Germany plans Holocaust museum at firm that made crematoriumsBreaking News
The exhibition, which includes company records, photographs, writings of concentration camp inmates and remnants of the crematoriums, is to open Sunday in Erfurt's civic museum.
Topf did not have to take orders from the SS. It pursued the business and took the initiative in "improving" the devices, said the head of the Buchenwald concentration camp memorial, Volkhard Knigge. The engineers were not rabid Nazis but ordinary Germans.
Work for the SS accounted for only 2 per cent of Topf's overall sales and could have been dropped without imperilling the company.
Germany's existing museums to the Holocaust include the documentation centre at the Holocaust monument in Berlin and memorials at many of the concentration camps where inmates died of disease and privation.
comments powered by Disqus
- Black Delegates at GOP Convention at Lowest Level in History
- Richard Moe calls on Obama to make Utah's Bears Ears a national monument. Bears Ears?
- What History Says About Donald Trump’s Convention Speech
- Rep. Steve King doubles down on white supremacy claim
- Does Melania Trump know what plagiarism is?
- Daniel Pipes: “Why I Just Quit the Republican Party"
- Jill Lepore attended the GOP convention
- Ramsay Cook died in Toronto on July 14, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer
- Adam Hochschild says he met the ghosts of his own work at a recent visit to the multiplex
- Colleges are implored to teach their own history