HELL: The Physical and Cultural Destruction of Germany

HELL:The Physical and Cultural Destruction of Germany

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The Real German Holocaust..remember this..the word Holocaust is a German word that means to

burn up in an inferno. Learn about the firebombing of all civilians in every town and city at night while

they slept by the Zionist controlled British and American air forces.

Full now, yea, more than full, behold our devastation:
The frantic drum beat and the brazen horde, the thundering siege gun and the blood-slick sword
Devour all diligence and sweat and careful preparation.
The church is overthrown, our mighty men are slain;
The town hall lies in dust, our towers burn; Virgins are raped, and everywhere we turn
Are fire, plague and death to pierce us….heart and brain.
from ‘Tears of the Fatherland’ by Andreas Gryphius 1637

Introduction
Truth will come to light; murder cannot be hid long…
Shakespeare; Merchant of Venice

The following pages do not pretend to present the rights or wrongs of events of World War Two.
They are neither a vindication nor a condemnation of any side of the conflict, nor are they intended
as a political statement. They serve only to illustrate the ravages of war as they applied to Germany
and to speak to the suffering of the German people, subjects which both tend to evoke hostility,
especially when they are presented without the customary prefaces which serve to justify, rationalize,
excuse and condone atrocities and crimes carried out against Germany and the German people.

To understand World War Two, it is imperative to understand World War One, for the second
conflict was a tragic and inevitable continuation of the first. In fact, it would be a good idea to read
“Anti-German Hysteria of World War One”, available from a link on the ‘miscellany’ page of this site
before going any further. One must look beyond the propaganda, the Hollywood images and comic
book presentations of either war to begin to comprehend how and why the utter ruination of this
ancient land with its historically profound influence on European culture occurred, and how a rich,
powerful nation which enjoyed a positive, even glowing image at the dawn of the twentieth century
would be cut off at the knees and relegated to a stature of relative unimportance today.

Long before Germany became a nation, from before the dark ages, she had a more peaceful, less
aggressive history than her European neighbors and was the principal participant in less than a quarter
of the wars of England, Spain, Russia, or France. This fact is not only ignored, it is overshadowed by
statements made even today by mainstream historians who make the ludicrous and erroneous claim
that Germany “started five wars since the time of Bismarck” (and therefore deserved all she got). In
reality, by 1914, the young German nation had enjoyed 43 years of peace and prosperity while other
nations were embroiled in and started various global conflicts which in some cases are still ongoing!

In fact, in 287 wars between the years 1800 and 1950, Prussia/Germany participated in only 8 %,
as did Holland. In contrast, Britain participated in 28 %, France in 26 %, Russia in 22 %, Turkey in
15 %, Poland in 11 %, Sweden in 9 %. Not to mention that it was not Germany who engaged in
slave trading or held a quarter of the globe under her bloody thumb or imposed brutal colonial rule on
anywhere near the scale of Britain, for example.

The German Empire was well-respected around the world, having achieved astonishing technical
advances: one third of all Nobel Prizes were going to German researchers and inventors. She had a
superb educational system and rapidly growing industries. She was the most powerful industrial
nation in the world after America. She had surpassed Britain’s economic growth rate and she also had
the most efficient army in the world, the second largest navy and a fledgling Army Air Service.

This all changed almost overnight. The violent anti-German assault was initiated by propagandists
representing special interests in Great Britain a decade before World War One even broke out, and
then regurgitated to embroil the USA into that conflict. It changed the image of Germany forever. A
pariah was formed in the shape of the loathsome Hun and the zealous efforts to reinforce that image
in words, music and art continued long after the war was over, branding Germany and her people
absolutely repugnant in almost every corner of the world. Probably no other ethnic group has ever
been so quickly, so professionally and so intensely assaulted or so thoroughly dehumanized.

“However the world pretends to divide itself, there are only two divisions in the world today..
human beings and Germans” Rudyard Kipling June 22, 1915

World War One, the cultural equivalent of the Black Death to Germany, killed the seed of a whole
generation. The vindictive Treaty of Versailles burdened Germany with reparations she could never
repay without exposing her own people to even more suffering and death. The spitefulness, greedy
motives and shortsightedness of the “peace” terms would have terrible effects in the near future. In
their quest to weaken German and Austrian power for their own monetary gain, the victors directly
and indirectly abetted the virulent rise of communism which would sweep in and try to take the place
of the four world Empires which had been destroyed in the aftermath of this needless conflict.

Germany lost 74.5% loss of her natural resources, about 13% of her land and had to forsake seven
million of her people, including three million Germans in the Sudetenland. The Austrian portion of
the Dual Monarchy was deprived of 3/4 of her former area and 3/4 of her people, dooming her to
become an insignificant, land-locked state. In their place, the victors at Versailles created a flock of
tiny, budding, nationalistic states in a chaotic manner which guarantee future strife in Europe.

2,000,000 German soldiers were killed in the First World War. 100,000 others were missing and
presumed dead and 4,814,557 had been wounded, amounting to 9 to 14 percent of Germany’s
pre-war population. 85% of eligible German males had been mobilized at one point or another. In the
conflict, millions of others died due to starvation from the venomous hunger blockade and further
food shortages, or from influenza and other epidemics. The war changed German society forever.

One-armed, one-legged or one-eyed men, blind men, men with noses torn
off or mouths ripped up or only half a face stood begging for food and
carrying signs proclaiming “The War Cripples are Starving!”. They came
home with indelible mental scars as well, some suffering from shell shock
or the insidious battle fatigue called “the shivers”. Many lost homes as a
result of the German land theft at Versailles, others lost their families.
While Germany was in a state of ruin, communist, anarchist and socialist
agitators took advantage of the chaos. The veterans received little respect
and gratitude for their sacrifices, and their suffering went uncomforted.

The First World War left a legacy not only of bitterness, but of unresolved issues and unfinished
business. For Germany, there was simmering resentment at the humiliation imposed upon her and for
that which had been unfairly taken from her. Beyond all this, there was overwhelming injustice in the
fact that she had been held solely responsible for the entire conflict and was therefore made to suffer
twice: from the toll of war itself and, while she was writhing in agony, from the vengefulness and
avarice of the victors who had been just as responsible, if not more so, for the war as Germany was.

Round Two
By the end of World War Two, the destruction of Germany was nearly complete. Germany not only
lost the War, it lost a massive portion of its physical history, its cultural centers and its intellectual
elite. Millions of her people were lost, both during and after the war: five times as many Germans,
both civilians and soldiers, died in the first year after war than died during the course of the entire
war, and they lost their lives directly at the hands of others as a result of revenge policies: rape,
expulsion, murder, forced “atonement” marches, freezing, slave labor and starvation; Millions more
were left with lasting physical damage from the shocking post war brutality visited upon them.

It was amid millions of dazed, homeless people and upon the ruins of hundreds of medieval cities,
murdered German prisoners of war, raped German women, starving German children and wandering
orphans that the victors performed the coup de grâce: Following unconditional capitulation, Germany
was immediately partitioned into four isolated occupation zones, further intensifying its incapacitation
and readying it for a controversial, methodically developed, sharply focused and skillfully applied
program of psychological assault labelled “re-education”. This brain washing program was geared to
ensure the rejection of everything that had thus far constituted the national German identity as well as
any pride in German cultural, spiritual or intellectual heritage. This intense campaign structured a
“new Germany” to have purely “American values” and it allowed to Germany only a history which
began in 1945 with her defeat, relegating all which had come before as unworthy of remembrance.

“Re-education” was applied with severity to Austria as well, in hopes that the two neighbors linked by
their long mutual history would never again join forces. Before 1945, almost all Austrians regarded
themselves as “German” by virtue of a common bond of blood, culture and history. According to
polls today, less than 10% of Austrians consider themselves German.

This program, which was so psychologically ruthless that it did not
allow people to grieve their own losses, and was so successful that
well over a half century later, words such as “Vaterland” or “Volk”
remain “dirty words” to the modern German who has been convinced
that Germany was actually “liberated” in 1945 by those very forces
who wanted and worked for nothing less than her total destruction.

