World War II

Remembering Willi Kriessmann

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2013-01-24 07:16

Wilhelm Ludwig Kriessmann, Luftwaffen bomber pilot on the Eastern Front during WWII died on Dec. 18, 2012 at his home in northern California. This picture was taken on May 10, 2012 while visiting friends in Austria. A little over one month later, back home again, he suffered a massive stroke. He was recovering well from it when, in December, more strokes occurred.

Willi, as he liked to be called, managed to complete 93 years of very active life, which "coincidentally" was the same number of bombing missions he flew in support of major battles on the Eastern Front – exactly 93. He and his crew were awarded the Iron Cross First Class for a dangerous, wintry flight to drop severely-needed oil tanks to a group of encircled comrades. He also piloted top officers around the country from a home base in Berlin, and in the last months of the war ferried new airplanes from the factory to the airfield … including the Arado 234, the first operational JET bomber.

Another "coincidence": The initial stroke that was the beginning of the end for Willi occured on June 28, 2012 - the 93rd anniversary of the signing of the Versailles Treaty on June 28, 1919 (the year of his birth), which cemented the Jewish-engineered total 'defeat' of Austria-Hungary and Germany.

Youth in Austria

Born in the small Austrian village of Feistriz in the southern province of Kaernten (Carinthia) on Oct. 11, 1919, Willi grew up in a nationalist family and was already an “underground” National Socialist supporter when the 1938 Anchluss with Germany took place. One of his most cherished memories was attending the NSDAP Party Congress in Nuremberg in Sept.1938 with the Austrian youth delegation and marching past Adolf Hitler, looking right into his eyes.

Post-war life

After the war, Willi spent a year and a half "detained" in British-run camps for "Nazis" - Wolfsberg and Wetzelsdorf near his home town. He tells about this in several The Heretics' Hour radio programs. You won't find it anywhere else. After release, he earned a Ph.D at Gratz Univ. and went to work for the Austrian Trade Ministry. He rather quickly moved up to become Trade Commissioner for the U.S. West Coast – which led him to relocate his family to California, where they remained. After many successes in the U.S. for the Austrian Trade Ministry, he tired of the continual political intriguing, left that post and formed his own import-export business. Following full retirement he traveled around the globe and regularly wrote articles in German-American periodicals. His topics ran the spectrum from anniversaries of significant historical events to German-American activities and personalities, such as the shameful treatment of some of the "Paperclip" scientists. 

Never forgetting his old comrades

In 2008 he began collaborating with Carolyn Yeager in the translation of selected chapters from Hermann Giesler's book, Ein Anderer Hitler. These appeared in The Barnes Review (TBR) magazine under his pseudonym, Wilhelm Mann, from late 2008 until mid-2011. This entire series can be found on this webpage, on the upper right. Yeager and (Kriess)Mann also teamed up to write “Who's found in WWII Mass Graves?” (TBR, Jan-Feb 2010). Wilhelm's original story "Kraigher vs. Kraigher - How Tito Escaped Hitler's Roesselsprung Snare" was translated into English in 2008 in collaboration with Yeager. His last work was to translate Maria Grüttner's story about Eisenhower's Death Camps that appeared in the July-Aug 2012 TBR.

Wilhelm Kriessmann leaves behind a wife, four children and 6 grandchildren. He touched hundreds of lives with his old-world gentlemanly charm, large and vivid personality, and loyalty to the inspirations of his youth. Keep flying high, Willi. It's a sure thing you are in great company.

[Since this was written, I have added the Wilhelm L Kriessmann Archive to this site. It can be found on the top index bar, under the banner.]

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The Heretics' Hour Hall of Fame

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2013-01-23 14:49
 
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Oldies but Goodies

This early Heretics' Hour program from June 28, 2010, with Carolyn's favorite guest of all time Wilhelm Kriessmann, is too good to be forgotten and left back in the archives.

Wilhelm Kriessmann - The Detention Camps

Left: Wolfsberg main gate (click to enlarge)

Right: Auschwitz main gate (click to enlarge)

What was life like in the British-run Wolfsberg detention camp in Austria, where Wilhelm was detained soon after he found his way home from Northern Germany in September, 1945? How did it compare with the Auschwitz detention camp in Poland? Was it really any better ... or was it worse? After 9 months at Wolfsberg, he spent another 8 months detained at the similar, but much smaller Wetzelsdorf camp ... all without any charges ever laid against him.

Wikipedia writes:
By the middle of June only Russian prisoners remained, these were eventually exchanged for British and American PoWs in Russian hands, near Graz. The camp then served as a British detention center for ex-Nazis, before finally closing in mid-1947.

