In the popular imagination, American GIs in postwar Germany were well-liked and well-behaved. But a new book claims that US soldiers raped up to 190,000 women at the end of World War II. Is there any truth to the controversial claim?
The soldiers arrived at dusk. They forced their way into the house and tried to drag the two women upstairs. But Katherine W. and her 18-year-old daughter Charlotte were able to escape.
The soldiers didn’t give up easily though. They began searching all the houses in the area and ultimately found the two women in a neighbor’s closet shortly before midnight. The men pulled them out and threw them onto two beds. The crime the six soldiers ultimately committed took place in March, 1945, shortly before the end of World War II. The girl cried for help: “Mama. Mama.” But none arrived.
Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of German women experienced a similar fate at the time. Often, such gang rapes were blamed on Soviet troops in Germany’s east. But this case was different. The rapists were soldiers from the United States of America and the crime took place in Sprendlingen, a village near the Rhine River in the west.
By the end of the war, some 1.6 million American troops had advanced deep into Germany, ultimately meeting the advancing Soviets at the Elbe River. In the US, those who freed Europe from the plague of the Nazis came to be known as the “Greatest Generation.” And Germans too developed a positive image of their occupiers: cool soldiers who handed out chewing gum to the children and wowed the German fräuleins with jazz and nylons.
But is that image consistent with reality? German historian Miriam Gebhardt, well known in Germany for her book about leading feminist Alice Schwarzer and the feminist movement, has now published a new volume casting doubt on the accepted version of America’s role in German postwar history.
Reports from the Catholic Archive
The work, which came out in German on Monday, takes a closer look at the rape of German women by all four victorious powers at the end of World War II. In particular, though, her views on the behavior of American GIs are likely to raise eyebrows. Gebhardt believes that members of the US military raped as many as 190,000 German women by the time West Germany regained sovereignty in 1955, with most of the assaults taking place in the months immediately following the US invasion of Nazi Germany.
The author bases her claims in large part on reports kept by Bavarian priests in the summer of 1945. The Archbishop of Munich and Freising had asked Catholic clergy to keep records on the allied advance and the Archdiocese published excerpts from its archive a few years ago.
Michael Merxmüller, a priest in the village of Ramsau near Berchtesgaden, wrote on July 20, 1945, for example: “Eight girls and women raped, some of them in front of their parents.”
Father Andreas Weingand, from Haag an der Amper, a tiny village located just north of where the Munich airport is today, wrote on July 25, 1945: “The saddest event during the advance were three rapes, one on a married woman, one on a single woman and one on a spotless girl of 16-and-a-half. They were committed by heavily drunken Americans.”
Father Alois Schiml from Moosburg wrote on Aug. 1, 1945: “By order of the military government, a list of all residents and their ages must be nailed to the door of each house. The results of this decree are not difficult to imagine. … Seventeen girls or women … were brought to the hospital, having been sexually abused once or several times.”
The youngest victim mentioned in the reports is a seven-year-old child. The oldest, a woman of 69.
The reports led book author Gebhardt to compare the behavior of the US army with the violent excesses perpetrated by the Red Army in the eastern half of the country, where brutality, gang rapes and incidents of looting have dominated the public perception of the Soviet occupation. Gebhardt, however, says that the rapes committed in Upper Bavaria show that things weren’t much different in postwar Germany’s south and west.
The historian also believes that similar motives were at work. Just like their Red Army counterparts, the US soldiers, she believes, were horrified by the crimes committed by the Germans, embittered by their pointless and deadly efforts to defend the country to the very end, and furious at the relatively high degree of prosperity in the country. Furthermore, propaganda at the time conveyed the idea that German women were attracted to American GIs, further fueling macho fantasies.
Gebhardt’s ideas are firmly rooted in the current academic mainstream. In the wake of the torture scandal at Abu Ghraib and other war crimes committed by US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, many historians are taking a more critical look at the behavior of the American military during the days immediately preceding and following the end of World War II in Germany. Studies in recent years have shed light on incidents involving GIs plundering churches, murdering Italian civilians, killing German prisoners of war and raping women, even as they advanced across France.
Despite such findings, the Americans are still considered to have been relatively disciplined compared to the Red Army and the French military — conventional wisdom that Gebhardt is hoping to challenge. Still, all of the reports compiled by the Catholic Church in Bavaria only add up to a few hundred cases. Furthermore, the clergymen often praised the “very correct and respectable” behavior of the US troops. Their reports make it seem as though sexual abuse committed by the Americans was more the exception than the rule.
How, then, did the historian arrive at her shocking figure of 190,000 rapes?
The total is not the result of deep research in archives across the country. Rather, it is an extrapolation. Gebhardt makes the assumption that 5 percent of the “war children” born to unmarried women in West Germany and West Berlin by the mid-1950s were the product of rape. That makes for a total of 1,900 children of American fathers. Gebhardt further assumes that on average, there are 100 incidents of rape for each birth. The result she arrives at is thus 190,000 victims.
Such a total, though, hardly seems plausible. Were the number really that high, it is almost certain that there would be more reports on rape in the files of hospitals or health authorities, or that there would be more eyewitness reports. Gebhardt is unable to present such evidence in sufficient quantity.
Another estimate, stemming from US criminology professor Robert Lilly, who examined rape cases prosecuted by American military courts, arrived at a number of 11,000 serious sexual assaults committed by November, 1945 — a disgusting number in its own right.
