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Monday, 27 September 2021

One of thousands of German atrocities

 A Spanish saying says that a button is enough for a sample, it means that with a button you can give an idea of the entire costume.

The German atrocities have been so many and of such importance that it is painful even to recall them, but the most curious thing is the oblivion that covers them, while the violations committed by the Russian army in Germany are aired and exaggerated ad nauseam, those committed by the Germans against the Russian civilian population they cover themselves with a cloak of silence.

This is all the more incredible in that the deaths in the Russian civilian population far exceed the murders in the Holocaust against the Jews. 4.500.000-10.000.000 civilian  deaths due to military actiosn and crimes against humanity and 8.000.000-9.000.000 civilian deaths due to war related famine and diseases.*

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties#Total_deaths_by_country

This surpasses any imagination.

We are going to show a single button of the German atrocities the atrocities committed in the town of Krasnaya Poliana* narrated just after the liberation of the town and in a style typical of the war era. There is little that can be added.

*http://rapsinews.ru/historical_memory_publication/20210616/307140087.html



Fascist atrocities in the village of Krasnaya Polyana. Documentary Chronicle

PLOT: GENOCIDE OF THE SOVIET PEOPLE. DOCUMENTARY CHRONICLE

In order to perpetuate the memory of the civilian population of the Soviet Union, which was expelled and exterminated during the Great Patriotic War, RAPSI studied archival materials * that bear witness to the genocide of citizens of the USSR.


Two-legged beasts


When the Germans stormed the village of Krasnaya Polyana, they arrested all the men in the early hours and locked them in the premises of the district executive committee. They sat there for 8 days until our troops were released, receiving no food. The Germans locked the old women in shelters and cellars, posting sentries on them, and at that time a wild orgy was taking place in the town and nearby towns. Crowds of drunken Hitler scoundrels went from house to house, killing, raping, robbing, burning houses.


On the first day of the arrival of the Germans in Krasnaya Polyana, two fascists appeared to Alexandra Yakovlevna. They saw Demyanova's daughter Nyura, 14, in the room, a frail girl in frail health. A German officer grabbed the teenager and raped her in front of her mother. On December 10, the doctor at the local gynecological hospital, after examining the girl, declared that this Hitlerian bandit had infected her with syphilis. In a neighboring apartment, fascist cattle raped another 14-year-old girl, Tonya I.


On December 9, the body of a Finnish officer was found in the same town. A "collection" of women's buttons was found in the victim's pocket. There were 37 of them. The bloody dog ​​thus followed the trail of his heinous violence. In Krasnaya Polyana, this scoundrel raped 17-year-old Margarita K. and also ripped a button from her blouse. The Red Army bullet took out this filthy bastard, and now his corpse, like carrion, lies around the site of his monstrous crimes.


The Germans brutally mocked the wounded Red Army soldiers captured by them in Krasnaya Polyana. Several wounded soldiers, including an injured nurse, did not receive 4 days of water and 7 days of food, and were then given salt water. The nurse began to agonize. The dying girl was raped by a fascist jackal in front of wounded Red Army soldiers.


Collective Farmers of the Town of White Rast vols. Shcherbakov, Chistov, Sergeev, Klimova and others in an act drawn up by them at the time of the terrified flight of the Germans from this village, declare: In our village, the Germans organized a massive pogrom and looted the property of collective farmers, perpetrated a brutal massacre of the population. A fascist soldier unknown to us by his last name shot the innocent 12-year-old boy Vladimir Tkachev, firing 21 rounds of a machine gun at him. The fascist scoundrels brutally treated the defenseless woman Irina Vasilyevna Mosolova. She was shot point-blank, for no reason, leaving 4 small children orphans: the youngest is 10 months old and the oldest is 11 years old. In Klimova Olga Aleksandrovna, the Nazis shot a 16-year-old son, set the house on fire, killed a cow and looted all property.


The 15-year-old girl Maria Shch., The daughter of a collective farmer from the village of Bely Rast, was stripped naked by the Nazis and taken down the street, entering all the houses where the German soldiers were.


In the same village, one of the German soldiers snatched her two-year-old daughter from the collective farmer Anna Rovinskaya and wanted to throw her into a burning stove. The girl was saved only by a miracle: shots were heard in the street and the cowardly German dog ran out of the hut.


