“Huns” – Disparaging, Idiotic War Rhetoric Against Germans

The term “Huns” was used as a slogan, especially in war propaganda, for Germans during the beginnings of a Germanophobic era in Europe at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.


Attila, as represented in 1493 in the Nuremberg chronicle by Hartmann Schedel

“It is a merit of Germany alone that the onslaught of the Huns, Avars, and Magyars was broken in the Central European region.” – Adolf Hitler [5]

The Huns were Asiatic nomadic cavalry tribes, who, after the defeat of the Alanen (Alans), had crossed together with them the Don, destroyed the Gothic empire of Ermanarich, and thus entered Western history, and for almost eighty years were the ruling power north of the Danube. The period from 433 to 454, under the government of Attila (Etzel), formed the splendor period of the Hun power. After their final defeat by the Germans, they were swallowed up again by the Bulgarian and Russian steppes, from where they had come.


In many tribes, which lived in greater independence, the Huns first occupied the plains between the Volga and the Danube. Later, The Theißebene  (Ukraine, Rumänien, Slowakei, Ungarn, Serbia https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thei%C3%9F) became the center of its rule. As early as 395 they undertook great conquests in Asia, from the Caucasus to Syria. In Europe, Thracia (region of the Balcan  http://de.metapedia.org/wiki/Thrazien) was first exposed to their ravages, where gangs of Huns, among them Uldin, one of their princes, drove as far as Constantinople.

Attila finally moved against Western Rome. He marched across Germany and met up in Gaul (Gallien – mostly France and far western parts of Germany) in the year 451 with his erstwhile ally Flavius Aetius, the governor of Western Rome. In the meantime, the governor had allied himself with the tribal kings of the Franks, Burgundies, and Visigoths under their king Theodorik I, and together they defeated Attila and his East Goths and Gepids (north of the Donahue) vassals in the Battle of the Catalan Fields and drove them back. Both sides had suffered heavy losses, but the morale of the Huns was shattered, Attila, his garrison consisting of Germanic mercenaries, and the remains of his murdering Hunnish horde had to retreat in a hurry.

God’s scourge

According to old chronicles, Attila is said to have often said: “Stars fall, the earth trembles, the year of miracles has come. Here I am, the scourge of God.” The medieval chroniclers called Attila “the scourge of God,” which punishes the peoples for their sins.

Horses and weapons

Huns used horses as means of transport. At the time, horses were the most advanced means of transport at all. Already from toddler age, Huns learned to take care of horses and ride them. A Hun and his horse were one unit. Later, the Hun learned to lead horses into battle. His weapons were his sword (Hun blacksmiths were acknowledged masters), and his arrows and arches.

The period from 433 to 453, under the government of Attila, [1] formed the splendor period of the Hunnish power. Under Attila’s mighty scepter, besides the Ugrian tribes, the Akatziren or the ancestors of the Khazars, which are of Turkish descent, united the pagan and a part of the Germanic tribes. According to the Christian legend, an angel appeared Attila as God’s messenger during the battle on the Catalan Fields and persuaded him to retreat.


Gerard Butler as Attila in a feature film, 2001. The idealized and falsified portrayal of Attila by the film industry (→ Hollywood) has nothing in common with reality.

Attila’s Death

453 is Attila’s death. He married the daughter of a Germanic prince (East Goth Ildico, or Hildiko, much more likely Hildegard [2]) and died at the wedding night, presumably at his own vomit after being poisoned. Attila, the terror of the peoples, defeated by a defiant German princess. The story is that he kidnapped her.

After Attila’s death

Attila died of poison on his wedding day. After Attila’s death, 453, there was quarreling between his sons. The subjugated peoples, above all the Gepids under Arderich, against whom Ellak fell, those of Attila’s sons, to whom the latter had passed on the dominion. The land on the Danube and the Tisza (Theiß) was then evacuated by the Huns, who retreated over the Pruth and Dniepr, where they once again stood under separate princes. One of them, Dintzic or Dengizich, Attila ‘s son, found death about 468 against the East Goths, and with it disappeared the name of the Hunnish empire, but not the population, which still inhabited the Carpathian Basin (Kapartenbecken) under the name of Avars (Awaren), and who also attended the imperial assemblies of the “Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation” in Aachen.

Ancestry of the Huns

There are divergent views on the nationality of the Huns. While Deguignes and Neumann hold the same for the Hjong-Nu of the Chinese writers, and therefore for a Mongolian tribe, others, such as Klaproth, call them Finns in general, and thus also to the ancestors of the Magyars in particular. According to Andreas Thierry the Hunnish rulers united with Finnish peoples in the West and Turkish-Tatarian in the East, also a ruling Mongolian tribe.


In the Roman Military service, Hun troops were still present in the army led by Narses against the East Goths. The people themselves now appear under the name of the Kuturguren or Kutriguren west and the Uturguren or Utriguren east of the Don (river southwest Russia), of which especially the former were dreadful in their incursion in the Eastern Roman Empire in the 6th century.  They appear to be identical with the Bulgarians who, after the withdrawal of the East Goths settled in the Roman Empire and became “Slavised” over the course of time.

