Paul Eisen

Paul Eisen

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Who is Reinhold Elstner? In memoriam


If Ernst Zundel is the German Braveheart, Germar Rudolf the Galileo and Sylvia Stolz the Joan of Arc who then is Reinhold Elstner? 

I'd never heard of Reinhold Elstner until a couple of years ago when I received an email entitled "In memoriam: Reinhold Elstner" and that was that. No message, no attachment, nothing. So I assumed that whoever sent it must have forgotten the attachment or something and in a few seconds I'd get another email saying "Whoops. Sorry. Here it is.". But then I saw that the person who sent me the email was Professor Robert Faurisson - a man not known for saying 'whoops' or 'sorry", and certainly not known for forgetting things.

So I googled 'Reinhold Elstner' and found that on April 25, 1995 (Today is the twentieth anniversary) Reinhold Elstner, a 75 year-old veteran of the Second World War, walked to the steps of Munich's historical Feldherrnhalle, doused himself in gasoline and set himself on fire to protest against what he called "the ongoing official slander and demonization of the German People and German soldiers 50 years after the end of World War II".  In his parting letter he wrote:
 Fifty years of unrelenting smear campaigns and     demonization of an entire people are enough. 
   Fifty years of incessant insults hurled at German war veterans are enough.
With my 75 years of age, all I can do is to set a final sign of contemplation with my death in flames. And if only one German comes to consciousness and finds his way to the truth, then my sacrifice will not have been in vain.
Then I scrolled down a bit and found this video with the warning: This video is blocked in Germany. Well I couldn't open it quick enough. 


It was the music that got me - I was hooked - So I asked if anyone could tell me what it was and this came from a reader:
"The music is called "Ich hatt' einen Kameraden (I once had a comrade)". It goes back to the 19th century I believe."
So I googled it and came across a load of videos with the song. I've chosen this one which very much features National Socialist imagery (though the song long pre-dates National Socialism). 



I also found that the text was a poem from 1809 and set to music in 1825. Here's the original poem and and an English translation.
Ich hatt' einen Kameraden,
Einen bessern findst du nit.
Die Trommel schlug zum Streite,
Er ging an meiner Seite
In gleichem Schritt und Tritt.
Eine Kugel kam geflogen:
Gilt’s mir oder gilt es dir?
Sie hat ihn weggerissen,
Er liegt zu meinen Füßen
Als wär's ein Stück von mir.
Will mir die Hand noch reichen,
Derweil ich eben lad'.
"Kann dir die Hand nicht geben,
Bleib du im ew'gen Leben
Mein guter Kamerad!"
I had one faithful comrade
'Ere we heard the trumpet's call,
And we pledged our hearts forever
In battle joined together
To beat the foe or fall.
A musket shot came screaming
To seal his fate or mine
Right at my feet he stumbled,
And friendship's shrine it crumbled
Around that friend of mine.
His hand is blindly seeking
The clasp I cannot give
For duty calls me onward
Farewell my dying comrade,
Our love shall ever live.
Now I'm not a great one for military display (though I do love a parade) and perhaps, in a perfect world, there would be no soldiers to be honoured. But if any soldiers should be honoured then why should German soldiers not be honoured? And I'm glad to say the song is often played on the German Remembrance Day and at memorials for the fallen. I'm also glad to have posted this small memorial to Reinhold Elstner

Finally, here's the complete text of Reinhold Elstner's last letter, translated by Hans Schmidt
Germans!

In Germany, in Austria, in Switzerland, and everywhere else in the world: Please awaken!

50 years of never-ending defamation, ugly lies and the demonization of an entire people are enough,

50 years of incredible insults to former German soldiers, of blackmail that costs billions, and of "democratic" hate, are more than one can take,

50 years of judicial Zionist revenge are sufficient,

50 years of trying to create rifts between generations of Germans by criminalizing the fathers and grandfathers are too much.

It is incredible what we have to take in this anniversary year. A Niagara-like flood of lies and defamations inundates us. Since I am now 75 years of age, I cannot do much anymore but I can still seek death by self-immolation; one last deed that may act as a signal to the Germans to regain their senses. Even if through my deed only one German will awaken, and because of it will find the way to the truth, then my sacrifice will not have been in vain.

I felt I had no other choice after I realized that now, after 50 years, there seems a little hope that reason would gain the upper hand. As someone who was driven from his home after the war, I always had one hope, that that which was granted the Israelis after 2,000 years, namely the right to return to "home" would also be granted German expellees. What happened to the promise of self-determination that was promulgated in 1919, when millions of Germans were forced to live under foreign rule? To this day we have to suffer from these wrongs, and I can state that it wasn't the Germans who can be held responsible for it.

