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David Boles: Human Meme

Welcome to the David Boles: Human Meme podcast! You may subscribe via Apple iTunes, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, Spotify and RSS or your own podcast player. We explore ideas of knowing, merits of sharing, and the danger of thought -- as one listener wrote about this podcast; "Mindfulness with an edge" and another said, "You have the spirit of philosophy; you inspire dialectic thoughts." David Boles lives at, writes for, and publishes with David Boles' memetic conundrum considers the braided prairie pause against the sinking sky: "I can't see what it is; and I don't know what it isn't."

May 3, 2024

Ilse Koch, historically etched into memory with monikers such as "The Witch of Buchenwald," "The Beast of Buchenwald," and most infamously, "The Bitch of Buchenwald," embodies an enigma of evil that defies the very essence of humanity. Her rise to power and her reign of terror within the confines of the Buchenwald concentration camp during World War II remain a stark reminder of the depths to which human depravity can plunge, given the right mix of power, ideology, and circumstance. The story of Ilse Koch is not just a tale of individual malevolence but a complex interplay of societal, psychological, and historical forces that coalesced to create a figure synonymous with atrocity and inhumanity.