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  Images from the Vilnius [Vilna] Ghetto www.HolocaustResearchProject.org     [Next] [Last]  1904 Vilna638 X 37945 KB A barbed wire fence in the grove surrounding the Ponary mass extermination site near Vilnius (Vilna).474 X 31065 KB A bunker at the ...
New Page 1Moshe Bahir    Testimony about Sobibor at the Eichmann Trial 1961 (Selected Extracts) [photos added to enhance the text]  Attorney General: I call Mr Moshe Bahir Moshe Bahir testifying at the trial of Adolf Eichmann in the District Court of ...
Wilhelm Pfannenstiel          Witness to the Exterminations at Belzec      Dr. Wilhelm Pfannensteil During the First World War I was an air force officer and was demobilised as a first lieutenant in the reserve. In 1936...
Jacob Edelstein   Jacob Edelstein Jacob Edelstein was born in Gorodenka, Galicia and received a religious Zionist upbringing, during World War One his family moved to Brno, the capital of Moravia, and from 1926 he was active in the Tekhelet – Lavan and He- Haluts Zionist y...
POLISH FORT-NIGHTLY REVIEW London, Thursday, July 1st 1943 Issue No. 71 "What happened in the Radom Ghetto " Issue No. 71 of the Polish Fortnightly Review In this number of the of the Polish Forth-Nightly Review we give two protocols (A. and B.) of statements made by t...
Einsatzgruppen A   Mass murder of Jews in Latvia     List of Jewish populations by country used at the Wannsee Conference showing Latvia with 3,500 left alive (click text to enlarge) Jews have occupied the region of the Baltic countries since the fourteenth century....
“A Guided Tour of the Sydney Jewish Museum”  by David Benedikt First offered September 3, 1999, periodically revised since. [photos added to enhance the text]     A vandalized Jewish gravestone showing that anti-Semitism still abounds First of all, the word itself –...
New additions to the>H.E.A.R.T Website  New additions to the H.E.A.R.T Website To comment on any of the new articles visit the official Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team Blog http://blog.holocaustresearchproject.org/ New Additions  Section Page Name...
  Images from the Bialystok Ghetto www.HolocaustResearchProject.org     [Next] [Last]  A document given to Bronka Winicka - Klibanski, a member of the underground in the Bialystok ghetto, a liaison - courier and partisan in Belorussia.772 X 800136 ...
Leni Riefenstahl   Leni Riefenstahl Helene Bertha Amalie “Leni” Riefenstahl was born in Berlin on the 22 August 1902 and began her career as a ballet dancer, employed by Max Reinhardt among others, for dance performances in the early 1920’s.   Her father Alfred Riefensta...
Jacob Gens The Holocaust in the Vilna Ghetto   Jacob Gens Jacob Gens was appointed by the Germans in 1941 to head the Judenrat (Jewish Council) in the Vilna Ghetto. He held this post until Sept 14th, 1943 when  he was summoned to the Gestapo headquarters and shot. The Vi...
The Trial of Amon Goeth The Indictment -Part 1     Amon Leopold Goeth A considerable amount of publicity has been directed recently to the trial in Bergen-Belsen of that camps’ commander Joseph Kramer, a professional friend of the accused. This man acquired the nic...
After some initial bombing and shelling, Piotrkow was occupied on 5 September 1939, the persecution of the Jewish residents began immediately. Jewish men were seized in the streets for slave labour, beatings and random killings became commonplace. Although approximately 2,000 Jews had ...
NSDAP Images www.HolocaustResearchProject         [Next] [Last]  1922 NSDAP Delegation in Coburg800 X 51292 KB 1934 NSDAP rally in Nuremberg433 X 59995 KB A truck of the fascist Nazi party drives through the Prenzlauer...
POLISH FORT-NIGHTLY REVIEW London, Thursday, July 1st 1943 Issue No. 71 "Slaughter of the Jews in Poland " Issue No. 71 of the Polish Fortnightly Review In this number of the of the Polish Forth-Nightly Review we give two protocols (A. and B.) of statements made by two...
The Bielski partisans were later accused of war crimes on the neighboring population; particularly for involvement in the massacre of 128 people in the Polish village of Naliboki. They were also charged by Polish officials of numerous cases of armed robbery and looting. Despite their s...
Chelmno Diary "Szlamek Bajler recounts his time at Chelmno"   A page from the Ringelblum archive Szlamek Bajler was a young Jew from the village of Izbica Kujawska, north of Kolo (German: Warthbrücken) and Chelmno (German: Kulmhof), in the annexed "Warthegau". Bajler was arr...
Operation ANTHROPOID Gallery Images related to the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich   www.HolocaustResearchProject.org   Read the full story of the Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich [here]       [Next] [Last]  A document about the prepara...
The Richard Korherr Report *Note:  While "The Korherr Report" having been compiled after the vast majority of European Jews had already been murdered, H.E.A.R.T has selected to place this article  in the Prelude section as a conclusion to many of the events leading to t...
