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Nazi Death Camp Yields Its Secrets


Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, history )

Marty
- 415 days ago - popular-archaeology.com
October 14, 1943 is a date that is not well known in the annals of World War II. Yet it marks a remarkable event that reflected a moment of triumph in the story of thousands of human victims who went helplessly to their deaths at the hands of their Nazi



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Shera D. (0)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 7:17 pm
oh
 

Carol George (47)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 2:40 pm
thank you for the information.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 4:10 pm
For me, this is soi interesting. On a personal note, my father was in the Air Force during the "war of attrition". He went with his superiors to several camps documenting what was was going to each allied country.
I own his 8mm films of several camps taken in 1958. As far as you can see there was nothing but gray land- the Nazis toward the end, just had the cremated remains dumped.
My father told me if you dug your shoe in deep enough, you would come up with a bone.
 

Shawna S. (44)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 9:16 pm
Thanks Marty.
The atrocities of this time in history live on in the survivors of the victims. I cannot fathom ever having lived through it or having to remember it today.
Hopefully we never see such again in our lifetime.
 

Anne F. (17)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 11:59 pm
Sobering story. Human spirit is capable of supreme heroism.
The Sobibor death camp was established in March 1942 as part of Aktion Reinhard and shut down at the end of 1943 after a prisoners' uprising.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday November 1, 2013, 3:34 am
Thanks.
 

Dave C. (227)
Friday November 1, 2013, 11:43 am
wow, thanks.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (113)
Friday November 1, 2013, 2:55 pm
noted, thanks
 

Aileen AWAY P. (37)
Friday November 1, 2013, 3:05 pm
Noted, thank you.
 

Kate Kenner (211)
Friday November 1, 2013, 3:43 pm
i grew up Jewish and for years all my father would say was 'and 6,000,000 Jews died'. It meant nothing to me. They were country club Jews and there was no history or culture for me. finally when I was 28 I decided to look for my birth mother (I was adopted) and had to reckons with being Jewish since she was. I went to a presentation about Jews and the Resistance. Finally I and something positive to grasp onto. I then learned more and although I am an atheist I still consider myself Jewish, partly I am sure because my birth other was and it is all I have to connect to her beside a birth name.
Anyway the Holocaust was nothing to me until I had to learn about and I have learned a lot. There is a movie about the escape from Sobibor. Obviously it is not a pleasant movie but so many thought that the Jews just let themselves be slaughtered when there was a huge partisan/resistance movement.
 

Phil P. (93)
Friday November 1, 2013, 4:52 pm
And it can happen to any ethnic group at anytime any ware. Look what's happening in Africa in our own life time. And the GOP Taliban are not too far behind.
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Friday November 1, 2013, 4:52 pm
I'd be interested in seeing that documentary if it ever comes to the general public. Thanks for sharing this with us.
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Friday November 1, 2013, 8:27 pm
Frightening to know what humankind is capable of. One can only hope that lessons are learned from the victims of the past but genocide still continues to this day in other places...so some have not progressed entirely or learned any lessons.
 

Suzanne L. (137)
Friday November 1, 2013, 9:04 pm
Thanks for posting Marty. This sad era of history is still being told in increasingly graphic detail from records and archaology.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 12:55 am
noted
 

Inge Bjorkman (147)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 3:24 am
Make Peace not War

or Love
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 3:51 am
Noted, thanks.
 

John Gregoire (264)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 4:52 am
I was but 6 days old and didn't see my dad until over 2 years later. We all owe a debt to those who fought for us then and ever since.
 

Debra Tate (17)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 2:28 pm
Noted May everyone remember this so that it will NEVER happen again!
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 8:07 am
thanks
 
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