Maria Mandl-Pure evil

Maria Mandl was one of the many Austrians who were delighted when Hitler annexed his native Austria into Germany. She saw opportunities and she took them. Born in Münzkirchen, Upper Austria on January 10,1912 to a shoemaker and his wife. On 15 October 1938 , shortly after the annexation she got her first job underContinue reading “Maria Mandl-Pure evil”

Pure evil- the murder of newborns

Below  is part of the evidence given by Sofia Wieslawa Maczka she was a  a Doctor of Medicine and an X-ray specialist. and an inmate at Ravensbrück Concentration Camp. The evidence she gave was during one of the Ravensbrück trials  against Gerda Quernheim a Nurse at the camp. This is a short but not anContinue reading “Pure evil- the murder of newborns”

The darker and also heroic side of Dior.

I think mostly everyone has heard of the name Dior. The fashion house Dior is one of the most successful fashion houses in the world. However there is a darker history behind the name and on the other hand also a tale of heroism is connected to the name. Especially the family’s history during WWIIContinue reading “The darker and also heroic side of Dior.”

Despite all the horrors they still wanted to look their best.

There are so many horrific images of the atrocities perpetrated during the Holocaust. The graphic nature of them often makes it very hard to look at them, that sometimes makes people ignore them because they just can’t fathom what they see. What I find more disturbing then any of the images are the stories ofContinue reading “Despite all the horrors they still wanted to look their best.”

Karl Gebhardt torturing to prove a point.

When Reinhard Heydrich was severely injured after the assassination attempt on him,Operation Anthropoid, Himmler ordered his personal physician,Karl Gebhardt, to attend to Heydrich’s injuries. Initially the recovery appeared to go well. Theodor Morell, Hitler’s personal physician, suggested the use of sulfonamides ,which was a new antibacterial drug,, but Gebhardt, assuming that  Heydrich would recover, declinedContinue reading “Karl Gebhardt torturing to prove a point.”

Holocaust sex slaves.

I was struggling giving this blog a title. I was thinking of calling it “brothels in the concentration camps” but I think that would not do justice to the real horror and impossible choices these women had to make. In general women who work in brothels have some level of autonomy over their lives, someContinue reading “Holocaust sex slaves.”

The Ravensbrück Rabbits

The Ravensbrück Rabbits was the name given to 74 Polish women, who were subjected to medical experiments in the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Of the 74 women, 5 died as a result of the experiments and 6 other victims whose wounds did not heal were executed. The other survived with permanent damage. Rather then go throughContinue reading “The Ravensbrück Rabbits”

Art of the Holocaust

This will be a blog with vert few words but mostly pictures. Pictures drawn by victims of the Holocaust. The artists are unknown, or at least unknown to me. but the art tells a bleak story of daily life in the concentration camps. The above picture is of a clergy man holding some sort ofContinue reading “Art of the Holocaust”

Karl Gebhardt Medical Experiments

Karl Gebhardt was Gruppenführer in the SS and Generalleutnant (Lieutenant General) in the Waffen SS; personal physician to Reichsfuehrer-SS Himmler; Chief Surgeon of the Staff of the Reich Physician SS and Police (Oberster Kliniker, Reichsarzt SS und Polizei); and President of the German Red Cross. He served as Medical Superintendent of the Hohenlychen Sanatorium. As aContinue reading “Karl Gebhardt Medical Experiments”

The evil of Herta Oberheuser

Men do not have a ‘monopoly’ on evil. Women can be just as evil if not more. This is one of those stories where I don’t know what is more disturbing, the evil acts committed by Herta Oberheuser or the fact that she got away with it. Herta Oberheuser (15 May 1911 in Cologne, – 24Continue reading “The evil of Herta Oberheuser”