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Monday, 1 September 2014

British Nuremberg prosecutor hails Soviet case on Katyn




Colonel H. J. Phillimore, O.B.E., British junior prosecutor at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg


Following is a transcription of an encoded telegram that was sent by Colonel Philimore to the British War Crimes Executive in London, in which he summaries the evidence and falsehoods presented to the Nuremberg trial by both the Germans and the Soviets (assisted by the Americans) on July 1 and 2, 1946, in regard the murder of the Polish officers in the Katyn forest.
Phillimore was unimpressed by the factual German case, but surprisingly impressed by the fraudulent case made by the Soviets; which, as I proved here, was mainly the work of a gifted author in the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee.
In regard to the German ammunition found at Katyn and discussed at length below, please see here for details on how that was explained—not disguised—in the 1943 German report on the Soviet massacre of the Poles.


FOR DEAN AND SCOTT-FOX REPEATED FOR SINCLAIR(.)
SUBJECT KATYN FOREST MURDER OF 11000 POLISH OFFICERS(.)
AFTER HEARING 3 WITNESSES FOR THE DEFENCE AND A SIMILAR NUMBER FOR THE PROSECUTION THE SOVIET CASE HAS UNDOUBTEDLY EMERGED VERY MUCH ENHANCED AND THEY ARE VERY PLEASE WITH THE WAY IT HAS GONE(.) THE DEFENCE FIRST CALLED THE OFFICER COMMANDING THE SIGNALS REGIMENT WHOSE HQ WAS SITUATED CLOSE TO THE MASS GRAVES FROM SEPTEMBER 1941 ONWARDS(.) HIS EVIDENCE WITH REGARD TO THE DISCOVERY OF THE MASS GRAVES WAS NOT VERY IMPRESSIVE(.) AFTER HEARING RUMOURS OF SHOOTINGS HIS MEN DISCOVERED A CROSS IN THE WINTER OF 1942-43 ROUND WHICH A WOLF HAD BEEN SCRATCHING(.) SHORTLY AFTER HUMAN BONES WERE BROUGHT TO HIM AND HE SPOKE ABOUT THE MATTER TO OTHER OFFICERS BUT ADMITTED THAT HE DID NOT REPORT THE MATTER IN WRITING(.) IN THE SPRING OF 1943 A PROFESSOR BUTZ ARRIVED AND PROCEEDED TO EXCAVATE THE GRAVES(.) ALTHOUGH THEY WERE NOT MORE THAN 30 METERS [sic] FROM THE ROAD TO THE REGIMENTAL HQ THE COLONEL HAD NEVER NOTICED ANYTHING DURING THE LONG TIME THE UNIT HAD BEEN STATION THERE UNTIL THE INCIDENT OF THE CROSS AND WOLF OCCURRED(.) THIS WITNESS WAS FOLLOWED BY AN OFFICER FROM THE ARMY GROUP SIGNALS WHO HANDLED ALL SECRET MESSAGES AND WHO SAID THAT HE NEVER HANDLED ANY ORDER TO KILL POLISH PRISONERS AND ANY ORDER TO THIS EFFECT MUST HAVE GONE THROUGH HIS HANDS(.) HE WAS CONFRONTED WITH A CAPTURED DOCUMENT ANNEXED TO THE SOVIET REPORT SHOWING THAT IN SEPTEMBER 1941 EINSATZ COMMANDO B AND ALSO EINSATZ COMMANDO MOSCOW WERE SITUATED AT SMOLENSK AND ADMITTED THAT HE DID NOT HANDLE SECRET ORDERS BETWEEN THE EINSATZ COMMANDOS AND THEIR SUPERIOR AUTHORITIES IN THE SS(.) THE THIRD WITNESS WAS THE GENERAL IN CHARGE OF THE WHOLE SIGNALS OF THE ARMY GROUP WHOSE HQ WAS ALSO NEARBY(.) HE HAD CONSTANTLY BEEN ALONG THE TRACK FROM SEPTEMBER 1941 ONWARDS AND HAD NEVER NOTICED ANYTHING UNUSUAL NOR HAD HE ANY KNOWLEDGE OF POLISH PRISONERS BEING IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD(.) HE MADE VIRTUALLY THE ONLY GOOD POINT ON BEHALF OF THE DEFENCE THAT NO GERMAN SIGNALS REGIMENT WOULD KNOWINGLY HAVE ITS HQ PRACTICALLY ON TOP OF THESE MASS GRAVES(.) THE PROSECUTION CALLED FIRST A PROFESSOR 
