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GERMANS IMPRISONED AND MURDERED BY THE JEWISH AND RUSSIAN BOLSHEVIK COMMUNISTS IN THE DDR PRISON “BAUTZENER GEFAENGNIS” - THESE ARE ONLY NAMES SO FAR RETRIEVED FROM THE ARCHIVES. THERE WERE MANY, MANY MORE:
Mourning Train of the Bautzener Death Camp for Germans:
What do we glean from such statements?
“We are driving the Christians into a war in that we take advantage of their stupidity, ignorance, and national pride. They’ll massacre each other and then we have enough place for our own people.” (Rabbi Reichorn, in Le Contemporain, Juli 1880)
Wars are the Jew’s harvests. Werner Zombart, Jewish Professor
Wherever revolution breaks out, it is managed by the Jews. Ch. Wibley
The ‘popular’ revolution [French Revolution] was only the camouflage of foreign conspiracies. Saint Just, executed companion of Robespierre
We Jews have made the World War! We, Jews, are nothing else than the world’s seducers, its incendiaries, its executioners! Our last revolution is not yet made! We, Jews, invented the myth of the “Chosen People.” Dr. Oscar Levy, prominent London Jew
I RECOMMEND DOWNLOADING FOR FREE A HISTORY BOOK BY MIKE WALSH TO DEFEAT THE LIES ABOUT WWII. “IT’S NOT AN OPINION BOOK BUT QUOTES AND REPORTS ARE RIGHT FROM THE MOUTHS OF THE LEADERS:”
HITLER visits OPRAH – pdf – short pamphlet Hitler telling the us truth
Jew FD Roosevelt -American-Tyrant – short pamphlet about Jew Roosevelt
“THE NAMELESS WAR” by CAPTAIN A. H. M. RAMSAY, A BOOK ABOUT THE SECRET SCHEMES BEHIND WARS AND REVOLUTIONS:
Book: “The Myth of German Villainy” by L. Bradberry
Bradberry is a U.S. naval officer with a degree in political science and international relations… Every American patriot needs to read this book, particularly those who have – quite unsurprisingly – bought into a lot of the nonsense about 20th century history pawned off by the controlled media and bought-and-paid-for historians shilling for the New World Order elite… A fast-moving, fascinating and well-written 440-page masterwork… it deconstructs a complex and wide-ranging array of historical data and makes it accessible and interesting… the author demonstrates that Germany was the real victim of both World War I and World War II, rather than being the instigator… Michael Collins Piper
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“Die geplante Vernichtung Entwicklung 1648-1948 und danach.”
In diesem Buch zumKaufen, bei Christine Kluge, die Authorin schreibt von einem Vernichtungsplan der Deutschen der bis zu 1648 zurueckgeht!
I am mourning for what they have done to our good German people who did not want war and have been belied and defamed in the Press for good 140 years now by the International Criminal Gang in order to eliminate the German empire and a large percentage of the German elite with the help of enemies created by the International Rape, Rob, and Murder gang through a worldwide lie propaganda. Though not often through direct murder today, the Germans and other white Europeans are being primarily eliminated by overrunning their countries with people from cultures and races that are very different from the European culture and even contrary to it, causing terrible stresses, as a good bunch of the immigrants are considered riff raff in their own countries. That’s also done on purpose. It will also lead to intermarriage with these foreign races, which will dilute the white race even more and bring it to extinction. It’s done on purpose because the white race has been the most prolific race on earth for thousands of year, and its traits stand in the way of the desire of our enemy to create uncultured and confused mongrels globally who will not care about their heritage, their families’ culture, or their genetic disposition for their true happiness, and so they can be easily controlled. They will be uneducated about the past and the truth, continually fed a false history, and so they will be nothing but a blob of nothing, just slaves who will do as they are told. Their racial and cultural heritage will be diluted or eliminated and replaced with the culture of their enemy, the INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL GANG, the same as our enemy: sexual perversion, deception, lies, dishonor, hate of Aryan people, cowardliness, treason, crime, and so on will ever escalate because without culture and tradition everything else is not very meaningful. No more languages to learn and no more excitement to visit other countries and learn about the people’s culture because they will be gone; no more unique facial expressions of various unmixed races. No more magic! Just the boredom of mongrels looking at mongrels. What a boring world our future generations will be facing if we do not stop “THEM.“
“We intend to turn Europe into a mixed race of Asians and Negros ruled over by the Jews.” Count Kalergi-Coudenhove, 1925
Mourning March by the National Socialists’ Police Band:
“Liberation” – Hell on Earth For the Germans - The Greatest Holocaust next to Russia’s Holocaust perpetrated by the Jewish Bolshevik government! Over 12 Million Germans were murdered by the Allies, their victory celebrated on May 8th, 1945, and with that, the slaughter, brutalities and crimes against the German people went on for at least a half decade after the war. I am not referring to Germans who died in the war; that’s an additional 6 Million. German Death Numbers WWII
So that the International Criminal Gang would have legally protected free reign to go on a crime spree of property and business confiscations, raping, kidnapping, expelling, dragging Germans of by force to many foreign countries, robbing, torturing and murdering Germans for many years, they first had the Germans sign a contract at capitulation that they can never take the Allies to court (for their crimes). The path was free for the Allies to do with the Germans as they wanted. In fact, Jew Dwight Eisenhower even said to his military: “Do with the Germans as you please.” In other words, rape, rob, torture and murder them as you please.
