Category Archives: Holocaust

Shimon Peres…….possibly Israels greatest politician and leader (1923 – 2016)

  Shimon Peres was born on August 2, 1923 (some sources say August 16, 1923), in Wieniawa, Poland (now Vishniev, Belarus). In 1997, he became acting prime minister when Yitzhak Rabin stepped down. Peres was elected the Prime Minister of … Continue reading

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Discovery of secret tunnel at Ponar, Vilnius, Lithuania

A tunnel in Lithuania used by Jews to escape the Nazis during World War II has been uncovered by an international research team. The Israel Antiquities Authority announced the discovery on Wednesday in a statement. The tunnel used by the prisoners … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. It’s a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution … Continue reading

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A little town called Oświęcim ……………………70 years today came liberation.

Tears of emotion as survivor, Mordecai Ronen, 82, returns to the death camp for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Let us also remember the others who suffered at the hands of the SS, namely Gypsies, Gays, Polish … Continue reading

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The most chilling photograph ever taken, the Death Gate at Auschwitz II Birkenau

  Pictured is the Death Gate at Auschwitz II Birkenau  More than 1.1million people were killed at infamous Nazi death camp Auschwitz before liberation by the Red Army in 1945. When I visited Auschwitz/Birkenua it was not the Auschwitz camp that … Continue reading

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Yazidi villagers ‘massacred’ in Iraq…………so where are the demonstrators?

Islamic State militants have ‘massacred’ at least 80 Yazidis after they refused to convert to Islam, it has been claimed. The insurgents allegedly stormed into the small village of Kojo in northern Iraq, where they spent five days trying to … Continue reading

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Music is the healing force of the universe…………Gorecki 3rd Symphony

When I started this blog a few years ago my intention was to focus on music of all genres and keep the blog entirely music based. Since then ther blog has developed into an eclectic mix of writing on music, … Continue reading

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And we wonder why there is no Middle East peace process………………….

A professor who took a group of Palestinian students to Auschwitz has been disowned by his university and branded a ‘traitor’ by those in his community. Professor Mohammed S. Dajani took 27 Palestinian students from Al-Quds University to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau … Continue reading

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The Genocide Museum, Vilnius………a detailed history, well almost.

After visiting Lithuania for the past 8 years, making about 34 trips I finally got around to visiting the Genocide Museum in March 2014. It is difficult to know what to expect from such a museum but I would strongly … Continue reading

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Alice Herz-Sommer: pianist and oldest known Holocaust survivor dies aged 110

Concert pianist said that optimism and discipline helped her survive two years in concentration camp  Alice Herz-Sommer, who has died at the age of 110. She spent two years in the Theresienstadt concentration camp during the Holocaust. Photograph: Sophia Evans … Continue reading

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