Auschwitz was maybe the largest of the Nazi camps, about 150.000prisoners were crammed only in Auschwitz2-Birkenau, a real small town that was organised according to a hierarchical organization, even among the prisoners themselves. They belonged to work teams, called “Arbeitskommando” whichwere led by so-called “Kapo”; the larger teams also had multiple levels of command. The… Continua a leggere How were the camps organized?
On 15 September 1935 in Nuremberg there were all the conditions for implementing the most important anti-Semitic measures: A law to protect the purity of blood and German honour which prohibited both marriages and sexual relations between Jews and Germans. The Reich Citizenship law in which Jews were called “subjects”. On November 14, 1935, the… Continua a leggere How were the Jews identified?
There is not an official and definitive number of victims of Nazi persecution, as never finding a complete and exhaustive documentation that contains the exact number of deaths caused by the Shoah or by Second World War. This is also because the Nazis were in a hurry to destroy evidence and documents that could have… Continua a leggere How many victims, how many survivors?
Auschwitz was the biggest of all the concentration and extermination camps, hundreds of thousands of humans, from prisons, transit camps, concentration camps and ghettos in every corner of Europe were interned and murdered there. This clearly shows how the Jews’ mass extermination was consciously planned and systematically implemented by the Nazis, with an enormous expenditure… Continua a leggere Where did the Auschwitz prisoners come from?
Revisionism is a line of thought that is represented by those who advocate the need to correct opinions and currents or dominants theses. In the academic field of historiography, revisionism is the critical re-examination of historical facts based on new evidence or a different interpretation of information (in the ideological, political or historical field). … Continua a leggere What is Revisionism? And the Denialism?
Types of fields: Concentration camps: dedicated to the detention of civilians considered a danger to the Reich, to hard labour and to the elimination of small groups of prisoners. The Nazis created hundreds of these camps in the 12 years in which they were in power. The most important being 20, if we count… Continua a leggere Where were the camps located and how many were built?
The Auschwitz extermination camp was liberated on 27 January 1945 by Soviet troops, who found only a few thousand prisoners alive but exhausted of strength and energy; the others had been forced by the Nazis to walk west, in the so-called “death marches“ The Germans, before running away, had tried to burn and destroy all… Continua a leggere The liberation of Auschwitz
Many knew about the extermination of the Jews, yet no one intervened, although they knew about the horrors that the Nazis were committing. English people had been perfectly and promptly informed of the fact that the Nazis were ruthlessly exterminating millions of innocent civilians at the beginning of the conflict. They could have denounced… Continua a leggere How could we have ignored what was happening in the camps?
«Unfortunately, on October 16th my aunt Ida was deported, with my three little cousins… The sum of their age was 30… My brother, my cousin and I took refuge in the “Nobile di Mondragone”… we had documents and a new surname: “Sbardella”…» Graziano Sonnino’s testimony tells us that an open door, a refuge, a hiding… Continua a leggere Who was protecting the Jews?
Why, why, why! (Liliana Segre) Maybe, what has happened cannot be understood, actually, it must not be understood because understanding means almost justifying it. … Continua a leggere Why did the “Shoah” happen?