Germany

In Memoriam: Hans Krampe 1943-2014

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2014-12-22 12:47

Hans Krampe greatly admired this City Hall in Nauen, East Germany, where he grew up, and wanted to use it as a picture representing himself. It was built around 1885.

It is with deep sadness that I learned only today that Hans Krampe, the gifted German emigre to British Columbia, Canada, has passed on. While he was with us, he was a force for uncompromising truth about Third Reich Germany and Germany's role in World War II.

Hans was a typical German liberal thinker who came upon the truth about his homeland late in life, which was probably a hard blow. I too didn't learn the truth until late in life and my reaction is to be very angry about it. We are angry about what was withheld from us, and have no patience with its continuance.

I believe I first came in contact with Hans through reading something by him at Arthur Topham's website, Radical Press. Arthur was a guest on one of my early The Heretics' Hour programs in March 2010:  http://carolynyeager.net/heretics-hour-interview-arthur-topham

Hans and Arthur were neighbors in Quesnel, BC and Hans had begun contributing to Arthur's newspaper in the 90's when it was still a physical print paper. Hans and I began corresponding and he agreed to come on my radio program and tell about his interesting childhood history in East Germany. This is the program on March 21, 2011:  http://carolynyeager.net/heretics-hour-interview-hans-krampe

The Heretics' Hour: Music of Christmas during the Third Reich

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2014-12-14 19:45
 
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Dec. 15, 2014

Margaret Huffstickler returns with another great musical show -- a tour of German Christmas music that was heard and enjoyed during the Third Reich. Eleven selections are played, ranging from children's choirs and soft lullabys to the voices of soldiers from all the many fronts in 1942 singing Stille Nacht together connected by radio ... and by their comradeship.

Margaret translates and comments on each selection, giving us some background information and a sense of how Germans celebrated Weinachten at that time. I hope you enjoy it and Fröhliche Weinachten to you all!! [1hr50min]

Saturday Afternoon: "We Won't See Auschwitz" and other insanities

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2014-12-12 23:32
 
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December 13, 2014

 Several topics will be discussed:

  • The schizophrenia of fighting ISIS while at the same time welcoming Muslims into Europe;
  • The aging White population and how it is used to justify immigration;
  • What I learned from the book "We Won't See Auschwitz";
  • Burn out or end of the year fatigue? Setting priorities;
  • Hadding Scott calls and we discuss more on Poles and Jews, and also Europeans in general and what we can, should or must do in our defense. [2hr35min]

Go, you Deutsche!

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2014-12-09 23:26

Hand written sign says "Against Forced Islamization!" Monday evening during a march of 10,000 in Dresden, Germany.

From Der Spiegel - 12-9-14

Dresden / Berliin - The chairman of Alternative for Germany (AfD), Bernd Lucke,  spoke positively about the right-wing populist alliance of "patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West" (Pegida) on his Facebook page. He "welcomed" their announcing of their goals in an "exclusively peaceful way." [But notice he calls them Europeans, not Germans. -cy]

He also said that it is "good and correct" that citizens express their "concerns about the spread of radical Islamist ideology" in such nonviolent demonstrations. The demonstrations showed that these people did not feel their concerns were understood by politicians, as reported also in the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Lucke, who is himself a Protestant, streesed that he did not have a negative attitude towards Islam as a religion, but was fighting against a misogynistic, violent political ideology that warred against even religious freedom and tolerance and Western values.

The Pegida movement should "leave no doubt that it seeks to defend precisely these values with its defense of the West," Lucke said.

The Deputy AfD Chairman Hans-Olaf Henkel viewed the Pegida protests with greater skepticism. It is not inconceivable, he told Der Spiegel, that the protests "develop xenophobic or even racist connotations."

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European Union, Germany, News

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 37

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-11-20 14:08
 
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Nov. 20, 2014

Hitler gets a tumultous welcome from the 95% German population of Danzig after the port city was liberated from the illegal control of the Poles in 1939.

Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the May 12-13, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Henry Picker. Included in this episode:

  • Sane economic and racial principles, and racial problems in Prussia must be addressed;
  • Discussion with Danzig Gauleiter Forster and Reichsleiter Bormann on germanizing Poles ... or not;
  • Hitler says the origin of the Czechs is Mongolian, the Bulagrians are Turkoman, and each case of potential germanization must be examined on its own merits;
  • Marriage is sanctified by the birth of a child, and it is the duty of men to marry;
  • Frederick the Great's racial policy was on a par with the National Socialist policy;
  • The choices France now faces, Marshal Petain is honorable but too old to lead, German construction on the French Channel coast.