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OF ASTRONOMY WHO THE GERMANS HAD COMPELLED TO BE DEPUTY MAYOR OF SMOLENSK DURING THE OCCUPATION(.) THIS PROFESSOR REPORTED BEING INFORMED BY THE MAYOR WHO WAS A COLLABORATOR OF THE GERMAN DECISION TO KILL THE POLES IN SEPTEMBER 1941(.) HE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY TOLD THAT THEY HAD BEEN KILLED AND IT WAS CLEAR THAT THE MAYOR HAD BEEN SO INFORMED BY THE GERMAN COMMANDANT(.) THIS SECOND-HAND EVIDENCE WAS GREATLY IMPROVED BY THE DEFENCE COUNSEL IN CROSS-EXAMINATION AS HE ELICITED THAT THE WITNESS HAD PERSONALLY KNOWN THE PLACE IN THE FOREST EXTREMELY WELL IT BEING A RESORT OF THE RESIDENTS OF SMOLENSK AND HAD BEEN THERE OFF AND ON UNTIL THE GERMAN OCCUPATION AFTER WHICH IT BECAME A FORBIDDEN AREA(.) HE ALSO ELICITED THAT IN AUGUST 1940 NAMELY SOME MONTHS AFTER THE GERMANS ALLEGED THAT THE MURDERS TOOK PLACE THE DEPUTY MAYOR HAD SPENT HIS HOLIDAY WITH HIS WIFE AT KOZELSK AND SEEN THE POLES IN THE CAMP IN WHICH IT OS COMMON GROUND THAT THEY WERE FORMERLY DETAINED(.) THE WITNESS FURTHER STATED THAT ALTHOUGH HE HAD NOT SEEN THE POLES AFTER THE GERMANS MOVED IN HIS STUDENTS TOLD HIM THAT THEY WERE WORKING ALONG THE ROAD THROUGH THE FOREST BY WHICH THE GRAVES WERE SUBSEQUENTLY FOUND(.) HE HAD NEVER BEEN TOLD THE PRECISE LOCATION OF THE GRAVES BY ANYONE(.) THIS WITNESS WAS FOLLOWED BY A BULGARIAN MEMBER OF THE GERMAN COMMISSION(.) HE GAVE EVIDENCE AT LENGTH OF THE VERY PERFUNCTORY NATURE OF THE COMMISSION'S EXAMINATION(.) THEY ONLY SPENT SOME 7 OR 8 HOURS AT THE SITE ALTOGETHER AND EMPHASIZED THAT EVERYTHING THEY WERE SHOWN HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN DISCOVERED OR EXHIBITED(.) HE WAS LESS CONVINCING IN HIS EXPLANATION OF WHY HE HAD SIGNED THE JOINT REPORT FINDING THAT THE MURDERS HAD BEEN COMMITTED IN APRIL OR MAY 1940 BUT HIS EXPLANATION THAT THEY WERE ALL PUT UNDER PRESSURE TO SIGN AT A MILITARY AIRFIELD IN RUSSIA WAS NOT IMPOSSIBLE AND THE EFFECT OF HIS EVIDENCE WAS GENERALLY TO DISCREDIT THE GERMAN REPORT(.) THE THIRD WITNESS WAS THE PRINCIPAL OF THE SOVIET INVESTIGATION(.) HE WAS UNDOUBTEDLY A MOST EFFECTIVE WITNESS AND TESTIFIED TO HAVING PERSONALLY EXHUMED SOME 5000 BODIES AT KIEV KHARKOV SMOLENSK AND OTHER PLACES(.) HE SPOKE IN GREAT DETAIL OF THE CONDITION OF THE BODIES AND OF THE VERY
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CAREFUL INVESTIGATION MADE(.) HIS COMMISSION HAD MADE A MOST CAREFUL AUTOPSY OF 925 BODIES ONLY 3 OF WHICH HAD APPARENTLY BEEN PERFUNCTORILY EXAMINED PREVIOUSLY(.) HE EXPLAINED THE CONDITION OF THE CLOTHING WHICH HAD BEEN SEARCHED AND GAVE DETAILS OF A FEW DOCUMENTS FOUND(.) THEY INCLUDED RECEIPTS DATED APRIL AND MAY 1941 AND A LETTER FROM A WIFE TO THE SOVIET RED CROSS BEARING A WARSAW AND MOSCOW POSTMARK IN SEPTEMBER 1940 AS WELL AS A POSTCARD WITH THE STAMP OF TARNOPOL POST OFFICE DATED 13 NOVEMBER 1940(.) HE HAD PERSONALLY DISCOVERED A LETTER DATED 20 JUNE 1941(.) HIS MASTERY OF THE DETAILS OF THESE DOCUMENTS WAS COMPLETE AND HIS EVIDENCE DELIVERED CONFIDENTLY AND QUICKLY BUT OBVIOUSLY NT PARROTWISE(.) HE WENT ON TO DEAL WITH THE BULLET CASES WHICH WERE FOUND IN THE GRAVES WHICH WERE THOSE OF A CALIBRE WHICH THE GERMAN WITNESSES HAD ADMITTED APPLIED TO THE GERMAN PISTOLS AND WHICH HE STATED BORE THE INITIALS OF A GERMAN FIRM GECO(.) THIS EVIDENCE WAS GREATLY FORTIFIED BY A CAPTURED DOCUMENT PRODUCED BY THE AMERICANS BEING A TELEGRAM DATED MAY 1943 FROM AN OFFICIAL OF THE GOVERNMENT GENERAL TO THE DEFENDANT FRANK'S OFFICE IN POLAND STATING THAT MEMBERS OF THE POLISH RED CROSS WHO HAD BEEN VISITING KATYN AT THE INVITATION OF THE GERMANS HAD BEEN VERY MUCH DISTURBED AT FINDING BULLET CASES GECO A WELL KNOWN GERMAN FIRM(.) THE CONJUNCTION BETWEEN THIS DOCUMENT SHOWING GERMAN BULLET CASES FOUND IN THE GRAVES IN MAY 1943 BY THE POLES AND BY THE SOVIETS COMMISSION A YEAR LATER IN JANUARY 1944 WAS MOST CONVINCING(.) HE WENT ON TO GIVE REASONS WHY THE BODIES COULD NOT HAVE BEN BURIED AS EARLY AS 1940 AND CONCLUDED BY COMPARING THE METHOD OF KILLING WITH THAT IN THE MANY OTHER CASES WHICH HE HAD PERSONALLY INVESTIGATED WHERE GERMAN ACTION WAS NOT DISPUTED(.) ALTOGETHER ALTHOUGH NOT OF COURSE CONCLUSIVE THE EVIDENCE EMERGED STRONGLY IN FAVOUR OF THE SOVIET CASE AND THE GERMAN REPORT WAS LARGELY DISCREDITED AND THEIR EVIDENCE UNIMPRESSIVE(.)
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UK NA: WO 311/715