The truth is, there was a liberation, but that was the liberation of the Allies from any responsibility for their Millions of war crimes. The Germans kept diligent records of the crimes committed on the ethnic Germans, Reichs’ Germans, and German military.
But, all the Allies have dragged off almost all of the German government records / documentations of the Allies’ crimes against the Germans to their countries or have destroyed them and have forbidden the Germans from the day of capitulation to make any accusations against the Allies, ever! So much for the ‘Allied Soldiers for “JUSTICE in Christ” and for a better world.’
The Germans were also liberated but in quite a different way than the Allies claimed!
*The Germans were liberated from the right over their own body. 2 Million women and girls,
as young as 6 years old, were raped in Germany proper alone, many repeatedly and over long periods of time with a high death rate. There are even reports of abusing babies. With that number inside of Germany, one can estimate that 5 Million German women and children were raped in all of Europe.
*The Germans were liberated from their property – In Germany, homes were invaded by the Allied forces, ex cons, liberated enemy POWs, and all kinds of internationals roaming around.Personal property was stolen from peoples’ homes – their jewelry, their trinkets, their most personal and precious belongings of those who still had not been bombed out of their homes were taken from them. Their personal belongings were even stripped from their bodies. The glorified “Christian Soldiers,” robbed them at will. Huge numbers of Germans also inside of Germany proper were beaten to death in their homes or driven off their home and land which they owned. These homes were then taken over by the leaders of the Allies and distributed to internationals and whomever they decided they want to give them to.
*In Eastern Europe, about 20 Million ethnic Germans were liberated from all their possessions, such as their homes and farms, and driven off their ancient homeland with often just the clothes on their back. The “journey” back to Germany, often by foot, horse buggy, and sometimes by train rides that took several months due to war and partisan attacks, became a running of the gauntlet. They were intercepted and bombed. They were raped, robbed and murdered by civilians, partisans (many Partisan leaders were Jews and there were Millions of Jews in the East), and enemy soldiers. About 5 Million died on these arduous treks in the hope to reach Germany or by being driven back to Russia after they had been partially out of what they thought was the danger zone. Their fate was to be either executed or taken into the Gulag slave labor camps by the Russians. Of course, the women and girls were almost all brutally raped on the way back to the death camps. The millions of Germans who fled the Ukraine are usually not included in the official numbers of the refugees, as there has been a conspiracy for decades to hide the fact that Millions of Germans lived in the Ukraine since 1775 and many have been murdered by the Bolsheviks who usurped Russia early in the 20th century, way before Stalin. THESE BOLSHEVIKS WHO TOOK OVER RUSSIA WERE JEWS!!! These Millions of Germans in the Ukraine GREAT MOURNING ON THE BLACK SEA, on the Crimea, on the Volga, in Siberia, and other places in Russia, have suffered terribly, starting early in the 20th century, when the Jewish Bolsheviks were taking a hold of Russia. The Germans on the Black Sea have been eliminated for decades by instigated government attacks from other races, such as Ukrainians, Russians, and Jews, by 2 famines in the 1920 and 1930s, massive executions and deportations into the death camps all over Russia, the Gulags. Millions of civilian ethnic Germans (Russian citizens) perished in Russia between 1917 and 1970. Can you imagine Millions of ethnic Germans being targeted by our Jewish U.S. government to perish? That’s probably 1/3 of the U.S. that is of German blood!
