Wednesday, December 14, 2005

GERMAN ARMY KNEW - New Book Reveals

No irony intended regarding the Iranian Madmulahmoron. His idiocy isn't even relevant here. However, the new revelations this new book reveals seriously question Hollywood's more recent sanitized (PC) version of the German Army.

Newly released British intelligence from taps indicates that many many German officers knew the extermination of the Jews was in fact taking place. One commented in 1943 that he believed at least 3 million had to have been killed by then. As comments -
"This is significant stuff, given the centrality of the issue of who knew what about the fate of the Jews. "

It is incredible that it's first being released 60 years later. There is likely tons more likely locked away in British and CIA intelligence vaults. As many believe they have likely been hidden because they also implicate how the Brits and Americans post war assisted in Faustian deals many Nazis (Mengele?) escape for use in the Cold War.
Briefly on this monster
  • The few survivors tell how as children in Auschwitz they were visited by a smiling Uncle Mengele who brought them candy and clothes. Then he had them delivered to his medical laboratory either in trucks painted with the Red Cross emblem or in his own personal car to undergo his experiments. One twin recalls the death of his brother:
    "Dr. Mengele had always been more interested in Tibi. I am not sure why - perhaps because he was the older twin. Mengele made several operations on Tibi. One surgery on his spine left my brother paralyzed. He could not walk anymore. Then they took out his sexual organs. After the fourth operation, I did not see Tibi anymore. I cannot tell you how I felt. It is impossible to put into words how I felt. They had taken away my father, my mother, my two older brothers - and now, my twin ..."
According to a new book by German historian Sönke Neitzel, senior German officers knew far more about the Holocaust than was previously thought. The Scotsman article regarding first I note the last sentence -
  • Dr Christoph Dartmann, a lecturer in European History at Aberdeen University, said:
    "This is a blow against the sanitised Hollywood image of the German army as a clean army totally removed from the atrocities."

Here is a summary -

  • During the Second World War, British intelligence secretly bugged the cells occupied by some of the most senior German army, navy and air force commanders who had been captured by the Allies.

    The transcripts have only recently been made available to researchers and show that:

    • Senior Luftwaffe officers mused together at the end of 1943 that millions of Jews had already been killed.

    • General Dietrich von Choltitz, the German commander who defied Hitler's orders by not allowing Paris to be destroyed, admitted that he had been involved in killing Jews;

    • Field Marshal Erwin Rommel had been fully briefed about the 1944 attempt to kill the Nazi leader, and refused to betray the plotters.

    The British bugging operation took place in the then country estate of Trent Park on the north-west outskirts of London, in a building now used by the University of Middlesex.

    Senior German officers were lulled into a false sense of security by being allowed to live in relative luxury, even sometimes having their adjutants and batmen to attend to them.

    However, all the time the British were bugging their cells in an effort to get the Germans to reveal vital military secrets about chains of commands, tactics and who made the decisions in the Nazi war machine.

    The transcripts, which have been published in Germany by Sönke Neitzel, professor of modern history at the University of Mainz, contradict the traditional image of senior German officers as having little or no knowledge of the mass-killings.

    Speaking of an earlier episode in the war, Choltitz - who had previously been stationed on the Eastern Front - said: "The gravest task I ever undertook, and I did it at the time strictly, was the liquidation of the Jews."

    Another clue to the Holocaust being common knowledge was a conversation involving Luftwaffe general Georg Neuffer, who was captured in North Africa in 1943, in which they discussed later that year how many Jews had been killed. Neuffer said: "It must be three million by now."

    Neitzel, whose book has been hailed as an important development in studying the war, said: "This is further evidence that knowledge of the atrocities was much more widespread among senior officers than many wanted to admit after the war. They all wanted to say: 'I was just a simple soldier.' This evidence defies that."

    Dr Christoph Dartmann, a lecturer in European History at Aberdeen University, said: "This is a blow against the sanitised Hollywood image of the German army as a clean army totally removed from the atrocities."