The Germans committed a terrible massacre of the population in the town of Puchki. The fascists who stormed into this village met the collective farmer Ivan Gavrilovich Terekhin and his wife Polina Borisovna, grabbed the young woman, dragged her aside, pushed her into the snow and, in front of her husband, began to rape her time. The woman screamed, resisted with all her might. Then the fascist rapist shot him point-blank. Polina Terekhina stirred in her agony. Her husband escaped the rapists' hands and ran to the dying woman. But the Germans caught up with him and put 6 bullets in his back ...


In any town, in any house visited by the Nazis, the curses of the elderly and women, the tears of the tortured and tormented run after them. They cry out for revenge. We will never forget this to the damn German fascist dogs: for all their atrocities, they will pay in full, they will answer with their vile life, each and every one!


I. GRIBOV. Special correspondent. TASS, December 14, 1941




Monday, 10 May 2021

The Germans kidnappers of children

 The atrocities of the Germans seem to have no end, they committed all kinds of crimes in the occupied countries, today we will deal with the kidnapping of children.

It is estimated that there are about 200,000 children kidnapped by Germany, only in the Soviet Union there were about 50,000.

I read in WWII history books that Russian soldiers on their way encountered trains full of children going to Germany.

Russians, Belarusians, Ukrainians, Poles, blond and blue-eyed boys and girls who have drawn their "lucky ticket". They were not burned in the Auschwitz furnaces, they did not end up in the experimental subjects of Dr. Joseph Mengele, the "angel of death." They were forced to forget themselves. They had to become true Aryans, citizens of the Greater Reich. To do this, they changed their metrics, parents, nationality ...*

*https://www.mk.ru/social/2020/09/06/tragediya-detey-vyvezennykh-v-germaniyu-vo-vremya-vtoroy-mirovoy.html

These children were deprived of their origins, of their family, and in a way they were lucky because they did not kill them by drawing their blood as thousands of other children or went to the death camps.

In 1938, SS Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler declared: "I intend to take German blood where I can." In the occupied territories, children were openly separated from their parents or kidnapped.

The selection criteria were blue eyes and blond hair, in keeping with Hitler's ideal of "Aryan." But, of course, the "kinders" had all the necessary measures taken to confirm their racial purity: they checked the shape and volume of the skull, the width of the nose, the distance between the corners of the chin. By the way, there were even Jewish children among those who passed the selection!

One wonders how the German courts reacted when one of these children claimed nowadays to the German State for the prejudices suffered. We will see that the German state always reacts in favor of criminals.

Here we will see some chilling stories of kidnapped children, now old people who try to find the truth and the cruel response of today's Germany.* The author is  

*https://www.mk.ru/social/2020/09/06/tragediya-detey-vyvezennykh-v-germaniyu-vo-vremya-vtoroy-mirovoy.html

You are not in the world

... On November 26, 2015, Hermann Lüdeking, 78, applied for a one-time grant in accordance with the federal government's decision on the payment of benefits to victims of Nazi injustice and under the General Consequences Act from the war. As a motive, Herr Lüdeking claimed that he was kidnapped by the SS in Poland in 1942 due to his "Aryan" appearance and was soon adopted by the German Lüdeking couple through the Lebensborn organization. The defendant, represented by the Directorate General of Customs, rejected this request on the grounds that this compensation could only be awarded to persons who were German citizens at the time of the damage. However, according to the plaintiff's statements, in those years he was Polish ...

Stolen baby

In his first life, of which he knew nothing at all, Hermann Ludeking was supposedly called Roman Rostakovsky. All he remembered from his early childhood was an unknown bridge over an unknown river. He went through it in his dreams, coming back over and over again, for years.

In 1944, Frau Maria Ludeking, a member of the Union of German Girls, lost her son at the front. She went to Lebensborn, an organization that carried out the forced Germanization of the best representatives of the non-Aryan peoples. She was allowed to pick up a child for herself. Roman was playing in the room with another boy. Maria appreciated both of them and finally took him away.

She for a long time she considered this woman and this man as her relatives.

They are both members of the Nazi Party, her husband is a loyal SS. Considering Herman's "low" record, they both treated him well.

In Roman-Hermann's repeated birth certificate, drawn up by Lebensborn himself and issued on March 7, 1944, the date of his birth was considered to be January 20, 1936, the place was a discreet Polish town of Bruckau. It turns out that he was born in ... 8 years.

Herman Ludeking

   As a teenager, Herman accidentally unearthed a real birth certificate in the closet, where in place of both parents there was a script. He called Maria for a frank conversation, and she admitted that yes, her biological parents died in the war for the great Führer. Which was not true, they were shot.

  At the age of 16, Herman broke up with his adoptive mother for good, his adoptive father had already died by that time. Perhaps Maria was not so much to blame for the tragedy of the adopted baby, she took care of her and tried to love him instead of loving her deceased child of hers, but he could not forgive her.

