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Soldiers from the Division of mountain huntsmen in boots Trikoni. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

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Birth, Death and Marriage records of those German from Russia who lived in the colonies along the Volga can be researched and obtained through Dr. Mila Koretnikova. Dr. Mila Koretnikova works together with her sister, who lives in Saratov, to get the research done at the Saratov Archives. Mila Koretnikova (Request letter can be in English) milakoretnikov@arcor.de. Thanks to Mila - I have found my Volga German relatives!

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Headcanon that one time they dyed their hair and put in contacts and dressed up as eachother and acted like the other, AND NO ONE WAS ABLE TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE (until Italy figured out why "Germany" was being so oddly affectionate and why "Prussia" was giving him death glares the entire time) <---YES

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13 March 1943 - German forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Kraków - So-called Ghetto A was closed down and all remaining Jewish workers imprisoned in the Plaszow concentration camp. Next day the SS troops emptied Ghetto B killing its Jewish inhabitants in their homes and in the streets. Several hundred Jews were trucked to the notorious Auschwitz death camp in Oswiecim.

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German Chocolate Fudge

German Chocolate Fudge ~ melt-in-your-mouth chocolate fudge topped with a thick layer of irresistible coconut pecan frosting.

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Catherine the Great (who became Tsar of Russia after her husband, Peter I, was overthrown). Love the colors and the adornments in the hair.

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The 10 Most Important Moments and Events in History

Also known as the war of the trenches with over 16 million deaths and 20 million wounded. one of the most catastrophic wars in history

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Franz Joseph I or Francis Joseph I (German: Franz Joseph I.) 18 August 1830 – 21 November 1916, was Emperor of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary, King of Bohemia, King of Croatia, King of Galicia and Lodomeria and Grand Duke of Cracow from 1848 until his death in 1916. From 1 May 1850 until 24 August 1866 he was President of the German Confederation.

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An unidentified American soldier, shot dead by a German sniper, clutches his rifle and hand grenade in March of 1945 in Coblenz, Germany. (AP Photo/Byron H. Rollins)

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Today in WW2 history 1/25/40 - Oswiecim or Auschwitz Poland was chosen as a concentration camp site.

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Otto the Great, Holy Roman Emperor and founder of the Holy Roman Empire. King of Italy & Germany, Duke of Saxony. (36th great grandfather on mom's side)

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[People Activity- War] "African chiefs sentenced to death by the Germans for their role in the Maji Maji rebellion" The Maji Maji Rebellion, lasting from 1905 to 1907, was an organized uprising initiated by several groups of African communities in the colonized territory of German East Africa against German colonial rule and German policy that forced them to grow cotton for export, profiting the German colonists.

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Pictured here are children performing a play during Purim in Wieliczka, Poland in 1942. Many men fled the town with the approach of the Germans in 1939. More men were murdered when the Germans arrived. Wieliczka became the only town with an all female Judenrat. Women also performed the forced labor until the men returned. On August 26, 1942 a large scale Aktion occurred during which many Jews were murdered, while the majority were sent to the Belzec death camp.

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Auschwitz - A pile of human bones and skulls is seen in 1944 at the Majdanek camp on the outskirts of Lublin, the second largest death camp in German-occupied Poland after Auschwitz, following its liberation in 1944 by Russian troops(AFP)

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German soldiers from an Einsatzgruppen (Mobile Death Squad) torment a Jew who was caught in prayer. Men from these squads were infamous for their psychopathic brutality and willingness to engage in mass murder without qualm or conscience. Once in the clutches of an Einsatzgruppen, a quick death was for the fortunate. Humiliation, degradation, and torture before death was the most common fate.

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Budapest, Hungary, Oct 1944: Budapest Jews, rounded up by German troops and their Hungarian collaborators, crowd outside Budapest's State Theater, point of gathering the Jewish population for the trip to death camps. Statistically speaking, none of the Jews in this photo survived the one-way trip to their places of martyrdom.

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Erwin Rommel was an outstanding and an unconventional military leader with unique methods of command. Erwin Rommel is one of the few commanders, who was not involved in any war crimes. Rommel was highly respected by his enemies and was considered to be the last of the knights. During the North African Campaign, Rommel often cut the water rations of his troop, so that the prisoners of war could survive.

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Map of the Holocaust in Poland during the Second World War (1939-1945) at the time of German occupation of Poland. This map shows all German Nazi extermination camps (or death camps), prominent concentration, labor and prison camps, major prewar Polish cities with ghettos set up by Nazi Germany, major deportation routes and major massacre sites.

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The Malleus Maleficarum meaning Hammer of the Witches is a treatise on the prosecution of witches, written in 1486 by Heinrich Kramer, a German Catholic clergyman. The book was first published in Germany in 1487.The main purpose of the Malleus was to attempt to systematically refute arguments claiming that witchcraft does not exist, discredit those who expressed skepticism about its reality and to educate magistrates on the procedures that could find them out and convict them.

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On 17th August 1962, 18 year old Peter Fechter And a friend tried to climb over the Berlin Wall into the Western Sector. His friend made it but Fechter was shot by GDR guards. As he cried for help West Berlin police could do no more than throw him bandages while the eastern guards did nothing. For 1 hour he was left to bleed to death.

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