Germany

Resistance lives - in Dresden

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2015-07-28 21:54

On Monday, over 2000 heroic German souls marched in a PEGIDA-sponsored demonstration against their government's acceptance of asylum-seekers and migrants who are now invading the eastern part of Germany from the Balkans.

  • The BBC reported that "In a Dresden suburb, the car of Michael Richter, a councillor who had been helping refugees, was blown up." Kudos to those who are letting the authorities know that they are serious. 
  • Last week, a new tent city sprung up suddenly in Dresden's Friedrichstadt district as a temporary refugee center. Fights between refugee-opponents and refugee-supporters have broken out there.
  • A month ago, on June 28, a brand-new, still uninhabited refugee center in the historic town of Meissen (of porcelain fame), close to Dresden, was set on fire and burned during the night. Investigators say it was started deliberately. "We currently suspect arson," a Police spokeswoman said.

More detail emerges about the Guelph Treasure lawsuit

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2015-07-18 01:28

Frankfurt gallery of Guelph treasure dealers Rosenbaum and Rosenberg. (photo credit: YouTube screenshot)

An alert reader, alecti, discovered an aricle in the Berliner Morgenpost dated January 13, 2014 about the Welfenschatz (Guelph Treasure) lawsuit brought by twe Jews, Gerald Stiebel and Alan Philipp, against the German government. The article is titled "Who really owns the Guelf Treasure?"

Translating the article using Google Translate is far from perfect, but does give some clear ideas that I will use in this post. Anyone out there who can provide me with a better translation into English - please feel free to do so!

First, the dispute is officially between two heirs of the original  Jewish art dealers and the SPK, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, which oversees the museums in Berlin. The collection of medieval reliquaries, alters, and crucifixes was kept for centuries in Prussia's Brunswick Cathedral. In the 17th century, approximately 80 items were removed from the cathedral by John Frederick, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg.

Irish lawyer wants to put valuable Christian relics back into the hands of rapacious Jews

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2015-07-16 01:46

The blue-eyed anti-German "nazi-fighting" Irishman, Nicholas O'Donnell, who is on a crusade to see justice done for the Jews. 

80 years ago, in 1935, some Jewish art dealers in Berlin sold a collection of medieval Christian relics, known as the Welfenschatz treasure, to one or more National Socialists “after they were unable to get a better offer.” The collection consists of dozens of gold and bejeweled relics that date to the Holy Roman Empire.

Some of the precious artworks in the Welfenschatz collection (known in English as the Guelph Treasure) on display in Berlin. Below right: a cross from the collection.

The Trouble with Greece

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2015-07-12 16:52

A Greek "Evzones" presidential guard stands to attention in front of the parliament during a demonstration against austerity measures in central Athens on July 12, 2015 (AFP Photo/Angelos Tzortzinis)

By Carolyn Yeager

Modern Greece is a fairly new experiment in independence, and as such has never actually functioned totally independently. The world expects too much from Greeks, confusing them with the ancient Athenian democracy that we learn about in school. The Greeks are also confused about this, since they encourage this comparison with those great Greek citizens of old … a comparison they cannot live up to.

First Greece was incorporated into the Roman Empire, followed by the Byzantine, and then for 300 years Greeks were subsumed into the Ottoman Empire ruled by Muslim Turks. Their modern state was formed only in 1830 with the help of the European Powers who helped the Greeks win their war of independence.

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First Jew chosen to become conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2015-07-01 00:12

Here he is - described by one disappointed critic as a mythical figure from Wagner's operas, “the tiny gnome, the Jewish caricature,” which brought on cries of "anti-Semitic hatred."

The next chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic has been chosen: He is Kirill Petrenko, a Jew born and raised until age 18 in Russia! [Strangely, or not, the announcement was made on June 22 (the date of the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941).] Isn't it wonderful, and so international as befits an “international city” like Berlin, yes?

The problem for true Berliners, though, is that Petrenko was selected over a Berlin-born German who many expected to get that job: Christian Thielemann, currently chief conductor for the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and former music director of the Munich (Bavarian) Philharmonic. Thielemann is 56 years old (born April 1, 1959), with a brilliant career in opera, being a regular conductor at Bayreuth and the Salzburg Festivals.

In 2003, Thielemann was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz). In October 2011, he received honorary membership of the Royal Academy of Music in London. This year Thielemann won the Richard Wagner Award (Richard-Wagner-Preis) of Leipzig. He is described as a world-renowned expert on the German sound.

