Third Reich Economic Policy, 1933-1938 Wilhelm Bauer, (Berlin: Terramare, 1939)

This overview of the economic policy of Third Reich Germany during the first six years of Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist government was written by Dr. Wilhelm Bauer, an economist with the German Institute for Business Research (Institut für Konjunkturforschung) in Berlin. It is based on a lecture he gave on August 11, 1938, to a group of visiting American scholars at the Amerika-Institut in Berlin. Wilhelm Bauer (1904-1974) was later one of Germany’s most prominent economists. For example, he was for six years chairman of the German Federal Republic’s influential council of economics experts (Sachverständigenrat).

State and Business

The basis for all government intervention in business in Germany is to be found in the National-Socialist conception of the relation between business and the State. According to the German theory business is subordinated to the State. Formerly, it was believed that the fate of the State and of the nation lay in business, for it was said that business was of such great importance and so powerful that it controlled the State and determined State policies.

In the National-Socialist State the relation between, business and State is just the contrary. Today the State or State policy controls or rules business.

I must emphasize that in National-Socialist eyes the State incorporates in itself no absolute value as is the case, for instance, in an absolute monarchy. The supreme value is the nation, which we call in GermanVolksgemeinschaft, the community of the nation. The State is only the form of organization and the manifestation of the will of the people.

This means that the State is not concerned with economic conditions as long as they do not conflict with the welfare of the nation. The principle of private initiative has been maintained. However, where it seems necessary to bring business into line with the welfare of the nation, the State will not hesitate to intervene and direct business into the desired channels. In Germany, contrary to the usual belief, we have no “planned economy”, but rather a “directed” economy, if I may use such an expression.

The Aims

The aims of the present regulation of production can be summarized in a few words. First, the securing of supplies of raw materials for industry. All measures serving this aim are included in the Four-Years-Plan, the aim of which is to make Germany as independent as possible of imports by increasing domestic production.

Second, an increase in domestic agricultural production with the aim of making Germany, as far as possible, self-sufficient in the field of foodstuffs.

Germany has only a few raw materials and has always been faced with the necessity of importing the greater part of her raw material requirements. But as you realize, imports can only be paid for out of export proceeds or other credit items in the balance of payments such as shipping, insurance, or proceeds from capital investments abroad. As a result of the War, Germany is no longer a creditor but a debtor country. In other words, she was burdened with a tremendous indebtedness and had at her disposal no great income from investments abroad, while her other income from abroad is today less than it was before the War. Germany must therefore limit her imports to the extent of her exports, with the consequence that Germany’s raw material and foodstuffs imports are dependent on the amount of goods which other countries are able and willing to take from her in payment.

Indirect and Direct Regulation of Production

The German government follows no definite theory in establishing the methods by which intervention in the field of production is to be accomplished. This is one of the most characteristic traits of National-Socialist economic policy. In combatting unemployment, the government did not follow one theory such as the theory of direct public works or the theory of the stimulation of private initiative, but followed both theories impartially according as to which seemed best at the time. The same is true of the regulation of production.

The various measures may be classified as: 1. indirect and 2. direct.

The State undertakes indirect measures when it intervenes not in production and capital investment themselves but in conditions which govern them.

There are four special groups of indirect measures:

1. Regulation of taxes, especially reduction of taxes.

For example, in order to revive automobile production, which was at an extremely low level, and thus to stimulate motorization in Germany, which had lagged far behind the level of motorization in other countries, as early as 1933 the Government abolished the tax on all new passenger cars, later extending this to all automobiles. This made automobiles much cheaper and increased the sales of the industry. In the last five years, these measures together with the economic upswing have brought about a great advance in automobile sales and a great improvement in German motorization. In 1932, only 19 out of every 1,000 people in Germany owned cars as compared with 41 in France and 37 in Great Britain; today, however, the figure for Germany is 35 in every 1,000, as compared with about 51 per thousand in France and Great Britain.

A further example of regulation of production by means of tax reductions was the exemption of short term capital goods from income tax. After 1933 the value of these goods could be deducted from taxable income of the individual and from the taxable profits of an enterprise. This stimulated the purchase of such goods and was a means of increasing the low activity of the capital goods industry. The elasticity of the National-Socialist economic policy can be seen in the fact that this measure was repealed as soon as the capital goods industry was fully employed.

2. The second means of indirect regulation of production is price policy. This can take place in two ways: by a reduction in costs and by an increase in, or guarantee of, sales prices. These methods have been chiefly used in the field of agriculture, where production reacts quickly to price changes. An example of this reduction may be seen in the prices for artificial fertilizer, farm machinery and agricultural implements. On the other hand, by a scaling of farm prices it has been possible to increase considerably the acreage given over to winter barley, the production of fiber plants and oil fruits, and the number of sheep.

3. Closely related to this price policy is tariff policy, the utilization of which is necessary where domestic goods compete with foreign products. This is particularly important in the case of agricultural products, the prices of which are considerably lower on the world market than in Germany. Special boards have been set up in order to compensate for these differences in prices, and are empowered to regulate imports.

4. The last method of indirect regulation of production is the prohibition of new private issues on the capital market. Since new issues are permitted only for special purposes all those branches of trade and industry which are shut off from the capital market are thus limited in their capital investment possibilities. They can only extend their plants, etc., to the degree that their own funds allow. Thus in 1933 a special board was set up under the control of the Reichsbank, to which application must be made before new issues are floated. Permission is only granted for private issues in the case of companies which serve the ends of the Four-Years-Plan, where, moreover, no other possibility of financing their work exists.

Capital Investment Policy

Among the large number of methods of directly influencing production, I have to mention first the government orders which predominate in some economic branches.

Apart from this a good deal of direct regulation of production by the Government consists of the regulation of capital investment activity.

Thus the regulation of capital investment activity really means a planned direction of capital investment. This was proved especially necessary when work was started on the Four-Years-Plan. In a certain sense capital investments were scaled according to urgency. Four-Years-Plan, rearmament and exports are the most important.

A number of measures have been introduced in this connection. They may be classified as follows: — There are capital investment prohibitions, the purpose of which is to prevent industries whose capacity is sufficient to cover demand, from extending their plants. This prevents needless using up of the limited capital and material available, and avoids over-production and consequent disturbances of the market. We have such capital investment prohibitions, for instance, in the paper industry, in the glass industry, in part of the textile industry and in part of the chemical industry.

In the second place the regulation of capital investments and production by profits and sales guarantees given by the government. I have already emphasized that National-Socialism adheres to the principle of private initiative. However this does not prevent the State, if it seems necessary, from relieving private business of some of the risk it runs in undertaking certain projects. These profits and sales guarantees given by the State are especially important in the production of staple fibre, motor spirit and synthetic rubber. The companies engaged in such production in Germany are private firms; their profits however, have been guaranteed by the State to a certain extent, since their products are of great importance for the economic policy of the State.

In some fields the State itself has gone into production, and has for this purpose made capital investments. The principle that business is to be left as far as possible to private initiative does not mean that the State cannot engage in economic activity in certain fields of production and under certain specific conditions. This is the case, for example, in the field of iron ore production.

After the loss of territory in the War, only a small part of Germany’s iron ore requirements could be covered by domestic production. In view of the fixed costs and prices prevailing and under the usual methods of exploitation only part of Germany’s iron ore deposits could be mined with profit. The dependence on imports in the case of such an important field as iron ore had to be eliminated. But the conditions and problems in this type of production were so peculiar and so extensive that the State correctly assumed the initiative itself. The Government, founded a company, the Hermann Goering Reichswerke, the business of which is the mining of the low content iron ores which abound in Germany.

