WW2

Johanna Bormann: The life of “The Weasel of Auschwitz”

Upon the liberation of concentration camps following World War II, the Allied forces discovered the nightmarish aftermath of the Holocaust. The camps in Nazi-occupied territories were rife with scenes of mass murder, suffering, and depravity.  One of the most disturbing discoveries was at Bergen-Belsen, which the British Army liberated on April 15th, 1945. Again, the

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Was Sweden Actually Neutral in WW2?

In the late 1930s and early 1940s, the bloody trauma of World War I was still lingering in Europe’s collective memory. It should be no surprise, then, that many countries wanted nothing to do with another conflict.  Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and the Netherlands declared their neutrality to keep the war

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Irma Grese: The Hyena of Auschwitz

Following the Second World War, war crimes trials were held to bring the architects of WW2 and the Holocaust to justice.  Inside a courtroom in Luneburg, the Belsen Trials took place  that sought to deal with the SS men and women of the Belsen concentration camp.  Many of these guards had committed horrendous crimes, but

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