Through the Red Cross, Herman-Roman tried his whole life to return to his native Poland, but alas! The applications to the passport offices were returned with the answer that there had never been a person with data like yours. He grew old without finding himself

Deny the claim

Seven decades have passed since the day the all-powerful and mysterious "Lebensborn", who decided the fate of hundreds of thousands of children, ceased to exist. But, apparently, some orders remain unchanged.

“I preferred to take my son to Russia, I sued in this matter in Germany, and at the same time I decided to find out who was Judge Schommerz, who was in charge of my case, he raised his old judgments and gasped. It was he who at one time rejected Hermann Ludeking's claim for compensation for moral compensation, just because he was a citizen of Poland in childhood and, in principle, according to the German authorities, did not suffer in any way, on the contrary, you have to thank the Nazis for surviving, ”says Nikolai Erney.

At one point, many of the Lebensborn victims tried to uncover their past and receive monetary reparations, like the Jews for the Holocaust, but to no avail.

Only Herr Ludeking reached the final judgment. As a result, I completely lost ... And I still had to!

The Nazis preferred the small age to completely erase the memory. Most of the time, the captives were defined as orphans, and the place of their birth was called "the eastern lands of the Reich", the children were taught the German language, by the word spoken in their native language, they beat up that they completely forgot that, conditioned reflexes - not remembering that it brings pain.

Today, the German authorities require the plaintiffs to provide the original papers of their birth, the same ones that it is not possible to find, only in these conditions, perhaps they can count on something. "You are not injured, you are saved" are the main reasons for the denial of claims.

"I will meet my father and mother after death"

Geraubte - Stolen Children - Secret Victims, an organization that brings together former Lebensborn children. Unfortunately, each year its members are getting smaller and smaller. This is the natural course of things.

“In fact, I was surprised that the current authorities do not feel any remorse for their predecessors. Yes, in words, it seems, everything is completely different, lush wreaths on the graves of the victims of Nazism, an admission of guilt. But here they are: the real victims of a monstrous experiment who are still alive, help them, ”says Nikolai Erney.

The second old man with whom Nikolai communicated was Alexander Orlov, who was carried by a child to war from the Soviet Union.

He does not know from which region of the USSR he came to Germany and does not like to pronounce his German name. "I don't need compensation, I just want to know", this has always been his position. Without finding his roots, at the end of his life he defiantly changed his official name to the original Russian.

“He felt very bad when I contacted him. "Why do I need all this? - repeated the grandfather. "I don't need anything else. And very soon I will meet my relatives, my mother, my father, my brothers and sisters, in the other world."

Alexander Orlov has never been married, he has no children. And Hermann Ludeking has eight of them.

“What I don't understand is why the federal government doesn't want to recognize these older people as victims and pay. After all, these people are already counting on their fingers. In particular, the compensation is due to homosexuals, victims of euthanasia and those who have been subjected to forced sterilization, but there are no stolen children, regardless of their nationality, in the law ... The authorities will wait another five years, and then there will be No one left ”, wonders my interlocutor.

Volker Heinecke, Galina Bukovetski, Zita Sus, Janina Kunstovich ...

The last woman, 85, was seriously ill, so her daughter Bettina Grundmann-Horst told German journalists about the fate of her mother.

After World War II, Ioannina's biological parents were searched with the help of the International Red Cross. But the foster mother hid the girl, now named Johanna Kunzer, and she changed her place of residence to complicate the investigation. It was only in 1989 that Janina Kunstovich, who finally learned the truth, requested to use her real Polish surname. But she then she was denied this.

She “she has not provided compelling reasons that entitle her to issue a new birth certificate. If you are still interested in meeting this request, you must provide unequivocal and indisputable evidence, from which it can be inferred that you are Yanina Kunstovich, ”they officially responded.

“My mother has always been looking for her mother all her life. She suffered terribly from the fact that no one needed her, that she was abandoned, that she did not have a real home, ”her daughter said in an interview with German journalists.

In the summer of 2017, a large-scale German-Polish project took place by Deutsche Welle and the Interia news portal. The journalists visited institutions, archives and foundations, as well as the survivors of forced Germanization. Over several months, more than 40 articles and 24 videos were published. Reporters spoke to people who found out who they were in their eighties.

But even this investigation did not lead to the Lebensborn children being officially recognized as victims of Nazism.

“They forgot about us. Other groups received compensation from Germany, but not us, ”says Hermann Ludecking bitterly.

