Thursday, December 31, 2020

Massive Legal Victory for the Nordic Resistance Movement

The Tyr rune has been declared a legal symbol, and the Nordic Resistance Movement’s freedom of assembly, expression and association will not be restricted, according to a Swedish court of appeal.

On 18 December, the Court of Appeal acquitted the 14 people who had been charged with incitement to racial hatred for having participated in the Nordic Resistance Movement’s demonstration in Gothenburg in 2017.

The fact that the Court of Appeal upheld the District Court’s acquittal not only means that several accused persons, including myself, were found not guilty of absurd accusations – it also means that the Nordic Resistance Movement has won a major legal victory and that the ongoing attempt to ban us in Sweden has failed for the time being. Future attempts have also been made considerably more difficult.

To give a very brief recap, the Gothenburg Trials have concerned the Nordic Resistance Movement’s use of the Old Norse Tyr rune, the fact that we “marched in line” at the Gothenburg demonstration, that our uniformed clothing etc. in combination with our demonstrations made us “reminiscent of Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 40s”, and that those of us accused for these reasons should be convicted of incitement to racial hatred.

However, the trial has been about more than just that. In reality, the indictment was about a ban of the Nordic Resistance Movement, which prosecutor Jonas Martinsson revealed in the Court of Appeal. Under such a ruling, they would still allow us to be National Socialists – which is kind of them – but we would not be able to hold public meetings or propagate our message. In other words, no activity and thus, in practice, a ban. For more reading on this topic, and the background to the continued ongoing attempts to ban us, I recommend Pär Öberg’s article Round Two of the Gothenburg Trials.

Pär Sjögren, Jimmy Andersson, Fredrik Vejdeland and William Börjesson were some of the accused at the Gothenburg Trials. Photo:

But things didn’t go the way our opponents wanted. Following a very clear and well-defined district court judgment, the verdict has now also been upheld by the Court of Appeal. This means an important legal victory for the Nordic Resistance Movement, as well as a gigantic failure for the forces that wanted to ban us – from the World Jewish Congress, which demanded a ban during a personal meeting with Morgan Johansson; to the lackey Morgan Johansson himself, who promised to do all in his power to assist them; to the corrupt police chiefs Klas Friberg and Erik Nord, who both did a terrible job; to the tired prosecutor “Sleepy Joe” Martinsson; and not least to the Jewish organisation Civil Rights Offenders, which wrote the indictment itself.

Together, they have spent a lot of time, wasted a lot of taxpayers’ money and had high hopes that the Swedish courts would be completely compromised – all of it in vain.

Their resulting distress appears to be total. Yesterday I heard an interview with Civil Rights Defenders representative John Stauffer, in which he sounded like he was starting to cry. It was refreshing to listen to, but you almost couldn’t help but feel sorry for the poor fellow. Morgan Johansson has not yet commented. What will he say to his bosses at the World Jewish Congress? That he is completely incompetent?

Meanwhile, the state’s propaganda apparatus is seemingly living in some kind of parallel reality in which they cannot accept the outcome. The Kungälvs-Posten newspaper is writing about the “Nazi Tyr rune”, despite the Court of Appeal having just established that the Tyr rune is in essence not a National Socialist symbol. Then there are non-entities like Atle Morseth Edvinson at Aftonbladet, who are making statements such as “everything the NRM does is incitement to racial hatred”, a claim that contradicts applicable law and case law.

The facts supporting our positions are irrefutable. The Chancellor of Justice, the Gothenburg District Court, the Lower Norrland Court of Appeal and now the Court of Appeal for Western Sweden have ruled that the Tyr rune is a lawful symbol and that the Nordic Resistance Movement as an organisation does not constitute a carbon copy of the NSDAP, or that we as an organisation must take the blame for any impropriety that occurred in Germany 80 years ago.

So what happens now? As the courts and the judiciary have had their say, all that remains is to try to ban the Nordic Resistance Movement with the help of the politically appointed parliamentary group that is currently conducting its investigation.

If this group is to succeed in getting a ban passed, they must disregard the constitution, ignore the courts and case law, and walk all over all legal experts who have said that it’s impossible to ban the Nordic Resistance Movement. If they dare to do this, it will be very clear that it is a political decision – taken by the corrupt criminals who are in power in order to prohibit criticism of them. And there are enough supporters of freedom of speech and opponents of the power-holders in Sweden to reduce their credibility and that of the country.

Another aggravating circumstance on their part is that they do not seem to agree on how to proceed, or in what way the Nordic Resistance Movement constitutes an illegal organisation. One moment they talk about “violent extremism”, then “terrorism”, then “racial persecution”, which seems to be their latest gambit. If they manage to push this through with the help of what amounts to “fact interpretation” on steroids, it will have a wide-ranging effect – which will mean even more resistance. Had it been clear that the Nordic Resistance Movement was an illegal organisation, they would have already had a case; instead they’re floundering – the result of which will follow accordingly.