The fact that Germany was bombed into rubble, that millions of surrendered German prisoners of
war were murdered through intentional neglect, that millions of refugees were created and then
abused as they attempted to flee violent, rampaging, communist hordes who stole their homes, that
one third of her ancestral territory and her Eastern provinces were taken from her, and that her
private and public property, art treasures, historical monuments, cultural institutions and patents were
brazenly plundered do not disturb the modern German. They have been so deeply shamed that they
have allowed collective guilt to be bestowed upon them…and their children and their childrens’
children, accepting their nation’s future as one spent in a hair shirt of perpetual atonement.

Hence, we have to watch the disgusting spectacle of German self-hatred evince itself in song parodies
and silly art work which degrades its historical figures, in politicians falling over themselves to see
who can utter the most apologies, in the utter absence of national pride and in its fervent persecution
of any who dare challenge this abysmal, degenerate, masochistic trend.

Germany’s birthrate is at its lowest level in history and the lowest in Europe. On a global scale, it is
just as dire. Of 27 countries with populations in excess of 40 million, Germany ranks second from
bottom in terms of children under 15 as a percentage of the overall population. In 2009, 651,000
babies were born in Germany, 30,000 less than the previous year. With only 8.2 children being born
for every 1,000 citizens, and with 10 in 1,000 citizens dying every year, Germany is nowhere near
approaching a replacement rate that would keep the population stable. The birthrate is exceptionally
low in former East Germany, where the city of Chemnitz is thought to have the lowest birth rate in
the world today. Austria is not faring much better.

The Allied foreign policy crusade was for victory at any cost, even at the cost of the destruction of
traditional values and culture and, if need be, the destruction of the planet itself. Yet, it is becoming
increasingly more difficult to question the necessity and wisdom of that conflict. Indeed, the event we
call World War Two is fast becoming off limits to further debate, closer scrutiny, re-evaluation and
revision. Those stimulating intellectual activities which, although occasionally uncomfortable and
inconvenient, have traditionally taken place after every other conflict in human history in an effort to
search for truth and accurately define human events for posterity, have been narrowed in scope in a
good part of the world by legislation which restricts free speech by limiting which aspects of that
event we can freely speak of and which aspects are criminal to discuss, question or investigate
further, surely not a trend indicative of the cherished “democratic values” the victors intended.

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“German Village” Utah and other Genocidal Plans

“The bombing must be directed essentially against working class houses.
Middle class houses have too much space around them, and so are bound to waste
bombs.”Frederick Lindemann, Lord Cherwell

It is not your happy little pseudo-Bavarian tourist village in
the USA. You won’t find good beer here, or busty barmaids
or an oom-pah band. This “German Village” in the Utah
desert is all that remains of a full-scale, six block replica of
typical pre-war, working class housing in Berlin. It is on a test
site created by the Allied military to develop weapons of
mass destruction for use against civilian targets in Germany.

It was part of a larger five square mile German/Japanese “doomtown” built in 1943. Despite their
“successes” with their 1,000 bomber fire raids against Cologne and Hamburg, the British were
frustrated by their inability to ignite the same type of firestorm in Berlin, so Allied scientific advisors
urged the creation of a program of incendiary experimentation on exact replicas of German workers’
housing. According to the Air Force, Dugway’s German village “corresponded to the type of housing
in which 80 percent of the German industrial population lived.”

Using forced labor from Utah state prison inmates, it was completed in 44
days and was similar to the civilian housing built for test destruction in
dummy towns in England for use by the RAF. Commissioned by the
chemical warfare corps of the US army (Standard Oil), it was created by a
German-born architect Erich Mendelsohn, Konrad Wachsmann and other
disgruntled former German residents who had recently been assisted in
moving to the US with the help of Albert Einstein and others.

They would join emigre Walter Gropius to work on the development of
prefabrication such systems. Before emigrating, Gropius (supported by
composer Arnold Schoenberg, writer Franz Werfel and Einstein) operated a
successful school of architecture in Germany in the mid-twenties called the
“Bauhaus” Several unnamed architects affiliated with the “Gropius Group”
at Harvard helped in the planning of “German Village” and participated in
the research studies on how to effectively incinerate or explode typical
German residential city structures and buildings. They eagerly joined the
Dugway Proving Ground project, where napalm and poison gases were
developed and tested for use against civilians in Germany.

Churchill’s Minister of Defence, scientist Frederick Lindemann, a life-long friend of Einstein who was
educated in Germany, used his contacts to arrange an early exodus for selected German scientists,
many of whom became prominent in the research in the US and UK regarding the bombing of
Germany. Once Lindemann became Churchill’s key scientific advisor, few if any insiders had greater
influence. Lindemann wrote and circulated the paper that first advocated heavily bombing civilian
residential neighborhoods in German cities, convinced that making large numbers of German civilians
homeless (or dead) would “undermine the enemy’s morale”. Lindemann’s homicidal plans were
quickly adopted by Churchill. Lindemann was made Lord Cherwell in 1941, and created “Viscount
of Cherwell” in 1956. It was said that he had an “almost pathological hatred of Germans and a
medieval desire for revenge” tantamount to that of Roosevelt’s trusted advisor, Henry Morgenthau Jr.

Working in conjunction with Hollywood RKO studio’s “Division of Authenticity”, they designed the
model town with the sole intention of destroying Berlin’s working-class districts and non-combatant
civilian inhabitants in conformance with Allied plans beginning in 1943. The “Japanese Village” (since
vanished) was designed by the Czech-educated architect Antonin Raymond who represented
Czechoslovakia in Japan as an honorary consul and designed and built many buildings in Japan,
where he was familiar with their architecture. Above: Mendelsohn, Wachsmann. Below, Raymond,
Gropius, Einstein, Lindemann, Morgenthau.

Meticulously duplicating the aging and specific gravity of older German construction after
exhaustively researching factors such as roof area coverage critical to an incendiary parameter of
target neighborhoods in Berlin, the fire experts and architects even simulated the effect Berlin rain
might have on combustibility. RKO duplicated the typical interiors and furniture of Berlin’s working
class households right down to their linen, bedding, toys, drapes and bedside Bibles. Wood similar to
that used in Germany was specially imported from Russia. Experimenting with the best methods of
destroying real German cities, napalm (the same M-69 napalm which the USA dutifully supplied to
the RAF for their terror bombing of German towns), gas, anthrax and incendiary bombs were all
used against the fake German Village, and it had to be rebuilt several times. The success of their
diabolical planning later proved lethal, and German women and children paid the price.

Only a single block of the original village is left today to bear witness to the combined forces of
Hollywood, the oil industry and dedicated workers, who with great financial resources at their
disposal, abetted the mass murder of thousands of German civilians. Dugway itself, historically
shrouded in official secrecy, is toxic after years of weapons testing. Erich Mendelsohn went on his
way to become the darling of “modernist” architecture.

Bad Dreams that became Reality: Diabolical Plans

The American counterpart to Churchill’s cold blooded adviser Frederick Lindemann (Lord Cherwell),
was Franklin Roosevelt’s close friend and adviser, Henry Morgenthau, Jr. His plan to “demilitarize”
Germany involved disarming all Germans, destruction of all “war material” including old monuments,
severe punishment for war crimes, a total ban on any uniforms, including scouting, a prohibition of
parades plus the disabling of all military bands and destruction of any military music, past or present.
All aircraft, including gliders, military or commercial, were to be confiscated and no German was to
be permitted to operate or help operate any aircraft anywhere. He wanted the policing of Germany
and the civil administration in Germany to be assumed with severity by Germany’s former foes.

Instead of reparations, he wanted global confiscation of all German assets with Germany partitioned
into harmless “pastoral” units while Germans were sent as slaves to rebuild the countries of her
former enemies. He did not want Germany rebuilt, but to remain impotent and dependent on
handouts to live “as a dog is dependent on its master” so as to break the will of the people. His new
boundaries for Germany divided East Prussia and Silesia between the U.S.S.R. and Poland, the Saar
going to France along with adjacent territories bounded by the Rhine and the Moselle Rivers, and the
Keil Canal and the Ruhr and its surrounding industrial areas to be internationalized with all industry
dismantled and sent to Allied Nations.

He urged that all equipment be removed from mines and mines closed, all German schools and
universities closed until an Allied re-education program was in place to brainwash the Germans, and
all German radio stations and newspapers, magazines, weeklies, etc. discontinued until his these
policies were established. He wanted all large estates broken up and divided among “the peasants”.

