The Franz Horr Stadium (Franz-Horr-Stadion in German) is a football stadium in the south of Vienna, Austria. It has been the home ground of FK Austria Wien since 1973. The stadium was built in 1925 as the new home of Czech immigrants' club SK Slovan Vienna and had a capacity of 10,850.
Named after another Czech football club which owned the ground, the stadium was called České srdce...
Fortress Josefov (Pevnost Josefov in Czech) is large defence complex built between 1780 - 1790 in eastern Bohemia (today Czech Republic). It was named after emperor Joseph II. Together with fortress Terezín it was intended as protection against attack from Prussia but it never actively participated in a war.
The Sedlec Ossuary (Czech: kostnice Sedlec) is a small Roman Catholic chapel, located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints (Czech: Hřbitovní kostel Všech Svatých) in Sedlec, a suburb of Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic. The ossuary is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, many of whom have had their bones artistically arranged to form decorations and ...
On september 29th and 30th 1941 more than 100,000 jews, Romas and Sowiet soldiers were murdered by shooting in a gorge by the Nazis here in Babi Yar in Kiew as a revenge for bombings of german installations. They were blamed for it but actually it was the Soviet organisation NKVD who did it.
(warning: this site contains horrible photos)
Wrocław (German Breslau, Czech Vratislav, Latin Wratislavia; many Polish documents in English use the spelling Wroclaw) is the capital of Silesia in southwestern Poland, situated on the Oder River (Odra). As of 2003, the city had a population of 638,000. It is the principal city of the Lower Silesia region and the administrative seat of the Lower Silesian Voivodship (since 1999), previousl...
On 19.09.1944 at 15:03 119 B17 of 447th Bomb Group (mission: #146) dropped 244,3 tons of bombs on the marschalling yard Koblenz-Mosel and the Rhine bridges. A railroad AA-gun was also destroyed. The air raid caused 144 deads and 133 injured people.
About 40 years later a plaque was installed in the city to commemorate the victims of the bomb war.
The "Thingstaette" is a place was built between 1934 and 1935 by the Nazis. It was one of more than 40 all over Germany. It was opened the Joseph Goebbels at June 22, 1935. The plan was to create places to celebrate old germanic customs. Today its used for theatre and concerts. Every year over the night from April 30th and May 1st more than 10.000 people celebrate together with torches and fire...
After the 1943 occupation, the Germans transformed the old rice-husking factory in a concentration camp: here many Jews, Slovenian partisans, Croatians, and Italian anti-Fascists were executed. (Trieste was the only Italian city to have a Nazi concentration camp.) In it, the cells of torture are still visible, but the crematory was dynamited by the Nazis (April 30 1945)
At 9:45 p.m. CDT on May 4, 2007, Greensburg was hit by an EF5 tornado. The tornado was estimated to be 1.7 miles in width and traveled for nearly 22 miles. Ninety-five percent of the city was confirmed to be destroyed, with the other five percent in severe damage. The National Weather Service estimated winds of the tornado to reach 205 mph. This was the first tornado to ever be rated EF5 since ...
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