“As a controller I was responsible for ensuring the track was in good condition and in particular that the train ran smoothly. During a visit to the station at Belzec the supervisor, a Secretary or Senior Secretary from Thuringen, informed me that he was having a lot of problems with t...
Men Record their Experiences of the Holocaust   Hugh Greene Hugh Greene   Daily Telegraph correspondent in Berlin during 1938   “I was in Berlin at that time and saw some pretty revolting sights – the destruction of Jewish shops, Jews being arrested and led away, ...
Aktion Reinhard  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 Reinha...
Richard Glucks As described by Rudolf Höss     Richard Glucks Biography   Richard Glucks Richard Glucks was born on the 22 April 1889 and he served as an officer in World War One and joined the Nazi Party relatively late. Nevertheless, he was an SS Brigadier Genera...
The Allied Reaction Regarding the Holocaust During 1942   "What the Allies Knew"    Gen. Wladyslaw Sikorski The following letters, reports, telegrams indicate the Nazis brutal persecution of the Jews in Poland, and the extent to which the Allies knew what was happe...
Holocaust Remembrance A time to memorialize, debate, debunk or debauch?   Guest Publication by Dr. Martin Friedhaus [photos added to enhance the text]   [Please note that editorials posted in this section are the sole viewpoints of the individual author and do not necessaril...
Jules Schelvis   Recounts his Journey and Arrival at to Sobibor Death Camp Recounts his Journey and Arrival at to Sobibor Death Camp          Jules Schelvis & his wife Rachel in 1941 Jules Schelvis, his wife Rachel, whom he married on the 18 ...
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What it took for one Jewish man to survive the HolocaustThe Story of Victor Lewis [Published with the permission of Victor Lewis] Victor Lewis circa 1936 I’m not a poet or a writer. But I have an important story to tell. My memories of the Nazi occupation of Poland and my ex...
Kurt Lischka  German Security Police - France       Kurt Lischka Kurt Lischka was born in Breslau on the 16 August 1909, the son of a bank official, after studying law and political science in Breslau and Berlin, he was active in different district courts and w...
Hans Frank   Speech to senior members of his administration The Removal of the Jews from the General Government     Hans Frank (center) and his senior staff 16 December 1941     One way or another – I will tell you that, quite openly – we must ...
Voluntary Statement of Prisoner of War  Hauptsturmfuhrer Friedel Rau  [photos added to enhance the text] Secret   Portrait of Hans-Adolf Pruetzmann from 1934 During the time that I belonged to the staff of the Senior SS and Police Officer for North Russia, SS Grup...
A Collection of Statements to the War Crimes Team at Bergen–Belsen regarding War Crimes in Prisons and Concentration Camps     Renee Erman      Barbwire fence and guard tower at Drancy In the Matter of War Crimes and Atrocities at Drancy Prison, Paris and ...
The Gas Chambers at Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka  Descriptions and  Eyewitness Testimony The intention of this article is to provide a brief description of all the gas chambers constructed at Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka death camps constructed by the Nazis, as part ...
Alfred Wiener (The Wiener Library)     Alfred Wiener and the librarian Ilse Wolff circa 1960 Alfred Wiener was born in Potsdam, Germany on the 16 March 1885 and after attending grammar school in Bentschen, Poznan and then in Potsdam, he studied at the Universities of Ber...
My Honor is Loyalty "The Reinhard Heydrich Memorial Death Book" The Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team has faithfully translated this infamous Nazi text from the original versions printed in the German language. The purpose of this translation is for readers to unders...
Women Record Their Accounts of the Holocaust     Melita Maschmann  Bund Deutscher Madel Member   Melita Maschmann  “On the night of November 9 1938, the “Crystal Night” a shadow fell on our joy. Of the riots of that night I saw nothing. But in the mornin...
Bruno Israel Chelmno Wachtmeister - Testimony Protocol of the Interrogation of Accused – Suspect       Deportation of Jews from the Brzeziny ghetto to the Chelmno Death Camp On October 29 1945 in Lodz   Examining Judge of the third region of the District Court...
The Eichmann Gallery www.HolocaustResearchProject.org     [Next] [Last] Abba Kovner Testifies at the Eichmann Trial412 X 58644 KB Adof Berman gives testimony at the Eichmann Trial389 X 53334 KB Alexander Arnon testifying at the trial of Adolf Eichmann in the Dist...
Gerhard Maurer – Described by Rudolf Höss Department DII in the Economic Administration Head Office    SS Colonel Gerhard Maurer testifies for the defense at the trial of former camp personnel and prisoners from Dora-Mittelbau Gerhard Maurer, Director of Department D-II ...
Adolf Eichmann Testimony  The Fuhrer Order Witnessed Interrogation of Eichmann by Avner Less (Used at Eichmann Trial)         Adolf Eichmann just after he was brought to Israel in 1961 Eichmann: May I now relate in short, Captain, what I know, from what ...