Who was the most decent Nazi

The murderers of the "Third Reich"

As if nothing had happened, as if they had not recently murdered and murdered 6 million Jews and half a million Sinti and Roma, as if they had not committed the worst crimes in human history, they made a career again in the young Federal Republic after 1945: the murderers of the "Third Reich". They were covered and protected - among other things - by the German judiciary, which reduced the sentences previously imposed by the Allied courts, delayed the charges and acquitted the murderers. CVs were shamelessly embellished and forged and the brown spots in the company's history were erased. The brown rope teams guaranteed careers in business, justice and politics.

Germans who resisted Nazi barbarism were considered traitors to the fatherland in the young Federal Republic and also in later years; the victims were mocked by openly expressing sympathy for the perpetrators. The murderers received and receive fat pensions - they are missing in the pension funds today - while many victims went empty-handed or were fobbed off with ridiculous so-called "reparations". The Jewish functionaries of the Central Council of Jews in Germany and with them some community leaders, however, were courted by German politicians, they were given the honey around their mouths, awarded the Federal Cross of Merit, bought their silence and they made "good expressions a bad game".

But there were other Jews in Germany and Austria who wrote and shouted against injustice, against what the Jewish writer Ralph Giordano called the "Second German Guilt": the writers Jean Améry, alias Hans Mayer, the publicist Kurt Hirsch, Simon Wiesenthal, known as the "Nazi hunter", and other incorruptible people. They were left alone in their struggle by the Jewish functionaries in Germany because, unlike them, they were not bribed, and they were not awarded any Federal Merit Crosses. As the Jewish writer and journalist Henryk M. Broder aptly put it in 1980, they did not allow themselves to be "abused and corrupted by participating in all sorts of social frills that gave them the illusion of belonging and being recognized, the model Jews of a Jew-free Germany, that abused the murdered for the second time. "

Dedicated to the victims of Nazi barbarism and the truth, the author digs up the previously hidden corpses in this highly explosive documentary, overturns monuments and legends, corrects false résumés, tackles hot iron and breaks the cloak of silence. The role of Jewish functionaries in Germany before, during and after the Nazi barbarism is also questioned: How, for example, did it come about that funds intended for Holocaust victims were misappropriated by the Central Council of Jews in Germany?

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The Führer has left, the Nazis have stayed

Adenauer, Konrad (Dr.) and his cabinet of brown henchmen

Konrad Adenauer, born 1876, died 1967, co-founder of the CDU, from 1949 to 1963 Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. Question: Are we allowed to scold someone who justifies a murder organization like the SS and describes its members as "decent people"? My answer: We can! Question: May we also, if the scolded Dr. Konrad Adenauer is called? No? Then give us a reason why we are not allowed to!

Dr. Konrad Adenauer. He filled his cabinet with former high-ranking Nazis: Hans Globke, Theodor Oberländer, Waldemar Kraft, Franz-Josef Strauss, Karl Maria Hettlage, etc. What were the reasons? According to my research, there are two plausible explanations:

The curriculum vitae of Dr. Like so many résumés, Konrad Adenauer was embellished with brown spots. Dr. Konrad Adenauer was of the opinion that the Nazis were the better Germans and the true patriots, in contrast to those Germans who were in the resistance or who emigrated during the Nazi era. The Nazis could be relied on to minimize compensation claims and reintegrate occupied territories. Adenauer always had great sympathy for the murderous gangs of the SS. This can be seen beyond doubt from the following documents. In October 1955, Chancellor Dr. Adenauer to the former FDP deputy General von Manteuffel, who, like his group colleagues, campaigned for members of the SS associations:

"I have known for a long time that the soldiers of the Waffen-SS were decent people. But as long as we do not have the sovereignty, the winners alone make the difference in this matter, so we have no way of demanding rehabilitation ... Do it You once made it clear to the people that the Waffen-SS did not shoot Jews, but was feared by the Soviets as excellent soldiers ... "

signed: Dr. Konrad Adenauer, Federal Chancellor

Carstens, Karl (Prof. Dr.) (NSDAP / CDU)

Born in 1914, died in 1992. Member of the NSDAP from 1940 to 1945. Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1979 to 1984. In 1940 Carstens joined the NSDAP, in 1955 he joined the CDU. When Beate Klarsfeld slapped the Nazi and then Federal Chancellor Kiesinger on November 8, 1968, she explained her remarkable deed as follows:

"If you want to remove the Nazis from public life, you have to start with the most influential man in the state. If Kiesinger resigns, we will never again have a Nazi as chancellor. It will be the beginning of denazification."

