PATRIOT LETTER: THE BEST OF YOURS

Patriot Letter. Dated 3/17/05.

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Dear Fellow Patriot!

 

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I am so behind my mail that I decided to make this one
the Best of Yours. It’s very long, but it is still
just a small part of the mail I received. Enjoy:

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Germar Rudolf:

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Revisionism – an Ideology of Liberation
By Germar Rudolf

The Political and Economic Situation of Germany
The German nation is dying out. In 50 years our Volk
will be a minority in our own country, if present
demographic trends continue. A hundred years from now
it will for all practical purposes have ceased to
exist. For the most part, Germans are being replaced
by Turks: Germany is becoming Islamic. In view of the
cocky radicalism with which the Turks have set their
sights on taking over central Europe, it is clear that
blond hair and blue eyes will be a great disadvantage
in the second half of the 21st Century. What the Turks
lost with their swords at Vienna in 1683, they are
winning today with their vaginas.

With the exception of a few brief periods,
unemployment in Germany has risen steadily since the
mid 1970s, as has the number of welfare recipients. In
conjunction with this has come the growth of public
indebtedness, with a corresponding increase in the tax
burden for the portion of the population that is still
gainfully employed. Public debt is now rising faster
than the Gross National Product, which means that an
ever-growing portion of GNP consists of servicing the
debt industry rather than producing goods and
services. The economy is being strangled. We have
reached the point of no return. Collapse can be
delayed but not avoided.

Concurrently, Germany has consistently run a foreign
trade surplus, which in the last few years has risen
dramatically. Germany earns more than it spends. In
other words, Germany is stinking rich.

How can these scenarios coexist? It’s quite simple,
really. Our national wealth is being redistributed
from bottom to top. Just as in the popular old
American song: “…the rich get richer and the poor get
poorer.” More and more of the wealth is concentrated
in fewer and fewer hands.

One of the principal mechanisms for this
redistribution of wealth is public indebtedness. The
government borrows money from the people who buy its
instruments of indebtedness and the taxpayers pay
interest, both simple and compound.

And who pays most of the taxes in Germany? Working
people, salaried employees and the middle class. But,
who has the money to buy those huge amounts of
government bonds bearing interest that is paid with
our taxes? Who rakes in the interest, simple and
compound, year after year after year? The financial
oligarchy, obviously. Those individuals who are awash
in money.

Thus, the amount of public indebtedness is roughly
equal to the amount of wealth that the government has
redistributed from the middle classes to the wealthy.
Theoretically this process can continue until the
middle class becomes so poor that it no longer has
money to pay taxes, that is, until the oligarchs have
accumulated everything and the poor own nothing at
all. The resultant social tensions would of necessity
lead to revolt and revolution. This road to revolution
is paved with draconian measures of political coercion
designed to hinder economic reforms, as democracy
gradually gives way to dictatorship. Germany has
already progressed a long way down this road.

Any solution that offers a chance of alleviating the
gathering demographic catastrophe and reverse the
redistribution of wealth must have a political
program. Such programs are ruthlessly attacked by the
Establishment as being extremist or “Nazi.” They are
obstructed by dictatorial measures of repression that
include the banning of political parties, prosecution
in the courts, and proscription of the right to
exercise one’s profession. Peaceful solutions that
might result from an open discussion of options and
alternatives are effectively eliminated.

The Political and Economic Situation in Europe
A glance beyond the borders of Germany shows that the
situation in other European countries is no different.
Italy’s demographic dilemma is even worse than
Germany’s. Even in Poland the population is declining
drastically, while the Russian nation is collapsing
under the economic catastrophe.

Ireland appears to be the only country with a stable
population. While the native population of Europe is
declining, immigration from other continents is
increasing. The immigrant’s country of origin is
usually determined by the colonial history of the
European nation. In France, immigration comes mostly
from the western Arab countries; in England, from
India and various black African countries, the
Caribbean, etc.

Economic developments in all the European countries
parallel those in Germany. All Europe is reaping a
huge foreign trade surplus and growing ever richer in
worldly goods, while the population is growing poorer.
Exceptions are a few little countries where “everyone
is rich” such as Luxembourg, Switzerland and
Liechtenstein. All the others are caught in the same
debt and interest trap as Germany: the redistribution
of wealth from bottom to top is leading to
strangulation of the economy and growing social
tensions.

In reaction to these intensifying ethno-demographic
and socio-economic stresses, nearly all the European
power holders are reacting the same way. In France,
they first amended their election laws to keep the
Front National out of Parliament, then prosecuted the
chairman of the party on account of his objectionable
historical views. In England they recently arrested
the leaders of the British National Party for
allegedly inciting the masses to hate immigrants. In
Belgium they outlawed the leading Flemish Flamse Block
for articulating radical proposals to solve the
demographic crisis. And in the Netherlands, the
rightwing opposition leader Pim Fortuyn and the
literary critic of organized crime Theo van Gogh were
assassinated. Censorship laws against dissidents have
been introduced in almost every European country,
always directed against “right” views.

The Global Political and Economic Situation
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the USA became
the undisputed dominant world power.

The government of the USA is even deeper in debt than
the European countries, although its GNP is still
growing faster than the national debt. This is purely
domestic growth, however, since it is produced
exclusively by the “illegal” immigration of millions
of impoverished refugees from Central and South
America. Furthermore, the foreign trade balance of the
USA has been negative since 1980. Since the end of the
90s, this deficit has grown to be so gigantic (around
5% of its yearly GNP flows to foreign countries) that
one has to speak of the installment sale of America.

This deficit is financed by public and private debt.
Both of these have reached a level at which repayment
is impossible without a gigantic redistribution of
wealth that must lead to a tremendous increase in
social tensions, and the US already has the most
glaring contrast between rich and poor. No other
country has such an unequal distribution of wealth;
and private and public indebtedness exacerbates the
situation. If we include the Los Angeles race riots of
1992 and the Cincinnati riots of 2001 in the equation,
we can see that the “melting pot” theory is clearly
invalid. There is racial dynamite as well as
socioeconomic tension within the usually quiescent
American volcano, which can erupt at any time.

The whole world, including wealthy Europeans and
Asians, has collaborated to keep the American economy
growing with constantly increasing loans and credits.
Either they have faith in the never ending growth of
the US economy, or they feel they have no choice, or
both. This also explains why the US rulers have not
undertaken measures to stop “illegal” mass immigration
into the US, even though it increases social and
racial tensions. If this mass immigration should stop,
America’s real economic growth would come to an abrupt
halt. Such a development would create loss of
confidence among America’s foreign creditors, which in
turn would lead to a collapse of the dollar and with
it, the US and world economies.