... In 1945, Lebensborn's last child was born in the American occupation zone of Germany. In the West, they have long been convinced that it is a peaceful structure that helps single mothers. The truth was revealed by the Nuremberg trials, Lebensborn leaders and employees were charged under three articles at once: a crime against humanity, war crimes and participation in a military organization. However, the head of the organization, Max Solman, was acquitted in the case Lebensborn; he was convicted only as an SS man.

Max Solman
Solman was sentenced to 2 years and 8 months in prison. According to Wikipedia, he later worked as a journalist at an art publication, headed the department of correspondence and publicity, was manager of the Museum of Ancient Art in Munich, headed the board of a land limited company, headed an accounting firm, and later a glass factory. He died in his bed more than 30 years after the war.

**In 1947, the head of Lebensborn, SS Standartenführer Max Sollmann, was brought before an American court in Nuremberg. Foam at the mouth, Zollman argued: "Lebensborn" was a charity office, the children were not kidnapped, but "saved from the horrors of war." They changed their documents so that "the adoptive parents, thinking they were Aryans, would treat them better." He received less than three years in prison for his membership in the SS. Later, as if to mock, he was fined 50 (!) Mark. Sollmann died in the 1970s in Steinhöring, next to the old Lebensborn office.

**https://aif.ru/society/history/36599

Ah, war, what have you done to us ...

After the victory, our repatriation corps began searching for the Soviet children taken out by the Germans. However, few were found, many were intimidated and did not want to confess their past, some did not even remember who they were.

It is believed that no more than 3% of those abducted were returned to the Soviet Union.

Unlike the USSR, the Polish government managed to clarify the fate of more than 30,000 Lebensborn students. They were also sent home. But there they could not be happy. The fascists made fun of them. They were forced to relearn the Polish language, to read Polish books. They were cursed for what the Germans did, because in the eyes of those around them they were Germans.

Many suffered an identity crisis until the end of their lives. Some years later, they searched for their adoptive families, from whom they were also forcibly separated.

... And there will probably be no end to the bridge over which Hermann Ludeking, 84, runs in his dreams.

And on the other side, eight-year-old Roman Rostakovsky is still waiting for him.

Saturday, 1 May 2021

Germans murdered children everywhere


Of all the murders committed by the Germans, a veritable army of murderers, the murders of children are the most painful.

The Germans murdered children in all the zones and countries they occupied, France, Italy, Poland, the Soviet Union, etc, we are going to relate what they did with the unfortunate children they caught at the limit of their advance in the USSR in the Caucasus.



In the resort town of Teberda in the KCR, in the 1940s, there was a sanatorium for children with bone tuberculosis. Patients of the Crimean sanatorium were also evacuated there. By this time, the peninsula was already occupied by the Germans.

Teberda


The enemy was approaching the Caucasus. The medical staff of the sanatorium decided to evacuate children who could walk on crutches from the sanatorium to the Transcaucasus. A group of children, accompanied by adults, in December 1942, under the cold rain and snow, crossed the Klukhorsky pass and were rescued.

Meanwhile, Teberda was occupied by the Nazis. The bedridden children remained in the sanatorium. On December 22, 1942, a truck drove up to the building. The soldiers pushed 54 sick children into it. The youngest of them was three years old. Having closed the doors of the car, the Nazis turned on the gas. After that, the car drove out of the sanatorium. The bodies of the dead children were dumped in the Gunachgira gorge. Today, in Karachai, near Lysaya Gora, there is a monument to these innocent victims of the war.

The Nazis also cruelly dealt with the children of Kislovodsk. Not far from the resort town, near the Ring Mountain, a pit was discovered in which there were children's remains. Children between the ages of two and 12 were thrown there alive.

Kislovodsk


In North Ossetia, the Nazis also committed atrocities against children. The Otaraev family lived in the village of Nizhnyaya Saniba. The grandmother and 11 children were hiding in the basement. The Nazis, having learned about this, threw hand grenades there. The Otaraevs had no chance to survive.


In the village of Ardonskaya, a Nazi pierced a baby with a bayonet only because he was crying loudly. A three-year-old boy was killed by the Nazis for humming a Soviet song. The mother rushed to protect the baby, they killed her too. There were a lot of such examples of the atrocities of the fascists in the Caucasus.

Orphanage by the sea

The resort town of Yeysk is located on the estuary of the Sea of Azov. Narrow streets, neat old houses with openwork facades, cobbled sidewalks - this is the city today and this is the way it was in the spring of 1942, when more than a hundred children from the orphanage were evacuated here from Simferopol. The boys were urgently taken to the Kuban, as the Nazis were trying to reach the Crimea via Perekop.

