2Dec

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Nazis: Most Notorious Art Thieves in History - WW2 Special

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Winter is here? The Germans can see Moscow - WW2 - 118 - November 28, 1

29Nov

World War 2 Youtube Series - Winter is here? The Germans can see Moscow - WW2 - 118 - November 28, 1

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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