During WW II, the Germans kidnapped up to 200,000 ‘racially suitable’ Polish children for adoption by senior Nazis. In a harrowing, exclusive interview, TFN speaks to the son of one of the ‘Lebensborn’. What makes his story unusual though, is that with no real family of her own in Poland, Dariusz Dziekan’s mother quickly got back in contact with her German adopted mother after the war and Dziekan grew up knowing this woman simply as Grandma.
According to prosecutors, 93-year-old Bruno Dey was a “cog in the murderous machine” and is guilty of complicity in the murder of 5230 of the camp’s victims.
As tantalizing new details of buried Nazi treasure are revealed, TFN’s Stuart Dowell reports on the findings and probes the mysterious religious organisation which held the diary for decades and was associated with Nazi cult worship in the 30s and 40s.
The diary offers detailed lists of each of the eleven treasure caches. One is said to contain 28 tonnes of gold while another contains 47 works of art including works by Botticelli, Rubens, Cesanne, Carravagio, Monet, Durer, Raffael and Rembrandt.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter on Thursday that Poland owes remembrance to Poles who were murdered in Huta Pieniacka (today western Ukraine) by Ukrainians from the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), a Nazi SS division and other barbaric units.
TFN’s Stuart Dowell travelled to the city of Łódź where, 76 years ago this month, Hitler’s monstrous SS set up a ‘concentration’ camp exclusively for children aged between 2 and 16.
The trailer shows a player-controlled SS guard selecting a group of prisoners and sending them to a gas chamber. This is followed by a scene from inside the gas chamber in which the virtual characters are murdered by gas poisoning. Now the district prosecutor in Warsaw has launched an investigation after the Institute of National Remembrance said that the material by Ukrainian computer games studio Aliens Games was an insult to the Polish nation, the propagation of a fascist system and the incitement of hate based on national differences.
British Holocaust researcher and founder of the Auschwitz Study Group Michael Challoner has created a harrowing series of before-and-after photographs that serve as a poignant reminder of how the perpetrators of the Holocaust spent their free time.