Subsidies

One of the oldest and best-known methods of State intervention both here and abroad is the granting of subsidies by the State. Outside Germany, especially in the United States, subsidies are well-known, above all in the shipping industry. Here too private business is not in a position itself to operate an economic branch in the way the State considers desirable. The same thing holds in Germany for some spheres of production. For example, certain building projects, such as the building of dwellings for agricultural workers or the erection of settlements for industrial workers, are carried out either directly with the help of contributions from the State, or indirectly with the aid of loans granted by the State on extremely favorable terms. Furthermore, the production of nonferrous metals has been supported by State subsidies for many years.

Regulation of Raw Material Consumption

The third group of measures of government production regulation concern raw material consumption. Almost the whole of German industry is subjected to the system of raw material quotas. The essence of quota-fixing lies in the control of imports, which was introduced in 1934 as part of the New Plan for German foreign trade. The control is carried out by 27 control boards, one of which has been set up for each branch of industry. Factories which use imported raw materials are only allowed to purchase a certain volume of raw materials abroad. Normally, the basis of the quota-fixing is the consumption of a certain month. But the importance of the orders which the company has to fill, is also taken into account, export orders being given special consideration.

Apart from this system of import regulation there exist a number of decrees dealing with the use of raw materials. For instance, as a result of the scarcity of wool and cotton it has been decreed that all wool and cotton cloth manufactured in Germany for the domestic market must contain a certain percentage of staple fibre. Certain products, for example doorknobs, may no longer be made of brass. In private residential buildings only a certain amount of construction iron may be used. This system of regulation has been carefully worked out and is not too strictly bureaucratic in its application. In many cases the usual raw materials must be replaced by new synthetic raw materials which can be produced without any import. The use of these new synthetic raw materials does not mean a lowering of the quality of the finished product. On the contrary, the shortage of raw materials leads to new inventions and improvements and even brings about as in the case of buna (synthetic rubber) a technical progress which otherwise would not have occurred.

Regulation of Labor Supply

When in the course of the last few years unemployment disappeared in Germany and turned into an ever greater shortage of labor, it was impossible for the government to view this passively, since otherwise there was danger that some industrial branches would be compelled to restrict their production. Thus the government had to regulate labor supply and distribution of labor among the various branches. Labor reserves today in Germany can be secured by the employment of additional female labor, later retirement, and employment of superfluous independent workers as wage earners in industry. But these reserves are relatively small so that the question arises how to increase efficiency of labor.

But the problem is not that of merely employing more people, it is the employment of people in industries where they are most needed. Thus it was necessary to take care that in certain industries there was no diminishment of the labor supply. A law was passed recently which makes any change in employment dependent on the approval of the labor office. This law applies to the following branches and industries: agriculture, forestry, mining (excepting coal mining), chemical industry, building industry, building material industry, iron and metal industry. By this the German government hopes that in these important branches the especially urgent needs of the state will be covered.

Increase of Production

If you were to ask me what success has been achieved in the sphere of production regulation, I could not do better than to give you a few figures which will show you the extent of the increase of production in Germany. Total industrial production in Germany is today 144 % greater than in 1932. Even the peak year of 1929 was exceeded as early as 1936, while today about 30 % more industrial goods are produced than in 1929. The production of capital goods has risen much more strongly than has the production of consumption goods, being now four times as great as in 1932 and more than one and a half times as great as in 1929.

Progress in the field of domestic raw material production has been even greater. Iron ore production has risen from an average of 843,000 n metric tons for the first 3 months of 1938 to 1,226,000 metric tons in the first three months of 1939. This means an increase of 45%. Furthermore, there has been great progress in domestic oil production. In 1938, staple fibre production has reached 155,000 metric tons as compared with 5,400 metric tons in 1933 and 102,000 metric tons in 1937.

Consumption Policy

A number of measures of production regulations, namely all those which affect production of consumption goods, also influence consumption. When, for example, in the interest of a sufficient bread supply it is decreed that all bread should contain a certain amount of maize flour, this is felt by each individual consumer. (Incidentally, in view of the good harvest, this particular measure was abolished on October 1st, 1938.) The same is true of the changes in the textile field and in other fields where the new synthetic materials are gaining a foothold.

The idea of “consumption regulation” is undoubtedly something completely new to you. In the economic textbooks and handbooks nothing will be found on this subject. Of course, the fact that — contrary to general belief — man cannot consume what he desires, is as old as the hills. And even today in the modern economic systems the individual is subjected to many restrictions in his consumption.

In the Middle Ages there were strict provisions as to the clothing worn by the various classes. The Mercantile countries, that is, the countries of the 17th and 18th centuries, restricted consumption for economic reasons, mainly in order to stimulate home industry and to cut down imports. And if you consider your own position you will find none or only a few restrictions in your consumption as the result of State action (you will remember of course the days of prohibition!), but you will probably find great restrictions in consumption as the result of custom, fashion, habit, social viewpoint and, last but not least, industrial production.

It would probably be very hard for you to secure outside the six to eight different forms of straw hats to be found in almost every shop, one which was especially light and comfortable and in a form designed by yourself. This is nowhere manufactured and it would be hard for you to find someone to make you a straw hat according to your own design and measure. Industrial hat production, which is rationally based on machine production of hats, will certainly not do it. While on the subject of hats, it would be impossible for you to walk around in America, in a round plate-like felt hat, instead of the usual form of felt hat, without being laughed off the street, for that would be contrary to American custom and habit. And finally the fact that each family must spend a certain part of its income on food, the amount being in inverse proportion to the income, is most certainly a restriction of freedom of consumption which weighs quite heavily on the individual.

As you can see, complete freedom of consumption is a rather doubtful matter. Once you have realized this, it will no longer seem absurd to you when I speak of government consumption regulation. In the authoritarian states, a direction of consumption forms part of the totalitarian claim of the State, which subordinates the individual to the higher needs of the nation.

The aim of consumption policy in Germany is to increase consumption and thus raise the standard of living of the entire nation, — especially that of the working class — to adjust consumption to production and to regulate consumption along National-Socialist lines. The aims of consumption regulation are partly of a political nature and partly determined by the economic situation.

It is far harder to regulate consumption than it is to regulate anything else in economy. For every measure of consumption policy affects the largest unit, the entire population. A decree concerning the iron ore producing industry affects only a few hundred firms. However, an appeal to the consumer affects 19 or 20 million households with 75 million people. This fact alone makes special methods necessary for regulation of consumption.

I have hinted at these methods in telling you about the bread supply and textile production. Of a similar nature are certain limitations imposed upon trade, whereby only a fixed amount is allowed to each customer, as for example in the case of fats in months when there is a shortage.

The most important means of regulating consumption is publicity. Of course, this method does not guarantee as sure a success as do legal measures. But it has the great advantage that it gives the consumer the feeling that he is doing something of his own free will and that the only pressure exerted upon him is that which is exerted by his conscience.

Nutrition

Germany is in the unfortunate position that there is a limit to which those foodstuffs the consumption of which increases with a rise in income, such as fats, butter, eggs, etc., can be produced or imported. Thus, the aim has been to influence the consumer to use as much as possible those foodstuffs which are abundant in Germany and to use to a less degree those which are not so plentiful or which have to be imported. At the same time, there was a possibility of directing nutrition in the best ways from the point of view of health. For instance everything possible was done to convince people that for a great part of the population, for example those who do not do hard physical labor, a diet too rich in fats is not especially healthy. Along the same ideas, great success has been achieved in increasing the consumption of fish. Today Germany consumes 26.9 pounds per head per annum, as, as compared with 18.7 pounds five years ago.

