Monday, October 29, 2012

Nazi Germany and church bells for munitions

You find out the most interesting things while driving and listening to CBC.  Last night there was a documentary from 1973 by Peter Leonhard Braun on "bells".  It was translated from the German, so it kept going back and forth from the German to the English. -- Did you know that the Nazi's melted down 43 000 church bells for munitions, and when they conquered the other countries, they melted down another 33 000 church bells from Poland, Belgium, Austria and Italy.  I asked my husband about it who is usually a buff for such things, but he had never heard of it before.  A total of 76 000 church bells ruined by the Nazis all over Europe to shoot at people.

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