Tag Archives: Nazi Germany

They Say There’s that Special Someone for Everyone

Eva Braun (February 6, 1912 – April 30, 1945) 18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. Genesis 2:18 (KJV) Strange, isn’t it? God … Continue reading

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He Outfoxed Them All, Even in Death

Erwin Rommel (November 15, 1891 – October 14, 1944) They called him “The Desert Fox”, mostly from his commanding the 7th Panzer (tank) division in North Africa during WWII for the Nazi War Machine. There are legends attached to his … Continue reading

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What Triggered “Kristallnacht” in 1938?

Herschel Grynszpan Shooting Ernst vom Rath (November 7, 1938) It seemed an extreme action when suddenly German nationalists started venting their anger against Jews during a night and a day in November 1938. The German authorities were instructed not to … Continue reading

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“This Was Their Finest Hour”

Battle of Britain (July 10, 1940 – October 31, 1940) I started looking at this time period, after being prompted by the headline on the back cover of XPD. June 10, 1940 was the date of the Fall of France … Continue reading

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When the Americans Liberated Nazi Gold in WWII

XPD by Len Deighton (1981) I’ve been of fan of Len Deighton’s books ever since he first wrote about Harry Palmer in “The Ipcress File”. This new book was never in my paperback library until I was gifted it last … Continue reading

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How a Nazi Industrialist became “Righteous” during WWII

Oskar Schindler (April 28, 1908 – October 9, 1974) By now, everybody knows who Oskar Schindler was: “a German industrialist and a member of the Nazi Party who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust … Continue reading

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Operation Mincemeat: Ian Fleming’s Greatest Untold Story

The Man Who Never Was (1956) I remember this film. At the time, I thought it was fiction, but now has been proven true. And wouldn’t you know it: Ian Fleming may have written the plot. In 1943, Royal Navy … Continue reading

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Can Your New Life “Redeem” Your Past Life?

Redeeming Factor Before I review this ebook, I want to share this quote: ‘It is important that the deceased is left in peace for 68 hours after dying so that the person in question has discarded all his bodily elements. … Continue reading

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Was “Ramsay” the Model for James Bond?

Richard Sorge (October 4, 1895 – November 7, 1944) He has been called, by several people, “a perfect spy”. That reminded me of the John le Carré novel of the same name. But would a perfect spy have been caught … Continue reading

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Man’s Inhumanity to Man

Ironic Translation: “Work Makes You Free” Are there any Holocaust deniers left in the world? I had one of those days yesterday: I read chapter five of “The Truth Behind the Bible Code” entitled ‘The Black Fire of Holocaust’; and … Continue reading

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