A summary of everything desired in the field of consumption regulation may be found in the food list which the German Institute for Business Research has worked out. The Institute classified the food-stuffs into three groups, those whose consumption should be increased, those whose level of consumption should be maintained, and those whose consumption should be restricted.

The foodstuffs concerned are as follows:

Consumption to be increased: potatoes, sugar, jam, skimmed milk, whey cheese, barley, oatmeal, sago, artificial honey, buttermilk, Harz and Limburg cheese, vegetables grown in Germany, fish, mutton, rabbits.

Consumption to be maintained: bread, pastry, flour, fruit, lentils, pork, eggs, milk, venison, rice, peas, dried fruits, poultry, cocoa, beans, honey.

Consumption to be restricted: beef, veal, butter, lard, bacon, margarine, cooking oils and fats, buckwheat, millet, imported vegetables, cheese with high fat content.

In Germany we do not have a regular supply of all foodstuffs throughout the year as you do in America. The Institute therefore drew up a list of those foodstuffs which are to be especially pushed in certain months. As an example I shall quote two months:

January: pork, geese, fish, cabbage, root vegetables, fruit and vegetable conserves. September: mutton, poultry, mushrooms, pickles, tomatoes, beans, salad, spinach, plums, pears and apples. However, I would like to emphasize that these are not the only goods which may be consumed, but the public is to be educated to adjust its diet to conform more or less with the fluctuations in the supply of certain foodstuffs. Publicity to this end is not carried out by the Institute for Business Research or by the Government direct but by organizations like the Reich Food Estate (Reichsnährstand) and private companies.

Another measure serving the same purpose is the Anti-Waste Campaign. The purpose of this is clearly to be seen in its name.

Other Fields of Consumption

The problems of consumption regulation in other fields are just as great as those in the field of foodstuffs. It is well-known that Germany must import the greater part of the raw materials required for the manufacture of textiles, shoes, etc. As a result of the considerable rise in income in the course of the last five years, the demand for these goods has increased greatly. Thus there arose the danger that consumption would exceed production possibilities. Since it is impossible forcibly to restrict the consumer in this field, the aim was, mainly by means of publicity, to direct consumption in those paths where there was practically no limit to consumption possibilities. Therefore, consumption was directed to all such services as travel, theater, sport, diora, etc. The introduction of the low-priced popular car also means a direction of consumption to a ware which can be produced in quantities sufficient to meet demands.

Of course publicity is not in itself sufficient. For it is precisely in those fields of consumption where the consumer feels himself free, that it is hardest to get him to use his money for the things which it is desired that he buy. Therefore, publicity has been effectively supported by price reductions of all kinds. Here, too, the low-priced popular car [the Volkswagen] is the best example. This will cost about 1,000 RM and will be much cheaper than any other car. Moreover, the low-priced popular radio set has promoted purchases in this field. This is being continually improved and reduced in price. The Reichsbahn, the German State Railroad, has established reduced fares for trips to all large exhibitions, such as the automobile exhibition, the radio exhibition, sports meetings, etc. so that more people can take advantage of these occasions.

Organized Consumption

A special field in consumption regulation is the organization of consumption which is carried out by the large political units, especially the German Labor Front. Here political and social aims correspond to economic aims. Everything is being done to influence the worker to spend his income as much as possible for such things as mean a substantial rise in his standard of living and as little as possible for such things as burden the German foreign exchange balance. Through organization it is possible to effect price reductions, and these price reductions are to make it possible for the worker to do those things which formerly only the better-situated classes were able to afford.

The main factor in the field of organized consumption is the organization Kraft durch Freude (“Strength through Joy”). The following figures and examples show what has been done. Up to 1937, nine million German citizens had taken journeys and walking trips. The following were taken at random from a list of 350 vacation trips from Berlin which have been arranged for the period from May to September 1938: —

A two-week trip to Upper-Bavaria costs 60.50 RM [Reichsmarks], while an eight-day stay on the Baltic costs only 31 RM, and a 16 day trip to East Prussia but 41 RM. These costs include everything: railroad fare, room and board, trips, etc. In the last theater season, 1937-1938, the “Strength through Joy” arranged 7,000 theater performances. For the workers on the auto highways [Autobahn] alone some 7,000 concerts and entertainments were arranged. In the last four years 34 million people have participated in the evenings of culture and entertainment arranged by the organization “Feierabend” which I might translate into English as “The Evening Off.” Seven million have taken part in sport exhibitions, gymnastics, games, etc. On the island of Rügen a large seaside resort is being constructed, which will offer 20,000 an opportunity for recreation and rest.

Sea trips take German workers to Portugal, Madeira, Norway and Italy. By the end of 1937, over 180,000 had made such trips. Recently the German Labor Front launched its own ships, the Wilhelm Gustloff and the Robert Ley, which were especially built and fitted for such sea trips. It is planned to build about 20 steamers for this purpose. The comfort and living conditions in that ship are but little different from those in the great [ocean] liners. Just as on the great luxurious liners, so on the Wilhelm Gustloff and the Robert Ley, you can have your daily bath in fresh water, enjoy running hot and cold water in your cabin, drink ice water, swim in a large pool, play in the sports room, enjoy all the deck games and dance in the evening or attend some entertainment. The land trips which are taken are not different from those arranged by the North German Lloyd or by the Hamburg-America Line. Yet the whole three weeks only cost the sum of 158.37 RM, including the railroad trip from Berlin to Genoa and the railroad trip from Hamburg to Berlin. The usual rule is that only those workers are allowed to take these trips whose income is not over 300 RM per month; most of the participants, indeed, earn less than 200 RM monthly.

All these possibilities of organized consumption, which each year include more people, lead to the fact that the standard of living in Germany cannot be ascertained by the usual methods, and also leads, I would like to say in closing, to the fact that the standard of living in Germany cannot be compared statistically with that in other countries. Therefore, when you read any statistics about the standard of living in Germany, you yourselves will have the impression, after hearing about these trips, etc., that these figures do not give the right picture, since the standard of living in Germany is affected by a number of things which cannot be shown by statistics.


Source: German Economic Policy, by Wilhelm Bauer. Published by the Terramare Office, Berlin, 1939. (This is one of a series of English-language “Terramare” booklets.)


For Further Reading

Richard Grunberger, The Twelve-Year Reich: A Social History of Nazi Germany, 1933-1945 (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971)

Erich Schinnerer, German Law and Legislation (Berlin: Terramare, 1938)

Positive Christianity in the Third Reich

Positive Christianity in the Third Reich

A Message To The Spartans Of The Spirit. . . Soaring Eagles Newsletter, November 03, 2013 by Ingrid Rimland

To all –

In response to one of my Zgrams, I received a brief comment from a German lady (Linda S Schaitberger).

She wrote:

“The future of Germany is not only within Germany, it is also within the hearts of the great diaspora, those Germans all over the world who have awakened to the spirit and soul of their ancestors. We are many.”

I am running a few select portions with her permission.

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The psychological and physical mutilation of Germany
Part I
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The following pages do not pretend to present the rights or wrongs of events of World War Two. They are neither a vindication nor a condemnation of any side of the conflict, nor are they intended as a political statement. They serve only to illustrate the ravages of war as they applied to Germany and to speak to the suffering of the German people, subjects which both tend to evoke hostility, especially when they are presented without the customary prefaces which serve to justify, rationalize, excuse and condone atrocities and crimes carried out AGAINST Germany and the German people.

To understand World War Two, it is imperative to understand World War One, for the second conflict was a tragic and inevitable continuation of the first. (…)

One must look beyond the propaganda, the Hollywood images and comic book presentations of either war to begin to comprehend how and why the utter ruination of this ancient land with its historically profound influence on European culture occurred, and how a rich, powerful nation which enjoyed a positive, even glowing image at the dawn of the twentieth century would be cut off at the knees and relegated to a stature of relative unimportance today.