Sunday, 31 August 2014

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Dachau survivor on skinning corpses to make gloves






Footage of the notorious teller of tall tales Dr. Franz Blaha at the big Nuremberg trial.

U.S. prosecutor Thomas Dodd reads an extract from Blaha's affidavit where he claims to have skinned 
dead prisoners at Dachau so the skins could be made into riding saddles, gloves and other items.

Unfortunately there appears to be no footage of Blaha's claims about gassings at Dachau available on-line.  




Sunday, 10 August 2014

US General to punish atrocity propagandist



On the right-hand side of U.S. president Woodrow Wilson is General John Pershing, Commander-in-Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War One; a man who
wouldn't stand for false claims—such as giving poison sweets to children, cutting off a boy's ears, and feeding tuberculosis germs to U.S. PoWs—being made about the Germans


Seven months before the November 11, 1918, armistice that brought fighting to an end in the Great War, the U.S. government issued another batch of Liberty Loans, the third lot they'd issued during World War One. The American public were once again encouraged to do their patriotic duty and purchase the interest bearing bonds to support the war effort, and a huge publicity drive accompanied the launch, with celebrities and newspapers all reminding the citizenry of the need to bash the bosch. A group of U.S. soldiers on leave from the fighting in Europe—known as 'Pershing Veterans', after the American military chief—were also enlisted to promote Liberty Loans.



Rockford Morning Star (Rockford, IL), Thursday, May 2, 1918, p. 1.  


One of the "Pershing veterans", a sergeant, was credited with having claimed before American audiences:

"The Germans gave poisoned candy to the children to eat and hand grenades to play with. They show glee at the children's dying writhings and laugh aloud when the grenades explode. I saw one American boy about 17 years old who had been captured by the Germans, come back to our trenches. He had cotton in and about his ears. I asked some one what the cotton was for. The Germans cut off his ears and sent him back to tell us they want to fight men, was his answer. They feed Americans tuberculosis germs." 