Almost all the countries of the Third World are so
deeply in debt to the Western nations that their
principal economic efforts are directed toward paying
interest on their debts, just to keep creditors at
bay. They are in a position similar to that of Germany
under the Dawes Plan in the 1920s.

In other words: there is also a relentless global
redistribution of wealth under way from poor to rich
countries, again driven by “Interest Slavery.” The
resulting ever increasing poverty has produced a
global tsunami of migration into the wealthier
countries, with the consequences described above.

A generalized forgiveness of debt for the Third World
is required. However, this would cause tremendous
dislocations within global financial circles, since
many American bank loans are uninsured. By contrast,
European banks usually require greater security; they
“forgive” debts by taking over parts of the economies
of debtor nations. In other words: By “forgiving”
loans, Wall Street would lose much of its power and
fall into the hands of European banks, primarily those
in Frankfurt. This very nearly happened at the
beginning of the 1980s, when a collapse of the entire
US banking system was avoided only by massive
intervention on the part of the US government.

In 1999, Asia barely scraped past economic collapse.
Since then, the national economies of the Asian “Tiger
Countries” have been hanging by a thread.

Overcapacity in the Asiatic sphere has led to
deflation (a negative rate of inflation) and
stagnating economies. Public indebtedness, in which
there is no such thing as negative interest, has
reached a level that presents a real threat to
economic growth (in Japan for example.)

As long as the US economy continues to grow and absorb
at least part of Asia’s overproduction, we can expect
the present situation to continue. When the US economy
hits the skids, however, it will probably produce
another “domino effect” that will pull the whole world
into the economic abyss, just as in 1929. We can
expect that authoritarian or totalitarian regimes will
resort to perpetual war and warlike conflicts to
distract the masses from domestic social tensions,
thus “solving” the recurrent economic crisis
temporarily.

Considered from this perspective we can understand
part of the motivation that led to the US war against
Iraq. In 2002, Iraq abandoned the dollar and begun
conducting all foreign transactions in euros. If at
that time other oil exporting nations had followed
Iraq’s example, as several considered doing, the
dollar would have already collapsed.

The Enemies of Mankind
It is inevitable that every lender will demand
compensation for lending money or goods, which is
interest. The decisive factor in the development of
the debt crisis has not been simple interest, but
rather compound interest (interest on interest.)

This is what has caused the exponential explosion of
debt worldwide. No mathematical function rises faster
than that of compound interest. For this reason,
compound interest must be considered the principal
enemy of mankind. Breaking the slavery of compound
interest is the only way out of the diabolical cycles
of indebtedness, poverty, dictatorship, war and
revolution which has left such a terrifying trail of
blood throughout history.

Needless to say, expressing such observations means
making enemies of all those whose wealth and power is
built on compound interest. This includes everyone
whose wealth is derived not from honorable productive
work, but rather from the debts of others.

Their names are easily identified. They are the
international financiers who enslave entire national
economies, the global plutocrats who lend to the
public as well as to corrupt and irresponsible
officials who go about recklessly creating public
debt. They are the wealthy, powerful and unscrupulous
of this world, the worst enemies one can have,
assisted by political and media mobs whose task it is
to marginalize and prosecute those who oppose the
common enemy.

Among the enemies of mankind must be included the
ideologues who prepare the by insisting on the
destruction of national ethnic and cultural identity.

They are creating a homogenized, deculturated global
mass of consumers who have lost their identity and
whose global mass demands can be profitably satisfied
by global mass production. We are witnessing the
genesis of standardized Mass Man, whose political and
social thought can be globally directed by means of
standardized mass propaganda. It is the perfect
preface to the global reign of the Super Rich. The
trail blazer for this Homo Anonymous is clearly the
person who raves about the “Equality of All Mankind”
and proclaims the inhuman gospel that we must abolish
borders (destroy nations) and combine cultures
(destroy culture.)

The Lie as an Instrument to Rule
The world has stood before such an abyss once before.
The year was 1928. At that time the world fell into
the abyss, initiating the “dog-eat-dog” era of each
against all. Everyone attempted to save whatever could
be saved, at the expense of the weakest. In those days
Germany was the weakest nations of all, since it had
lost the First World War and been robbed and plundered
by the rest of the world. Most of the world continued
to flounder until the Second World War extricated it
from economic paralysis by devastating Central Europe.

Before the Second World War, one country did succeed
in overcoming the world crisis within its own borders.
It was considered the least likely to succeed, since
it was the weakest and most defenseless of all. Like
the phoenix, it rose from the ashes despite all
obstacles. While the world continued struggling with
the debt crisis, it climbed from economic paralysis to
general prosperity.

In an impoverished world filled with social strife,
this country put poverty and social tensions behind
it.

It did this despite being boycotted, isolated and
declared a leper by the rich and powerful. It was
truly a country like no other: Germany between the
years 1933 and 1939.

In those days, Germany succeeded in breaking the bonds
of interest slavery. It defied and jeopardized the
tyranny of Wall Street and London City by detouring
around “hard currency” and the global plutocracy. It
accomplished this by dealing directly with other
countries through barter transactions, developing a
system of direct international exchange. It cast off
the historic fetters of “exclusive guilt” for the
outbreak of World War I and refused to continue as the
slave of its enemies.

Consider the following remarks by an acknowledged
financial expert. In a circular letter written in July
2003, the President of Glenview State Bank in Illinois
wrote:

“The Great Depression of the 1930’s saw falling
prices, staggering unemployment and shattered stock
markets all over the world, and the world’s leading
statesmen seemed helpless to defeat it. Except for
one. His name was Adolf Hitler. Unlike France and
Britain, and unlike the United States, Germany spent
most of the 1930’s growing economically, not
declining. If we can understand why Depression-era
Germany resisted the disease, we may better understand
how alarmed we should be today in the 21st century.”
(Chicago Sun-Times, 30 July 2003)

Not surprisingly, these remarks enraged the American
Jews, who quickly suppressed the letter.

The subject of that letter is the key to our problem.

If it is true that Hitler enjoyed great success while
the rest of the world was floundering, and if Hitler
could be stopped only by destroying his country and
rooting out his ideas, shouldn’t that inspire us to
ask the secret of his success?

Since nearly all wars have economic causes, it should
not surprise us if the Second World War had them as
well. So, what hinders us from objectively researching
Hitler’s economic secret? That question can be
answered with one word:

The Holocaust

If the world had not been convinced that Hitler gassed
Jews, his ideas could be considered rationally, like
those of other political leaders. We would not be
deterred by the greatest taboo of all time. We would
be able to resist our Pavlovian conditioning and we
could react with some degree of objectivity to the
ideas of Hitler and his economic advisors. We would
find some of their ideas worthy of imitation. The
Holocaust myth hinders this, however. It hinders it in
such a drastic way that in Germany, it is now actually
against the law to say anything positive about Hitler
or the Third Reich.

