Update: New Pictures Added to the Website 6-15

New Pictures have been added to the Pages:

  • Collections
  • Tiger 1 Replica
  • Luftwaffe Varied Plane Types
  • Replica Uniforms made for Reenacting or Collecting
  • War Medals and Decorations
  • Luftwaffe Pilots
  • Panzer IV
  • German Heer (Army) Photos
  • Paintings & Art
  • Bundeswehr
  • Messerschmitt Bf 109
  • Junkers Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber
  • Special Collection of Photos from Boelcke’s Grandfather
  • Panzer III
  • My Collection of Items
  • World War 1 – The Great War

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The “Blobel Commando” begins its cover-up of Atrocities

Jun 15, 1943:

The “Blobel Commando” begins its cover-up of Atrocities

On this day in 1943, Paul Blobel, an SS colonel, is given the assignment of coordinating the destruction of the evidence of the grossest of Nazi atrocities, the systematic extermination of European Jews.

As the summer of 1943 approached, Allied forces had begun making cracks in Axis strongholds, in the Pacific and in the Mediterranean specifically. Heinrich Himmler, leader of the SS, the elite corps of Nazi bodyguards that grew into a paramilitary terror force, began to consider the possibility of German defeat and worried that the mass murder of Jews and Soviet prisoners of war would be discovered. A plan was devised to dig up the buried dead and burn the corpses at each camp and extermination site. The man chosen to oversee this yearlong project was Paul Blobel.

Blobel certainly had some of that blood on his hands himself, as he was in charge of SS killing squads in German-occupied areas of Russia. He now drew together another kind of squad, “Special Commando Group 1,005,” dedicated to this destruction of human evidence. Blobel began with “death pits” near Lvov, in Poland, and forced hundreds of Jewish slave laborers from the nearby concentration camp to dig up the corpses and burn them–but not before extracting the gold from the teeth of the victims.

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Entire Toy Collection Minus Tiger 1

 

For the modelers and toy collectors, I took a few pics. The RC Tiger 1 is not in the pic since it would not fit. Thought a few people might enjoy this.

After getting one as a gift, I now collect toys with my German Memorabilia collection. Most are from closed companies who made them.

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