Long before Germany became a nation, from before the dark ages, she had a more peaceful, less aggressive history than her European neighbors and was the principal participant in less than a quarter of the wars of England, Spain, Russia, or France. By 1914, the new German nation had enjoyed 43 years of peace and prosperity while other nations were embroiled in various global conflicts.

The efficient German Empire was well-respected around the world, having achieved astonishing technical advances: one third of all Nobel Prizes were going to German researchers and inventors. She had a superb educational system and rapidly growing industries. She was the most powerful industrial nation in the world after America. She had surpassed Britain’s economic growth rate, and she also had the most efficient army in the world, the second largest navy and a fledgling Army Air Service.

This all changed almost overnight. The violent anti-German assault was initiated by propagandists representing special interests in Great Britain a decade before World War One even broke out, and then regurgitated to embroil the USA into that conflict. It changed the image of Germany forever.

A pariah was formed in the shape of the loathsome Hun, and the zealous efforts to reinforce that image in words, music and art continued long after the war was over, branding Germany and her people absolutely repugnant in almost every corner of the world.

Probably no other ethnic group has ever been so quickly, so professionally and so intensely assaulted or so thoroughly dehumanized.

Soaring Eagles Newsletter, November 04, 2013
Part II – The psychological and physical mutilation
of Germany
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World War One, the cultural equivalent of the Black Death to Germany, killed the seed of a whole generation. The vindictive Treaty of Versailles burdened Germany with reparations she could never repay without exposing her own people to even more suffering and death. The spitefulness, greedy motives and shortsightedness of the “peace” terms would have terrible effects in the near future.

In their quest to weaken German and Austrian power for their own monetary gain, the victors directly and indirectly abetted the virulent rise of communism which would sweep in and try to take the place of the four world Empires which had been destroyed in the aftermath of this needless conflict.

Germany lost 74.5% of her natural resources, about 13% of her land and had to forsake seven million of her people, including three million Germans in the Sudetenland. The Austrian portion of the Dual Monarchy was deprived of 3/4 of her former area and 3/4 of her people, dooming her to become an insignificant, land-locked state. In their place, the victors at Versailles created a flock of tiny, budding, nationalistic states in a chaotic manner which guaranteed future strife in Europe.

2,000,000 German soldiers were killed in the First World War. 100,000 others were missing and presumed dead and 4,814,557 had been wounded, amounting to 9 to 14 percent of Germany’s pre-war population. 85% of eligible German males had been mobilized at one point or another. In the conflict, millions of others died due to starvation from the venomous hunger blockade and further food shortages, or from influenza and other epidemics. The war changed German society forever.

One-armed, one-legged or one-eyed men, blind men, men with noses torn off or mouths ripped up or only half a face stood begging for food and carrying signs proclaiming “The War Cripples are Starving!” They came home with indelible mental scars as well, some suffering from shell shock or the insidious battle fatigue called “the shivers”. Many lost homes as a result of the German land theft at Versailles, others lost their families. While Germany was in a state of ruin, communist, anarchist and socialist agitators took advantage of the chaos. The veterans received little respect and gratitude for their sacrifices, and their suffering went uncomforted.

The First World War left a legacy not only of bitterness, but of unresolved issues and unfinished business. For Germany, there was simmering resentment at the humiliation imposed upon her and for that which had been unfairly taken from her. Beyond all this, there was overwhelming injustice in the fact that she had been held solely responsible for the entire conflict and was therefore made to suffer twice: from the toll of war itself and, while she was writhing in agony, from the vengefulness and avarice of the victors who had been just as responsible, if not more so, for the war as Germany was.

Soaring Eagles Newsletter, November 05, 2013.
Part III – The Psychological and Physical Mutilation of Germany
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By the end of World War Two, the destruction of Germany was nearly complete. Germany not only lost the War, it lost a massive portion of its physical history, its cultural centers and its intellectual elite.

Millions of her people were lost, both during and after the war: five times as many Germans, both civilians and soldiers, died in the first year after war than died during the course of the entire war, and they lost their lives directly at the hands of others as a result of revenge policies: rape, expulsion, murder, forced “atonement” marches, freezing, slave labor and starvation; millions more were left with lasting physical damage from the shocking post-war brutality visited upon them.

It was amid millions of dazed, homeless people and upon the ruins of hundreds of medieval cities, murdered German prisoners of war, raped German women, starving German children and wandering orphans that the victors performed the coup de grâce: Following unconditional capitulation, Germany was immediately partitioned into four isolated occupation zones, further intensifying its incapacitation and readying it for a controversial, methodically developed, sharply focused and skillfully applied program of psychological assault labeled “re-education”.

This brain-washing program was geared to ensure the rejection of everything that had thus far constituted the national German character and German behavioral patterns that maintain any sort of national identity as well as any pride in German cultural, spiritual and intellectual heritage. This intense campaign structured a “new Germany” to have purely “American values”, and it only allowed to Germany a history which began in 1945 with her defeat, relegating all which had come before as unworthy of remembrance.

This program, which was so psychologically ruthless that it did not allow people to grieve their own losses, was so successful that even sixty some years later, words such as “Heimat”, “Vaterland” or “Volk” remain “dirty words” to the modern German who has been convinced that Germany was “liberated” by having millions of its civilian non-combatants intentionally murdered by Allied bombing.

They remained convinced that Germany was “liberated” by the murder of millions of surrendered German prisoners of war through intentional starvation and exposure, and the murder of millions of refugees as they attempted to flee violent, rampaging, communist hordes who stole their homes.

They have been convinced that Germany was “liberated” by the loss of a third of her ancestral territory and her Eastern provinces, and by the brazen theft of her private and public property, art treasures, historical monuments, cultural institutions and patents.

They have been so deeply shamed that they have allowed collective guilt to be bestowed upon them … and their children and their children’s children, accepting their nation’s future as one spent in a hair shirt of perpetual atonement.

If the present birthrate in Germany continues, their population will have declined by over half, the lowest birth rate in Europe, as it has been for some time. It is exceptionally low in former East Germany, where the city of Chemnitz is thought to have the lowest birth rate in the world. Austria also has one of the lowest birthrates in the world today.

The Allied foreign policy crusade was for victory at any cost, even at the cost of the destruction of traditional values and culture and, if need be, the destruction of the planet itself.

Yet, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to question the necessity and wisdom of that conflict. Indeed, the event we call World War Two is fast becoming off limits to further debate, closer scrutiny, re-evaluation and revision. Those stimulating intellectual activities which, although occasionally uncomfortable and inconvenient, have traditionally taken place after every other conflict in human history in an effort to search for truth and accurately define human events for posterity, have been narrowed in scope in a good part of the world by legislation which restricts free speech by limiting which aspects of that event we can freely speak of and which aspects are criminal to discuss, question or investigate further – surely not a trend indicative of the cherished “democratic values” the victors intended.

Soaring Eagles Newsletter, November 05, 2013
Part IV – The Psychological and Physical Mutilation of Germany
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When people think of the Allied bombing of Germany, “Dresden” automatically springs to mind, surely not Wesel, Nürnberg or Würzburg or the hundreds of other obliterated German towns and cities.

While people uselessly debate the death toll at Dresden, attention is diverted from the 45,000 to 50,000 civilians murdered in the bombing of Hamburg, or the 10,000 people intentionally burned alive in Kassel, where every building in the city center was hit by at least two of 460,000 “fire sticks” dumped on the city to create a firestorm with temperatures of 1500°C.

Neither is anyone aware that 20% of Nordhausen’s civilian population was killed in a mere fifteen minutes or that one out of three Pforzheimers was murdered and thousands more hideously injured from an unnecessary bombing based on nothing more than a rumor.

