SS and Nazis in the Dutch Coalmines

The most southern province of the Netherlands, Limburg, in the south east of the country used to be a rural area with mainly farming as employment opportunities, However in the late 19th and early 20th century something nicknamed “black gold” was discovered in the southern part of the province, this ‘black gold’ was coal. TheContinue reading “SS and Nazis in the Dutch Coalmines”

The abdication of a Queen.

On 4 September 1948, after a reign of 58 years, Wilhelmina abdicated in favour of her daughter Juliana, because of advancing age and declining health. The abdication meant that she would henceforth be known as addressed as “Her Royal Highness Princess Wilhelmina of the Netherlands” She had been inaugurated as Queen aged 18 on SeptemberContinue reading “The abdication of a Queen.”

When did WWII really end-Was the cold war really cold?

It can be argued that WWII never really ended or that the cold war wasn’t really all that cold. Immediately after WWII, in fact technically still during the War in the Pacific,Indonesia declared it’s independence triggering an armed conflict with the Dutch and British. Under pressure from radical and politicised pemuda (‘youth’) groups, Sukarno and Hatta proclaimed IndonesianContinue reading “When did WWII really end-Was the cold war really cold?”

Kurt Meyer-Excusing the unforgiveable

The case of Kurt Meyer is somewhat disturbing for it may well have been the 1st case of “Political Correctness” and it also puts question marks on how sorry the Germans really were after WWII. Kurt Meyer (23 December 1910 – 23 December 1961) was a high-ranking member in the Waffen-SS of Nazi Germany whoContinue reading “Kurt Meyer-Excusing the unforgiveable”

Miyuki Ishikawa-the Demon midwife

On January 12, 1948, two police officers from the Waseda precinct in Tokyo accidentally came upon the remains of five infants. While that shocking find was clearly suspect, it was affirmed by an autopsy that showed the infants’ deaths were not natural. An investigation led to the arrest of one Miyuki Ishikawa, two conspirators, andContinue reading “Miyuki Ishikawa-the Demon midwife”