Yeysk


"At first they wanted to send them to Goryachy Klyuch, but as the enemy kept attacking the Caucasus and the city would inevitably be on the way, they were taken to the small tourist town of Yeisk," says the deputy director of Yeisk. Museum of History and Local Customs. V.V. Samsonova Marina Sidorenko. - There were several reasons for this decision. Firstly, the children suffered from bone tuberculosis and could cure their health by the sea, and secondly, no one expected the Germans to get there.


The children were housed in an orphanage building on the outskirts, in the gardens. Children with mental retardation are raised in this institution: bedridden patients lived in two buildings and those able to work lived in the third. It was an ordinary life: every day the children went to classes in a new secondary school No. 1, located near Pushkin Street, performed in a musical ensemble, drew, played chess. And in August, enemy vehicles rumbled through the streets.


"On behalf of the victims"

The Yeisk Museum contains a manuscript of a documentary story written by Leonid Dvornikov, a former orphanage who miraculously escaped death in a gas chamber. Twelve notebooks are carefully stitched, the yellowed pages are covered with uniform calligraphy.

Yeysk Orphanage

Leonid Vasilievich lost both legs as a child. After the death of his parents, he ended up in an orphanage in Crimea, which was evacuated to Yeisk. An accident, one might say, snatched him from the hands of death; During the raid, a German grabbed him and dragged him to the rear of the car, when the cry of a boy who was furiously resisting was heard from behind. The Gestapo man, believing that Lenya wouldn't run far with her prosthesis, dropped the sleeve of her sweater and rushed to help. Seizing the moment, he hid in a nearby courtyard.


"After the war, Leonid Dvornikov graduated from the Krasnodar Pedagogical Institute, became a philologist and subsequently compiled a file on the tragic events at the orphanage to testify in the trials against members of the SS Sonderkommando 10-a", explains Marina. Sidorenko. -In 1963 he sent his story to the Krasnodar Book Publishing House. They returned it with the words: "In principle, the manuscript is ready for publication, but why is it necessary?" The country was recovering from the devastation of war and few people wanted to remember the horrors of it. He then he donated the notebooks to the museum. I came across them by accident after his death in 2010. The work is written in plain language, but difficult to read. And the idea to reprint it came up. Then three years ago a book appeared.

Death machine

The chronicle of those days is reflected in the testimony (about 50 people survived) ... On October 9, 1942, a car with a padded iron body, without a single window, stopped on the porch. The orphans took to the streets without even suspecting that they were facing a real instrument of death. Less than five minutes later, the Nazis began dragging reluctant boys and girls into the open doors of the body, paying no attention to their physical ailments. The SS men answered questions from staff where they were going to take the children, through translators, with satisfied smiles: "for treatment in Krasnodar," "carry seeds," or "to the bathhouse."

In the museum room you can see the only surviving photograph of a student from the orphanage: Vasya Druzhinin. In the car itself, he managed to put on a pioneering tie - the Gestapo tried to rip him off, but failed. His arms are short. "We were born once, and once we will die!" he screamed at the hated face of the enemy. So he died with a pioneer tie around his neck ...

The car could not accommodate all the children, so the Germans returned for them in the morning of the next day, October 10.

14 children died, they were thrown into an anti-tank ditch a few kilometers from the city and covered with dirt. I suppose some were still showing signs of life, so they fell asleep. After all, when the Germans carried out the execution, they put people in front of the well, shot and left, the historian continues.

From the information disclosed, it is now known that the victims included children of different nationalities (from 4 to 17 years old): Russians, Ukrainians, Armenians, Georgians, Tatars, Czechs and even two Germans. But they all had a group of disabled people, and these people were mercilessly exterminated by the Nazis as part of their T-4 sterilization program.

The first exhumation of the bodies took place on April 15, 1943, but the military field doctors present were unable to determine the exact cause of death. "The death of the children was due to suffocation (strangulation)", as a close examination revealed no gunshot wounds or mutilations on the bodies. Some of the remains were later buried in the town square. The war continued and only 16 coffins were found, where 40 bodies were deposited. The correct conclusion was not made until August 1943. The FSB has just released this document. "The children died from carbon monoxide" and, according to eyewitness testimony, the massacre took place in 10 to 15 minutes while the car was in motion.

Epilog.

Russian investigators requested materials from Canada on Helmut Oberlander, 96, a possible participant in the massacre of 214 disabled children in the Kuban town of Yeisk in the fall of 1942.