Morgenthau in action, above: (top row) Large groups of male German POWs being sent into years
of slavery abroad; expellees from German lands in the east given away to the communists; German
adults undergoing re-education; redistribution of wealth; (bottom row) re-education of German youth;
destruction of German monuments; starving German children foraging for food.

Roosevelt publicly shelved the Morgenthau plan, but only after its exposure in the media caused
concern. However, it permeated the American administration and influenced every single aspect of
subsequent Allied planning, most notably: the intentional starvation of the people, the destruction of
their culture, a revenge seeking War Crimes trials at Nürnberg, “re-education” programs with full
censorship, the destruction of German books, art and cultural monuments, the use of forced German
labor outside of Germany for as long as possible and the redistribution of German lands, especially in
the East. In November, 1945, General Eisenhower, as Military Governor of the U.S. Occupation
Zone, approved the distribution to American military officials in Germany of 1,000 free copies of
Morgenthau’s book “Germany is Our Problem” in which his plan was laid out. Further, in the New
York Post for Nov. 24, 1947, Morgenthau himself stated: “The Morgenthau Plan for Germany
became part of the Potsdam Agreement, a solemn declaration of policy and undertaking for action
signed by the United States of America, Great Britain and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.”

The Morgenthau Plan lurked in the shadows in the Joint Chiefs of Staff Directive 1067 (April 1945–
July 1947) which explicitly prohibited U.S. Occupation authorities from providing any economic or
reconstruction assistance of any kind to the Germans, not even to maintain the current economic
levels. The first “level of industry” plan signed in 1946 stated that German heavy industry was to be
lowered to 50% of its 1938 level. The occupation forces of all nations were obliged to ensure that
German standards of living were lowered to the level of its European neighbors with which it had
been at war with, in particular that of France. To destroy future German economy, a cap of about
25% of the prewar production level was put on German steel production, and therefore steel plants
were dismantled. All armaments plants, including some that could have been converted to civilian use
or desperately needed housing, were dismantled or destroyed, likewise, a large proportion of
operational civilian plants were dismantled and sent to the victors, mainly France and Russia.

The U.S. government, stating that its noble purpose was the “ultimate destruction of the war potential
of German forests”, went so far as to embark upon a massive clear cutting of the German forests and
then shipped the timber to the U.S.A., despite the desperate shortage of heat and housing in bombed
out Germany and the millions of ethnic Germans refugees needing shelter. They intended to deforest
the land to such a degree that trees could be replaced only by “century long forestry development”.

Early U.S. plans for “industrial disarmament” included detaching the Saarland and the Ruhr from
Germany and even as late as March 1947, there were still plans to allow France annex the Ruhr.
Poland, after its German citizens were expelled, had already been given almost a quarter of pre-war
German territory, including the important industrial centers and the richest coal fields in Europe. The
Allies harvested all German technological and scientific achievements they found and farmed out
thousands of the brightest German researchers as slaves to the Soviet Union, Britain and the USA.
The victors confiscated intellectual property of immense value, including all German patents both in
Germany and abroad, which they turned around and licensed to Allied companies. The “intellectual
reparations” taken by the U.S., Britain and the Soviets amounted to billions and billions of dollars.

Germany was reduced to less than the standard of life it had known at the height of the Great
depression in 1932 and reduced to a smaller size than she was in the year 1125. This led to millions
more unnecessary civilian deaths from starvation and disease in the first couple of years after the
war. Despite widespread starvation, American military personnel and their wives were given strict
orders to destroy or otherwise render inedible their own leftover surplus so as to ensure it could not
be eaten by German civilians, a policy in US zones throughout all of Germany.

A Report by former U.S. President Herbert Hoover in March of 1947, argued for a change of policy.
Speaking of the expected consequences of the actions above, he said:  “There are several illusions in
all this ‘war potential’ attitude. There is the illusion that the New Germany left after the annexations
can be reduced to a ‘pastoral state’. It cannot be done unless we exterminate or move 25,000,000
people out of it.”
Living conditions in Germany reached their lowest point in 1947, even worse than in 1945 or 1946.
At an average ration of 1040 calories a day, malnutrition was at its worst stage in post-war Germany.
In that year, the U.S. Congress warned that the continuation of the present policies “can only mean
one of two things, (a) That a considerable part of the German population must be ‘liquidated’ through
diseases, malnutrition, and slow starvation for a period of years to come, with the resultant dangers
to the rest of Europe from pestilence and the spread of plagues that know no boundaries; or (b) the
continuation both of large occupying forces to hold down “unrest” and the affording of relief mainly
drawn from the United States to prevent actual starvation.” Only when Germany’s punishments held
back the general European recovery, when the continued scarcity of food and goods in Germany led
to considerable expenses for the occupying powers and when poverty and famine in Europe were not
abating did a change of policy begin to take place.

Frosting the Cake

Murder was an option. Roosevelt was once quoted as saying that “We have got to be tough with the
Germany and I mean the German people not just the Nazis. We either have to castrate the German
people or you have got to treat them in such a manner so they can’t just go on reproducing people
who want to continue the way they have in the past.” Stalin had proposed at the Tehran Conference
in late 1943 that at least 50,000 and perhaps 100,000 German officers should be executed. This idea
found a warm reception from the Roosevelt team. This is exactly what took place after the war, only
in the USSR it did not simply pertain to officers but to most POWs.

Publicly, Churchill disagreed with Morgenthau’s Plan, but Roosevelt suggested that Morgenthau’s
Stalinist friends such as Harry Dexter White (later exposed as a Soviet agent) continue to discuss it
with Lord Cherwell who persuaded Churchill to change his mind, and Churchill later stated: “At first I
was violently opposed to the idea. But the President and Mr. Morgenthau, from whom we had much
to ask, were so insistent that in the end we agreed to consider it” (Churchill, “The Tide of Victory”
1954 pp. 138–139). Britain was then quickly rewarded with US money.

Morgenthau’s Plan, if fully implemented, was calculated to exterminate approximately 20 million
Germans. Even the furtive partial implementation of his Plan caused at least 15 million unnecessary
German deaths, and more later as a secondary result. Other than the Dictates of Versailles and St.
Germain, which also inflicted collective guilt and collective punishment of all Germans, various other
equally genocidal plans hatched in the USA in the 20th century realized partially success.

The ‘Kaufman Plan’ was set forth in a nasty, neurotic little book called “Germany must Perish”
which suggested the castration of all fertile German men over 16 years of age and importing
foreigners to Germany to alter the ethnic base. While this idea might be considered the work of a
crank, other “plans” for Germans were developed by more respectable, conventional sources.

The ‘Hooton Plan’ was conjured up by a clan of Harvard intellectuals led by Anthropology Professor
Ernest Albert Hooten. In a newspaper article titled, “Breed war strain out of Germans” published in
New York’s Peabody Magazine of January 4, 1943, Hooten suggested various genetic manipulations
which would “destroy German nationalism and aggressive ideology”, including sentencing German
males to a lifetime of slavery abroad while foreign men occupy Germany long enough to impregnate
German women and pollute the German gene pool: “For a period of 20 years or more utilize the bulk
of the present German army as rehabilitation labor units in devastated areas of the Allied Nations and
elsewhere”. Millions of German men were indeed sent into slavery abroad while German women
remained at home as fair game.

Britain had plenty of “plans” for a people they deemed inferior and genetically menacing as well.
Author E. O. Lorimer, in his book ‘What the German Needs’, said of the Germans: “It is now widely
accepted amongst those who have given thought to the problem of Germany, that the world has not
a normal, rational people to deal with, but a nation suffering from an acute attack of homicidal mania,
rendered more dangerous by a background of specious philosophy and more horrible by a lust for
inhuman, calculated cruelty; a nation moreover subject to the recurrence of similar attacks, of which
this last is only the most severe …” From his cozy armchair, the author’s suggested solution to the
“German problem” included a drastic reduction in the size of Prussia, the removal of every German
from Danzig and East Prussia and the use of enslaved German POWs under Allied control “to build
and clear, to dig and drain”, again, also exactly what ended up happening.

The fear caused by these insidious plans and ghastly ideas which were well circulated among the
German civilians, combined with the reality of an inhumane bombing campaign and strict demands
for unconditional surrender, prolonged any hopes of a quick peace.