We were led to believe that a campaign which dropped environmentally catastrophic bombs with the force of major earthquakes, bombs which actually changed weather patterns, exterminated whole species of birds and insects and altered the shape of the map, were all within the normal range of warfare and implemented for the “greater good”, carried out only in cases of sheer and utter necessity.

We accepted the faulty premise that the carefully planned incineration of thousands of innocent women and children was justified. We accepted the preposterous notion that there was only one villain in this conflict, one supreme face of evil that absolved all others of any wrongdoing.

We were led in this direction by a relentless effort still being carried out to both conceal the truth and to excuse criminal behavior.

Until recently, nobody understood fully that the terror bombing of German civilians was not a “friendly fire” mistake, or the result of a bomber missing its mark. We bought the fairy tale that schools, churches, cathedrals and castles were hit only when “enemy soldiers were firing from them” or because some small town mayor “refused to surrender”.

Until the Internet leaked out uncensored, unfiltered information, most of the grim images and graphic accounts of the horror which rained from the skies over Germany were hidden neatly away and free from scrutiny, judgment or condemnation. Mortality figures from Allied bombing, kept top secret for many years, now trickled out, as did photos, personal accounts and old newspaper clippings.

We were led to believe that the Allied bombings delivered on Germany were a legitimate response to an equal number of bombings Germany was delivering on Britain, and the only images of wartime bombings we were exposed to were those carried out by Germany, mainly of the Blitz.

In reality, Germany bombed Britain with a mere five percent of the tonnage that Britain slammed on Germany, and more British bombs fell on the city of Berlin alone than German bombs fell on Britain during the entire war.

The targeting of residential areas of Hamburg was a coldly calculated and intentionally planned mass murder of civilians, and British and American bombers killed over a hundred times as many civilians in that one event as did the German raid on the heavily defended, major industrial center of Coventry, England, which resulted in the loss of around 400 civilian lives.

At about the same time that the scope of the Allied bombing of Germany was suddenly being exposed and re-examined, initiating a murmur of criticism, a monument of British Air Chief Arthur Harris shot up in Britain. Harris, clearly the figure most associated with the bombing destruction, clearly laid out his murderous plans on October 25, 1943:

“The aim is the destruction of German cities, the killing of German workers and the disruption of civilized community life through-out Germany. It should be emphasized that the destruction of houses, public utilities, transport and lives, the creation of a refugee problem on an unprecedented scale, and the breakdown of morale both at home and at the battle fronts by fear of extended and intensified bombing are accepted and intended aims of our bombing policy, they are not by-products of attempts to hit factories.”

Harris was but one of many calling for the utter and total destruction of Germany and her people at any cost, even that of their own men.

Soaring Eagles Newsletter, November 07, 2013
Part V – The Psychological and Physical Mutilation of Germany –
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Initial RAF bombing of military targets was dangerously unsuccessful. Only one out of five bombs reached within five miles of its intended target and nearly half of British bombers were being shot down. Therefore, the British leadership was already coldly studying the idea of terror bombing city centers instead, setting aside morality issues.

By early 1942, members of Churchill’s Cabinet openly suggested that the strategic bombing of Germany be directed against German working-class houses, leaving factories and military objectives alone. This policy was implemented in full in 1942 when, upon his taking over the entire U.K. Bomber Command, Harris issued the following directive:

“It has been decided that the primary objective of your operations should now be focused on the morale of the enemy civil population and in particular, of industrial workers”, a policy intended to terrorize the German population into subjugation.

Technically, Wilhelmshaven, which had been bombed by 25 RAF bombers on Sept. 4, 1939, was the first terror bombing in the war. However, the first well-known deliberate cultural attack on and mass bombing of a historic city was the RAF attack on Lübeck on Palm Sunday, March 28, 1942.

The destruction of Hamburg came on the night of July 27, 1943 and followed a smaller bombing three days earlier. In this second attack, a mix of munitions was used which had a higher proportion of incendiaries, including deadly phosphorus. It was here, not Dresden, that term Feuersturm or firestorm was first used, and at least 45,000 to 55,000 civilians were intentionally murdered in an agonizing manner in the well-crafted firestorm that corralled the population, leaving them no escape.

The heinous ten day long firebombing not only murdered thousands, it left a million people homeless and the historic ancient city wholly obliterated. The choreographed inferno circled the city and spread inward, creating a swirling column of super-heated air which generated ferocious 150 mile per hour tornado-like winds capable of snatching up small children and plucking babies from their mother’s arms.

People were fried to the melting pavement or slowly choked by poison gases in cellars. At the same time the US military denied to the American public that any terror bombing was taking place, they were supplying the British with the napalm-like phosphorous to burn German civilians alive. The chemical cannot be extinguished once ablaze, and the exploding phosphorous bombs sprayed their contents on people in such a way that a horrible death was the inevitable outcome.

With Hamburg, the world media, starting in London, turned the mass murder of German civilian populations into an “acceptable” and “legitimate” method of war, and RAF bombing runs would often be blithely referred to as “Hamburgisations” by their crews from then on.

Aside from the “normal” terror bombings, cities incinerated by these fiendishly crafted firestorms included Dresden, Wuppertal, Hamburg, Remscheid, Kassel, Braunschweig, Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, Darmstadt, Stuttgart, Heilbronn, Ulm, Pforzheim, Mainz, Würzburg and Hildesheim. All suffered an immense amount of civilian casualties.

10,000 died in Kassel’s firestorm. Darmstadt, a harmless classic center of German culture, produced less than two-tenths of one percent of Germany’s total war production, yet, a minimum of ten percent of Darmstadt’s population died as a result of its intentionally created firestorm.

Pforzheim lost one-third of its people. Wurzberg was 89% destroyed with 5,000 civilian deaths, and 90,000 people were left homeless. From July 1944 to January 1945, a low average of 14,000 German civilians, not including countless undocumented refugees, were killed from bombings every month in just the western German areas.

While the US partook in the destruction of some cities, only 6% of American bombs actually fell on German city centers. At the peak of the bombing “war” in 1945, the U.S. Eighth Air Force dropped fully half of its bombs on transportation targets; the figure for the RAF was only 13%.

The RAF Bomber Command would end up killing three German civilians for every one killed by the U.S.A.

Soaring Eagles Newsletter, November 08, 2013.
Part VI – Targeting of the Refugees
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Winston Churchill, 1944: “Expulsion is the method which, in so far as we have been able to see, will be the most satisfactory and lasting. There will be no mixture of populations to cause endless trouble. A clean sweep will be made. I am not alarmed by these transferences.”

The expulsions and genocide carried out by the communists put thousands upon thousands of homeless, wandering refugees on the roads in harm’s way to fulfill Stalin’s objective to “modestly reduce the German population” – and the Allies were more than eager to assist him. These innocent non-combatants, who already suffered from appalling rape, robbery, drowning and enslavement now became targets for bombs as well.

In January 1945, although German defeat was clearly imminent, Harris and Charles Portal, British Chief of the Air Staff during most of the war, further advocated more destruction being visited upon:

“Magdeburg, Leipzig, Chemnitz, Dresden, Breslau, Posen, Halle, Erfurt, Gotha, Weimar, Eisenach, and the rest of Berlin”, in other words, all points refugees were flocking to.

Part of the impetus of the British plan named “Operation Thunderclap” was to target the sorry lot of frantic refugees fleeing from the Red Army, millions of terrified people who had already suffered losing their homes, farms, fathers, sons and husbands, human beings who had already endured brutal rape, theft, starvation and had spent agonizing days and weeks walking on frozen feet to what they hoped was safety.

