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Orac knows World War II and Holocaust history

In a continuing series of posts, for the benefit of new readers (and a trip down memory lane for old readers), I now present:
Orac knows World War II and Holocaust history:

  • 60 years ago today: The evacuation of Auschwitz and start of the death march
  • The 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz: How I discovered Holocaust denial
  • 60 years ago tonight: The Dresden firestorm
  • 60 years ago today: The flag-raising at Iwo Jima
  • 60 years ago tonight: The firebombing of Tokyo
  • 60 years ago today: The liberation of Buchenwald
  • Sunday afternoon history lesson
  • 60 years ago today: The liberation of Bergen-Belsen
  • 60 years ago today: The liberation of Dachau
  • 60 years ago today: The end of the Führer
  • 60 years ago today: Hiroshima
  • How David Irving became a Holocaust denier
  • 60th anniversary of V-E Day
  • Pat Buchanan on World War II
  • Adventures of the Hitler Zombie (Prelude: Who’s Hitler today?; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; Part 6; Part 7; Part 8; Part 9; Part 10, including “proof” of “intelligent design”; Part 11)
  • Eugenics and involuntary euthanasia
  • A truly offensive use of Halloween
  • 67 years ago tonight: Kristallnacht
  • Taboos of Holocaust deniers
  • Schadenfreude (plus: More schadenfreude: Irving now admitting there were gas chambers? and David Irving to stand trial in Austria)
  • An unexpected analogy
  • By Orac

    Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

    That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

    DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

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