Wilhelm Kriessmann was a soldier, not a "Nazi"; he was never a Party member. I had to appeal to him as a friend to come on the show and talk about his camp experience, as it is not something he normally did. He was one of those "too-decent and uncomplaining" Germans when it came to speaking about his own treatment by the English and Americans. He felt he had not suffered nearly what so many others did, and thus it was not worth telling. I am glad for the sake of the historical record that we have his story, brief as it is.

Program begins with an Elie Wiesel update. 54 min

The Heretics' Hour: How Extensive is "Holocaust" Photo-Fakery?

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2013-01-07 18:46
 
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Jan. 7, 2013

VERY extensive is the answer given by Carolyn and her guest Christine Miller. They look at many of the most famous images that allegedly represent “atrocities” that “prove” the sadism of the Germans and their allies, and explain that they are obvious photo montages, drawings/paintings or combinations, while some are simply mislabeled to purposely blame the wrong party.

Of the images discussed, some are found on Wikipedia’s The Holocaust page; others in mainstream books by Jews, like propagandist Daniel Goldhagen’s Hitler’s Willing Executioners. A good source that debunks many of these photos is Udo Walendy‘s Forged War Crimes malign the German Nation. As Walendy says, anyone who uses falsified pictures in their work, without investigation, becomes suspect in all their statements.

Image shown above:  Widely distributed “photograph” that purports to be evidence of medical experiments performed by Nazi doctors at Auschwitz is really a drawing with photographed heads put on the bodies. Note the absence of necks. See here.  At right is a detail of seated girl on far left which shows plainly that it’s a painting.

The Heretics' Hour: Holo forgeries and Another Look at the Wannsee Conference

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2012-12-31 19:08
 
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Dec. 31, 2012

After a brief personal review of 2012, Carolyn gives examples of photo fakery used in photographs that “prove” the “Holocaust” happened. Some are on her website Elie Wiesel Cons The World (the three most recent posts). While many forgeries are known – mostly composite photos where unrelated images are combined in one photo – many more could probably be found, and should be found. Check out the bears of Treblinka at Scrapboolpages Blog. Carolyn discusses the difficulty of recognizing these things until they are pointed out.

Two French Jews have discovered the Elie Wiesel tattoo controversy and are saying Wiesel is harming the Holocaust Industry, just as Nicholas Grüner claims too, and that Jewish organizations should put a stop to Elie’s irresponsible behavior! But they will not get anywhere either.

There was no Wannsee Conference taking place on Jan. 20, 1942, and if some kind of conference did, Reinhard Heydrich (pictured at right) was not there. Wilf Heink, in a five-part article at Revisionist Blog, demonstrates conclusively that Heydrich was in Prague attending to important official business on the 19th and 20th of January, leaving no time to go to Berlin during snowy winter weather for an important meeting there from 12 noon until at least 3 p.m on the 20th. The Wannsee Protocol document is a forgery by Robert Kempner, Jewish prosecutor at the Nuremberg IMT and follow-up trials.

The Heretics' Hour Hall of Fame

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2012-12-28 14:36
 
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Oldies but Goodies

This early Heretics' Hour program from June 14, 2010, with Carolyn's favorite guest of all time Wilhelm Kriessmann, is too good to be forgotten and left back in the archives.

Wilhelm Kriessmann - The War Years

Dr. Kriessmann gives his personal account of

  • Life in Berlin as pilot for the general staff
  • Ninety-three bomber missions on the Eastern Front
  • How and why he was put in a British detention camp after returning home
  • Conditions and companions in Wolfsberg and Wetzelsdorf camps

Picture: Pen & ink drawing from 1946 by Dr. Kriessmann’s father: Inside the Wolfsberg British-run detention camp near Klagenfurt, where both were held after WWII. enlarge

Originally recorded for Voice of Reason Network 13 MB / 32 kbps mono / 0 hour 55 min.

Wilhelm Kriessmann passed away on Dec. 18, one week before Christmas. He was 93 years old. I just now noticed that the years of his life correspond exactly to the number of missions he flew on the Russian front in WWII. Uncanny. Learn more about Wilhelm Kriessmann’s WWII experiences here and here, Until he suffered a stroke in late June of this year, he had remained a vigorous man, physically active and mentally sharp. He was making a valiant comeback with the help of intensive physical therapy when he was struck with a second stroke in mid-December which proved too much. It is with the greatest regard for this dear and esteemed friend that I re-present the programs he agreed to do with me exclusively on The Heretics' Hour, in this "Oldies but Goodies" format.

