Warrior-Hero of the West: Erich Hartmann, the Blond Knight of Germany, Part 2

Erich Hartmann with wife Ursula and daughter Isabel (b. 1957)

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Handed Over to the Russians

At war’s end, Hartmann was based in Bohemia. Here began his personal tragedy. His commanding general ordered him and Hermann Graf, as famous holders of the Diamonds and much desired by the Russians, to leave their unit, fly west, and surrender to the British. Hartmann and Graf decided to ignore this order because there were thousands of German civilians fleeing the Russians attached to their unit; some of these civilians were relatives of the airmen. They felt responsible for these unfortunate refugees.

On May 8, 1945, Hartmann’s unit destroyed their remaining planes and moved west. They surrendered to American forces at Pisek, fifty miles south of Prague. The Americans plundered them thoroughly (Erich’s detailed logbooks were lost here and never recovered) and penned them up in a barbed-wire enclosure. Eventually 50,000 Germans, civilians included, were collected there. For eight days the Americans provided them with no food, other than a few handouts from individual GIs; they also lacked any sanitary facilities.

Take a moment to imagine that.

The Americans eventually told them they would take them into Germany to be processed. U.S. forces trucked a large group of Germans, including Hartmann and his men, away. To the east. They soon stopped in a meadow surrounded by Russian troops, and the Americans ordered the Germans to get down. The Americans had secretly agreed to turn over to the Soviets any personnel they had captured east of a certain line that had been allocated to Russian occupation.

The Russians were obviously drunk. They immediately separated the German women from the men, in full sight of the Americans. They held the German men at gunpoint, and began savagely beating the women, dragging them away, and stripping off their clothes. The Americans were horrified and protested strenuously; gunplay seemed likely between the “allies.” Some of the Americans drew their weapons; many more Russians drew theirs. There was a standoff until an American captain radioed HQ, received an order to leave the Germans to their fate, and that was that. The Russians had free rein for their barbarism. They dragged the women away and mercilessly gang-raped them, from the elderly down to girls of six or seven, then strangled, shot, or beat many of them to death. Thirty or forty Russians assaulted each victim. The German men were in a state of indescribable agony. Some of them tried to intervene—Hermann Graf even attacked and walloped a Russian—but they were beaten back or shot. They could not save their women; they could only watch in horror. Hartmann was sickened to see that the Russians even continued to rape the deceased. The Russians “passed around bottles of vodka and sang songs, as if they were having a party,” he said years later. He added, “I had never hated before, but I did then.” (Heaton and Lewis 75-6) He was mightily relieved that his wife was back home in Stuttgart. Next morning Hartmann woke to a fresh horror: many Germans had committed suicide rather than go on.

That was Hartmann’s introduction to Russian captivity. It was a scene that was duplicated everywhere in Germany where Russian boots trod.

Life in the Gulag

After a few weeks in that encampment, with rapes less frequent but still ongoing, the Russians moved the Germans by stages deep into Russia, all the while telling them they would soon be released. Hartmann was fated to cycle through various Soviet camps for over ten years.

Eventually their transport train halted in the middle of a vast marsh. It was a peat bog in western Siberia. There were no buildings in sight, but there were 1,000 German infantrymen already there, living in crude dugouts covered in branches and digging peat all day. After a couple weeks, his strength ebbing, Erich began to despair. Luckily, after a few weeks, the Russians moved the German officers out of that camp. This probably saved Erich’s life. He later learned that only 200 of the 1,500 Germans survived the first winter there.

The Russians collected German officers at a special camp. Here they began to pressure them, trying to “turn” them to work for the Soviet regime. Hartmann found to his dismay that the Germans had already split into factions, some of them pro-Communist. There were German informers and stool pigeons, and it took the very young Hartmann a few months to fully understand the situation. His friend Hermann Graf turned pro-Soviet, dealing Hartmann a crushing blow. Hartmann steeled himself for the struggle he knew was coming.

The German POWs soon looked to Hartmann for leadership. In the camps, rank no longer mattered so much. Erich was a natural leader, a magnet for men who desperately needed hope. Many German survivors from this period agreed that Hartmann was one of the toughest men in the entire camp system.

