Contrary to the propaganda of the victors of World War II the National Socialist German Workers Party in January 1933 was democratically elected to govern Germany. Within the month, the Party’s leader Adolf Hitler publicly vowed to the German people that within four years he would give the German electorate the opportunity to decide if they wished the NSDAP to continue to govern Germany or wished instead to return to the electoral system of the Weimar Republic.
On February 13th will be remembered the most terrible holocausts inflicted during World War II by Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) and the American Air Force (USAAF).
Unelected warlord Winston Churchill said to the Germans in January 1945, ‘We Allies are no monsters. This, at least I can say, on behalf of the United Nations, to Germany. Peace, though based on unconditional surrender, will bring to Germany and Japan immense and immediate alleviation of suffering and agony.’
I stand in the archway of the building where Dr Eduard Bloch had his home and surgery: the Palais Weissenwolff at No. 12 Landstrasse. Embedded in the wall is a beautiful, wrought-iron disc bearing the words Haus Glocke (House Bell) running in raised letters around the outside.
It is a little over seventy years since the combined forces of the British, Soviet and American empires crushed the Anti-Capitalist Anti-Communist workers revolt otherwise known as Hitler’s Third Reich.
The aim of the Russian Military Historical Society is to come to terms with the suffering of civilian populations during the Second World War. On Friday the society published documents dealing with the expulsion of Germans from Poland after the war.
The truth is far different. Poland was included in the 22 once free and democratic nations of pre-war Europe that were handed to Soviet despot Josef Stalin the year before the armed forces (not the elected National Socialist government) capitulated.
On Wednesday, August 11th, 2021, our friend and comrade Henry Hafenmayer passed away. After a long illness and stays in clinics in Germany and Switzerland, he passed away in southern Germany in the middle of the week. He cared for every comrade who needed his help in a far-sighted and self-sacrificing way and was a fighter for the truth. We’ll miss Henry! He said and uttered what others dared not think.
The authorities want to fine him, and a museum from the United States is interested in military equipment. In 2015, a Panther tank, an anti-aircraft gun, a torpedo and other weapons from the Second World War were found in the house of a pensioner from Heikendorf.
Pain and Loss is Universal, just viewing the devastation and the heartache of having your home and everything you ever worked and lived for destroyed, watching helplessly as it unfolds, just like the young Man in this Video said “it feels like 1945” ……….just like then, the Human Spirit will conquer and rebuild !