Europe, West and South

Warfare of the western Allies against Germany and her allies, whatever the theater of war, be it Europe itself (north, west, south), northern Africa, or the oceans, with the exception of Germany itself, which has its own entry.

The Reluctant Conqueror: Germany’s Invasions of Greece, Yugoslavia and North Africa

The question is often asked: If Hitler wanted peace, why did he invade so many countries? This article explains why Germany invaded and occupied Greece, Crete, Yugoslavia as well as several areas in North Africa. It will also discuss some of the effects of Germany’s invasion and occupation of these areas.

Germany’s Invasion of Norway and Denmark

The question is often asked: If Hitler wanted peace, why did he invade so many countries? My book Germany’s War documents why Germany invaded or took control of Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, portions of the Soviet Union and other European countries. This article will analyze why Germany invaded the peaceful nations of Norway and Denmark, as well as the consequences to Norwegians of Germany’s invasion of Norway.

How the Allies Launched the Holocaust at Casablanca in 1943

Searching for “the moment the Holocaust began” is quite as pointless as the never-ending search for “the missing link” in the evolution of homo sapiens.  Analyses of the event(s), however the events are constituted, often go back to ancient intergroup enmities and exploitations as far back as the Middle Ages. Others focus on misrepresented, but…

A Connoisseur of Conquerors

The Normandy Diary of Marie-Louise Osmont. George L. Newman (translator). Random House, New York, 1994, 113 pp. In 1940, the widow Marie-Louise Osmont owned and lived in a manoir in Périers-sur-le-Dan in Normandy, France, and experienced the invasion and occupation by Germany’s Wehrmacht up-close and personally:  troops encamped on her grounds and officers were bivouacked…

The Mufti and the Holocaust

Among the many tart insights in Robert Novick’s Holocaust in American Life (reviewed in JHR 20, no. 1 [January-February, 2001]) is his brief consideration of the part that Haj Amin al Husseini, the mufti of Jerusalem, has played in Zionist and Holocaust propaganda. As Novick notes, Husseini, the leading Palestinian nationalist leader from the 1920s…

In the Name of the Holocaust

Between the Alps and a Hard Place: Switzerland in World War II and Moral Blackmail Today by Angelo Codevilla. Washington, DC: Regnery, 2000. Hardcover. $27. 263pp. Index. Daniel W. Michaels is a Columbia University graduate (Phi Beta Kappa, 1954), and a former Fulbright exchange student to Germany (1957). He is retired from the US Department…

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