Now that the case is over (unless the prosecutor takes it to the Supreme Court and gives our side further advantageous precedents that will benefit us for a long time to come), I can suggest what the system should have done:

You should have avoided this judicial process, as it only made things difficult for you and benefited us. Instead, you should have pursued the current political investigation from the beginning, when it was still a hot topic and many people could have been drawn into the hysteria – or at least wouldn’t have dared to question it. The right time was 2017. It should be remembered that the mainstream media did a fantastic job of agitating against the Gothenburg demonstration and pushing for bans that year. It was the most heinous campaign I’ve ever seen – incredibly well coordinated, timed and executed. You should have used this momentum, but because you dilly-dallied and messed things up, that time is over, and it will take a long time before an optimal opportunity like that comes around again. Such things can be difficult, but better luck next time.

For the Nordic Resistance Movement, the struggle continues. With or without a ban.

Source: Fredrik Vejdeland – Nordic Resistance Movement

Vaccine “Passports” Could Be Mandatory For Travel, Shopping And Even The Movies, CNN Says


By Tyler Durden

The Covid-19 vaccine isn’t even in the hands of most Americans yet and already CNN is prepping the masses for the idea of a “vaccine passport”, which it says could be needed to travel, and even “shop and go to the movies again”.

“In order to do those activities, you may eventually need something in addition to the vaccine: a vaccine passport application,” an article from this week proudly proclaims. “Rest assured, the nerds are on it,” CNN playfully writes, possibly hoping to distract readers from the idea of authoritarian globalization with a joke or two.

The article notes that several technology companies have begun developing apps to upload details of vaccinations – as if the tech giants didn’t have enough of your data or enough information about you. These companies could require you to show your “credentials” at “concert venues, stadiums, movie theaters, offices, or even countries.”

But don’t worry, the article notes, the Common Trust Network, “an initiative by Geneva-based nonprofit The Commons Project and the World Economic Forum” has partnered with several airlines to help with the project. Their app allows you to upload medical data that will generate a QR code for travel. Because nothing says “secure” quite like the World Economic Forum having access to your medical records.

Thomas Crampton, chief marketing and communications officer for The Commons Project, said: “You can be tested every time you cross a border. You cannot be vaccinated every time you cross a border.”

IBM, possibly bored and looking for something to involve itself in other than gaming its annual effective tax rate and buying back stock, also developed its own app called “Digital Health Pass”.  It allows you to keep your credentials in a mobile wallet.

Jenny Wanger, who leads the exposure notification initiatives for Linux Foundation Public Health, told CNN about challenges early on in coordinating a digital notification response to Covid-19: “I think where exposure notification ran into some challenges was more of the piecemeal implementation choices, lack of federal leadership … where each state had to go it alone and so each state had to figure it out independently.”

The Linux Foundation has also partnered with IBM and CommonPass to help develop “universal standards” for a vaccine app.

Brian Behlendorf, executive director of Linux Foundation, said: “If we’re successful, you should be able to say: I’ve got a vaccine certificate on my phone that I got when I was vaccinated in one country, with a whole set of its own kind of health management practices… that I use to get on a plane to an entirely different country and then I presented in that new country a vaccination credential so I could go to that concert that was happening indoors for which attendance was limited to those who have demonstrated that they’ve had the vaccine.”

He concluded: “It should be interoperable in the same way that email is interoperable, the same way that the web is interoperable. Right now, we’re in a situation where there’s some moving parts that get us closer to that, but I think there’s a sincere commitment from everybody in the industry.”

“A point of entry — whether that’s a border, whether that’s a venue — is going to want to know, did you get the Pfizer vaccine, did you get the Russian vaccine, did you get the Chinese vaccine, so they can make a decision accordingly,” Crampton concluded.

And we’re sure the front of the line to help lobby for these new draconian rules will look something like this:

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Jewish ‘De-Nazification’ of National Socialist Germany

For all the readily available information about the infamous “Nazi” book burnings, next to nothing is mentioned of a far greater book burning: that which transpired during the judeo-Allied “re-education” of Germans after their defeat in World War Two.

It is estimated that over a third of all German books had already been destroyed by jewish bombing in West Germany alone,*and this does not include those books in the areas taken from Germany after the war. Added to the millions of German books destroyed worldwide during the jewish created anti-German hysteria of World War One, far more German books were destroyed in the twentieth century than likely exist today.

