Late August, comments

On April 14, 1945, Himmler telegraphed the following command to the camp commanders of Dachau and Flossenburg: “There is to be no question of surrender. The camp must be evacuated immediately. Not a single living prisoner must fall into the hands of the enemy.”
Nuremberg laws given to US National Archives from Huntington library
Two of his speeches: 1942, calls for “elimination of Europe’s Jews.”
1944, threatens Hungary because Horthy won’t give up his “Jews.”
The Red Army’s one million man attack on Japanese troops in Asia, helped end the war. Forgotten by historians.

The Bunker:
Günther Schwägermann, helped burn Hitler and Eva’s bodies. Is alive, but not much interviewed today.

Von Loringhoven (d. ) One of the last men in the bunker. “He maintains that the divide between the army and the Nazi elite was very real and that although there were rumours, no-one discussed the fate of the Jews in top military circles. It was “taboo” he says. Asked for his abiding memory of Hitler 60 years on? He pauses at first, then says simply: “He was a terrible creation. Yes, a being, but a being full of evil and cruelty… he was a monster.”
Women in Nazi Germany:

“What does it matter to you what happens to female Jews?” he said to the woman [Henrietta von Schirach]. Every day, thousands of his men fall while “the inferior” survive–the “balance” in Europe was being undermined. “What will become of Europe in one hundred, one thousand years? I am committed by duty to my people alone, to nobody else!”

Christa Schroeder, Hitler’s personal secretary. From : “He was my Chief”.
Leni Riefenstahl

Leni : “Today, it’s easy to say that I made a pact with the devil, now we know all the terrible things he did and got others to do. But we didn’t know then. ”

Nazi “political Correctness”: Walter Schultze in 1939 “state that “the reorganization of the entire university system must begin with people who understand that freedom has limits and conform to National Socialist thinking.”

Christopher Hitchens published an article on ‘antisemitism’ in the Sept Atlantic magazine. It looks good.

evidence of Nazi use of poison gas and other gas:­­ticle.php?ModuleId=10005131
Liberation of the camps by the Allied armies.
The deniers can’t answer this question – why was carbon monoxide gas as well as zyklon b residue found in the gas chambers at Majdanek?

SS man Hermann Vogel, who served at Majdanek, stated:

“That day, in addition – to the people who were brought from the city, eight thousand four hundred persons were taken from the Lublin Camp and shot. I, know the exact figure because next day official information concerning the extermination of eight thousand four hundred persons was sent to the storehouse where I worked, as we had to check their clothing.”­ttenCamps/Camps/MajdanekReport­.html

b) the register of deaths in the so-called “Lager-Lazarett,” but actually the register of those exterminated, in which the names of a considerable number of dead persons of different nationalities are recorded. In March 1944 alone, of one thousand six hundred and fifty-four prisoners who died, six hundred and fifteen were Russians, two hundred and forty-seven Poles, one hundred and eight French, seventy-four Yugoslavs, whiIe the rest belonged to other nationalities inhabiting the countries of Western Europe.


It occurred to me that the Dachau museum doesn’t want to show the exact method of killing people in a small enclosed place to visitors, and hence they removed some of the facilities, most likely, involved in such a beastly process.

There are German documents pertaining to the use of gas chambers at the camps. Obviously there are no gas chambers left at Treblinka, Belzec, and Sobibor, since the Nazis dismantled most of the facilities at the end of the war. Hence, Dachau is used as an educational center for tours. So they use Dachau to show what they can about the camp system. It is clear that Dachau was used as a training center by the Nazis for their own staff , including Doctors , SS men, and Camp Commandants.

“The churches collected information from clergy and laity living in the vicinity of the death machine and therefore had a very accurate picture of what was really happening. ”­/indifferentworld.htm

Mauthausen gas chamber:
**From all the documents and indications available, it is clear that between March 1942 and 28 April 1945, gassings claimed more than five thousand victims at Mauthausen (see note 39). Most of them were Soviet citizens, but there were many Czechs, Slovaks, and Poles as well, and, in the last period of the murders, mostly members of the Austrian resistance, though also Germans, Italians, Yugoslavs, Frenchmen, and citizens of other countries.

from: Nazi Mass Murder, a documentation of use of Poison Gas.