The Russians used every weapon to break the Germans. First they evinced concern and kindness; then, grueling interrogations and threats. They intercepted mail from home and used it against the prisoners. They told them that Germany was no more, that the Allies had written them off, that the NKVD had unlimited time to work on them. At all times the Germans suffered the debilitating weakness engendered by severe lack of food. This draining psychological warfare never slackened. Hartmann endured ten years of this brutal mental and physical struggle. Many men succumbed under the pressure, even soldiers hardened by years of warfare. Hartmann said later that only three types of men could resist the Soviet campaign to break them: those who had strong religious faith, those comforted by the knowledge that they had family and wives waiting for them, or Waffen-SS troops. Hartmann had religious faith, and he also knew his Ursula would remain faithful. News of a divorce from home destroyed many of these poor men. Another reason Hartmann succeeded in resisting was that, because he was a prestigious holder of the Diamonds, he had too much pride to submit (Heaton and Lewis 92).This is the lofty genus of pride, the type that can forge nations and cultures. The type that Faustian men have.

The Russians wanted him to inform on his fellow Germans; he refused. They demanded he sign papers written in Russian, assuring him they were “routine.” He refused. They threatened to kidnap and kill his wife and child; Hartmann figured they could probably do this, but he refused again. He was finally thrown into the “bunker,” a tiny grim hole that served as solitary confinement.

The Russians eventually realized he was the famous “Black Devil” of the Southern Front. He insisted he was not the leading German pilot, that the Germans counted one British plane as equal to three Russians, and therefore Hans-Joachim Marseilles was the leading German ace. The interrogator must have ruptured an artery. When the Russians found out that Hartmann had flown the jet fighter Me-262, they pressed him nonstop about the technical details of the plane. He calmly explained he was a pilot, not an engineer. When he repeated this for the umpteenth time, condescending to his interrogator, the latter exploded in a fury and struck Hartmann across the face with his cane. This was a breach of discipline; the Russians were forbidden to beat the prisoners. Hartmann boiled over in rage, sprang up and smashed a chair down on the Russian, knocking him out. Imagine his feelings at that point. He was certain he would be shot. He was not; the always-unpredictable Russians threw him into the bunker for two days, and then brought him out to hear the same interrogator apologize to him, and offer him food and drink. Hartmann marveled anew at their inscrutable mentality. Years later he saw his file; interrogators were cautioned to be careful with him, for he was “a hitter” (Toliver and Constable 211–15).

The Soviets allowed Hartmann to write home for the first time at Christmas, 1945. This was the first news Ursula had of him since the end of the war. Thereafter, the Russians allowed Erich to write home every month: twenty-five words! In 1947 they reduced that to five words a month. What mindless brutality! Hartmann did manage to smuggle out a few letters sewn into the clothing of released German prisoners. Ursula sent her husband at least 350 letters in his ten years in the gulag, but the Russians permitted less than forty to reach Erich. Ursula gave birth to a son in May, 1945; Erich didn’t learn of this for a full year. The boy, Peter, died before his third birthday, probably from the general postwar privation in Germany (Toliver and Constable 217-18).

Finally the Russians prepared to charge Hartmann and other Germans with war crimes. They thoughtfully composed statements of the crimes, and confessions. They demanded Hartmann sign, and reminded him that Germany had invaded Russia, not the other way around. Hartmann told the Russian he was correct, “but I was still not signing his damn paper.” Off to the bunker. This pressure lasted for nine months, but he remained steadfast. Finally, they simply took him out and put him back with the ordinary prisoners (Heaton and Lewis 88-90).

After months of further brutish pressure, which Hartmann countered with a hunger strike, the Russians simply announced that the remaining Germans (many had been repatriated by this time) were war criminals. In December 1949 they held “trials.” Hartmann was accused of killing 780 Russian civilians near Briansk. Hartmann protested he had never been near that city, and his plane didn’t even carry that much ammunition. The judge cleared the court and, roaring with laughter, said, “Don’t you know this whole thing is political, Hartmann?” (Toliver and Constable 233–37). As for the objection about the ammunition, the judge simply declared that every bullet must have hit three or four people. The judge declared him guilty, and sentenced him to twenty-five years’ hard labor. The German papers carried the story, and Erich’s family read the demoralizing news. His mother wrote a piteous letter to Stalin begging for mercy but got no reply.