The judeo-Allied consensus upon victory was the doctrine of collective guilt: all Germans, young or old, shared the blame for the war. The idea was entrenched enough that it caused no surprise when jewish led U.S. President Harry S. Truman refused to alleviate the famine of the German population in December, 1945, stating :

“though all Germans might not be guilty for the war, it would be too difficult to try to single out for better treatment those who had nothing to do with the ‘Nazi’ regime and its crimes.”

Apparently this applied even to babies and young children. It was during this time, when German cities were in rubble, millions were dead or missing and anywhere up to 20 million homeless Germans were living on food rations of less than 1,000 calories a day, that both the judeo-British and the judeo-Americans took control of German media to instill a sense of collective guilt in the population.

Not only was there was unfettered plunder and looting of German libraries and schools, the Psychological Warfare Division of SHAEF (Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force) had been fully organized in anticipation of victory and almost instantly embarked upon an intense, well-mapped jewish psychological propaganda campaign for the purpose of developing a German sense of collective guilt and, using the judeo-American controlled German media, launched a massive campaign to shock and subjugate the German mind. This including control over what they read.

As soon as the jewish led U.S. Army entered Germany at war’s end, the U.S. Army and the Office of Military Government shut down German newspapers, journals, and radio stations in the American zone and installed brainwashing experts from the Psychological Warfare Division of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (PWD/ SHAEF) to control the German minds.

This force later became the Information Control Division (ICD). They immediately banned German “politically tainted” journalists, and prohibited any proud or nationalistic messages that could encourage resistance to their project. Jews hand picked and licensed German editors from various left wing organizations to run the media, newspapers and journals and by mid-1946, they had given press licenses to 73 mostly left-leaning Germans whose job it was to create a “new, democratic Germany.”

The ICD defined and limited what was acceptable in both political and cultural fields, and monitored and regulated all information that reached Germans in the judeo-American zone and sector. By July, 1946, the ICD had taken control of 37 German newspapers, 6 radio stations, 314 theatres, 642 cinemas, 101 magazines, 237 book publishers, 7,384 book dealers and printers and one of its main criteria was to strictly prohibit any criticism of the judeo-Allied forces of occupation and stifle any criticism of jewish Allied war crime actions such as the lethal civilian bombing campaigns. In addition, on May 13, 1946 the Allied Control council issued a directive for the confiscation of all media that could contribute to anything loosely defined as militaristic, nationalistic or any material which glorified German history.

The judeo-Allies immediately banned all German film-making in their “re-education” zeal, brutally subjecting existing German films to a process of “denazification,” destroying thousands of films in the process and subjecting others to cuts and changes to ensure that German society and its media broke with its past and “with historical traditions upon which National Socialism was built, such as militarism and authoritarianism,” which loosely meant anything that spoke of pride in their history. German film makers were arrested and “de-Nazified,” some until 1948. Their studios were ransacked and purged of any materials deemed un-judeo-American in value. Most never resumed production. Typical of the entire jewish “re-education” campaign, the judeo-American military put bitter left-leaning German expatriates in charge of their Motion Picture Division in September 1949.

During the first two years of occupation, jewish American press policy reflected the ideological profile of the ICD press officers, many of whom were recent and sometimes spitefully bitter German emigres with jewish leftist agendas they were eager to spread and these press officers collaborated with the German communists to create a “democratic German press and culture” in their own image. By early 1947, as cold war loomed, the original ICD press officers were replaced by anti-Communists and most publications that did not follow the OMGUS’s new anti-communist directives ceased or had their editors replaced. The German mind was pulled one way then stretched another. The judeo-Soviet counterpart to OMGUS was the Sowjetische Militaradministration in Deutschland who spread Moscow’s messages to the Germans.

“Re-education” had its critics. General George S. Patton was one figure who was outspoken in his disagreement with the severity of the judeo-Allied “re-education” programs instituted to “detoxify” the German people.

On September 22, 1945, while speaking to reporters, Patton compared the “denazification thing” and the controversy over “Nazism” to a “Democratic and Republican election fight.”

The jew Eisenhower consequently removed him as U.S. commander in Bavaria and transferred him to the 15th Army Group. Three months later, in December 1945, Patton suffered a broken neck in a car accident and died(assassinated) less than two weeks later at the age of 60. Mass murderer Kike Eisenhower went on to implement these oppressive policies emanating from Washington, and he strictly censored any vocal or written opposition to any part of the anti-“Nazi” program by the military. The program, left without any brave watchdogs, soon became even more severe.

A huge chunk of German history was lost forever.

All German literature found in both the judeo-Soviet and the judeo-Western Occupation Zones was subjected to censorship. In the U.S. zone, it was regulated by the occupation directive JCS 1067 valid until July 1947, and in the May 1946 order valid for all zones until 1950. Allied Control Authority Order No. 4 stated:

“Confiscation of Literature and Material of a Nazi and Militarist Nature” dictated that all confiscated literature was reduced to pulp instead of burning to avoid accusations of book burning! Unfortunately, those in charge of disposal often didn’t know Goethe from Goofy, and thousands of innocuous, even rare, books were “pulped.”

