Category Archives: Holocaust

There used to be a village…

… but now there is only a cemetery left. Those are the graves of the victims of the Sărmașu massacre committed in 1944.

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Be careful with predictions!

Oops.

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ISIS recruiting more German fighters

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“The Liberator” by Alex Kershaw

The full title of the book The Liberator: one World War II soldier’s 500-day odyssey from the beaches of Sicily to the gates of Dachau gives you the gist of the story already. It recounts the experience of Felix Sparks who served … Continue reading

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Easily confused (34) Holocaust denial

There are people who deny that the Holocaust really happened, and then there is someone who claims that Germany denies the historical facts of the Holocaust. This is rather illogical because – for example – the Holocaust denier depicted above, … Continue reading

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Salaspils – A Train Ride to the Countryside

The local train which departed in Riga is almost fully occupied this Friday noon. It stops every few minutes, at every possible stop. I am going to Dārziņi, a stop in the middle of the forest. A beautiful Baltic pine and … Continue reading

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Obsessed with Shoes?

If you know someone who is obsessed with shoes and you want to cure her, you can try showing her this photo. It puts things into perspective. (Photo taken at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial site in May 2009.)

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