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Vél d'Hiv, Paris 1942: 'These black hours will stain our history forever'

Vél d'Hiv, Paris 1942: 'These black hours will stain our history forever' | Australian History |
In June 1942, 12,000 Jewish adults and children were removed from their homes in Paris and sent to Nazi death camps. It was the largest mass arrest in wartime France.

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Tara Zagone's curator insight, December 13, 2012 12:21 PM

This article is about the Vel' d'Hiv' Roundup of 1942. It mentions the events that took place on July 16, 1942. It also talks about the involvement of the French police during this time. For example, "The roundup was prepared in great secrecy and involved a massive force of 9,000 police and auxiliaries"(Gilbert). Also, "the operation was planned and executed by French police and civil servants. After the war, the Vél d'Hiv roundup would become a symbol of French guilt and complicity in the Holocaust." The article talks about French citizens during this time and also about how the French Jews were treated so horribly at the Vel' d'Hiv stadium. 

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Nazi hunting campaign kicks off in Germany

Nazi hunting campaign kicks off in Germany | Australian History |
“Operation Last Chance” was launched on Tuesday and offers the German public a grand total of 25,000 euro ($33,000) for any information pertaining to surviving suspects complicit in World War II hate crimes.

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Professor Al Anon's curator insight, July 23, 2013 9:27 PM

Time to hunt Jewish and American war criminals. 

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Nazi “killing centers” and “care centers”

Nazi “killing centers” and “care centers” | Australian History |

There were far more Nazi “camps” than anyone had realized, according to recent research, some 42,500 of them, including not just “concentration camps,” but centers for euthanasia, forced abortions, forced prostitution, and other components of Hitler’s eugenics machine.

From The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking –

The researchers have cataloged some 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps throughout Europe, spanning German-controlled areas from France to Russia and Germany itself, during Hitler’s reign of brutality from 1933 to 1945.

The figure is so staggering that even fellow Holocaust scholars had to make sure they had heard it correctly when the lead researchers previewed their findings at an academic forum in late January at the German Historical Institute in Washington.

“The numbers are so much higher than what we originally thought,” Hartmut Berghoff, director of the institute, said in an interview after learning of the new data.

“We knew before how horrible life in the camps and ghettos was,” he said, “but the numbers are unbelievable.”

The documented camps include not only “killing centers” but also thousands of forced labor camps, where prisoners manufactured war supplies; prisoner-of-war camps; sites euphemistically named “care” centers, where pregnant women were forced to have abortions or their babies were killed after birth; and brothels, where women were coerced into having sex with German military personnel.

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, March 8, 2013 2:33 AM

From one of the comments:

Grace says:

“The numbers astound: 30,000 slave labor camps; 1,150 Jewish ghettos; 980 concentration camps; 1,000 prisoner-of-war camps; 500 brothels filled with sex slaves; and thousands of other camps used for euthanizing the elderly and infirm, performing forced abortions, “Germanizing” prisoners or transporting victims to killing centers.

In Berlin alone, researchers have documented some 3,000 camps and so-called Jew houses, while Hamburg held 1,300 sites.

Dr. Dean, a co-researcher, said the findings left no doubt in his mind that many German citizens, despite the frequent claims of ignorance after the war, must have known about the widespread existence of the Nazi camps at the time.

“You literally could not go anywhere in Germany without running into forced labor camps, P.O.W. camps, concentration camps,” he said. “They were everywhere.”

The last four paragraphs are gripping ( PAGE TWO ) As I sat reading this last Friday, I realized how dishonest the entire account of Jewish hatred, even to deny what they could not have ignored. I had interviewed so many with numbers on their arms, telling me of their ordeal, their loss of family husband or wife, children. I had also spoken with those who lived in Germany at the time, who denied what had happened.

It appears that most of Berlin was involved, or if they weren’t, they knew about it. 3,000 houses and camps were situated there.

Now I see how gruesome this was – to top it off, those who came to the U.S. still denied what happened, even though they lived in Berlin.


Intersting post, even more interesting are some of the comments.

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Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Australia Listeni/əˈstrljə, ɒ-, -iə/,[10][11] officially the Commonwealth of Australia,[12] is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. Neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east.

For at least 40,000 years[13] before the first British settlement in the late 18th century,[14][15] Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians,[16] who spoke languages grouped into roughly 250 language groups.[17][18] After discovery by Dutch explorers in 1606, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades; the continent was explored and an additional five self-governing Crown Colonies were established.

On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Since Federation, Australia has maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. The federation comprises six states and several territories. The population of 23.1 million[5] is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated in the eastern states.[19]

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Australian gold rushes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Australian Gold Rush was a period of significant migration of workers, both more locally and from overseas, to areas which had discoveries of gold deposits. There were a number of gold finds in Australia prior to 1851, but it is only the gold found from 1851 onwards which created gold rushes. This is mainly because, prior to 1851, the colonial government of New South Wales (Victoria did not become a separate colony until 1 July 1851, and Tasmania did not become a separate colony until 1856) had suppressed news of gold finds which it believed would reduce the workforce and destabilise the economy.[1] It was only after the Californian Gold Rush, which began in 1848, caused gold prospectors to move from Australia to the United States that the New South Wales government rethought its position, sought approval of the Colonial Office in England to allow the exploitation of the mineral resources and also offered rewards for payable gold to be found.[2]discovery of gold in payable quantities was an epoch-making event in Australian history, for as one writer aptly phrases it, this event "precipitated Australia into nationhood." A reference to the population figures prior and subsequent to the year 1851 amply demonstrates this fact. Thus on 3lst December, 1841, the population of the Commonwealth was only 220,968; at the end of 1851 it was still under half a million, viz., 437,665, while by the end of 1861 the had reached 1,168,149 persons, that is, the population had quintupled itself in twenty years.[3]

