Himmler’s perception of being decent.

On December 12th 1941, one day after Hitler had declared war to the USA, Hitler called a meeting in the Reich Chancellery. Nearly all important party leaders were present to hear Hitler declare the annihilation of the Jewish race, This meeting was held just over a month before the Wannsee conference.However the December 12 meetingContinue reading “Himmler’s perception of being decent.”

The minutes of the Wannsee conference meeting.

On January 20, 1942, 15 high-ranking Nazi Party and German government officials gathered at a villa in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee to discuss and coordinate the implementation of what they called the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question.” Aside from the fact that they were deciding how best to eradicate the Jews,what maybe evenContinue reading “The minutes of the Wannsee conference meeting.”

The Madagascar plan

The Madagascar Plan was a proposal by the Nazi German government to relocate the Jewish population of Europe to the island of Madagascar. Franz Rademacher, head of the Jewish Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the German government, proposed the idea in June 1940, shortly before the Fall of France. The proposal calledContinue reading “The Madagascar plan”

Operation Reinhard

  Operation Reinhard (Einsatz Reinhard) became the code name for the German plan to murder the approximately two million Jews residing in the so-called Generalgouvernement (Government General).The Generalgouvernement was the part of German-occupied Poland not directly annexed to Germany, attached to German East Prussia, or incorporated into the German-occupied Soviet Union.   As many asContinue reading “Operation Reinhard”

Wannsee Conference

  Today marks the 78th anniversary of the Wannsee Conference. On January 20, 1942, 15 high-ranking Nazi Party and German government officials gathered at a villa in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee to discuss and coordinate the implementation of what they called the “Final Solution” of the Jewish Question.   The conference was held likeContinue reading “Wannsee Conference”

Josef Bühler-Assistant Henchman

  One of the Christmas presents I got  from Santa ,a few years ago  was a book by Robert Harris called “Fatherland” It is an alternate history detective story novel Set in a universe where Nazi Germany won World War II, the story’s lead protagonist is an SS officer investigating the murder of Joseph Bühler.Continue reading “Josef Bühler-Assistant Henchman”

The Riegner Telegram-The Document that could have saved many lives.

The Riegner Telegram was a telegraph message sent on 8 August 1942 from Gerhart Riegner, then Secretary of World Jewish Congress (Geneva), to its New York and London offices. The cable confirmed the alarming reports that had reached the West previously about the German intention to mass murder the European Jews. Riegner was office managerContinue reading “The Riegner Telegram-The Document that could have saved many lives.”