In Germany, Millions of ethnic Germans who had fled there, were either relieved of their lives by being bombed on open fields and meadows where they had parked their horse buggies to rest or relieved of their personal freedom by being handed back to the Russians by the British and the Americans, shoved into box cars with rifle buts. Millions of German citizens in the eastern part of Germany invaded by the Russians, were also handed to the Russians as “booty” with approval of the Allied Ruler, Eisenhower. The women and girls were first massively raped. Then they were dragged off by the Soviets to the Russian Gulag or executed. Half of them died on the way to the prisons in open box cars on a trip that took months. When they died on the trains of hunger or illness, they were just thrown off the open cattle wagons onto the fields while the train was moving. 50% died in the Gulags within just a few weeks by starvation, illness, and severe abuse. Gulag sentences were usually 10 years, sometimes 5. Most of the Germans taken into the prison system died in the first few weeks. Of the very few who survived 10 years, they often “died” shortly before or after they were released. Cyanide treatment during the last couple of weeks? I wonder! Very, very few lived years after they were released from their imprisonment.
*German soldiers were liberated by the Allies from the Geneva and Hague convention and international law protection in warfare, making them susceptible to torture and partisan attacks everywhere, and in the end, they were liberated from their lives - The German soldiers were already massively shot in the field in the early part of the war instead of being taken prisoners by all the Allies, especially in Russia. In Germany, as prisoners of the British, French, and Americans, they were beaten as they entered the camps, their personal belongings were stolen from them - The Red Cross was not allowed to help them in any way - Local food provision was also rejected in order to starve them to death – German doctors were not allowed to practice medicine and could not get any medical supplies - Hospital service was not provided, only 24 hours before they were dead, and maybe they even killed them? - The German soldiers had no burials; their bodies were dumped on site in mass graves – which the Germans are not allowed to excavate – and also primarily on the roads and fields in European countries to hide the massive crime of the Allies. The Germans were tortured, and often tortured to death after the war by the Allied military in the prison camps - They were held prisoners for a long time when international law requires to release prisoners almost immediately after the war’s end - They were held in order to starve them to death by extreme food rationing when international law requires to treat them like their own soldiers - The soldiers were often dumped on open fields in Germany with chain link fences around and lived there until Millions died, without housing, without cots, bedding, blankets, or tarp, just their clothes on their bodies, to thirst, hunger and freeze to death on the raw ground, mud pads, frozen fields, and wet meadows; example: the infamous “Rheinwiesen Lager” (camps). The German POWs were not allowed to have contact with their families (against the Geneva convention) - Their names were not registered (against the Geneva convention) - Their dog tags were melted instead of turned in to the Red Cross (again, against the Geneva convention) - When they were taken prisoners, the Allies obviously had a plan to annihilate them and then hide their crime because they were working with the powerful international criminal gang who ordered under Eisenhower the murder of our German Prisoners of War and as a result, 1 – 2 Million German Soldaten were murdered by the U.S. Military alone on German soil. Millions had similar fates in the British, French, Russian occupied areas in Germany and in Russia, Poland, Chechnya and other countries.
JEW AND MASS MURDERER DWIGHT EISENHOWER’S DEATH CAMPS:
*While the German soldiers were held and murdered in the prison camps by the Allied Forces in Germany, their wives and daughters were raped. Obviously, that was one of the reasons why they held our German soldiers.
*2 Million German soldiers were liberated from their lives by the Soviets in their war prison camps.
*The German civilians were liberated from their lives by starving them to death – Nearly 6 Millions German civilians were deliberately starved to death on extreme food rationing in Germany - Any help offer from any source, including the Red Cross, was denied. –  Crimes and Mercies: The Fate of German Civilians Under Allied Occupation 1944-1950 by James Bacque. – [*WhileJames Bacque exposes the crimes of the Allies; however, he falsely accuses the Germans due to his international brainwashing; that's why I removed his book from my website.] About nine million Germans died inside of Germany of starvation as a result of deliberate Allied starvation and expulsion policies after the Second World War. Jew Eisenhower was in charge as overseer for the whole European murder scheme.
