World War II

Leopold Wenger's letters from France, February - July 1942

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2013-12-24 20:16

Celebrating a victory with a champagne breakfast in Caen, July 9, 1942, left to right: Schröter, Nippa and Poldi wearing his newly awarded Iron Cross 2. (Picture taken by a war reporter) Enlarge


The letters from 1942 begin with Operation Cerberus, for which Leopold "Poldi" Wenger's squadron  (Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen") played an essential role. This is the first of two major operations in which he was to take part in 1942, the second being the Battle of Dieppe in August. In between these two, we read of continuing dog-fights over the Channel. Poldi's first letter home was not until after Cerberus was successfully completed.

copyright 2013 Wilhelm Wenger and Carolyn Yeager
Translated from the German by Carlos Whitlock Porter

14 February 1942: Everything has been happening at once over the past few days, as you have, of course, heard from the Christmas news bulletins; and this time we are involved, too. We flew fighter support for the German fleet and were present at precisely the most exciting moments shortly before the breakthrough at the narrowest point on the Channel and in the evening air and sea battles. It was a bold undertaking and a surprise attack right in front of the Englishmen’s own front door, so to speak, with the two battleships “Gneisenau” and “Scharnhorst”, as well as with the heavy cruiser “Prinz Eugen” and many convoy ships, torpedo boats and destroyers in the front line. [Poldi is describing Operation Cerberus that I wrote about here.] 

The Incredible Ignorance

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2013-12-22 10:46

The Incredible Ignorance of so many in the pro-White network about the Holocaust, Hitler and WW2 in general, but who insist on talking about it as if they should be listened to.

They do great damage to their listeners, and in many cases uncritical fans, by passing on their ignorance and even acting like they know better than well-known persons who are actually knowledgeable.

Eight questions to ask Mark Weber on radio shows and other personal appearances

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2013-12-11 18:52

This is a Plan of Treblinka drawn by Samuel Willenberg in 1984. (click to enlarge) It is one of the various maps of the camp published after the war which are found in the book Treblinka: Extermination Camp or Transit Camp? by Mattogno and Graf. All the "plans" have many inaccuracies. (This one from S. Willenberg, Revolt in Treblinka, Warsaw 1989, p 6)


By Carolyn Yeager

If alternative and pro-white Internet radio hosts persevere in bringing Mark Weber on as a guest, he should have to face tough questions about the ridiculous and harmful positions he has taken on homicidal gas chambers in German WWII transit camps.

Weber is Director of the Institute for Historical Review, which through the first half of its existance was a Holocaust Revisionist-promoting organization. Under Weber's direction, it discarded that focus and now exists as a rudderless, drifting entity, accomplishing nothing other than caretaking the archives that contain the work from its better days.

The Heretics' Hour: The Narrow Road vs The Wide Avenue

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2013-12-02 18:39
 
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Dec. 2, 2013

In the first hour, Carolyn continues her criticism of  Mark Weber, and includes radio show hosts  Kyle Hunt, Rodney Martin and Deanna Spingola who have given Weber an easy time of it, rather than asking, and demanding answers to, tough questions. Mark Weber has been a disastrous director of the Institute for Historical Review and should be held accountable  for it. Rewarding people for failure and weakness is the absolute wrong thing to do if we are serious about turning things around for ourselves. [By the way, I forgot to mention I sent an email to MW on Sunday inviting him to come on my Saturday Afternoon program; he has not replied. I knew he wouldn't, but still, he could take the opportunity to defend himself ... if he had a defense.]

Second hour focuses on John Friend and his friendliness with Jews over quite a period of time. Why does he express himself as strongly as anyone does against Jews in White society, and at the same time link for no good reason to anti-Hitler websites run by Jews? John’s compulsion to have his finger in every pie leads to the conclusion that he is just dabbling and won’t last long in any of it. Carolyn finishes up with Adolf Hitler’s words in 1931 that “German life must be purged of all foreign (Jewish) elements that distort the true German Spirit.” Substitute Aryan for German. 1h44m

Leopold Wenger's letters from France, May-December 1941

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2013-11-26 10:56

'Poldi in Brest, France, 1941, in his Me 109


copyright 2013 Wilhelm Wenger and Carolyn Yeager
Translated from the German by Markus

Continued from Jan-April 1941

1 May 1941: [Still in the city of Cherbourg] Drunk sailors are found in all corners today because it is a common holiday. I used this free afternoon to thoroughly sleep myself out because where we live, and get up at 5 a.m. for emergency service which lasts until 10 p.m., drastically gets on one's nerves. Then the commuting from the city to our squadron location takes another half hour. I will be happy whenever I can go back to my squadron, which is heading further West.

How are my two little siblings doing? Is Gerhard still so terrible? [2 years old] Or has he gotten better? And Greterl [6 years old] ought to get her hair cut again, for then I will send her chocolate.

The Heretics' Hour: How and Why the United States "turned" Poland's foreign policy in 1939

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2013-11-18 19:05
 
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Nov. 18, 2013

How two United States ambassadors serving President Franklin Roosevelt worked to wreck feelings of trust between Poland’s Foreign Office under Josef Beck and the government of Adolf Hitler. German Historian Dr. Alfred Schickels paper “Germany and Poland in American secret documents” examines the secret memorandums and telegrams sent by Drexel Biddle, U.S. Ambassador to Poland, which contained secret conversations held by William C. Bullitt, U.S. Ambassador to France, with Joself Beck and other high-level Poles such as Marshall Ridz-Smigly. Some important points:

  • Beck met three times with Ambassador to France Bullitt during his private visit to Warsaw in November 1937;
  • The content of these and other conversations were contained in four “confidential memoranda” sent by Ambassador Biddle to Sec. of State Cordell Hull (and Roosevelt);
  • Poland accepted Germany’s actions on behalf of the Sudetan Germans in Czechoslovakia in 1938, and the break-up of the Czech state, because through it she also gained autonomy for Poles in the Teschen region;
  • Biddle’s secret telegram of March 29, 1939 revealed that the planned response by Beck to any specific suggestion from Berlin would now be a “dignified, polite but firm” no;
  • The U.S. even deceived Poland about the “Secret Additional Protocol” signed by Ribbentrop and Molotov on Aug. 21, and so the British government signed the Anglo-Polish mutual assistance agreement on August 25, 1939.