The German “criminals” were transferred to Shakhty Concentration Camp, northeast of Rostov where they were slated to work in the mines. This was virtually a death-sentence; prisoners told the Germans that no one ever left the camp alive. Hartmann refused to work. Under Geneva rules, officer POWs cannot be forced to perform labor. The first morning they all lined up and marched out to the mines, but Hartmann stood stock-still and recited his rights. He was thrown into solitary, and began another hunger strike in protest. The Germans working in the mines returned each day in an angry mood. When they saw the guards forcibly feeding Hartmann, a humiliating spectacle, their rage erupted—he was to them a figure of great respect—and they overpowered the guards and seized control of the camp. Hartmann dissuaded the men from leaving the camp, telling them the Russians would hunt them down and kill them. He also forced the commandant to call his superiors and demand an international investigation of the camp. Nothing came of it, however, and the Russians swiftly retook control. Hartmann and other officers were transferred to yet another camp.

Return Home and Later Life

Hartmann had to endure this hell until 1955, when the Russians finally permitted the last group of German POWs to return home. Hartmann was very weak, weighing just a little over 100 pounds. Even normal walking tired him quickly. He had spent thirty-one percent of his life in the gulag, but he was still only thirty-three.

The experience in the camps psychologically or physically shattered many of the German survivors. Hartmann had returned to Germany with some Stalingrad veterans; he described them as “zombies, broken men” (Heaton and Lewis 109). Hartmann himself could draw upon boundless reserves of strength and was able to recover fully; he was one of the lucky ones.

Hartmann was victorious over the Communists twice: first he decimated Russian forces during the war, then he triumphed over their efforts to break him in their most hellish creation, the camp system, when his body and soul were under their total control. Nothing could break this man of adamantine willpower.

His began his life anew. He marveled at the modern Germany and read everything he could about this new world. He and his wife resumed their lives together, and conceived a child. A daughter, Ursula, was born in early 1957.

After three weeks at home, well before his recovery was complete, Walter Krupinski called him and began pestering him to join the new German Air Force; other aces of JG-52 joined in the effort to recruit him. Eventually Erich consented and went through training in the modern jets in Germany and America, Germany being part of NATO, of course. Erich forged many friendships with the airmen of the Allied countries, and shared his experience fighting the Russians and surviving the gulag. One of these airmen, Colonel Raymond Toliver, published a book about Hartmann in 1970, The Blond Knight of Germany, bringing Hartmann’s story to the Anglo-American world.

Hartmann retired in 1970, and spent his remaining days flying for fun, just like he had always wanted. He died in 1993 at the age of seventy-one, and assumed his well-earned place in the pantheon of Western heroes. His life will serve as an inspiration for as long as the West survives. His story deserves an Iliad and an Odyssey, a movie, a cult. Unfortunately, the forces controlling modern culture prefer the Communists to a hero like Erich. One day we will recover our culture, and Erich Hartmann will enjoy his due honor.


Works cited:

Hartmann, Ursula, and Manfred Jäger, German Fighter Ace Erich Hartmann: The Life Story of

the World’s Highest Scoring Ace. (West Chester, PA: Schiffer, 1992).

Heaton, Colin, and Anne-Marie Lewis, The German Aces Speak II: World War II Through the

Eyes of Four More of the Luftwaffe’s Most Important Commanders. (Minneapolis: Zenith Press, 2014).

Toliver, Raymond, and Trevor Constable, The Blond Knight of Germany (Garden City, New

York: Doubleday & Co., 1970).

28 replies
  1. Brian Mansfield
    Brian Mansfield says:

    I have asked Germans about the rapes that I have read about in print that happened when the Russians invaded Germany. None of them remember them or hearing about them saying that they were more isolated incidents and ended once Zhukov consolidated control. Russians I have spoken to have said that if they happened they would’ve been perpetrated by the uncivilized central asians and not white men. One German friend of mine who was born about 1938 remembers growing up in Weimar under Russian occupation and just remembers the German-Russian relations as being cordial, with him playing with Russian children and trading with them. I am not denying anything in the article but just am saying that while Stalin was truly evil, as were his henchmen, when the ordinary Russians came into contact with ordinary Germans, it wasn’t all rape and murder.