Bomber Command was ordered to attack their anticipated destinations in order to, in their own words, “cause confusion in the evacuation from the east,” referring not to retreating troops, but to these civilian refugees (only secondarily, to “hamper the movements of troops from the west”).

Portal was even more zealous than Harris. He was promoted to marshal of the Royal Air Force in June 1944 and in February, 1945 he was present at the Yalta Conference which laid the blueprint for the deaths and relocation of millions of German civilians in the east.

In early 1944, after much of Germany was already in ruins, Portal strongly argued for using his hugely increased bomber force to not only continue to carry out its murderous precision bombing, but to even more indiscriminately “area bomb” all German cities with populations exceeding 100,000 into total and complete oblivion, confident that this would lead to “victory” within six months.

What it led to was mass slaughter.

When ordering the bombing of Chemnitz following the destruction of Dresden, the Allied commander stated the motive to his pilots:

“The reason you are going there tonight is to finish off the refugees who managed to escape Dresden.”

Women, children and old folks, human beings, were now to be shot at and incinerated under the approved guidelines both the British and Americans had set in place and implemented to eliminate the future “refugee problem” for their Soviet allies. (…)

By February 3, 1945, there was no surprise when Berlin was attacked again in bombing orchestrated by Spaatz, this time killing another 25,000 people, including thousands more undocumented refugees.

City after city was destroyed after Germany’s doom was obvious, and under “Operation Clarion” smaller towns and cities were incinerated under the flimsiest of pretexts. Nürnberg was attacked because it was an “ideological” center, and likewise, Bayreuth and other small, ancient cities.

“We have got to be tough with Germany and I mean the German people, not just the Nazis. You either have to castrate the German people or you have got to treat them in such a manner so they can’t just go on reproducing people who want to continue the way they have in the past.” (Roosevelt)

Centuries old castles, cathedrals, medieval villages and ancient libraries were at this late stage all needlessly lost forever. Bach’s, Goethe’s and Durer’s birth houses, Martin Luther landmarks, Leipzig’s ancient book district, the grand cathedrals, were all now deemed legitimate targets. Towns having little or nothing to do with the war effort and with no military significance were needlessly obliterated at this point in unnecessary and simply devastating vengeance attacks on civilian populations.

The most intense period of bombing occurred between January and May of 1945 when German cities were virtually defenseless. The Allies then bombed German cities “round the clock”.

“You must understand that this war is not against Hitler or National Socialism, but against the strength of the German people, which is to be smashed once and for all, regardless of whether it is in the hands of Hitler or a Jesuit priest.” Winston Churchill

The mounting devastation of European heritage had already been raised in vain in British parliament by the Bishop of Chichester on February 9, 1944. The Bishop begged for a more humane approach:

“In the fifth year of the war it must be apparent to any but the most complacent and reckless how far the destruction of European culture has already gone. We ought to think once, twice and three times before destroying the rest.”

His words fell on deaf ears and he was ruthlessly vilified.

There were abysmal British losses from the time Arthur Harris took charge of the expanded bombing operations until the end of war, yet Harris only allowed 26 per cent of Bomber Command’s attacks to be directed against Germany’s remaining oil facilities between January and May of 1945, while he fanatically continued to concentrate his resources on civilian area bombing, a policy which not only murdered thousands more civilians unnecessarily, but killed hundreds of his own men as well.

“There are no innocent civilians. Nowadays you fight a people, not armed forces.” General Le May

In March of 1945, after the dirty deeds were done and hundreds of German cities and towns lay in ruins, Churchill, ever the politician, “distanced himself” from the homicidal bombing campaign after Dresden’s destruction resulted at long last in some unfavorable publicity. He wrote that “the destruction of Dresden remains a serious query against the conduct of Allied Bombing”. Even so, with the German military/industrial complexes already in ruins, the British and Americans compiled new “hit lists” which included wanton civilian attacks on mainly small, rural towns that had not yet been assaulted and whose populations were praying for peace.

In the vicinity of the great castle of Mad King Ludwig lies Ellingen, a small town in Bavaria which had 1,500 inhabitants, most of them farmers. Ellingen had nothing of military value to attack and was totally unprepared on February 23, 1945 when 25 American bombers dumped 285 high explosive bombs on the hamlet in a surprise attack which left 120 bomb craters and killed the town’s farm animals along with 98 villagers.

U.S. General Frederick Anderson explained that these late stage terror bombings were NOT carried out to shorten the war but rather to teach the Germans a lesson:

“If Germany was struck all over it will be passed on, from father to son, thence to grandson, as a deterrent for the initiation of future wars”.

This “noble” sentiment can no longer excuse the fact that at the dismal end of war, countless thousands of innocent civilians were needlessly roasted alive and forced to watch their children die in agony. Women in villages across Germany struggled to climb up church steeples, water towers and roof tops to drape white sheets hoping for mercy which was not given.

Allied bombing destroyed 3.5 million homes, leaving more than 20 million Germans homeless. It destroyed 2000 medieval houses in Frankfurt, 1000 in Hildesheim, 1000 in Nuremburg, 2000 in Braunschweig and thousands of others elsewhere.

Only three medieval German cities, Bamberg, Heidelberg and Göttingen, remained, for the most part, intact. It wiped out such architectural gems as the Baroque center and Archbishop’s Residenz in Wurzburg, the Residenz in Munich, the Hanseatic cities of Lubeck and Bremen, all of Dresden, the Prussian royal palaces at Potsdam and countless others.

Most major German town and cities suffered total destruction to their historic inner city areas of at least 90%: Augsburg, Aachen, Cologne, Leipzig, Dortmund, Stuttgart, Freiburg, Hamburg, Kassel, Magdeburg, Mannheim, Nürnberg, Worms, and many, many more.

The most mind-boggling fact is that most of the destruction occurred in the months of February and March 1945, just weeks before the German surrender, when German defenses were minimal or absent and the war was all but over. Over 80 million incendiary sticks were dropped on German cities by war’s end. The human death count may never be known, but to this day continues, inexplicably and unforgivably, to be intentionally lowered to an unbelievable and unrealistic level by whichever current formula is popular among conformist social scientists and easy to digest by a public unwilling to give up their heroes.

Soaring Eagles Newsletter, November 09, 2013
Part VII – Expulsion of the Ethnic Germans: An Overview –
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“Since the end of the war about 3,000,000 people, mostly women and children and aged men, have been killed in eastern Germany and south-eastern Europe; about 15,000,000 people have been deported or had to flee from their homesteads and are on the road. About 25 per cent of these people, over 3,000,000, have died. About 4,000,000 men and women have been deported to Eastern Europe and Russia as slaves. It seems that the elimination of the German population of Eastern Europe – at least 15,000,000 people – was planned in accordance with decisions made at Yalta.”

The story of the expulsion of Eastern European Germans, which ended close to 1,000 years of German presence in areas now considered to be parts of Poland, the Czech Republic, Russia and other Eastern European states, has not been fairly regarded as the epochal event that it was: the most horrendous ethnic cleansing in the history of the world and one which changed the ethnic face of Europe. The expulsions resulted in the largest exchange of population in European history and were the result of three undeniably predominant factors: Greed, politics and revenge.

A generation is dying or already dead, a generation of human beings who hold in their hearts and minds the memory of being violently torn from a cherished homeland and subjected to barbarities few of us can even imagine. They bore witness to catastrophic and untold hardships which we are forbidden from referring to as genocide. Soon, their voices will be silent.

Alone, the expulsion of millions of Prussian Germans between 1944 and 1947 was accomplished in an immensely sinister manner, yet it is an event that has been ignored, minimized or rationalized by the mainstream media.