Also, the latest developments in the persecution of  Cornelius Gurlitt and the “Looted Nazi Art” scam and why it is a scam.

Click image to enlarge:  William C. Bullitt, first US Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1933-1936; US Ambassador to France, 1936-1940, seated in car with FDR. Bullitt played a prominent role in giving Polish diplomats the “American view” in 1938-39.  His second wife, Louise Bryant, was the widow of John Reed, the famous American “Red.”

Saturday Afternoon: World War Two Revisionism with Piotr Zychowicz

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2013-11-16 11:29
 
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Nov. 16, 2013

Warsaw-based historian Piotr Zychowicz has written two books since 2012 that are hugely controversial in Poland. Both are centered on tragic mistakes Poles made that added to their suffering during the second world war. The first is Pakt Ribbentrop-Beck, with the premise that Foreign Minister Beck should have agreed to ally with Hitler against the Soviet Union in 1939. The second is Madness ’44: How Poles Made a Gift to Stalin by Launching the Warsaw Uprising.  Zychowicz sees it as a disastrous mistake. Some highlights:

  • Poland’s #1 enemy has always been the Soviet Union and/or Russia;
  • Great Britain convinced Josef Beck he could prevent war by helping in the encirclement of Germany in ’39;
  • England cynically used Beck to provoke Hitler to attack Poland and create war between Germany and Soviet Union;
  • Churchill is the most terrible character in the whole history of Poland;
  • Zychowicz says the National-Socialists had stupid genocidal policies in Poland and all Eastern Europe;
  • Zychowicz admits that a problem for Poles is not thinking realistically about themselves;
  • Today, Poland and Germany have a great relationship, says Zychowicz.

Image: Piotr Zychowicz and his second book.

Leopold Wenger's letters from France: January-April 1941

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2013-11-06 07:06

"I am on the beach almost every day," writes Leopold Wenger to his family from his location in France on the English Channel coast.


copyright 2013 Wilhelm Wenger and Carolyn Yeager
Translated from the German by Hasso Castrup

10 January 1941: Today I flew for the first time in the new year and have seen England's coast for the first time. About the false alarm in Leoben on Christmas Eve, I had to laugh.

So far none of us can fly! And for us, there are no more air-raid alarms; there is no time for that—bombing starts immediately.

20 January 1941: Today, all the snow has melted away. It's positively unpleasant—you can hardly believe it. The soil is just bottomless. It looks like Spring wants to begin already. I am almost every day on the beach, watching the sunset again and again, a truly wonderful, impressive experience. Today, however, there came up a very violent storm and I had to think of Mom whose desire  has always been to experience a storm at sea up close, with lashing waves. Our guards, however, are less enthusiastic about it.

8 March 1941: [After returning back from a vacation] I came back to my hotel half an hour ago, at 20 hours, and since I am a worthy son, I write immediately. I had a long stay in Trier. This morning, I arrived at 11 o'clock in Rouen, and I stayed there till 17 hours. I looked around in the city and saw what was there to see. The cathedral, harbor. Finally, I went to the soldier cinema. I came back with the last tram just before the front door closed for the night. 

Leopold Wenger's letters from training to active duty in France: April-December 1940

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2013-10-22 12:41

Leopold Wenger, 18 years old, flashes a smile as he waits or rests with his fellow officer cadets on the flying field at Klattau, in the Pilsen region. (click to enlarge)

 

copyright 2013 Wilhelm Wenger and Carolyn Yeager
Translated from the German by David Coyle

Continued from "Letters - flight training 1939-40"

Pilsen, April 12 1940: We are in for a change again, and it starts tomorrow. The bags are already packed; we are to spend two months entirely on our own at a camp in the Böhmerwald [Bohemian Forest]. It is supposed to be first rate living there, and we are already celebrating. For the pilot's license, I must train for at least another six months; the first solo flight is only the beginning. In the overland training I intend to cover long distances, as a sort of survey of Germany. But this is still a couple of months away, for we must still learn a great deal about navigation, and without navigation there is no flying. Most failures do not come from a lack of flying skills, but rather from inadequate ability in navigation, and with that everything stops at once. Really Willy, how are things? I am surprised that he didn't join the Flier-HJ if he was able to.

"Our Klattau cottage"

Final Interview With Erich Priebke, July 2013

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2013-10-22 06:21

Thanks to James Damon (right) for the English translation of this outstanding interview given by Erich Priebke to his Italian attorney Dr. Paolo Giachini and translated anonymously into German.

See UPDATE 10-24 from Dr. Giachini and Robert Faurisson at end of interview.

 The Interview

Question: Herr Priebke, several years ago you stated that you never deny your past. Now that you are 100 years old, do you still think that?

Answer: Yes.

Q: Would you please elucidate?

A: Long ago I made the decision to remain true to myself.

Q: So, do you still consider yourself a National Socialist?

A: Loyalty to our past determines our convictions and our character.
This is the way I view the world and my ideals. It is what was once our German Weltanschauung, the way we view the world. It is what still determines my sense of honor and my self-respect. Politics is something different. National Socialism perished with the defeat of Germany and today there is no longer any prospect of its continuation.

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