World War II

Copernicus was German, not Polish

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2017-07-08 12:30

Nicolaus Copernicus, a Prussian, placed the sun instead of the earth in the center of the solar system in 1542, making a monumental contribution to world scientific knowledge. Is this a Polish face? No, it is a Germanic face.


By Carolyn Yeager

US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WAS IN POLAND ON THURSDAY, JULY 6 and got his history wrong again. He did it in Jerusalem in May and now he's done it again ... in order to cater to post-WWII historical distortions. In Warsaw, speaking to thousands, he said:

Despite every effort to transform you, oppress you, or destroy you, you endured and overcame. You are the proud nation of Copernicus — think of that — Chopin, Saint John Paul II. Poland is a land of great heroes. And you are a people who know the true value of what you defend.

Poland has been claiming Copernicus as a Polish son for a long time because, well, he did live in the territory called the Kingdom of Poland during most of his life. He was born in German Silesia, as was his father and mother before him. He grew up speaking German – it was his native language. He did all of his work and correspondence in Latin and German, none in Polish. However, it is said he could also speak Polish, Italian and Greek.

Trump goes off the rails in fervent support of false Jewish narrative

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2017-04-26 15:23

The US Capitol Rotunda was filled with 'the Jewish people' on Tuesday to commemorate the Six Million, parade flags, light candles, and listen to a speech by the President of the United States.


By Carolyn Yeager

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SPOKE FOR A FULL 15 MINUTES at the annual Yom Ha'Shoah remembrance ceremony at the US Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday, and then sat down and applauded 'holocaust survivors' who lighted candles, and Hebrew singers until the boring tribute to Jews - and only to Jews - was over and he was allowed to leave. That signalled the end of the televised event. Trump's speech included these shocking words:

Those who deny the Holocaust are an accomplice to this horrible evil and we'll never be silent - we just won't - we will never, ever be silent in the face of evil again." (applause)

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Poland moves forward with refocusing history on Polish heroism and victimhood

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2017-04-14 13:44

The Museum of Second World War in Gdansk, Poland which opened on March 23, 2017 in the midst of controversy.


By Carolyn Yeager

POLAND IS MERGING TWO MUSEUMS OF HISTORY INTO ONE – the newly opened World War II Museum in Gdansk with another yet-to-be-established state-sanctioned institution that, when it opens, will be focused solely on Polish heroism during the Nazi occupation of Poland.

The current culture minister under the ruling Law and Justice Party, Piotr Glinski, has been pushing for a merger with a museum that currently exists only on paper, and is dedicated to the Battle of Westerplatte. In November 2016, the New York Times quoted Glinski saying that focusing on the September 1939 battle would better represent “heroic Polish self-defense,” and that the museum in the works failed to put “enough stress on the Polish point of view.”

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News, Slavs, World War II

Newly discovered telegram from Heinrich Himmler to Arab leader on anniversary of Balfour Declaration

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2017-03-31 20:41

Telegram from Heinrich Himmler to Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin-Al Husseini in 1943.


A “newly-discovered” 1943 telegram from Nazi commander Heinrich Himmler to the Mufti of Jerusalem was found in the archives of the National Library of Israel this week. It read:

"The National-Socialist movement of the great Germany has made its fight against world Jewry a guiding principle since its very beginning. For that reason, it has been closely following the battle of freedom-seeking Arabs - and especially in Palestine - against the Jewish invaders.

A Polish Catholic denies Hitler's religiosity with false 'facts'

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2016-12-25 17:07

Danusha V. Goska identifies herself as a Polish Catholic writer who wants to dispell negative  stereotypes about Poles.


By Carolyn Yeager

FRIDAY IN MY INBOX I FOUND A FORWARDED ARTICLE by a certain Danusha Goska from a site I never look at, the 'progressive' pro-Israel website Front Page Mag. It was titled “Hitler's Religion,” so I began to read it. Long and tedious as it was, I was losing interest until I got near the end to the paragraphs I've reproduced below.

The article was based on a new book by Richard Weikart, Hitler's Religion: The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich. Goska writes that “Weikart makes the case that Hitler's God was a Darwin-inspired, non-personal, pantheistic deity exacting a pitiless survival-of-the-fittest-through-struggle morality.” Weikart (and Goska) wants to kill the idea that Hitler and National-Socialist Germany were ever, in any way, Christian - thus that any of his policies could have had a Christian basis. The idea is to refute the more common historical opinion that German Christians perverted or set aside their native Christian beliefs in order to participate in National-Socialism, up to and including the horrors of the “holocaust.”

A close encounter between wartime rivals only revealed 74 years later

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2016-08-26 16:51

On August 28, 1942, kite-flying four-year-old John Lewthwaite of St. Just, Cornwall got a "cheery wave" from Lt. Poldi Wenger as he flew by at very low level on his way to Penzance.

