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  • Unearthed video shows US troops saving Jews from Nazi train

    08/04/2023 10:07:30 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    News Nation ^ | 8/4/2023 | Rich McHugh
    Researchers have unearthed never-before-seen footage of American soldiers liberating Jewish prisoners from a Nazi death train in the final weeks of World War II. The footage — which was found in the U.S. National Archives — shows the incredible moment U.S. Army troops saved thousands of Jews during the so-called “Miracle at Farsleben” on April 13, 1945. Although it’s silent, the film speaks volumes.
  • Nazi Rocket Scientist Wernher von Braun Converted to Christ, Interviewed by C. M. Ward

    07/27/2023 12:18:38 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 86 replies
    Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center ^ | 06/26/2016 | Darrin J. Rodgers
    Wernher von Braun (1912-1977), one of Nazi Germany’s leading rocket scientists, became a pioneer in America’s space program following World War II. But it was von Braun’s conversion to Christ that captured the attention of Assemblies of God radio preacher C. M. Ward. Ward interviewed the scientist in 1966, during which von Braun described the relationship between his newfound faith and his lifework in science.Von Braun’s interest in rocket science had been sparked by a desire to explore space, but he came to regret that his work was being used to cause tremendous destruction of human life. He had developed...
  • The Russian Navy Is So Broke It Is Scraping Its Biggest Submarine Ever

    06/04/2023 8:31:35 AM PDT · by dennisw · 88 replies
    MSN ^ | 6-4 | Peter Suciu
    It all came down to costs, and Moscow apparently couldn't afford to keep operating what had been the world's largest nuclear-powered submarine. In February, Russia decommissioned its Project 941 Akula-class (NATO reporting name Typhoon) heavy nuclear-powered missile-carrying submarine cruiser Dmitry Donskoy years earlier than expected. It was just two years ago that the Kremlin announced the boat would remain in service until at least 2026, even as its role was reportedly limited to that of a weapons test platform for the new Borei-, Borei-A-, Yasen- and Yasen-M-class submarines However, this week, it was confirmed that Dmitry Donskoi was decommissioned in...
  • 1945 and Sport - Can We Restore the Shared Ground Nations Need to Survive

    08/28/2022 9:42:15 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 4 replies ^ | 29th August, 2022 | Ozguy1945
    In most fields of endeavor, modern life in The West is poisoned by bullying and fear. Sometimes sporting people can still rise above that.
  • August 1945: ‘An Eventful Month in World History’

    08/15/2022 7:06:07 PM PDT · by Conservat1
    American Thinker ^ | Aug 12, 2022 | Barrett Tillman
    In a 1945 summary, a U.S. Army Air Forces unit on Okinawa described August as “an eventful month in world history.” That understatement holds up 77 years later. Events had accelerated in the spring and summer of 1945. Germany surrendered on May 8 but Russia already was shipping massive amounts of men and materiel eastward. Moscow and Tokyo had a non-aggression treaty that Soviet premier Joseph Stalin cancelled on August 9. That night a massive Russian assault into Japanese-held Manchuria opened the Far East end game, briefly overlapping impending Japan’s surrender to the Allies. American forces began deploying from Europe...
  • History: War hero Wallenberg was executed in Soviet gulag

    02/20/2018 1:34:22 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Ian Traynor
    A senior Russian official finally admitted that Stalin's secret police shot dead Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of central European Jews from the gas chambers of Auschwitz in 1944 and 1945. For decades the Soviet authorities insisted that Wallenberg had died of a heart attack in 1947 in a Soviet prison, but speculation about his fate grew into a full-blown mystery as gulag inmates surfaced to report sightings of the Swede in Siberia into the 1950s.
  • History: Arab-Palestine shifting alliances

    07/20/2020 10:20:40 AM PDT · by Marinario · 2 replies
    Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress, Volume 107, Part 24 - United States. Congress - U.S. Government Printing Office, 1961 - Law In 1958 the society issued a special release exposing Shukairy's political background. Our interest in this gentleman stemmed from the fact that, when an emergency session of the UN was convened to alleviate tensions in the Middle East, he "poured scorn on the search for a durable peace and threatened the West with the spectre of war."  Shukairy summed up the Arabs' bellicose attitude towards the West and staked out Nasser's claim to empire, in a speech whose tone...