But Gebhardt is certainly correct on one point: For far too long, historical research has been dominated by the idea that rapes committed by GIs were implausible because German women wanted to jump into bed with them anyway.
How, though, is one to interpret the complaint filed by a hotelier in Munich on May 31, 1945? She reports that US soldiers had commandeered a few rooms and that four women were “running around completely naked” and were “exchanged several times.” Was it really voluntary?
Even if it isn’t likely that the Americans committed 190,000 sexual crimes, it remains true that for postwar victims of rape — which was undeniably a mass phenomenon at the end of World War II, there is “no culture of memory, no public recognition, much less an apology” from the perpetrators, Gebhardt notes. And today, 70 years after the end of the war, it unfortunately doesn’t look as though that situation will soon change.
Sexual and Predatory Magnitude of the Allied Forces After WWII (Part II)
…And Trajectory Implications
“A Russian lieutenant walked into a barber’s shop and proceeded to rape the [German] cashier in front of the customers.” Giles MacDonogh
…by Jonas E. Alexis
The evidence is quite clear that raping women and children was a form of revenge for the Allied forces. “One of the French officers is supposed to have said, ‘We are the avengers, the SS of the French Army.’”
The French units “were made up of French soldiers from the 5th Armoured Division, Foreign Legionaries, and Moroccan and Algerian troops from the 2nd Moroccan and the 3rd Algerian Infantry Divisions. From the first the French made it clear that the people were going to be properly punished.
“There would be three days of plunder. A sergeant said that the troops would be released from discipline, and a quartermaster added, ‘In the next few nights no woman will go untouched’…
“The surviving houses were systematically destroyed with benzene: 649 were burned down in this way. It was now open season for any women aged between sixteen and eighty. It is generally said that the Moroccans behaved the worst.”
The French soldiers moved to Stuttgart, where “3,000 women and eight men were raped,” a behavior which infuriated the Americans. In another place called Vaihingen, “A further 500 women were raped…”
Yet revenge was one of their plans, and they were
“anxious to weed out the major Nazis of Breslau. On 7 May the Red Army deliberately started fires in the ruins. What was left of the city was looted.
“On 10 May the library of the university or Leopoldina for which Brahms had written his famous Academic Festival Overture went up in flames; on the 15th it was the turn of the city museum. On the same day the twin towers of one of the city’s great Backsteingotik churches—St. Mary Magdalene—were blown up.”
Acts of revenge reached their fulfillment when the Jews plotted to exterminate the Germans through poisoning:
“The greatest act of lawlessness committed by the Jews in post-war Germany was the attempt to kill a large number of POWs in Nuremberg. Abba Kovner, who had led an armed revolt in the Vilna Ghetto, founded the Nakom (Revenge’) Group and conceived the idea of poisoning the drinking water in the city.
“One member of the group found a job in the waterworks, but David Ben-Gurion refused to allow him to go ahead with the scheme. They turned instead to the camp, where 12,000 POWs were kept, many of them ex-SS or Nazis, and succeeded in poisoning the bread.
“The prisoners suffered terrible pains, but none died. The perpetrators fled to Palestine and resisted all attempts to make them face justice in Germany.”
The Americans were generally considered to be kind, and many blacks in the army (there were 42,000 of them), as Princess Victoria Louise put it, “were friendly and cheerful.” But many others followed in the footsteps of the Red Army, and “were accused of perpetrating several rapes, in one instance of a fourteen-year-old girl in the village of Altwarmbuch.”
In April 28, when the Allies “were doing little to restore” order, “the villages were full of drunken American blacks with women on their arms, looking for beds.”
Between the months of January and February in 1945, there were 402 rape charges reported in the U.S. army; in April, that number rose to 501. Unlike the Red Army, many of those who were convicted of such crimes were executed.
During the first two days of August, it is estimated that they stole “1,280,000 tons of materiel and 3,6000,000 tons of equipment.” U.S. soldiers were accused of stealing paintings, and two U.S. officers “of the Women’s Army Corps were tried for stealing $1,500,000 worth of jewelry.”
In some Allied camps, “the prisoners discussed the merits of the different Allies: ‘In general it was best to be with the English.’ That guaranteed ‘decent treatment.’” At a British camp—Scotland Camp 21—one prisoner “was hung up in the latrines.”
Treatment is “decent” only when compared to the other options:
“At one point the British were handing out between thirty and fifty death sentences a month, although a third of them were quashed on appeal…At Bad Nenndorf near Hanover, CSDIC 74 also possessed an interrogation centre where men were tortured…
“The torturechamber was the old pumproom. Here they were beaten, deprived of sleep, threatened with execution or unnecessary surgery. As many as 372 men and 44 women passed through Bad Nenndorf before it closed in July 1947.”
It was so bad at Bad Nenndorf that German-born Jew Lieutenant Richard Langam, along with many others, was accused of abusing the prisoners.
“Lord Pakenham expressed his concern about the accusation that the British were treating prisoners in a manner ‘reminiscent of the German concentration camps.’ Following the court martial Bad Nenndorf was closed down.”
German prisoners suffered similar brutalities in the French camps, whose revenge reached its zenith by starving the prisoners.