Russian investigators requested materials from Canada on Helmut Oberlander, 96, a possible participant in the massacre of 214 disabled children in the Kuban town of Yeisk in the fall of 1942.
No statute of limitations

During the war years, he served in Sonderkommando 10-a, which participated in the destruction of civilians in the occupied territories, including the Krasnodar Territory, where gas chambers were used for the first time - mobile gas chambers.

The reason for the request was the documents of the FSB of Russia declassified last year on the execution of orphanages and the criminal case initiated after this under article 357 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "genocide". Of course, Oberländer denies his involvement in the crimes of the Nazis, stating that his role was reduced only to "translating the language and cleaning the soldiers' boots", however, the Supreme Court of Canada found him guilty and deprived of his citizenship. And recently the process of deporting him began. ( 18 /3/2020)

Sunday, 25 April 2021

The Germans raped, and murdered, far more than the Russians

The history of WWII has been told almost 100% from the Western point of view and more specifically German. Now in the second decade of the 21st century and 75 years after the end of the war we know that the majority of the German government, police, army and secret police of West Germany was composed of a majority, or all, of Nazis. The Americans gave priority to the cold war against Russia and the punishment of the murderers was relegated to second or third place. The historiography about the war came practically from the German side, especially from the war in the East, and Anglo-Saxon historians, in many cases, relied on them. It was not until a few decades ago that English and American historians directly consulted Russian archives that offer a totally different experience from what happened in the  East.

Russian women and children
   An example of this is the reality of the rapes of     women. The rapes of German women by the Russians have been publicized ad nauseam. Also recently it has been shown that other allies also raped German women but the rape, and murder, of Russian women and girls by the Germans lies in complete oblivion. With the aggravating circumstance that the vast majority of the raped German women were still alive, but the percentage of Russian women, and those from other nations, murdered after raping them by the Germans is very high.

To this is added that Russian historians and the Russian people in general are reluctant to deal with this subject that threatens their honor.
Moscow historian Ksenia Sak recently published a book called "Missing and Forgotten: Women Raped in the Soviet Occupied Territories."
The report is emotionally horrible in terms of factual content, but on this subject it is necessary to speak: violence against women by the occupiers of the Axis countries and local collaborationist units was actually legalized as part of the implementation of the plan. Ost for genocide. civilians in Poland, Russia, Belarus, the Baltic countries and other territories within the Soviet Union.


The Germans used rape in many cases in a systematic way, creating brothels with forcibly recruited women, in the occupied cities there was a veritable hunt for young women for those brothels and many mothers who went out to look for some food never returned.

Some examples :

In Moldova, the Germans raped a 9-year-old girl - her mother found her covered in blood, unconscious. The next day, her mother went to the commander's office and filed a complaint - they laughed at her, it all ended in nothing.

The historian found in the archives the fact of the rape by German soldiers of a 9-year-old girl who was skiing. There have been cases of rape of older women, up to the age of 68. These crimes were almost always accompanied by beatings and injuries, and some victims went crazy and tried to hang themselves.

According to Ksenia Sak, the rapes of Soviet women committed by soldiers of the Wehrmacht, SS, SD and collaborators in the occupied territories were practically not documented during the first year and a half of the Great Patriotic War. But after Army Group Center, Field Marshal Walter von Brauchitsch was expelled from Moscow, thousands of rape cases were revealed. In 1942 the Extraordinary State Commission (CHGK) was created, which registered, among other things, this type of crime. The author of the report gave an example from the ChGK newscast about the third year of the war in Rzhev. This chronicle was shown during the Nuremberg Tribunal. "Next door, a family tortured by Nazi soldiers. Their 18-year-old son Valentin was shot in the eye. Raya's 15-year-old daughter was stabbed to death with a bayonet. Katya's daughter , 5 months old, was shot in the temple. Daughter Zina, 18 years old.

In the village of Khanino, a group of German officers organized a drunken party to which they dragged a local teacher and raped her one by one. Sixteen-year-old collective farmer Ch. She was raped by five German soldiers. The Nazis rounded up all the girls and young women from Tokarevo and the surrounding villages and led them in an unknown direction.

(Red Star, September 11, 1941)

In the Ukrainian village of Borodaevka, the Nazis raped all the women and girls.

Unfortunately, the facts of these crimes did not become part of the Nuremberg trials by the Nazis, and most Soviet women chose to hide their shame. There was an idea to demand reparations from Germany: 3,000 rubles for a raped woman and 5,000 rubles for a disgraced girl, but the Soviet leadership did not support it.

To be continue....