Beate Klarsfeld was wrong. Kiesinger did not resign, but ten years later the Nazi Karl Carstens took office as President of the Federal Republic of Germany. Carstens was from 1973 to 1976 chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, from 1976 to 1979 president of the German parliament. On May 23, 1979 Carstens was elected 5th Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany. Carstens is an example of how well the brown rope teams worked after the war. Even just denazified, he also helped other party friends from the NSDAP with false reports to obtain a clean bill of health. Carstens issued a courtesy report to his former law teacher Bernhard Hinrichs, who was a judge at the Bremen Special Court during the "Third Reich" - the Bremen Special Court with its inhuman judgments was one of the most feared instruments of Nazi terror - undoubtedly a criminal offense comparable to an unfounded false statement . Thanks to his protégé Karl Carstens, Bernhard Hinrichs made a career as president of the Bremen Higher Administrative Court. (Sources: including doctoral thesis by Gabriele Rohloff: "I know I am free of any guilt ...")

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Filbinger, Hans (Dr. Prof.) (NSDAP / CDU - Honorary Chairman of the CDU)

Filbinger, the terrible Nazi judge who, shortly before the German surrender, killed people for desertion and later, in 1978, as Prime Minister, said: "What was right then cannot be wrong today", was 1933 to 1936 Member of the National Socialist German Student Union (NSDStB) and from 1934 to 1937 member of the SA. Filbinger joined the NSDAP in 1937. In 1951 he joined the CDU. Filbinger became Minister of the Interior under his ex-NSDAP party friend and then Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg, Kurt Georg Kiesinger (NSDAP / CDU).

When Kiesinger became Federal Chancellor in 1966, Filbinger succeeded Kiesinger as Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg. In 1978 he resigned from his office, but remained a member of the federal executive board of the CDU until 1981. In 1979 the CDU in Baden-Württemberg appointed him its chairman of honor. During his tenure, Filbinger sponsored and promoted numerous friends and former party comrades from Hitler's NSDAP. In 1979 he founded the right-wing study center in Weikersheim, which he also headed for some time and in which old and neo-Nazis hand the door handle in hand. See also: Professor Dr. jur. Drs. H.c. Filbinger's truths and self-adulation: a mendacity to spit and vomit.

In 2003, on the occasion of his 90th birthday, Filbinger was honored by the Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg, Erwin Teufel (CDU), in a ceremony with a reception at Ludwigsburg Palace and a lot of Tschingderassassa, while outside, in front of the gates, the demonstrators against the Homage to the CDU honorary chairman and terrible lawyer Filbinger protested. In 1959, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1994, 1999 and 2004, Filbinger was the elector for the election of the Federal President at the suggestion of the CDU. Deserved personalities are appointed to the electoral committee that elects the Federal President; the appointment is considered a special distinction and honor. In 2004 there were protests on the part of the PDS, the writers' association P.E.N Germany and the Central Council of Jews in Germany because of Filbinger's appointment to the electoral committee. Parts of the SPD and the Greens also joined the protest, although the Greens and the SPD of Baden-Württemberg had previously approved Filbinger's election to the electoral committee.

Globke, Hans

Born in 1898, died in 1973, commentator on the Nuremberg Race Laws. After the war first vice-president of the North Rhine-Westphalian state audit office, 1949 ministerial director in the Federal Chancellery, 1950 head of the main department for internal affairs. Despite violent protests from the opposition and part of the German press because of his Nazi past, Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer appointed him his State Secretary in 1953 and held on to him despite repeated calls for his resignation. Globke is one of the most important government officials and closest collaborators of Adenauer in the young Federal Republic. In 1963 Globke was sentenced to life imprisonment in absentia in the GDR. On the basis of this judgment, he resigned in 1963.

