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[*] posted on 16-2-2023 at 21:02
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I bought a series of 1970s articles on WW2 in Friesland (the north of Netherlands) which isn't just where my BF lives, but also where my grandmother was born and where she lived during the war.

Am almost finished, and learned of the Aktion Silbertanne (called Sonderkommando Silbertanne in German (we use Aktion which is German in itself) - the codename for a series of reprisal killings of prominent civilians executed by Dutch SS members for attacks by the Dutch resistance on collaborating targets.

Mussert was strongly opoposed - and when SS Brigadef├╝hrer Sch├Ângarth heard of it, he stopped it immediately.

When it's even too low for the Nazis...




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[*] posted on 22-7-2023 at 14:50


On the long list of things I never knew before:

There was a concentration camp on British soil, on the island Alderny. The Channel islands were occupied by the Nazis after Churchill decided they couldn't be defended.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jul/22/nazi-atrocities-jews-p...




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[*] posted on 25-7-2023 at 01:16


I did not know that good find Bonny!
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[*] posted on 4-11-2023 at 17:37


More on Alderney:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/nov/04/himmler-execution-pris...




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[*] posted on 7-1-2024 at 21:54


I'm currently reading the Goebbels diary of the March - early April period. Interesting and terrifying stuff.



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[*] posted on 13-1-2024 at 15:25


March-April '45? A very interesting read! Was interested to discover that Goebbels invented the term "Iron Curtain". Fortunately, his hopeless optimism, even at this point, proved unfounded.
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[*] posted on 13-1-2024 at 19:52


Yep, '45.

I find it ironic how he describes the American bombardments of German cities as barbaric acts of terror (and Soviet actions as well) - on one hand he's got a point, and on the other hand he's completey missing a lot of other points.




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[*] posted on 30-4-2024 at 20:03


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/30/five-skeletons-wolfs-l...

The more I her about that guy, the less I like him.




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[*] posted on 30-4-2024 at 23:15


That was intriguing!
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[*] posted on 28-5-2024 at 20:04


The story of WW2 survivor Maxwell Smart:
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/article/2024/may/28/how-we-...




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[*] posted on 28-5-2024 at 20:18


I'm guessing this is not the Mel Brooks Max Smart - "missed it by that much"

The real Max says it was sport to kill Jews - now its a sport to Kill Palestinians

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p4bLO6OPkI




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