After the war, several employees of the companies that had supplied Zykon B to the SS in the concentration and extermination camps were brought before the court in a number of criminal trials. The first trial, of employees of the Hamburg distributorship Tesch & Stabenow (TESTA), was held...read more
Cornelis Gerhard Anton de Kom Born 22 February 1898 (1898-02-22) Paramaribo, Suriname. Died April 24, 1945, Sandbostel, Germany. He was the son of a former slave. A Surinamese resistance fighter and anti-colonialist author.
De Kom was born in Paramaribo, Suriname, to farmer Adolf de...read more
Mildred Elizabeth Gillars (November 29, 1900 – June 25, 1988), nicknamed “Axis Sally” along with Rita Zucca, was an American broadcaster employed by the Third Reich in Nazi Germany to proliferate propaganda during World War II. She was convicted of treason by...read more
In all honesty the title of this blog is likely to be incorrect, but it is an intriguing title nonetheless. Ben Ali Libi was the stage name of the Dutch Jewish magician Michel Velleman Michel Velleman (5 January 1895 – 2 July 1943). I didn’t want to post this blog so soon after my last one but...read more
A generation of LSU fans knew John Ferguson as the play-by-play voice that carried the action of Tiger football into their homes and car radios. But in World War II, Ferguson wasn’t just on the air. He was in it -- way up there, in a wild and wooly section of the sky over the world’s tallest...read more