I am a Sudeten German. I had a Czech grandmother, and from the other side Czech and Jewish relatives, some of whom had been incarcerated in concentration camps like Buchenwald, Dora (Nordhausen) and Theresienstadt. I never belonged either to the Nazi party or even to any other group that was in the slightest tainted by the association with national socialism. We always had the best of relationship with our non-German kin, and, when necessary, we helped each other. During the war, our food market with bakery was responsible for the distribution of food stuffs to the French POWs and Ostarbeiter living in the town. Everyone was dealt with fairly, and this assured that at war's end our business was not plundered because the French POWs guarded it until they were repatriated to their own country. Our relatives who had been prisoners in the concentration camps came already home on the 10th of May, 1945 (two days after the hostilities had ceased), and offered their help. Of special assistance was the Jewish uncle from Prague who in the Czech capital had seen the horrible blood bath Czech partisans had caused among the Germans left there. The horror of these cold-blooded killings could still be seen in the man's eyes, obviously a horror the likes of which this former prisoner of the Reich had not experienced during his incarceration.

I was a soldier of the Wehrmacht of the Greater German Reich, fighting, from day one on the Eastern front. To this one must add a few years of slave work as a POW in the Soviet Union.

I well remember the Kristallnacht of 1938 because on that day I met a crying Jewish girl, a girl with whom I had been studying. But I was much more shocked when I saw in Russia how all churches had been desecrated, how they were used for stables and machine shops; I saw the pigs grunt, sheep bleat, machines hammering in holy places. Yet, for me the worst was when I saw churches being used as museums for atheism. And all this occurred with the active connivance of the Jews, that very small minority of which so many members were the executing goons of Stalin. Foremost amongst these people was the Kaganovich clan, seven brothers and sisters, who were such mass murderers that alleged SS-killers can be called harmless by comparison.

After I was permitted to go "home" after my discharge from Russian POW camps (what a mockery to say to go "home" to a POW who has been expelled from his ancestral homeland), I heard for the first time of the brutalities of the German concentration camps but at first nothing of any gas chambers and of the killing of human beings through the use of poison gas. On the contrary, I was told that the concentration camps at Theresienstadt and Buchenwald (Dora) even had bordellos for the inmates within the confines of the camp. Then, on the occasion of the "Auschwitz trials", and not only at the Nürnberg trials, Herr Broszat of the "Institute for Modern History" stated that the famous "six million" figure is only a symbolic number. In spite of the fact that Herr Broszat had also declared that there had been no gas chambers used for the killing of human beings in any camps on German Reich soil, for years alleged gas chambers were shown to visitors at Buchenwald, Dachau, Mauthausen, and the like. Lies, nothing but lies to this day.

Everything became very clear to me when I read dozens of books written by Jews and so-called anti-fascists. In addition, I was able to draw upon my own experience in Russia. I lived for two years in the hospital town of Porchov, where already in the first winter the danger of typhus epidemic arose, and all the hospitals and first-aid stations were deloused with what we called then "K.Z.Gas" (concentration camp gas), namely "Zyklon-B". There I learned how dangerous it was to handle this poison gas even though I did not belong to the teams that defumigated the buildings. At any rate, ever since then I have had no choice but to regard all concentration camp memoirs that describe the alleged "gas chambers" as fairy tales. This may be the real reason why all concentration camp reports (by the victims, the translator) are being accepted as true under a so-called "Judicial notice" and need not to be proven.

In 1988 the German TV brought a report on Babi Yar (the ravine near Kiev in the Ukraine, the translator) where it was stated that the SS had killed 36,000 Jews by stoning them. Three years later, a Mrs. Kayser wrote a report for the newspaper "tz" in Munich stating that these Jews had been killed by shooting, and that their bodies had then been burned in the deep crevasses. Asked about it, Dr. Kayser pointed to a bookstore in Konstanz that sells the book "Shoa at Babi Yar". On the day that book arrived at my home, the German TV brought a report from Kiev telling of the findings of a Ukrainian commission: at Babi Yar where the remains of about 180,000 murdered human beings, all killed on orders of Stalin (before 1941, the translator). The Germans were not responsible at all. But everywhere in the world one can still find Babi Yar monuments blaming the Germans for the killings there. (Note by the translator: President Clinton visited Babi Yar on 10 May 1995, and spoke, in front of a menorah, of the Jews the Germans had allegedly killed there. An outright lie.)

Due to the facts as told by Herr Broszat, that we had been lied about the occurrences in a dozen concentration camps, I myself am unwilling to believe the fairy tales that are being told about the alleged happenings in the camps in Poland. I also do not believe the postwar accusations that we Germans are particularly aggressive. After all, it was Germany that kept the peace from 1871 to 1914, while England and France, the foremost democracies, conquered most of Africa and expanded their colonies in Asia. At the same America fought Spain and Mexico, and Russia battled Turkey and Japan. In these matters I consider the government of the United States particular cynical since it was that country which twice this century crossed the ocean to attack Germany and turn us towards "democracy". One must consider that this was a government whose nation eradicated the original inhabitants, and to this day treats its black population as second class citizens.

