Blog Posts - Nazi Invasion



Rachel Sarai’s Vineyard – Death of a “hidden” child

When you think of the “hidden children of the Holocaust,” the images those words conjure are probably Jewish kids on a freedom-bound train or hidden in a small space in someone’s attic. Rachel Sarai was a very German-looking Jewish child hidden...
by Never Again! on Jan 14, 2010

Rachel Sarai’s Vineyard – Death of a “hidden” child

When you think of the “hidden children of the Holocaust,” the images those words conjure are probably Jewish kids on a freedom-bound train or hidden in a small space in someone’s attic. Rachel Sarai was a very German-looking Jewish child hidden...
by Never Again! on Jan 14, 2010

Interview with R. Gabriele Silten

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Holocaust survivor Gabriele Silten through the Remember_The_Holocaust group moderated by Fred Kahn. She immediately sent me copies of her written work (see titles list below), including her autobiography Between...
by Never Again! on Nov 17, 2009

Interview with R. Gabriele Silten

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Holocaust survivor Gabriele Silten through the Remember_The_Holocaust group moderated by Fred Kahn. She immediately sent me copies of her written work (see titles list below), including her autobiography Between...
by Never Again! on Nov 17, 2009

The Jedwabne Massacre of 1941

Until picking up a book by Robert Wistrich, I knew nothing about the Jedwabne Massacre of 1941. His account was taken from an earlier work by Polish-American author/researcher Jan T. Gross. One reviewer of Gross’ book says, “This story i...
by Never Again! on Oct 12, 2009

Survivor Profile: Fred Kahn

Fred began life in December 1932, in Wiesbaden, shortly before Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in January 1933. “My parents left Germany to escape the Nazis shortly after my birth to seek refuge in Belgium, thinking they would return soon.
by Never Again! on Oct 10, 2009

Czechoslovakia’s Jews & the Munich Conference

By September 1938, Hitler had already been welcomed with open arms by the Austrian government. He wanted to seize control of Czechoslovakia, too, but was shrewd enough to know that Western European powers, namely France and Great Britain, would not...
by Never Again! on Oct 7, 2009

Plight of the Polish Jew, 1939

Gone now are those little towns where the shoemaker was a poet, The watchmaker a philosopher, the barber a troubadour.  Gone now are those little towns where the wind joined Biblical songs with Polish tunes and Slavic rue, Where old Jews in orchard...
by Never Again! on Oct 5, 2009

30 Days of Shoah Remembrance

Never Again! wishes to thank the people all over the world, from Lithuania to Louisiana, who have visited the blog, commented and/or e-mailed. In just one month, we’ve welcomed more than 1,260 visits to the site. That lets us know that we are m...
by Never Again! on Sep 30, 2009

September 27, 1939…

…Warsaw, Poland, falls to German troops; …Berlin issues a command to establish Jewish ghettos in Poland; …Inmates at the Dachau, Germany, concentration camp are moved to a camp at Mauthausen, Austria, so that Dachau can be used as a...
by Never Again! on Sep 27, 2009

Holocaust Encroaches Kovno, Lithuania

In his book The Origins of the Final Solution, Christopher Browning says “plans for the Vernichtungskrieg [that is War of Destruction] entailed the death of millions of people in the Soviet Union. In such an environment of mass death, clearly Sovie...
by Never Again! on Sep 26, 2009

“The stoppage of all tears”

A Polish Jew from Bransk, interviewed by Eva Hoffman for her book Shtetl, remembers a young Jewish refugee from the Warsaw ghetto who had lost his father. “How come he don’t cry?,” asks Jack Rubin, to which Ms. Hoffman replies, “there is a ce...
by Never Again! on Sep 24, 2009

Haunting voices from Lodz ghetto

Sketches of Ghetto Life: Escape into Hell– The postmen are rushing through town, or rather, they have a rush job to do. But they themselves are trudging through the streets, up and down the stairs. Their bags are full now. When there is a knock at...
by Never Again! on Sep 21, 2009

One Austrian Jew Escapes Certain Death at Sachsenhausen

Walter A. Singer’s story is told at the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies (Keene State College, New Hampshire). Here is an excerpt: According to Singer, Austrian Jews were aware of their danger long before German Jews. They sailed on a small,...
by Never Again! on Sep 18, 2009

Hitler’s War Against International Jewry

Deciphering the legend: On the map above, the dark blue shaded areas are the German Reich; the red shaded areas are the Allied countries; the green shaded areas are the Soviet Union; and white are the neutral countries. Hitler’s War Against Int...
by Never Again! on Sep 17, 2009

Destination Lodz, the Lizmannstadt Ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland

Imagine being a Jewish resident in a small Polish village 70 years ago. The reports coming over the family radio tell of a German blitzkrieg, bombs falling on Warsaw, casualties by the thousands… The Nazis and their secret police are sweeping...
by Never Again! on Sep 13, 2009

3 Sept 1939 – England & France Declare War on Nazi Germany

Seventy years ago today, as the German blitzkrieg advances into western Poland toward Krakow, the English and French governments declare war. Behind the shock and awe of advancing German troops, the Nazi SS terrorized Poles and Jews by the thousands.
by Never Again! on Sep 3, 2009

“World War II Erupts!” Looking back 70 years

It was 70 years ago today that Nazi Germany invaded Poland, spelling doom for millions of Polish Jews and those expelled from Germany. While Nazi terror persisted for several years prior, including the widespread persecution and murder of Jews, Septe...
by Never Again! on Sep 1, 2009


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