The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here.

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 35

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-11-06 14:04
 
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Nov. 6, 2014

Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the April 25 - May 3, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Henry Picker. Included in this episode:

  •  Considerations on the escape of a French General and more of Hitler's thoughts on diet - importance of raw food;
  •  On the competition between art museums and his plans to make Linz the most beautiful city on the Danube, surpassing Budapest;
  •  Hitler continues to talk about his plans for the Eastern territories, says roads are better than inland waterways;
  • The German opera, and his opinion of various conductors;
  • Architectural problems - artistic cities vs political/military cities - art for all the people and school children too;
  • How he avoids the assassin's bullet - too much police protection a negative.

Image: Interior of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus facing toward the box seats: An example of Hitler's wish to bring world-class performances and fine art throughout the Reich, not exclusively in Berlin and Vienna. Enlarge

The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here.

The Heretics' Hour: Hitler and the Slavs, 4

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2014-11-04 00:42
 
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Nov. 3, 2014

Carolyn Yeager continues with her study of Poland and how it became the country that we know today, that gave Adolf Hitler so much trouble. 1h59m

Image: Fictional portrait of King Jagiello and young Queen Jadwiga

Saturday Afternoon: Music of the Third Reich

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2014-11-01 18:53
 
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Nov. 1, 2014

Margaret Huffstickler returns after too long of an absence with a wide range of music styles and performers that personify the cultural life during the National-Socialist period. We begin with composer-conductor Richard Strauss and singers Jussi Björling, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Heinrich Schlusnus, plus Gerhard Huesch and Rudolf Schock (pictured at right in top hat).

We play two degenerate composers to give you an idea of what the Third Reich didn't allow in its concert halls or on it's record labels ... by the Jew Schoenberg and the communist Hindemith. For the intermission, we play the full 11 minutes of Wilhelm Furtwaengler conducting Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" on the Fuehrer's birthday when he is in the audience.

Following that we feature Erna Berger, Hermann Prey and Hans Albers with more popular-type music, ending with Heinrich Spitta singing a Hitler Jugend song. As an encore, the incomparable Zarah Leander.

Much appreciation to Margaret Huffstickler for bringing this musical show to us. 2hr9min

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 34

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-10-30 17:59
 
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Oct. 30, 2014

"Thanks to the presence of a regiment of the Leibstandarte, the countryside is abounding with jolly and healthy young children."

Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the April 12-24, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Henry Picker. Included in this episode:

  • Cost/benefit of the Olympic Games in Berlin;
  • Elementary schooling, schoolmasters vs schoolmistresses, "Reich Schools;
  • Installing Dr. Schacht as head of the Reichsbank over Dr. Luther was a complicated processes;
  • Why the Metropolitan Opera House in New York has just closed its doors;
  • The SS contribution to good German blood and babies - the importance of who carries arms;
  • Praise for the Duce, dislike of the Italian aristocracy;
  • Decisive events of the war so far reveal the weakness of German High Command in 1st WW - the build-up of the new navy;
  • No sanction for soldiers to marry foreign women - the importance for children of true affection between marriage partners - domestic trouble in marriages of National-Socialist leaders.

The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here.

The Heretics' Hour: Hitler and the Slavs, 2

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2014-10-21 00:47
 
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Oct. 20, 2014

Why Hitler and Himmler did not enlist nationalist Russians and other Slavs to help them fight the war on the Eastern Front.2hr23min.

  • Adolf Hitler's opinion of Jews and Slavs originated with his experiences in Vienna in his late teens, early twenties;
  • Hitler considered the Germanic peoples the leading race of Europe and once much of Europe was occupied by the German Reich, thought to include other Germanic nations/peoples into the Reich, but only after careful "Germanization";
  • Himmler was desirous of preserving all "Germanic blood" - Hitler advised caution;
  • Danzig Free State and "Falsifications of Polish History" give important background on the true long-term intentions of Poland against Germany;
  • Himmler speaks at some length about "the Russian" whether Czarist or Stalinist, and about General Vlasov in his speech at Posen, Oct. 4, 1943;
  • The N-S attitude is "we take care of our own first" and this is what the so-called anti-slavism is all about.

Image: Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler shakes hands with captive Russian General Andrey Vlasov. Enlarge

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