AUSCHWITZ, the largest of the Nazi death camps, was the scene of the most appalling mass murder in human history. During the Holocaust over a million people – the vast majority of them Jews – lost their lives at the sprawling complex. Here is the history of the … [Read more...] about Where is Auschwitz, how many people died in the concentration camp during the Holocaust and can you visit it?
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The Encyclopaedia of Camps and Ghettos 1933-1945 aims to catalogue most of Adolf Hitler's Nazi concentration camps, POW camps, prisons, and other persecution sites used during the Second World War. Project director Geoffrey Megargee of the US Holocaust Museum in Washington DC … [Read more...] about Researchers uncover thousands more Nazi camps than previously thought
Your book "If This Is a Woman" about Ravensbrück, Hitler's concentration camp for women, is now being published in German after coming out last year in English - more than 70 years after the end of World War II. Only a few survivors are still alive today. Where you still … [Read more...] about Forced abortions and medical experiments: Last survivors of Nazi women’s camp tell their horror stories
Unexplained and sporadic border closures have rippled across the Balkans this week, leaving thousands of asylum-seekers waiting 14-24 hours at gas stations throughout northern Greece, where they are exposed to a winter wind so frigid it has a name: Vardaris. Commonly referenced … [Read more...] about Unpredictable border closures turn gas stations into pop-up refugee camps
The Bayreuth Festival opens this year on July 25 with a work that has many hidden land mines for a stage director. "The Mastersingers of Nuremberg" is frequently misunderstood, misinterpreted - and, notably in the Third Reich, abused for propaganda purposes. In the history … [Read more...] about Nazi-abused Wagner opera staged by Jewish director Barrie Kosky in Bayreuth