The Wehrmacht War Crimes Bureau, 1939-1945 - part 3

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2015-06-29 19:41
 
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June 29, 2015

Carolyn reads chapters 5 and 6. Chapter 5, "The Testimony of Witnesses," looks into how credible witness testimony was obtained by the judges. All witnesses took a "real" oath, and the judges sought verification for all testimony, sometimes going to great length to do so.

Chapter 6, "Expert Medical Opinion" explains how medical officers distinguish the nature of wounds, whether from battle or deliberate mutilation, whether inflicted before or after death. The most common mutilations (which occurred daily on the Eastern Front) were the gouging out of eyes and the cutting off of genitals. Severing feet and hands was also carried out by the savage Russian and Jewish partisans. 1hr12m

Left: Corporal Hans Muth, victim of mutilation: medical examination determined that his eyes had been deliberately put out while he was unconcious.

 

The Wehrmacht War Crimes Bureau, 1939-1945 - part 2

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2015-06-26 20:23
 
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June 26, 2015

Carolyn reads chapters 3 and 4. Chapter three is titled "Related German Agencies" and describes the numerous other official agencies with whom the War Crimes Bureau collaborated, and how cooperation was carried out.

Chapter four, "Methods of Obtaining Evidence" tells us how cases were built and gives some vivid examples of mutilations and other outrages committed against German soldiers on the East, West and South Fronts. The bulk of the testimony (approx. 85%) came from ten's of thousands of sworn witnesses giving depositions to military judges or local courts. 1hr12m

"Lost" Third Reich art treasures come to light

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2015-06-25 00:52

Some top-notch famous sculptures by Adolf Hitler's two favorite artists, for whom he built gigantic studios for their super-large works to be created for public buildings and public spaces, have been confiscated by the Berlin State Office of Criminal Investigation. It is the preliminary determination that the rightful owner of this artwork is the German State, or German government.

Among the masterpieces discovered and expropriated from their current owners are (click on images to enlarge):

"Die Wehrmacht," one of two sculptures created by Arno Breker for the main courtyard of Hitler's New Reich Chancellery in 1939 was discovered on a large estate near Kiel in northern Germany.

"Der Wächter" (The Watchman) relief scuilpture by Arno Breker

The Wehrmacht War Crimes Bureau, 1939-1945 - 1st Installment

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2015-06-22 19:32
 
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June 22, 2015

In this first installment, Carolyn reads selections from the Introduction by Alfred de Zayas and the full content of chapters one and two. Some highlights:

  • Some history of war crimes investigations from WWI;
  • Learning from that war, the German govt. established a new war crimes bureau on Sept. 4, 1939;
  • Name, history and statements from some of the Wehrmacht judges;
  • The author's negative attitude toward the Third Reich and praise for members of the resistance brings up some issues;
  • Hitler's "Barbarossa Decree" of 13 Sept. 1941 is read in full and discussed. 1h33m

An idealist and United Nations advisor, Alfred de Zayas today still has hope for Democracy and the sovereignty of nations.

How Jews distort the nations they live in

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2015-06-19 16:06

The following news article is an example of how Jews distort a nation's meaning and historical lntegrity. Martin Luther is one of Germany's greatest sons, of whom all Germans are rightfully proud, but some Jew, speaking on behalf of some council they formed in Germany, calling themselves German Jews, puts himself into a superior position to Luther by demanding that today's Protestant church officials censure and condemn their founder because of his 'anti-Semitic' text On the Jews and Their Lies (shown below left as the original publication in 1543). 

From this example we can see that, contrary to Jewish propaganda, Jews do NOT enrich other nations with their presence. Instead, they behave as a foreign element which seeks to alter the native beliefs and ideals of a people for the purpose of getting this people to make a special place in their nation for these Jews and their progeny. It is exactly the same practice as that of the cuckoo bird (right, disgustingly voracious baby cuckoo being fed by a brown warbler after taking over its nest).

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German Jewish leader asks Protestants to condemn Luther’s anti-Semitism

BERLIN (JTA) — Germany’s top Jewish leader urged Protestants to confront and condemn anti-Jewish teachings of Martin Luther, who began the Protestant Reformation.

Speaking at a conference in Berlin last week, Josef Schuster, head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, said he hopes for a clear sign from the Protestant Church condemning Luther’s anti-Jewish writings, ahead of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. 

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