Genocidal plans for Germans were nothing new; they had their roots in World War One. Who
can forget Rudyard Kipling’s words before the Great War even broke out: “the Germans do evil
deliberately. It is their nature. It is the mark of their nationality. They are like microbes wherever
they abound; the evil develops and infects everything roundabout. Civilized nations must resort to
the sterilizing process; they must put into force measures of international hygiene.”

Proceed to: The Allied Bombing Campaign

Hell is big enough for more than one man

When people think of the Allied bombing of Germany, “Dresden” automatically springs to mind,
surely not Wesel, Nürnberg or Würzburg or the hundreds of other obliterated German towns and
cities. While people uselessly debate the death toll at Dresden, attention is diverted from the 45,000
to 50,000 civilians murdered in the bombing of Hamburg, or the 10,000 people intentionally burned
alive in Kassel, or the fact that 20% of Nordhausen’s civilian population was killed in a mere fifteen
minutes attack or that one out of three Pforzheimers was murdered and thousands more hideously
injured from an unnecessary bombing based on nothing more that a rumor.

We were led to believe that a campaign which dropped environmentally catastrophic bombs with the
force of major earthquakes, bombs which actually changed weather patterns, exterminated whole
species of birds and insects and altered the shape of the map were all within the normal range of
warfare and implemented for the “greater good”, carried out only in cases of sheer and utter necessity
to “shorten the war”. We accepted the faulty premise that the carefully planned incineration of
thousands of innocent women and children was justified. We accepted the preposterous notion that
there was only one villain in this conflict, one supreme face of evil that absolved all others of any
wrongdoing. We were led in this direction by a relentless effort still being carried out to both conceal
activites prejudicial to the glowing image of our heroes and to excuse their own criminal behavior.

Until recently, nobody understood fully that the terror bombing of German civilians was not a
“friendly fire” mistake, or the result of a bomber missing its mark. We bought the fairy tale that
schools, churches, cathedrals and castles were hit only when “enemy soldiers were firing from them”
or because some small town mayor “refused to surrender”.

Until the Internet leaked out uncensored, unfiltered information, most of the grim images and graphic
accounts of the horror which rained from the skies over Germany were hidden neatly away and free
from scrutiny, judgement or condemnation. Mortality figures from Allied bombing, kept top secret
for many years, now trickled out, as did photos, personal accounts and old newspaper clippings.

We were led to believe that the Allied bombings delivered on Germany were a legitimate response to
an equal number of bombings Germany was delivering on Britain, and the only images of wartime
bombings we were exposed to were those carried out by Germany, mainly of the Blitz. In reality,
Germany bombed Britain with a mere five percent of the tonnage that Britain slammed own on
Germany, and more British bombs fell on the city of Berlin alone than German bombs fell on Britain
during the entire war. The targeting of residential areas of Hamburg was a coldly calculated and
intentionally planned mass murder of civilians, and British and American bombers killed over a
hundred times as many civilians in that one event as did the German raid on the heavily defended,
major industrial center of Coventry, England, which resulted in the loss of around 400 civilian lives.

At about the same time that the scope of the Allied bombing of Germany was suddenly being
exposed and re-examined, initiating a murmur of criticism, a monument of British Air Chief Arthur
Harris shot up in Britain. Harris, clearly the figure most associated with the bombing destruction,
clearly laid out his murderous plans on October 25, 1943:

“The aim is the destruction of German cities, the killing of German workers and the disruption of
civilised community life through-out Germany. It should be emphasised that the destruction of
houses, public utilities, transport and lives; the creation of a refugee problem on an unprecedented
scale; and the breakdown of morale both at home and at the battle fronts by fear of extended and
intensified bombing are accepted and intended aims of our bombing policy, they are not by-products
of attempts to hit factories.”

The destruction of Hamburg came on the night of July 27, 1943 and followed a smaller bombing
three days earlier. In this second attack, a mix of munitions was used which had a higher proportion
of incendiaries, including deadly phosphorus. It was here, not Dresden, that term Feuersturm or
firestorm was first used, and at least 45,000 to 55,000 civilians were intentionally murdered in an
agonizing manner in the well-crafted firestorm that corralled the population, leaving them no escape.
BACK TO INTRODUCTION
“There are no innocent civilians. Nowadays you fight a people, not armed forces.” General Le May
Part of the impetus of the British plan named “Operation Thunderclap” was to target the sorry lot of
frantic refugees fleeing from the Red Army, millions of terrified people who had already suffered
losing their homes, farms, fathers, sons and husbands, human beings who had already endured brutal
rape, theft, starvation and had spent agonizing days and weeks walking on frozen feet to what they
hoped was safety. Bomber Command was ordered to attack their anticipated destinations in order to,
in their own words, “cause confusion in the evacuation from the east,” referring not to retreating
troops, but to these civilian refugees ( only secondarily, to “hamper the movements of troops from
the west”). When ordering the bombing of Chemnitz following the destruction of Dresden, the Allied
commander stated the motive to his pilots: “The reason you are going there tonight is to finish off the
refugees who managed to escape Dresden.” Women, children and old folks, human beings, were
now to be shot at and incinerated under the approved guidelines both the British and Americans had
set in place and implemented to eliminate the future “refugee problem” for their Soviet allies.
During the first six months of 1944, out of each 1,000 RAF bomber crews who had flown missions
during that period, 712 were reported killed or missing and 175 were wounded, an astounding 89
percent casualty rate. British Chief of the Air Staff Charles Portal was promoted to marshal of the
RAF in June of that year. Even more zealous than Harris, and although much of Germany was in
ruins already, Portal strongly argued for using his hugely increased bomber force to not only continue
to carry out its murderous precision bombing, but to even more indiscriminately “area bomb” cities
into total and complete oblivion, confident that this would lead to “victory” within six months.
In March of 1945, after the dirty deeds were done and hundreds of German cities and towns lay in
ruins, Churchill, ever the politician, “distanced himself” from the homicidal bombing campaign after
Dresden’s destruction resulted at long last in some unfavorable publicity. He wrote that “the
destruction of Dresden remains a serious query against the conduct of Allied Bombing”. Even so,
with the German military/industrial complexes already in ruins, the British and Americans compiled
new “hit lists” which included wanton civilian attacks on mainly small, rural towns that had not yet
been assaulted and whose populations were praying for peace. In the vicinity of the great castle of
Mad King Ludwig, lies Ellingen, a small town in Bavaria which had 1,500 inhabitants, most of them
farmers. Ellingen had nothing of military value to attack and was totally unprepared on February 23,
1945 when 25 American bombers dumped 285 high explosive bombs on the hamlet in a surprise
attack which left 120 bomb craters and killed the town’s farm animals along with 98 villagers.
We were led to believe that a campaign which dropped environmentally catastrophic bombs with the
force of major earthquakes, bombs which actually changed weather patterns, exterminated whole
species of birds and insects and altered the shape of the map were all within the normal range of
warfare and implemented for the “greater good”, carried out only in cases of sheer and utter necessity
to “shorten the war”. We accepted the faulty premise that the carefully planned incineration of
thousands of innocent women and children was justified. We accepted the preposterous notion that
there was only one villain in this conflict, one supreme face of evil that absolved all others of any
wrongdoing. We were led in this direction by a relentless effort still being carried out to both conceal
activites prejudicial to the glowing image of our heroes and to excuse their own criminal behavior.
Initial RAF bombing of military targets was dangerously unsuccessful. Only one out of five bombs
reached within five miles of its intended target and nearly half of British bombers were being shot
down. Therefore, the British leadership was already coldly studying the idea of terror bombing city
centers instead, setting aside morality issues. By early 1942, members of Churchill’s Cabinet openly
suggested that the strategic bombing of Germany be directed against German working-class houses,
leaving factories and military objectives alone. This policy was implemented in full in 1942 when,
upon his taking over the entire U.K. Bomber Command, Harris issued the following directive: “It has
been decided that the primary objective of your operations should now be focused on the morale of
the enemy civil population and in particular, of industrial workers”.
Roasting the Boche

Technically, Wilhelmshaven, which had been bombed by 25 RAF bombers on Sept. 4, 1939, was
the first terror bombing in the war. However, the first well-known deliberate cultural attack on and
mass bombing of a historic city was the RAF attack on Lübeck on Palm Sunday, March 28, 1942.