“Very soon after the end of the war the Red Cross reported that there were 200,000 prisoners on the brink of famine in France…officially 21,886 German POWs died in France…
“Salomon cites one case of an elderly Alsatian German historian who starved to death in a French ‘dungeon.’ In another camp in the Sarthe, prisoners had to survive on 900 calories a day. In the prison hospital an average of twelve POWs died daily.”
The Russian camps were the worse. At least 1,094,250 “soldiers perished, half of them before April 1945. Sometimes it was the majority: of the 90,000 soldiers taken prisoner at Stalingrad, only 5,000 returned home.”
Berlin suffered more damage than any other city. Anything the Russians did not steal there, “they destroyed.” But property damages were nothing compared to the women who were raped. Richard J. Evans himself admits,
“Rape was accompanied by torture and mutilation and frequently ended in the victim being shot or bludgeoned to death. The raving violence was undiscriminating. Often, especially in Berlin, women were deliberately raped in the presence of their menfolk, to underline the humiliation.”
It is estimated that 100,000 women were raped in Berlin alone. MacDonogh says that a conservative number of women who were raped there was 20,000.
“The worst cases involved very young children or elderly ladies, and the victims were often killed afterwards. Sometimes they took their own lives. In one instance soldiers raped the sisters who worked as nurses in the military hospital, infecting them with syphilis at the same time.”
One woman, Ruth Friedrich,
“was spared, largely because her lover, the conductor Leo Borchard, spoke fluent Russian. She visited a friend who had been raped by seven soldiers, ‘once after the other, like beasts.’
“‘We need to commit suicide…we certainly can’t live like this,’ the friend said…The Russians took bodily possession of German soil, bit by bit; and bodily they consumed German flesh, night by night.”
The only escape for the women was suicide by poisoning, “and there was much discussion of the best and most painless way to quit life. The discussions had started before the Russians arrived…There were instances of mass suicide by poison.”
There were other widespread instances of women hanging themselves in attics. As rape became routine, it became clear that “it could eventually be laughed off.” One woman, a widow,
“was over fifty when she was raped by an unbearded boy. He later paid her a compliment, saying she was considerably tighter than the women of the Ukraine.”
Another woman, “a victim of a savage rapist who had not only cracked her skull but knocked out most of her teeth, lost her middle-class prudishness with the experience.” One eighteen-year-old “had been raped sixty times.”
Most of the German men could do nothing, and those who tried found themselves bleeding to death while their wives were raped in front of them. Following the rapes were countless unwanted babies. Ruth Friedrich observed that “there would be an epidemic of babies in six month’s time ‘who don’t know who their fathers are, are the products of violence; conceived in fear; and delivered in horror.” She then asked the question, “Should they be allowed to live?”
But that was only the tip of the iceberg: women had to cope with syphilis and gonorrhea without antibiotics. Those who decided that they would not commit suicide and found themselves pregnant came to one conclusion: abortion.
But that again was troublesome: “Abortion was a crude business, normally carried out without anesthetic,” and the cost for performing one was quite costly.
“Many women performed the act on themselves, with inevitable consequences. Despite the massive incidence of abortion, it is estimated that between 150,000 and 200,000 ‘Russian babies’ survived to see the light of day.”
MacDonogh writes that “the daily threat of rape petered out only when the Western Allies arrived in July, and when the Soviet authorities realized that it was damaging their chances of political success among the civilian population.”
Yet there were instances where the American Allies were involved in rape as well. Margret Boveri, a journalist who worked in the United States,
“recounts the case of an estate-owning family on the edge of Berlin who were out walking when the Russians arrived and so ran back to the house petrified with fear as to what the soldiers would do to their daughters and their friends.
“They found to their surprise that the Russians had touched nothing and had been exceptionally polite. When the Americans arrived, however, one of the girls was so brutally raped that it took her years to recover from the shock.”
Even when the instances of rape slowed down for a time, the Allies treated the Berliners as “former Nazis. No distinction was to be made between good Germans and bad Germans, so the good Germans began to muck in with the bad.”
There were about 42,000 Germans living in Prague in 1945. On May 5th, at 11 in the morning, the Revolution began.
“The insurgents captured the radio station and began broadcasting the slogan (Death to the Germans! Death to all Germans! Death to all occupiers!). There was no mercy for old men, women or children—even for German dogs.”
No one was spared, and
“many of the city’s most notable Germans were put to death during this bloodletting. Professor Albrecht, the last rector of the German university, was arrested at the Institute for Neurology and Psychiatry. He was beaten up and hanged outside the lunatic asylum. The director of the Institute for Dermatology suffered a similar fate.”
Concentration camps closed for Jews, Catholics, and homosexuals were being reopened for the Germans. In Brux, a small town in Czechoslovakia, which had about 30,000 inhabitants, “of whom two-thirds were Germans,” it is estimated that there were thirty camps. Many of the prisoners, who suffered from diseases such as tuberculosis, in those camps were shot. Some “hanged or poisoned themselves, others vanished.”
At many of those camps, Germans “had to strip. Any good clothing was carted off and they were given rags that had belonged to those who had already perished; very often they were covered in blood.”
The longer the Red Army stayed in Eastern Europe, the more dreadful they became to the Germans.
“Anyone found to have [an SS tattoo] was stripped naked and beaten to a pulp. One young, blond boy put up a fight. They prized open his legs and destroyed his genitals before beating him to death.”