Over in France, General Pershing got wind of this claim, and sent a telegram back home stating:

"As there is no foundation whatever for such statements based on any experience we have had, I recommend that this sergeant, if the statements quoted above were made by him, be immediately returned for duty here and that the statements be contradicted."






Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Jewish Nuremberg prosecutor and the Katyn fraud




Lev R. Sheinin (sometimes: Shenin); Soviet-Jewish prosecutor at the main Nuremberg trial; member of the Jewish Anti-Fascist
Committee, and the man who wrote-up the second fraudulent narrative on Katyn that the Soviets presented to the tribunal.

The October 6, 1945, indictment of the main Nuremberg trial charges Herman Goering and several of the other defendants with having committed the Katyn massacre. On February 14, 1946, Soviet prosecutor Colonel Yury Pokrovsky read to the court brief excerpts from the January 1944 fraudulent Soviet report: "The Truth About Katyn: Report of Special Commission for Ascertaining and Investigating the Circumstances of the Shooting of Polish Officer Prisoners by the German-Fascist Invaders in the Katyn Forest," which states that the Poles were massacred by the Wehrmacht Staff 537, Engineer Construction Battalion, commanded by Oberleutnant Arnes (recte: Ahrens), and his colleagues Oberleutnant Rex and Lieutenant Hott. And that—as far as the Soviets were concerned—was the end of the matter; they had adequately proven that the Germans had committed the massacre to the standard of evidence required by the tribunal, which was: the court took judicial notice of any report submitted by the the U.S., U.S.S.R., Britain, or France under Article 21 of the tribunal's charter.

Unfortunately for the Soviets, Colonel Yury Pokrovsky's February 14, 1946, address to the Nuremberg trial was subsequently published in the Press and read by former members of the Wehrmacht's Army Group Centre; to which German Signal Regiment 537—not Engineer Construction Battalion 537 as the Soviet report had incorrectly called them—had been directly subordinate. On March 8, 1946, Herman Goering's defence counsel Dr. Otto Stahmer told the tribunal that men from Army Group Centre had come forward and that "[t]hese people stated that the evidence upon which the Prosecution have based the statement submitted (i.e. "The Truth About Katyn"), was not correct", and requested that he be allowed to submit evidence to the tribunal to prove this. After weeks of toing and throwing, the court agreed that the Stahmer and the Soviet prosecution could each call three witnesses, all of whom would eventually testify on July 1 or 2, 1946.

The beginning of the unravelling of the Soviet version of Katyn at Nuremberg by Dr. Otto Stahmer on March 8, evidently convinced the Soviets that they needed to concoct more lies to back up their fraudulent version of the massacre. In his 1996 study The Lesser Terror: Soviet State Security, 1939-1953 (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing), historian Michael Parrish writes of a meeting that took place on March 21, 1946, at which Andrey Vyshinsky (Deputy Foreign Minister and former Moscow show trial prosecutor), Viktor Abakumov (head of SMERSH), Vsevolod Merkulov (deputy-head of the NKVD), Konstantin Gorshenin (Prosecutor General of the USSR), and Nikolai Rychkov (Commissar of Justice) decided that they should:

  • Find Professor Marko Antonov Markov, the Bulgarian pathologist who had been a member of the international team the Germans took to Katyn in 1943 (he would testify at Nuremberg, claiming he'd been forced by the Germans to state that the Soviets had killed the Poles, although the evidence made it clear that it could only have been a German war crime)
  • Find three to five Soviet witnesses and two medical experts to support the Soviet version of Katyn
  • Find Polish witnesses and a German witness to support the Soviet version
  • Prepare "authentic" papers, documents, and autopsy reports which confirm the Poles were shot by the Germans
  • Make a documentary

Parrish writes:

"The final version of the [Katyn] fabrication was prepared by L.R. Sheinin, Assistant Soviet Prosecutor at Nuremberg (and "a member of the Soviet Writers' Union and the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee"); L.F. Raikhman; and one A.N. Tainin." (p.63)

This "final version" was the convoluted stories told to the Nuremberg tribunal by the the three Soviet witnesses: the aforementioned Professor Marko Antonov Markov; Professor Boris Bazilevsky, a Russian academic and supposed deputy-mayor of Smolensk under German-occupation; Professor Victor Prosorovski, Chief Medical Expert of the Ministry of Public Health of the Soviet Union.