The first gold rush in Australia began in May 1851 after prospector Edward Hargraves claimed the discovery of payable gold near Bathurst, New South Wales at a site he called Ophir.[4] Hargraves was offered a reward by both the Colony of New South Wales and the Colony of Victoria. Before the end of the year the gold rush had spread to many other parts of the state where gold had been found, not just to the west, but also to the south and north of Sydney.[5] In July 1851 Victoria's first gold rush began on the Clunes goldfield.[6] In August the gold rush had spread to include the goldfield at Buninyong (today a suburb of Ballarat) 45 km (28m) away and, by early September 1851, to the nearby goldfield at Ballarat (then also known as Yuille's Diggings),[7][8][9][10] followed in early September to the goldfield at Castlemaine (then known as Forest Creek and the Mount Alexander Goldfield)[11] and the goldfield at Bendigo (then known as Bendigo Creek) in November 1851.[12] Gold, just as in New South Wales, was also found in many other parts of the state. The Victorian Gold Discovery Committee wrote in 1854:

The gold rushes caused large influxes of prospectors from overseas resulting in mass international immigration. Australia's total population more than tripled from 430,000 in 1851 to 1.7 million in 1871.[13] Australia first became multi-cultural during the gold rush period. Between 1852 and 1860, 290,000 people migrated to Victoria from the British Isles, 15,000 came from other European countries, and 18,000 migrated from the United States.[14] The non-European immigrants, however, were unwelcomed, especially the Chinese.

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Broome County Sheriff takes heavy equipment to new level - WBNG-TV

WBNG-TV Broome County Sheriff takes heavy equipment to new level WBNG-TV Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) With its black frame, and heavy tires and armor, the Broome County Sheriff's armored carrier looks more like some thing out of the bat cave...
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Gates To Hell - The Nazi Death Camps, Nazis Made $Trillions Confiscating Prisoner Property, Just Like Abortion

Gates To Hell - The Nazi Death Camps, Nazis Made $Trillions Confiscating Prisoner Property, Just Like Abortion | Australian History |
The Holocaust, the Death Camps Auschwitz, Sobibor, Treblinka

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Egyptian Blogger: Six Million Jews Could Not Have Died In European Nazi Camps

Egyptian Blogger: Six Million Jews Could Not Have Died In European Nazi Camps | Australian History |

Muhammad Isma'il Salama is a blogger who also occasionally publishes articles in various Egyptian papers. In an article he published recently in the newspaper of the Egyptian party Al-Wafd, he wrote that the figure of six million Jewish Holocaust victims was exaggerated and contradicts testimony and historical documents regarding the number of Jews who lived in Europe at the time. According to Salama, the Jews wished to convince the world they were victims of the Nazis in order to extort millions of dollars in compensation from Germany.

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Nazi Concentration Camps (1945) WARNING : Very graphic

Horrible footage from inside the labour camps

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Stolen Generations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Stolen Generations (also known as Stolen children) were the children of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who were removed from their families by the Australian Federal and State government agencies and church missions, under acts of their respective parliaments. The removals occurred in the period between approximately 1909[1] and 1969,[2][3] although in some places children were still being taken until the 1970s.[4][5][6]

Documentary evidence, such as newspaper articles and reports to parliamentary committees, suggest a range of rationales. Motivations evident include child protection, beliefs that given their catastrophic population decline after white contact that Aboriginal people would "die out",[7] and a fear of miscegenation by full-blooded Aboriginal people.[8] Terms such as "stolen" were used in the context of taking children from their families – the Hon P. McGarry, a member of the Parliament of New South Wales, objected to the Aborigines Protection Amending Act 1915 which then enabled the Aborigines' Protection Board to remove Aboriginal children from their parents without having to establish that they were in any way neglected or mistreated; McGarry described the policy as "steal[ing] the child away from its parents".[9] In 1924,[10] in the Adelaide Sun an article stated "The word 'stole' may sound a bit far-fetched but by the time we have told the story of the heart-broken Aboriginal mother we are sure the word will not be considered out of place."[11][12]

Indigenous Australians in most jurisdictions were "protected", effectively being wards of the State.[13][14] The protection was done through each jurisdiction's Aboriginal Protection Board; in Victoria and Western Australia these boards were also responsible for applying what were known as Half-Caste Acts.

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NY: Dreams of Binghamton | Wall Street Journal

NY: Dreams of Binghamton | Wall Street Journal | Australian History |


Community leaders here say the key to reversing this college town's population decline—to 47,000 in 2011 from 80,000 in the 1950s—is to persuade students such as Olivia Yin to start local businesses after they graduate.


Ms. Yin remains unconvinced.


"It's not quite an ideal place for a start-up business," said Ms. Yin, who is from China and majors in financial economics and German studies at Binghamton University. She said the lack of a local start-up culture made it less likely students would put down roots to create new companies. "I just don't see my peers, classmates staying around."


The population of Broome County, near the New York and Pennsylvania border, dipped by 2,540 during 2011 and 2012—to 198,060, the biggest drop of any New York county in that period.


To combat the population loss and anchor an economic revival, Binghamton leaders are banking on small businesses and, increasingly, the 15,000-student Binghamton University. The potential for an energy industry based on the region's prime location atop the gas-rich rock formation known as the Marcellus Shale also has drawn enthusiasm—and stirred debate.


"We really need to focus on homegrown small businesses, incubated businesses that will create an identity in our city and be proud to be here," said Matthew Ryan, mayor of Binghamton, the largest city in Broome County.


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