Another SS man “was so badly beaten that he had to be taken away to hospital where he died without regaining consciousness.” At one point the occupying army had one man’s face “pushed in his own excrement until he died from that and other beatings.”
On another occasion, eighty Germans, who had nothing to do with the Nazis, were killed in the Jewish cemetery.
“Beatings were a matter of course and the work was grueling enough: eighteen hours a day at the hydrogenation works with six hours’ sleep. Work was a two-hour march away, and a two-hour slog home. The march was all part of the planned humiliation.”
One German nobleman Alexander Thurn und Taxis “was thrown into a wild concentration camp with his family. He and his two sons had to watch while his wife, her mother, and the governess were repeatedly raped. When the sport was over he was marched off to a Russo-Polish run Auschwitz.”
Four days later, the Red Army arrived in Prague, and “Germans were told to bow when they saw a Soviet car.” Then real concentration camps began. “Germans were beaten bloody with iron bars and lead pipes by a civilian mob and made to remove their shoes and run over broken glass.”
Men and women were forced to clear the barricades, which were made of iron bars and barbed wire. Women’s hair
“was cut with bayonets and they were stripped of shoes and stockings. Both men and women died from the beatings.
“A large crowd of Czechs stood by and cheered whenever a woman was struck or fell…As [the women] were driven off, one woman heard a Czech tell another, ‘Don’t hit them on the head, they might die at once. They must suffer longer and a lot more.’”
One woman, Helene Bugner,“was unrecognizable to her children” at the end of a day. Another, Marianne Klaus,
“saw her husband alive for the last time on the 9th. She received his body the next day—the sixty-six-year-old had been beaten to death by the police.
“On the same day she saw two SS men suffer a similar fate, kicked in the stomach until blood spurted out; a woman Wehrmacht auxiliary stoned and hanged; and another SS man hung up by his feet from a lamppost and set alight.
“Many witnesses attested to the stringing up and burning of Germans as ‘living torches,’ not just soldiers but also young boys and girls…Germans were torched in rows on lampposts.”
German prisoners were placed in locations such as the Ministry of Education, the Military Prison, the Riding School, the Sports Stadium, and the Labour Exchange. German men, women, children, and babies were shot on the 5th in the courtyard.
“Alfred Gebauer saw female SS employees forced to roll naked in a pool of water before they were beaten senseless with rifle butts.”
For the Red Army, revenge on the Germans was a central issue, and nothing would stop them from their hatred towards all Germans—wherever they could be found. As one Red Army soldier wrote to his parents in 1945,
“Happy is the heart, as you drive through a burning German town. We are taking revenge for everything, and our revenge is just. Fire for fire, blood for blood, and death for death.”
“Once it had been decided that all Germans were guilty, the next job was to punish them. Despite the propaganda rations meted out by the Russians in Berlin, the Potsdam Conference decided that the Germans were not to be over-fed.
“Requests by the Red Cross to bring in provisions were waved aside, and in the winter of 1945 donations were returned with the recommendation that they be used in other war-torn parts of Europe—although the Irish and Swiss contributions had been specifically raised with Germany in mind.
“The first donations to be permitted reached the American Zone in March 1946, to some degree thanks to the intervention of British intellectuals such as Bertrand Russell and Victor Gollancz.”
Nearly every German was depicted as a Nazi and
“soldiers were told not to be moved by the hunger of a ‘yellow-haired German child…there lurked the Nazi.’ In the American army paper Stars and Stripes, servicemen rehearsed useful slogans: ‘Soldiers wise don’t fraternize.’
“A picture showed a comely German girl: ‘Don’t play Samson to her Delilah—She’d like to cut your hair off—at the neck.’ Or quite simply: ‘In heart, body and spirit every German is a Hitler!’”
Gollancz was a Jew and due to what was happening after the Reich, he wrote his book The Ethics of Starvation, in which he challenged the premise of Jewish revenge:
“It is indeed a fact that I feel called upon to help suffering Germans precisely because I am a Jew: but not at all for the reason imagined…It is a question…of plain, straight common sense, undeflected by that very sentimentality that deflects the judgment and corrupts the spirit of so many.
“To me three propositions seem self-evident. The first is that nothing can save the world but a general act of repentance in place of the present self-righteous insistence on the wickedness of others, for all have sinned, and continue to sin most horribly.
“The second is that good treatment and not bad treatment makes them good. And the third is—to drop into the hideous collective language which is now much the mode—that unless you treat a man well when he has treated you ill you just get nowhere, or rather it will give further impetus to evil and head straight for human annihilation…
“The plain fact is…we are starving the Germans. And we are starving them, not deliberately in the sense that we definitely want them to die, but willfully in the sense that we prefer their death to our own inconvenience.”
MacDonogh notes that “over and over again in his letters to his wife, [Gollancz] is struck by the fact that these suffering infants might have been his own children.”
Gollancz was a man of honor who saw that gratuitous evil cannot be defeated by another equally gratuitous form of evil. To his surprise, the Red Army ended up mimicking to a much greater degree what he perceived Nazi Germany had done.
He noted that “the Germans have been driven out” to “the highest degree of brutality.” He expanded on this theme in his 1946 Our Threatened Values:
“They live crammed together in shacks without consideration for gender and age…They ranged in age from 4 to 80. Everyone looked emaciated…the most shocking sights were the babies…nearby stood another mother with a shrivelled bundle of skin and bones in her arms…
“Two old women lay as if dead on two cots. Only upon closer inspection, did one discover that they were still lightly breathing. They were, like those babies, nearly dead from hunger.”