*The German military elite has been liberated from an honest court procedure and often accused of crimes they have not committed. They were executed to liberate them from their lives so that the truth about the good National Socialists will not come to the forefront. - Through horrible torture, all the defendants at the Nuernberg trial have been coerced to sign statements of confession (in Soviet Bolshevik style) to crimes they never committed and crimes that did not even exist. Out of 139 defendants, 130 had their testicles destroyed beyond repair by torture. They were not even allowed to really defend themselves against any accusations but simply accused and ordered to sign a false “confession” to stop the torture and the threats against their families. All defense was one-sided only; in other words, not a word could be said about what the Allies did that might have led the Germans to counter actions. Most of the German military elite have been hanged or have been hunted for the rest of their lives, some of them led before another Kangaroo court.
*The German elite has been murdered in various ways to liberate them from their life and keep the new generations of Germans and people of the world liberated from the truth. Today, the Jews have still not stopped the hunt after certain Germans in order to stay in the limelight as ‘victims.’ The Germans on the other hand, are not allowed to hunt down any Allied war criminals. They have been forbidden to bring any accusations against the victors since capitulation. In other words, as an example, women and girls could be raped at will and had no recourse to complain. What justice by the Christian Allied soldiers, as they were called by their governments. One reason for hunting down the so-called ‘German war criminals’ for nearly 70 years now with so-called “war crimes” is to keep the “bad Germans” idea in the press endlessly to set up the Germans for ever as the opponents of mankind. Which then makes the Jews only into victims and puts the Germans in great danger in the overpopulation of Germany with foreigners who have very different values than Germans. This is a great distraction from the truths of WWI and WWII. Also it sets the path of future wars in such a way that other nations might turn against the scapegoat, Germany, and support any opposition to Germany no matter how criminal that opposition is. One can see that in public life in Germany, international criminals have it easy with crimes against Germans.
*The Germans have been liberated from their country’s treasures in churches in museums in private holdings. Their art and their gold were stolen. They have been liberated from all their patents, their trademarks, their technologies, their production and their businesses. They have been liberated from their farming equipment, factories, and whatever else they had as a nation to survive. Just about everything was hauled off to Russia, Britain, France, and the U.S.A., including factories that were re-assembled in the victor states, and often inferior product was sold by foreign countries under German trademarks.
*Millions of Germans were liberated from their lives after the war by not providing any medical help for them.
*The Germans have been liberated from their civil liberty. Millions have been dragged off to foreign countries as slave workers; many of them disappeared without a trace. I wonder what they really did with them when they claimed they are taking them to foreign countries as labor workers? Did they murder them by the hundreds of thousands and then dumped them somewhere in a European canyon? Why did families never hear from them again?
*The Germans have been liberated from their sanity by mentally tormenting them with false accusations and silencing them for nearly 70 years now by inhibiting their freedom to express themselves. Most of them now suffer from the Muenchhausen syndrome, a syndrome where out of necessity the victim aligns with the perpetrator. The Jews have created paragraph 130, the “German” hate law which works against the German Constitution, to silence the Germans about the holocaust accusation. In other words, the Germans cannot speak up against this outrages lie. It is not befitting to the German caracter to gass people. The enforcement of this law is managed by Jews in the courts in Germany. The Germans (and the world) have been re-educated with a one-sided, skewed history, in other words history lies, about the National Socialists, about Hitler and about the war. The whole world is bowing to the power of the international criminal gang who hates Germans because the Germans are intelligent and look through BS and because they stood up in the Third Reich against Jewish oppression, the bankers practicing usury, against perverted Jewish culture imposed upon Germans, and against Jewish hawking of employment. Therefore the anti-human gang has to keep the Germans as slaves!
THE GERMANS OF THE 3RD REICH AND THEIR CHANCELLOR ADOLF HITLER STOOD UP AGAINST JEWRY WHO UNITED WITH EACH OTHER WORLD WIDE AGAINST GERMANY IN 1933 WHEN HITLER WAS ELECTED, DECLARING WAR UPON GERMANY. THEY WERE SO SURE OF THEMSELVES TO CLAIM THIS, APPARENTLY BECAUSE THEY KNEW WAR WAS PLANNED FOR GERMANY. THIS WAS TREASON BY THE GERMAN JEWS BY ANY GOVERNMENT’S STANDARDS. TREASON IN GERMANY CALLED FOR THE DEATH PENALTY. AND YET, HITLER DID NOT HAVE THE GERMAN JEWS EXECUTED.
