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1/ Strange find: NO-4033, NMT trial 8. SS Obersturmführer Neumann-Reppert traveled to Holland 14-19 Sept '44 to retrieve card index with names of half-Jewish citizens of Netherlands, in middle of #OperationMarketGarden, with troops dropping from the skies, fighting all around.
2/ Approx 107,000 Jews were deported from the Netherlands, the vast majority long before 9/44 (only 3700 in all of '44). The fact that the SS were still concerned with this card index, in the middle of Market Garden, says a lot about Nazi fanaticism. (Image: Westerbork camp)
3/ They had to bring cigarettes to buy petrol for this operation. "Situation became so critical, through the landing of parachutists, I decided to remove the Jewish files by car in order not to endanger them. . removal by train no longer possible. . all tracks were blown up."
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I scorn the goose-step of their massed attack
And fight with my guitar slung on my back,
Against a regiment I oppose a brain
And a dark horse against an armoured train.

For #ThowbackThursday, we remember Lieutenant Alex Colville who recorded what he saw with @3CdnDiv during #WWII.
@3CdnDiv Colville was with @3CdnDiv when they relieved @82ndABNDiv during #OperationMarketGarden at Nijmegen.
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