In order to have a better grasp of what was happening, “Gollancz had gone to Germany with the ‘attitude of a sceptic.’” In other words, he admitted that he might have been wrong in depicting the occupying forces as brutal. He took with him a photographer in order to back up his claims. Among other things, he saw
“boys suffering from malnutrition…He saw some telling cases in the hospital, with the usual waterlogged legs. His photographer took a picture of a dying man. The death-rattle had already started.
“Another had a scrotum that stretched a third of the way down to the ground…Tuberculosis was at four to five times its 1939 level. There was no penicillin available for the hospitals, because the Germans did not have the money to pay for it.”
Gollancz should be considered as a hero in the midst of a world gone mad, but the Red Army paid no heed to his warnings. They imagined the most atrocious methods of torture—and proceed to put them into action. At one point,
“A Waffen-SS man’s penis and testicles had been so worked over that the former had swollen to 8-9 cm thick and the latter were septic. The whole area round to his anus was filled with pus and stank. In Theresienstadt one woman observed a female SS member being forced to sit astride an SA dagger: ‘I can still hear her scream.’”
Even after the summer of 1945, many colonies within the Red Army continued to rape women wherever they could be found. When the Russians flooded into parts of Saxony and Thuringia, they performed a hundred rapes.
At one point, “a Russian lieutenant walked into a barber’s shop and proceeded to rape the cashier in front of the customers.” And how did some of the medical staff react to the situation?
One individual declared, “Our soldiers’ behaviour towards Germans, particularly German women, is absolutely correct!” One leader of the tank company added, “They all lifted their skirts for us and lay on the bed. Two million of our children were born” in Germany.
Politicians in the United States also had no pity for the poor Germans who were being raped and massacred by the millions. President Herbert Hoover, who visited Hitler on several occasions, noted around the same time, “Having seen the results of Hitler’s vengeance on the Poles and remembering the millions who had died in his rape of Europe…I had no pity for his ending.” Historian James Bacque meticulously documents that
“As soon as Germany surrendered on 8 May 1945, the American Military Governor, General Eisenhower, sent out an ‘urgent courier’ throughout the huge area that he commanded, making it a crime punishable by death for German civilians to feed prisoners. It was even death-penalty crime to gather food together in one place to take it to prisoners.”
Antony Beevor wrote,
“Several German women recorded how Soviet servicewomen watched and laughed when they were raped. But some women were deeply shaken by what they witnessed in Germany.
“Natalya Gesse, a close friend of the scientist Andrei Sakharov, had observed the Red Army in action in 1945 as a Soviet war correspondent. ‘The Russian soldiers were raping every German female from eight to eighty,’ she recounted later. ‘It was an army of rapists.”
In 2009, one victim, Ruth Schumacher, told the National Public Radio in 2009,
“I was immediately gang raped by five Russians. The memories come back to you over and over again; you can never forget something like that. Sometimes after I talk about it, I sleep for a few hours and then wake up crying, screaming. You can never ever forget… Nobody talked about that; the danger was too great.
“I didn’t want to know about anybody else’s experiences, and they didn’t want to know about mine. My conscience was heavy enough. And I didn’t want to make it worse. Of course we felt ashamed about what the Nazis had done. But one should never pay back in the same currency, right?”
It is also reported that
“Dr. Phillip Kuwert, a senior physician at the University of Greifswald’s department of psychotherapy and psychiatry, estimates that about 200,000 children were conceived by native German women raped by Russian soldiers.”
Here again we see the hypocrisy of people like Simon Wiesenthal. Why aren’t they chasing those who committed crimes against Germans, particularly ones who had nothing to do with the war, after the Third Reich?
Is one life more important than another? Are Jews more important than the rest of mankind? Well, according to Talmudic reasoning, the answer is yes. According to Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan, even “Homosexual Jews have ‘higher souls’ than gentiles, gay or traight…”
Blinded by this Talmudic mumbo jumbo, the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef propounded in 2010:
“The sole purpose of non-Jews is to serve Jews. Why are the Gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat. That is why Gentiles were created.”
Yet when the Rabbi passed away last October, Benjamin Netanyahu unapologetically declared, “The Jewish people have lost one of the wisest men of this generation.”
Shimon Peres added, “When I pressed his hand, I felt I was touching history, and when I kissed his head, it was as though I kissed the very greatness of Israel.”
Hence, one should not be surprised at all when Talmudic extrapolation is being applied to the Gentile world. Elie Wiesel writes in Legends of our Time,
“Every Jew, somewhere in his being, should set apart a zone for hate—healthy, virile hate—for what the German personifies and or what persists in the German. To do otherwise would be a betrayal of the dead.”
Good title for the book. But even if we take Wiesel’s thesis here with a grain of salt, we won’t have to go very far to see that it is fraught with blatant hypocrisy.
What about what the Red Army personifies and or what persists in the Red Army, the brutal raping of at least two million German women, not to mention the overall damage to goods and property?
Are people like Wiesel betraying the dead by ignoring the millions who lost their lives at the hands of the Bolshevik regime? If Hitler’s willing executioners were ordinary Germans, as Daniel Jonah Goldhagen preposterously propounded, then Stalin’s willing executioners were largely Jewish revolutionaries, a historical fact which can hardly be disputed among serious historians.
