I feel bad when I kill anything, wonder what kind of feelings these animals had. I wonder how the mirror treated them, I wonder if they are the same species as me.
The German soldiers had a very tough time killing people like this, many had nervous break downs or committed suicide. That's why the Nazis started using Zyklon-B to gas Jews, gypsies, gays, people with birth defects and the elderly, because it didn't require face to face killing one at a time. The average German Army soldier was not much different than the average American soldier, unfortunately they were subject to the will of a crazed lunatic. The Nazi High Command, Waffen SS and Gestapo were a whole different kind of asshole altogether.
I was born in Kiev, and am a Jew. We went to Babi Yar every year on the anniversary of the massacre to pay our respects.
They are probably part of the Einsatzgruppen... (sp)... someone else brought up that normal army in the Reich had an issue with these things. As such, they had special units that would go in to recently occupied lands and murder the unwanted populations (jews, gypsies, etc.).
The Massacre at Sand Creek Colorado?and sand creek. Both absolute atrocities.
A new men's dormitory was built on the University of Colorado campus in 1954. Named Fleming Hall, the building honored a popular early dean of the law school, John Donaldson Fleming. When the new law school opened a few years later in 1958, it was also named for Fleming. Confusion resulted, so a new name was sought for the dormitory.
In 1961, Fleming Hall dormitory became Nichols Hall, after Boulder pioneer David Nichols.
David Nichols was a Boulder County sheriff and later speaker of the House in the Colorado Territorial Legislature at the time the location of the future state university was being determined. It was his legendary "midnight ride" from Denver to Boulder and back in 1874, to secure matching funds to establish the university here, that made him worthy of recognition, the CU regents decided.
It wasn't long before students discovered that David Nichols was also involved in a most shameful piece of our state's history. Nichols was the captain of a group of volunteer soldiers known as Company D of the Third Colorado Cavalry from Boulder, Colorado Territory. According to a document donated to the Carnegie Branch Library compiled from Army records, the group mustered into service in August of 1864 at Fort Chambers. The adobe-style fort, built on the farm of George W. Chambers, was located off of North 63rd St., which at the time was outside the city limits at the town of Valmont. A stone marker commemorates the site today.
The volunteer cavalry rode out of Boulder toward eastern Colorado and served under the command of Colonel John Chivington at the Sand Creek Massacre on Nov.
29, 1864. Nichols and his subordinates were participants in the slaughter of more than 200 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho people.
The Student Crusade for Indian Rights initiated protests against the name of Nichols Hall in the late 1960s. Demonstrations were held intermittently over the next two decades. In the1980s protests became frequent and demanding. More student groups and government officials became involved. In the fall of 1987 students protested every Friday in front of the Nichols Hall building, according to William E. Davis' book "Glory Colorado! Volume II."
Lt. Governor Mike Callihan spoke at a rally in favor of removing the Nichols name. "Whatever he did for Colorado is overshadowed by his crimes against his fellow man," Callihan said.
Nichols' descendents were adamantly against removing the name.
CU's favorite historian Patricia Limerick got involved by examining the facts of David Nichols' life. In 1987, Limerick and two assistants produced, "What's in a Name? Nichols Hall: A Report." The detailed document, over 100 pages in length, cited research that placed considerable doubt on the story of Nichols' midnight ride.
The Nichols sign was removed from the dorm in 1987. The building went nameless for over a year while the regents debated over an appropriate substitute. Suggestions included Chief Niwot Hall, Black Kettle Hall, Rainbow Hall, Morning Star Hall, Quigg Newton Hall and others. Finally, in 1989, the name Cheyenne Arapaho Hall was approved for the building.
My uncle used to make good money catching big catfish near Rising sun on the Wabash River. He'd cut the bottom out of a gallon milk jug, then take a strip of raw bacon and jam it in the threads of the cap, with the bacon inside the cut jug. He'd weight the jug and tie a short string with a bobber on it. The catfish would get in there and eat the bacon, but the grease on the inside of the jug would basically intoxicate the catfish, so it would just lay there sniffing the grease till we came up and snagged it with a gaff. The big ones can put up quite a fight.