TO HIDE THE ALLIED CRIMES, THIS IS WHY THE MONSTROUS JEWISH HOLOCAUST LIE NEEDS TO STAY ALIVE. THIS WAY THEY CAN SILENCE THE GERMANS AS CRIMINALS AND CLAIM THAT THE GERMANS NEED TO BE CONTROLLED OTHERWISE THEY WILL MURDER AGAIN. IT IS A TRICK TO TAKE THE CRIME ACCUSATIONS AWAY FROM THE ALLIED GOVERNMENTS AND THE JEWS AND PUT THE ACCUSATIONS ON THE GERMANS!
BUT THE HISTORICAL TRUTH IS, THE GERMANS ARE THE VICTIMS! THE ALLIES ARE THE CRIMINALS!
THE ALLIES, THEIR DIRECTORS, AND THEIR HENCHMEN ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF NEARLY 60 MILLION PEOPLE IN WORLD WAR II, NOT TO MENTION WWI AND THE TENS OF MILLIONS OF MURDERS IN RUSSIA!
GERMANY IS INNOCENT!
You can hear the talk here; it’s the first one on the page.
THE TRUTH EXPOSED IN HONOR OF ALL WHO SUFFERED AND LOST THEIR PRECIOUS LIVES.
ALLIED ROBBER CONVOYS - post
ALLIED CRIMES – VERBRECHEN - page
ALLIED WAR CRIMES - post
Alliierter Raubzug - post
Bolshevik Mass Murderers - post
EXPULSIONS - post
EXTERMINATE GERMANS! – page
EXTREME HATE – HASS - page
A real monster has come over the earth. The crimes of the Allies are so blatantly brutal and so outrages, and so massive, it is mind-boggling that they have gotten away with this. This law, signed by the capitulating Germans, that the Germans cannot take any legal action against the crimes of the Allies MUST BE REVERTED. THE ALLIES MUST BE MADE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR MILLIONS OF CRIMES AND THE WHOLE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF CRIMES THEY HAVE COMMITTED.THEY HAVE HELD THE GUNS TO THE HEADS OF THE GERMANS, AND WHAT ELSE COULD THE GERMANS DO BUT SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE. THE ALLIES USED A SIMILAR CRIMINAL METHOD AS AFTER WWI.
It is the most outrages thing in world history, that the Allies shoved Germany into 2 wars, then blamed her, raped, robbed and murdered the Germans and made them pay for everything. This is so insanely unjust, that most people cannot wrap their mind around such audacity and brutality and don’t even dare to face such heinous deception and crimes. This is what the International Criminal Gang counts on, the disbelief of the average citizens. Through the power of the lying press, they brainwash everyone in the world with their false stories. Documentary after documentary, movie after movie, book after book, and article after article is written with a false history, only because they can as they own almost all the mass media.
A deceptive, even Satanic force has gotten a hold of this world and is destroying country after country whilst pretending they are the “good guys.”
Killing millions of people is nothing more to them than killing millions of insects. And these criminals have the outrages audacity to accuse the German people of heinous crimes.
[*] comments by germanvictims
THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH THE ARTICLE BELOW IS THAT THE AMERICAN SOLDIERS WERE TOLD LIES THAT THE GERMANS COMMITTED CRIMES BUT THAT IS NOT TRUE. IT WAS THE JEWISH AND ALLIED LIE AGENDA TO INCITE THE ALLIED SOLDIERS TO HEINOUS CRIMES AGAINST THE GERMANS AND FEEL JUSTIFIED TO DO SO; THOUGH WHAT THEY DID WAS NEVER JUSTIFIED!
In ‘Eisenhower’s Death Camps’:
A U.S. Prison Guard Remembers
In October 1944, at age eighteen, I was drafted into the U.S. army. Largely because of the “Battle of the Bulge,” my training was cut short, my furlough was halved, and I was sent overseas immediately. Upon arrival in Le Havre, France, we were quickly loaded into box cars and shipped to the front. When we got there, I was suffering increasingly severe symptoms of mononucleosis, and was sent to a hospital in Belgium. Since mononucleosis was then known as the “kissing disease,” I mailed a letter of thanks to my girlfriend.