“There were as many as 10,000—15,000 Germans in the football stadium in Strahov. Here the Czechs organized a game where 5,000 prisoners had to run for their lives as guards fired on them with machine guns. Some were shot in the latrines.
“The bodies were not cleared away and those who used the latrines later had to defecate on their dead countrymen. As a rule all SS men were killed, generally by a shot in the back of the head or the stomach.
“Even after 16 May when order was meant to be restored, twelve to twenty people died daily and were taken away from the stadium on a dung wagon. Most had been tortured first.”
One particular prison cell, which used to be a brothel, was located on a hill.
“Germans were locked up in the cellar, and the whores and their pimps indulged in a new orgy of sadism and perversity. German men and women had to strip naked for their treatment.
“One of them was Professor Walter Dick, head of a department at the Bulovka Hospital. He was driven insane by his torturers and hanged himself on a chain.”
Some women were raped “as many as forty-five times in a night.” In some prison camps, Germans were forced to fight against each other
“until they were bloody and then lick up the blood. When that resulted in vomiting, that too had to be licked up.
“When they had cleaned up the mess they were stripped and beaten with whips until the skin hung from their bodies. Then they were tossed into a cellar. Those who did not die from their wounds were later hanged.”
In March 1945, the Waffen-SS made the mistake of torching the Czech village of Javoricka, probably as a result of what was happening or what they presumed would happen to Germans after the war. Immediate consequences followed:
“The partisans responded by driving the Germans into a forester’s house and the Schloss and murdering them….All the male German inhabitants were hunted into the main square. By the early afternoon there were as many as a thousand.
“The Czechs amused themselves by drilling them, forcing them to lie down and get up, all the while walking among them, spitting and kicking them in the groin and shins. Those who fell during the humiliation were taken to a water tank and drowned. Any who bobbed up were shot.”
With one atrocious event after another, a great number of Germans took the easy way out by committing suicide. The same thing happened in Iglau and Kladno. It is estimated that 1,200 Germans
“took their lives, and perhaps 2,000 were dead by Christmas. Between six and seven thousand Germans were driven into the camps Helenental and Altenberg. When the Helenental was closed, the inhabitants were plundered and herded south towards the Austrian border.
Some 350 people are said to have lost their lives on the way. They were detained in another camp in Stannern where hundreds more perished.”
On another occasion, the Czechs threatened to shoot all the Germans, and took them
“to Masshaupt where they had to stand in a ditch while a crowd spat on them and pelted them with stones…On the 10th [of May] [the Czech] prepared to march. Before the gates of the barracks a jeering crowd had assembled a Czech read a speech: all Germans were criminals. Hand grenades once again tossed among the refugees, producing another bloodbath.”
The Red Army acted cautiously when the Americans were around. For example,
“the torture stopped when the Americans came to inspect, and started the next day…Franz Weinhand was picked up by the militia in Gfell and taken to the castle in Elbogen. He and his fellow Germans screamed so loudly during their whippings that they began to annoy the American sentries a hundred metres away.
“One of them fired his machine gun at their window. Two days later members of the American Commission arrived at the castle and took photographs of the Germans’ naked bodies. Weinhand and the others dared not say a word for fear of reprisals.”
The Czechs, particularly the women, were more than happy to see the Germans being beaten to death. One priest, Joseph Seidl, “had apparently committed no other crime than being German.”
One commander, Wiesner, after smashing the heads and limbs of some German youth, greeted the new arrivals with the words, “German blood is no blood, it is pig’s shit.” At one point,
“twenty men had to dig their own grave and then climb in. They were shot in the back of the head. One man had to be shot three times, yet he was still alive when the prisoners filled in the grave.”
When the Red Army reached Brno, a German enclave, they once again followed
“the usual scenes of rape and violence…Czech partisans established their HQ in Kaunitz College, where the city’s leading Germans were beaten and tortured. Sometimes they were forced to go on all fours and bark like dogs.
“When the Czechs had finished with them they were delivered to the hospital, where they were thrown into a cellar. A Red Cross nurse examined a German who had indescribable wounds to his genitals. Before he died he was able to explain his crime: he had sold vegetables to the Gestapo.”
Usual beatings with truncheons and whips were quite common, and “survivors were strip-searched before being driven on to a camp at Pohrlitz…The Red Cross nurse claimed that a thousand had already died. Another said that the camp claimed a further 1,700…the younger women were raped by the guards.”
At the camp at Pohrlitz, “Sixty to seventy people had been dying daily, largely from typhus…When the Red Cross nurse tried to protect a tender eleven-year-old, she herself was taken away to ‘suffer the consequences’ and was raped by five soldiers. Another witness said that the youngest raped was seven years old, the oldest eighty.”
The irony in all this is that in 2010, sixty-five years after these atrocious and brutal events, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised Vladimir Putin that he would erect a monument to the Soviet Army.
Keep in mind that even some of the most liberal figures admit that at least 2 million women were raped in Germany alone by the Red Army. The estimate for Vienna is between 70,000 and 100,000, with another 50,000 to 200,000 in Hungary, not counting other countries such as Romania and Bulgaria.
How did Netanyahu, a public figure, get away with his statement? Let us do some thought experiment here. Suppose Angela Merkel comes out and declares that she would like to build a monument to Nazi Germany.