The attack by over 200 heavy bombers was ordered by Harris, not in defense or to destroy military
targets in Germany, but as an experiment to test whether bombing timber framed buildings could start
an inferno large enough to be used as an easy aiming point for later waves of bombers. In his words:
“I wanted my crews to be well-blooded, as they say in fox hunting, to have a taste of success for a
change.” It destroyed 80% of the timber framed core of the ancient and honorable seaport city.

Until Harris vigorously championed terror bombing and prepared a list of 60 German cities he
intended to destroy first, the bombing was tit for tat between Britain and Germany. The policy
changed under his command when his bombers were instructed to concentrate not on military targets
but on built-up residential areas and heavily populated civilian districts.  Low-income areas would be
the first targets because of denser population and tightly clustered buildings, initially in German cities
with over 100,000 people and eventually, in small, insignificant hamlets. Some cities were attacked
100, even 200 or more times in the course of war.

As early as 1942, 45,732 tons of bombs were dropped on Germany by the RAF, and even at that
early stage, only 4% of them were aimed at industrial targets or ports! The rest were squarely aimed
at city centers and civilians, not because their weapons were “inaccurate” or “unsophisticated” but
because it was planned. Allied bombing would be killing thousands of German civilians a day by the
later stages of the war because of this homicidal, morally corrupt and largely unsuccessful policy.

Roasting the Boche

U.S. Allied commanders were at first opposed to the RAF bombing policy, and when they began
bombing runs over Germany in 1943 it was mutually agreed that the U.S.A.A.F would carry out
daytime raids on military and industrial targets, and the RAF would conduct the nighttime ‘area’
bombing of civilian population centers. Nonetheless, the USA joined the British and Canadians to
bomb Hamburg in “Operation Gomorrah” and in several later civilian bombings.

The destruction of Hamburg came on the night of July 27, 1943 and followed a smaller bombing
three days earlier. In this second attack, a mix of munitions was used which had a higher proportion
of incendiaries, including deadly phosphorus. It was here, not Dresden, that term Feuersturm or
firestorm was first used, and at least 45,000 to 55,000 civilians were intentionally murdered in an
agonizing manner in the well-crafted firestorm that corralled the population, leaving them no escape.

The heinous ten day long firebombing not only murdered thousands, it left a million people homeless
and the historic ancient city wholly obliterated. The choreographed inferno circled the city and spread
inward, creating a swirling column of super-heated air which generated ferocious 150 mile per hour
tornado-like winds capable of snatching up small children and plucking babies from their mother’s
arms. People were fried to the melting pavement or slowly choked by poison gases in cellars. At the
same time the US military denied to the American public that any terror bombing was taking place,
they were supplying the British with the napalm-like phosphorous to burn German civilians alive.
The chemical cannot be extinguished once ablaze, and the exploding phosphorous bombs sprayed
their contents on people in such a way that a horrible death was the inevitable outcome.

With Hamburg, the world media, starting in London, turned the mass murder of German civilian
populations into an “acceptable” and “legitimate” method of war, and RAF bombing runs would
often be blithely referred to as “Hamburgisations” by their crews from then on. Aside from the
“normal” terror bombings, cities incinerated by these fiendishly crafted firestorms included Dresden,
Wuppertal, Hamburg, Remscheid, Kassel, Braunschweig, Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, Darmstadt,
Stuttgart, Heilbronn, Ulm, Pforzheim, Mainz, Würzburg and Hildesheim. All suffered an immense
amount of civilian casulaties. 10,000 died in Kassel’s firestorm. Darmstadt, a harmless classic center
of German culture, produced less than two-tenths of one percent of Germany’s total war production,
yet, a minimum of ten percent of Darmstadt’s population died as a result of its intentionally created
firestorm. Pforzheim lost one-third of its people. Wurzberg was 89% destroyed with 5,000 civilian
deaths and 90,000 people were left homeless. From July 1944 to January 1945, a low average of
14,000 German civilians, not including countless undocumented refugees, were killed from bombings
every month in just the western German areas.

While the US partook in the destruction of some cities, only 6% of
American bombs actually fell on German city centers. At the peak of the
bombing “war” in 1945, the U.S. Eighth Air Force dropped fully half of its
bombs on transportation targets; the figure for the RAF was only 13%. The
RAF Bomber Command would end up killing three German civilians for
every one killed by the U.S.A.

Targeting of the Refugees

The expulsions and genocide carried out by the communists put thousands upon thousands of
homeless, wandering refugees on the roads in harm’s way to fulfill Stalin’s objective to “modestly
reduce the German population” and the Allies were more than eager to assist him. These innocent
non-combatants, who already suffered from appalling rape, robbery, drowning and enslavement now
became targets for bombs as well.

During the first six months of 1944, out of each 1,000 RAF bomber crews who had flown missions
during that period, 712 were reported killed or missing and 175 were wounded, an astounding 89
percent casualty rate. British Chief of the Air Staff Charles Portal was promoted to marshal of the
RAF in June of that year. Even more zealous than Harris, and although much of Germany was in
ruins already, Portal strongly argued for using his hugely increased bomber force to not only continue
to carry out its murderous precision bombing, but to even more indiscriminately “area bomb” cities
into total and complete oblivion, confident that this would lead to “victory” within six months.

In February, 1945, Portal was present at the Yalta Conference which laid the blueprint for the deaths
and relocation of millions of German civilians in the east. Even in January 1945, when German
defeat was clearly immanent, Harris and Portal further advocated even more destruction being visited
upon Magdeburg, Leipzig, Chemnitz, Dresden, Breslau, Posen, Halle, Erfurt, Gotha, Weimar,
Eisenach, and the rest of Berlin, in other words, all points refugees were flocking to.

Harris, Portal, their victims, and useless white flags

Part of the impetus of the British plan named “Operation Thunderclap” was to target the sorry lot of
frantic refugees fleeing from the Red Army, millions of terrified people who had already suffered
losing their homes, farms, fathers, sons and husbands, human beings who had already endured brutal
rape, theft, starvation and had spent agonizing days and weeks walking on frozen feet to what they
hoped was safety. Bomber Command was ordered to attack their anticipated destinations in order to,
in their own words, “cause confusion in the evacuation from the east,” referring not to retreating
troops, but to these civilian refugees ( only secondarily, to “hamper the movements of troops from
the west”). When ordering the bombing of Chemnitz following the destruction of Dresden, the Allied
commander stated the motive to his pilots: “The reason you are going there tonight is to finish off the
refugees who managed to escape Dresden.” Women, children and old folks, human beings, were
now to be shot at and incinerated under the approved guidelines both the British and Americans had
set in place and implemented to eliminate the future “refugee problem” for their Soviet allies.

The Associated Press finally admitted that “the Allied air commanders have
made the long-awaited decision to adopt deliberate terror bombing of the great
German population centers.” General Carl Spaatz, U.S. Strategic Air Force
commander in Europe, concocted Operation “Clarion” in February 1945,
targeting smaller towns “to spread the impact on the population.”

Although he was urged not to by other figures of the Eighth Air Force in Europe, Spaatz got his way,
and the American public was alright with that after being conditioned by the media. The wire photo
above displays contempt, not compassion for innocent German babies in air raid shelters as it smirks:
“Here are some of Germany’s hopes for an army 20 years hence…..”

By February 3, 1945, there was no surprise when Berlin was attacked again in bombing orchestrated
by Spaatz, this time killing another 25,000 people, including thousands more undocumented refugees.
City after city was destroyed after Germany’s doom was obvious, and under “Operation Clarion”
smaller towns and cities were incinerated under the flimsiest of pretexts. Nürnberg was attacked
because it was an “ideological” center, and likewise, Bayreuth and other small, ancient cities.

“We have got to be tough with Germany and I mean the German people, not just the Nazis. You
either have to castrate the German people or you have got to treat them in such a manner so they
can’t just go on reproducing people who want to continue the way they have in the past.” Roosevelt

Centuries old castles, cathedrals and medieval villages were at
this late stage needlessly destroyed. The birth houses of Bach,
Durer and Goethe (left), Martin Luther landmarks, Leipzig’s
ancient book district, grand cathedrals, were all now targets.
Towns having little or nothing to do with the war effort and
with no military significance were needlessly obliterated at this
point in devastating vengeance attacks on civilian populations.
The most intense bombing occurred between January and May
of 1945 when German cities were virtually without defense.
The Allies then bombed German cities “round the clock”.