By Carolyn Yeager
copyright 2016 Carolyn Yeager

IT'S A STORY THAT ALWAYS BEGGED TO BE TOLD, but the sensitivities of the English concerning the bombing by Germany in 1940-42 made it one that John Lewthwaite was hesitant to tell. Even today.

So he wrote to me with his tale.

The encounter took place seventy-four years ago this month on August 28, as he remembered it. Lewthwaite was only 4 years old, but he's sure of what he experienced on that summer afternoon while out flying kites with a friend, in a field just north of Lands End.

Nick Kollerstrom talks about his new book: "How Britain Initiated Both World Wars"

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2016-06-23 21:06
 
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Dr. Nicholas Kollerstrom talks with Carolyn about his latest book titled “How Britain Initiated Both World Wars.” The book began as a talk he gave, on two different nights, to a monthly meet group he belongs to in London, and it retains something of the conversational style. But the ideas it contains about who wanted war have been in Kollerstrom's mind for a much longer time. He said he was quite nervous about stating his ideas, especially  on World War II, to British people, and the fact that it was well-accepted by his group gave him the courage to publish it as a book.

The illustrated book is only 99 pages and the price only 4 quid (four English pounds) or $5 U.S. It's a bargain both in price and in the fact you get a good understanding of behind-the-scenes shennaigans without having to read 300 to 500 pages, or more. These wars were both tragedies that robbed Europe of it's self-confidence, as Nick explains in this podcast.

The book is available at Amazon. Nick's author page is here, where you can see the other books he's written. I did a previous show with Nick on his book Breaking the Spell. Visit his website at Terror on the Tube.

If the atomic bomb dropped on Japan wasn't a holocaust, nothing else can be

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2016-05-20 01:57

A survivor at a memorial service in Nagasaki, Japan last year.

BARACK OBAMA IS MAKING THE FIRST U. S. Presidential visit to Hiroshima on May 27 and the big question is: will he apologize for dropping the first atomic bomb on that city in August 1945 that killed 140,000 people. He says he will not and majority American opinion is probably against it. It would cut into our myth of being the good guys, fighting the good war against the evil Nazis and the dirty Japs. We all know the story very well.

I'm calling what happened to the people of that city, and was repeated three days later in Nagasaki, instantly killing 73,000 more people with one radioactive bomb … a holocaust. A true holocaust worthy of the name because the people were burned, roasted, radioactivated – something that never happened in the so-called, falsely-name “Holocaust” in Europe. And that wasn't the end of it. In Hiroshima, the bomb instantly killed 80,000 to 140,000, but seriously injured 100,000 more. It caused a black rain to fall, composed of dirt, dust, soot and highly radioactive particles that contaminated even areas remote from the explosion.

Willy Wenger's wartime memoir is published on his 90th birthday

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2016-05-14 17:38

Willy Wenger, WWII combat veteran, holds his just published memoir at a book presentation in Gleichenberg, Austria on May 12th, seven  days after turning 90 years old. His wife Wilma stands at left, Frau Bürgermeisterin Christine Siegl at right.

"BERLIN SPRING 1945" IS A NEW TITLE PUBLISHED BY THE AUSTRIAN CARINA VERLAG. It relates Wenger's experience as a young soldier from the Steiermark, full of ideals and loyalty to his country who, before his pilot training was completed, was placed on the front line at Seelow Heights for the defense of Berlin. With his company, he was forced to retreat back to Berlin, where the Battle of Berlin was raging. How this 19 year-old survived several months of chaotic conditions and a badly wounded foot to find his way back to his hometown of Leoben is a powerful and worthwhile contribution to the history of the the war from the German side.

The book is basically what I have published, translated into English, in the Wenger Family Archive here at CarolynYeager.net, but with some differences, Wenger says. It features a forward by the well-known Brigadier-ret J. Paul Puntigam, Chief of Infantry and Commandant of the Jägerschule. Here is a video of him speaking at the Press Club in Graz in 2013 on the topic “We need reform.”

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Bernie Sanders again plays the 'Holocaust' card in defense of Muslim immigration

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2016-04-04 22:37

By Carolyn Yeager

ON APRIL 2ND IN MILWAUKEE (a city settled by German immigrants), 'Democratic Socialist' presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was berating Republican candidate Donald Trump for calling for a temporary ban on non-US-citizens who are Muslim from entering the USA. Sanders likened Trump to a “lunatic,” after calling him "a nutcase" just a week before.

The Washington Post reported that on Saturday, the Senator from Vermont indicated he was against intolerance toward Muslims, explaining that some of his relatives [allegedly] died “in the Holocaust” because “a lunatic … stirred up racial hatred:”

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