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Hettlage, Karl Maria

Born 1902, died 1995, SS-Hauptsturmführer (SS member number 276309).He was general advisor to "Mittelbau GmbH", a subsidiary of "Armaments Kontor GmbH" under Speer, was a finance specialist for concentration camp armaments projects in the armaments ministry and board member of Commerzbank, which provided more than 3 million Reichsmarks in credits for the Nazi armaments projects and thanks to the slave labor of the concentration camp prisoners - more than 74 million Reichsmarks in profit. Under his direction, the shared apartments inhabited by Jews were cataloged, and the file was later used by the Gestapo as the basis for the Jewish deportation lists.

He was jointly responsible for the deaths of more than 20,000 concentration camp prisoners who perished in the armaments industry under the most miserable conditions. Until 1951, Hettlage was still on the board of Commerzbank and used the opportunity there to destroy numerous incriminating files and to have Commerzbank's war profits disappear from the balance sheets. 1956 Dean of the Faculty of Law and Economics at the University of Mainz, 1959 State Secretary in the Federal Government of Adenauer. Member of numerous committees, board member and supervisory board member, scientific advisory board of the Federal Ministry of Finance. Chairman of the board of directors of the Treuhandverwaltung, board member of the Wirtschaftsberatungs-AG, advisory board of the Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung, deputy chairman of the board of the Treuhand-Vereinigung AG etc. 1967 State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance under Strauss. 1967 Like so many former Nazis, this criminal was richly decorated by the Federal Republic of Germany with tinsel and received the Great Federal Cross of Merit with a star and shoulder ribbon.

Heusinger, Adolf (Nazi General)

The General of the Nazi Wehrmacht, Adolf Heusinger, was, together with Nazi General Hans Speidel, the first commander of the Bundeswehr and from 1957 the first general inspector of the Bundeswehr.

Kiesinger, Kurt Georg (NSDAP / CDU)

Born 1904, died 1988, German Chancellor from 1966 to 1969. Kurt Georg Kiesinger, formerly a high-ranking member of the NSDAP, was Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1966 to 1969. He joined the NSDAP before 1933, from 1940 to 1945 he was a propaganda agent Head of the Broadcasting Policy Department in the Foreign Office. After the end of the war, Kiesinger served a sentence of several months in the internment camp for Nazi criminals in Ludwigsburg. Because of his Nazi past, Beate Klarsfeld slapped him in the face.

Kraft, Waldemar (NSDAP / CDU)

Kraft joined the NSDAP in 1943, was Honorary Hauptsturmführer of the SS. After the war he became a member of the "Association of Expellees and Disenfranchised (BHE)", of which he became national chairman in 1951. In 1956 he joined the CDU. Kraft was Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Acting Minister of Justice of Schleswig-Holstein. On October 20, 1953, Adenauer brought him into his cabinet as Federal Minister for Special Tasks.

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Oberländer, Theodor (Professor Dr.) (NSDAP / CDU)

Oberländer joined the NSDAP on May 1, 1933 and was SA Obersturmbannführer in Pomerania. After the war he was first a member of the FDP, then co-founder and state chairman of the revanchist "Federation of Expellees and Disenfranchised (BHE)" in Bavaria. In 1955 he joined the CDU. In 1957 Adenauer appointed him to his cabinet as Federal Minister for Expellees, Refugees and War Victims. During this time as Federal Minister in the Adenauer cabinet, he supported and promoted his former party comrades from the NSDAP and their Nazi organizations with considerable sums. Oberländer is a co-founder of the right-wing extremist society for free journalism (GfP), which, according to the report on the protection of the constitution, is "the most important right-wing extremist cultural and political association". The "Gesellschaft für Freie Publizistik (GFP)" incites against Jews, plays down the Holocaust, questions the murder of 6 million Jews and incessantly spreads right-wing extremist ideas. He was a co-founder of the "Nachtigall" unit and its adviser, if not its commander. His exact role in this criminal unit, which carried out horrific massacres of the local Jewish population in Lviv, Ukraine from June 30th to July 7th, 1941, remains obscure to this day. In 1960, Oberländer was sentenced to life imprisonment in absentia by the highest court of the GDR for war crimes. Due to the accusations made against him and the verdict, Oberländer resigned in 1960 on Adenauer's advice from his post as minister of expellees with high severance payments and fat pensions. On June 18, 1986, Franz Josef Strauss awarded the staunch anti-Semite and Nazi Oberlander the Bavarian Order of Merit as a "symbol of honorable and grateful recognition".

