Corrie ten BoomFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cornelia “Corrie” ten Boom (Amsterdam, The Netherlands April 15, 1892 – Placentia, California, April 15, 1983) was a Dutch Christian. Along with her father and other family members, Corrie helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II and was imprisoned for it. She wrote her most famous book The Hiding Place about the ordeal.
She had two other sisters, Betsie (died 1944 in Ravensbruck), who is mentioned frequently as a main character and Nollie (died 1953). Willem Ten Boom, her only brother, was born in 1887 and died in 1947 of spinal tuberculosis and was also a main character in “The Hiding Place” as well.
Corrie ten Boom’s three aunts, Tante Bep who died in the early 1920s of tuberculosis, Tante Jans, who died in the mid-1920s of diabetes and Tante Anna who took care of all three of her sisters was the last to die in the early 1930s. All were timeless characters in Corrie’s life as well. Living with her family for most of her life, many a time they were mentioned in various chapters of the book
Her family was arrested due to an informant in 1944, and her father died 10 days later at Scheveningen prison. A sister, brother and nephew were released, but Corrie ten Boom and her sister Betsie were sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp, where Betsie died.
Corrie wrote many books and spoke frequently in the post-war years about her experiences. She also aided Holocaust survivors in the Netherlands. Her autobiography was later adapted as a film of the same name in 1975 and starred Jeannette Clift as Corrie.
Karl GebhardtFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Major General Karl Gebhardt, brigade commander of the Waffen-SS Born 23 November 1897
Haag in Oberbayern, German Empire Died 2 June 1948 (aged 50)
Landsberg Prison, Landsberg am Lech, Germany Cause of death Execution by hanging Nationality German Occupation Physician Known for Heinrich Himmler’s personal physician Political party Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei Criminal penalty War crimes, crimes against humanity Criminal status convicted in the Doctors’ Trial (9 December 1946–20 August 1947), which was part of the Subsequent Nuremberg Trials Awards Knight’s Cross of the War Merit Cross
Karl Franz Gebhardt (23 November 1897 in Haag in Oberbayern – 2 June 1948 in Landsberg Prison, Landsberg am Lech) was a German medical doctor. He served as Medical Superintendent of the Hohenlychen Sanatorium, Consulting Surgeon of the Waffen-SS, Chief Surgeon in the Staff of the Reich Physician SS and Police, and personal physician to Heinrich Himmler.
Gebhardt was the main coordinator of a series of surgical experiments performed on inmates of the concentration camps at Ravensbrück and Auschwitz. These experiments were an attempt to defend his approach to the surgical management of grossly contaminated traumatic wounds, against the then-new innovations of antibiotic treatment of injuries acquired on the battlefield.
During the Subsequent Nuremberg Trials, Gebhardt stood trial in the Doctors’ Trial (American Military Tribunal No. I). He was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity and condemned to death on 20 August 1947. He was hanged on 2 June 1948, in Landsberg Prison in Bavaria.
- 1 Career before World War II
- 2 World War II
- 3 Medical experiments in concentration camps
- 4 Trial and execution
- 5 References
Ravensbrück concentration campFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ravensbrück (German pronunciation: [ʁaːvənsˈbʁʏk]) was a notorious women’s concentration camp during World War II, located in northern Germany, 90 km (56 mi) north of Berlin at a site near the village of Ravensbrück (part of Fürstenberg/Havel).
Construction of the camp began in November 1938 by SS leader Heinrich Himmler and was unusual in that it was a camp primarily for women and children. The camp opened in May 1939. In the spring of 1941, the SS authorities established a small men’s camp adjacent to the main camp.
Between 1939 and 1945, over 130,000 female prisoners passed through the Ravensbrück camp system; around 40,000 were Polish and 26,000 were Jewish. Between 15,000 and 32,000 of the total survived. Although the inmates came from every country in German-occupied Europe, the largest single national group incarcerated in the camp consisted of Polish women.
Today is May 4th. The day where The Netherlands will be silent and remember those who gave their lives for our freedom (Specifically during World War 2.)
My grandfather loved the phrase ‘A picture tells you more then a thousand words’. I’m thinking he was right.
The following pictures can and will be shocking. Most of them are of The Netherlands and specifically the area where I live as it was during WW2.
And my last gifts to @Evel_Marie. The charms are for our anniversary and the energy painting for her birthday.
Pictures of @Evel_Marie and I as Lion and Tigeress. Part of my Evelyn’s birthday gift.