Most countries which once had a substantial ethnic German presence no longer do. Entire ethnic German cities and regions vanished in the aftermath of World War Two. When Stalin promised a “modest reduction in the German Population” to Churchill and Roosevelt, his homicidal plans were greeted with a wink and a nod, and that goal was accomplished with lethal zeal. Although, as in the case with mortality figures from Allied bombing, the number of victims is relentlessly downsized, these violent expulsions displaced and murdered millions of innocents in any case.

Agreeing to Stalin’s murderous plans to uproot both Poles and Germans, Churchill said in the House of Commons in 1944:

“Expulsion is the method which, in so far as we have been able to see, will be the most satisfactory and lasting. There will be no mixture of populations to cause endless trouble. A clean sweep will be made. I am not alarmed by these transferences.”

In November 1944, President Franklin Roosevelt agreed, and chief advisors to both Roosevelt and Churchill argued for a solution to the “German problem” as calculated and as chilling as Stalin’s.

Soaring Eagles Newsletter, November 10, 2013.
The Psychological and Physical Mutilation of Germany -Part VIII
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Aside from countless German civilians who fled in advance of the Red Army and were bombed, drowned or shot at, since the British and Americans agreed at Yalta to redraw historic German borders, they abetted, authorized and encouraged the deportation of millions of ethnic German civilians and gave to vengeance-fueled Communist governments the power for who, where and how these citizens would be deported, a power which would inevitably be greatly abused.

Chaos, kidnapping, rape, thievery and mass murder were the order of the day. Poles, Czechs and others, with the assistance of the Red Army, sometimes gave the populations of whole German villages only minutes to vacate their homes. The Germans were either collected by force or ordered to gather at a central location where selected individuals were ripped from the group and beaten, executed, or dragged off for slave labor in a ruthless process which even tore children from their mothers’ arms.

The evicted Germans were methodically stripped of their most personal and dearest possessions before being taken to train stations where they were indecently prodded for hidden valuables, shoved aboard cars without adequate food, water or sanitation facilities, and speedily shipped to occupation zones in Germany where they were simply dumped.

Others were forced to walk hundreds of miles to destinations which were often in rubble, and few of them reached these destinations with even a handbag left in their possession. Many died on the roadside from disease, exposure or starvation. Forbidden to ever return home, all of their worldly goods were confiscated.

But many never made it to a home in Germany. Thousands were deported for forced labor in the USSR after Secret Order 7161 of 1944 issued by USSR State Defense Committee made possible the internment of all adult Germans from Romania, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Bulgaria. About ten per cent of the victims died just in the course of transportation to Russia as a result of hunger, murder and cold.

Half of the so-called ‘repatriated displaced persons’ died in camps, one of the worst being the Kolyma Camp. The numbers of deaths and expulsions sky-rocketed at war’s end. In the USSR, over 75% of German civilian slaves worked the mines in Ukraine and 11% worked in the Urals. By 1946, out of the German “arrested internees”, 39% died, and of 875,000 other German civilians who were abducted and transported to the camps, over 50% perished.

Labor camps for Germans existed not only in the Soviet Union, but in almost all the regions from which Germans were displaced, the last ones not being closed until 1950. In Poland and areas under Polish administration, there were 1,255 camps: 6,048 out of about 8,000 people died in Lamsdorf camp alone.

In Czechoslovakia, 2,061 camps existed: in the Mährisch-Ostrau camp around 350 people were tortured to death by early July 1945. In Yugoslavia, there were gruesome death camps: the Red Cross found 1,562 camps and prisons there. By May of 1945, practically all of the Yugoslav Germans who did not flee in time were living and dying in camps.

The standard, unrevised estimates which have stood for sixty years say that between 1945 and 1950, from 11,730,000 to 15,000,000 German civilians fled and/or were expelled from the eastern territories of Germany proper and from the Eastern European countries. Other estimates were much higher.

“Population transfers”, from highest to lowest, were from former eastern Germany, then Czechoslovakia next, then Poland, Danzig, Yugoslavia, Romania, Hungary, the Baltic states and, lastly, the USSR. And besides the forced expulsion and murder of millions of these people, at least another 3.1 million simply “disappeared” during the expulsion/liquidation process.

But figures do not tell the story. They are not only untrustworthy, they are inconsequential. The consistent “debates” which take place over mere numbers and petty statistics serve only to deflect attention from the real issue: the intentional persecution of innocent people, whether they be one thousand or fifteen million, and a wrong which history has thus far not set right.

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Schutzstaffel: SS Officers Inspired By Teutonic Knights

Der Bannerträger ("The Standard Bearer"), by Hubert Lanzinger, circa 1935 Austrian-born artist Lanzinger (1880-1950) painted this work in oils on a wood panel. It was first displayed at the Great German Art Exhibition in Munich in 1937. Heinrich Hoffmann, Hitler’s official photographer and an exhibition judge, had the image made into a postcard around 1938. After the war, a U.S. soldier pierced the painting with a bayonet. It was then transferred to the U.S. Army Art Collection, German War Art Collection, where it remains to this day. U.S. Army Center of Military History, Washington, D.C.

Der Bannerträger (“The Standard Bearer”), by Hubert Lanzinger, circa 1935
Austrian-born artist Lanzinger (1880-1950) painted this work in oils on a wood panel. It was first displayed at the Great German Art Exhibition in Munich in 1937.
Heinrich Hoffmann, Hitler’s official photographer and an exhibition judge, had the image made into a postcard around 1938. After the war, a U.S. soldier pierced the painting with a bayonet. It was then transferred to the U.S. Army Art Collection, German War Art Collection, where it remains to this day.
U.S. Army Center of Military History, Washington, D.C.

During the Third Reich, posters throughout Germany presented Hitler as a Teutonic Knight, fighting to restore the medieval greatness of the Holy Roman Empire.

The Teutonic Knights were originally known as the “Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem”. They created by the German Catholic Knights who defeated the Jews and Muslims during the Crusades.

The Teutonic Knights were soldier-priests who took vows to the Pope and the Holy Roman Emperor. After the Crusades ended in 1291, the knights returned to Europe.

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II decided to use the order for a “Northern Crusade” into Eastern Europe. The Teutonic Knights led invasions into Hungary, Poland, and Estonia.

Later, Emperor Louis IV gave them the imperial privilege to conquer all of Lithuania and Russia. Following the Protestant Reformation, the knights largely returned to defend the Catholic Church in Germany.

The Teutonic Knights were a major force within the Holy Roman Empire. They were trusted with the task of protecting the Holy Lance and the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire. They stood guard in the King’s Chapel located in Nuremberg Castle, guarding the sacred relics.

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As the Holy Roman Empire nearby dissolved following the Protester crowd, the Teutonic Knights could no longer protect the Holy Lance and Crown Jewels. As Napoleon approached in 1796, the treasures were hidden and later sent to Vienna, Austria.

Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler were both deeply interested in ancient history, Catholic mysticism [do NOT confuse this with the “occult” aka Kabbalah], and the military campaigns of the Holy Roman Emperors. Himmler was specifically interested in the Teutonic Knights and his worldview was shaped by the order of medieval soldier-priests.

The Schutzstaffel was created in 1925, giving personal protection to Hitler at public functions and events. Heinrich Himmler joined that same year, and eventually took over the organization in 1929.

Under Himmler’s control, the SS transformed and resembled the Teutonic Knights. Their official colors were black and white, the same used by the medeival soldier-priests. In 1933, Professor Karl Diebitsch and Walter Heck designed new all-black uniforms, influenced by the same design the Catholic knights wore in the Middle Ages.

Heinrich Himmler told his officers, “Never forget, we are a knightly order.”

