Brave folk of Herxheim vote to retain Adolf Hitler church bell

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2018-02-27 19:56

The subject of all the "Sturm und Drang" - this beautiful  bronze church bell from 1934.


By Carolyn Yeager

In spite of the best efforts of the former church organist, Sigrid Peters, to make a big political issue of the 1934-era bronze church bell hanging in the village's 1000 year old Jacobkirche, the good folk of Herxheim am Berg showed their lack of concern about the manufactured issue in a parish council vote on Monday, Feb. 26. The council voted 10 to 3 to keep the bell where it was, where it had been without hurting anyone for the past 84 years.

The decision was greeted with applause from many (read most) community members. Amid the controversy stirred up by the leftists and Sigrid Peters, the bell had been silenced since last September pending a decision by the village of 700 inhabitants, only 30 miles from the university city of Heidelberg. Now it will ring again.

My interview with TBR's Dave Gahary

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2018-02-24 12:05
 
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CAROLYN TALKS ABOUT HER NEW BOOK, The Artist Within the Warlord: An Adolf Hitler You've Never Known with Dave Gahary for TBR radio. 46m

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What I learned about Adolf Hitler from Hermann Giesler

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2018-02-21 12:51

By Carolyn Yeager

THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING ADOLF HITLER'S BEHAVIOR AS A PEACE AND WAR LEADER lies in this sentence, quoted by Hermann Giesler from August 1943, after the devastating air attack on Hamburg. Hitler said, recalling his decision not to attack the remaining British troops at Dunkirk in 1940:

It didn't agree with my character to step on the one who lays on the ground.

He saw the British as essentially defeated, and that they must themselves recognize that fact. He followed up with this: “After awhile I had to rethink. I was mistaken—magnanimity will not be recognized. What you see there [in photos of the Hamburg victims] is destructive brutality. Again and again one tries not to believe this, now I know—no mercy.” (p50 in The Artist Within The Warlord, from which all the quotes here are taken.)

British Lady Renouf questioned by German police after speech in Dresden

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2018-02-19 11:05

Rally in Dresden. Gerd Ittner (left), rally organizer, stands by Lady Michele Renouf (center) at the podium with her translator Nikolai Nerling (known as the "Volkslehrer") after giving a strong speech outlining British support and sympathy with fellow German dissidents.


Watch the video of Renouf's speech here.

On Saturday. a rally was held in Dresden, Germany in memory of the victims of the February 1945 firebombing of the architecturally-renowned central city that was filled with refugees at the time.

In an impromptu speech, translated on the spot by a German friend, Lady Michele Renouf, with Gerd Ittner, one of the rally's organizers standing next to her, stated that the "wicked" British war government "deliberately hoped to kill as many as 900,000 German civilians" with their three day bombing schedule, aided by the Americans.

Leftist Minister in Merkel's cabinet whines that Germany no long recognizes "our America"

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2018-02-17 20:42

FOREIGN MINISTER AND VICE-CHANCELLOR SIGMAR GABRIEL of the failing left-wing Social Democrat party, the governing coalition partner to Angela Merkel's ruling center Christian Democrat party, made this strange statement at the Munich Security Conference attended by national defense representatives—including Trump security adviser H.R. McMasters from the United States.

Gabriel, in his speech to the gathering, emphasized how the established order put in place by the Americans following the end of WWII is in great favor with long-ruling political parties and they don't want anything to change. Unless it would be more U.S. involvement in subsidizing Germany and Europe, not less.

Carolyn talks with Sven Longshanks about “The Artist Within the Warlord”

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2018-02-16 22:06
 
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I APPRECIATED SVEN'S INVITATION to appear on his Aryan Insights program at Radio Aryan. We did a morning session (not my best time for talking) but I talked and talked and couldn't seem to stop! I'm afraid Sven didn't get much of a chance, but he is a complete gentleman and we have become friends from doing just this one podcast together. The result is something of an overview of both Hermann Giesler and Willi Kriessmann and I – and I don't leave out Adolf Hitler either. This is my edited version of our session. 55m.

First book interview with Brian Ruhe

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2018-02-14 01:21

 

Left: Brian Ruhe, Right: Carolyn Yeager


I RECORDED THREE ONE-HOUR SESSIONS WITH BRIAN discussing Willi's and my book from beginning to end. In the first session we talk about how The Artist Within the Warlord: An Adolf Hitler You've Never Known came about and chapters one through four. Forgive the sound quality with the opening 5 minutes or so; it does get straightened out. Part Two is about chapters 5-11, and Part Three chapters 12-13 and summing up. Brian is real easy and fun to talk with.

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Part Two

Part Three

No mention of Dresden firebombing anniversary in German media this year

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2018-02-13 18:29

Feb. 1945. This is how the Dresdeners who lived far enough outside the city center to survive the deadly firebombing behaved afterward to clean up their city. Does this remind you of the Jewish tales of how they were forced by German guards to carry heavy rocks from here to there for no purpose? Maybe this is where they got that idea.


By Carolyn Yeager

THE GERMAN MEDIA HAS GONE DARK ON ANY 2018 REMEMBRANCE  for its tortured Dresden residents of Feb. 13, 14 and 15, 1945.

The best I found was a series of recycled photographs linked to from the bottom of the long front page listings at Der Spiegel. The photographs emphasize how the rebuilding of the "Old Dresden" made the "New Dresden" of today better than ever.

We remember the worst war crime in human history—the firebombing of Dresden, February 13-15, 1945

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2018-02-11 13:41

ON THE EVENING OF FEBRUARY 13, 1945, A SERIES OF ALLIED FIREBOMBING RAIDS BEGAN AGAINST THE GERMAN CITY OF DRESDEN, reducing the “Florence of the Elbe” to rubble and flames, and killing as many as 135,000 people. It was the single most destructive bombing of the [most destructive] war [in history]—including Hiroshima and Nagasaki—and all the more horrendous because little, if anything, was accomplished strategically, since the Germans were already on the verge of surrender. [From History.com]

In remembrance and protest, I present this first hand, eyewitness account by survivor Margaret Freyer which I found here and which I think does justice to the unspeakable horror forced on over a million unarmed German citizens and refugees by the governments of (firstly) Great Britain under Winston Churchill and (secondly) the USA, under Franklin D. Roosevelt. I cannot condemn these men and their governments enough, even though 73 years have now passed since this terror was perpetrated on innocent souls.

An apology and admission of wrongdoing, which has never come, is certainly in order. -Carolyn Yeager

Truth and Justice for Germans holds protest in Vancouver

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2018-02-07 15:10

A DOZEN MEMBERS OF VANCOUVER-BASED TRUTH AND jUSTICE FOR GERMANS (TJFG) HELD A PROTEST at the German Consulate here and presented Consul General Josef Beck with a letter condemning the jailing of Canadian Monika Schaefer in Munich, Germany on January 3.

Monika is still being held in a maximum security prison and until very recently was denied visitors other than from the Canadian Consulate in Munich. TJFG is demanding the release of Monika Schaefer. A spokesman for the group delivered the letter printed below directly to Consul Beck who responded cordially.

Afterwards the group held a short protest outside the Consulate displaying large pictures of the Alberta violin teacher and four-time Green Party candidate who set off a small town firestorm of shunning and bigotry when she released a short video in June, 2016 entitled "Sorry, Mom, I was Wrong About the Holocaust."

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