Auschwitz

The name alone conjures images of death and despair. Auschwitz is the most infamous of all the Nazi concentration camps, a place where one and a half million innocent people were brought to be gassed, shot or hanged by an insane regime. Today, the site stands a memorial to those who died, as well as … Continue reading Auschwitz

When the Nazis came to Latvia

A trip to Europe can’t all be about beer and kebabs - although that sounds like a bloody good way to spend a few months! There’s so much history in this magical land, and a lot of it isn’t particularly happy, as I found out today when I took a trip out to the site … Continue reading When the Nazis came to Latvia

On the trail of the Nazis

In a few weeks I'll be visiting Auschwitz, the most infamous of all the Nazi concentration camps. More than one million innocent people were slaughtered in this nightmare city in the south of Poland, and I know it will be a somber and frightening experience. I know this, because it's not the first Nazi concentration … Continue reading On the trail of the Nazis