“You must understand that this war is not against Hitler or National Socialism, but against the strength
of the German people, which is to be smashed once and for all, regardless of whether it is in the
hands of Hitler or a Jesuit priest.” Winston Churchill

The mounting devastation of European heritage had already been raised in vain in British parliament
by the Bishop of Chichester on February 9, 1944. The Bishop begged for a more humane approach:
“In the fifth year of the war it must be apparent to any but the most complacent and reckless how far
the destruction of European culture has already gone. We ought to think once, twice and three times
before destroying the rest.” His words fell on deaf ears and he was ruthlessly vilified.
There were abysmal British losses from the time Arthur Harris took charge of the expanded bombing
operations until the end of war, yet Harris only allowed 26 per cent of Bomber Command’s attacks to
be directed against Germany’s remaining oil facilities between January and May of 1945, while he
fanatically continued to concentrate his resources on civilian area bombing, a policy which not only
murdered thousands more civilians unnecessarily, but killed hundreds of his own men as well.

“There are no innocent civilians. Nowadays you fight a people, not armed forces.” General Le May

In March of 1945, after the dirty deeds were done and hundreds of German cities and towns lay in
ruins, Churchill, ever the politician, “distanced himself” from the homicidal bombing campaign after
Dresden’s destruction resulted at long last in some unfavorable publicity. He wrote that “the
destruction of Dresden remains a serious query against the conduct of Allied Bombing”. Even so,
with the German military/industrial complexes already in ruins, the British and Americans compiled
new “hit lists” which included wanton civilian attacks on mainly small, rural towns that had not yet
been assaulted and whose populations were praying for peace. In the vicinity of the great castle of
Mad King Ludwig, lies Ellingen, a small town in Bavaria which had 1,500 inhabitants, most of them
farmers. Ellingen had nothing of military value to attack and was totally unprepared on February 23,
1945 when 25 American bombers dumped 285 high explosive bombs on the hamlet in a surprise
attack which left 120 bomb craters and killed the town’s farm animals along with 98 villagers.

U.S. General Frederick Anderson explained that these late stage
terror bombings were NOT carried out to shorten the war but
rather to teach the Germans a lesson: “if Germany was struck all
over it will be passed on, from father to son, thence to grandson,
as a deterrent for the initiation of future wars”. This “noble”
sentiment can no longer excuse the fact that at the dismal end of
war, countless thousands of innocent civilians were needlessly
roasted alive and forced to watch their children die in agony.
Women in villages across Germany struggled to climb up church
steeples, water towers and roof tops to drape white sheets hoping
for mercy which was not given.

Allied bombing destroyed 3.5 million homes, leaving more than 20 million Germans homeless. It
destroyed 2000 medieval houses in Frankfurt, 1000 in Hildesheim, 1000 in Nuremburg, 2000 in
Braunschweig and thousands of others elsewhere. Only three medieval German cities, Bamberg,
Heidelberg and Göttingen, remained for the most part, intact. It wiped out such architectural gems as
the Baroque center and Archbishop’s Residenz in Wurzburg, the Residenz in Munich, the Hanseatic
cities of Lubeck and Bremen, all of Dresden, the Prussian royal palaces at Potsdam and countless
others. Most major German town and cities suffered total destruction to their historic inner city areas
of at least 90%: Augsburg, Aachen, Cologne, Leipzig, Dortmund, Stuttgart, Freiburg, Hamburg,
Kassel, Magdeburg, Mannheim, Nürnberg, Worms, and many, many more. The most mind-boggling
fact is that most of the destruction occurred in the months of February and March 1945, just weeks
before the German surrender when German defenses were minimal or absent and the war was all but
over. Over 80 million incendiary sticks were dropped on German cities by war’s end. The human
death count may never be known, but to this day continues, inexplicably and unforgivably, to be
intentionally lowered to an unbelievable and unrealistic level by whichever current formula is popular
among conformist social scientists and easy to digest by a public unwilling to give up their heroes.

TO: Allied Bombing of Germany by City
Visit Some Bombed German Cities
http://www.exulanten.com/bombinghell.html
(Go to link to read and see images)

Aachen, Allgäu, Anklam, Aschaffenburg, Attendom and Augsburg
Charlemagne  Holbein  Schliemann  Lilienthal
Boblingen, Bocholt, Böhlen, Bonn, Braunschweig, Breisach,
Bremen, Bremerhaven, Breslau, Bruchköbel and Bruehl
Beethoven  Tobacco  Baron von Münchhausen  German Castles
Danzig, Darmstadt, Datteln, Dessau, Dillenburg, Dollbergen, Donauwörth, Dorsten,
Dortmund, Duisberg, Dülmen, Düren, Düsseldorf
Hurdy-Gurdy Girls
Frankfurt 1, Frankfurt 2, Freudenstädt, Friederichshafen, Freiberg, Freiburg, Fulda,
Geilenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen, Gera, Gey, Gladbach, Gotha, Graz, Grötzingen, Gubin,
Hagen, Halberstadt, Halle, Hamburg, Hamich and Hürtgen
Goethe  Waldseemüller   Brahms & the Schumanns   Zeppelin   Kepler   Handel
Hameln, Hamich, Hamm, Hannover, Hanau, Hattingen, Heilbronn, Heinsberg, Heligoland,
Herne, Homberg, Hückelhoven, Hürtgen, Immenstadt, Ingolstadt, Innsbruck, Isny and Itzehoe
Brothers Grimm   Heligoland   Hofer   Pirates   Walther von der Vogelweide
Jena, Jülich, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Kärnten, Kassel and Kempten
Barbarossa
Leipzig, Lennep, Linz, Lübeck, Ludwigshafen, Magdeburg, Mainz, Mannhein
Bach   The Sack of Magdeburg  Die Hanse  Trade Fairs   Horse Railway
Münster, Neumünster, Neuss, Neustrelitz, Neuwied, Nordhausen, Offenburg, Ohrdruf
Queen Luise of Prussia   Prince Maximilian of Wied   The King’s German Legion
Potsdam, Prenzlau, Prüm, Rathenow, Recklinghausen, Regensburg, Remscheid, Reutlingen,
Ronsdorf, Rositz, Rostock, Rothenburg, Saarbrücken, Saarlautern, Salzburg,
Schmalkalden, Schwandorf, Schwäbisch Hall and Schweinfurt
Röntgen   The Humboldts   Rückert
Siegen, Soest, Solingen, Sonneberg, Sonthofen, Staubling, Stettin, Stralsund,
Stuttgart and Swinemuende
Solingen Swords   Bierstadt   Agnes the Witch   Götz of the Iron Hand  Duke Eberhard  Mozart
Torgau, Tilsit, Treuenbrietzen, Trier, Ulm, Vienna, Waldenburg, Weimar,
Weisweiler, Wesel, Wetzlar and Wiesbaden
Schiller   Neitzsche   The Merians   Massacre   Wilhelm Tell
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Hell Home
Featured Cities:
Dresden
Augustus the Strong    Zoos   Frauenkirche
Hildescheim
Nürnberg
Pachelbel    German Astronomy
This is only a partial list of the 1,000 or so bombed German cities and towns, many of which
suffered attacks similar to Dresden but are less well known. Some other cities are mentioned
elsewhere in these pages and there are still others for which information is not yet available.
Danger UXB German Style
Continue to Next Section: The Expulsions of Germans
Vision and Reality
Bad Reichenhall, Bamberg, Barmen, Bautzen, Bayreuth, Berchtegaden
Berlin, Bielefeld, Bingen and Bitburg
Wagner   Hildegard of Bingen
Castrop Rauxel, Chemnitz. Colberg, Cologne, Cottbus and Cuxhaven
Nettelbeck  Agricola
Eilenburg, Eisenach, Elbing, Ellingen, Elmshorn, Emden, Emmerich, Erfurt,  Erkelenz,
Esen, Eschweiler, Essen and Flensburg
Franz Abt   The Ruhr
Kiel, Kleve, Koblenz, Königsberg, Krefeld, Landau/Pfalz, Landshut, Langerwehe and Leverkusen
Thomas Nast    Duke Georg
Marburg, Meerbeck, Meiningen, Memmingen, Minden, Moers, Mühldorf am Inn,
Mülheim and Munich/München
German Universities   Beer   Thuringia   Mad Kings
Olpe, Osnabrück, Ottbergen, Paderborn, Pforzheim, Pirmasens and Plauen
Cuckoo Clocks and Madmen
Wilhelmshaven, Wismar, Witten-Stockum, Wittenberg, Worms, Wupperfeld,
Wuppertal, Würzburg, Zeitz and Zweibrücken
Riemanschneider  Stoss   Zweibrucken’s Horses  The Merians