The Schutzstaffel had the same ancestry qualifications as the Teutonic Knights, requiring members prove their German heritage for three generations. The SS also began its own “Northern Crusade”, reconquering the same land in Eastern Europe the Catholic knights had taken.

Most importantly though, the SS officers and the Teutonic Knights were both given the important task of protecting the Holy Lance and the Crown Jewels of the Roman Empire.

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The SS placed an intense emphasis upon elitism and portrayed themselves as part of an elite order which “explicitly modelled on an a historical version of religious order of the Teutonic Knights.

Himmler renovated the Wewelsburg Castle, located deep in the sacred Teutoburg Forest. The castle became a masterpiece of late renaissance architecture. It became the SS officer training academy, where soldiers prepared for knighthood with spiritual and intellectual training exercises.

He was fascinated by the rites and traditions of the Holy Roman Emperors. A replica of the Holy Lance was kept on his desk. Replicas of the imperial crown, scepter, and orb were put in glass display cases in the castle museum.

Himmler named his personal section of the castle after King Heinrich I, his patron saint. He decorated his room with a medieval bed, armchair, and suit of armor. He designed another portion of the castle for Hitler, which was named and decorated in honor of Frederick the Great.

He was inspired by the past to build his dream of a new Reich. In the castle museum was a miniature display of an old-fashioned farmhouse with a straw roof.

This display included dollhouse figures of Aryan men, women, and children dressed in simple clothing. Across from the small house was a tiny furnace with a burning fire. Miniature horses and sheep grazed in large green fields

It was a glimpse into paradise, a symbol of medieval German simplicity and abundance.

Himmler was inspired by medieval Europe and supported Hitler’s plan to restore the Holy Roman Empire. Therefore, the Schutzstaffel was created to function as the holy knights of the Third Reich.

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No its not the “Black Sun” Coined by the Cross of the Redeemer, which is also the mark of the Order, the congregation put itself completely under the protection of Mary, the mother of God, following its true origin. Saint Elisabeth of Hungary remains its shining example in terms of unselfish help for those in need for the sake of Christ. Saint George, the faithful martyr, lights them their way in the courageous efforts for the Christian faith. The foundation of our Order gave responses to concrete necessities of the place and the time. Ever since its beginnings, it is an ideal of the Order to serve those in need for Christ’s sake with unconditional love. In the increasingly powerful misery of the time, the Order was assigned the additional task of protecting the Christian faith against the enemies of Christ. This inspiration, which was part of the small and initially time-influenced beginning of the Order, proved to be a response to a call of God to the people who – following Christ – are prepared to reply to concrete desperate situations in the Church and the world. The Apostolic See awarded the Order with the exemption back then in acknowledging the Order’s efforts, which it confirms now and again. The Order preserved the privilege of the direct submission to the Chair of Peter until today. We owe obedience to the Holy Father as highest Superior, also by virtue of the vow. The German Order today acts charitably in nursing the ill, the old, the poor and the needy in the ever changing forms of social care, in works of Christian upbringing and education for children, juveniles and adults. The Order’s efforts for the kingdom of Christ is no longer the temporary battle with the sword, but – according to the sound tradition of the Order – rather the fight in the mental dispute, the protection of the defenceless, the pastoral care of people. This is why also today the Order dedicates itself to the protection and creation of the Kingdom of God, serving the universal church and the local churches. Brothers, sisters and associates strive for this goal in close cooperation. They are thus followers of Christ in order to participate in His work of salvation. Rules of the Teutonic Knights of St. Mary’s house in Jerusalem, No. 3 – 7.

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The official motto of the SS was Meine Ehre heißt Treue” (My Honour is Loyalty). Like the Teutonic Knights, they took a vow, practiced chivalry, and devoted themselves to God.

As leader of the Schutzstaffel, Heinrich Himmler required his officers to read and memorize a book he wrote called “50 Questions and Answers for the SS-Man”:

“The first question is: “What is your oath?”
The answer is: “We swear to you, Adolf Hitler, loyalty and bravery as leader and chancellor of the German Reich. We vow to you and to the principles laid down by you obedience to the point of death. So help us God!
The second question is: “Thus you believe in a God?”
The answer is: “Yes, I believe in a Lord God.”
The third question is: “What do you think of a person who does not believe in a God?”
The answer is: “I consider him arrogant, stupid, and a megalomaniac; he is not suited for us.”

In 1937, Himmler explained “Be in no doubt that we would not be able to be this body of men bound by a solemn oath if we did not have the firm belief in a Lord God who rules over us, who has created us and our Fatherland, our people and this earth, and who sent us our leader.”

He further wrote: “We have the holy conviction that according to the eternal laws of this world we are accountable for every deed, for every word, and every thought, that nothing our mind thinks up, our tongue speaks, and our hand does is completed with the act itself, but is a cause which will have its effect, which in an inevitable, inexorable cycle redounds on ourselves and our people in the form of a blessing or curse. Believe me, men with this conviction are anything but atheists.”

Die Göttliche Ordnung. (God’s Eternal Order/Law)

In dieses Rechtsbild gehört die heilige Überzeugung unserer Vorfahren, daß alles, was es an Leben auf dieser Erde gab und gibt, von Gott geschaffen und von Gott beseelt sei. Törichte, böswillige und dumme Leute haben daraus die Fabel, das Greuelmärchen gemacht, als hätten unsere Vorfahren Götter und Bäume angebetet. Nein, sie waren nach uraltem Wissen und uralter Lehre von der göttlichen Ordnung dieser ganzen Erde, der ganzen Pflanzen- und der ganzen Tierwelt überzeugt.
(In this obeying unalterable laws are included the sacred belief of our ancestors, that everything on this earth was created by God and inspired by God. Only foolish, malicious and stupid people created this pagan fable, the horror stories, that our ancestors worshipped gods and trees. No, they were convinced in God’s ancient knowledge and ancient teachings of His Divine Order of this world, wherein we were created in His image and where the plant and the animal world co-exists.) – Heinrich Himmler. [Die Schutzstaffel als antibolschewistische Kampforganisation (The SS as an Anti-Bolshevik Fighting Organization)]

In ideological training I forbid every attack against Christ as a person, since such attacks or insults that Christ was a Jew are unworthy of us and certainly untrue historically.
– Heinrich Himmler, Bundesarchiv Berlin-Zehlendorf, 28 June 1937: Berlin

Gott Mit Uns! (Isaiah 7:14 & Matthew 1:23), Atheism was banned within the SS with all SS men being required to list themselves as Protestant, Catholic or “believer in God” (Methodists) (German: Gottgläubig [not Odin/Wodan gläubig]), BUT GOD WITH US!

(To the Germans it was a rallying cry, “a Christian as well as an Imperial motto, the expression of German religious, political and ethnic single-mindedness, or the numerous unity of God’s altar, throne and Volk”) – most people get so confused with Heinrich Himmler and the “Ahnenerbe”, which in simple English terms means Ancestral Heritage (not pagan heritage, if it was pagan, it would be called “heidnischen Erbe”)

In Talmudic Yewbrew notzri (pronounced “nazi”), literally “Followers of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,” means “a Christian;” being that the Third Reich was the most Christianized Nation in Europe.

In the Wewelsburg castle there was also a Christian Chapel — The Latin inscription above the entrance “Domus mea domus orationis vocabitur” (My House shall be called a House of Prayer) reminds of the prince-episcopalian chapel which was placed in the ground floor of the tower originally (before the allies covered it up for the world to know about it).

The green mosaic “sun wheel” is in fact a representation of Christ  (John 8:12) and His Disciples in The Last Supper! The sun represents the Holy Scriptures, the Gospels (Malachi 4:2), “sun of righteousness”, symbolic of Christ.

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