By the time I left the hospital, the outfit I had trained with in Spartanburg, South Carolina, was deep inside Germany, so, despite my protests, I was placed in a “repo depot” (replacement depot). I lost interest in the units to which I was assigned, and don’t recall all of them: non-combat units were ridiculed at that time. My separation qualification record states I was mostly with Company C, 14th Infantry Regiment, during my seventeen-month stay in Germany, but I remember being transferred to other outfits also.
In late March or early April 1945, I was sent to guard a POW camp near Andernach along the Rhine. I had four years of high school German, so I was able to talk to the prisoners, although this was forbidden. Gradually, however, I was used as an interpreter and asked to ferret out members of the S.S. (I found none.)
In Andernach about 50,000 prisoners of all ages were held in an open field surrounded by barbed wire. The women were kept in a separate enclosure that I did not see until later. The men I guarded had no shelter and no blankets. Many had no coats. They slept in the mud, wet and cold, with inadequate slit trenches for excrement. It was a cold, wet spring, and their misery from exposure alone was evident.
Even more shocking was to see the prisoners throwing grass and weeds into a tin can containing a thin soup. They told me they did this to help ease their hunger pains. Quickly they grew emaciated. Dysentery raged, and soon they were sleeping in their own excrement, too weak and crowded to reach the slit trenches. Many were begging for food, sickening and dying before our eyes. We had ample food and supplies, but did nothing to help them, including no medical assistance.
Outraged, I protested to my officers and was met with hostility or bland indifference. When pressed, they explained they were under strict orders from “higher up.” No officer would dare do this to 50,000 men if he felt that it was “out of line,” leaving him open to charges. Realizing my protests were useless, I asked a friend working in the kitchen if he could slip me some extra food for the prisoners. He too said they were under strict orders to severely ration the prisoners’ food, and that these orders came from “higher up.” But he said they had more food than they knew what to do with, and would sneak me some.
When I threw this food over the barbed wire to the prisoners, I was caught and threatened with imprisonment. I repeated the “offense,” and one officer angrily threatened to shoot me. I assumed this was a bluff until I encountered a captain on a hill above the Rhine shooting down at a group of German civilian women with his .45 caliber pistol. When I asked, “Why?,” he mumbled, “Target practice,” and fired until his pistol was empty. I saw the women running for cover, but, at that distance, couldn’t tell if any had been hit.
This is when I realized I was dealing with cold-blooded killers filled with moralistic hatred. They considered the Germans subhuman and worthy of extermination; another expression of the downward spiral of racism. Articles in the G.I. newspaper, Stars and Stripes, played up the German concentration camps, complete with photos of emaciated bodies. This amplified our self-righteous cruelty, and made it easier to imitate behavior we were supposed to oppose. Also, I think, soldiers not exposed to combat were trying to prove how tough they were by taking it out on the prisoners and civilians.
These prisoners, I found out, were mostly farmers and workingmen, as simple and ignorant as many of our own troops. As time went on, more of them lapsed into a zombie-like state of listlessness, while others tried to escape in a demented or suicidal fashion, running through open fields in broad daylight towards the Rhine to quench their thirst. They were mowed down.
Some prisoners were as eager for cigarettes as for food, saying they took the edge off their hunger. Accordingly, enterprising G.I. “Yankee traders” were acquiring hordes of watches and rings in exchange for handfuls of cigarettes or less. When I began throwing cartons of cigarettes to the prisoners to ruin this trade, I was threatened by rank-and-file G.I.s too.
The only bright spot in this gloomy picture came one night when I was put on the “graveyard shift,” from two to four a.m. Actually, there was a graveyard on the uphill side of this enclosure, not many yards away. My superiors had forgotten to give me a flashlight and I hadn’t bothered to ask for one, disgusted as I was with the whole situation by that time. It was a fairly bright night and I soon became aware of a prisoner crawling under the wires towards the graveyard. We were supposed to shoot escapees on sight, so I started to get up from the ground to warn him to get back. Suddenly I noticed another prisoner crawling from the graveyard back to the enclosure. They were risking their lives to get to the graveyard for something. I had to investigate.
When I entered the gloom of this shrubby, tree-shaded cemetery, I felt completely vulnerable, but somehow curiosity kept me moving. Despite my caution, I tripped over the legs of someone in a prone position. Whipping my rifle around while stumbling and trying to regain composure of mind and body, I soon was relieved I hadn’t reflexively fired. The figure sat up. Gradually, I could see the beautiful but terror-stricken face of a woman with a picnic basket nearby. German civilians were not allowed to feed, nor even come near the prisoners, so I quickly assured her I approved of what she was doing, not to be afraid, and that I would leave the graveyard to get out of the way.
