My Grandfather was a War Criminal.

This is a chat show presented by Dirk de Klein. On this episode Dirk’s guests are Grant Gochin and Silvia Foti. Grant and Silvia have been campaigning against the Lithuanian government in relation to the revised history of Lithuania’s part in the Holocaust. Some of Grant’s family were murdered in Lithuania during the Holocaust. OneContinue reading “My Grandfather was a War Criminal.”

Chaim Nussbaum- The Rabbi who escaped the Nazis and survived theBurma Railway

Rabbi Chaim Nussbaum was born in Lithuania, but  grew up in Scheveningen in the Netherlands.  His story in World War 2 is a remarkable, some people just have a very strong life force. After he got  married  he returned, together with his wife, to his country of origin, Lithuania. When the Nazis invaded Lithuania inContinue reading “Chaim Nussbaum- The Rabbi who escaped the Nazis and survived theBurma Railway”

One lost shoe-One stolen life.

There were several horrific events on March 27 1944 1,000 Jews were deported from Drancy, France, to Auschwitz. 2,000 Jews are murdered in Kovno Lithuania 40 Jewish policemen in Riga, Latvia, ghetto are shot by the Gestapo Children’s Aktion-Nazis take all the Jewish children of Kovno,Lithuania.,and deport them One Father carves the date of theContinue reading “One lost shoe-One stolen life.”

Judenfrei-Free of Jews: At least 2 executions a man per day.

I am always amazed by the fact that there are still people who desperately want to deny the Holocaust. Although there is so much evident and a lot of it very graphic, they still say it never happened and that the photographic evidence are staged pictures, produced by the allies. The one thing they doContinue reading “Judenfrei-Free of Jews: At least 2 executions a man per day.”

Anton Schmid- Austrian Hero.

Anton Schmid (January 9, 1900 in Vienna, Austria – April 13, 1942 in Vilnius, Lithuania) was an Austrian conscript to the Wehrmacht in World War II who, as a sergeant (feldwebel) in Vilnius, Lithuania, was executed by his superiors for helping 250 Jewish men, women, and children escape from extermination by the Nazi SS ] He did this by hiding them and supplying them with false ID papers. Anton Schmid was born in Vienna in 1900. He owned aContinue reading “Anton Schmid- Austrian Hero.”

Kazys Škirpa-Lithuanian Diplomat;Russian Teacher and War Criminal

There are several things that amaze me in the story of this man. Firstly even though I have read a lot about the Holocaust I had never heard of him, his name was pointed out to me by an acquaintance. Secondly he actually lived in Ireland for three years after the war, from 1946 toContinue reading “Kazys Škirpa-Lithuanian Diplomat;Russian Teacher and War Criminal”

Abba Kovner-Poet and Hero

Abba Kovner was a somewhat controversial figure and by today’s standards he could be considered a terrorist, but as the saying goes “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter” But considering what he witnessed one can not blame him for some of his actions after the war. Abba Kovner was born on March 14,Continue reading “Abba Kovner-Poet and Hero”

Major Karl Plagge-German WW2 Hero

Karl Plagge knew that he was courting death at every turn by protecting Jews from the SS, but he couldn’t care less. An engineer by profession, Plagge joined the Nazi Party but later left after he became disgusted with the group’s racist ideology. After the war broke out, he was assigned to head an armyContinue reading “Major Karl Plagge-German WW2 Hero”