‘Lives Unworthy of Life’: Bishop von Galen and the Nazi persecution of the disabled — Stephen Unwin

The persecution, sterilisation and murder of hundreds of thousands of disabled people is one of the most overlooked chapters in the whole ghastly history of Nazi Germany.Between 1939 and 1941 as many as 100,000 people with a wide range of disabilities were dismissed as lebensunwertes Leben…

Source: ‘Lives Unworthy of Life’: Bishop von Galen and the Nazi persecution of the disabled — Stephen Unwin

Oskar Schindler’s Abandoned Factory Will Become A Holocaust Memorial | The Huffington Post

A dilapidated factory that Oskar Schindler once used to save more than 1,000 Jews from Nazi death camps during World War II will be restored into a Holocaust memorial, Czech officials have announced.

The story of Schindler and the Jews he saved was…

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The Heroism of Chiune Sugihara – Saved Countless Jews From Nazi Deathcamps

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Chiune Sugihara is not a name that immediately springs to mind when thinking of Japanese Second World War heroes, but his story is remarkable.

Born in January 1900 in the small Japanese town of Yaotsu, Chiune was an excellent scholar. He graduated from high school with top marks. He gained a place at the famous Waseda University in Tokyo where he studied English. He paid his way through university by taking several part-time jobs.

When he was 19, Sugihara discovered that the Japanese Foreign Ministry was looking for people who wanted to work in the overseas diplomatic service, and he applied. The entrance exam was…

Source: The Heroism of Chiune Sugihara – Saved Countless Jews From Nazi Deathcamps