It would have been easy to turn a blind eye, but Fr.Lichtenberg didn’t.

It would be so easy for ordinary citizens to turn a blind eye to the Holocaust, and indeed many did. I do not judge these people, because  faced with a similar situation I don’t know how I would react. Anyone who was critical against the Nazi regime, could face a prison sentence of worse death.Continue reading “It would have been easy to turn a blind eye, but Fr.Lichtenberg didn’t.”

Otto and Elise Hampel-Ordinary citizens.

Some people think that all Germans subscribed to the Nazi regime’s policies and that there was no resistance. But that is not the case, there were many who did resist the Nazi’s warped ideology. And they often paid dearly for it. Otto and Elise Hampel were 2 ordinary people. Otto Hampel  was born 21 JuneContinue reading “Otto and Elise Hampel-Ordinary citizens.”

Alfred Delp-“Vincula amoris” -chains of love.

I know the Catholic church has quite a few questions to answer when it comes to WWII, but there were many within the church who stood up against the Nazi regime, knowing that it could cost them their lives and for many it did. Alfred Delp was a German  Jesuit priest. Witnessing at  first hand hisContinue reading “Alfred Delp-“Vincula amoris” -chains of love.”

Not all Germans were bad-Defying the Nazi regime.

  There is nothing more despicable than an individual or group of individuals who deny the Holocaust. They have a misguided,evil and twisted mind. On the other hand there is an increase of individuals who deny the fact that a great  number of Germans made sacrifices to resist the Nazi regime. These individuals say thatContinue reading “Not all Germans were bad-Defying the Nazi regime.”

The 9th of April 1945 Executions

The 9th of April 1945 was picked by the Nazi’s to get rid of some those they had considered to be traitors. In fact some of these men were actually heroes, since they all had been part in one way or another(or at least were convicted of that)of trying to kill Adolf Hitler during Operation Valkyrie orContinue reading “The 9th of April 1945 Executions”

The execution of Christoph Probst and Hans and Sophie Scholl.

Christoph Probst, Hans and Sophie Scholl were members of the German resistance movement “White Rose”.The White Rose (German: die Weiße Rose) was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany led by a group of students and a professor at the University of Munich. The group conducted an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign which calledContinue reading “The execution of Christoph Probst and Hans and Sophie Scholl.”

When the Pope tried to kill Hitler.

The role of the Catholic church has often been questioned and criticized , and to en extent rightfully so.Pope Pius Pius XII. sometimes derided as ‘Hitler’s Pope’ because of his reluctance to condemn Nazi war crimes, was allegedly trying to stir up German agitators and convince them to strike down the Führer from within. Historian Mark RieblingContinue reading “When the Pope tried to kill Hitler.”