February 2015

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Eugene de Kock and the Violence of 'Nation Building and Reconciliation'

Picture: Eugene de Kock courtesy BBC screengrab. Siphokazi Magadla - The 27th of January 2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the ‘liberation’ of Auschwitz-Birkenau. This is the concentration camp in Poland where an estimated 1.1 million people were killed by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany during World War II. The victims of Auschwitz-Birkenau were killed in masses in gas chambers while some were beaten to death and others died of starvation, endured forced labour and suffered from infectious diseases. Speaking in front of the International...