“SS Martin Roth” , convicted in Germany by German-led courts on charges of gassing prisoners at MAUTHAUSEN. There is conclusive evidence the Nazi doctors sent people to gas chambers, as the trials proved.
Two errors on Furtherglory:
1. Treblinka was not a ‘transit camp” ; the trains rolled WEST from the Soviet Union to Treblinka.

2. the Israelis did in fact make an attempt to find Mengele at the same time as they were sent to capture Eichmann. He had been alerted by someone, and escaped.

Well, I see that ‘furtherglory’ decided to respond at last. He only responded to two questions: 1. about the death marches, in which thousands of people were indeed shot as they were marched out of camps like Auschwitz. I doublechecked and found that prisoners from Stutthof did NOT go to labor camps, but were killed , proving my point. Others were sent to work in factories, yes, but in slave-like conditions that killed them. So he is again being disingenuous.
Here is the best one page reproof I’ve ever read of Holocaust denial/revisionism. Warning….

Amazon is a great source for info on other’s comments on books. But this has to be the most amazing claim of the day:

The monumental chestnut tree that cheered Anne Frank while she was in hiding from the Nazis was toppled by wind and heavy rain on Monday.
Holocaust victim’s message to the word “Forget Us NOT”. (nowuhave)

Living Nazi supports denial:
Hajo Hermann celebrated his 95th birthday in 2008, and has continued his public appearances into 2010. As a former Wehrmacht colonel, he is one of the highest ranked German Wehrmacht officers still alive as of August 2010.[1]
Among others, he defended the deniers of the holocaust : Otto Ernst Remer, David Irving and Fred A. Leuchter.

Stahlberg, Alexander (1990). Bounden Duty: The Memoirs of a German Officer, 1932–1945. London: Brassey’s. ISBN 3-548-33129-7

The German army (Wehrmacht) was cognizant of what the SS and SD were doing. Manstein’s adjutant Stahlberg observed that the former did not “take note” of the atrocities.

Contains an interesting comment on the “Nuremberg Laws”.
Review of bio of Simon Wiesenthal

“In the bitterly contested matter of the capture of Adolf Eichmann, for instance, he finds that Wiesenthal does deserve much credit for bringing the Nazi war criminal’s hideout in Argentina to the attention of the Israeli, German and American authorities, who took years to act—though he also describes Wiesenthal’s subtle manoeuvres to increase his share of the glory afterwards.

“His reputation, as well as a superb memory and a knack for networking, made him a magnet for countless scraps of information about suspected war criminals which he passed on to the authorities, badgering them relentlessly to make arrests. He battled official indifference, anti-Semitic attacks and, for many years, a chronic lack of funds.”

another nazi died
Theodor Maunz (* 1st September 1901 in Dachau, † 10th September 1993 in Munich) was a German Verwaltungsrechtler, during both the National Socialism and in the Federal Republic of Germany worked. He is one , as well as Carl Schmitt, Karl Larenz, Otto Koellreutter, Herbert Krueger and Ernst ForsthoffTo the academic lawyers who have sought to gain through their work to the Nazi regime legal legitimacy. “This system has [… replaced ] the old Gesetzmäßigkeitsgrundsatz since the place of the old law , the will of the leader is replaced. ”
Martin Heidegger,
considered one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century, was also a member of the Nazi Party and in 1933 he was elected rector of the University of Freiburg. In his inaugural address he proclaimed “Germany’s student body is on the march… the much celebrated ‘academic freedom’ is being banished from the German university; for this freedom was not genuine, since it was only negative.”

It appears Heidegger was committed to Nazism. He wrote “the German people must choose its future, and this future is bound to the Führer.” The philosopher was also involved in the dismissal of Jewish faculty from the university and disdainful treatment towards his former Jewish colleagues and friends, such as fellow philosopher Edmund Husserl.