The first such list of material was followed by three supplements, totaling 35,000 books and a ban was applied to all textbooks published from 1933 to 1945. All such publications and materials were ordered by the judeo-Allied “re-education” teams to be “released to the Commanders of each Zone to be destroyed” and

all books having “National Socialist propaganda, racial teachings and “calls to violence” or propaganda directed against the United Nations, etc.” were removed from all libraries, schools, universities, research institutes, academies, technical or academic societies, bookstores, publishing houses and even from some private homes… and then destroyed.

This massive, haphazard jewish vandalism was carried out by unqualified people from 1946 to 1952, and many books were lost forever due to careless storage and handling, all under the jewish battle cry of making the world a safer place.

This was the greatest campaign of book destruction of all time and ended up being applied not only to the offending books, but to poetry, philosophy, musical verse, calendars, horse books, books about trade and agriculture, driving manuals, books about flowers, home building, barns, astronomy, plumbing, poets, tennis and books about gardening. Hundreds of years of German history and culture were lost due to this arrogant jewish abuse of authority, brazen jewish incompetence and total jewish ignorance.

Books about birds made the list, as well as books by Friedrich the Great and Bismarck and antique European military history books. Popular children’s books, including rare editions of the Brothers Grimm, were pulped on the grounds that they “provoked violence.” Everything about the Olympic Games of 1936 was banned. Books by the ancient poets were pulped. Even books once banned by the National Socialists were destroyed! Sloppy handling caused the loss of the entire musical works of Richard Strauss in this orgy of jewish stupidity.

From Time, Issue of Monday, May 27, 1946:

To re-educate Germany, the Allies last week adopted a typically “Nazi” device. The four-power Coordinating Committee decided to reduce to pulp all “undemocratic, militaristic and “Nazi” literature, museum and library material, newspapers, films and war memorials. Tombstones were excepted.

Here is how the Allies went about the suppression of ideas:

Into Berlin’s press camp breezed a pretty young ex-WAC introduced as Vivian Cox, an “expert” attached to the Military Directorate. Sitting on a desk and dangling her long, nylon-clad legs, Miss Cox answered indignant newsmen’s questions in a pleasant Southern drawl. How would “militaristic” be defined, asked one reporter. Replied Miss Cox: “It’s the way the Germans have of waging war.” How would “democratic” be defined? Said Miss Cox: “Everything American people think and call democratic.” Was the order different in principle from “Nazi” book burnings? No, not in Miss Cox’s opinion…

Just 13 years ago, the “Nazis” had confiscated and burned millions of “un-German” books. The war had destroyed hundreds of thousands more. Now the Allied order would eliminate millions more. Pessimists could see the day approaching when Germans would have nothing left to read except perhaps some of Grimm’s lighter fairy tales. Cracked one British officer to a U.S. colleague: “You people might yet be able to convert the Germans to your comics….”

The measure found its defenders. Said one U.S. official: “At least the Germans won’t be able to read Clausewitz these long summer nights.” Said a Russian: “If more of them were out ploughing fields instead of reading, there would be more food.” But most observers condemned the order as a piece of unenforceable foolishness which would only increase interest in the verboten books, and martyrize Germany’s nationalistic spirit.

Greed also played a part. The British Library was so disgusted and frightened by German books that it alone possesses about 12,000 books the judeo-Allies seized from German libraries and institutions between June 1944 and 1947. The US Library of Congress was so appalled by dangerous German books that it obtained over 819,000 Allied confiscated German books by 1948 and 2 million other pieces of German literature. Congress kept 28% of the stock, including Hitler’s private library, and sent 72% to the Association of Research Libraries. Only a small portion was ever returned to Germany. The French take is unclear, but the Soviets stole a lion’s share, especially rare illuminated medieval manuscripts, but they were at least direct: since “Germany started the war” they deserved to loot German cultural history.

Millions of other German books that survived the bombings and looting were stolen by occupying soldiers.

Beginning with “re-education” at the end of the War, Germany has continued the strict censorship imposed by the judeo-Soviet and the judeo-Allied occupiers. Even today, using the “special history” excuse, “nationalistic” books, songs and symbols are illegal even in private in Austria and Germany, and Germany has been aggressive in trying to expand its own strict laws beyond its borders. Almost all prosecutions of jewish censorship violations have taken place in connection with what they term holocaust “revisionism” or “denial.” Merely questioning an aspect, re-analyzing data, expressing a maverick theory or trying to revise a statistic pertaining to this subject is lumped under “holocaust denial” which is illegal not only in Germany and Austria, but in most of Europe.

