Kamp Erika

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KZ Neusustrum

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KZ Börgermoor

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KZ-Außenlager Husum-Schwesing

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KZ-Außenlager Glöwen

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Gasthaus Döring, Magdeburg

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KZ Stöcken

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Hey, do you have Netflix?

Spiegel:

In der Dokumentarserie über NS-Konzentrationslager und die Suche nach dem Kriegsverbrecher John Demjanjuk sei insbesondere durch historisch falsche Landkarten der Eindruck entstanden, Polen sei für Konzentrationslager und darin begangene Verbrechen verantwortlich gewesen, kritisierte Morawiecki in einem Brief, den er auf seiner Facebookseite veröffentlichte.

Tatsächlich aber habe Polen während des Zweiten Weltkriegs gar nicht als Staat existiert, sondern habe unter der deutschen Besatzung und Gewaltherrschaft gelitten. Viele polnische Bürger seien ermordet worden, weil sie versucht hatten, ihre jüdischen Nachbarn zu retten.

Zuvor hatte bereits das polnische Außenministerium via Twitter kritisiert, die in der Serie genutzte Karte zeige nicht historisch korrekte Grenzen.

Check out where Netflix put KZ Groß-Rosen and Chełmno.

This is from the Dutch Liberation Museum at Groesbeek. It shows casualties of warring parties in WW II, in country name alphabetic order. The large columns to the left are China and Germany. The column extending to the ceiling on the right is the USSR. The other large column, two to the left from the USSR, is Poland.

BBC:

Most of Poland’s Jewish population was wiped out during the occupation.

There were, however, some Polish atrocities against Jews and other civilians during and after the war.

In 1941, Polish villagers in Jedwabne, perhaps at the instigation of the Nazis, rounded up more than 300 of their Jewish neighbours and burned them alive in a barn.

I don’t know how much it’s possible to engage with either news agencies or their readership over articles like this. Much of the time I just want to pay attention, and am reminded of how much I appreciate the authors I’ve found.

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Veterans’ Day

Cold, windy, rainy in the Netherlands today; not a national holiday. Two years ago in answer to my question an amused German friend gently teased “Do you think? A holiday to celebrate our defeat?”

In the US, where the words “empire”, “imperialism”, “capitalism”, “illegal war of aggression” receive at best rolls of the eyes, a president who celebrated rapist mercenaries as “the moral equivalent of our founding fathers” (true, perhaps?) has an airport named after him, there are free meals for warriors who subdued Fallujah, Panama City and Grenada.

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Edelweißpiraten

Spiegel:

Alle sechs sind minderjährig; zwei von ihnen, Günter Schwarz und Bartholomäus Schink, genannt Barthel, gerade einmal 16 Jahre alt.

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