The historic lie has always been a principal
instrument for gaining and maintaining political
power. The Catholic Church’s falsification of the
Donation of Constantinople secured for it totalitarian
rule in Europe for a thousand years.

Revisionism: The Main Enemy of the Big Lie
Revision is the reconsideration and possible
correction of historical allegations. Nothing is more
vitally important for the success of democracy, for
the self-evident reason that Revision alone can set
the record straight. When governments base their
authority upon lies, it is the task of Historical
Revisionism to expose these lies. Only Revisionism can
deprive tyrants of moral justification for their
misrule. Revisionism is a quest for truth and justice
and must proceed in an objective and scientific
manner. Nevertheless (perhaps therefore) it is a
highly effective method for liberating our repressed
nations, which makes it a revolutionary activity.

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword!

The revelation that the Donation of Constantine was a
forgery motivated Martin Luther to reform the Church,
which brought about the Protestant Reformation and
eventually an end to totalitarian rule by the medieval
Church. This lesson is not lost on the tyrants of our
time. It explains why Holocaust Revisionists are
socially persecuted everywhere in the Western world
and why, in many countries, they are imprisoned and
their writings burned by government censors.

We Revisionists wield the mightiest weapon of all, the
pen. Today we could not exist without the Internet,
which is “fireproof” in every sense of the word. With
the Internet we are able to unmask the lies of even
the most powerful tyrants, thereby destroying the
moral foundations of their misrule. We are doing
nothing less than preparing the way for a coming
Revolution:

–      Liberation of the Third World from interest
slavery;

–      Heading off demographic catastrophe in Europe;

–      Interrupting the redistribution of wealth from
poor to rich;

–      And most importantly of all, putting an end to
the ethnic, cultural, economic and ecological
devastation of our planet by the global plutocracy.

All these things depend on exposing and undermining
the moral foundation of today’s misrulers.

With exposure of the Holocaust myth, these rulers lose
more than mere justification for the never ending
occupation and plundering of Germany and the Arab
countries. They also lose their ideological “air
superiority” which they have enjoyed throughout the
Western world for over half a century. Without this
“air superiority” their global ideologies of human
homogenization and deculturization will have to
compete with national identity movements throughout
the world.

The Indians of the Amazon are not the only peoples
struggling to retain their right to
self-determination.

This is equally true of the Germans, French, English,
Scotch, Flemish and Kurds. Holocaust Revisionism is
liberation ideology for the poor, the persecuted and
marginalized of the whole world. Its liberating appeal
is particularly strong for us Germans as well as for
all Arabs, especially those in Palestine and Iraq.
This is true everywhere, with exception of the ruling
clique that collaborates with “the enemies of all
mankind” as the French Father of Revisionism Dr.
Robert Faurisson so aptly characterizes them.

Our Path and Our Goal
Their strategy for combating Revisionism and other
movements that could threaten their power is clear:

To slander, demonize and isolate Revisionists by
equating them with “Nazis” which, in the minds of most
people, is evil incarnate. It is the same strategy the
Inquisition used against “heretics”at the end of the
Middle Ages and the beginning of modern times. We are
accused of being in league with the Devil, and we all
know the consequences of that.

Revisionism is the tool that blunts the edge of that
deadly ideological weapon of denunciation as “Nazi.”

When Revisionism becomes established, the tyrants lose
their demagogical superweapon.

At present, the world mass media is under control of
the global plutocracy. We can expect the media to
increase its use of atrocity propaganda (Nazi!
Holocaust! Never forget!) as this control becomes less
secure. As long as the economic situation of the
majority continues to be endurable, they will believe
what the mass media tell them. The Revisionists have
no medium with which to counter the persuasive power
of Television backed by unlimited billions of dollars.

It would be illusory to believe that we can bring
about change in public consciousness with pamphlets,
chain letters, CDs and free brochures, which are
pinpricks against the armor of global plutocracy.
Still, Globalism’s reactions to our pinpricks show
that they are aware of their Achilles heel, the spot
where they are vulnerable. The result is increasing
repression. They are increasing fear, dislike and
dissatisfaction within the masses, and with this
increase comes increased receptiveness to Revisionist
ideas. We must not fail to utilize this blowback
effect. Nothing more is needed for escalation of this
interaction, that is, for a catastrophic resonance
effect, than the pathetic cooperation a few of the
less active Revisionists in spreading the word.

In the worst case there will be a titanic train wreck
of the world economy which will bring unparalleled
misery to the masses, and that will open their ears to
our alternative views. In the meantime, Revisionism
must create an intellectual basis upon which the
gathering political revision in Germany, Europe and
the world can build. In concrete terms this means that
we must use the inadequate resources at our disposal
to make our historical theses watertight. Finally, our
work must be of such high quality that established
historians can not avoid either making themselves look
ridiculous, or else changing sides.

Our highly specialized modern society demands extreme
specialization of labor. Not everyone can be an expert
on historical questions. Jurists, journalists and
politicians all have to rely on the judgments of
historians when they judge or report on historical
matters. As long as these historians march to the
drums of ruling dogma, the alpha types among them can
have no hope for success should they openly
acknowledge a change of opinion regarding “Holocaust.”
To do this, they need the protection of acknowledged
experts.

Most historians are teachers paid with tax dollars.

With the exception of a few successful authors, there
is no other market for their skills. In other words,
historians are at the mercy of their respective
government. They are extremely sensitive to threats
and extortion by the common enemy. Dr. Zarnow’s
article in this issue shows that there are historians
who are not completely intimidated, however. (Dr.
Zarnow is not the only professional historian who
collaborates with our revisionist endeavors behind the
scenes.)

Our greatest enemy is simple fear. In order to
minimize this fear, we offer every historian who wants
to write real history, the option of using pseudonyms
and working with us in secret.

In this way our effectiveness and persuasiveness
increase along with our appeal to other historians.

This feedback effect is another device on which we can
rely. We will release the true identities of these
experts and historians only when they agree to it and
we have enough professionals on our side to make show
trials impossible without overwhelming the legal
systems in Germany and Europe.

Our path is still steep and rocky. In order to
minimize resistance, we should adhere to these two
principles:

1. Divide and Conquer: We should make as few enemies
as possible. If we exclude certain groups from our
ranks at the outset, the only ones to benefit will be
our enemies. Among my clients are Germans and Turks,
atheists and Jews, and activists from both right and
left. We are not interested in our allies’ appearance
or place or condition of birth. The only important
thing is that they oppose Globalism. The conflict to
be resolved is not specific to any ethnic or religious
group.

We must also include members of the ruling elite. They
too recognize that the ruthless redistribution of
wealth from bottom to top and the dissolution of
ethnic and cultural identity are unsustainable. It is
in their interest to rethink the prevailing taboos and
seek a peaceful solution that is socially and
ethnically just.

