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Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre Investigated Further
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Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre Investigated Further

In 1944, Oradour-sur-Glane was the site of a major massacre. Werner Christukat was a member of the Nazi SS at the time, and his involvement has undergone investigation to determine whether or not he should be charged for war crimes due to his part there. Haunted by the memories of […]

Resolution working its way through Congress to recognize massacred soldiers
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Resolution working its way through Congress to recognize massacred soldiers

Two U.S. congressmen from Pennsylvania have submitted a resolution to correct the historic record about a group of black artillerymen — including one West Virginian — massacred by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. Tech. Sgt. James Aubrey Stewart, of Piedmont in Mineral County, […]

Operation Legacy: How Britain Destroyed Thousands Of Colonial Files
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Operation Legacy: How Britain Destroyed Thousands Of Colonial Files

According to the National Archives and the Foreign Office, over 8,800 colonial-era documents have been eliminated by UK authorities in former colonies. The program, named Operation Legacy, was most powerful in the 50s and 60s, all across the 23 British occupied countries and territories that eventually became independent after the […]

Ex-Nazi Responsible for 1943 Murders Is Finally Convicted by Italian Courts
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Ex-Nazi Responsible for 1943 Murders Is Finally Convicted by Italian Courts

Ex-corporal for the Nazi party, Afred Stork is convicted for his involvement if the massacre of 117 Italian officers. On October 18th, the Italian military tribunal found the 90 year old ex-Nazi guilty of the war crime and has sentenced him to life in prison. The Italians tried to prosecute […]

‘I played dead as SS beasts wiped out my entire village’: Last witness of Nazi massacre at Ouradour-Sur-Glane tells his story
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‘I played dead as SS beasts wiped out my entire village’: Last witness of Nazi massacre at Ouradour-Sur-Glane tells his story

Mirror.co.uk reports: As Robert Hebras wanders the ruins of his old village, the ghosts slowly begin to come alive. Now an old man, he remembers the warm, thriving little community that was Oradour-sur-Glane… before the SS and their trucks came. And with tears in his eyes, the 87-year-old remembers how […]

HOW TO SURVIVE AN SS MASSACRE: THE STORY OF ALBERT POOLEY AT LE PARADIS
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HOW TO SURVIVE AN SS MASSACRE: THE STORY OF ALBERT POOLEY AT LE PARADIS

Giles Morton excellent blog http://surviving-history.blogspot.com reports: Their last radio contact with brigade headquarters came at shortly after 11.30am on 27 May, 1940: it brought bad news. In the mass retreat of the British Expeditionary Army, the soldiers of the second battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment, had inadvertently found themselves cut off some 30 miles […]

Einsatzgruppen A – The Massacres in Kovno – Reports and Eyewitness Accounts
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Einsatzgruppen A – The Massacres in Kovno – Reports and Eyewitness Accounts

Franz Walther Stahlecker  Franz Walther Stahlecker was born in Sternenfels, Austria on the 10 October 1900. He was trained as an administrative jurist, and he joined the Nazi Party and the SS on the 1 May 1932. His SS number was 73041 and his NSDAP number was 1069130  He served […]

Kondomari Massacre, June 2 1941 – Civilian Reprisals by Fallschirmjäger in Crete
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Kondomari Massacre, June 2 1941 – Civilian Reprisals by Fallschirmjäger in Crete

With kind permission of David Kumhyr we can post his article on the Kondamari Massacre on Krete. We have only posed a subset of the pictures, you can see them all on his site (link below). Following the invasion of Krete over 100 civilians were killed by a team of […]

Le Paradis massacre – The killing of 97 unarmed British POWs by the SS Division Totenkopf
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Le Paradis massacre – The killing of 97 unarmed British POWs by the SS Division Totenkopf

The Le Paradis massacre was a war crime committed by members of the 14th Company, SS Division Totenkopf, under the command of Hauptsturmführer Fritz Knöchlein. It took place on 27 May 1940, during the Battle of France, at a time when the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was attempting to retreat […]

Tata Chasselay France – A WW2 Cemetery on French soil for massacred Senegalese troops
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Tata Chasselay France – A WW2 Cemetery on French soil for massacred Senegalese troops

On June 20th, 1940 the Germans had reached Chasselay, a small village to the northwest of Lyon in France. The French army (405th Regiment Anti-Aircraft artillery together with 25th Regiment of Senegalese riflemen) had dug in. They were outnumbered 100 to 1 and had to surrender once the ammunition ran out.The […]

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