Alderney camps-Nazi Concentration camps in Great Britain.

Originally posted on History of Sorts:
The Alderney camps were prison camps built and operated by Nazi Germany during its World War II occupation of the Channel Islands. The Channel Islands was the only part of the British Isles to be occupied. The Nazis built four camps on Alderney. The Nazi Organisation Todt (OT) operated each…

Ankie Stork- The Stork who delivered 35 Jewish children.

Ankie Stork was a Dutch resistance fighter during the German occupation of the Netherlands. She saved thirty-five Jewish children from the Nazis by hiding them in several locations the town of Nijverdal during World War II. She acted as part of Utrechts Kindercomité,(Utrecht Children Committee) a Dutch resistance group based in Utrecht. Ankie was aContinue reading “Ankie Stork- The Stork who delivered 35 Jewish children.”

Jan Campert-“The Song of the Eighteen Dead” a WW2 Hero.

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On January 12, 1942 at 13:30 Jan Campert died in the Neuengamme concentration camp of pleurisy. Most people will never have heard of this man,  he was born on August 15 1902 in Spijkenisse a town near Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He was a journalist, theater critic and writer who…

The Jazz Standard the Nazis could not destroy.

I was reminded of this song while I was watching “the Man in the Castle”. So many musicians were murdered during the Holocaust Musicians like the talented composer Gideon Klein The youngest Jewish composer murdered during the Holocaust, Gideon Klein was only 26 when he was murdered in the Fürstengrube sub-camp near Auschwitz. His oeuvreContinue reading “The Jazz Standard the Nazis could not destroy.”