How would the entire world respond? Wouldn’t the Holocaust establishment and the Zionist world universally ask for Merkel’s head on a silver platter? Wouldn’t the Zionist media brainwash America and much of the world until Germany dethrones Merkel from her post? Wouldn’t they whine that Merkel is seeking to exterminate Jews?
Yet Netanyahu can say some of the most disgusting and politically promiscuous statements and manage to get away with it. If that is not power, nothing is.
As if to prove that the Israeli regime seeks to control much of the world through deceptive means,
“Israeli forces demolished several structures, including a mosque, in a Palestinian village on Tuesday, the day a deadline for a deal in now-frozen peace talks expired….
“Other razed buildings included three one-storey family houses, animal shelters and a communal well. Locals said around 30 people were made homeless.”
There is more: “Israel has approved a total of 13,851 housing units in the West Bank and East Jerusalem during the past nine months of negotiations with the Palestinians.”
What we are seeing here is that whenever the dreadful few are in charge, the moral and political law will be suspended and replaced Talmudic mores.
A classic example would be the first one hundred days at Guantanamo. The Pentagon deliberately and deceptively bypassed the Geneva Conventions in order to brutally torture prisoners and treat them like animals.
This did not happened in just Guantanamo—it was the same thing in Afghanistan and Iraq. And what happened to those who were responsible for torturing those prisoners? Well, they lived happily ever after.
For example, Haji Gulalai, “torturer in chief” in Afghanistan, was “a big wheel in a machine that ground up a lot of people” and was “funded, trained, and equipped by the CIA.” Where does Gulalai live now?
He lives in the LA suburbs with his “extended family,” breathing fresh air and enjoying the goodness of the Zionist life. And get this from Fox News itself:
“About 500,000 Jews served in the Soviet Red Army during World War II. Most of those still alive today — about 7,000 — are said to live in Israel. Every year on Victory Day, which falls on Thursday this year, they parade in uniform throughout Israel to celebrate Nazi Germany’s surrender to the Soviet Union. Afterward, they return home to their modest apartments, where some tick off the days in solitude — and poverty.”
Do not forget the Jewish “Holocaust” principle: only Nazis can commit crimes; Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo were lawful. Supporting terrorist regimes such as Kuwait and Saudi Arabia is rational. Here we are seeing again and again that Yuri Slezkine’s thesis was right:
“The modern age is the Jewish Century, and the twentieth century, in particular, is the Jewish Century…Modernization is about everyone becoming Jewish.”
Slezkine, however, sees this as a good thing, but the evidence indicates something different. In the Jewish Century, what is morally and politically repugnant becomes acceptable, and what should be disgusting progressively becomes the norm. For example, it is now politically correct for Israel to put Palestinian children in cages during winter season.
It is now politically correct for the U.S. government to create “an environment that fostered corruption” in places like Afghanistan “by supporting warlords” at the expense of the taxpayers.
It is also morally permissible to destroy an entire population in Gaza. The Associated Press itself declared back in 2012:
“Gaza will no longer be ‘liveable’ by 2020 unless urgent action is taken to improve water supply, power, health, and schooling, the United Nations’ most comprehensive report on the Palestinian enclave said on Monday.”
People like Ben Cohen of Commentary and Deborah E. Lipstadt are too busy doing “scholarly work” and chasing after anti-Semites that they cannot find time to deal with serious issues such as this.
In short, virtually nothing is too great a risk in the Jewish Century. Hundreds upon hundreds of Palestinians and Arab and Syrians have to die every single day for tikkum olam to take place.
Do you think the vast majority of Americans know about this? And do you think that the dreadful few want them to know? And why should Americans know anyway? Don’t we all know by now that we Goyim are just donkeys and beasts?
Weren’t we created to serve the dreadful few? Aren’t we supposed to support whatever madness they inflict upon us, despite the fact that Americans oppose the interventionist position which the neoconservatives have unleashed upon the Middle East?
Take a look at Sarah Palin in action. If there is a female politician who will probably move heaven and earth to do whatever the dreadful few demand, it is almost certainly Sarah Palin. She recently declared that “waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists”!
Honestly, where did they get this woman? Doesn’t she know that Bush supported terrorist organizations like the MEK? And should we “baptize” Bush for doing so? Doesn’t she know that the Syrian rebels are terrorists and that America has relentlessly supported them? Doesn’t she know that Israel has been a terrorist state from its inception? Doesn’t she know about the Levon Affair, the King David Hotel bombing, etc.?
Which country literally split Iranian scientists’ bodies into different particles in 2010? Iraq? Syria? Afghanistan? Pakistan?
More recently, Foreign Policy has reported that “the CIA wants to use fingerprint scanners and GPS devices to make sure Syria’s rebels [jihadists] target Assad—not the West.”
If Palin is right, then one must ask a preliminary question: has the intellectual fabric of the WASP ruling class sunk that low? At this present moment, “A campaign to allow Israelis to enter the United States without a visa is gaining steam in Congress,” but Israelis do not want to return this favor.
That is an example of double standard, and surely Palin has a small dose of common sense to understand this. If she refuses to see it, she needs to get a decent job and get out of politics for good.
 MacDonogh, After the Reich, 78.
 Ibid., 79.
 Ibid., 56-57.
