Swiss war crimes-The mistreatment of Prisoners of War

Wauwilermoos was an internment as well as prisoner-of-war penal camp during World War II in Switzerland, situated in the municipalities of Wauwil and Egolzwil in the Canton of Luzern. Established in 1940, Wauwilermoos was a penal camp for internees, including for Allied soldiers during World War II, among them members of the United States Army Air Forces, who were sentenced for attempting to escape from other Swiss camps forContinue reading “Swiss war crimes-The mistreatment of Prisoners of War”

Thiaroye massacre-The forgotten WWII massacre.

I know what you are thinking”Another forgotten atrocity committed by the Nazi regime” but you’d be wrong. this massacre was carried out by the “good” guys. It is an often-neglected fact that the majority of General De Gaulle’s Free French Forces were not white Frenchmen but were predominantly troops from its colonies in Africa andContinue reading “Thiaroye massacre-The forgotten WWII massacre.”

The Trent Park recordings- Documenting evil.

Below is a rare picture of Hitler briefing his top brass. For years they claimed to know nothing about the Holocaust. But  extraordinary secret recordings – made by the British – explode that myth. Between 1942 and 1945, MI-19, a division of the British Directorate of Military Intelligence, created a number of Combined Services DetailedContinue reading “The Trent Park recordings- Documenting evil.”

The sinking of MS Sinfra-Survivors Executed

Sinfra was a cargo ship built in 1929 as Fernglen by Akers Mekaniske Verksted in Oslo, Norway, for a Norwegian shipping company. The ship was sold to Swedish owners in 1934 and to a French company in 1939, on the last occasion having her name changed to Sinfra. Sinfra was confiscated by German authorities in 1942, and used by them in the Mediterranean. On 19 October 1943, Sinfra was bombedContinue reading “The sinking of MS Sinfra-Survivors Executed”

They took the easy way out

After all the suffering,death and destruction they caused there were several in the Nazi leadership ,and lower ranks , who were too cowardly to stand trial and killed themselves instead.In this summary I am excluded Hitler, Himmler,Goebbels and Goering because I have already done separate blogs on their suicides. Eduard Wirths , picture above  (4 SeptemberContinue reading “They took the easy way out”

Rüsselsheim massacre-The lynching of six American airmen.

Not all war crimes during WWII were committed by armed forces, some of them were done by ‘regular’ citizens and factory workers. Russelsheim, Germany, is a typical industrial town, producing Opel cars in partnership with General Motors. The town, just east of Mainz, with a population of 60,000, has a historic district, and is notContinue reading “Rüsselsheim massacre-The lynching of six American airmen.”

The Oradour-sur-Glane massacre.

The 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich was a division of the Nazi Waffen-SS during World War II. It was one of the thirty-eight divisions fielded by the Waffen-SS. Das Reich served during the invasion of France and took part in several major battles on the Eastern Front, including in the Battle of Prokhorovka againstContinue reading “The Oradour-sur-Glane massacre.”

The Le Paradis massacre

The Le Paradis massacre was a war crime committed by members of the 14th Company, SS Division Totenkopf, under the command of Hauptsturmführer Fritz Knöchlein. It took place on 27 May 1940, during the Battle of France, at a time when the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was attempting to retreat through the Pas-de-Calais region duringContinue reading “The Le Paradis massacre”

The last German atrocity in Amsterdam.

On 7 May 1945, three days after German capitulation, thousands of Dutch people were waiting for Canadian troops to arrive on the Dam square in Amsterdam. In the Grote Club, on the corner of the Kalverstraat and the Paleisstraat, members of the Kriegsmarine watched as the crowd below their balcony grew and people danced andContinue reading “The last German atrocity in Amsterdam.”

The last German massacre of WWII

Although the Germans had already surrendered and celebration to celebrate VE day had begun in many parts of the world, some German troops decided to go for one more killing spree. The Massacre in Trhová Kamenice happened on 8 May 1945 in what is now the Czech Republic. German troops, escaping from Chrudim back to Germany,Continue reading “The last German massacre of WWII”