    • George
      George says:

      @ Brian Mansfield;

      “I have asked Germans about the rapes that I have read about in print that happened when the Russians invaded Germany…”

      – I have to wonder about the ages of these Germans with whom you spoke. My mother (born in 1914) was born and raised in the Germany of WW2 and lived there during the war. After the war she married an American soldier and moved to the the USA. I was born to them and remember well her comments about the Russian soldiers and her horror at the possibility of her city being captured by the Russians. The stories of Russian atrocities being perpetrated against the German people, both civilian and soldiers spread across Germany like winds fanning a fire, and with good reason. Concerning what happened to German soldiers who were captured by Russian troops; I can tell you that my uncle George (after whom I was named) – my mother’s brother, was captured by the Russians and was marched to Siberia along with other German soldiers. He was kept alive (barely) because he had a trade that was valued by the Russian government. He was a carpenter.
      So returning to my observation about the ages of the Germans you spoke to; how old were these people? My mother died in 2009 and she was 96 years old. Were these Germans that you spoke with old enough to remember WW2? Or were they relatively contemporary Germans scared to death to say anything that might be construed as anti-PC? Your German friend born in 1938 would have been 2 years old when the war broke out and his/her memory of the events if they could recall anything of those times at all would be hazy indeed.
      I have read “Hellstorm” and would recommend it to anyone who wants to read an unbiased & unvarnished account of the bestial treatment of the German people after they lost WW2. There are parts of it that require a cast iron stomach to read, but if you want the truth, read it, it is worth while.

      • Sharon
        Sharon says:

        Just the brutal manner in which french females who fought with the germans had their hair cut in public in their undergarments is enough to know that the german women suffered terribly. But being a proud people they probably couldn’t bring themselves to speak about it until quite recently. Their shame must have been terrible to bear especially since the NatSoc made such a fuss about women belonging in the home to be home makers and nurturers while men fought. How terribly upside down the world is now. Saw an article some idiot wrote about the incredible explosion of womens liberation blah blah in Afghanistan because so many women are joining up to die in endless wars. Vommit. There are quite a few videos on youtube of german women finally testifying to the horrors.
        I came across a really refreshing video on nationalism. The message is moving…. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tU_MyZqQ9ls

      • Brian Mansfield
        Brian Mansfield says:

        I am not trying to dispute that it happened, just trying to understand why some of the younger people were not aware of it. My friend was from Weimar and is about 80. Some of the other Germans were about 10 years older. Perhaps it’s just the nature of the German people to not talk about such things to the younger people. They were an incredibly stoic people then.

    • guest5
      guest5 says:

      The murder and rape started against in 1917 against the Ukrainian Mennonites by “revolutionaries.”

    • Seraphim
      Seraphim says:

      It is a bit unclear why although being sentenced to 25 years hard labour, he was released after ten years and induced straight away into the new German Air Force. The ‘inscrutable mentality’ of the ‘always-unpredictable Russians’?

    • Peter
      Peter says:

      I hope you spoke to Germans that lived during the war in the east, and actually lived during the war. The average German is as stupid as every other European and American. Not stupid because of a low IQ, but stupid because they have been lied to for over seventy years and throwing people in jail (a law in many European countries) for expressing an opinion Jews don’t like keeps people stupid. To this day, virtually nothing has been written or produced for TV on the war crimes by allies against millions of Germans. Nothing. Within the last ten or fifteen years a few people written books on the many millions of German civilians that were murdered in cold blood. 2 million German women were raped in the war, many gang raped and then murdered. That is the accepted number today. This was hidden and lied about by the allies for over 55 years.

      https://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/harrowing-memoir-german-woman-writes-ground-breaking-account-of-ww2-rape-a-680354-2.html

      Unlike the Jews, there was no financial benefit a “NAZI” would get for telling the world she was gang raped. Americans and British typically say “she deserved it” and to be raped is not something a German woman typically boasts about.

      My German mother turned 18 in 1945, she was captured and luckily escaped being raped. She and millions of other Germans from that time had heard of the horror stories of murder and gang rape. The Soviets (but Americans and British too) raped 2 million German women. The age range of the victims ran from about 5 to 80.

    • German
      German says:

      The facts of the mass rapes are hushed up and suppressed as much as possible. Anyone mentioning it risks being denounced as the epitome of evil in Germany these days, namely a NAZI.
      I myself was born in a soviet occupied part of Germany shortly after the war. On growing up and throughout my life I marveled at the incredible luck of my family, that we come out of the war so unscathed. Only about 10 years ago my mother lifted the veil (somewhat?) and confessed that she had once barely escaped from a rape by three Russians only because of her then boy-friend and later my father. Her mother (my grandmother) was not so lucky. She was raped by several Russians. It was considered a big shame, and thus not talked about.

