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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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Honor denied: UK won't let WWII vets accept Russian bravery medals — RT

Honor denied: UK won't let WWII vets accept Russian bravery medals — RT | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Three thousand British sailors who braved arctic conditions and enemy bombers to deliver vital supplies to the Eastern Front during WWII have been denied medals for bravery offered by Russia for their outstanding service.
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Zeppelin Damage

Zeppelin Damage | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Description: Damage from German Zeppelin attacks to Edwin Place, Porter Street, Hull. Three people were killed and several injured in this 1915 attack on the city.

June 1915

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British Jew who fought Franco in Spain mourned | The Jewish Chronicle

The man believed to be the last surviving Briton to fight against General Franco in the Spanish Civil War has died at the age of 94.
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Living Utopia (The Anarchists & The Spanish Revolution)

Considered a jewel amongst historians and rebel hearts, this documentary made in 1997 about the 1936 Spanish Revolution blends historical accounts of the development of the anarchist movement with first-hand testimonies.

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Chamberlain and Il Duce

Chamberlain and Il Duce | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

Description: British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain receives the red carpet treatment in Rome from Italian dictator Benito Mussolini

 

Date: January 1939

 

This image is from the collections of The National Archives.

 

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Zeppelin Damage

Zeppelin Damage | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Description: Damage from German Zeppelin attacks to Edwin Place, Porter Street, Hull. Three people were killed and several injured in this 1915 attack on the city.

June 1915

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Bomb Sight - Mapping the London Blitz

Bomb Sight - Mapping the London Blitz | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Explore the London Blitz through our website. Discover London during WW2 bombing raids, exploring maps, images and memories.
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Last champions of theThird Reich

Last champions of theThird Reich | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The story of the 1944 German national soccer championship, set against the backdrop of World War II and the final days of Hitler's Nazi regime.
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Brother gets plaque for 15 killed in WW2 explosion reinstated

Brother gets plaque for 15 killed in WW2 explosion reinstated | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

The brother of a man who survived an explosion that killed 15 people has won the right to have a plaque commemorating their lives reinstated. #memorials

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Der ewige Jude "The Eternal Jew" www.HolocaustResearchProject.org

Der ewige Jude "The Eternal Jew" www.HolocaustResearchProject.org | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team explain how Nazi propaganda 'prepared' the German people for the Holocaust

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Nikola Tesla advocated eugenics for the year 2100

Nikola Tesla advocated eugenics for the year 2100 | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

Nikola Tesla is often cited as geekdom's favorite inventor—advocate of alternating current, pursuer of wireless electricity and the death ray—but some of his beliefs about the future of science and culture wouldn't be quite so popular today.

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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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Composer Creates Opera About Nazi Atrocities: 'Speigelgrund' premieres at Austrian Parliament

Composer Creates Opera About Nazi Atrocities: 'Speigelgrund' premieres at Austrian Parliament | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
VIENNA — Thousands of children were murdered by the Nazis because they fell short of the Aryan ideal.
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Pictures from 1917-1918 at the start of the Russian Revolution

Pictures from 1917-1918 at the start of the Russian Revolution | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Newly discovered pictures from France and Russia 100 ago.
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On the banality of evil | Culture | DW.DE | 10.01.2013

On the banality of evil | Culture | DW.DE | 10.01.2013 | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Director Margarethe von Trotta's new film examines the confrontation between German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt and the Nazi Adolf Eichmann during his trial in Jerusalem. But it's no ordinary biopic.
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‘Great test of manhood’: Bloodthirsty World War I diaries of German soldier celebrate fighting on the Western Front

‘Great test of manhood’: Bloodthirsty World War I diaries of German soldier celebrate fighting on the Western Front | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

The extraordinarily bloodthirsty war diaries of German soldier and later celebrated writer Ernst Jünger have been published for the first time. 

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Evacuees to New Zealand

Evacuees to New Zealand | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

Children's Overseas Reception Board (CORB) group bound for New Zealand.

 

At the outbreak of World War Two, thousands of British children were sent to the Dominions (Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa) before attacks on shipping prematurely ended the scheme.

 1940
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The Big Three at Yalta

The Big Three at Yalta | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Description: Yalta Conference, Crimea. Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. Date: February 1945 Our Catalogue Reference: INF 14/447 This image is from the collections of The National Archives.
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10 Snapshots of Nursing in Nazi Germany

10 Snapshots of Nursing in Nazi Germany | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
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A fascinating post about the role of nurses in WW2 Germany

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Revisiting Stalingrad: An Inside Look at World War II's Bloodiest Battle - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Revisiting Stalingrad: An Inside Look at World War II's Bloodiest Battle - SPIEGEL ONLINE | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
A German historian has published a collection of unusually candid interviews with members of the Red Army that provides the first precise account of the battle of Stalingrad from the perspective of ordinary soldiers.
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Escape Lines Memorial Society | Edith Cavell

Escape Lines Memorial Society | Edith Cavell | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

Near Trafalgar Square in London stands the large memorial to Edith Cavell. Sadly, it is hardly noticed by passers-by, its most frequent visitors today are pigeons.

 

It is however visited by ELMS for a short remembrance and wreath laying service

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First they came for disabled people ... and no one took any notice - Features - LRC

Over 200,000 disabled people were the first victims of the Holocaust.

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Liverpool Blitz - stories, maps, information and eye witness accounts of the Blitz in world war two

Liverpool Blitz - stories, maps, information and eye witness accounts of the Blitz in world war two | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Information and memories about the Liverpool Blitz during the second world war...
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