Dora - Mittelbau/Nordhausen
Dora – Mittelbau also known Dora-Nordhausen was a concentration camp in the
Harz Mountains, three miles from Nordhausen, Saxony, in Germany.
The Lutherplatz in the town of Nordhausen
The Dora-Mittelbau camp was first mentioned on 27 August 1943 as an external
unit of the Buchenwald concentration camp. On 28 October 1944 it became a
major concentration camp in its own right, with twenty-three branches, most
of them in the vicinity, inside a restricted military area.
Following Hitler's August 22 1943 order for SS-Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler
to use concentration camp workers for A-4 production, 107 inmates arrived at
Nordhausen from Buchenwald on August 28, 1943, followed by 1,223 on September
2. Workers from Peenemünde departed on October 13, 1943.
Originally called Block 17/3 Buchenwald, the SS administration ... (more)
Holocaust Research Project on Ulitzer
Reinhard Heydrich Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia
On the twenty-ninth of May, 1942, Radio Prague announced that Reinhard
Heydrich, Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia, lay dying at the Bulovka
hospital in Prague from wounds sustained in a daring ambush by Czech
partisans as his car passed through the city outskirts at Holesovice, on the
Rude Armady VII Kobylisky not far from the Vltava river.
The assassins attempted to kill Heydrich with automatic weapons but
experienced a malfunction so a grenade was then tossed at the car by one o... (more)
Profiting from the Holocaust
August Frank at the WVHA trial in Nuremberg
SS- Brigadefuhrer August Frank, one of the heads of the Economic and
Administrative Main Office (WVHA) issued an order on the 26 September 1942 to
the Aktion Reinhard headquarters in Lublin and to the commandant in
Auschwitz, regarding the correct procedure for the treatment and distribution
of Jewish possessions and valuables within the extermination camps.
Within the three death camps, Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka the Germans
established working commandos to sort and pack the p... (more)
Jewish Underground Leader
Aharon Liebeskind was born in Zabierzow, a village near Krakow in 1912, and
he studied law at Krakow University. In 1938 he became secretary of the Akiva
movement, which he had joined at the age of fourteen. In early 1939 he was
appointed national secretary of Akiva and went to live in Warsaw, although he
kept his home in Krakow as well, and continued to lead the movement there.
As well as the above commitments he also managed to complete his doctoral
dissertation. His job kept him in Warsaw unt... (more)
The Jasenovac Extermination Camp
"Terror in Croatia"
Ante Pavelic Head of the Independent State of Croatia
The Axis powers invaded Yugoslavia on 6 April 1941. Vladko Maček, the leader
of the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS) which was the most influential party in
Croatia at the time, rejected offers by the Nazi Germany to lead the new
government. On 10 April the most senior home-based Ustaša, Slavko Kvaternik,
took control of the police in Zagreb and in a radio broadcast that day
proclaimed the formation of the Independent State of Croatia (Nezavisna
Država Hrvatska, NDH).... (more)