2. Moral Hegemony: The ruling clique is losing moral
legitimacy by limiting human rights and increasing
social and ethnic tensions. We must offer the peoples
of the world an alternative that is morally superior.
Our guiding star must be the right to individual as
well as collective self-determination, as expressed in
the Rights of Men and the Rights of Nations. It would
be fatal if we demanded freedom of speech and
scientific research for ourselves but moved to
restrict the rights of our opponents. In that case,
what would distinguish us from the present censors? We
should avoid criticizing others simply because they
have differing views regarding the Holocaust.

To come back to Lorenzo Valla: History shows that when
paradigm changes occur, simply reversing or changing
dogma does not lead to a peaceful solution.

Only an end to all legally enforced dogma can bring
about lasting peace. It was not a forced Reformation
or Counter Reformation that finally brought peace to
Germany after the first Thirty Years War, but rather
religious tolerance.

In the present religious struggle, there will be peace
only when one’s concept of the Holocaust no longer
matters. The Revisionist reformation must not call for
the persecution of Exterminationists, as Dr. Nowak
repeatedly points out. Instead, we must demand
tolerance for the views of our opponents as well as
our own. Only in this way can we appeal to our fellow
men. Only in this way can we win moral hegemony. Only
in this way can we end the present religious struggle
and bring peace to Germany, Europe and the world.

Lorenzo Valla, who exposed the Donation of Constantine
as a forgery, did not live to see the end of the
Catholics’ abuse of power. Times change faster today,
so we could be more fortunate than Valla. But even if
we do not live to see the end of the present
repression and enforced Holocaust lies, our efforts
will still have a deeper historic meaning.

Our hour will come.

“Conduct yourself at all times, as though the maxims
of your will were the principles of a general law.”
—Immanuel Kant.

“Here I stand, I can do no other.” —Martin Luther.

“I dared to try.” —Ullrich von Hutten.

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Hans Mohr:

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THE GREAT TOKYO AIR RAID
‘Scorched and boiled and baked to death’

By MASARU FUJIMOTO

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Special to The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?fl20050313x1.htm

Kayo-chan was in the fifth grade when the Great Tokyo
Air Raid took the lives of her parents, her
grandparents and two of her brothers — along with
some 100,000 other people — as World War II was
drawing to its end.

She escaped one of the fiercest firebombings in
history because she had been evacuated from the city
to her aunt’s house in the fishing town of Numazu,
Shizuoka Prefecture.

Now, with the 60th anniversary of the March 10, 1945,
raid upon us, Kayo-chan’s story is being retold in an
animated film that was completed last week and is
currently slated for general release in June.

‘Tears will not dry’

Titled “Ashita Genki ni Nare (Tomorrow Will Be a
Brighter Day),” the film directed by Shinichi Nakata
portrays the schoolgirl who becomes a war orphan
overnight and then struggles to survive while growing
up amid the charred debris that was downtown Tokyo.

The film, however, is far from being a maudlin account
of Kayo-chan’s plight, instead focusing on the peppy
girl’s optimistic outlook.

Moreover, it’s a true story based on a book of the
same name by Kayoko Ebina, 71, an essayist and the
widow of the late rakugo master Hayashiya Sanpei, with
whom she had four children, including the popular
rakugo-ka Hayashiya Kobuhei.

The film premiered at a gathering last week held to
commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Tokyo bombing.
Ebina, who appeared at the event and addressed
hundreds of participants at the Hibiya Kokaido Hall in
Chiyoda Ward, said then: “Even though 60 years have
passed, my tears still will not dry. I must keep
telling people what happened on March 10.”

So what did happen on that Saturday 60 years ago?

At 10:30 p.m. on March 9, 1945, warning sirens sounded
around Tokyo as two U.S. reconnaissance planes were
spotted high in the sky. The alert was lifted as soon
as the aircraft appeared to have vanished eastward
into the darkness toward the Boso Peninsula in Chiba
Prefecture.

But then, shortly after midnight, wave after wave — a
total of 344 B-29s — suddenly roared over blacked-out
downtown Tokyo. Loaded with more than 6 tons of
incendiary devices each, some of the Superfortress
bombers in group formations attacked from as low as
150 meters, while others dropped their loads from
2,000 meters.

After scattering tons of aluminum “chaff” to
completely cloud the Japanese radars and dazzle the
gunners on the ground who were sweeping the skies with
their searchlights, the attackers began to drop 1
million bombs amounting to 2,000 tons of 2.7-kg
incendiaries mainly on the city’s Taito, Koto and
Sumida wards.

For 2 1/2 hours they kept on coming, raining death in
the shape of 60-cm-long by 8-cm-diameter bombs on the
cramped warrens of wooden houses, shops, small
factories and workshops in that poor part of the
capital and rendering more than 1 million residents
homeless as well as the more than 100,000 dead.

The firebombing “scorched and boiled and baked to
death,” was how Maj. Gen. Curtis LeMay, the mastermind
of the indiscriminate aerial attack, later phrased it.

Masses of panicked and terrified civilians scrambled
to escape the inferno, most unsuccessfully, because
what happened that night was not just an awful, huge
conflagration — but a firestorm in which superhot air
rose upward so fast that it sucked in air from all
sides in ferocious winds that blew countless thousands
into the flames.

The human carnage was so great that the blood-red mist
and stench of burning flesh carried high into the sky
sickened the bomber crews, forcing them to use oxygen
masks to keep from vomiting.

“In the black Sumida River, countless bodies were
floating, clothed bodies, naked bodies, all black as
charcoal. It was unreal,” was how one doctor at the
scene described it.

Stripped of guns

According to “War Without Mercy” by John Dower, the
heat from the bombing was so intense that in some
places canals boiled, metal melted, and buildings and
human beings burst spontaneously into flames. It took
25 days to remove all the dead from the gutted rubble.
With the exception of the fires that raged through
Tokyo and Yokohama at the time of the Great Kanto
Earthquake in 1923, this was the largest urban
conflagration in recorded history, Dower says.

The day before the attack, U.S. Air Force crews had
been mustered on Tinian and Saipan in the Marianas
Islands for a briefing on a low-level bombing attack
on Tokyo to begin that evening. To the surprise of
many, the crews were told that their planes would be
stripped of all guns except for the tail turret.
Lighter weight would boost the bombers’ speed and also
increase their bomb-load capacity by 65 percent.

There, LeMay told his men: “You’re going to deliver
the biggest firecracker the Japanese have ever seen.”

The Tokyo bombing — which cost the lives of 243
American airmen and destroyed more than 40 sq. km of
the city — was not the first aerial assault on
Japan’s mainland. U.S. air raids had already started
on April 18, 1942, only a few months after the Pearl
Harbor attack in December 1941, and they became more
frequent after November 1944.

