The one thing that really intrigues me about the Holocaust and other horrific events throughout history is ,how do people justify killing and torturing fellow human beings. It will take an awful lot before I would hurt another human being, only when I would be physically threatened I would...read more
On the third day of his visit to Poland in Summer 2016, Pope Francis visited the former Auschwitz death camp. The pontiff walked slowly through the gate into Auschwitz, under the sign Arbeit Macht Frei - meaning "work makes you free". Here I leave a stunning drone video made by BBC shows the...read more
Most people will know Anne Frank’s diary , but of course Anne wasn’t the only person who kept a diary during those dark, uncertain days. Below are some excerpts from random diaries of citizens and also soldiers from both sides of the divide.
Starting off with a bit of Anne Frank’s Diary...read more
Would you risk your own life and your family's to save another human being? That is the question anyone aiding Jews would have asked themselves each day. Would you risk your own life and your family's to save another human being? I am not sure if I would. Zegota is a story of thousands of those...read more
The T4 program was a program devised to commit the most vile of crimes ever committed in history. Initially it was ‘sold’ under the motto of mercy killings for the ‘incurably ill’ , several rationales for the program had been offered, including eugenics, compassion, reducing suffering, racial...read more
Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, CBE (28 February 1898 – 30 October 1963) was an Irish Roman Catholic priest and senior official of the Roman Curia, and significant figure in Catholic resistance to Nazism. During World War II, he was responsible for saving 6,500 Allied soldiers and...read more