Hans Massaquoi grew up in National Socialist Germany. Born on January 19, 1926 in Hamburg where his grandfather had been Liberian consul general, Hans experienced Hitler’s rise to power and life in Germany during the war.
No longer a matter of speculation or dismissed as propaganda, the internet uncontrolled by the government-approved palace publishers and the mainstream press is pulling back the curtains on the scale of mayhem, murder, atrocities and rape by the victorious Allied armies of World War II.
In obedience to the political situation, Anne Frank’s half-sister Eva Schloss doubted the authenticity of the Soviet photographs from the Red Army overrun Auschwitz German labor camp, although these photographs and their history have long been accepted as genuine.
The standard of living and quality of life in Hitler’s Third Reich was far superior to elsewhere in the developed world.
‘The entire metropolis of this once-great European city presented a vision of what the inner earth must appear to be. The sounds of the howling winds feeding the flames competed with the deafening crackle of thousands of fires. Explosions filled the air. Tar on the roads changed into liquid form and in ripples moved in whatever direction the incline directed it to do so….’
In American-occupied Germany, media-blitzed show trials still take place against those people who it is alleged committed crimes during ‘Nazism’. Those arrested and dragged before the courts are invariably those who were teenage conscripts at the time.
Exactly one month after Britain’s declaration of war on the German Reich (September 3, 1939) a U-boot skipper’s audacious opportunism sent the first of five of Britain’s battleships and battlecruisers to the bottom of Scapa Flow. Situated on Scotland’s stormy west coast this fortress harbour served as an English lair from which Royal Navy ships ambushed German shipping navigating the North Sea.
In 1917 Senator Hiram Johnson reminded the Senate that the first casualty when war comes is truth. War, as a U.S. general pointed out is ‘nothing personal, it is just business.’
THE THIRD REICH’S architectural triumphs, Olympic events and trade exhibitions, were extravagantly adorned by the most stunning sculptures. These splendours have since been destroyed and their records airbrushed out of the history books by the victors of World War II. For this reason, the names and works of the greatest sculptors in history may be better known and appreciated in 2,000 years than they are today.
After the defeat of the Workers Reich on May 8, 1945, the armies of the British, Soviet and American empires plundered everything they could lay their hands on. Soviet plunder of the defeated Reich included the seizing of the German-built transatlantic liner SS Berlin III. This super liner, after providing German workers with affordable Mediterranean cruises, in July 1939 was converted into a hospital ship and later evacuated thousands of troops and civilians fleeing the rapacious Red Army.