Tag Archives: Second World War

Jewish soldiers buried in Normandy, at Colleville-sur-Mer

In the recent days—on and around the 70th anniversary of D-Day—hundreds of people have reached my blog looking for the answer to the question, how many Jewish soldiers were buried at the American cemetery in Normandy, at Colleville-sur-Mer, just next … Continue reading

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To the men who won our freedom

Tonight 70 years ago, at the very early hours of June 6, 1944, over 150,000 men were deployed on a mission that to this day is considered the largest seaborne invasion in history. And despite the hardships before and after … Continue reading

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Present day Russia = Soviet Union. Exhibit 23343235435346

It’s amazing how many people there are, especially in the Western world, who are under the impression that today’s Russia is a normal, democratic country. The number of people who believe that is particularly high among European and American politicians, … Continue reading

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The cemeteries of Normandy

Back in July I had the pleasure and honour to visit Normandy and its numerous military cemeteries. Back then I also promised photos, but due to lack of time I haven’t posted them yet. Well, it’s time to settle this … Continue reading

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VE Day—a happy day for most, but not for all

Today 66 years ago, the weapons fell silent and peacetime began in Europe after six exhausting years of devastating war. It was definitely a happy, an exhilarating day which prompted celebrations all over the world. The forces of good defeated … Continue reading

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