      Please note that conditions in that area were considered to be relatively benign, because it was originally occupied by Americans, and only later after the war had ended, handed over to the Russians. Wherever the Russians moved in fighting it was hell. There are cases where large parts of the population of entire towns committed suicide in response.

      Incidentally, rapes were not uncommon in the western parts occupied by Americans. I live in such a part of the country now, and female neighbor a few years ago described to me the rape of her younger, and at the time very blonde sister by an American black.

      • HelenChicago
        HelenChicago says:

        We’re lectured endlessly about the superhuman Tuskegee Airmen who single-handedly won WWII, but in fact black soldiers were often used as drivers and laborers on the supply lines, where they caused huge problems with their persistent thievery. Soldiers brought up on charges — including crimes both large and small — were disproportionately black. Remember St. Emmet Till’s father was executed for kidnapping, raping and (I think) killing several Italian women.

  2. Irene
    Irene says:

    You’re just regurgitating Russian communist propaganda. Putin’s Russia doesn’t even recognise Stalin’s crimes: There isn’t a single monument in whole Russia to remember his victims!

    • Curmudgeon
      Curmudgeon says:

      Why should there be a monument to Stalin’s victims, and why is Putin personally responsible?
      Why isn’t there a monument in Israel to the victims of Zionism, whether Palestinian,Lebanese, Syria, Jordanian, or Iraqi?

      • Irene
        Irene says:

        Well, it’s your right to support, admire Russian bolshevism – lots of people do. Most people in the West romanticise the Blacks, the indians (Rousseau etc..), the aboriginals, others the Russians….

        • Pierre de Craon
          Pierre de Craon says:

          Most people in the West …

          Yet another implicit admission from Irene that she is neither in nor of the West. And in response to Curmudgeon, how quick she is, as ever, to divert attention from Jews and their storefront, Israel!

          I urge others who read Irene’s comments to keep in mind that here, as elsewhere, her primary aim is to undermine.

      • Yeoman Archer (Frey)
        Yeoman Archer (Frey) says:

        @ Curmudgeon, May 10, 2018 – 8:05 am
        “Why isn’t there a monument in Israel to the victims of Zionism, whether Palestinian,Lebanese, Syria, Jordanian, or Iraqi?”

        Ha a a a, But there IS!! of sorts.
        To the Gory of the ATM, (Aske NAZI, Talmudian, Mossad) the occupying powers in Palestine announced last year that they would build this memorial.
        In keeping with the spirit of the Talmud, they conveniently ommitted the fact that the bulk of the monies were taken involuntarily from the lives of the taxpayers of the United States.
        And, Of Course … It would be in bad taste to identify those who lost their lives because of Jabotinsky.

        JULY 25, 2017 2:03 PM 3
        Israel to Build $3.9 Million Memorial Honoring Zionist Pioneer Jabotinsky
        by JNS.org
        https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/07/25/israel-to-build-3-9-million-memorial-honoring-zionist-pioneer-jabotinsky/
        The late Ze’ev Jabotinsky. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

        JNS.org – The Israeli cabinet on Sunday approved plans to build a memorial for Revisionist Zionist leader Ze’ev Jabotinsky in Jerusalem.
        Expected to cost some 14 million shekels ($3.9 million), the memorial will take the form of a museum aimed at teaching the public about Jabotinsky’s ideology and life. The memorial will be administered by Israel’s Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Ministry, headed by Jerusalem Affairs and Environmental Protection Minister Ze’ev Elkin.
        Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took part Sunday in an event marking 77 years since Jabotinsky’s death and 68 years since the death of his wife, Johanna Jabotinsky. Netanyahu called the decision to memorialize Jabotinsky “an important decision that will preserve the memory of one of the founders of Zionism.”

    • Seraphim
      Seraphim says:

      Ever heard of the “Garden of Memory,” the memorial opened at the former Butovo firing range, bearing the name of all those shot on that spot in the years of Stalinist repressions?
      Or of the ‘Wall of Grief”? And who scoffed at this? The ‘dissidents’.
      Or, that a “Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions” was established in 1991and held annually ever since on 30 October and a monument dedicated to the day was erected in St. Petersburg in 1995?

      What is indeed lacking are memorials for the victims of Leninist-Trotskyst repressions (if you bar the “Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land” in Yekaterinburg, built on the place of the murder of the Czar and his family).

  3. Lou
    Lou says:

    I had trouble logging in.

    off topic, via Breitbart;

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  4. katana
    katana says:

    Thank you Karl Nemmersdorf for these marvellous essays celebrating a highly skilled pilot that did his utmost for WWII Germany.

