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Bloody Spring of 1945 (1)

The real history of our state in the twentieth century is basically not taught in schools until 1918. It also ceased to be politically correct to show what happened during the war here in the Protectorate and what happened after the war. In particular, any notes, photographs, or documents about Nazi crimes evaporated like steam over a pot. What a difference, for example, from Germany, where exhibitions are held on the crimes of Nazism, on the crimes of the Wehrmacht, children learn what Nazism or the Holocaust were…

Bloody Spring of 1945 (12)

The first defeat of the idea of Great Germany Three most successful Austrian lies:
1. Mozart was Austrian
2. Hitler was German
3. Austria-Hungary was broken by the Czechs

Bloody Spring of 1945 (2)

In order to further investigate what actually happened, we need to ask ourselves the basic questions that the world has known since ancient Rome and is used by forensic scientists today.

Bloody Spring of 1945 (8)

After the previous chapter, it would be "politically correct" to write something about those "good Germans" who did not participate in Nazi crimes and tried to either oppose or simply survive this terrible time.

Bloody Spring of 1945 (9)

It is not in anyone's power to describe and list all the places of horror that Nazism has brought to the world. Even the description of what happened in the original territory of Czechoslovakia is frightening and extensive, that it goes beyond today's ideas. To show the horror of that time, I will focus in this section only on a small, selected section of crimes, both spatially and temporally.

Carl von Ossietzky

Intellectual, pacifist, leftist journalist of Jewish descent.

Escape from Auschwitz

Auschwitz - Auschwitz, Březinka - Birkenau. Names that still terrify and tremor even those who have never been there. Millions of those who were there never returned. Auschwitz is synonymous with the most terrible concentration camp, German hell in Poland near our borders. Here is the story of one of the few lucky ones who managed to escape from this factory to death.

Heroes who didn't fit (1)

Originally, it was supposed to be just an article about the unveiling of one memorial plaque. But then it turned out that it would probably be small, even in relation to those who were left with only letters engraved in marble. Remember living, brave people. They don't even have a grave. Their ashes were dumped in the dump of the Mauthausen concentration camp and on roads in the surrounding area. Of course, it is a memorial plaque to 294 heroes of the Heydrich's dead revenge (photo: Jiří Wagner) writing long. Who doesn't want to, don't read it. But everyone should ...

Heroes who didn't fit (2)

In order to best clarify our own history and get rid of all the deposits and propaganda purposeful lies, the study also uses documents created by the "other party" - the Nazis ...

Heroes who didn't fit (3)

After the killing of Heydrich, terror began in the Czech lands that had not been practiced here since the 17th century. However, the Nazis were fundamentally mistaken in assessing its impact. The obsession that Hitler obviously suffered towards the Czech nation and personally towards Beneš led in its political consequences to significantly negative results for the Germans themselves ...

Humor in concentration camps?

Despite all the horrors that prevailed in all the concentration camps, even in these terrible conditions, humor and wit survived, helping to forget for a moment the ubiquitous reality of death.

Requiem Mass for 294 Brave

St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague Castle, more properly the Cathedral of St. Vít, Václav and Vojtěch, on October 23, 2012, was waiting for us to attend an extraordinary and important funeral mass. In the presence of evangelical and orthodox priests, Cardinal Dominik Duka was to celebrate a funeral mass for 294 dead on the seventieth anniversary of their torture. However, they were not just some accidental victims of the Nazi rage, but brave opponents of Nazism. People who helped Anthropoid, Silver A, Out Distance and Intransitive to complete their task. And help save the endangered nation. Perhaps that is why such a solemn mass was celebrated only seventy years after their death, because from the beginning and unfortunately until now there have been and are too many those to whom the brave Czechs and Czechoslovaks did not fit and do not fit into their political " agenda ".

The Danish story of the Star of David

The stories of the Jews during the Second world war come often "completely known" and examined to the smallest detail. The deportation and systematic murder of the Jews were enforced by the Nazis, mostly without resistance, perhaps with the exception of a few brave individuals who tried to help the Jews on their own. Yet there is a country that managed defeat the Nazis in the fight for the lives of its Jews. That country is Denmark.

The long fight of Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba was not just a man who escaped from the Auschwitz concentration camp and told the world the truth about the extermination of Jews there. He was also a man who had a sharp conflict with Israeli Jews after World War II and whose name is still not well known among Jews.

Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto

Before and during World War II, the Nazis set up a number of ghettos and extermination camps. The largest ghettos were located in Warsaw and Łódz. There were 200,000 Jews in the Łódz ghetto, of whom 45,000 died of starvation, fatigue and exhaustion. The Warsaw ghetto was equally harsh and inhumane, killing 83,000 Jews in less than twenty months. From 1942, the deportation of Polish Jews to death camps began.

Zarzecze Labor Camp near Nis in the system of Jewish forced labor camps

While we know quite a lot about the existence of Nazi concentration camps during World War II, labor camps that did not get along well with concentration camps (or were at the beginning) are still a little-published topic. One of those who sheds light on this topic is Józef Marszalek, whose paper with the above title was presented at a scientific conference in Ostrava in 1994 and published in an abbreviated title "Nisko 1939–44".

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