Veteran Nazi hunter who tracked down Klaus Barbie running for German presidency
Nazi hunter Beate Klarsfeld (born 13 February 1939) is an activist known for documenting the atrocities of the Holocaust to establish the record and enable prosecution of war criminals. Since the 1960s, she along with her husband Serge Klarsfeld (born 17 September 1935) have been notable for their anti-racist, anti-fascist activism in Germany
A World At War
Munich Agreement, 1938. Goering, Mussolini, and Hitler lead the pack. Himmler, Hess, and Keitel in the back rows. Under the agreement, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy signed off on the German annexation of portions of Czechoslovakia known as the Sudetenland. Czechoslovakia was not invited. The agreement has become synonymous to appeasement.
Else Hirsch (29 July 1889 – 1942 or 1943) was a Jewish teacher in Bochum, Germany and a member of the German Resistance against the Third Reich. She organized transports of Jewish children to the Netherlands and England, saving them from Nazi deportation to concentration camps and death. Hirsch was killed in the Riga Ghetto.
German refugees lie dead after they were caught in the open during an air raid. Civilian casualties rose steadily in Germany as the Allies expanded their use of air power against cities. Postwar, many German historians raised the question of war crimes because of this air war, a question that remains current.