During my years I met nice and helpful Jews not only among my relatives but also as a POW in Russia. In Gorki a female Jewish professor helped me back to health when I suffered from pleurisy and severe eye problems. But I also had heard many bad things about this small minority. Did not Churchill write in the London Sunday Herald ( 8 February 1920) as follows:
"From the days of the Spartakus Weishaupt to Marx, Trotzky, Bela Khun, Rosa Luxembourg and Emma Goldmann, there is a worldwide conspiracy busy to destroy our civilization, and to change our society on the basis of unhampered developments of ugly greed, and an impossible dream of equality of all. This conspiracy with its relentless undermining of every existing institution was able to engage a gang of unscrupulous people from the underworld of the larger cities of Europe and America to take over Russia, and make itself masters of this large empire. It is not necessary to overestimate the role which these godless Jews played in the establishment of Bolshevism."
I hope I am entitled to quote the recipient of the prestigious German Karls-Prize. [With this sentence Mr. Elstner alluded to the fact that in "free" and "democratic" Germany there are now many taboos in force, particularly in the political and historical fields. Even quoting Churchill's sentences from 1920 may land a person in jail for "inciting hate against another group", namely, the Jews. The truth of a statement is no defense. -- The translator]. In the XVIIIth Century, Samuel Johnson wrote: "I am not certain what we should fear more, a street full of soldiers who are out to plunder, or a room full of writers who are used to lie."

Considering our experience after 1918 and after 1945, we Germans ought to know what we have to fear most!

München, 25 April 1995

Reinhold Elstner

Friday, 24 April 2015

I wonder too!


This is a still from the video I posted yesterday of a hugely prestigious event at a prominent London Synagogue. 

The lady is the Rt Hon Theresa May, UK Home Secretary, with her is the Chief Rabbi and the occasion was Yom Ha'atzmaut 5775 which translates into Israeli Independence Day 2015. 
  
The post went under the title 'Disgraceful'.

Henry Herskovitz with Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends (JWPF) ) has, for over ten years now, stood vigil outside another synagogue: the Beth Israel Temple in Ann Arbor, Michigan (you can read all about it here). 

It's been a rough ride - pretty well everybody's got at them and the list of people you think you admire who have refused invitations to stand with them is a long one.  

Anyway, yesterday, in response to my post, an obviously weary Henry wrote: 
A foreign flag flying. No wonder synagogues are appropriate targets for protest. I just wonder why no one else is doing it
All I can say Henry is: I wonder too! 

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Disgraceful




St George's Day: One person's feelings powerfully expressed...

From Facebook...
"I'm saddened at how deep the level of Anti English propaganda has become in this country, and how it has seeped into the brains of the simpleton. The anti English brigade are out in full force again today, just like Paddy's day. The depressing thing about it is they're all English. 
All the derogatory talk of English lads in three quarter length pants, drinking carling, and conjuring images of football hooligans knocks me sick. All the opportunistic cunts with cries of ''St George was Turkish, so UKIP wouldn't have let him in blah blah blah

What about the 95% of good, hard working English folk who want to celebrate being English today? Should they be demonised as well? 
These traitors are the cunts who were drinking Guinness with the faux paddy's on March the 17th. These are the same people who forget to tell you that St Patrick was Italian, yet ram it down your throat every year that George was Turkish blah blah blah. 
These are the same people who want to keep white English folk in a perpetual state of guilt for crimes of our forefathers. They say things like ''What's so good about being English, we've conquered everywhere and killed and enslaved everyone.'' Haha The mind boggles why these self hating cunts persist with the anti English rhetoric. 
All wars are bankers wars, and the owners of most banks are not English, including the Bank of England. 
For me, today is about standing in solidarity with our English brothers and sisters, and celebrating everything good we have contributed to the world. 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The not-so-strange case of Oskar Groening - Part Two

 


I noticed my post from December 2012 the strange case of Oskar Groening was getting a lot of attention and this story in the Daily Mail has told me why.

It seems that the 93 year-old Oskar Groening has been put on trial because, as a very young man, he was an administrator at Auschwitz. Oskar seems quite chirpy as he confirms to the waiting world that Auschwitz was exactly what they've been told it was but still he claims that since he only witnessed the genocide but did not take part in it, he is morally but not criminally responsible.

Well, first and foremost and just to get it out the way, how come the powers that be hold the doddery old Zionist Greville Janner unfit to stand trial but utters not a word when the equally old and doddery Nazi Oskar Groening has to do the same?

Then there also the question that since we now believe there were no homicidal gassings at Auschwitz, how come Oskar says he saw one? Well. I've dealt with that in my 2012 post mentioned above. Basically, when faced with what these defeated Nazis were faced with, and given the choices they had to make and given the frailties of human nature - especially in those facing their final end, it would not surprise me one bit if Oskar Groening confessed to masterminding the Fall of Man.

Oskar Groening may well be found guilty of complicity in genocide but I've a hunch he'll still walk out that courtroom a free man and if he does, he'll be happy in the knowledge that saying what he was asked to say and doing what he was told to do was a small price to pay for what's left of his life.

But there's something else. Take a look at that Daily Mail piece. Notice the choice and slant of the images. Also take note of the fact that, in the UK at least, this story is big, big news. Then reflect on the notion that in this business, often what matters is more what they don't say rather than what they do say. Then perhaps you'll join me in wondering if, like you and me, the Daily Mail, the BBC and in fact pretty much the whole world is getting fed up to the back teeth with this nonsense.