After the war Heidegger was subjected to denazification and forbidden to lecture from 1945 to 1951. However, in a strange and never fully understood twist of fate, his former student and mistress, Hannah Arendt, who was Jewish, defended him and supported his rehabilitation as a public figure. His ideas deeply influenced French philosophy, including such luminaries as Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida.

For many years revisionism in the academy meant that the Nazi connections of Heidegger, in fact his influence on Nazism and his own involvement in it, were covered up. Any mention of it was met with disapproval. After all, had Heidegger been a Nazi, why would his former Jewish student and fellow intellectual, Arendt, defend him? In fact it was not until Emanuel Faye published Heidegger: The Introduction of Nazism in Philosophy in 2005 in France that the subject gained widespread attention. Even today in philosophy departments the truth about Heidegger’s influence and the need for philosophy to account for his Nazism is not acknowledged. Like the hostile reaction to Rössler’s exposing of Christaller, any discussion of Heidegger is frowned upon.

What has never been examined in detail is that fact that Christaller and Heidegger were not only contemporaries but probably knew one another. Christaller studied philosophy at the University of Freiburg in 1913. In that same year Heidegger was putting the finishing touches to his doctorate at the same university. Heidegger was a professor at Freiburg from 1928 to 1934. It is not clear where Christaller was located from 1934 to 1936, but in 1937 he also returned to Freiburg.

They were not the only Nazi academics at Freiburg in those years.


And this very interesting comment from Alois Brunner
In 1987, in a telephone interview, he told the Chicago Sun Times:
“The Jews deserved to die. I have no regrets. If I had the chance I would do it again…”­iewtopic.php?t=25012

Great info on all the resources on the Holocaust

We know that for instance the former German Democratic Republic (DDR) did imprison and execute a number of war-criminals — 52 persons, but with the exception of Heribert Schwan and Helgard Hendrichs “Der SS-Mann. Leben und Sterben eines Mörders”, little is known about this — to my knowledge insofar. But as Walters himself writes in his foreword this is a book — not a website with endless capacity.

About the hunt for Nazis post-war: Walters book “Hunting Evil”

The Prosecutor specified a number of Allied countries from which, he claimed, many of the persons gassed had originated. Wilhelm Bahr told how he himself had gassed two hundred Russians. Perry Broad mentioned Jews from Belgium, Holland, France, Czechoslovakia and Poland, among those gassed at Auschwitz


Trial of IG Farben for zyklon B in camps; also Pohl Case.


Natzweiler , the Waffen SS left behind a rare document in which, contrary to the coded terminology generally employed by the Nazis, specific mention was made of “the construction of a gas chamber at Struthof.”

source:, wikipedia

Finally, the inheritors of IG Farben Company admit that there was a death camp at Auschwitz.Birkenau -Monowitz.

Participation in the T4-action [edit]
Conti was one of the persons, which was in January 1940 at the old Brandenburg prison, the killing of people in a gas chamber and for comparison purposes with the killing presented injections. Conti should have made it even injections. [7] This so-called “Brandenburg test gassing” was part of the preparation of the Action T4, the mass killing of sick and disabled. In addition to the “euthanasia” programs, Leonardo Conti was also involved in typhus experiments at Buchenwald concentration camp. [3]

dead 1945

The Nazis used a machine called Enigma to communicate from the field in crypted code to the HQ in Berlin. This is how AH had knowledge of the ongoing Holocaust. BUT unbeknownst to him, the Polish and British Mathematicians at Bletchley Park had cracked the Nazi code in 1941. The attempt by David Irving and others to exculpate AH from the Holocaust is absurd.


During the month of September, 1941, Action Group A, consisting of around eight hundred men, and commanded by SS General Otto Ohlendorf, was operating on the Russian southern front. In the period, 16th to 30th September, in the area around Nikolaev, and including the town of Cherson, they rounded up and massacred 35,782 Soviet citizens, mostly Jews. This was the figure reported to Hitler from the SD office, in a letter dated October 2, 1942.