    11/26/2021 1:17:17 PM PST · by Fester Chugabrew · 34 replies
    Defiance Crescent News ^ | April 2, 1945 | Unknown
    [Defiance, Ohio] Sixty hours of work today had nearly cleared the Baltimore & Ohio and the Wabash tracks at the junction in the west yards here of debris from 26 cars smashed and piled up in a $300,000 freight train wreck, caused by a stalled automobile worth $300. C.T. Williams, B&O division superintendent, said at noon today that the main east bound track would be back in service by 4 o’clock this afternoon but that some time will elapse before the west bound main track, requiring materials from railroad shops, is restored. Three railroad cranes, the city’s power shovel, and...
  • (A Personal Post) Remembering that 2020 was the 75th anniversary of 1945.

    12/29/2020 4:42:30 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 8 replies ^ | 30th December 2020 Australian time | Ozguy1945
    2020 was the 75th anniversary of the allied triumph over axis totalitarianism. Instead of celebrating freedom we endured a nightmare. Lest we forget. Donald Trump didn't forget. God Bless Him.
  • 75 years ago, World War II came to an end

    09/02/2020 4:52:26 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 90 replies
    Today, September 2, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the day Imperial Japan signed the Instrument of Surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
  • Having a drink for the veterans. Their spirit was to share.

    08/05/2020 9:03:06 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 2 replies ^ | 5th August 2020 | Ozguy1945
    In Australia a "digger" is a word used for soldiers with very strong egalitarian connotations. That is part of the tradition of mateship which has taken a battering in PC times. In the harsh conditions of war everything was often, but not always, shared much more readily than in the less brotherly "real world". My little mate Trooper Al Godfrey flew the Australian flag outside his home for his three mates Ben Lappin, Doug Tatti and Jack Dillion for 70 years after the war because of his promise to them in Borneo in World War Two. Lest We Forget.
  • Remember where greatness lies: Potus 45

    05/23/2020 4:23:13 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 3 replies
    In the 75th anniversary year since The Best Of The West defeated an axis of totalitarianism in 1945, the 45th president of The United States has proved that he knows what that year stood for.
  • Associated Press v. United States, 326 U.S. 1 (1945)

    04/23/2020 2:08:36 PM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 32 replies
    JUSTIA ^ | June 18, 1945 | U.S. Supreme Court
    U.S. Supreme Court Associated Press v. United States, 326 U.S. 1 (1945) Associated Press v. United States No. 57 Argued December 5, 6, 1944 Decided June 18, 1945* 326 U.S. 1 Syllabus By-laws of the Associated Press, a cooperative association engaged in gathering and distributing news in interstate and foreign commerce, prohibited service of AP news to nonmembers, prohibited members from furnishing spontaneous news to nonmembers, and empowered members to block membership applications of competitors. A contract between AP and a Canadian press association obligated both to furnish news exclusively to each other. Charging, inter alia, that the bylaws and...
  • POTUS 45 – What Is Our God Saying To Us With This Number?

    04/02/2020 3:11:11 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 30 replies
    In my post earlier today asking questions about the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, quite a few Freeepers judged him the worst president ever or one of the worst. (For some background to my post, please see this: A few people started debating who were the worst presidents ever. One courageous person put forward the name of POTUS 43 and wrote: “If George W. Bush isn’t the worst president in U.S. history, he’s certainly in the top two. We will pay for his errors for generations. In particular, Bush’s unnecessary invasion of Iraq: 1. Wasted blood and treasure. 2. Took...
  • Is Bernie Sanders a Crypto-Communist? A Bayesian Analysis