Those Allied raids, though, largely involved
precision, high-altitude attacks on industrial and
military targets, often carried out in difficult
weather conditions and through cloud cover.

But when reconnaissance photographs consistently
showed that only about 10 percent of the bombs dropped
in those raids were hitting their targets, it was
concluded that the tactic was achieving little.

As a result, LeMay finally shifted the aerial campaign
to more effective, but much more indiscriminate, area
bombing, saying that the firebombing of Japanese
cities like Tokyo would terminate assembly lines and
their smaller feeder workshops, which were often
mingled in among the densely packed housing of
downtown areas.

Wave upon wave of attacks

For the Allied forces, the effectiveness of area
bombing, which plunged the enemy’s morale into
despair, had been proven just a month earlier in
Germany. In Dresden, more than 1,200 Allied heavy
bombers dropped some 3,300 tons of incendiaries that
caused firestorms and killed between 35,000 and 10,000
people, mostly civilians.

After flattening central Tokyo in the March 10 attack,
in the weeks and months that followed, the Allied
forces launched wave upon wave of aircraft in
large-scale area-bombing attacks on other areas of
Tokyo, as well as Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya and almost
every city throughout the country. Altogether, in such
raids, more than 300,000 people are believed to have
been killed.

Then, finally, when the most devastating weapons of
mass destruction in history were used against
Hiroshima on Aug. 6 that year, and Nagasaki three days
later, another 140,000 and 70,000 people are thought
to have perished in those cities respectively.

Since the war’s end, Ebina has visited Yokoamicho Park
in Sumida Ward every year on March 10. The park was
originally built in 1930 to commemorate victims of the
1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. Now, the remains of more
than 105,000 people killed in the firebombing and
other raids on the capital, as well as 58,000 others
who perished in the earthquake, are stored in a
charnel house there.

This year, on March 9, Ebina was present when a
monument to commemorate the bombing victims at the
gate of Kanfeiji Temple in Ueno Park was finally
unveiled. In launching her plan for that monument
several years ago, Ebina had delivered a message that
was as somber as it is simple and filled with hope: “I
never want children in the future to go though the
sorrow I had.”

The Japan Times: March 13, 2005

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Adelaide Institute:

http://www.adelaideinstitute.org

[START]

Major antisemitic incident in Germany

Ginger the cat arrested in Germany for pro-Nazi
sympathies

Newsflash – NSDAP, Mannheim  20 April 2005

Jewish German groups claim that Ginger, now living in
an old cattery in Fürth, is the cat seen
affectionately admiring Adolf Hitler during the 1934
Nürnberg Party Rally. Evidence comes from Triumph Des
Willens. Ginger was asked to comment to journalists
about war crimes allegations. “I was only obeying
orders”, claimed Ginger. “I was only rooting out the
pantry rats who were on a free ride to glory. I didn’t
throw the piano out the window, how could I? I was
only a cat.” Police prosecutor, Klein-boy, claimed
that Ginger’s denialism stems from a refusal to accept
eternal guilt, and that court action will follow. He
said, “These incorrigible cats have lots of criminal
energy stemming from their refusal to rat on other
former membes of the ‘NS Katzenjammer SS Sonder
Kommando für töten von Ratten in Speisekammern’.”
Ginger’s collar and registration tag have been
impounded to prevent its escape to Sardinia, something
vigorously opposed by defence counsel, Shepherd
Blondie, who claimed that cats are never a flight
risk. An unidentified source close to Judge Bobcat
claimed that an out-of-court cash-offer of 20 rats is
expected soon. “An intervention at the highest
diplomatic level will come from a German-related
English royal whose grandson recently gave up fox
hunting to join the Holy Order of the Pussies.” The
case is continuing .

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From France:

[START]

New York Times and the Holocaust: The New York Times
consistently buried news of the Nazi Holocaust in its
back pages and downplayed the Jewish identity of the
victims, according to the first scholarly study of how
the Times covered the Nazi genocide. Buried by The
Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most Important
Newspaper, by Prof. Laurel Leff, has just been
published by Cambridge University Press. Prof. Leff, a
former reporter and editor who teaches journalism at
Northeastern University, is a leading member of the
Academic Council of The David S. Wyman Institute for
Holocaust Studies. Among the book’s key findings: …
New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, an
assimilated Jew of German descent, feared that the
newspaper would be engaging in special pleading and
thus deliberately downplayed news of the Holocaust and
the Jewish identity of the victims… Holocaust news
was consistently relegated to the Times’ back pages.
Of the 1,186 articles that the Times published during
1939-1945 about Europe’s Jews, only 26 (about two
percent) of them appeared on the front page, and even
those articles “obscured the fact that most of the
victims were Jews.”

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Mike Reisch:

[START]

Dear Walter:

Not only is Sontheimer  irrational by under pinning
his arguments with flawed logic but what is worse he
is also a child abuser to boot.

By his own words he states and I quote:

“Meanwhile, my 11-year-old son has started to ask me
about the Nazis. While we were living in London, his
schoolmates sometimes greeted him mockingly with a
“Heil Hitler.” Although he was born almost 50 years
after the “Fuehrer” shot himself in his bunker, he,
too, can’t escape history. That is not something I
regret.”

What do you call a father who stands by seeing his son
brainwashed and  subjected to psychological abuse at
school without rising to his defense? Indeed it is
something that he welcomes! He ranks as nothing but a
coward and a child abuser.

Perhaps in the future, the day the propaganda stops
and the truth has finally set Germany free
Sontheimer’s grand children will ask “Papa what did
you say and do during those terrible years of
political oppression and umerziehung?”

Wonder what sort of flawed logic he will devise to
make himself come out smelling like a rose while
attempting distance himself from the cesspool that is
present day Germany.

Mike Reisch

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Simon Wiesenthal Center:

[START]

SWC To London Mayor: Apologize Now For Antisemitic And
Anti-Israel Comments

At a time when violent antisemitic attacks on British
Jews increased 42% last year reaching greater levels
than in France, where just days before Holocaust
Memorial Day Jewish  gravestones were desecrated with
swastikas, while at the same time there was a spate of
violent attacks against Jews in North London, where
Jewish students feel increasingly intimidated on
university campuses for openly expressing their
support for Israel, and when young people in the UK
increasingly display a lack of understanding of the
Nazi Holocaust, the slanderous comments against a
Jewish reporter and the State of Israel by London’s
controversial mayor have fueled an already dangerous
environment.

Mayor Ken Livingstone’s most recent statements
accusing the Israeli government of “ethnic cleansing”
and his description of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel
Sharon as a “war criminal who should be in prison”
have added to the anger over comments made last month
when he compared a Jewish reporter to a concentration
camp guard.  Livingstone has refused consistent calls
from Prime Minister Tony Blair, British officials,
Holocaust survivors, and London’s Jewish community to
apologize.