“To have failed to write about a particular historical event in a balanced manner” (?) is a crime that can send an amateur historian to jail and he will often serve a longer sentence than a child molester or serial rapist.

Thousands of people have been convicted of violating judeo-European “denial” laws and they are currently languishing in judeo-European dungeons. Cases prosecuted under these jewish laws go unchallenged even when the convicted parties were pacifists and never proposed violence but were simply expressing their opinion. In the cases of scientists, artists, singers or writers convicted of this offense, their homes and businesses are raided and their work is destroyed by the jewish state. Worse, the definition of “denial” is being broadened and is defined today as “hard-core” and “soft-core” denial, the latter including discussion of the judeo-Allied bombing campaign against Germany as well as the jewish expulsions of ethnic German civilians after the war. Even liberal writers extremely critical of the Third Reich have been tarnished as “soft-core deniers” when they came out with books discussing the heavy toll of judeo-Allied bombing upon the German civilians in the war.

* Judeo-Allied bombing of Germany caused extensive destruction of German libraries, including but not limited to:

the Library of the Technical University of Aachen (50,000 volumes),

the Berlin Staatsbibliothek (2 million volumes),

the Berlin University Library (20,000 volumes),

the Bonn University Library (25% of its holdings),

the Bremen Staatsbibliothek (150,000 volumes),

the Hessische Landesbibliothek in Darmstadt (760,000 volumes),

the Library of the Technical University in Darmstadt (two thirds of its collection),

the Stadt- und Landesbibliothek in Dortmund (250,000 of 320,000 volumes),

the Sächsische Landesbibliothek in Dresden (300,000 volumes),

the Stadtbibliothek in Dresden (200,000 volumes), the Essen Stadtbücherei (130,000 volumes),

the Frankfurt Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek (550,000 volumes, 440,000 doctoral dissertations, 750,000 patents),

the Giessen University Library (nine tenths of its collection),

the Greifswald University Library (17,000 volumes),

the Hamburg Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek (600,000 volumes),

the Hamburg Commerz-Bibliothek (174,000 of 188,000 volumes),

the Hannover Stadtbibliothek (125,000 volumes),

the Badische Landesbibliothek in Karlsruhe (360,000 volumes),

the Library of the Technical University in Karlsruhe (63,000 volumes),

the Kassel Landesbibliothek (350,000 of 400,000 volumes),

the Murhardsche Bibliothek in Kassel (100,000 volumes),

the Kiel University Library (250,000 volumes),

the Leipzig Stadtbibliothek (175,000 of 181,000 volumes),

the Magdeburg Stadtbibliothek (140,000 of 180,000 volumes),

the Marburg University Library (50,000 volumes),

the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich (500,000 volumes),

the Munich University Library (350,000 volumes),

the Munich Stadtbibliothek (80,000 volumes),

the Munich Benedictine Library (120,000 volumes),

the Münster University Library (360,000 volumes),

the Nürnberg Stadtbibliothek (100,000 volumes),

the Württembergische Landesbibliothek in Stuttgart (580,000 volumes),

the Library of the Technical University in Stuttgart (50,000 volumes),

the Würzburg University Library (200,000 volumes and 230,000 doctoral dissertations).

Source: UNESCO. General Information Programme and UNISIST, “Lost Memory – Libraries and Archives Destroyed in the Twentieth Century” 1996.

David Lloyd George: “I Talked to Hitler”

I have just returned from a visit to Germany. In so short a time one can only form impressions or at least check impressions which years of distant observation through the telescope of the Press and constant inquiry from those who have seen things at a closer range had already made on one’s mind.

I have now seen the famous German Leader and also something of the great change he has effected.

Whatever one may think of his methods - and they are certainly not those of a parliamentary country - there can be no doubt that he has achieved a marvelous transformation in the spirit of the people, in their attitude towards each other, and in their social and economic outlook.

He rightly claimed at Nuremberg that in four years his movement has made a new Germany.

It is not the Germany of the first decade that followed the war - broken, dejected, and bowed down with a sense of apprehension and impotence. It is now full of hope and confidence, and of a renewed sense of determination to lead its own life without interference from any influence outside its own frontiers.

There is for the first time since the war a general sense of security. The people are more cheerful. There is a greater sense of general gaiety of spirit throughout the land. It is a happier Germany. I saw it everywhere and Englishmen I met during my trip and who knew Germany well were very impressed with the change.

One man has accomplished this miracle. He is a born leader of men. A magnetic, dynamic personality with a single-minded purpose, a resolute will and a dauntless heart.

