Allied Concentration Camps

The Germans were not alone in running concentration camps. Long before the era of the Third Reich, the Soviet Union had perfected its own camp system, and the Americans and British both operated camps in their countries during the war. After the war, the Allied powers were only too happy to recycle the German camps for their own use…



Richard H. Curtiss is executive editor of The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (PO Box 53062, Washington, DC 20009). This report is reprinted from the June-July 1997 issue. When he retired from the US foreign service, Curtiss was chief inspector of the US Information Agency. He is also the …

An East German newspaper today reported the discovery of mass graves of thousands of people, including civilians, who died at a former Soviet prison camp set up after World War II. The dead included Nazi war prisoners, including members of the paramilitary [sic] SS, officials of the Nazi Party and …

Daniel W. Michaels is a Columbia University graduate (Phi Beta Kappa, 1954) and a Fulbright exchange student to Germany (1957). Now retired after 40 years of service with the U.S. Department of Defense, he writes from his home in Washington, DC. During the twentieth century it became common practice for …

At dawn on June 22, 1941, began the mightiest military offensive in history: the German-led Axis attack against the Soviet Union. During the first 18 months of the campaign, about three million Soviet soldiers were taken prisoner. By the end of the conflict four years later, more than five million …

John Sack is one of America’s most eminent literary journalists. His reporting over more than half a century, from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, has appeared in such periodicals as Harper’s, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker. He has been a war correspondent in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, …

In Defense of Internment: The Case for ‘Racial Profiling’ in World War Two and the War on Terror, by Michelle Malkin. Regnery, Washington, DC, 2004. 376pp. Michelle Malkin is a conservative columnist and blogger who, since 9-11, has become a strident advocate of enhanced scrutiny of foreigners in the United …

In October, 1944, at age eighteen, I was drafted into the U.S. army. Largely because of the "Battle of the Bulge," my training was cut short. My furlough was halved, and I was sent overseas immediately. Upon arrival in Le Havre, France, we were quickly loaded into box cars and …

Other Losses: An Investigation into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of the French and Americans After World War II, by James Bacque. Toronto: Stoddart, 1989, hardbound, 248 pages, bibliography, index, photographs, $26.95. ISBN: 0-7737-2269-6. The closing months of World War II, well after German military personnel …

I spent most of my time as P.O.W. in Great Britain (from 1944 to 1948), so I cannot say very much about American P.O.W. camps, except for a period of roughly seven weeks, most of which time I spent in a camp several kilometers outside of Cherbourg in northwest France. …

Germany's cultural-political establishment no longer orders the destruction of "socially dangerous" literature in public bonfires. Today it resorts to more modern, environment-friendly methods to destroy "undesirable" books. In February 1995, thousands of copies of a revisionist work detailing postwar Jewish crimes against Germans were destroyed, following bitter attacks by Germany's …

After the Reich: The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation, by Giles MacDonogh. Basic Books, New York, 2007. 618pp., illustrated, with notes, bibliography, indexed. A recent work with some refreshing angles on the post-WW2 occupation of defeated Germany is always welcome, minimally at least as a small antidote to the …

Joseph Sobran is a nationally-syndicated columnist, lecturer, author, and editor of the monthly newsletter Sobran's (P.O. Box 1383, Vienna, VA 22183). This essay is reprinted from the August 1998 issue of Sobran's. Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" is the most powerful movie I've seen in years. The opening sequence, already …

In the months following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, many expected an immediate attack against the West Coast. Fear gripped the country and a wave of hysterical antipathy against the Japanese engulfed the Pacific Coast. The FBI quickly began rounding up any and all “suspicious” Japanese for internment. None …

Investigators digging at the site of a Soviet-run prison camp in the former East Germany have uncovered mass graves containing the bodies of 12,500 people, the Brandenburg state government said today. The camp was at Sachsenhausen, north of Berlin, and was open from 1945 to 1950. Victims were said to …

James Bacque: un olocausto politicamente scorretto Martedì 12 Febbraio 2008 – 16:03 – Francesco Fatica Si dice che siamo in un paese libero. Il libro di James Bacque, Crimes and Mercies, (Crimini e Pietà), non ancora tradotto in italiano, descrive tantissimi crimini perpetrati dagli “alleati” contro i tedeschi, e costituisce …

. Nei fatti ciò che andiamo a presentare è il pubblico riconoscimento del fallimento su tutta la linea dei miti fondanti le democrazie di questa europa, sorta "con fatica, dopo la Shoah",  nata sulle ceneri (correttamente si legge:  MENZOGNA) di Auschwitz, quali l'accoglienza indiscriminata, il multiculturalismo,  l'intregazione razziale; autentici trip lisergici di borghesi dissociati …

Other Losses is a 1989 book by Canadian writer James Bacque, in which Bacque alleges that U.S. General Dwight Eisenhower intentionally caused the deaths by starvation or exposure of around a million German prisoners of war held in Western internment camps briefly after the Second World War.The Genocide of Over 7 million Germans WAR CRIMES.