I've been meaning to kick this one off for some time now. I'll be intrigued to read others experiences. To show ye where I'm coming from; I'd hope this may develop into a thread about those stories one heard from parents and older relatives. The sort of things learned, as a child, and since taken as gospel, at least till Google and places such as this proved or disproved the 'Given'. Here's some of the things my parents, and others, told me then. Anything up to half a century ago. Much of it, probably, passed down from their parents, who would have been adults during WW2. I'll annotate my own, later findings / beliefs, where applicable. 1/ " The Nazis used to chuck babies up in the air and catch them on their bayonets. " * I since happened across a reference to this practice, on Google (Wikie?). Only I seem to recall it related to an isolated (?) incident involving some Eastern European / Balkan (?) outfit and could as well have occurred during some much earlier conflict. Basically; Their leader did it, as a deliberate act of atrocity, to quell the local populace. 2/ Gas Chamber victims were told they were to have a shower. Thus they were ordered to strip naked, and the Gas Chambers were fitted out with shower heads. Only no water ever poured out of them. * " Schindlers List " echoes this one rather 'nicely'. But we never do see what happens after the Real victims go down those steps at Auschwitz. I've since 'learned' that the Zyklon B cannister was dropped down a hole, into the Gas Chamber. Thus, I'd presumed, simply appearing ~ somewhat like a hand grenade ~ amongst the people below. 3/ The Nazis made lamp shades out of human skin. Especially that which bore tattoos. * Of course, I took this to be a generalised thing. I hadn't then heard of Ilse Koch. I may remember more. Bit late now. But, anyone got any to add? 'Dicuss' ? What were You told about 'The War'; Before ye were old enough to know, and decades before Google was even dreamed of?