Thursday, 31 December 2020

Tragedy upon tragedy

 The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaky left thousands of victims, but it also left thousands of orphans and their history is unknown to the general public.

Survivors

One hopes that after this tragedy the survivors and the rest of Japan would turn to help these unhappy children, but for many it was just the opposite, they took advantage of them until they caused their death in many cases.

The help to these children was little or no, many died in the following days.

Shoso Kawamoto, a survivor of the US atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, has been telling the "untold story" of the nuclear attack on August 6, 1945

Kawamato lost his parents and four of his six siblings in the atomic attack when he was just 11.

Following the devastation, some orphans died of starvation and many girls were sold to the Yakuza [organized crime syndicate] to work as prostitutes, Kawamoto said.

“We were desperate for survival, desperate for food,” the 82-year-old museum volunteer recalled. “Some orphans assaulted whoever had food and snatched it from their hand.”

Orphans did not receive any support during the chaos of the postwar period, so they had no choice other than to work for the Yakuza, who came to Hiroshima and started taking care of them, he said.

takakao Gokan was 11 years old when the atomic bomb spread terror in Hiroshima,she is now 86 and tells it in first person.

"I felt like a star full of needles went through my body. And suddenly the fire arose. I don't remember well, but a few minutes later, I heard a great crash that threw me at a distance of more than 8 meters. I heard a person yelling at me : “Danger!” At that moment the entire school building collapsed and a soldier covered me overhead. It was probably he who shouted “Danger!”. Everything was dark and I couldn't hear anything. Little by little "I started to see and a little light came in. I dug through the remains to get out and when I could see myself I noticed that my face was swollen and my skin hung down. I didn't recognize anyone's faces."

Takako Gokan


"At that moment Ishizaki, one of my teachers, appeared and carried me on his shoulders to the school gym where my injured classmates were. They gave me an injection of camphor. I was almost dead. Everything was scorched, full of ashes ... no You could tell if there were people or buildings. There were no doctors, no food, no medicine. We were just lying down and trying to sleep. They put a heart-shaped flower leaf on the wounds. The heart heals everything. As a result of the explosion two fingers of my right hand joined me. They separated when I put that flower. I was in the gym for three months. It was very hard. I remember a child my age who asked for water and no one could give it to him, of course. dying. His face was full of roe and flies. That memory still comes to me today; it marked me a lot. I don't remember his name. I saw a window from which smoke was coming out. And I understood that the child, my companion, had died and they were burning him. She had burns on her arm and bugs. I wondered if I would be next. "

Another survivor of Hiroshima
Yasuaki Yamashita 6 years old when the bomb


Family members and acquaintances came to the gym asking why we were there. A lady asked me for my name. She was looking for her daughter, but she did not find her, and she gave me some fruit. For the first time since the atomic bomb fell I felt some life. We slept on the ground. We were still without beds or medicine. In all that time (two weeks had already passed) only one doctor came from Tokyo twice. Nearby was a stone staircase. When the bomb exploded, someone died instantly. Only the shadow of the person remained. "

The role of the Yakuza, that sinister organization in the trade of children was deplorable, the unfortunate who fell into its clutches suffered horribly.

One of the Yakuza's businesses was sexual exploitation,

After helping the Japanese government procure "comfort women" for Japanese and then American soldiers, the yakuza continued to develop the commercial sex industry in Japan. The 1970s and 1980s proved to be a prosperous time for Japan and the yakuza. Towards the end of the 1960s, the tourism industry exploded as Japanese citizens earned larger incomes and a strong yen made travel abroad relatively inexpensive. Tourism was not utilized to strengthen cultural education, though. Rather, Japanese men lined up at airports to experience wild weekends abroad with an itinerary focused on sex parties. Although the yakuza did not invent sex tourism, they capitalized on this new tourism frenzy by organizing large-scale sex tours throughout East Asia.





The yakuza first exploited this new industry in Taiwan and then Korea. In Korea, they organized trips to kisaeng parties. Kisaeng is a Korean word traditionally associated with female entertainers, very similar to Japanese geisha, but with the influx of tourists these women simply became known as prostitutes. By the end of the 1970s more than 650,000 Japanese citizens visited Korea annually with eighty percent of visitors listing kisaeng as the primary focus of their trip. Sex tourism became so popular that major airlines such as Japan Air Lines listed kisaeng parties amongst the recommended tourist activities in their guidebooks for Korea.

Many kisaeng, like those shown above, became known as prostitutes in the 1970s.

