Archive for 'Holocaust' Category

Twit of the day

By Anthony - Last updated: Thursday, March 27, 2008

Here’s Inderjit Singh, a sikh BBC 4 Thought for the Day author, on the human embryology bill, proving that it isn’t just christians who are willing to misrepresent: What is particularly concerning about the Bill’s proposals to allow the creation of part human and part animal embryos is, that while it may help in combating […]

Tesch and Stabenow

By Anthony - Last updated: Monday, March 10, 2008

Francis Sedgemore has posted an essay by his mother, written after her recent trip to a number of concentration camps. It is well worth a read. One point stands out: Did the factories who made Cyclon B know what it was to be used for? Tomasz Kranz’ book, “Die Vernichtung der Juden im Konzentrationslager Majdanek” […]

Primo

By Anthony - Last updated: Sunday, January 27, 2008

The BBC’s iplayer will have Primo, a film about Primo Levi, online for the next six days. Click here to watch it. You who live safe In your warm houses, You who find, returning in the evening, Hot food and friendly faces: Consider if this is a man Who works in the mud Who does […]

Just ordinary people

By Anthony - Last updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The above work outing is of the SS staff from Auschwitz. The photograph comes from a new photograph album, recently donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), which depicts a rare view of Auschwitz from the SS side of the wire. They compare the album with another depicting the arrival of people at […]

Centre of the Universe

By Anthony - Last updated: Saturday, January 27, 2007

Today it is 62 years since the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. Two weeks ago I traveled to Poland to visit the camp for the first time, in the company of Marcus from Harry’s Place. Auschwitz I was smaller than I expected, and immediately after passing under the infamous gate, the size of the camp […]

This happened

By Anthony - Last updated: Friday, January 27, 2006

Q: Did you hear about what’s going on in Europe at that time? What are the Germans doing to the Jews? A: Only when we were in Germany and only towards the very end we started hearing. And what we heard we found was so utterly impossible that any human beings would do that that […]

Businessmen who are complicit in gassing

By Anthony - Last updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Frans van Anraat is currently on trial in the Hague for “complicity in war crimes and genocide for supplying agents for poison gas used by Iraq in the 1980 to 1988 war with Iran and against its Kurdish population, including a 1988 attack on the town of Halabja.” He is not the first businessman to […]

Commemorating the dead

By Anthony - Last updated: Friday, September 23, 2005

Two Israeli academics at a Medical School in Haifa come across a copy of Pernkopf’s Atlas, an anatomy book. In it is a drawing of a shaven headed man, whose neck has been dissected. It was drawn in 1943. In 1933 Eduard Pernkopf, head of the anatomy school of Vienna University, began preparing an anatomical […]

Holocaust Memorial Day

By Anthony - Last updated: Thursday, January 27, 2005

Orac, a cancer surgeon in the US, meditates on Holocaust Memorial Day: So, today, as memorials to the murdered are held and speeches made, I urge everyone to take a moment and reflect upon the evil that humans are capable of. But, more importantly, reflect upon what each of us might do to prevent it […]