A 100-year-old former Nazi guard has gone on trial, facing charges for 3,518 deaths

A 100-year-old man went on trial in Germany Thursday, accused of being an accessory to murder for serving as a Nazi SS guard at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin during World War II. The trial of the defendant, who is charged with 3,518 counts of accessory to murder, was held at the Neuruppin stateContinue reading “A 100-year-old former Nazi guard has gone on trial, facing charges for 3,518 deaths”

Germany: Nazi death camp secretary caught after fleeing trial

A 96-year-old woman due to go on trial for alleged war crimes as a secretary at a Nazi death camp had gone into hiding. A district court in Germany had issued an arrest warrant for a 96-year-old woman who was due to go on trial on Thursday on charges of complicity in thousands of murders at the Stutthof deathContinue reading “Germany: Nazi death camp secretary caught after fleeing trial”

World War II Part 2 – The Homefront: Crash Course US History #36

In which John Green teaches you about World War 2, as it was lived on the home front. You’ll learn about how the war changed the country as a whole, and changed how Americans thought about their country. John talks about the government control of war production, and how the war probably helped to endContinue reading “World War II Part 2 – The Homefront: Crash Course US History #36”

Canada: Disgust growing over vaccine protesters’ Holocaust comparisons

Demonstrators seen wearing yellow stars, holding pictures of Anne Frank At the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa on Tuesday, they gathered to remember the Babi Yar massacre. Over two days in late September 1941, nearly 34,000 Jewish men, women and children were herded through the streets of Kyiv in Nazi-occupied Ukraine, stripped of their clothingContinue reading “Canada: Disgust growing over vaccine protesters’ Holocaust comparisons”

Thousands thrown into concentration camps and others butchered in Ethiopia ethnic purge, report says

‘There is no mercy’ for Tigrayan people, witness claims Soldiers occupying parts of Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region are engaged in an ethnic purge of native people who are being thrown into concentration camps and massacred by the dozen, a report has claimed. The Daily Telegraph cited witnesses in the northern city of Humera, near the border withContinue reading “Thousands thrown into concentration camps and others butchered in Ethiopia ethnic purge, report says”

EU votes for diplomats to boycott China Winter Olympics over rights abuses

Non-binding resolution also calls for governments to impose further sanctions on China as tensions rise The European parliament has overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on diplomatic officials to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in response to continuing human rights abuses by the Chinese government. In escalating tensions between the EU and China, the non-binding resolution alsoContinue reading “EU votes for diplomats to boycott China Winter Olympics over rights abuses”

Prison Heat: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver explains how the failure to air-condition prisons can cause both physical and mental health issues for incarcerated people, and why the solution is simpler than you might think.

Arizona ‘refurbishes’ its gas chamber to prepare for executions, documents reveal

The corrections department has spent more than $2,000 on ingredients to make cyanide gas, the same used in Auschwitz The state of Arizona is preparing to kill death row inmates using hydrogen cyanide, the same lethal gas that was deployed at Auschwitz. Documents obtained by the Guardian reveal that Arizona’s department of corrections has spent more thanContinue reading “Arizona ‘refurbishes’ its gas chamber to prepare for executions, documents reveal”

The Holocaust,Genocides, and Mass Murder of WWII: Crash Course European History #40

During World War II, Nazi Germany undertook the imprisonment and summary execution of many of its own citizens, and citizens of the nations they occupied. One of the groups that came under assault was the European Jewish population. More than six million Jewish people were killed in a systematized genocide. Five million more people diedContinue reading “The Holocaust,Genocides, and Mass Murder of WWII: Crash Course European History #40”

World War II: Crash Course European History #38

Only a couple of decades after the end of the First World War–which was supposed to be the War that Ended All Wars–another, bigger, farther-flung, more destructive, and deadlier war began. Today, you’ll learn about how the war in Europe progressed, from the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact and the invasion of Poland, to the Western and EasternContinue reading “World War II: Crash Course European History #38”

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