Posts Tagged ‘Nazis’
Tags: Al-Qaeda, Amphetamines, Captagon, Daesh, drugs, Gaddafi, ISIL, ISIS, Islamic State, Libya, Libya Civil War, Muammar Gaddafi, Nazi Drugs, Nazi Germany, Nazis, Norman Ohler, Pervitin, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Syria Civil War, Terrorism, War in Syria
Tags: Adolf Hitler, Adolf Hitler conspiracy, Argentina, conspiracy theories, Eva Braun, history, Josef Goebels, Nazi Germany, Nazis, Third Reich
April 30th marked 70 years to the day since Adolf Hitler is recorded by history to have met his infamous end; taking his own life in a Berlin bunker as the city lay in ruins around him, the war lost.
The image of a defeated, deflated Hitler confined to his Fuhrer-bunker for the final weeks of the war, declining in health, losing his grip on reality and struggling to comprehend the Nazis’ crushing defeat and the loss of Berlin, is one of those evocative, palpable moments in history that is deeply established in the collective consciousness. Any book on Hitler’s life you might read, it is invariably these final stages that are the most compulsive, the most compelling.
Tags: Auschwitz, Eastern Ukraine, Holocaust, Muammar Gaddaffi, NATO, Nazis, Putin NATO, Russia, Russia crisis, Ukraine, Ukraine Crisis, Ukraine militias, Vladimir Putin
The recent Holocaust Memorial events, centered around the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz‘s liberation, brought back to public attention the crimes, climate and horrors that unfolded in Nazi Europe: a climate that we are unfortunately seeing a major resurgence of in the 21st century and manifesting in various ways.
Unfortunately, the occasion was also used by various parties for point-scoring and propaganda, as would predictably be the case. Some used the occasion to continue the orchestrated international campaign against Vladimir Putin and Russia.
Tags: Anne Frank, Anti-Semitism, Auschwitz, Concentration camps, Far Right Europe, Holocaust, Holocaust Memorial Day, Jews in Europe, Nazi Europe, Nazi Germany, Nazis, The World at War
“…in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.”
So wrote Anne Frank in one of the most moving passages of her diaries; a sentiment that, despite the horrific experiences she was witness to at the time, still contains that surviving trace of youthful hope and optimism for the future.
Tags: Crimean Crisis, Eastern Ukraine, Nazis, Politics, Russia and the West, Russia crisis, Ukraine Crisis, Ukraine fascists, world politics