The Expulsions and Refugees in Several Parts
Overview of Expulsions
The German Problem: The Eradication of Ethnic Germans; Refugees
http://www.exulanten.com/massacre.html

“Since the end of the war about 3,000,000 people, mostly women and children and overaged men,
have been killed in eastern Germany and south-eastern Europe; about 15,000,000 people have been
deported or had to flee from their homesteads and are on the road. About 25 per cent of these
people, over 3,000,000 have died. About 4,000,000 men and women have been deported to eastern
Europe and Russia as slaves. It seems that the elimination of the German population of eastern
Europe – at least 15,000,000 people – was planned in accordance with decisions made at Yalta.”
Senator Homer Capehart in a speech before U.S. Senate, Feb. 5, 1946.

The story of the expulsion of Eastern European Germans, which ended close to 1,000 years of
German presence in areas now considered to be parts of Poland, the Czech Republic, Russia and
other Eastern European states, has not been fairly regarded as the epochal event that it was: the most
horrendous ethnic cleansing in the history of the world and one which changed the ethnic face of
Europe. The expulsions resulted in the largest exchange of population in European history and were
the result of three undeniably predominant factors: Greed, politics and revenge.

A generation is dying or already dead, a generation of human beings who hold in their hearts and
minds the memory of being violently torn from a cherished homeland and subjected to barbarities
few of us can even imagine. They bore witness to catastrophic and untold hardships which we are
forbidden from referring to as genocide. Soon, their voices will be silent. Alone, the expulsion of
millions of Prussian Germans between 1944 and 1947 was accomplished in an immensely sinister
manner, yet it is an event that has been ignored, minimized or rationalized by the mainstream media.

Most countries which once had a substantial ethnic German presence no longer do. Entire ethnic
German cities and regions vanished in the aftermath of World War Two. When Stalin promised a
“modest reduction in the German Population” to Churchill and Roosevelt, his homicidal plans were
greeted with a wink and a nod, and that goal was accomplished with lethal zeal. Although, as in the
case with mortality figures from Allied bombing, the number of victims is relentlessly downsized,
these violent expulsions displaced and murdered millions of innocents in any case.

Agreeing to Stalin’s murderous plans to uproot both Poles and Germans, Churchill said in the House
of Commons in 1944: “Expulsion is the method which, in so far as we have been able to see, will be
the most satisfactory and lasting. There will be no mixture of populations to cause endless trouble. A
clean sweep will be made. I am not alarmed by these transferences.” In November 1944, President
Franklin Roosevelt agreed, and chief advisors to both Roosevelt and Churchill argued for a solution
to the “German problem” as calculated and as chilling as Stalin’s.

Aside from countless German civilians who fled in advance of the Red Army and were bombed,
drowned or shot at, since the British and Americans agreed at Yalta to redraw historic German
borders, they abetted, authorized and encouraged the deportation of millions of ethnic German
civilians and gave to vengeance-fueled communist governments the power for who, where and how
these citizens would be deported, a power which would inevitably be greatly abused.

Chaos, kidnapping, rape, thievery and mass murder were the order of the day. Poles, Czechs and
others, with the assistance of the Red Army, sometimes gave the populations of whole German
villages only minutes to vacate their homes. The Germans were either collected by force or ordered
to gather at a central location where selected individuals were ripped from the group and beaten,
executed, or dragged off for slave labor in a ruthless process which even tore children from their
mothers’ arms. The evicted Germans were methodically stripped of their most personal and dearest
possessions before being taken to train stations where they were indecently prodded for hidden
valuables, shoved aboard cars without adequate food, water or sanitation facilities, and speedily
shipped to occupation zones in Germany where they were simply dumped. Others were forced to
walk hundreds of miles to destinations which were often in rubble, and few of them reached these
destinations with even a handbag left in their possession. Many died on the roadside from disease,
exposure or starvation. Forbidden to ever return home, all of their worldly goods were confiscated.

But many never made it to a home in Germany. Thousands were deported for forced labor in the
USSR after Secret Order 7161 of 1944 issued by USSR State Defense Committee made possible the
internment of all adult Germans from Romania, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Bulgaria.
About ten per cent of the victims died just in the course of transportation to Russia as a result of
hunger, murder and cold. German slaves in the gulag, below

Half of the so-called ‘repatriated displaced persons’ died in camps,
one of the worst being the Kolyma Camp. The numbers of deaths
and expulsions sky-rocketed at war’s end. In the USSR, over 75%
of German civilian slaves worked the mines in Ukraine and 11%
worked in the Urals. By 1946, out of the German “arrested
internees”, 39% died, and of 875,000 other German civilians who
were abducted and transported to the camps, over 50% perished.

Labor camps for Germans existed not only in the Soviet Union, but in almost all the regions from
which Germans were displaced, the last ones not being closed until 1950. In Poland and areas under
Polish administration, there were 1,255 camps: 6,048 out of about 8,000 people died in Lamsdorf
camp alone. In Czechoslovakia, 2,061 camps existed: in the Mährisch-Ostrau camp around 350
people were tortured to death by early July 1945. In Yugoslavia, there were gruesome death camps:
the Red Cross found 1,562 camps and prisons there. By May of 1945, practically all of the Yugoslav
Germans who did not flee in time were living and dying in camps.

The standard, unrevised estimates which have stood for sixty years say that between 1945 and 1950,
from 11,730,000 to 15,000,000 German civilians fled and/or were expelled from the eastern
territories of Germany proper and from the Eastern European countries. Other estimates were much
higher. “Population transfers”, from highest to lowest, were from former eastern Germany, then
Czechoslovakia next, then Poland, Danzig, Yugoslavia, Romania, Hungary, the Baltic states and,
lastly, the USSR. And besides the forced expulsion and murder of millions of these people, at least
another 3.1 million simply “disappeared” during the expulsion/liquidation process.

But figures do not tell the story. They are not only untrustworthy, they are inconsequential. The
consistent “debates” which take place over mere numbers and petty statistics serve only to deflect
attention from the real issue: the intentional persecution of innocent people, whether they be one
thousand or fifteen million, and a wrong which history has thus far not set right.

Life as a Refugee

Even after a murderous bombing campaign eliminated a large part of their population, five times as
many Germans, both civilians and soldiers, perished in the first year after World War Two than died
during the course of the entire war. They died at the hands of others directly as a result of revenge
policies inflicted upon a thoroughly dehumanized enemy: exile, murder, forced “atonement” marches,
freezing, starvation and slave labor; 15 to 20 million homeless people, many half insane from shock
and grief, wandered amid rotting human bodies dotting the bleak roadsides and paper thin orphans
aimlessly navigating through the charred and broken remnants of mercilessly bombed cities. These
sights of post-war Germany and Austria are seldom or never shown by the mainstream media.

Roosevelt and Churchill had eagerly agreed to Stalin’s genocidal policies, and in the aftermath of war
it was the innocent who paid the price. Within Eastern German regions which were hacked up and
turned over to the communists, “liberation” led to enslavement for decades. Subjected to brutal
policies calculated to break their will, thousands upon thousands of innocent people were murdered,
oppressed or tortured. “Crimes” such as singing an old regional folk song could be punishable by
prison, and the brutality used to obliterate “nationalism” extended to executions, prison or life in the
far away gulag. Many people simply disappeared. Those who didn’t comply with the degrading
re-education process inflicted by their new communist masters were enemies of the state.

The Allied Control Council had worked out
procedures in advance for taking into the
occupied territory 6,650,000 “racial Germans”
who were among those they expected to be
expelled from Poland, Hungary, Austria and
Czechoslovakia under their plans.