Schiller, Karl (NSDAP / SPD)

Born in 1911, died in 1994, Federal Minister of Economics and Federal Minister of Economics and Finance (super minister). To this day (September 2006) the SPD, the so-called Social Democratic Party of Germany, has kept the Nazi membership of its prominent members silent. Schiller became a member of the SA, later joined the NSDAP and was a member of the National Socialist Lecturer Association. In 1946 he joined the SPD, was rector of the University of Hamburg from 1956 to 1958, a member of the executive committee of the SPD from 1964 to 1972 and, under Kiesinger, Federal Minister of Economics in the grand coalition from 1966 to 1971. Like so many former Nazis, he was richly decorated with tinsel by the Federal Republic of Germany and received the highest order in the Federal Republic of Germany, the Great Federal Order of Merit with a star and shoulder ribbon.

Seiboth, Frank (NSDAP / SPD)

Born in 1912, died in 1994. Joined the NSDAP in 1939, SS-Hauptsturmführer, Gau Hauptstelleleiter, Gau training manager, head of the NS training camp, HJ area leader in the Sudetenland and member of the NSDAP Gauleitung Reichenberg. 1962 Director of the Hessische Lotto-Treuhandgesellschaft, 1967 entry into the SPD, State Secretary in the Hessian Ministry of Economics, SPD member in the German Bundestag

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Speidel, Hans (Nazi General)

The General of the Nazi Wehrmacht, Hans Speidel, was first in command of the Bundeswehr together with Nazi General Adolf Heusinger in the 1950s and 1960s.

Strauss, Franz Josef (CSU)

Nazi Lieutenant, Prime Minister in Bavaria, Federal Minister several times. Franz Josef Strauss was a member of the National Socialist Student Union NSDStB, in 1937 he was a member of the National Socialist Motor Vehicle Corps NSKK. He was a consultant for National Socialist ideology at Sturm 23 / M 6 in Munich. In 1943 he was promoted to first lieutenant and was chief of the staff battery and "officer for military leadership". Strauss repeatedly showed sympathy for the SS even during his tenure (the SS was declared a criminal organization by the international military tribunal in Nuremberg)

Ostrich Quotes:

"You will know how I personally feel about the achievements of the Waffen-SS units deployed at the front. You are of course included in my respect for the German soldier of the last world war." (Strauss in an article in the magazine "Der Freiwillige - Kameradschaftsblatt der HIAG (SS-Aid Community on Mutuality)", Osnabrück, April 1959)

"A people who have achieved these economic achievements has the right not to want to hear anything more about Auschwitz." (Strauss in 1961).

In 1986 he awarded the convinced Nazi and anti-Semite, Theodor Oberländer, the Bavarian Order of Merit as a "symbol of honorable and grateful recognition".

Weizsäcker, Ernst Freiherr von

Born in 1882, died in 1951, legally convicted war criminal. Ernst Freiherr von Weizsäcker was State Secretary in the Foreign Office (1938 to 1943) and then Ambassador to the Vatican (1943 to 1945) under Ministers Konstantin Freiherr von Neurath and Joachim von Ribbentrop. He was sentenced to seven years in prison by the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal in 1949 for war crimes, but was released early from prison in 1950. He was defended at the Nuremberg war crimes trials by, among others, his son, later Federal President Richard Freiherr von Weizsäcker. During the Second World War he was first a soldier and then a captain of the reserve.