Russian Jew Sheinin insisted that he had always wanted to be a writer, and did publish several critically acclaimed novels and plays, nevertheless, from 1923 to 1950 his day-job was as a criminal investigator and trial prosecutor for the Soviet Prosecutor's Office, where his talent with words was utilised, as  Donald Rayfield put it, "writing up his investigations in the style of Sherlock Holmes stories." During Stalin's show trials of 1936-1938, Shenin had been the right hand man of the aforementioned Andrey Vyshinsky. 




Saturday, 2 August 2014

West German court guilty of Holocaust denial





It is a criminal offence in Germany to deny that Jews were murdered by poison gas in the appex-roofed brick building in the above photograph of the former German concentration camp Majdanek. Which is mightily ironic when you consider the fact pointed out by Carlo Mattogno, Juergen Graf and Thomas Kues in their study Sobibór: Holocaust Propaganda and Reality,1 that the verdict of the 1950 West-Berlin trial of former Sobibor "gas master" Erich Bauer, states that 15,000 Jews were shipped from Majdanek to Sobibor to be gassed, because Majdanek had no homicidal gas chambers!

6. Transport aus Maidanek. 

Einmal kam ein Transport jüdischer Häftlinge in einer Stärke von ungefähr 15.000 Mann aus dem Lager Maidanek, das keine Vergasungsanlage besass, zum Vergasen an. Da die Vergasungsanlage im Lager Sobibor gerade nicht in Ordnung war, mussten sie tagelang im Lager I auf ihre Vernichtung warten, ohne beköstigt zu werden. Viele von ihnen starben daher an Entkräftung. Als andere, denen etwas Essen gereicht werden sollte, sich darum schlugen, schossen die SS-Leute und auch der Angeklagte in diesen Haufen wehrloser Menschen. Der Angeklagte tötete dabei auch mindestens vier bis fünf Häftlinge.2

Translation (thanks to Anon.)
6. Transport from Majdanek. 

At one point a 15,000 men-strong transport of Jewish prisoners arrived from Majdanek camp, which did not possess a gassing facility [installation], to be gassed. Because the gassing facility in Sobibor camp was not [yet] in working order, they [i.e., the prisoners] had to wait all-day in Camp I for their extermination without being provided with food. Many of them therefore died of exhaustion [starvation]. When others who were handed out food fought over it, the SS and the defendant shot at the defenceless crowd. The defendant killed at least 4-5 prisoners through [doing] this.




1. Carlo Mattogno, Juergen Graf and Thomas Kues, Sobibór: Holocaust Propaganda and Reality, Washington D.C.: The Barnes Review, 2010, pp.177-178 ; this is also mentioned by Mattogno and Graf in a revised edition of their study on Majdanek: Carlo Mattogno and Juergen Graf, Concentration Camp Majdanek: A Historical and Technical Study, 3rd, Corrected and Expanded Edition, Washington D.C.: The Barnes Review, 2010, pp. 243-244.
2. Case no. 212, F. Rüter, H. H. Fuchs, and Adelheid L. Rüter-Ehlermann, eds., Justiz und NS-Verbrechen: Sammlung deutscher Strafurteile wegen nationalsozialistischer Tötungsverbrechen 1945-1966, vol. 6, Amsterdam University Press, 1971, p.547. 


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Nazis take foreign journalists to Kiev 2 weeks after Babi Yar




On Sunday, October 12, 1941, twenty-eight foreign journalists set out from Berlin on a 2,500-mile, German-conducted tour of German-occupied Polish and Ukrainian territory; one of the journalists who went on the tour was Texan Ernest G. Fischer shown in the above photograph with his family after his return home following the U.S.'s entry into World War II.

On October 14, 1941, Fischer posted a report from Kiev, where, between September 29 and 30, 1941, the Germans are supposed to have killed all the remaining Jewish inhabitants—precisely 33,771—after the bulk of them fled the city with the retreating Soviet authorities.

Fischer made no mention of Kiev's Jews in his report; he states that he was informed by a German officer that 300,000 of the city's population had left the city before the Germans began to close in, and devotes most of the article to detailing the immense damage caused by the booby-trap bombs hidden in the city by the Soviets:

Below is Fischer's article about Kiev, and then some others he wrote whilst in the Ukraine, or that feature photographs he took there.