Ancestors of the Hungarians?

The Hungarian tradition, which finds in the Huns the ancestors of the Magyars (Hungarians), has always been part of the Hungarian past. There are, of course, other peoples who regard themselves as descendants of the Huns, e.g. the Uighurs, Basques, Bulgarians (who have changed their language), or the Turks.

Red, White and Black Huns

 Historians and researchers conjecture that the color-rich epithets (epithets) of the Huns originate from the color of their tribal clothing (especially the loden coats).

Red Huns: The Chionites or Khionites got their name from the Middle Persian word xiyon (“Hun”). They were originally part of the former “Turan-Huns”. They began to invade the borders of Turan from the year 320 into the Persian and Kushan states. The Chionites were, after all, distinctly different from the hephthalites, and the term “Red Huns” came to light for them. Shortly after 340, the enigmatic leader Kidara Khan began to oust the Kuschan from northern Pakistan and gave his name to a short-lived dynasty to the Kidaranites. As early as the end of the fourth century, a new wave of Hunnian tribes, the Alchoni, began to invade Bactria, and these now displaced the Kidaranites to Gandhara. The Kidaraites in northern India continued the imprint of inferior gold and copper coins until the end of the fifth century. But the data and achievements of the Chionites are more than questionable. Kadaranite principalities were in Kot Kula in Kashmir and Taxila, but the names of their respective rulers are unknown.

White Huns: The Hephtalites (also known as the White Huns or Turan Huns) are a Hunnish people with an unclear origin in Central Asia around 425 to 563. There is at least one indication of a Chinese chronicler that they are considered temporary Shou-shan’s vassals and originally came from today’s Dsungarei, even though they were more likely to be recruited from local Central Asian tribes. The Hephthalites took over the dominion over an older East-Hun group, the Chionites, until 450. Their state was destroyed from 557 to 563 by the Gök Turks. Remains of the Hephalites continued until the tenth century, and gradually began to spread in the East Asian folk. In Persian sources they are variously called Turan-Huns, and it is to be assumed that a large part of the people understood themselves as such. Various inscriptions were found in Turkestan, which speak of the Turan Hun and the Yabgu Turan Hun.

Black Huns: The Onogurs (self-designation: Onogur) formed a tribal alliance of the Huns. The main representatives of these ten tribes (on = ten; og = arrow <=> tribe) were the Khara Bulkhar, the Huns of Attila. The Onogurians were among the older Turkic peoples. They were the ones who invaded 375 – known as the Black Huns – in Germany and Europe and brought the horror there. In the Crimea, they destroyed the empire of the East Goths, who subsequently became their allies. But with the Black Huns, a fertile Asian disease also came to Europe, so that death proceeded these Huns: the smallpox. The Black Huns probably had an almost demonic impression on their enemies. It was customary for them to cut the faces of male toddlers in order to prevent the later beard. The warriors also smeared themselves into the battle wounds, so that there were thick-skinned scars. Practice of the custom of the cranial deformation was one of their customs, which is why many Huns had high towering skulls. Such deformed skulls were found in both Thuringia and Talas (Kyrgyzstan). The head was shaved as an outward sign of their submission. They became the fathers of the later Hunno-Bulgarians in the 6th century. The main part remaining in the homeland was known as the “Turkuten” and was to play an important role in the later history of the Göktürken (Turks).

The legend of King Attila’s grave

Where the mountains of the Sausal come very close to the Sulm bed, the Königsberg is located in Alt-Heimschuh [3] in the South Styria, [4] Austria. From there the people tell the following:

Many centuries ago a large castle was said to have stood on this mountain. Not far from it, there was a second fortification. When the Huns came to Styria with their king Attila, they also stormed into the Sulm Valley. Everywhere they robbed, murdered, and plundered. When Attila had died, he was to be buried with his many treasures. But no one was to find the tomb of the Hunn King. In search of a viable tomb, they discovered the castles on the Koenigsberg. On a gloomy rainy day, the Huns attacked the castles. While arrows rained upon the castles, ugly Huns crept into the interior of the fortresses and slaughtered the defenders. The night after was creepy and raven black. There appeared other Hunnish cavalry. In their midst they carried a sumptuous coffin, containing the body of their king. They also had many valuable treasures that shone and glittered in the darkness of the night. Then a mysterious hustle and bustle began. The coffin and the immeasurable treasures were brought into the interior of one of the castles. There the Huns put their great king in a secret place in an underground passage. Immediately afterwards, the Huns destroyed the two castles completely, so that no one could reach the grave.

One of the Quotes about the Huns

“They were among us, without us knowing where they came from. In the fountains of the gods they refreshed their horses. On the steps of the temple they took our women. On the pillars of our city they crushed the heads of our children. Thrown naked across the necks of horses, our daughters left Antioch. We will never see them again. “- A survivor of the attack on Antiochia (Christian city South Turkey)

Part of the full article translated by www.germanvictims.com from the following source. For more details, go to (in German):


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