“I SAW THE TANKS LINED UP READY TO INVADE POLAND.”

Clare Hollingworth’s 100th birthday was celebrated in an article appearing in the BBC News, Hong Kong, video from Telgraph and in ABC News Online. Ms. Hollingworth was responsible for the biggest scoop of the 20th century.

Having worked for London’s Daily Telegraph for less than a week, she was asked to go to Poland. She reported at the end of August, 1939: “I saw the tanks lined up ready to invade Poland.” She was just ahead of them.

DEMJANJUK…”WILL NOT SEE ONE DAY IN JAIL,” says lawyer.

Munich, Germany: John Demjanjuk, a guard at the Sobibor death camp in 1943, was sentenced to 5 years in prison. His lawyer is appealing the verdict and expects him to do no jail time, the article explains. 

There was no direct evidence that Demjanjuk commited a crime, and yet he was convicted, the theory being that if he worked at the camp he was guilty of killing Jews. The only piece of evidence was an SS identity card, the validity of which was questioned in 1985 by the FBI. This benchmark decision by Judge Alt could open the door to many new trials of death camp personnel, where there is no hard evidence for a specific crime committed.

FIRST-HAND RECOUNTING OF WORLD WAR II

It was April, 1945. Jerry Ansul, an 18-year old soldier with General George Patton’s Third Army, Fourth Armored Division sees a sight that he has never forgotten–and for many decades could not and would not even talk about–at the Ohrdruf Concentration Camp near Erfurt, Germany. This article really touched me, reminding me of what I experienced with my own husband.