Therefore, we are asking our supporters in Britain and
around the world to join the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s
protest directly to London Mayor Ken Livingstone to
urge him to immediately apologize for his comments
trivializing the Holocaust and demonizing Zionism and
Israel.

Livingstone has had a long history of conflict with
British Jews.  Last year, he hosted Sheik Yusuf al
Qaradawi, a Muslim Brotherhood Imam who has endorsed
suicide bombings against civilians in Israel and
attacks on foreign civilians in Iraq. In 2000, he made
a speech claiming that global capitalism was
responsible for more deaths that the Nazis.  And as
far back as 1983, in his capacity as a newspaper
editor, he published a cartoon of then-Israeli Prime
Minister Menachem Begin dressed in an SS uniform with
a caption reading, “The Final Solution.”

Additionally, the Center is urging mayors of all
cities to refuse to officially welcome Livingstone to
their cities until he apologizes for his reckless and
incendiary behavior.

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Chuck Baldwin:

[START]

Terri Schiavo Case Portends An Ominous Future For
America
By Chuck Baldwin
March 16, 2005

It is extremely difficult to believe, but it appears
that the State of Florida will order a young woman to
be slowly starved to death. I’m referring to Terri
Schiavo, of course.

Most of my readers are probably somewhat, if not
thoroughly, familiar with the Terri Schiavo story.
Terri was left severely brain damaged back in 1990.
Although the media seems to have no curiosity at all
regarding the mysterious circumstances of Terri’s
condition, this is part of the story which should be
further examined. I attempted to broach this topic on
CNN’s Anderson Cooper television program to no avail.

The mysterious circumstances of Terri’s condition
aside, the fact is, there is a young woman in Florida
who suffers from brain damage whom courts have
determined is not fit to live and will soon be allowed
to starve to death.

Terri’s potential starvation is being authorized in
spite of the fact that she has loving parents and
friends who are more than willing to love and care for
her for the rest of her life. However, Terri’s
husband, a man who has yet to be required to answer
hardly any trenchant questions regarding his actions
on Terri’s behalf, is pushing the courts to allow
Terri to starve.

As Terri’s “legal guardian,” husband Michael has
already squandered over $1 million dollars which the
courts awarded him for Terri’s medical care and
treatment. Furthermore, Michael has lived in an
adulterous relationship from the “get go” of this
whole
sordid episode.

Michael maintains that his efforts are motivated only
by his desire to fulfill Terri’s wish that she be
allowed to die. Of course, he has no proof whatsoever
that Terri ever stated such an intention. What no one
seems willing to ask is, “If Michael’s only motivation
is to honor his wife’s wishes, why did he decide to
cheat on Terri and have an affair with another woman?
Was he honoring Terri’s wishes when he was fornicating
behind her back?”

Since Michael didn’t seem to care about Terri’s wishes
when he decided to commit adultery, why should anyone
believe him when he says he is only honoring her wish
to let her starve to death? Get real!

The fact is, Terri Shiavo is not in a coma; she is not
brain dead; she is not on life support; she is not in
a “persistent vegetative state.” Terri is able to
laugh, cry, and attempts to communicate. According to
her parents, she is able to say “Mom” or “Dad” and
even respond to yes or no questions. She still knows
her parents and is able to display expressions of
affection toward them.

I would dare say that most of us are personally
acquainted with people who are dependent on feeding
tubes and yet have strong, loving relationships and
meaningful lives. Is it now the state’s prerogative to
determine the worth and value of people’s lives?
And if so, is not the state then playing God?

I suppose the sad reality of the situation is that the
state has been playing God since January 22, 1973 when
abortion on demand was legalized in this country.
Since then, the state has given mothers and physicians
the authority to determine the worth and value of
unborn babies and the delegated power to terminate the
lives of those they deem unfit or unwanted. It now
appears that legal guardians and doctors will be given
the same authority over people’s lives in matters
relating to euthanasia. But where will it end? The
answer is, it won’t end.

Once a precedent is established into law, judges and
elected politicians tend to defend and support that
precedent, no matter how Draconian or egregious it
might be. As such, the Terri Schiavo case portends an
ominous future for America. If Michael Schiavo is
allowed to kill his brain damaged wife, the doors of
state sponsored euthanasia will swing wide open.

Furthermore, can anyone think of a more inhumane way
to die than starvation? If Michael Schiavo tried to
starve his dog to death, he would be arrested and
thrown in jail! However, the same court system that
protects animals from cruelty, is about to grant
Michael the power to cruelly starve his own wife to
death!

In addition, if Michael Schiavo had any feelings or
compassion whatsoever, he would divorce himself from
Terri and turn guardianship over to her parents. That
he doesn’t suggests he possesses deep, ulterior
motives and the hardest of hearts!

One more thing: where are the church leaders within
the Religious Right on this issue? For the most part,
they are silent. Why? Why are they not crying out for
Terri? Is it because their hero, G.W. Bush, is also
silent?

Where is President Bush? Does not Terri fit into his
“culture of life” message? Where is his “compassionate
conservatism” for Terri? It seems clear to me that if
anyone deserves a presidential
pardon from a potential death sentence, Terri Schiavo
is that person!

I know many millions of people are praying for Terri.
Many of them have also written emails and letters,
sent faxes, made phone calls, and begged their elected
representatives to intervene. Some of us have even
been given the opportunity to plead Terri’s case on
national television and radio programs.

However, as with the Roe decision in 1973, it appears
that an activist judiciary will once again defy the
will of the citizenry and give its blessing to the
horrific killing of innocent Americans. They must
assume that since the American people have come to
accept the thought of helpless, unborn babies having
their heads and limbs cut off while in the womb, we
will also come to accept the thought of helpless,
handicapped adults being allowed to starve to death
while in a hospital. One can only wonder what is next.

© Chuck Baldwin

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Julie:

[START]

Dear Walter:

Eric Thomson wrote a book with Ernst Zundel.  It was
called “The Hitler We Loved and Why”.  He claims that
he wrote the text and Ernst supplied the
illustrations.  He is a bit bitter about this.  Has
anyone ever read this book?  He appears to know Ernst
quite well and has questioned Ernst’s choice in women,
especially those of Jewish descent.  At first, I
discarded a letter I read by him on another web site
but yet, now, I wonder how much he really does know
and if Ingrid is truly not the person we claim to know
and love.  Any thoughts on this?  Again, we must go
back to the questions of what is really at stack and
what and who we can believe in….?

Julie

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Monika:

[START]

I cannot help but wonder………the
U.S./Anglo-American empire for so long has destroyed
nations and their cultures with never-ending
aggressive invasions and subsequent wars against other
sovereign nations. Invasion comes in many ways.
Perhaps it is true that what goes around comes around.