Yugoslavia, 2008
ZAGREB, Croatia – The funeral of a former Nazi concentration camp commander was used to celebrate his crimes, a Jewish human rights group said Tuesday and urged Croatia’s president to investigate.

Jewish group condemns Nazi funeral – Yahoo! News (broken link)
Dinko Sakic

Read more:­/world/393641-news-jewish-grou­p-condemns-nazi-funeral.html#i­xzz0xnA4M2Pn


Erich von Manstein :
Hitler’s master strategist /

Benoît Lemay; Pierce Heyward
English Book Book 540 p., [6] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
Havertown, Pa. : Casemate, ; ISBN: 9781935149262 : 1935149261 :

Manstein was one of the most prominent commanders of Germany’s World War II armed forces and one of the best military strategists of the entire war. This book provides a full portrait of Manstein including his campaigns and an analysis of what kept him involved with Hitler’s cause.
Army Group South :
rear area security and the Holocaust, 1941-1943 /

Antonio J Muñoz
English Book Book 141 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Queens, N.Y. : Academic Pub. Group, ; ISBN: 1891227998 9781891227998

Covers the activities of the German security divisions, police battalions and secret field police units (Geheim Feldpolizei) in the Army Group South area from 1941-1943.Contents: Introduction — The debate about German army participation in the murder of the Soviet civilian and Soviet Jewish population in the USSR — The German campaign in Russia : legalization of murder — Anti-partisan forces and SS killing units in the Ukraine — Anti-partisan warfare : a pretext for murder, 1941-1942 — Fall Blau : the security divisions and the Stalingrad campaign — Conclusions — Appendix I. Tactical and operational history of the rear area security forces 1941-1943 — Appendix 2. Communications network in the region of Ukraine and Southern Russia, 12 September 1941 — Appendix 3. Communications network for the SS and police in the USSR, 1941 — Appendix 4. Operations in forest area by Novo Moskov-Pavlograd, Dec, 9th 1941-Jan. 1st 1942 — Appendix 5. Order of battle of the 444th 454th security divisions schematic Kriegsgliederung of the 444th Security Division, 1942 — Appendix 6. Nazi anti-semitic propaganda posters used in the USSR — Appendix 7. Special insignia of the Geheime Feldpolizei — Appendix 8. Some illegal decrees employed by the Ostheer during the Russian campaign.

Vernichtungskrieg : War of Extermination
the Wehrmacht’s atrocities in the Soviet Union 1941-1945 /

Paul M Blomerth
English Book Book : Thesis/dissertation/manuscript Archival Material Archival Material iii, 96 leaves ; 28 cm.

On 22 June 1941, Nazi Germany began its war of annihilation against the Soviet Union, codenamed Operation Barbarossa. This campaign witnessed the mobilization of all aspects of the German military apparatus for the complete destruction of the Soviet state and people. Over the course of the German invasion and subsequent retreat from the USSR, some of the most brutal crimes took place in the Soviet Union and roughly twenty-five million Soviet soldiers and civilians lost their lives as a result….

Germany indicts former SS guard at Belzec camp
01.08.2010 von dokumentationsarchiv Hinterlasse einen Kommentar

Prosecutors in Germany have filed charges against a 90-year-old man for allegedly helping to murder 430,000 Jews during World War II. Samuel Kunz, 90, was charged in a Bonn court last week. He has reportedly admitted to working in the Nazi extermination camp Belzec in occupied Poland. Kunz, who denies having personally murdered anyone, also is charged in connection with two incidents at Belzec in which ten Jews were killed. He was a witness in the Munich war crimes trial against John Demjanjuk, who is charged as an accomplice in the murders of 27,900 Jews while serving as a guard at the Sobibor death camp in Poland. „The prosecution decided to file the charges with the chamber because at the beginning of the period the accused was an adolescent,“ court spokesman Matthias Nordmeyer told the BBC. Under German law, adult suspects aged between 18 and 21 can be charged as minors or as adults.

