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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...
Felix Landau – Einsatzkommando   War Diary – Selected Extracts   Part One Service in Lemberg      Felix Landau was a SS Hauptscharführer, a member of an Einsatzkommando during World War II, based first in Lemberg (Lviv), and later in Drohobycz. He played ...
Mauthausen Image Gallery         The SS Album & Liberation           www.holocaustresearchproject.org     [Next] [Last] A Mauthausen block leader punishes an inmate552 X 80062...
Interview with Dr Franz Grassler -Deputy to Dr Auerswald  Nazi Commissioner of the Warsaw Ghetto       Interview with Claude Lanzmann       You don’t remember those days?   Not much. I recall more clearly my pre-war mountaineering trips tha...
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German Persecution of Jews in Poland From Cities to Villages – Widespread Terror      Nazi soldiers parading through Warsaw after the invasion of Poland 1939 The German invasion and subsequent occupation of Poland triggered the persecution of the Polish and Jewish p...
Meir Beliner Brave Act of Resistance at Treblinka   Jews assembled in Warsaw for transport to Treblinka Meir Berliner was a citizen of Argentina who was visiting Warsaw with his wife and daughter when the Second World War broke out. Meir and his family were taken to Treblink...
Essays & Editorials  The Department of History, University of Northampton & The Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team   2008- 2009 Like previous undergraduate student essays made available online through collaboration with the HEART team, s...
Images of Nazi Euthanasia Facilities & T-4 Staff   www.HolocaustResearchProject.org     [Next] [Last] Allers161 X 19311 KB Anziger331 X 40226 KB Becker on coach640 X 39148 KB Bernberg357 X 23417 KB Blankenburg150 X 1709 KB Blome100 X 1244 KB Bluepri...
Oscar Strawczynski Ten Months in Treblinka [photos added to enhance the text]  Biographical Notes   Oscar (left) and brother Zygmunt Oscar Strawczynski was born in Lodz, Poland in 1906. He was the oldest son in a large family of seven children. Three sisters and three o...