    02/13/2020 7:21:41 PM PST · by karpov · 25 replies
    Econlog ^ | January 29, 2020 | Bryan Caplan
    The word “crypto-communist” has a paranoid, McCarthyite connotation. But during the Cold War, numerous communist intellectuals and politicians deliberately concealed their commitment to Marxism-Leninism. Why? To be more successful intellectuals and politicians. A few crypto-communists even managed to become national leaders. Fidel Castro gained power in 1959, but only announced his communism in 1961. Nelson Mandela presented himself as a reasonable democratic reformer. Yet after his death, the African National Congress openly admittedly that Mandela had been on the politburo of the South African Communist Party for decades. Ho Chi Minh joined the Communist Party in 1920, but in 1945...
  • In Latest Broadside, Moscow Says Polish Resistance Army Killed Jews in WWII

    01/18/2020 5:21:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 146 replies
    Russia’s defense ministry accuses Armia Krayova of ‘destroying Jews’ in Warsaw, amid feud with Poland over war’s historyRussia’s defense ministry on Friday accused the Polish resistance movement that staged the Warsaw uprising of 1944 of “destroying Jews,” in the latest salvo of Moscow’s feud with Poland over WWII history. The accusations were posted with a trove of declassified documents called “Warsaw Under Fire” on the 75th anniversary of Soviet forces’ taking the city after more than five years of occupation by Nazi Germany. The Russian defense ministry published a multimedia website Friday to mark the anniversary with scans of documents...
  • I visited Omaha Beach this summer. It inspired this Christmas Story

    12/06/2019 8:31:30 AM PST · by Dr. Zzyzx · 7 replies
    Self | 12.06.19 | Dr. Zzyzx
    The Weary World Rejoices Christmas 2019 Disc Jockey Seth Foster was in a dark mood for someone who was in the middle of Christmas Eve 1945. Earlier, he had drawn the short straw at the staff meeting, and as a result, he’d been assigned to man the radio station until it went off the air at midnight. Radio station KOMA, (1520 on the radio dial), was nestled on the 24th floor of the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. Because of its location in the middle of the vast American Prairie, and because it had a clear-channel license to broadcast...
  • The expulsion that backfired: When Iraq kicked out its Jews

    05/31/2016 11:39:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5-31-2016 | Edwin Black
    Bent on destroying Israel, and gripped by vicious anti-Semitism, Baghdad ‘pauperized’ its Jews and forced them to leave for the nascent Jewish state in 1951-2. It believed Israel would collapse under the strain. But the immigrants ultimately helped Israel thrive, and it was Iraq that suffered After Adolf Hitler’s defeat in May 1945, many Nazis melted away from the Reich, smuggled out by such organizations as the infamous Odessa group and the lesser-known Catholic lay network Intermarium, as well as the CIA and KGB. They ensured the continuation of the Nazi legacy in the postwar Arab world. Egypt was a...
  • An Early Wartime Profile Depicts a Tormented Hitler

    03/30/2005 7:12:00 PM PST · by neverdem · 83 replies · 7,470+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 31, 2005 | BENEDICT CAREY
    He was a feminine boy, averse to manual work, who was "annoyingly subservient" to superior officers as a young soldier and had nightmares that were "very suggestive of homosexual panic." The mass killings that he later perpetrated stemmed in part from a desperate loathing of his own submissive weakness, and the humiliations of being beaten by a sadistic father. What is believed to be the first psychological profile of Hitler commissioned by the Office of Strategic Services, a predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency, was posted this month by Cornell University Law Library on its Web site ( Although declassified...
  • Review: A Christian town faces its sins in post-war Hungary in “1945”

    08/10/2018 5:44:49 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    America Magazine ^ | Nov 2017 | Raymond A. Schroth S.J.
    That this film is called “1945” means many things. World War II has just ended, and a little town in Hungary—where the Soviets still tool around in jeeps—has not made the psychological transition from a German-occupied country to a post-war community where democracy is supposed to take root. The cross over the dirt highway entering the town signals that it is Christian territory and the joyous atmosphere of the day in which the the town clerk István’s (Péter Rudolf) son will marry the lovely Rózsi (Dóra Sztarenki) signifies a bright future for a town that has survived Nazi occupation. The...