  5. Irene
    Irene says:

    Would be hard to find someone more knowledgeible and credible than general Patton to speak about the Russians. Here are a few of his remarks:
    – The first week after the Russians took Berlin all women who ran were shot and those who did not not were savagely gang raped.
    – We have destroyed what could have been a good race of people and we are about to replace them with mongolian savages and all of Europe with communism.
    – The Russians are mongols! They are Slavs and a lot of them used to be ruled by ancient Byzantium. From Gengis Khan to Stalin they have not changed. They never will and we will never learn, not until it’s too late.
    – I have never seen any army at any time as severely disciplined as the russian army. The officers, with few exceptions, give the appearance of recently civilised mongolian bandits. They give me the impression of something that is to be feared and not trusted.

    • Charles Frey
      Charles Frey says:

      Irene, when the Germans briefly retook Nemmersdorf [ in whose memory Karl chose his nom de plume ] they interrogated Red Army prisoners as to who committed these rapes and wanton murder of old men, women and children.
      [ Google Nemmersdorf images ].

      Many stated, that it was the [[[ Bolshevists ]]] among them.

      A year earlier a German Divisional HQ had been taken by surprise. It too was briefly retaken by German troops, who found their late-teens girl teletype operators nailed to trees, with their eyes, tongues and hands cut out and off, their breasts and vaginas cut off: one had the severed penis of an Army youngster, also nailed to a tree, stuck in her mouth. [

      Not Goebbels or ‘ Nazi ‘ post-War propaganda, but extant Federal files, with photo documentation ]. Not on the Nuremberg agenda.

      This points unmistakably at Old Testament gore: which sentiment also obliges me to cite the testimony of a German, wounded prisoner, who later deposed, that a Jewish female Red Army field doctor, took care of her German patients with the same care, attention and application of scarce bandages, equipment and medicines, as she did with her Red Army
      wounded.

      Rare perhaps, but followed in her footsteps by hundreds of others, among B’Tselem, Finkelstein, Atzmon, Gideon Levy of Haaretz, and so on.

      Patton is generally correct in his assessment, but I also encountered numerous exceptions when and after being overrun by them on April 21, 45. One may not recall the last fight with a sibling over the remaining portion in the cereal box, but one never forgets these occurrences; even at age 6.

    • Seraphim
      Seraphim says:

      General Patton (known as “Bandito” and “Old Blood and Guts”) was admittedly a ‘colorful’ personality, but not very original.
      “Russians are mongols”. He was repeating Napoleon’s aphorism: « Grattez le Russe et vous trouverez le Tartare » (Scratch the Russian and you’ll find the Tartar), adopted as a mantra defining Western policies towards Russia.
      Or Kipling:
      “Let it be clearly understood that the Russian is a delightful person till he tucks in his shirt. As an Oriental he is charming. It is only when he insists upon being treated as the most easterly of western peoples instead of the most westerly of easterns that he becomes a racial anomaly extremely difficult to handle”.

      It was an anticlimactic end for him, removed because of his protests against the treatment of German civilians and POW at the hands of the Americans.

