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‘Death would have been a luxury’: Manchester man reveals father's WW2 experience in Siberian work camp | Mancunian Matters

‘Death would have been a luxury’: Manchester man reveals father's WW2 experience in Siberian work camp | Mancunian Matters | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
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The Nazis’ 10 Control-Freak Rules for Jazz Performers: A Strange List from World War II

The Nazis’ 10 Control-Freak Rules for Jazz Performers: A Strange List from World War II | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Like the rock and roll revolution of the 1950s, which shocked staid white audiences with translations of black rhythm and blues, the popularity of jazz caused all kinds of racial panic and social anxiety in the early part of the twentieth century.
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When the Surrealists Met the Nazis

When the Surrealists Met the Nazis | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
An exibition ponders modern art, Vichy France, and the responsibilities of the artist.
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First photographs emerge of Mussolini's secret wartime bunker - Telegraph

First photographs emerge of Mussolini's secret wartime bunker  - Telegraph | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The first photographs have emerged of a secret concrete bunker constructed by Benito Mussolini who feared being assassinated by the RAF at the height of the Second World War.
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Death in the 20th Century infographic

Death in the 20th Century infographic | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
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Auschwitz Laboratory survivor 'A7733' launches Facebook hunt to find long-lost twin brother

Auschwitz Laboratory survivor 'A7733' launches Facebook hunt to find long-lost twin brother | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Menchem, or Elias Gottesmann as he was known as a four year-old in 1945, was one of the lucky ones.
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Hermann Goering's brother may be recognised for saving Jews during Holocaust - Telegraph

Hermann Goering's brother may be recognised for saving Jews during Holocaust  - Telegraph | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The younger brother of Hermann Goering is being considered for an honour given to those who saved the lives of Jews during the Holocaust.
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The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking

The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The Germans had vastly more work camps and ghettos than anyone knew.
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173 names

173 names | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
More people died in the crush on the staircase at Bethnal Green than in any single WW2 bombing in England
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Lost Communities: Roma and Sinti

Lost Communities: Roma and Sinti | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
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Was the first world war accompanied by a rising literary nationalism?

Was the first world war accompanied by a rising literary nationalism? | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Sam Jordison: The Rest is Noise festival is set to examine the ways in which national spirit permeated the cultural landscape in the years either side of 1914. But did literature buck the wider trend?
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How conscientious objectors were used as guinea pigs for medical research in WW2

How conscientious objectors were used as guinea pigs for medical research in WW2 | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
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Includes a "Great Starvation Experiment" conducted in Minnesota

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Remembering without knowing? The challenge of Holocaust Memorial Day for schools

In a media-driven world where hardly a day goes by without some reference to Hitler, Auschwitz or the Nazis it may seem perverse to worry about how secure is the memory of the Holocaus...
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The last war criminals of the Holocaust: German Nazi hunters to hold Auschwitz guards to account after nearly 70 years

The last war criminals of the Holocaust: German Nazi hunters to hold Auschwitz guards to account after nearly 70 years | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Germany’s Central Office for the Investigation of Nazi Crimes is set to begin proceedings against 50 former guards at the notorious concentration camp.
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A Son's Quest for Truth: The Last Battle of a German WWII Veteran - SPIEGEL ONLINE

A Son's Quest for Truth: The Last Battle of a German WWII Veteran - SPIEGEL ONLINE | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Heinz Otto Fausten, a German soldier who fought in World War II, saw things no one should ever have to see. After that, the high school teacher just concentrated on the future.
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The little ones that got away: Incredible stories of Jewish children who survived the Nazi holocaust

The little ones that got away: Incredible stories of Jewish children who survived the Nazi holocaust | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Millions of Jews were rounded up and shipped off to die as the Nazi regime which came to power 80 years ago in Germany - set about the systematic 'cleansing' of the country. But many children escaped.
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'I was already doomed: they chose to defy doom when they could have looked the other way.  That made them heroes.'

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Did 'executed' Nazi criminal in Schindler's List escape justice? Historians claim video of camp commander being hanged is NOT him

Did 'executed' Nazi criminal in Schindler's List escape justice? Historians claim video of camp commander being hanged is NOT him | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The execution of concentration camp commander Amon Goeth, pictured, played by Ralph Fiennes in the film, was believed to have been filmed but historians now say that man is Nazi Dr Ludwig Fischer.
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Excruciating details emerge on Jewish ghettos | World news | The Guardian

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Vienna Philharmonic and the Jewish musicians who perished under Hitler

Vienna Philharmonic and the Jewish musicians who perished under Hitler | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
On the 75th anniversary of Austria's Anschluss with Germany, the famous orchestra is giving up dark secrets about its past
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Why so many Russians still love Stalin

Why so many Russians still love Stalin | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
To the bafflement of the world, Stalin is remembered quite fondly by millions upon millions of Russians
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Holocaust Researchers Conclude Way More Nazi Camps Than Anyone Realized

Holocaust Researchers Conclude Way More Nazi Camps Than Anyone Realized | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Researchers from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have concluded that over 40,000 Nazi camps and ghettos existed during Hitler's reign of terror between 1933 to 1945.
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Sophie, Hans Scholl remain symbols of resistance | Germany | DW.DE | 18.02.2013

Sophie, Hans Scholl remain symbols of resistance | Germany | DW.DE | 18.02.2013 | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Students Hans and Sophie Scholl were arrested and executed 70 years ago. The students and their friends had distributed leaflets calling on people to resist the Nazi regime. Today, they remain symbols of moral courage.
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Hitler came to power 80 years ago. I remember it like yesterday | Fritz Lustig

Hitler came to power 80 years ago. I remember it like yesterday | Fritz Lustig | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
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A Dark Chapter in Tattoo History: Nazi Prisoner Tattoos | UCL Researchers in Museums

A Dark Chapter in Tattoo History: Nazi Prisoner Tattoos | UCL Researchers in Museums | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
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New photos, videos and app shed fresh light on Anne Frank's family life

New photos, videos and app shed fresh light on Anne Frank's family life | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Archive documents, photos and video footage are released to the public for the first time in digital edition of Anne's diary
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