Monika

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/15/national/15gangs.html?ex=1111554000&en=42eee0fe65340357&ei=5070
100 Members of Immigrant Gang Are Held
By CHARLIE LeDUFF

Published: March 15, 2005

LOS ANGELES, March 14 – Federal immigration
authorities announced Monday that they had arrested
more than 100 members of a violent Central American
street gang in a nationwide crackdown.

The gang, Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, was born in the
Rampart district of Los Angeles and has since
multiplied across the continent, involving itself in
narcotics and gun trafficking, murder and
prostitution, law enforcement officials said.

Many of the gang members are illegal immigrants,
mostly from Latin American countries like El Salvador,
Honduras and Guatemala. Those arrested have a litany
of criminal charges on their records, and some are
immigration violators who were ordered deported but
either returned to the United States or never left in
the first place.

In total, 103 people were arrested over the past month
by agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs
Enforcement.

“By bringing the full range of I.C.E.’s immigration
and customs authorities in the fight against violent
street gangs, we can take hundreds of gang members off
the streets and have a significant impact on community
safety,” said Michael Garcia , the Department of
Homeland Security assistant secretary and director of
the immigration and customs bureau.

The man said to be the leader of the MS-13 gang was
arrested in Texas in early February. That man, Ever
Anibal Rivera Paz, known as El Culiche, or the
Tapeworm, was recognized by his tattoos, one of the
gang’s hallmarks. He had escaped from prison in
Honduras, where he was accused of masterminding an
attack on a bus that killed 28 people.

Federal agents, working on information provided by
state and local law enforcement officials, arrested 30
suspected MS-13 members in the New York area, 25 in
Washington, 17 in Los Angeles, 10 in Newark, 10 in
Miami, 10 in Baltimore and 1 in Irving, Tex.

Among those arrested in Los Angeles was a former
member of the Salvadoran military who admitted to the
authorities that he was a founding member of the MS-13
gang in Hollywood. The man has convictions for weapons
violations, robbery and mail theft and was arrested on
immigration violations.

“MS is not a gang, it’s an army,” said Officer Frank
Flores, a gang expert with the Los Angeles Police
Department, who says MS-13 membership numbers in the
tens of thousands nationwide. “Within the United
States, these guys pose as much a threat to the well
being of ordinary citizens as any foreign terrorist
group.”

Another man, arrested in Long Branch, N.J., is
suspected of being the leader of the MS-13 cell there.
He has a criminal history of aggravated arson, weapons
possession, grand larceny and possession of stolen
property. He, too, was arrested on administrative
immigration violations.

One problem with dealing with criminal illegal
immigrants, law enforcement officials say, is that
cities like Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles,
Miami and New York have either written or understood
“sanctuary” policies that prohibit their law
enforcement officers from asking a suspect about his
immigration status. This makes it difficult for police
officers to work with federal immigration authorities
until an illegal immigrant commits a crime.

The thinking is that illegal immigrants who lead
normal and productive lives would be unwilling to
approach the police as witnesses if they feared that
they, too, would be deported.

The problem is especially acute in Los Angeles, where
gang members often return after being deported. Local
police officers may know a criminal by face, but until
they catch him in an illegal act, he is allowed to
remain on the streets.

But a new era may be dawning in the fight against
gangs, as police departments like Los Angeles’s share
street intelligence with the federal authorities.

“You think an immigrant Hispanic family who is here
illegally would mind if we targeted the violent
criminal?” Capt. Michael Downing, commander of the
Hollywood precinct, asked. “I don’t. But every time
you mention it, they say it’s a slippery slope and so
the violent criminal is tolerated.”

In Central America, the judicial system has employed a
no-tolerance policy for gang members deported from the
United States known as “mano dura” or the “hard hand.”
Gang members deported there may prefer to return to
the United States rather than risk the long sentences
for gang affiliation and particularly onerous prison
life there.

Federal immigration officials estimate that there are
80,000 to 100,000 criminal illegal immigrants in the
United States. If the 30,000 in the Los Angeles area
were all to be apprehended at the same time, they
would overwhelm the 1,400 beds allotted for them. So
immigration officials say the current operation is
meant to single out the most hardened criminals with
longstanding gang ties.

“L.A. isn’t the only place where this is happening,”
said Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for the immigration
bureau. “We’ve thrown down the gauntlet, and this is
only the beginning.”

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New Order:

[START]

WHAT WAS HIS NAME?

He Wanted to Take Over the World

In the name of national security and without the
consent of the governed, he imposed restrictions on
the freedoms of his people and took away their rights.

And so, as he drove through a German town, no one,
except the police—uniformed and secret—were allowed
out on the streets.  Citizens were ordered to keep
their windows shut and to stay off balconies “to avoid
misunderstandings.”  Stores and restaurants were
closed, driving and parking on the the streets were
banned, garages were emptied, mailboxes were taken
away, and manhole covers were welded shut.  He himself
hid behind heavy armor and bullet-proof glass.

Who was this man?

It was none other than the current president of the
United States,  On a recent trip to Germany, the
inhabitants of Mainz were ordered off their own
streets, as their city was visited by this famous
champion of Freedom and Democracy.

By contrast, that “terrible dictator,” Adolf Hitler,
was able to move freely and without fear among the
citizens of Mainz in an open car, with doors, windows
and balconies flung open in celebration and
greeting—just as he could in any other German town or
village.

So, tell us some more about “Freedom” and “Democracy”!

Continuing the fight for a better world —

NEW ORDER
Dept E
PO Box 270486
Milwaukee WI 53227
http://www.theneworder.org

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For our German Readers:

Horst Mahler:

[START]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

„Es ist die Antipathie der Völker gegen das jüdische
Menschenbild, in der die Hochachtung den Widerwillen
vermehrt, eigentlich nur mit einer anderen zu
vergleichen: mit derjenigen gegen die Deutschen, deren
Schicksalsrolle und innere wie äußere Stellung unter
den Völkern die allerwunderlichste Verwandtschaft mit
der jüdischen aufweist. Allein ich gestehe, daß mich
zuweilen eine den Atem stocken lassende Angst
überkommt, es möchte eines Tages der gebundene Welthaß
gegen das andere Salz der Erde, das Deutschtum, in
einem historischen Aufstand frei werden… Unseliges
Volk, es wird nicht gut ausgehen mit ihm, denn es will
sich selbst nicht verstehen, und jedes Mißverstehen
seiner selbst erzeugt nicht nur die Schmähung allein,
sondern erregt den Haß der Welt und bringt es in
äußerste Gefahr. Was gilt es: Das Schicksal wird sie
schlagen, weil sie sich selbst verrieten und nicht
sein wollten, was sie sind.”

