War
Bergen Belsen
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Bergen Belsen

Category: 1945, Death, War

June 4, 1945 After a few inquiries, I hitched a ride to Bergen-Belsen on the back of a British lorry, which deposited me in front of the main entrance of the camp. I did not know what to expect. My last visits to death camps in Austria were horrible. Lice infected skeletons and unburied bodies. […]

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Jun 17, 20153
Orphans
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Crossing the Demarcation Zone

Category: 1945, War

June 4, 1945 In spite of liberally spreading cigarettes all day among the civilian and military populations, I could not find any trace of the children’s camp. My inquiries were in vain until I started looking for orphans, Waisen. I needed a place to sleep, but there were no hotels or sleeping facilities. People slept […]

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Jun 6, 20153
Assignment
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Assignment: Orphan Camp

Category: 1945, War

The search for the orphans was based on a rumor. The rumor spread, unconfirmed but troubling that the Russians had collected children of all ages and nationalities from prison camps and orphanages, and they were assembling them in a children’s camp somewhere in Germany. These children were to be taken into Russia because such an […]

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Jun 6, 20153
arbeit-macht-frei-dachau
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Seventy Years Ago

Category: 2015, PTSD, War

May 8, 1945. Every day is an ending of the past and leaves too quickly, as it becomes a new beginning – tomorrow. Yet some days leave a footprint in our hearts and minds and we never, ever will be the same. May 8, 1945 was such a day but in Hungary “1945. május 8-a” […]

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May 19, 20153
ISIS Tank
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ISIS or ISL or IS Equals War

Category: 2014, Islam, War

Texas and Louisiana secede from the Union and call themselves The Free State of Texas and Louisiana. The President of the USA calls them The Free State of Texas and the South, including every southern state. What could have been the purpose of the President to expand their name to cover many other states? Is […]

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Oct 2, 20143
ISIS Parade
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Delusion and Reality, Islam and the West

Category: 2014, Islam, Survival, War

In 2001, I wrote a book in which I predicted confrontation and warfare between Islam and Western civilization “will dominate the next millennium until reformation and enlightening of Islam is accomplished.” Politicians scrambling in Washington with their fingers in the air to see which way the winds of polls are blowing are clueless as to […]

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Sep 23, 20143
Siege of Budapest
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Budapest 1944 and Gaza 2014: A Comparison

Category: 2014, War

I can never forget the sound of distant artillery. I just heard it as the Battle for Gaza commenced and it brought back an avalanche of memories. When I hear the sound of distant, barely audible thumps I expect  the deep resonant crash of an exploding shell.I  feel lucky that the sound does not reverberate […]

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Jul 17, 20143
Hungarian Labor Battalion
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D-Day in the Köszeg Mountains of Hungary

Category: 2014, Patriotism, War

It was Tuesday afternoon, the first week of June 1944. I just returned to my field kitchen after feeding the group of “engineers” hard-boiled egg sandwiches as they were surveying the mountainside for a road-building battalion. I was attached as cook and medic to this select group. In my field kitchen I was ready to […]

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Jun 12, 20143
Winter War
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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Category: 2014, PTSD, War

Cold weather brings on memories. To some they are pleasant memories of skating, snow balls, skiing and sitting around a warm fireplace. To others who suffered through wars in winter it is a memory of despair and terror. Ask a survivor of the Korean War, the Holocaust or the Battle of the Bulge and they […]

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Jan 12, 20143
1948 Israel War
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Israel: I Can Tell You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You

Category: 2009, Israel, War

My first section dealt with the creation of the state of Israel and the role of blackmail. I did not intend to follow up the story, but I received numerous comments asking me, what other historical facts do I know that may be hidden from common knowledge. I felt stymied for lack of reason why […]

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Oct 13, 20093