via: worldjewishcongress: Germany indicts former SS guard at Belzec camp

Germany considers trying Treblinka guard after witnesses say he boasted of shooting prisoners. One of the witnesses in the trial of suspected war criminal John Demjanjuk is also suspected of murdering Jews, Der Spiegel reported Monday. Alex Nagorny (93), a former Treblinka guard who testified at Demjanjuk’s trial, is suspected of being involved in shooting Jewish prisoners in a labor camp northeast of Warsaw. The report said that after initial investigations into his case were completed, the German prosecution is considering whether to submit an indictment against him for war crimes. A judge at the Nazi Crimes Office in Ludwigsburg in southeast Germany investigated his case for about six months. Other former guards investigated by the former Soviet Union claimed that Nagorny boasted he had shot Jewish prisoners. Similarly to Demjanjuk, it seems he underwent training at an SS camp at Trawniki, near the Polish town of Lublin.

via Witness in Demjanjuk case suspected of war crimes

siehe auch: New SS War Crimes Suspect Emerges in Germany. After John Demjanjuk and Samuel K., German prosecutors are now accusing a third former SS camp guard of war crimes. Ukrainian-born Alex N., who is over 90, is accused of being involved in the shooting of Jewish prisoners at the Treblinka I labor camp. A decision will now be taken whether to charge him. A former concentration camp guard who testified as a witness in the trial of John Demjanjuk in February may himself now face prosecution for war crimes. The man, identified only as Alex N., is accused of having taken part in the shooting of Jewish prisoners at the Treblinka I forced labor camp northeast of Warsaw, according to the Central Office for the Investigation of National Socialist Crimes in Ludwisburg, southwestern Germany. He was born in Ukraine in 1917 and has lived in the Bavarian city of Landshut since the end of World War II. He became a German citizen in 1991. A judge at the Ludwigsburg office spent half a year investigating him and combed through US archives in her research. Other camp guards interrogated in the Soviet Union had claimed that N. had bragged about shooting Jewish prisoners. The Ludwigsburg Office has now completed its preliminary investigation and is passing on its report to the Munich state prosecutor’s office, which has already started its own investigation and will decide whether to charge Alex N.

Another Nazi whose ultimate fate is unknown (add to Estonia):
Heinrich Bergmann
Sobibor, crossposted to Demjanjuk

Nightmarish memories of Nazis’ Sobibor death camp

Steve Rosenberg visits the site of the Sobibor death camp
John Demjanjuk is due to stand trial in Germany accused of helping to murder more than 27,000 Jews at the Nazi death camp of Sobibor in occupied Poland. The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg returns to the site of the camp with one man who survived its horrors.

In the Jewish cemetery in the town of Izbica, 84-year-old Philip Bialowitz shows me a battered gravestone among a tangle of bushes.
In Sobibor life was hell. But we took revenge. We escaped to tell the world what had happened

Philip Bialowitz
“This is the place where I was shot,” he tells me. “I was brought here with a group of people and we were shot with machine-guns.”

The Nazis murdered 4,000 Jews in the cemetery. Philip’s mother was killed here. But her son had a remarkable escape. Lined up with other Jewish prisoners by the side of a freshly dug grave, he jumped in as soon as the bullets started to fly.

“I fell down and pretended I was dead. I made myself room to breathe. Many people were screaming. They were injured. I couldn’t help them. I lay there a few hours covered in blood. Then I managed to get out.”

A few months later, Philip was rearrested, together with his brother, his two sisters and his niece. This time they were not taken to the cemetery. They were transported to Sobibor.

“We knew that Sobibor was a death camp,” Philip recalls. “We’d heard. So when they took us on the road to Sobibor we knew that this is the end of our life.”

Sobibor was one of three secret killing factories built by the Nazis in eastern Poland. In 18 months, a quarter of a million Jews were transported here and murdered in the gas chambers. Their bodies were incinerated, their ashes buried in pits.

