Black Cross Setting & Symbolism

Greg Iles
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Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross was awarded to Mark Cameron McConnell for Valor of his actions on February 15, 1944. This honor has only been awarded to two Americans, Mark McConnell and the Unknown Soldier. Also, this particular honor was not given publicly, but personally, with the understanding that Mark was not to ever wear it publicly either. Mark's grandson, at the directions of Mark's friend, Rabbi Leiboviktz, found this. It is the discovery of this award that prompts the rabbi to tell young Mark the tale of the cross and why it was awarded to his grandfather.

Totenhausen Camp

Totenhausen Camp is a Nazi prisoner camp run by General Herr Doktor Klaus Brandt and is used as an experimental camp for the General. This camp is where the Nazis are testing the Sarin and Soman gas on the prisoners. They are also using the children in this camp to...

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