Friday, January 28, 2011

For French speakers this time!

I am sure you'll be interested to watch this programme on Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, the couple who have spent their whole life fighting for the memory of the victims of the Nazis and chasing those who were trying to escape justice.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sgt Jacob 'Jack' Goldstein

Ron's brother Jack is commemorated at the excellent Aircrew Remembrance Society.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Cross of Lorraine

The Cross of Lorraine sculpture, Tarbes, High Pyrenees, France

The wording on this particular sculpture of the Cross of Lorraine is 'Au Général de Gaulle' (In English: "To General de Gaulle"). This is a simple sculpture representing the WW2 Gaullist resistance to the German Occupation. The Cross of Lorraine was the symbol of this resistance during the war. Sometimes few words are required to represent a thing of great significance.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Gibraltar Evacuees of WW2

1. The Gibraltar Evacuees Memorial Sculpture
[Waterport Road (adjoining North Mole), Gibraltar]
2. Gibraltar Evacuees Memorial Plaque
[Located in lobby of Gibraltar's Parliament]
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Friday, January 14, 2011


At sixteen Lothar Scholz enlisted in the Wehrmacht and fought on the Eastern Front. After the war he was forced to spy for the Russians, he escaped and was later captured and sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor in Siberia. For nine years his whole identity was nothing more than the number ÿ 763. He was forced to work twelve hours a day down a coal mine, with only two days off a year. He was one of the last prisoners of war released in 1955. In this photograph he is wearing his camp jacket.

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