General Friedrich Kussin (1895-1944), the German commander of Arnhem in the Netherlands, was ambushed and killed by British paratroopers at a crossroads on September 17, 1944 during Operation Market Garden
Herta Ehlert (n. Berlín, el 26 de marzo de 1905 — f. el 4 de abril de 1997) fue una SS Aufseherin (vigilante) en varios campos de concentración nazis durante el Holocausto en la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Cuando el Ejército Británico liberó el campo de Bergen-Belsen, Ehlert fue arrestada y presentada en el Juicio de Bergen-Belsen, donde fue sentenciada a 15 años de prisión.
Stalag Luft III was a Nazi POW camp, mostly for allied airmen who’d been shot down and taken captive. The prisoners secretly began to dig tunnels and make plans for escape. On March 24th, 1944, the plan was executed, but from the start, everything went wrong. Only 77 men managed to get into the escape tunnels, and were soon discovered. Of the 77, only 3 managed to get to safety. 50 escapees were executed by the orders of Hitler. This escape attempt was made into a 1963 film, “The Great…
On 22 August 1941 the Sonderkommando murdered Jewish women and children at Bila Tserkva with the consent of field marshal Walther von Reichenau, commander of the 6th Army. SS-Obersturmführer August Häfner testified at his own trial: