World War II

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.

The Heretics' Hour: Killing the Holocaust Myth, Part 4 - "Where They Went"

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2013-10-21 18:16
 
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Oct. 21, 2013

Thomas Kues‘ very important chapter 7 titled “Where They Went; Reality of Resettlement” from The “Extermination Camps” of “Aktion Reinhardt” is looked at as well as time allows. The hypothesis the three revisionists draw from the evidence is that when the war was coming to an end, and for several years afterward, Josef Stalin (right) engineered the “disappearance” of hundreds of thousands to over a million non-Soviet, non-Russian speaking  “foreign” Jews into concentration camps in Siberia from whence they did not return. Highlights:

  • The plan of the National-Socialists to deport Europe’s Jews into ghettos in the occupied East (until a permanent place of resettlement could be found after the war) is documented;
  • Jewish detainees able to work were in demand as labor in the armaments industry and  for infrastructure work  near the Front as much as possible, as were Prisoners of War;
  • The only Jews that were “liberated” in 1945 were those in camps in Germany proper;
  • The deported Jews trapped in the Soviet Union and Soviet-controlled territory were further deported by Stalin to Siberian Gulags and became “unpersons”;
  • Stalin benefited most from the myth of the “Nazi gas chambers," and even his anti-Stalinist successors would not question it because it upholds the Russian “good guy” history;
  • January 27th has become “International Day of Commemoration for Victims of the Holocaust” – more about that next week.

Russians outraged at Red Army rape sculpture

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2013-10-17 19:11

This lifesize concrete sculpture depicting a Red Army soldier raping a pregnant woman appeared next to a Soviet tank at the site in Gdansk, Poland that is meant to memorialize the "liberation" of the city from National-Socialist forces in 1945.

It is the work of Jerzy Bohdan Szumczyk, who is now facing up to two years in prison for the possible charge of inciting racial or national hatred. He placed it there during the night without permission and police removed it only a few hours later. But, according to authorities, the damage was done.

The sculpted soldier, identifiable as Russian by his helmet, is kneeling between the legs of a heavily pregnant woman lying on the ground. He holds her by the hair with his left hand while with his right he puts a pistol into her mouth. Szumczyk titled the piece "Komm, Frau" (Come, woman) which was the common phrase used by Soviet soldiers signaling to a German woman they were going to force sex on her and she should cooperate.

The Heretics' Hour: Killing the Holocaust Myth, Part 3

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2013-10-14 18:47
 
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Oct. 14, 2013

Carolyn takes selections from Carlo Mattogno’s chapter 5 and 6 in The “Extermination Camps” of “Aktion Reinhardt” that deal with Holocauster’s claims of “decimation by labor;” “local exterminations” which took place before the “final solution” was given by Hitler allegedly between Dec. 7 and 14, 1941 (Pearl Harbor!); Himmler’s order to shoot the Jews in Pinsk; Hitler’s comments to Hungary’s Horthy on “burning his bridges” and Jews likened to bacilli and pests. Some other important points:

  • In the occupied territories, the Germans needed to direct the Jews from the countryside into the cities (ghettos) to lessen the danger of partisan activity;
  • By far,  most of the shootings in the Soviet Union and Poland consisted of reprisals for guerrilla terrorism against Wehrmacht troops and supplies;
  • The “Lorpicrin gassing” shows the kind of fake stories that are accepted by orthodox holocaust historians;
  • Eichmann’s testimony for “gassings” at Chelmo, Treblinka or Belzec, used by holocausters, is useless because contradictory;
  • German ministers serving  in the East had difficulty finding a way to deal with their dangerous Jews, as they could often not be sent somewhere else;
  • Mattogno shows that Poles and Serbs were shot for partisan activity along with Jews – it was not a policy aimed at Jews alone;
  • Hitler, in his meetings with Hungary’s Horthy in 1944, used the word “decay,” not "exterminate," in referring to the fate of the Jews who would not work.

Image: German troops in 1941 stopped before a German-posted sign that warns of “Partisans – Danger” and “hold (yourself) ready.” [For an enlarged view, go here.]

Saturday Afternoon: Killing the Holocaust Myth, Part 2

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2013-10-12 12:01
 
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Oct. 12, 2013

Carolyn continues examining the new revisionist book The “Extermination Camps” of “Aktion Reinhardt” by Carlo Mattogno, Jürgen Graf and Thomas Kues. Chapter 5, “The Führer Order and the Alleged NS Extermination Policy” exposes the lies, plagiarism and bad faith behind the “Five Bloggers” attack on our revisionists' previous work on "Aktion Reinhardt". They claim N-S intent to exterminate every Jew in Europe! A few highlights:

  • A salute to Capt. Erich Priebke who has died of natural causes at age 100;
  • The ever-elusive “Führer Order” had to come between summer 1941 and summer 1942 – since a  surge in “atrocity reports” began in August 1942;
  • Two pillars of the extermination camp myth are “eye-witness testimony” and “confessions of perpetrators” – without that the whole edifice falls;
  • The word Sonderbehandlung (Special Treatment) was not removed from the Korherr Report (as supposedly requested by Himmler);
  • Attempts to prove an N-S policy of extermination by Mass Starvation fall flat; likewise with turning a reprisal policy for partisan terrorism into Jewish Extermination;
  • The two Gas Vans were fueled with generator gas – not appropriate for homicidal purposes.

Image: Supposed to be a massacre in Poland, but it could be a composite. Why are the dead piled up like that? And why would a Pole be able to take this picture? In any case, reprisal for killing/mutilating German troops was legal and necessary, whether in Poland or Russia.

Leopold Wenger's letters from flight training in Ochatz and Pilsen: 1939-40

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2013-10-06 07:50

'Bibi' Wenger enters the Luftwaffe flight service training and drops the Bibi to become 'Poldi from now on.


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

Oschatz, November 18th and 26th 1939: On Wednesday November 15th I set out from Berlin and was at the airport by noon. I’ve swapped Pomerania for Saxony as my new residence. Our accommodations are set in the woods, very nicely surrounded by the pines. We are five to a room, an agreeable number, and we have parquet flooring. None of us recruits is older than twenty-one.

Gilbert Geisendorfer learned of his success in his school finals at the very last moment in an inspection. At first it seemed his schooling was done, but that turned out to be deceptive for there is always more to learn, although of different sorts of things. During this time all the other soldiers and I have learnt a great deal in new areas. Naturally no one is flying yet. I’m doing well for cash: we’re on wartime pay like all soldiers and get 1 RM per day.

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