  6. Yeoman Archer (Frey)
    Yeoman Archer (Frey) says:

    Kameraden,
    The goal of the talmudian is to have their enemies die by whatever means possible. The best of all methods is that which provides “deniability” attributable back to the talmudians.
    A throughgoing analysis of the rape of German women by both Russian and American military is found in Revisionist History Newsletter Issue: no. 88, December -January 2017. https://www.revisionisthistory.org
    Revisionist History® newsletter issue no. 88, A new chapter in the chronicle of the holocaust against the German people:
    The Mass Rape of German Women at the end end of World War II by Americans and allied troops other than Russians
    Inconvenient history revealed: 190,000 German women raped by US soldiers, British, Belgian and French. Includes a section on the rabbinic theology of rape in wartime
    This paper is a review, by Michael Hoffman of Prof. Miriam Gebhardt’s Crimes Unspoken: The Rape of German Women at the End of the Second World War Hardcover – January 24, 2017
    by Miriam Gebhardt (Author), Nick Somers (Translator)
    https://www.amazon.com/Crimes-Unspoken-German-Women-Second/dp/1509511202/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
    Additionally:
    “Crimes Unspoken is the first historical account to expose the true extent of sexual violence in Germany at the end of the war, offering valuable new insight into a key period of 20th century history.”
    Amazon reviewer Paul Gelman a Verified Purchaser gives 5.0 out of 5 stars to The Crimes of the Soviets and Allied Soldiers against German Women, September 21, 2017, Format: Hardcover|
    “The soldiers who liberated Germany after WW2 were not only liberators, but were also guilty of the crime of rape. Some 860000 German women were raped afetr the war not only by Russians, but also by the American, British and French soldiers.These women were found not only in Berlin, but throughout all of Germany. To be more precise, at least 190000 of them were raped by the Western Allies. This is only part of the story, because the rest of the book shows to what extent these raped victims suffered even more, since doctors refused to allow them abortions, social workers denigraded them , jurists refused compensation and their neighbours gossiped about their bad reputation. The result was that there were many women who did not have the strength to continue living. There were rumours of hundreds of women who committed suicide not only in Berlin but also in Upper Bavarian villages. These were particularly young girls, religious and elderly women. Others had what would be called today PTSD.
    “In this short and excellently researched book, which has five parts, the author shows to what extent the bestiality of the human species can burst out , no matter where the criminals come from. Highly recommeded.”

    Bottom Line: The lives of Millions of our “Sisters” were destroyed to satisfy the blood lust of the talmudians against our European families.

    Talmudian hate continues unabated today.
    Never Forget

  7. frozy
    frozy says:

    Karl,
    I found your article very interesting. I too enjoy history, in particular topics about ww2. But I do not thank you for bringing it to this site. I do not thank the editor either, for letting you do it. Let me explain.
    As you surely know, as a customary of TOO, western countries have today an existential problem, in the form of a low reproduction rate, coupled with immigration of large numbers of non-ethnically European people with high natality. This is a deadly situation threatening the very survival of western homelands in their traditional form in a not too distant future. So far, any protest against this dire state of affairs has been promptly crushed by accusations of racialism, fascism, Nazism, negationism, and what not. This is silly, I know. But so far it has worked remarkably well to kill just about all the antibodies in our societies that could otherwise have opposed it.
    By bringing this article praising, the valor and character of one of Hitler’s most notable warriors, you help people making these accusations against us. By bringing this article to this site, you trigger lively discussions about the national socialist regime, and give a pulpit to various kinds of freakoes whose only intellectual horizon seems to be lashing out hysterically at anybody daring to criticize any one single hair of uncle Adolph’s mustache. For more than 70 years now, the Nazis have been a curse of our movement, and anything that reinforce our association with them is working against us.
    Even though Herr H. Rudel is one up over E. Hartmann in the ranks of the order of the Iron Cross, and no doubt that makes him a very interesting man to write about, and I truly believe that, please and with all due respect, publish your proposed article about him elsewhere, how about for example a site like the Institute for Historical Review?

  8. steven clark
    steven clark says:

    Karl Nemmersdorf is an inspiring example, and I enjoyed reading his story.
    As for rapes, we were always told this was something Russians did, never the western forces. My first acquaintance was when I was a teen and read Cornelius Ryan’s The Last Battle, about the fall of Berlin. He notes when the first Russians came in, there weren’t any problems. A Russian officer told a woman that his men were good soldiers, but ‘the men following us are animals.’
    Again, Ryan asserts most of the rapists were from the USSR’s central asian provinces. Also, when the Russians attacked Budapest in 1944, they slaughtered thousands of Hungarians and raped hundreds of women. Records show Hungarians in nearby villages, children included, were nailed to barn doors and trees. All German wounded were doused with gasoline and set on fire. This was from a reputed US military historian.
    The rape in Berlin, according to Ryan, was massive. He recorded a Russian soldier raping a woman, then leaving saying ‘That’s what the Germans did in Russia.’
    Did they? A lot of feelings were the Germans only got back what they gave to other people, although in the west this didn’t seem true, but now more cases of allied troops raping are coming out.
    Are Nazis ‘the curse of our movement?’ I’ll say the main issue now is that Nazism is never discussed historically, but theologically. It is like reasoning with fanatically religious people against the existence of demons, and I think the hatred against National Socialism is akin to believing in satan in the middle ages. We see a lot of historical rewriting…how Richard III is the ultimate, evil king, how Cleopatra was a sensual, sexually debauched minx…don’t doubt the power of relentless propaganda backed by punishment, as has been the case in the last twenty years.

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