He is not merely in name but in fact the national Leader. He has made them safe against potential enemies by whom they were surrounded. He is also securing them against that constant dread of starvation, which is one of the poignant memories of the last years of the War and the first years of the Peace. Over 700,000 died of sheer hunger in those dark years. You can still see the effect in the physique of those who were born into that bleak world.

The fact that Hitler has rescued his country from the fear of a repetition of that period of despair, penury and humiliation has given him unchallenged authority in modern Germany.

As to his popularity, especially among the youth of Germany, there can be no manner of doubt. The old trust him; the young idolise him. It is not the admiration accorded to a popular Leader. It is the worship of a national hero who has saved his country from utter despondency and degradation.

It is true that public criticism of the Government is forbidden in every form. That does not mean that criticism is absent. I have heard the speeches of prominent Nazi orators freely condemned.

But not a word of criticism or of disapproval have I heard of Hitler.

He is as immune from criticism as a king in a monarchical country. He is something more. He is the George Washington of Germany - the man who won for his country independence from all her oppressors. To those who have not actually seen and sensed the way Hitler reigns over the heart and mind of Germany this description may appear extravagant. All the same, it is the bare truth. This great people will work better, sacrifice more, and, if necessary, fight with greater resolution because Hitler asks them to do so. Those who do not comprehend this central fact cannot judge the present possibilities of modern Germany.

On the other hand, those who imagine that Germany has swung back to its old Imperialist temper cannot have any understanding of the character of the change. The idea of a Germany intimidating Europe with a threat that its irresistible army might march across frontiers forms no part of the new vision.

What Hitler said at Nuremberg is true. The Germans will resist to the death every invader at their own country, but they have no longer the desire themselves to invade any other land.

The leaders of modern Germany know too well that Europe is too formidable a proposition to be overrun and trampled down by any single nation, however powerful may be its armaments. They have learned that lesson in the war.

Hitler fought in the ranks throughout the war, and knows from personal experience what war means. He also knows too well that the odds are even heavier today against an aggressor than they were at that time.

What was then Austria would now be in the main hostile to the ideals of 1914. The Germans are under no illusions about Italy. They also are aware that the Russian Army is in every respect far more efficient than it was in 1914.
The establishment of a German hegemony in Europe which was the aim and dream of the old pre-war militarism, is not even on the horizon of Nazism.

As to German rearmament there can be no question of its existence. All the victors of the great war except Britain having overlooked the obligations of their own treaty as to disarmament, the Führer has deliberately smashed the remnant which bound his own country.

He has followed the example of the nations responsible for the Versailles Treaty.

It is now an avowed part of the Hitler policy to build up an army which will be strong enough to resist every invader from whatever quarter the attack may come. I believe he has already achieved that measure of immunity. No country or combination of countries could feel confident of overwhelming the Germany of today.

Three years of feverish preparation have so strengthened the defenses of Germany as to make them impenetrable to attack except at a sacrifice of life which would be more appalling than that inflicted in the great war.

But, as any one who knows war can tell, there is a great difference between a defensive and an offensive armament. On the defensive the arms need not be as powerful and the troops that wield them need not be as numerous or so well trained as in attack. A few selected machine-gunners skillfully hidden and sheltered can hold up a division backed up by shattering artillery.

Germany has constructed strong defensive positions and has positions and has, I have no doubt, a sufficient number of trained or rather half-trained men with enough machine-guns and artillery to hold these positions against attack. She has also a very efficient and powerful air fleet.

There is no attempt to conceal these facts. Re-armament proceeds quite openly, and they vaunt it. It accounts for the outburst of defiance hurled against Russia. They feel safe now.

But it will take Germany at least 10 years to build up an army strong enough to face the armies of Russia or France on any soil except her own. There she can fight successfully, because she can choose battlefields which she has carefully prepared and fortified, and she has plenty of men trained sufficiently to defend trenches and concrete emplacements.

But her conscript army is very young–there is a gap of years to fill up in the reserves and particularly in officers. As an offensive army it would take quite 10 years to bring it up to the standard of the great army of 1914.

But any attempt to repeat Poincare’s antics in the Rühr would be meet with a fanatical resistance from myriads of brave men who count death for the Fatherland not a sacrifice but a glory.

This is the new temper of the German youth. There is almost a religious fervor about their faith in the movement and its Leader.

That impressed me more than anything I witnessed during my short visit to the new Germany. There was a revivalist atmosphere. It has had an extraordinary effect in unifying the nation.

Catholic and Protestant, Prussian and Bavarian, employer and workman, rich and poor, have been consolidated into one people. Religious, provincial and class origins no longer divide the nation. There is a passion for unity born of dire necessity.

The divisions which followed the collapse of 1918 made Germany important to face her problems, internal and external. That is the clash of rival passions is not only deprecated but temporarily suppressed.

