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Once a year on august 1st, the people of Warsaw pay hommage to the fallen heroes that fought for freedom in 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising

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WW2: A Civilian in the Second World War

WW2: A Civilian in the Second World War | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

Extracts from E J Rudsdale's diaries of life on the British home front

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87-year-old investigated for Auschwitz links - Telegraph

87-year-old investigated for Auschwitz links - Telegraph | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The German special prosecutors' office that pursues Nazi-era crimes is recommending charges be filed against an 87-year-old man on allegations he served as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp complex.
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The Forgotten Women Evacuees of the Second World War | History Workshop

The Forgotten Women Evacuees of the Second World War | History Workshop | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
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British Jews infiltrated wartime fascists | The Jewish Chronicle

British Jews infiltrated wartime fascists | The Jewish Chronicle | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
British Jews “infiltrated” some of the most violent fascist groups and rallies during the 1930s, passing evidence to Scotland Yard, according to newly available Board of Deputies archives.
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Gitta Sereny: obituary

Gitta Sereny: obituary | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Writer and journalist known for her books on Mary Bell and members of the Third Reich, she strove to understand the nature of evil...
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Stalin & Hitler: Mass Murder by Starvation by Timothy Snyder | The New York Review of Books

Stalin & Hitler: Mass Murder by Starvation by Timothy Snyder | The New York Review of Books | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
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AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR | Imperial War Museums

AIR RAID DAMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR | Imperial War Museums | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Q 54670. Graves of children killed in the daylight Gotha raid on Folkestone which left 95 dead and 195 injured.

The barbarism of war goes up a notch by the end of WW1

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Mussolini Sends a Happy Message to America, Helps Change Cinema History (1927)

Mussolini Sends a Happy Message to America, Helps Change Cinema History (1927) | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Strange as it sounds, Benito Mussolini played a historic role in the introduction of talking motion pictures.

Throughout the early 1920s, various sound technologies for cinema were tested and exhibited publicly.
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Bayern Munich embrace anti-Nazi history after 80 years of silence

Bayern Munich embrace anti-Nazi history after 80 years of silence | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Raphael Honigstein: Players and officials of Bayern Munich defied Nazi regime with small acts of personal courage in the 1930s...
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Berlin, The Cold War Years Part 5

Berlin, The Cold War Years Part 5 | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

"Berlin, the Cold War Years – Part 5. At the end of World War 2, what remained of pre-war Germany was divided into four zones of occupation" >

Useful summary and interesting picture of the beginning of the Cold War

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Suffragette sisters at war: SYLVIA PANKHURST: THE REBELLIOUS SUFFRAGETTE BY SHIRLEY HARRISON

Suffragette sisters at war: SYLVIA PANKHURST: THE REBELLIOUS SUFFRAGETTE BY SHIRLEY HARRISON | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

In September 1960, the body of an elderly Englishwoman was buried with extraordinary ceremony in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, writes JANE SHILLING...(book review)

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Israeli archaeologist digs into Sobibor death camp in search of Nazi killing machines

Israeli archaeologist digs into Sobibor death camp in search of Nazi killing machines | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Yoram Haimi's biggest breakthrough yet: mapping of what the Germans called the Himmelfahrsstrasse, or the 'Road to Heaven,' a path upon which the inmates were marched naked into the gas chambers.
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Bodies dug from graves to fuel trade in Nazi souvenirs - Telegraph

Bodies dug from graves to fuel trade in Nazi souvenirs - Telegraph | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Grave robbers are digging up bodies of German soldiers killed in the Second World War to recover Nazi memorabilia, feeding a multi-million pound market, it emerged on Monday.
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Remembering inner-German border victims | Germany | DW.DE | 12.08.2012

Remembering inner-German border victims | Germany | DW.DE | 12.08.2012 | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
While the Berlin Wall remains a symbol of German division and the brutal former East German regime, a new project aims to focus attention on the many victims of the equally forbidding East-West German border zone.
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RAF Bomber Command deserves to be remembered – with honesty

RAF Bomber Command deserves to be remembered – with honesty | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Richard Overy: There is a case to recognise the sacrifice of 55,573 air crew, and to hold to account those who ordered them to kill so many...
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Spanish Civil War Campaigns & Posters – by the University of Barcelona

Spanish Civil War Campaigns & Posters – by the University of Barcelona | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
This Pinterest board is a collaboration between Europeana and the University of Barcelona. Explore the posters of the Spanish Civil war which took place from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939.
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"Pass not without remembrance" Tottenham War Memorial

"Pass not without remembrance" Tottenham War Memorial | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
"Over 35,000 men from the area served in the Great War; over 2,000 were killed. A memorial fund was opened in July 1922 and the cost was raised by subscription" www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-489637-war-memorial-t...
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Drama of secret Trent Park Nazi spying to be told

Drama of secret Trent Park Nazi spying to be told | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The story of German and Austrian war refugees who secretly listened in on Nazi prisoners at Trent Park will be dramatised thanks to a lottery grant.
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Mass Grave Chinese Sailors Kolebra Bèrdè

Mass Grave Chinese Sailors Kolebra Bèrdè | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

At the cemetery in Kolebra Bèrdè in Kas Chikitu, intended for unbelievers, a mass grave for 15 Chinese merchant men who were shot dead during a demonstration on 20 April 1942. In the shooting also 40 men were wounded.

 

They demonstrated since February 1942 against the poor security of the Chinese sailors on merchant ships. When they were torpedoed, they had often no chance to survive. Because of the wartime demonstration was strictly forbidden.

 

Nowadays the cemetery is the National Memorial of Curaçao. Sadly it is closed often.

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Suffrage for Women: Christabel Pankhurst, 1880-1958

Suffrage for Women: Christabel Pankhurst, 1880-1958 | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it

Listen to Christabel Pankhurst defend the militant methods of the suffragettes 

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