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April 11, 2018

On this day, April 11th, Buchenwald was liberated

Filed under: Buchenwald, Germany — furtherglory @ 5:19 pm

You can read about the liberation of Buchenwald on this day, April 11th in 1945:  https://heavy.com/news/2018/04/buchenwald-concentration-camp-liberated-nazi-wwii/

The following quote is from the news article:

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On April 11, 1945, American troops, led by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp located near Weimar, Germany. Upon encountering the various atrocities committed by the Nazis at Buchenwald, Eisenhower would later write that “nothing has ever shocked me as much as that sight.”

Buchenwald was home to some of the most notorious and brutal Nazi criminals of World War II. Karl Otto Koch served as the camp commandant, accompanied by his wife, Ilse Koch, who earned the nickname “The Beast of Buchenwald” or “The Bitch of Buchenwald” due to her cruelty toward the prisoners and general inhumanity.

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I have a whole section, on my website, about Buchenwald, which you can read at

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Buchenwald/index.html

The Sobibor camp is in today’s news

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 1:49 pm

The Sobibor camp is mentioned in this news article:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-sobibor-where-a-soviet-jew-led-the-escape-russia-is-shut-out-of-new-museum/

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The Polish government is building a museum on the grounds of the former Sobibor death camp, home to one of the most daring escapes of the Holocaust. But despite the fact that the uprising was organized by a Soviet prisoner of war, the Russian government has been excluded from participating in the design of the new museum.

The rebellion began on October 14, 1943, when a group of Jewish inmates lured about a dozen Nazi guards into sheds and murdered them one by one with axes and knives. The group then cut the telephone lines and the electricity, collected the dead Nazis’ weapons, and took aim at the guard towers as 300 prisoners escaped over the barbed wire fence and ran through the surrounding minefield towards safety.

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I have a section on my website about Sobibor:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Sobibor/index.html