Jews in World War 2

As the title suggests, this blog is about Jews in WWII. However it is not about Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust. This is about the Jews who fought on both sides, for the allied troops but also for the Axis powers. This may sound crazy but some Jews even got awarded an IronContinue reading “Jews in World War 2”

The Slovak invasion of Poland

You don’t have to be a History biff to know that September 1,1939 was the date when the Germans invaded their neighbours, Poland. What often is forgotten is that it wasn’t only the Germans who invaded Poland on that day. The Germans got a  helping hand from the newly formed republic of Slovakia. And itContinue reading “The Slovak invasion of Poland”

Roosevelt directives June 1941

Although the US stayed initially neutral during WWII,it had been making preparations for an eventual war with the Axis powers. Worsening relations with the Axis powers prompted President Roosevelt to order all German assets in the U.S. frozen on June 14, 1941. On June 16 he ordered the withdrawal of German and Italian consular staffsContinue reading “Roosevelt directives June 1941”

The Axis laws

The Nuremberg Laws (German: Nürnberger Gesetze) were antisemitic laws in Nazi Germany. They were introduced on 15 September 1935 by the Reichstag at a special meeting convened at the annual Nuremberg Rally of the Nazi Party (NSDAP). The two laws were the Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honour, which forbade marriages andContinue reading “The Axis laws”