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Reports from Einsatzgruppen 3

  Complete list of executions carried out in the EK 3 area       up to 1 December 1941 Security police duties in Lithuania taken over by Einsatzkommando 3 on 2 July 1941. (The Wilna [Vilnius] area was taken over by EK 3 on 9 Aug. 1941, the Schaulen area on 2 Oct. 1941. Up until these dates EK 9 operated in Wilna and EK 2 in Schaulen.) On my instructions and orders the following executions were conducted by Lithuanian partisans: 4.7.41       Kauen-Fort VII    416 Jews, 47  Jewesses             ...

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Kristillnacht 1938

Kristallnacht November 9th, 1938 01 Ransacked Jewish Home in Vienna 02 Synagogue In Dortmund, Germany after being destroyed during the pogrom on November 9, 1938. 03 Boerneplatz Synagogue Burns 1938. 04 Locals watch the Jewish Ceremonial Hall in Graz, Austria as it is burnt to the ground. 05 Shattered Stained glass windows inside a Jewish house of Worship on the morning after Kristallnacht 06 Picking up after the horroRs of the pogrom.  Destroyed Jewish Shops were just one of the consquences of this initial wave of anti-semitic...

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Excerpts from Nazi Officials’ Speeches

STATMENTS BY LEADING NAZIS ************************** Speech by Hitler, January 31, 1939 [Trials of War Criminals Before the Nuernberg Military Tribunals – Washington, U.S Govt. Print. Off., 1949-1953, Vol XIII, p. 131] ————————————————————— Today I will once more be a prophet: If the international Jewish financiers in and outside Europe should succeed in plunging the nations once more into a world war, then the result will not be the bolshevization of the earth, and thus the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe! Adolph Hitler speaking to a crowd at the Sports Palace in Berlin,...

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Pre-War Jewish Life

Pre-War Jewish Life Many Photos by Roman Vishniac.  A few miscellaneous photos as well. 01 Warsaw Street in 1937  02 The Entire Jewish Community of Sighet Romania, 1930-1939. 03 The Blurb tells about the Szur family.  Of whom all perished in the Shoah except for the Daughter, Miriam, on the far right.  The Father, Grigory wrote a diary during their lives in the Vilna Ghetto which Miriam donated after the war.   04 Leopoldstadt, Austria 1936.  Leopoldstadt was virtually empty when the Nazis swept into town during the Anschluss in 1938.  It was a Jewish neighborhood that had been...

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