Source: LEAGUE AGAINST RACISM - League Against Racism - Ligue contre la discrimination raciale


Nazis in office

At the end of August 1958, SPIEGEL dealt in two articles with former Nazis who were still active in high offices in the Federal Republic. Politicians like the designated Bavarian member of the state parliament, Peter Prücklmayer, or the "district court director" Adolf Paulus saw no problem in assuming responsibility again at a higher level, even 13 years after the end of the war, despite their obvious involvement in the unjust state of the Third Reich. There were no isolated cases: "The more the Thousand Year Reich disappears from the memory of the German citizens, the greater the number of dignitaries of that era who penetrate the structure of the young Bonn Republic and persistently climb up there," said SPIEGEL.

In particular, the "so-called bourgeois parties" accused the SPIEGEL of "accommodating former batches of the NSDAP and its branches in the administration or delegating them to various parliaments from the local council to the Bundestag". But of all things, to declare "a real concentration camp guard as a representative of the people", that was new after all. The CSU also apparently had reservations about nominating the hop farmer and cattle dealer Peter Prücklmayer as a candidate for the state parliament, since he had served as a concentration camp overseer in the Mauthausen concentration camp. Prücklmayer had admitted that himself, but he was "always kind to the inmates of Mauthausen, he had that in writing", he referred to a "clean bill" of a communist convicted in the Third Reich who came from the same village as him. And "we all knew that Jews were being shot at the time, let's be honest," said the candidate for the state parliament.

"The CSU apparently never thought that it was at least unparalleled in political bad taste to make even the most decent of all concentration camp guards a representative of the people," commented SPIEGEL. After all, according to the British historian Gerald Reitlinger, the Mauthausen concentration camp in what is now Upper Austria was considered the "most murderous of all concentration camps", the aim being "destruction through work".It is also certain that during Prücklmayer's Mauthausen time the guards "did not force anyone to do such services against his will", according to the chairman of the Mauthausen camp community, Otto Wahl. It was "the worst epoch in the whole of Mauthausen's history". But as a hop farmer and cattle and horse dealer in his home town, the Hallertau region, Prücklmayer was well connected and therefore would have won many votes for the CSU. Not least because of the SPIEGEL publication, Peter Prücklmayer ultimately renounced his candidacy, which did not prevent the CSU delegates from the Kelheim-Mainburg constituency from expressing "unanimous and express trust" in the man.

The second case concerned a judge who in 1958 sentenced a concentration camp guard - albeit not Mr. Prücklmayer - to "life imprisonment". District Court Director Adolf Paulus had already performed his duties in 1943 - at that time as "First Public Prosecutor" at the District Court of Nuremberg-Fürth. As a member of a special court, he campaigned for the execution of the Ukrainian farm worker Johann Petlikowski, who had fought in a dispute with a German farmer in Bavaria. The foreign worker - today it would be called migrant workers - should also have threatened the farmer with a pitchfork, which he denied. The special court justified its harsh judgment with the fact that Petlikowski "belongs to those Eastern elements" who, when they have been fed and warmed up accordingly and have recognized the good-naturedness of the German environment, do not intend to harass the German population Keep discipline and order and, if necessary, proceed to contradictions and serious acts of violence "

Paulus was not an isolated case either: SPIEGEL already listed half a dozen Federal Republican judges who had contributed to the injustice system under the Nazi regime. In 1978, the case of the then Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg, Hans Filbinger, brought the role of lawyers in National Socialist Germany to the fore. Filbinger was probably the last living representative of a species for which the writer Rolf Hochhuth coined the generic term "terrible jurists". They had served the Fiihrer in the Third Reich, that is, executed state terror as a right, and then they had continued to pronounce justice in the Federal Republic on the basis of the free-democratic basic order or were allowed to serve the state in sovereign functions. It was mainly lawyers, SPIEGEL editor Henryk M. Broder later stated, "who ensured unbroken continuity in the public service, that is, who dovetailed the" Third Reich "with the Federal Republic". In 1990, SPIEGEL editors also analyzed in detail the so-called special courts that had almost 10,000 people like Johann Petlikowski executed in the Third Reich for minor offenses.