I did so immediately and sat down, leaning against a tree at the edge of the cemetery to be inconspicuous and not frighten the prisoners. I imagined then, and still do now, what it would be like to meet a beautiful woman with a picnic basket under those conditions as a prisoner. I have never forgotten her face.
Eventually, more prisoners crawled back to the enclosure. I saw they were dragging food to their comrades, and could only admire their courage and devotion.
On May 8, V.E. Day , I decided to celebrate with some prisoners I was guarding who were baking bread the other prisoners occasionally received. This group had all the bread they could eat, and shared the jovial mood generated by the end of the war. We all thought we were going home soon, a pathetic hope on their part. We were in what was to become the French zone [of occupation], where I soon would witness the brutality of the French soldiers when we transferred our prisoners to them for their slave labor camps.
On this day, however, we were happy.
As a gesture of friendliness, I emptied my rifle and stood it in the corner, even allowing them to play with it at their request. This thoroughly “broke the ice,” and soon we were singing songs we taught each other, or that I had learned in high school German class (“Du, du, liegst mir im Herzen”). Out of gratitude, they baked me a special small loaf of sweet bread, the only possible present they had left to offer. I stuffed it in my “Eisenhower jacket,” and snuck it back to my barracks, eating it when I had privacy. I have never tasted more delicious bread, nor felt a deeper sense of communion while eating it. I believe a cosmic sense of Christ (the Oneness of all Being) revealed its normally hidden presence to me on that occasion, influencing my later decision to major in philosophy and religion.
Shortly afterwards, some of our weak and sickly prisoners were marched off by French soldiers to their camp. We were riding on a truck behind this column. Temporarily, it slowed down and dropped back, perhaps because the driver was as shocked as I was. Whenever a German prisoner staggered or dropped back, he was hit on the head with a club and killed. The bodies were rolled to the side of the road to be picked up by another truck. For many, this quick death might have been preferable to slow starvation in our “killing fields.”
When I finally saw the German women held in a separate enclosure, I asked why we were holding them prisoner. I was told they were “camp followers,” selected as breeding stock for the S.S. to create a super-race. I spoke to some, and must say I never met a more spirited or attractive group of women. I certainly didn’t think they deserved imprisonment.
More and more I was used as an interpreter, and was able to prevent some particularly unfortunate arrests. One somewhat amusing incident involved an old farmer who was being dragged away by several M.P.s. I was told he had a “fancy Nazi medal,” which they showed me. Fortunately, I had a chart identifying such medals. He’d been awarded it for having five children! Perhaps his wife was somewhat relieved to get him “off her back,” but I didn’t think one of our death camps was a fair punishment for his contribution to Germany. The M.P.s agreed and released him to continue his “dirty work.”
Famine began to spread among the German civilians also. It was a common sight to see German women up to their elbows in our garbage cans looking for something edible — that is, if they weren’t chased away.
When I interviewed mayors of small towns and villages, I was told that their supply of food had been taken away by “displaced persons” (foreigners who had worked in Germany), who packed the food on trucks and drove away. When I reported this, the response was a shrug. I never saw any Red Cross at the camp or helping civilians, although their coffee and doughnut stands were available everywhere else for us. In the meantime, the Germans had to rely on the sharing of hidden stores until the next harvest.
Hunger made German women more “available,” but despite this, rape was prevalent and often accompanied by additional violence. In particular I remember an eighteen-year old woman who had the side of her faced smashed with a rifle butt, and was then raped by two G.I.s. Even the French complained that the rapes, looting and drunken destructiveness on the part of our troops was excessive. In Le Havre, we’d been given booklets warning us that the German soldiers had maintained a high standard of behavior with French civilians who were peaceful, and that we should do the same. In this we failed miserably.
“So what?” some would say. “The enemy’s atrocities were worse than ours.” It is true that I experienced only the end of the war, when we were already the victors. The German opportunity for atrocities had faded, while ours was at hand. But two wrongs don’t make a right. Rather than copying our enemy’s crimes, we should aim once and for all to break the cycle of hatred and vengeance that has plagued and distorted human history. This is why I am speaking out now, 45 years after the crime. We can never prevent individual war crimes, but we can, if enough of us speak out, influence government policy. We can reject government propaganda that depicts our enemies as subhuman and encourages the kind of outrages I witnessed. We can protest the bombing of civilian targets, which still goes on today. And we can refuse ever to condone our government’s murder of unarmed and defeated prisoners of war.
