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Did Hitler have a secret son?

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By Candace Smith, ABC News
February 21, 2012

Until his death in 1985, Jean-Marie Loret believed that he was the only son of Adolf Hitler. There is now renewed attention to evidence from France and Germany that apparently lends some credence to his claim.

Loret collected information from two studies; one conducted by the University of Heidelberg in 1981 and another conducted by a handwriting analyst that showed Loret’s blood type and handwriting, respectively, were similar to the Nazi (more…)


Nazi hunter’s tools on display

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By David McKenzie, CNN
February 15, 2012 

The attached video reports on the declassified story of the hunt for Adolph Eichmann, the architect of the holocaust.


Irish government promises action on WWII deserters

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BBC News UK
January 2, 2012

The Irish government is to take action over the soldiers who were punished for fighting with the British during World War II, the BBC understands.

Ireland was neutral during the conflict, but around 10% of its armed forces deserted to join the fight against fascism.  On their return many were placed on an official blacklist, banning them from getting jobs, benefits or pensions.

There has been growing pressure on Dublin to (more…)


Vets who witnessed Japanese surrender reunite, reminisce

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By Cheryl Kuck, The Brandon News & Tribune
August 01, 2011

PLANT CITY — Veterans who sailed aboard a destroyer that shuttled dignitaries to the Japanese surrender in 1945 met at a local hotel to look back at ship’s storied history.

Tributes to fallen heroes, camaraderie, laughter and a few tears were all a part of the 14th reunion of various crews who served on the USS Rogers – a ship that saw its share of action over four decades. (more…)


Boat maker who won World War II

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By Bruce Kauffmann for the Appeal-Democrat
July 30, 2011

At the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, a sign asks the question that most visitors probably ask themselves: Why is New Orleans the host city for a museum dedicated to World War II?

The answer is simple. It was home to the man who, as Supreme Allied Cmdr. Dwight Eisenhower once put it, “won the war for us.”

Andrew Jackson Higgins, who died this week in (Aug. 1) in 1952, was the founder of Higgins Industries, a New Orleans-based shipbuilding firm (more…)


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    HOLOCAUST DEATHS BY COUNTRY

    COUNTRY

    ESTIMATED
    PRE-WAR
    JEWISH
    POPULATION

    ESTIMATED
    JEWISH
    POPULATION
    ANNIHILATED

    Poland

    3,300,000

    3,000,000

    Baltic countries

    253,000

    228,000

    Germany & Austria

    240,000

    210,000

    Bohemia & Moravia

    90,000

    80,000

    Slovakia

    90,000

    75,000

    Greece

    70,000

    54,000

    Netherlands

    140,000

    105,000

    Hungary

    650,000

    450,000

    Byelorussian SSR

    375,000

    245,000

    Ukrainian SSR

    1,500,000

    900,000

    Belgium

    65,000

    40,000

    Yugoslavia

    43,000

    26,000

    Romania

    600,000

    300,000

    Norway

    2,173

    890

    France

    350,000

    90,000

    Bulgaria

    64,000

    14,000

    Italy

    40,000

    8,000

    Luxembourg

    5,000

    1,000

    Russian SFSR

    975,000

    107,000

    Finland

    2,000

    22

    Denmark

    8,000

    52

    TOTALS

    8,861,800

    5,933,900

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