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April 19th, 2017 - 12:56 pm § in Buchenwald

What did the Allies know, and when did they know it?

New scholarly research based on previously restricted archives concludes the Allies knew about the Nazi death camps no later than 1942 and indicted hundreds of Nazi “foot soldiers of atrocity” while the Holocaust was still underway. This finding overturns the popular myth that the Allies[...]

January 25th, 2017 - 11:51 pm § in Misc.

A Jew dies in Milwaukee

Born Itzek Markowski in Poland in 1924, and known in his youth as “Prisoner 144346,” Jack Marcus died Tuesday in Milwaukee. A tailor by trade, he spent his retirement by speaking at schools about the Holocaust. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel tells his story here. Briefly summarized, when[...]

February 21st, 2016 - 9:48 am § in Uncategorized

Buchenwald 101: And now there are none.

“The death of 93-year-old Holocaust survivor Samuel Willenberg marks the passing of the last known link to the notorious death camp of Treblinka, perhaps the most vivid example of Nazi Germany’s attempt to destroy European Jewry. “ Last Treblinka survivor dies. Of the 875,000 Jews [...]

June 1st, 2015 - 12:11 am § in Buchenwald, Misc.

BUCHENWALD 72: The Shoah was not only a German crime

StandWithUs Remember the Farhud: the Farhud was the Holocaust-era massacre committed by Arab nationalists, done in coordination with the Nazis. The Farhud took place June 1[...]

April 19th, 2015 - 2:52 pm § in Uncategorized

Poland outraged by FBI director’s Holocaust remarks

Poland has demanded an apology for FBI Director James Comey’s allusion in a Washington Post op-ed to Poles who collaborated with Germans in carrying out the Holocaust, CBS News reports. Comey said, “In their minds, the murderers and accomplices of Germany, and Poland, and Hungary, and s[...]

March 14th, 2015 - 6:52 pm § in Misc., Schools & Colleges

Oklahoma U. should repatriate this Nazi-looted artwork to its owner

This artwork, painted by Dutch-French impressionist Camille Pissarro in 1886, is in the University of Oklahoma’s art collection, donated years ago by oil tycoon Aaron Weitzenhoffer’s wife. In the art world, “provenance” is a big deal. Basically, the term refers to the chain o[...]

October 9th, 2014 - 10:16 am § in Buchenwald, Misc.

Swedish Academy Honors French Post-Holocaust Writer

Patrick Modiano, 69, France’s leading “Post-Holocaust” writer whose novels focus on the loss of human identity in the Holocaust and Occupied France, has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Literature Prize “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human des[...]