I realize it’s difficult for the average citizen to admit witnessing a crime of this magnitude, especially if implicated himself. Even G.I.s sympathetic to the victims were afraid to complain and get into trouble, they told me. And the danger has not ceased. Since I spoke out a few weeks ago, I have received threatening calls and had my mailbox smashed. But its been worth it. Writing about these atrocities has been a catharsis of feelings suppressed too long, a liberation, that perhaps will remind other witnesses that “the truth will make us free, have no fear.” We may even learn a supreme lesson from all this: only love can conquer all.
About the author
Martin Brech lives in Mahopac, New York. When he wrote this memoir essay in 1990, he was an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Brech holds a master’s degree in theology from Columbia University, and is a Unitarian-Universalist minister.
This essay was published in The Journal of Historical Review, Summer 1990 (Vol. 10, No. 2), pp. 161-166. (Revised, updated: Nov. 2008)
For Further Reading
James Bacque, Crimes and Mercies: The Fate of German Civilians Under Allied Occupation, 1944-1950 (Toronto: Little, Brown and Co., 1997)
James Bacque, Other Losses: An investigation into the mass deaths of German prisoners at the hands of the French and Americans after World War II (Toronto: Stoddart, 1989)
Alfred-Maurice de Zayas, Nemesis at Postsdam (Lincoln, Neb.: 1990)
Alfred-Maurice de Zayas, A Terrible Revenge: The Ethnic Cleansing of the Eastern European Germans, 1944-1950 (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1994)
John Dietrich, The Morgenthau Plan: Soviet Influence on American Postwar Policy (New York: Algora, 2002)
Ralph Franklin Keeling, Gruesome Harvest: The Allies’ Postwar War Against the German People (IHR, 1992). Originally published in Chicago in 1947.
Giles MacDonogh, After the Reich: The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation (New York: Basic Books, 2007)
John Sack, An Eye for an Eye: The Story of Jews Who Sought Revenge for the Holocaust (2000)
Mark Weber, “New Book Details Mass Killings and Brutal Mistreatment of Germans at the End of World War Two” (Summer 2007)
( http://www.ihr.org/other/afterthereich072007.html )
Eisenhower’s Starvation Order
… The prisoner Paul Schmitt was shot in the American camp at Bretzenheim after coming close to the wire to see his wife and young son who were bringing him a basket of food. The French followed suit: Agnes Spira was shot by French guards at Dietersheim in July 1945 for taking food to prisoners. The memorial to her in nearby Buedesheim, written by one of her chidren, reads: “On the 31st of July 1945, my mother was suddenly and unexpectedly torn from me because of her good deed toward the imprisoned soldiers.” The entry in the Catholic church register says simply: “A tragic demise, shot in Dietersheim on 31.07.1945. Buried on 03.08.1945.” Martin Brech watched in amazement as one officer at Andernach stood on a hillside firing shots towards German women running away from him in the valley below.
The prisoner Hans Scharf … was watching as a German woman with her two children came towards an American guard in the camp at Bad Kreuznach, carrying a wine bottle. She asked the guard to give the bottle to her husband, who was just inside the wire. The guard upended the bottle into his own mouth, and when it was empty, threw it on the ground and killed the prisoner with five shots.
Many prisoners and German civilians saw the American guards burn the food brought by civilian women. One former prisoner described it recently: “At first, the women from the nearby town brought food into the camp. The American soldiers took everything away from the women, threw it in a heap and poured gasoline [benzine] over it and burned it.” Eisenhower himself ordered that the food be destroyed, according to the writer Karl Vogel, who was the German camp commander appointed by the Americans in Camp 8 at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Although the prisoners were getting only 800 calories per day, the Americans were destroying food outside the camp gate.
James Bacque, Crimes and Mercies: The Fate of German Civilians Under Allied Occupation, 1944-1950, pp. 41-45, 94-95. Crimes and Mercies can be purchased from The Institute for Historical Review, PO Box 2739, Newport Beach, CA 92659. $18.95 postpaid (CA sales tax $1.31).
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