The US zone’s share was to be 1,750,000 from the Sudetenland and 500,000 from Hungary. They
were scheduled to come at a rate of a quarter million a month in December, January, and February
of 1945 and even larger numbers in the spring. But they came at greater rates, and the Allies were in
no way prepared or eager to deal with the situation humanely.

Since 25 percent of former German farmland had been given to Poland, food was scarce in Germany
after the war, and there was already a disastrous famine in the many urban areas where refugees
were dumped. The Allies were not letting food through yet. Health and medical services could not
possibly handle the additional millions of starving, homeless and ill German refugees. Half of the
children under a year old died during the first months in cities like Berlin. By the summer of 1945,
20,000 weak, confused, hungry and homeless people were dying every day, their bodies piling up on
roadsides, by train tracks and in empty fields. When winter arrived, the Allies relented and finally
allowed some private international relief agencies to provide food and clothing, but it was far too late
for many. At the peak of the expulsions in July of 1946, 14,400 people a day were still being dumped
over the devastated and famished frontier into an equally devastated and famished Germany which
had been reduced to a smaller size than it was in the 11th century.

Those Germans unable to leave their old homelands were herded up and executed or beaten, raped
and robbed of what few possessions they had left by a variety of predators. Germans were forbidden
to have money and soon found themselves starving and subjected to bitter reprisals all the while. In
communist-occupied Koburg, 3/4 of the people were dead by starvation by the spring of 1947, and
over in Allied-occupied Kleve, more than twice as many civilians died in a British Camp than during
the whole war, most from hunger and starvation. The children died like flies of diseases such as
Diphtheria which ran rampant. The greatest deaths were reported in the Neumark area in Eastern
Brandenburg. Out of a 644,834 pre-war population, by 1945 there were 257,000 dead. Out of sheer
desperation, people all over Germany shot themselves, hanged themselves, drowned themselves,
poisoned themselves and even killed their entire families and themselves.

Refugees in the Eastern Cities after the War: One City’s Story

The refugee problem was of a momentous proportion
and what took place in Leipzig is typical of many
eastern cities. Thousands of wandering refugees at
war’s end faced hunger, illness, confusion, injury and
emotional trauma. Families having lost their homes
and farms were split up and scattered into unfamiliar
areas, children were torn from their mother’s arms
and fathers and sons were missing or dead. Refugees
with friends or relatives to rely upon were lucky if
they had the capacity to make the journey and if
their contacts were still alive and in surviving houses
themselves. Others faced long stays in crowded,
harsh refugee camps.

The plight of the desperate refugees began first with a severe shortage of housing. From the year
1943, thousands of Leipzig houses had been damaged or destroyed by Allied bombing.

Of 221,178 dwellings, 28,178 were completely destroyed and 93,000 were damaged, thus 20 per
cent of the native Leipzig inhabitants had become homeless themselves and had to be accommodated
in the dwellings of others or in emergency shelters and camps. Sizable buildings still standing, such as
the university, were seized, and the evacuation of a large number of dwellings was demanded, but it
was not enough. The old Leipzig mansions were also seized, but proved impractical for conversion.
There was not only a housing crisis, but an absence of urgently needed clothing, food, furnishings as
well as a lack of furnaces, fuel and cooking stoves.

The first refugee camps in Leipzig developed in January, 1945 when Central Germany was affected
for the first time by the escape waves of people fleeing East Prussia. Later, exiled Silesian and
Sudeten Germans flocked to cities for help. They were put up in private homes, zoos, high schools,
auditoriums and restaurants. Americans were greeted in Leipzig on April 18, 1945 with white flags.

Nobody realized at the time that they had been “sold out” to the Red Army. The Allies immediately
issued regulations that, among other things, imposed curfews and closing hours and forbade the
publication of newspapers and the use of cameras, which were confiscated. Under the Americans,
bread rations for the population was only 200 grams for young people, 170 grams for adults and 100
grams for children per day.

The refugees, created by Allied bombing and Allied policies set at Yalta, were starving. As the
Americans prepared to leave July 2, 1945 and the end of their occupation, Leipzigers were stunned
when a message that Russian troops were in the advance arrived. Indeed, they were in the city the
next day. Because of the two zones of occupation, traditional supply lines to Leipzig had been cut off
and the infrastructure was destroyed.

Conditions worsened in the entire Soviet zone of occupation until a uniform food map system was
inserted much later, which consisted of categories. The assignment of the food maps was graduated
mainly by work status, so non-laboring housewives and pensioners had a diet containing neither fat
nor meat. Among the refugees, there were many old people and women who, because they had to
supply small children, were exempted from the forced work details and therefore had very little to
eat. A “dwelling law” put forth by the temporary Allied occupation forces had decreed that “victims
of fascism” and immigrant workers were to be given first preference to housing and the needy second
preference, while the refugees did not even rank among the groups privileged by the law! Average
floor space was calculated for eight square meters per person, with children under fourteen years old
ranked as “half a human” by the Americans, who were given strict orders to destroy or otherwise
render inedible their own leftover surplus so as to ensure it could not be eaten by German civilians, a
policy in US zones throughout all of Germany.

Within the Soviet zone of occupation, some refugees were sent over the borders, resulting in strong
objection from adjacent provinces who were battling their own refugee crisis. Usually the neighboring
authorities sent the refugees back to Saxony, some numerous times, ostensibly to prevent the spread
of epidemic disease. This resulted in even more trauma for the exhausted refugees. When the
surrounding frontier was closed, certain cities such as Leipzig were subjected to the in-pouring of
thousands of frightened and weary human beings who had accumulated in the area. Where would
they live? How would they eat? This was a terrible problem all across devastated German lands.

A decree was issued on August 2, 1945 prohibiting the further influx of refugees, and on August 7th,
the Leipzig welfare office suggested that any future refugees should receive accommodation of only
one night in the Leipzig transit camp. The Red Cross tried to supply these people with at least with
one warm meal and bread and jam for their forthcoming travels. Some refugees walked aimlessly for
months in hunger, pain and confusion. Typhus broke out and there was a malaria epidemic in the
damp Leipzig camps from 1945-49 where some refugees languished in old, swampy prison camps.

The forlorn refugees were afflicted with scourges such as lice, ringworm, bedbugs and transmittable
diseases, while the formerly rich and the once poor struggled together for survival. The whole social
order had broken down with nothing of substance to replace it and lift the sagging spirits and weary
bodies. Stress, grief, illness and pain took a devastating toll, especially in the very young and aged.

One of the linguistic rulings of the Communist regime turned the refugees into “re-settlers,” and after
the establishment of a central administration for “re-settlers” at the end of September, 1945, efforts
were undertaken to end the chaotic situation in Saxony and to settle thousands of  refugees in a more
orderly manner. To enforce this, a halt was called to refugee movements from October 1, 1945.

At the same time, the naturalization of all refugees in Saxony was arranged. For the city of Leipzig
this meant naturalization of almost 28,000 additional people during a time of incredible hardship for
everyone. Worse was to come. The “arranged evacuation” of the remaining Germans who were
forced out of their homes in Poland and Czechoslovakia began in summer, 1946, and turned a crisis
into a calamity. Saxony alone was assigned 400,000 more refugees. Since most refugees came in the
last months of the year, winter was already upon them and many wanted to remain in the camps
where, despite disadvantages, at least there was heat and meagre food.

Churchill’s final solution to the German problem was proving deadly. After 1947, another 25,000
people gained admission to Leipzig, and then another 38,000. Leipzig’s standard of 8.8 square meters
of floor space had to be lowered. The catastrophic housing conditions caused already traumatized
people to become ill and disabled. Strangers shared housing, and often five or more persons had to
live in one or two rooms without a kitchen and with a continuing shortage of food, heat, sanitation
and private sleeping places. Most refugees had no money. Despite the emergency housing dilemma,
in July, 1947 the Soviet military administration demanded the evacuation of approximately one
thousand dwellings north of the city to be handed for use by Soviet commercial enterprises.

Only in 1948 was a slow improvement in the living conditions of the refugees finally discerned. Until
the stop of all refugee movements in Leipzig, 71,324 “re-settlers” had gone through the Leipzig
camp. In 1950, more than half of the Leipzigers were still not in their own home, but in officially
assigned dwellings, and 78,000 out of 93,707 refugees still lived in the city. The situation did not
begin to remedy itself until the early 1960s. Information from the State Ministry, Saxony

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