It is here that John Demjanjuk is accused of being a guard and of helping to kill 27,900 Jews. His trial begins next week in Munich. John Demjanjuk denies the charges.

Slave labourers

I go with Philip to Sobibor.

“Every inch of this ground is holy,” he tells me. We’re standing on waste ground; little remains of the camp.

1. Officers’ compound
2. Accommodation and workshops for Jewish slave labourers
3. Selection area where new arrivals had their belongings and clothing taken and new slave labourers were chosen
4. The majority of arrivals were led naked at gunpoint down a path known as the Tube
5. At the end of the Tube were the gas chambers, where they were killed
Source: Holocaust Research Project

“This is where the people perished, where they were gassed, where they were burned.”

When Philip Bialowitz was transported here, an SS officer selected him and his brother Simcha to be slave labourers. It would delay their death sentence. The brothers were then separated from their relatives.

“We said goodbye to them. Even my seven-year-old niece knew she was going to die.”

As a Jewish slave labourer, Philip had to help unload the transports of Jews arriving at Sobibor and remove the bodies of dead passengers.

“One Sunday, a German guard took 10 of us to help unload a transport. The smell was terrible. He told me to take people out of the wagon. When I pulled out a woman, her skin remained in my hands. I still have nightmares about that episode,” he says.

While Polish Jews like Philip knew Sobibor was a death camp when they got here, Jews arriving from other countries had little idea what lay in store.

“Jews from Holland were deceived by the Nazis into thinking they were going to be resettled,” says Philip.

“I helped them out of the trains with all their baggage. My heart was bleeding knowing that in half an hour they would be reduced to ashes. I couldn’t tell them. I wasn’t allowed to speak. Even if I told them, they would not believe they were going to die.

There are little physical remains of the camp at Sobibor
“The Gestapo man welcomed them and apologised for the inconvenience of travel. He said that because of typhus they had to take a disinfection. They must undress. ‘But before you undress,’ he said, ‘I would strongly recommend you send home postcards to your dear ones that you are here in a nice place.’ So people were clapping. Some even cheered ‘Bravo!’.”

Naked, at gunpoint, the Jews were herded down a path through the forest. It led not to the shower rooms, but to the gas chambers.

“A few minutes later the whole camp heard screams. First loud and strong. And later subsiding, until we didn’t hear anything. This went on every day.”

‘Biggest victory’

But one remarkable day the Jews of Sobibor fought back.

On 14 October 1943, the slave labourers launched an uprising. It was led by a Polish Jew, Leon Feldhendler, and a Russian Jewish POW, Sasha Pechersky.

We took revenge. We escaped to tell the world what had happened

Philip Bialowitz
Their escape plan exploited the Nazis’ greed. Slave labourers, whose job it was to sort the clothes of murdered Jews, put aside the best items. These were then used to lure the SS guards into traps one by one.

“I was one of the messengers,” remembers Philip. “I went up to a Gestapo and told him, ‘I’ve been sent to tell you they found a very beautiful leather coat and boots for you. Come to the warehouse to try it on’. When they went in, they were killed with knives and axes.”

The Jews killed 12 SS men before the plot was discovered.

In the chaos which followed, more than 300 of the 600 Jewish slave workers broke out of the camp. Many were killed by mines or shot dead. Around 50 escapees survived till the end of the war.

After the uprising, the Nazis murdered the Jews who had stayed behind. Then, to try to conceal the systematic slaughter they had carried out here, they pulled down the death camp.

After escaping from Sobibor, Philip and his brother Simcha took refuge on a farm near their home town of Izbica. A Polish farmer risked his life by hiding them under his barn. They remained there for a year. Once the war was over, Philip began a new life in America, his brother Simcha in Israel.

“In Sobibor life was hell,” Philip says. “But we took revenge. We escaped to tell the world what had happened. And I made a victory over the Germans. I created a new family of five children and 14 grandchildren. This is my biggest victory.”


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  1. paolosilv Says:

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