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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 ...
Bruno Streckenbach           Bruno Streckenbach Bruno Streckenbach was born on the 7 February 1902 in Hamburg, the son of a customs official. He joined the Hamburg Police in 1933 and when the Nazis came to power, he was head of the Gestapo i...
Kutno is located 33 miles north of Lodz, and is roughly in the centre of Poland. A Jewish community existed in the mid 15th Century. A synagogue was built in 1766 and survived until 1939. In 1753, a fire destroyed the town including all documents of the Jewish community. Therefor...
Einsatzgruppen A   The Massacres in Kovno Reports and Eyewitness Accounts       Franz Walther Stahlecker Franz Walther Stahlecker    Franz Walther Stahlecker was born in Sternenfels, Austria on the 10 October 1900. He was trained as an administrative...
Gitla Rosenblum Interview with Survivor of the Grande Rafle - Pithviers and Drancy    [Photos added to enhance the text]    Les Halles in Paris “My parents came to Paris from Poland in 1930 and had twelve years of very difficult life. Mother had a grocery, at n...
Central Office for Jewish Emigration in Vienna Wilhelm Hoettl – Testimony Given for the Trial of Adolf Eichmann   Wilhelm Hoettl My name is Dr. Wilhelm Hoettl, I am forty-six years old, Roman Catholic, married, administrator of the Bad Aussee Private Secondary School (Privatm...
The Kindertransports   A Jewish child resting enroot from Nazi Germany The history of the Kindertransports is a poignant tale of rescue, separation,  loss and integration following the persecution of the Jews in the Nazi Reich and countries annexed by the Germans during ...
Malka & Edek Galinski Escape attempt from Auschwitz–Birkenau       Malka Zimetbaum Malka Zimetbaum was the youngest of five children born to Pinkas Zimetbaum and his wife Chaya, in Brzesko, Poland on the 26 January 1918.   The family moved to Belgium and M...
   Images from Madanek www.holocaustresearchproject.org       [Next] [Last] A crematorium at the Majdanek extermination camp484 X 34428 KB A mass grave containing the bodies of 230 victims, uncovered in the Majdanek camp702 X 4838...
The Auschwitz – Birkenau and Sub-Camps Evacuation and the Death Marches – January 1945    The Red Army advances towards Germany 17 January 1945   Units of the Red Army advance on the outlying areas of Krakow from the north and the northwest and surprise the German p...
The Breendonck Internment Camp in Belgium   German troops outside the main entrance to the Breendonck camp The camp known as Breendonck was located in the village of Breendonk, about 20 km outside of Mechelen. Built in 1906 the fortress was erected near the junction of the An...
Anschluss & Extermination The fate of the Austrian Jews       History of Jews in Austria   Ancient Menorah from the time of the Roman Empire Evidence found in the form of ancient artifacts demonstrates the presence of a Jewish community in Austria as early ...
Treblinka Death Camp The Removal of Dr Eberl and the Re-Organisation of the Camp – August 1942     Odilo Globocnik Odilo Globocnik, the SS Police Leader for Lublin, and head of Aktion Reinhard appointed Christian Wirth, the first commandant of Belzec death camp, as Insp...
Summary of Examination of Paul Beder of Poland Summary of Examination of Paul Beder of Poland, duly sworn states     I am 29 years of age, of Polish nationality, born at Lodz, Poland My permanent address is Pomorska 101 Lodz, Poland   I am at present living at Gies...
Hartheim Euthanasia   War Crimes Investigation - The Charles H. Dameron Report    Picturesque view of Hartheim in 1940 When this team arrived in Hartheim, Austria and was directed to the address Hartheim 1, it found a large building which apparently, at least at on...
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Joel Brand "Blood for Goods"       Joel brand Joel Brand was born in Nasaud Transylvania in 1907, which was under Hungarian rule. Brand embraced Zionism after a spell in the radical leftist movement in Weimar Germany.   He returned to Transylvania after Hitler ...
Victor Brack   T4 - Euthanasia and Links to Mass Murder in the East        Viktor Brack 1940 Victor Brack was born in Haaren, Germany on the 9 November 1904 the son of a medical practitioner. After studying economics in Munich he became a fiend of Heinich...
    Essays & Editorials  [home] The Department of History, University of Northampton & The Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team       Holocaust Denial & Debunking “What is it good for?”  -   “Absolutely Nothi...
The Jews of the Sudetenland Bohemia & Moravia       1939 Map of Bohemia-Moravia The Sudetenland is the German name used in the first half of the 20th century for the western portions of Czechoslovakia inhabited mostly by ethnic Germans. Located on the border wit...
Iwan (John) Demjanjuk "Ivan the Terrible"   John Demjanjuk as a young man in the Ukraine John Demjanjuk, was born Iwan Nikolayevich Demjanjuk on the 3 April 1920 in the Ukrainian village of Dubovi Makharintsi, Kozjatyn Region, Vinnitsa Oblast.   His fathers name was Niko...