Public condemnation of the Government is censored as ruthlessly as it is in a state of war. To a Briton accustomed to generations of free speech and a free Press this restraint on liberty is repellent, but in Germany, where such freedom is not as deeply rooted as it is here, the nation acquiesces not because it is afraid to protest, but because it has suffered so much from dissension that the vast majority think it must be temporarily called off at all costs.

Freedom of criticism is therefore for the time being in suspense. German unity is the ideal and the idol of the moment, and not liberty.

I found everywhere a fierce and uncompromising hostility to Russian Bolshevism, coupled with a genuine admiration for the British people with a profound desire for a better and friendlier understanding with them.

The Germans have definitely made up their minds never to quarrel with us again. Nor have they and vindictive feelings towards the French. They have altogether put out of their minds any desire for the restoration of Alsace-Lorraine.

But there is a real hatred of Bolshevism, and unfortunately it is growing in intensity. It constitutes the driving force of their international and military policy. Their private and public talk is full of it. Wherever you go you need not wait long before you hear the words “Bolshevismus”and it recurs again and again with a wearying reiteration.

Their eyes are concentrated on the East as if they were watching intently for the breaking of the day of wrath. Against this they are preparing with German thoroughness.

This fear is not put on. High and low they are convinced there is every reason for apprehension. They have a dread of the great army which has been built up in Russia in recent years.

An exceptionally violent anti-German campaign of abuse printed in the Russian official Press and propelled by the official Moscow radio has revived the suspicion in Germany that the Soviet Government are contemplating mischief against the Fatherland.

Unfortunately the German leaders set this down to the influence of prominent Russian Jews, and this the anti-Jewish sentiment is being once more stirred up just as it was fading into turpitude. The German temperament takes no more delight in persecution than does the Briton, and the native good humor of the German people soon relapses into tolerance after a display of ill temper. Every well-wisher of Germany - and I count myself among them - earnest pray that Goebbels’s ranting speeches will not provoke another anti-Jewish manifestation. It would do much to wither the verdant blades of good will which were growing so healthily in the scorched battleground which once separated great civilised nations.

But we should do wisely not to attach extravagant importance to recent outbursts against Russia. The fact of the matter is, the German Government in its relations with Russia is now in the stag: from which we ourselves have only just emerged.

We can all recall the time when Moscow, through its official publications, Press and radio, made atrocious personal attacks on individual British Ministers–Austen Chamberlain, Ramsay MacDonald and Churchill–and denounced our political and economic system as organized slavery. We started this campaign of calumny by stigmatising their leaders as assassins, their economic system as brigandage, their social behaviour as an orgy of immorality and atheism.

This has been the common form of diplomatic relationship between Communist Russia and the rest of the world on both sides. We must not forget that even when we had a Russian Minister here we actually sent the police to raid one of the official buildings of the Russian Embassy to rummage for treason in their hampers of frozen butter.

No one imagined that was intended as a preliminary or a provocation to war on either side. The slinging of scurrilities between Germany and Russia is only the usual language of diplomacy to which all countries have been accustomed during the last 20 years where Communist Russia is concerned.

It is important we should realise for the sake of our peace of mind that a repetition of this unseemly slanging match does not in the least portend war. Germany is no more ready to invade Russia than she is for a military expedition to the moon.

What then did the Führer mean when he contrasted the rich but under-cultivated lands of the Ukraine and Siberia and the inexhaustible mineral resources of the Urals with the poverty of German soil? It was simply a Nazi retort to the accusation hurled by the Soviets as to the miseries of the peasantry and workers of Germany under Nazi rule.

Hitler replied by taunting the Soviets with the wretched use they were making if the enormous resources of their own country in comparison with the Nazi achievement in the land whose natural wealth was relatively poor.

He and his followed have a horror of Bolshevism and undoubtedly underrate the great things the Soviets have accomplished in their vast country. The Bolsheviks retaliate by understating Hitler’s services to Germany. It is only an interchange of abusive amenities between two authoritarian Governments. But it does not mean war between them.

I have no space in which to give a catalogue of the schemes which are being carried through to develop the resources of Germany and to improve the conditions of life for her people. They are immense and they are successful.

I would only wish to say here that I am more convinced than ever that the free country to which I have returned is capable of achieving greater things in that direction if its rulers would only pluck up courage and set their minds boldly to the task.

Source: Daily Express, September 17, 1936

Spain: Hitler Portraits, National Socialist Memorabilia Found in Raid on Arms Dealers

Aplethora of National Socialist memorabilia has been found alongside hundreds of guns and portraits of Adolf Hitler after police raided a warehouse in Spain.

Two Germans and one British man have been arrested under suspicion of leading an international arms ring that sold illegal guns, the Civil Guard said in a statement on Tuesday.

