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Wilhelm Koppe
Karl Heinrich Wilhelm Koppe
Wilhelm Koppe
(15 June 1896 – 2 July 1975) was a German Nazi commander (Höhere SS und Polizeiführer (HSSPF), SS-Obergruppenführer). He was responsible for numerous atrocities against Poles
Poles
and Jews in Reichsgau Wartheland
Reichsgau Wartheland
and the General Government during the German occupation of Poland in World War II.Contents1 Biography 2 Occupied Poland 3 See also 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksBiography[edit] Koppe was born in Hildesheim
Hildesheim
near Hanover. He fought in the First World War. During the interwar period, he pursued a career in trade and wholesale. He joined the Nazi Party
Nazi Party
in 1930, then the Storm Detachment (Sturmabteilung, SA) in 1931, and the Schutzstaffel
Schutzstaffel
(SS) in 1932
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Batalion Parasol
Battalion
Battalion
Parasol (Polish: Batalion Parasol) (Umbrella) was a Scouting battalion of the Armia Krajowa, the primary Polish resistance movement in World War II. It consisted mainly of members of the Szare Szeregi, distinguishing itself in many underground operations, and in the Warsaw Uprising
Warsaw Uprising
of 1944 (as a member of the Radosław Group, a codename for a group of Kedyw, Polish underground organization).Contents1 History 2 Battalion
Battalion
fighters 3 Losses during the Warsaw
Warsaw
Uprising 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] It was first organized as "Agat" ("Anti-Gestapo") unit by Adam Borys "Pług", a Cichociemni
Cichociemni
elite soldier parachuted from England, in fall 1943
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Mass Murder
Note: Varies by jurisdictionAssassination Cannibalism Child murder Consensual homicide Contract killing Crime of passion Depraved-heart murder Execution-style murder Felony murder rule Feticide Honor killing Human sacrifice InfanticideChild sacrificeInternet homicide Lonely hearts killer Lust murder Lynching Mass murder Mass shooting Misdemeanor murder Murder–suicide Poisoning Proxy murder Pseudocommando Serial killer Spree killer Thrill killing Torture murder Vehicle-ramming attackManslaughterIn English law Voluntary manslaughter Negligent homicide Vehicular homicideNon-criminal homicideNote: Varies by jurisdictionAssisted suicide Capital punishment Euthanasia Feticide Justifiable homicide WarBy victim or victimsSuicideFamily Avunculicide (Nepoticide) Familicide M
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Judenrein
The Nazi terms judenfrei (German: [ˈjuːdn̩ˌfʁaɪ], "free of Jews") and judenrein (German: [ˈjuːdn̩ˌʁaɪn], "clean of Jews") designated an area that was "cleansed" of Jews during The Holocaust.[1] While judenfrei referred merely to "freeing" an area of all of its Jewish inhabitants, the term judenrein (literally "clean of Jews") was also used
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Poles
1,000,000[1]Other countries   United Kingdom 630,000[11][12]   Argentina 500,000[13]   Belarus 295,000[14]   Russia 273,000[15]   Australia 216,056[16]   Lithuania 212,800[17]   Ukraine 144,130[18]   Ireland 122,585[19]   Norway 120,000[20]   Italy 109,018[21]   Sweden 75,323[22]   Belgium 70,600[15]   Spain 70,606[23]   Austria 69,898[24]   Netherlands 60,000[15]   Latvia 44,783[25]   Denmark 37,876[26]   Kazakhstan 34,057[27]   South Africa 30,000[28]   Czech Republic 20,305[29]   Paraguay 16,748[30]   
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Polish Jews
The history of the Jews
Jews
in Poland
Poland
dates back over 1,000 years. For centuries, Poland
Poland
was home to the largest and most significant Jewish community in the world. Poland
Poland
was the centre of Jewish
Jewish
culture, thanks to a long period of statutory religious tolerance and social autonomy. This ended with the Partitions of Poland
Poland
which began in 1772, in particular, with the discrimination and persecution of Jews in the Russian Empire. During World War II
World War II
there was a nearly complete genocidal destruction of the Polish Jewish
Jewish
community by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, during the 1939–1945 German occupation of Poland
Poland
and the ensuing Holocaust
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Extradition
Extradition
Extradition
is the act by one jurisdiction of delivering a person who has been accused of committing a crime in another jurisdiction or has been convicted of a crime in that other jurisdiction into the custody of a law enforcement agency of that other jurisdiction. It is a cooperative law enforcement process between the two jurisdictions and depends on the arrangements made between them. Besides the legal aspects of the process, extradition also involves the physical transfer of custody of the person being extradited to the legal authority of the requesting jurisdiction.[1] Through the extradition process, one sovereign jurisdiction typically makes a formal request to another sovereign jurisdiction ("the requested state")
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Gau (administrative Division)
Gau (Dutch: gouw, Frisian: gea or goa) is a Germanic term for a region within a country, often a former or actual province. It was used in medieval times, when it can be seen as roughly corresponding to an English shire. The administrative use of the term was revived as a subdivision during the period of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
