Posts Tagged ‘nazis’

January 28th, 2023 - 12:18 am § in Jews

Broadway play puts faces on Holocaust victims

To many people, the Holocaust is a phrase: Six million Jews. Some people, perhaps, look at the anonymous faces in concentration camp photos. The play “Leopoldstadt” (details here) tries to turn the history of the murdered Jews into a memory of real human beings that audiences can take ho[...]

August 15th, 2022 - 10:37 pm § in America, Politics

“A Night at the Garden” (video)

“A Night at the Garden” is an Oscar-nominated 2017 short documentary film about a 1939 Nazi rally in Madison Square Garden on February 20, 1939. (See Wikipedia description, and more details, here). It reminds us that fascist movements in America aren’t something new. Return to The-[...]

May 30th, 2022 - 4:11 pm § in Europe, Misc.

Author Boris Pahor dies at 108

Boris Pahor (photo, left), a prominent Slovene writer, has died at age 108 (see story here). Pahor (bio here) was “one of the most important” Slovenian-language authors of the 20th century. His best-known work, an autobiographical novel titled “Necropolis,” recounts the 15 mo[...]

April 9th, 2022 - 9:42 pm § in Health, Jews, News Media, Politics

Fox personality quietly sacked for “Dr. Mengele” remark

Rightwing firebrand Lara Logan (profile here, photo below) apparently has been pushed off Fox News after her infamous November 2021 remark comparing Dr. Fauci to Nazi doctor Joseph Mengele, who (among his other crimes) conducted cruel medical experiments on Jewish children (photo, right). This week,[...]

March 5th, 2022 - 3:20 pm § in Jews, Russia

Germany explains Nazis to Putin

Putin claims he invaded Ukraine to “denazify” the country. That drew hoots from the rest of the world, none more so than the Germans (read story here). When Russia’s embassy in South Africa tweeted that “Russia is fighting Nazism in Ukraine,” the Germans posted the repl[...]

March 2nd, 2022 - 2:23 am § in Jews, Russia

What is Babi Yar?

Babi Yar is a ravine in Kyiv, the Ukrainian city now under Russian fire. During World War 2, a major battle was fought around Kyiv (then Kiev) in August and September 1941 (details here), in which a Soviet army of about 150,000 was encircled and destroyed. By September 22 the city had fallen to the [...]

February 1st, 2022 - 4:23 pm § in Racism

Problem relatives

Most of us have problem relatives, but not like these. Rev. Robert Wright Lee IV (profile here) is against racism and for removing Robert E. Lee monuments, so it follows he can’t be a relative of General Lee. That’s the thought process behind rightwing online rumors that “the pasto[...]

August 18th, 2021 - 8:52 pm § in Misc.

Chojnice Nazi massacre

Chojnice, Poland, was the site of multiple Nazi massacres. The town was captured on September 1, 1939, the first day of World War 2, and Germans began murdering locals by the end of the month. In January 1945, with defeat approaching, they executed hundreds of captive Polish resistance fighters in t[...]

August 1st, 2021 - 2:01 pm § in Jews, Law and Courts

Poland is blocking restitution to Holocaust victims

After Germany was defeated and the Soviet Union occupied eastern Europe, the communists nationalized Jewish-owned property seized by the Nazis. After communism fell most former Soviet-bloc countries made efforts “to provide restitution and compensation to their pre-war Jewish citizens.” [...]

February 5th, 2021 - 2:32 pm § in Jews

Germans try 2 ex-Nazis in juvenile courts

At least two people charged with Nazi-era crimes against Holocaust victims are being tried as juveniles in German courts, despite their advanced age, because they were minors when the crimes were committed, CNN reported on Friday, February 5, 2021. Both worked at the Stutthof concentration camp (pho[...]