A total of 160 firearms, including submachine guns and 30 assault rifles, as well as 10,000 bullets and a grenade were uncovered in the raid across three locations in Andalusia, southern Spain.

Photos uploaded by the force show rooms full of Third Reich artefacts, including portraits of Hitler, National Socialist military uniforms, emblems and medals.

The collection, uncovered in the home of a German citizen reportedly linked to patriotic groups, was described as a "museum of Nazi-themed objects" by police.

The arrests came after a year-long investigation into a "spate of gun crimes" in the region.

The Death of Leon Degrelle

Leon Degrelle, combat hero of the Second World War, political leader, author and friend of the Institute for Historical Review, died March 31 [1994] in the southern Spanish city of Malaga. He was 87.

Degrelle was born on June 15, 1906, into a prosperous Catholic family in Bouillon, Belgium. As a young man, he was strongly influenced by the ideas of French writer Charles Marraus.

After study of philosophy, literature and law at the University of Louvain, this gifted publicist and charismatic public speaker turned to journalism and politics. In eloquent addresses to large rallies, several books and numerous booklets, and through his newspaper, Le Pays réel, he quickly made a mark on his country's political life. At the age of 29, his Catholic "Rex" movement -- which demanded radical political reform and the establishment of an authoritative "corporative" state of social justice and national unity -- captured 11.5 percent of the vote, and 21 parliamentary seats, in Belgium's 1936 elections.

Although his party's share of the vote fell to 4.4 percent in the 1939 election, Degrelle himself was reelected to the parliament with the largest majority of any deputy.

In the wake of Germany's June 1941 attack against the Soviet Union, Degrelle enthusiastically joined what he regarded as a pan-European crusade to crush Communism. His proposal to raise a volunteer battalion of fellow French-speaking Walloons to ensure a place of honor for Belgium in Hitler's new Europe was quickly accepted by the Germans.

Turning down an invitation to begin as a officer in the newly formed combat unit, he instead chose to start as a private, sharing all the burdens of his comrades. When he left his homeland in August 1941 to begin military service at the age of 35, he had never fired a gun. Nevertheless, he rose through the ranks to become commander of the unit that finally came to be known as the 28th SS Division "Wallonia."

As a result of the extraordinary courage and leadership he showed on the Narva front in Estonia, he became the first non-German to be awarded the coveted Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Hitler personally bestowed the honor on August 27, 1944.

Of the first 800 Walloon volunteers who left for the Eastern Front, only three survived the war, one of them Degrelle, who was wounded seven times during the course of his three and a half years of combat. All told, some 2,500 Walloons fell against the Soviets.

Degrelle's gripping account of duty, death and fierce combat on the eastern Front against numerically superior Soviet forces has won enthusiastic acclaim from readers around the world. The English-language edition, entitled Campaign in Russia, was first published by the IHR in 1985. It earned praise from US Army Brigadier General John C. Bahnsen in a review appearing in an official US Army Department magazine: ".. The pace of the writing is fast; the action is graphic, and a warrior can learn things from reading this book. I recommend its reading by students of the art of war. It is well worth the price."

To escape death at the hands of the victorious Allies at the end of the war, he made a daring 1,500-mile flight in a small plane from Norway across Europe to Spain, crash landing on the beach at San Sebastian. Critically wounded, he somehow survived, and then built a new and successful life in exile in Spain, which granted him refuge.

Over the years, numerous lies have been told about Degrelle. For example, a Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) report on his death that appeared recently in American Jewish community papers, while mentioning nothing of his remarkable wartime combat record, told readers that Degrelle "was responsible for the deportations and deaths of about 35,000 Jews in Belgium between 1941 and 1944." This claim has absolutely no basis in fact.

In spite of the catastrophic military defeat of the cause to which he had been so devoted, until his death Degrelle remained defiantly unrepentant. He made this clear in numerous interviews, essays and in a 300-page autobiography, which appeared (in German) in 1992.

During the final years of his life, Degrelle was working on a multi-volume series of books for the IHR detailing the personality, policies, impact and legacy of Adolf Hitler. Hitler: Born at Versailles, the first volume in this projected 13-volume series, was published by the IHR in 1987. In this 535-page book Degrelle traces the origins, course and impact of the First World War. A German edition was published in 1992. A portion of volume two appeared as an essay, "How Hitler Consolidated Power in Germany and Launched a Social Revolution," in the Fall 1992 Journal of Historical Review.

Unfortunately, Degrelle had been able to complete only a small part of this massive project by the time of his death. The IHR is now considering how best to put the completed portion into publishable form.

Source: The Journal of Historical Review, May-June 1994 (Vol. 14, No. 3), pages 20-21.

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