in 1933–1945. It still appears today in regional names, such as the Rheingau
Rheingau
or Allgäu.Contents1 Middle Ages1.1 Etymology 1.2 Conceptual history2 Nazi period2.1 Reichsgaue3 Legacy in topography 4 References 5 External linksMiddle Ages[edit] Etymology[edit] The Germanic word is reflected in Gothic gawi (neuter; genitive gaujis) and early Old High German
Old High German
gewi, gowi (neuter) and in some compound names still -gawi as in Gothic (e.g
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East Prussia
East Prussia
Prussia
(German: Ostpreußen, pronounced [ˈɔstˌpʁɔʏsən] ( listen); Polish: Prusy Wschodnie; Lithuanian: Rytų Prūsija; Latin: Borussia orientalis; Russian: Восточная Пруссия) was a province of the Kingdom of Prussia
Prussia
from 1773 to 1829 and again from 1878 (with the Kingdom itself being part of the German Empire
German Empire
from 1871); following World War I
World War I
it formed part of the Weimar Republic's Free State of Prussia, until 1945. Its capital city was Königsberg
Königsberg
(present-day Kaliningrad). East Prussia
Prussia
was the main part of the region of Prussia
Prussia
along the southeastern Baltic Coast.[1] East Prussia
Prussia
enclosed the bulk of the ancestral lands of the Baltic Old Prussians
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Kraków
Kraków
Kraków
(Polish: [ˈkrakuf] ( listen)), also Cracow or Krakow (UK: /ˈkrækaʊ/; US: /ˈkrɑː-/),[2][3] is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula
Vistula
River (Polish: Wisła) in the Lesser Poland
Poland
(Polish: Małopolska) region, the city dates back to the 7th century.[4] Kraków
Kraków
has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs. It was the capital of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland
Poland
from 1038 to 1569; the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1569 to 1596[5], the Free City of Kraków
Free City of Kraków
from 1815 to 1846; the Grand Duchy of Cracow
Grand Duchy of Cracow
from 1846 to 1918; and Kraków Voivodeship from the 14th century to 1998
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Heinrich Himmler
Heinrich Luitpold Himmler (German: [ˈhaɪnʁɪç ˈluːɪtˌpɔlt ˈhɪmlɐ] ( listen); 7 October 1900 – 23 May 1945) was Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel
Schutzstaffel
(Protection Squadron; SS), and a leading member of the Nazi Party
Nazi Party
(NSDAP) of Germany. Himmler was one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
and one of the people most directly responsible for the Holocaust. As a member of a reserve battalion during World War I, Himmler did not see active service. He studied agronomy in university, and joined the Nazi Party
Nazi Party
in 1923 and the SS in 1925. In 1929, he was appointed Reichsführer-SS
Reichsführer-SS
by Hitler. Over the next 16 years, he developed the SS from a mere 290-man battalion into a million-strong paramilitary group, and, following Hitler's orders, set up and controlled the Nazi concentration camps
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Accessory (legal Term)
An accessory is a person who assists in the commission of a crime, but who does not actually participate in the commission of the crime as a joint principal. The distinction between an accessory and a principal is a question of fact and degree:The principal is the one whose acts or omissions, accompanied by the relevant mens rea ( Latin
Latin
for "guilty mind"), are the most immediate cause of the actus reus ( Latin
Latin
for "guilty act"). If two or more people are directly responsible for the actus reus, they can be charged as joint principals (see common purpose)
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Bonn
The Federal City of Bonn
Bonn
(German pronunciation: [ˈbɔn] ( listen)) is a city on the banks of the Rhine
Rhine
in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, with a population of over 300,000. About 24 km (15 mi) south-southeast of Cologne, Bonn
Bonn
is in the southernmost part of the Rhine-Ruhr
Rhine-Ruhr
region, Germany's largest metropolitan area, with over 11 million inhabitants. Because of a political compromise following German reunification, the German state maintains a substantial presence in Bonn, and the city is considered a second, unofficial, capital of the country.[2] Bonn
Bonn
is the secondary seat of the President, the Chancellor, the Bundesrat and the primary seat of six federal government ministries and twenty federal authorities
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Polish Resistance Movement In World War II
Polish victoryDefeat of Nazi
Nazi
Germany Restoration of Polish statehood after occupation Sovietization of Poland, imposition of a Communist
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Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis
(TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
(MTB).[1] Tuberculosis
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Nazi Concentration Camps
Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
maintained concentration camps (German: Konzentrationslager, KZ or KL) throughout the territories it controlled before and during the Second World War
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