Table of Death

A name you don’t hear mentioned very often in the context of WWII and the Holocaust is Siegfried Adolf Handloser. He was Chief of the Medical Services of the German Armed Forces during World War II. And held therefore the  most important medical position in the entire German Armed Forces and the Waffen-SS. He couldContinue reading “Table of Death”

The kIdnapping and murder of Adolph Coors III

We have all heard of Coors beer and some of us probably drink it every once in a while. I do. But not so many of us know the story and the drama behind the name.Adolph Coors stowed away to America at the age of 21 with a dream of brewing great beers. He realizedContinue reading “The kIdnapping and murder of Adolph Coors III”

The Kidnapping of Shergar

On this day 36 years ago, gunmen stole the champion Irish race horse Shergar from a stud farm owned by the Aga Khan in County Kildare, Ireland. The five-year-old thoroughbred stallion, named European horse of the year in 1981, was worth $13.5 million and commanded stud fees of approximately $100,000. The most famous and valuableContinue reading “The Kidnapping of Shergar”

The bizarre abduction of Patty Hearst

  On February 4  1974, 19-year-old newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was abducted from the apartment she shared with her fiancée in Berkeley, California. Stephen Weed, Hearst’s fiance, was beaten unconscious by the two abductors. Soon, a ransom demand came from the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), a radical activist group led by Donald DeFreeze.. But a few short monthsContinue reading “The bizarre abduction of Patty Hearst”

My name is Aleksander- A Lebensborn victim.

Should we succeed in establishing this Nordic race, and from this seed bed produce a race of 200 million, then the world will belong to us. Heinrich Himmler Mastermind of the Lebensborn Program Everyone in the neighborhood admired the handsome young boy called Aleksander. Born in the Crimean town of Alnowa, he had blond hairContinue reading “My name is Aleksander- A Lebensborn victim.”

The Lindbergh baby kidnapping

On the evening of March 1, 1932 Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr., eldest son of aviator Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was abducted from the family home in the town of Highfields, in East Amwell, New Jersey. Lindbergh, who became an international celebrity when he flew the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean inContinue reading “The Lindbergh baby kidnapping”

The kidnapping of Dr Herrema by the IRA

On October 3rd, 1975, Dr Tiede Herrema was driving from his home in Castletroy, Co Limerick, to an early-morning meeting at the Ferenka steel plant at Annacotty, when he was abducted by two republicans, Marion Coyle and Eddie Gallagher.   Herrema, , had been dispatched by the parent company in his native Netherlands to troubleshootContinue reading “The kidnapping of Dr Herrema by the IRA”

The tragic life of John Paul Getty III

Most people will be aware of the name Getty be it from Getty Oil or Getty Images Getty Oil was founded by J.Paul Getty sr. in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American,while the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named him as the world’s richest private citizen, worth an estimated $1.2 billion (approximately $8.8 billionContinue reading “The tragic life of John Paul Getty III”