(Gunnar Porikys zitiert  in seinem Beitrag „;Magische
Weltsicht – der Goetheanist Karl Foerster”
[“Sleipnir”,Heft 34, 2001] Goethes Worte, die
angeblich 1832 von F.W. Riemer aufgeschrieben wurden.
Die Fachleute streiten über deren Authentizität, aber
Karl Foerster hielt sie für das echte „;Vermächtnis an
das deutsche Volk”)

———

Soeben erreichte mich aus Portugal die Nachricht, daß
dortige Zeitungen Alarmierendes berichten:

Alle Australischen Militärs – so heißt es – bekommen
auf Befehl der Regierung Mikrochips implantiert.
Desgleichen sollen  alle Australischen
Bankangestellten  einer solchen Maßnahme unterzogen
werden. Im Weigerungsfalle würde ihnen gekündigt. In
diesem Zusammenhang wird in den Zeitungen auf die
nachfolgend wiedergegebene Internetveröffentlichung
(http://www.raven1.net/kilde1.htm) hingewiesen. In ihr
warnt die oberste Medizinalbeamtin Nordfinnlands vor
den Mikrochip-Implantaten. Leider habe ich nicht die
Zeit, den Artikel aus der HELSINGIN SANOMAT, der
größten Skandinavischen Zeitung, vom 9. September 1999
ins Deutsche zu übersetzen.

HM

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Chris:

[START]

The The Ideological Background of Hitler’s Germany.
Adolf Hitler is without question the one towering
figure over the 20th Century – and perhaps even of the
21st, even if measured only in the reaction against
him. Because of this fame, or infamy, Hitler and the
Third Reich remain one of the most controversial
topics of contemporary history.

Yet despite all the intense scrutiny and historical
evaluation, Hitler and the Third Reich remain one of
the most difficult historical areas with which to come
to grips. The reason for this is that Hitler still has
a massive influence on everyday politics and life at
the end of the 20th Century, and it is difficult to
find any source, which has an objective view of the
state created by the Nazi regime from 1933 to 1945 in
Germany. In fact, a large amount of what has been
written about Hitler and Nazi Germany has been
particularly subject to the pressure of political
correctness:a good example is the story of 1936
Olympics and the Black American athlete Jesse Owens.

The 1936 Olympics The story most repeated about Hitler
and the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, which were
unquestionably put on as a political showcase for Nazi

Germany, is that Hitler refused to shake the hand of
the American Black athlete Jesse Owens after the
latter had won a race. This myth is extremely
widespread: the Encarta Encyclopedia, issued by
Microsoft (1998 edition) states the following in its
entry under Jesse Owens:
“Owens, Jesse (1913-80), one of the greatest
track-and-field athletes of all time . . . A member of
the U.S. track team in the 1936 Olympic Games, held in
Berlin, Owens won four gold medals. He won the 100-m
dash in
10.3 sec, equaling the Olympic record; set a new
Olympic and world record of 20.7 sec in the 200-m
dash; and won the running broad jump with a leap
of 26 ft 5I in., setting a new Olympic record. He was
also a member of the U.S. 400-m relay team that year,
which set a new Olympic and world record of 39.8 sec.
Despite Owens’ outstanding athletic performance,
German leader Adolf Hitler refused to acknowledge his
Olympic victories because Owens was black. Owens went
on to play an active role in youth athletic programs
and later established his own public relations firm.
His autobiography, The Jesse Owens Story, was
published in 1970.”
“Owens, Jesse,” Microsoft Encarta, 98
Encyclopedia.1997 Microsoft
Corporation.”

The reality was in fact substantially different: what
happened was that Hitler personally attended the first
day of the track and field competition on 2 August
1936, and did personally congratulate the German
athlete Hans Woellke, who became the first German to
win a gold medal in the Olympics since 1896.
Throughout the rest of the day, Hitler continued to
receive Olympic champions, German and non-German, in
his VIP box.
The next day, 3 August, the chairman of the
International Olympic Committee, Comte Baillet-Latour,
approached Hitler early in the morning and told the
German leader that he had violated Olympic protocol by
having winners paraded to his box.
Hitler apologized and gave an undertaking that he
would from then on refrain from publicly
congratulating any winners, German or otherwise.
During this day, Owens won his gold medals – and in
line with the Olympic Committee’s ruling, Hitler did
not shake his hand, or anybody else’s for that matter,
at the games again. It is therefore utterly false to
claim that Hitler deliberately chose to ignore Owens.
In fact, in the very autobiography that the Encarta
Encyclopedia extract above refers to, The Jesse Owens
Story, Owens himself recounted how Hitler had stood up
and waved to him:
“When I passed the Chancellor he arose, waved his hand
at me, and I waved back at him. I think the writers
showed bad taste in criticizing the man of the hour in
Germany.” – Jesse Owens, The Jesse Owens Story, 1970.
Another common story about the 1936 Olympic games is
that Owens’ victory “disproved the Nazi master race
theory” – in fact the Olympic games as a whole were
won by the German team with 89 medals, compared to the
56 medals won by the second placed USA team.
March Of The Titans by Ostara Publishers

Jesse Owens by Hjalmar Schacht (extract)

In 1936, National-Socialist Germany was at the height
of her international prestige. All limitations imposed
by Versailles had been done away with. In spite of all
the difficulties, she now had a balanced economy. The
Olympic Games, which were held that year in Berlin,
attracted an immense number of foreign visitors and
were the occasion of an uninterrupted sequence of
brilliant festivities, arranged not only with unusual
splendor but also with excellent taste and consummate
organization. One had to hand it to Dr. Goebbels that
in this instance he knew his job. No matter whether it

was a question of big events in the actual stadiums,
whether those taken part were invited to attend a
theatrical performance, or whether plans had been
made for excursions, or sightseeing, everything bore
the stamp of unusual though never obtrusive
brilliance. Besides the sporting events, the highlight
of the whole affair was the open-air evening fete on
Peacock Island situated in the river Havel between
Wannsee and Potsdam. The Island was linked with the
riverbank by a bridge of boats. As the guests
stepped on to the bridge they were greeted on either
side by girls dressed as pages, all in white and
wearing knee breeches.
The great park belonging to the Island Castle was
illuminated, and countless little tables had been set
up with room for more than a thousand guests served by
white-clad pages. Specially selected music and a truly

fantastic firework display constituted the
entertainment. By way of a memento, each guest
received an artistic gift from the Berlin Porcelain
factory.
Hitler’s public appearances during these days were
likewise exemplary.
What speeches he made were moderate, pacific and
friendly towards other nations. He even went so far as
to shake hands with, and congratulate, Jesse Owens,
a Negro, and holder of the hundred-yard record.
The Autobiography of Hjalmar Schacht, My First
Seventy-Six Years,
p329-333

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