The Heretics' Hour: Sadists and Masochists - Torture of German POWs

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2012-10-30 01:02
 
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Oct. 29, 2012

The Germans as a whole, and more especially the “Nazis” and nationalists, are expected to play the role of “bad guy” in world history, right from the time Germans became a modern nation in 1871 with the unification of independent German states  under Otto Bismarck. But the fact of the matter is that the Germans suffered more at the hands of the British during WWII than the other way around.  Pictured at right are four German men after being interned at the notorious Bad Nenndorf  secret prison set up by  the British during their occupation of north-west Germany in 1945. They are far from the worst of the cases discovered there.

In a new book not yet released, Cruel Britannia, investigative journalist Ian Cobain looks at torture carried out at the London Cage and Camp 020 on captured German soldiers and officers during and after WWII … from 1940 until 1949.

Carolyn Yeager and her guest Hadding Scott go over published extracts from the book and discuss why the White Nationalist community is so resistant to changing its perceptions about who were the good guys and who the bad guys in WWII.

"The International Jew" Study Hour - Episode 17

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2012-10-18 22:38
 
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Oct. 18, 2012

Carolyn Yeager and Hadding Scott take a short time to look into Peter Myer’s work on the “authenticity question” regarding the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion." Carolyn gives a synopsis of  Meyers’ main pro-authenticity arguments which can be found at http://mailstar.net/toolkit.html. Hadding disagrees with Meyers.

They then read and complete Chapter 14, “Did the Jews Foresee the World War?  According to this chapter, the “Jewish plan” was to participate in some way in the events leading up to the war and the war itself  in order to gain a place at the “peace conference” following the  war.

Image: Battle of the Somme, 1916, one of the largest battles of World War I with more than one million casualties.

Note: We are using the Noontide Press publication of The International Jew — The World’s Foremost Problem which can be found online here as a pdf file.

The Heretics' Hour HALL of FAME

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2012-08-31 15:01

Oldies but goodies.

This early Heretics' Hour program of March 2010, with Carolyn's greatest guest of all time Wilhelm Kriessmann, is too good to be forgotten and left back in the archives.

I'll improve the graphics of this new feature eventually, when I get time, but for now I'm just supplying the link. http://carolynyeager.net/heretics-hour-3-15-2010-wilhelm-kriessmann

This is for WWII buffs, but really for anyone who values "heart" and appreciates real history from the people who were there. Enjoy! 

Everything Greg Johnson knows about Holocaust Revisionism he learned from Mark Weber

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2012-08-05 00:02

By Carolyn Yeager
copyright 2012 Carolyn Yeager

The latest White Nationalist figure to announce his flight from Holocaust Revisionism is the editor of Counter-Currents Publishing, Greg Johnson. In an article titled “Dealing with The Holocaust” published on June 20 at the Occidental Observer, Johnson gave a whole list of reasons why Holocaust Revisionism was not “necessary” to the prospering of what he has dubbed the North American New Right. Just three years ago, Mark Weber (pictured at right) used virtually identical reasons to explain why Holocaust Revisionism had become “irrelevant” to the work of the Institute for Historical Review (IHR).

A Day at The Bendlerblock - July 20, 1944

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2012-07-18 16:48

Sixty-eight years ago, the most successful of the failed plots against the life of Adolf Hitler was initiated and concluded in a single day. The dramatic story of how it unfolded in the military headquarters "Bendlerblock" in Berlin has been put together in this article by a man who was at the time a Luftwaffe pilot serving the Reich. Wilhelm Kriessmann remembers that day very well, and how he and his fellow airmen responded to the news. Kriessmann was drafted into national service in 1939 at the age of 18, and was among those who surrendered, as ordered, in April 1945. His writings have appeared in many periodicals and include the Ein Anderer Hitler series of translations/commentaries found on this website under My Articles on the sidebar menu. -cy

By Wilhelm Kriessmann

Trusted generals of the Third Reich waited nervously in their offices in the Bendlerblock - Berlin headquarters of the OKW Home Command and General Army Office (AHA) for the call from Colonel Claus Von Stauffenberg that the bomb had this time exploded and killed Hitler.

Notable among them were: Col General Ludwig Beck (retired since 1938); Col General Friedrich Fromm, Chief of the Home Army Command; General Friedrich Olbricht, Chief of the AHA, and his chief of staff Colonel Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim; General Fritz Thiele, Deputy Chief of Communications (under General Erich Fellgiebel); Col General Erich Hoepner, retired but now in uniform again; Hans Bernt Gisevius, ex-Gestapo man just in from Switzerland.

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