Auschwitz Through The Lens Of The SS

Microsite of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

“In January 2007, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received a donation of a photograph album. The inscription “Auschwitz 21.6.1944” on its first page signaled the uniqueness of the album—there are very few wartime photographs of the Auschwitz concentration camp complex, which included Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi killing center.

Though his name does not appear anywhere in the album, the dates of the photographs and various decorations including adjutant cords on the uniform of the album’s owner, indicate that the album almost certainly belonged to and was created by SS-Obersturmführer Karl Höcker, the adjutant to the commandant of Auschwitz, SS-Sturmbannführer Richard Baer. Höcker was stationed at Auschwitz from May 1944 until the evacuation of the camp in January 1945.”


This link was first posted on this blog on November 29th 2007

Freecycle is a place where people can exchange unwanted goods totally for free…there is currently an independent site for  4,770 different places around the world and you can monitor people’s posts for items that you think you might want, contact the donator and then go and pick up the item for free – much more economical than EBay!

Membership is free – just search for your locality and sign up for the newsletters.


YouTube Picks #43 – Where McDonald’s Meat Comes From

“Hearing all rumors about what McDonalds puts inside their meat, like worms and cow eye, where they get it from, I decided to investigate. It turns out, for the past 25 years, McDonalds buys the majority of its beef from Lopez Foods, located in the USA (although,
they import some beef from Australia). The facility is very clean, USDA inspected, and their procedures for handling the meat seem very sanitary. Lopez Foods buys beef from other slaughter houses, and processes it to the Hamburgers. Thats it.”

One Red Paperclip

This link was first posted on this blog on November 25th 2007

Brilliant blog from a guy who started an unbelievable sequence of straight trades by
starting with a paperclip and ending up with a house! Read about how he
accomplished this enviable feat.

“I started with one red paperclip on July 12 2005 and 14 trades later,
on July 12, 2006 I traded with the Town of Kipling Saskatchewan for a
house located at 503 Main Street.”




“Our twittastic robots scan the Twitter public timeline for new twits to tweet. A few times a day, we calculate individual statistics for each twittering twit in our database.”

So anyway basically this site can show you who the currently most followed ‘Twitts’ are, where they’re from and other stuff.

Barack and Britney are both up there with the top rankers – I’m not actually listed myself although I’ve only ever ‘twittered’ the one time so it’s hardly surprising eh.