I have not been posting or responding to comments because I have suffered a mild stroke. There was a comment made which wordpress classified as spam. I had the option to approve the comment, but I didn’t and deleted it as spam. Now that I am recovering a bit, I have changed my mind, so I am putting up this comment which was originally made on my post about the soldiers who saw Dachau here.
July 17, 2010
July 13, 2010
From Wikipedia, I learned today that the Luftwaffe bombed a hospital at the Displaced Persons camp at Bergen Belsen on April 28, 1945, about a week before World War II was over. The Luftwaffe was the German Airforce, and they were bombing GERMANY a week before the war was over?
Here is the quote from Wikipedia:
In spite of massive efforts to help the survivors, about another 9,000 died in April, and by the end of June 1945 another 4,000 had died (after liberation a total of 13,994 people died). On the 13th day after liberation, the Luftwaffe bombed one of the hospitals in the DP camp, injuring and killing several patient and Red Cross workers. The total number of deaths at Bergen-Belsen from 1943 to June 1945 was about 50,000.
Footnote : Godeke, Monika (ed) (2007). Bergen-Belsen Memorial 2007: Guide to the Exhibition. Scherrer. ISBN 978-3-9811617-3-1.
July 11, 2010
I was just reading the online newspaper called The Journal of International Falls, Minnesota and I learned about a Polish Catholic priest who had been scheduled to be executed three hours after American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp.
The other day I was watching the Dr. Oz TV show and I heard Dr. Oz tell a woman that her blood sugar level of 100 indicated that she had Type 2 diabetes. Did I hear that right? A blood sugar level of 100 means diabetes?
July 10, 2010
Yesterday I tuned into the Dr. Oz TV show just in time to hear Kim Kardashian tell Dr. Oz that her father Robert Kardashian died from esophageal cancer which was brought on by acid reflux disease. You can read about esophageal cancer here. On the show, Dr. Oz explained the cause of esophageal cancer, but didn’t offer any solution for preventing acid reflux disease.
July 6, 2010
This morning I was searching for something else when I came across the web site of Don Rodda, an American soldier in World War II; he wrote about his trip to Dachau on May 1, 1945 which you can read here.
At the end of the article on Rodda’s web site, he wrote:
It may have been our Supreme Commander, Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was responsible for our being at Dachau that May Day. As the camps were being overrun, I read in “Yank” a quote from Ike who said, “I hope every American newspaper will print the story of German bestiality in detail.”
Now, fifty-odd years later, and despite all that has been written about the infamous camps, there are those who today deny The Holocaust.
But not I… Not anyone who had seen Dachau.
July 3, 2010
On the outside of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC there are four plaques with quotes from four presidents, including President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Eisenhower quote is in the most prominent spot and it is, by far, the most famous:
“The things I saw beggar description…The visual evidence and the verbal testimony of starvation, cruelty and bestiality were so overpowering…I made the visit deliberately, in order to be in a position to give first hand evidence of these things if ever, in the future, there develops a tendency to charge these allegations to propaganda.”
This quote was condensed from a paragraph in a letter that General Eisenhower wrote to General George C. Marshall on April 15, 1945. The letter starts out with Eisenhower outlining his plans for how he will conduct the war in the next few weeks.
Did Thomas Jefferson, the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence, really father the children of his slave Sally Hemings? I don’t think so.
Yes, I know all about the DNA evidence that established in 1998 that the descendants of Sally’s son Eston had the same DNA as descendants of the Jefferson family. This proves that Sally’s children were fathered by a Jefferson, but not necessarily Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States.
July 2, 2010
I discovered, purely by accident, that 4711 cologne for men can be used as a mosquito repellent. I like to sleep with my bedroom window open and one night I was attacked by mosquitoes. Having no repellent at hand, in desperation, I splashed on some 4711, and lo and behold, the mosquitoes vanished.