 Ibid., 334-335.
 Ibid., 75.
 Ibid., 73.
 Ibid., 74.
 Ibid., 240.
 Ibid., 388.
 Ibid., 389.
 Ibid., 399.
 Ibid., 409.
 Ibid., 414.
 Ibid., 415.
 Ibid, 417.
 Ibid., 421.
 Ibid., 98.
 Evans, The Third Reich at War, 710.
 Ibid., 711.
 MacDonogh, After the Reich, 98.
 Ibid., 99.
 Beever, Berlin: The Downfall, 107.
 MacDonogh, After the Reich, 99.
 Ibid., 100.
 Ibid., 101.
 Ibid., 100; also Evans, The Third Reich at War, 710.
 MacDonogh, After the Reich, 102.
 Ibid., 103.
 Ibid., 104.
 Ibid., 115.
 Ibid., 117.
 Ibid., 116.
 Ibid., 178.
 Ibid., 132.
 Ibid., 132-133.
 Ibid., 146-147.
 Ibid., 147.
 Ibid., 148.
 Ibid., 150.
 Ibid., 151.
 Ibid., 152.
 Ibid., 153.
 Ibid., 151.
 Ibid., 147.
 Ibid., 133.
 Ibid., 134.
 Evans, The Third Reich at War, 710.
 MacDonogh, After the Reich, 362.
 Ibid., 370.
 Ibid., 362-363.
 Ibid., 363.
 MacDonogh, After the Reich, 364.
 Ibid., 157.
 Ibid., 210.
 Quoted in Antony Beevor, “‘They Raped Every German Female from Eight to 80,’” Guardian, May 1, 2002.
 Quoted in James Bacque, Crimes and Mercies: The Fate of German Civilians Under Allied Occupation, 1944-1950 (Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2007), 159.
 Ibid., 40.
 Beevor, “‘They Raped Every German Female from Eight to 80,’” Guardian, May 1, 2002.
 Quoted in Eric Westervelt, “Silence Broken on Red Army Rapes in Germany,” National Public Radio, July 17, 2009.
 “Gay Jews Have ‘Higher Souls’ Than Gentiles, Says Deputy Minister,” Haaretz, December 29, 2013.
 Quoted in Jonah Mandel, “Yosef: Gentiles Exist Only to Serve Jews,” Jerusalem Post, October 18, 2010.
 Quoted in Gwen Ackerman, “Ovadia Yosef, Rabbi Who Led Followers into Politics, Dies,” Bloomberg, October 7, 2013.
 Quoted in Israel Kershner, “Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Spiritual Leader of israel’s Sephardic Jews, Dies at 93,” NY Times, October 7, 2013.
 Elie Wiesel, Legends of our Time (New York: Schocken Books, 1982), 142.
 MacDonogh, After the Reich, 134.
 Ibid., 134.
 Ibid., 136.
 Ibid., 137.
 Ibid., 138.
 Ibid., 139.
 Ibid., 140.
 Ibid., 141.
 Ibid., 142.
 Ibid., 143.
 Ibid., 145.
 Ibid., 143.
 Ibid., 139.
 Ibid., 140.
 Herb Keinon, “PM: Israel to Erect Red Army Memorial,” Jerusalem Post, Feb 17, 2010; “Netanyahu in Moscow: Israel Not Planning War,” Haaretz, Feb 16, 2010.
 Andrew Roberts, “Stalin’s Army of Rapists: The Brutal War Crime that Russia and Germany Tried to Ignore,” Daily Mail, October 24, 2008.
 See for example Karen Greenberg, The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010).
 Yuri Slezkine, The Jewish Century (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004), 1.
Adam Withnal, “Israel government ‘tortures’ Palestinian children by keeping them in cages, human rights group says,” The Independent, January 1, 2014.
 Tony Capaccio, “Afghanistan Corruption Fostered by U.S., Pentagon Finds,” Bloomberg, April 30, 2014.
 http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/27/us-palestinians-gaza-un-idUSBRE87Q0OE20120827; Thanks to Mohamed Khodr who made reference to this in his article: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/11/22/gaza-is-dying-under-israels-siege-will-its-children-ever-eat-again/.
 Ben Cohen, “Global Anti-Semitism Continues to Surge,” Commentary, April 29, 2014; Deborah E. Lipstadt, “In Europe, Elites Create the Atmosphere That Allows Popular Anti-Semitism to Grow,” Tablet Magazine, January 2, 2014.
 Janet Hook, “Americans Want to Pull Back From World Stage, Poll Finds,” Wall Street Journal, April 30, 2014.
 See for example Ami Pedahzur and Arie Perliger, Jewish Terrorism in Israel (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009).
 See for example Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman, Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’s Secret Wars (Sea Cliff, NY: Levant Books, 2012).
 “‘Israel Aiding Terror Group to Kill Iran Scientists,’” Jerusalem Post, February 9, 2012.
 Yochi Dreazen, Shane Harris, and Dan Lamothe, “How Do You Teach and Old Gun New Tricks?,” Foreign Policy, April 29, 2014.
 Bradley Klapper and Matthew Lee, “Israeli Push for Visa-Free Travel to US Faces Test,” Business Week, April 25, 2014.
 Glenn Greenwald, “Barbara Boxer, AIPAC Seek to Codify Israel’s Right to Discriminate Against Americans,” Guardian, April 13, 2013.