During the 1970s the yakuza expanded the sex tourism industry to Thailand and the Philippines where many of the sex workers were sold into sex slavery by their poor families. The Yakuza did not control the industry in these countries; instead they worked with local gang members to bribe local village leaders to convince families to sell daughters into the sex industry. The yakuza also financed many of the clubs in which Japanese men frequented in these foreign countries and led many of the sex tours as guides to the best "sex spots."

Japan has not ratified the United Nations' Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons (UNTIP). Although several news stories highlighted the plight of foreign sex slaves in Japan throughout the 1990's, the Japanese government did little to decrease human trafficking until 2004. In 2004 the U.S. Department of State placed Japan on the "Tier 2 Watch List" which harmed Japan's image as a safe and relatively crime free country and motivated the Japanese government to act.*

http://www.inquiriesjournal.com/articles/1265/human-trafficking-the-japanese-commercial-sex-industry-and-the-yakuza-recommendations-for-the-japanese-government


More about the orphans


Sosho Kawamoto remembers



Thursday, 3 December 2020

Atrocities of the Ukrainians in Belarus

 


At a time when phil-Nazi or openly Nazi movements are emerging in Europe, especially in Ukraine and the Baltic regions, it is important to remember the atrocities committed by Ukrainian collaborators with the Germans in Belarus.

An artícle of Vitaly SNEGIRYOV, 21 March 2014, in the Internet magazine  Pитм Eвразий literally makes your hair stand on end.

https://www.ritmeurasia.org/news--2014-03-21--krovavyj-sled-banderovcev-v-belorussii-11911



Today, the events taking place in Ukraine are closely watched in neighboring Belarus. And not only because of certain geopolitical and historical parallels. In partisan Belarus, the memory of the crimes committed against the Belarusian people by the Bandera detachments, transferred to the aid of the occupying Nazi units and garrisons, is alive.

Portraits of Bandera and Shukhevych in the center of today's Kiev make old veterans from Belarus re-experience everything that they saw during the Great Patriotic War, and even after its end. The attempt to protect the murderers and rapists from the OUN-UPA by the official representative of Ukraine to the UN, who stated that the Russian / Soviet justice fabricated materials about the crimes of Ukrainian nationalists for the Nuremberg trials, cannot but be outraged.


Бандера стал знаменем киевского майдана

Bandera became the banner of the Kiev Maidan

The bloody trail left by the Bandera on the Belarusian soil still excites the people's memory, appeals to the condemnation of both the collaborators themselves and their modern lawyers.

The so-called Ukrainian Insurgent Army was created on October 14, 1942. The UPA was headed by Roman Shukhevych - the owner of two knightly orders of Nazi Germany. It was the UPA that the fascists tried to oppose to the truly popular mass partisan movement that had flared up in Belarus. For this purpose, not only were the UPA units formed in Ukraine actively used, but also combat units were created from among the prisoners of the Red Army-Ukrainians, whom the representatives of the UPA actively processed. Moreover, this activity of Ukrainian emissaries, with the active assistance of the German fascist administration, began on the territory of Belarus even before the official creation of the UPA - in 1941.

 As a result, Ukrainian auxiliary police battalions were created, which were reinforced by 8 battalions formed directly in Ukraine (101, 102, 109, 115, 118, 136, 137 and 201st). Later, other Bandera units were also deployed to Belarus.


Armed and ready to "work"

Due to the fact that the Belarusian policemen were reluctant to carry out punitive operations, as they feared for their fate, the Nazis entrusted these "functions" to the alien battalions of Bandera. And they fully justified the hopes of the invaders - they burned and killed indiscriminately and with pity, leaving continuous ashes and mountains of people tortured and burned alive on the Belarusian land.

Khatyn 



One of the most famous and monstrous crimes was the participation of a company of the 118th battalion, most of whose personnel were Ukrainian nationalists, in a joint operation with the Germans to destroy the village of Khatyn on March 22, 1943. The village was burned to the ground. Together with the buildings, 149 civilians were shot and burned alive. About half of them are minor children, most of the other half are women and frail old people. Now Khatyn is known all over the world - a memorial complex was created on the site of the burnt village.


Have already "worked" ...

Modern followers of Bandera and Shukhevych diligently disown the crime committed in Khatyn, trying to prove that Ukrainian nationalists from the 118th battalion were "immigrants from the Red Army." However, the "handwriting" of sadists and punishers is quite recognizable. The militants of Shukhevych and other Bandera punishers and scum in Belarus also committed other atrocities, which have been fully proven to date, but have not received such fame as the Khatyn tragedy. Particularly distinguished was the 201st battalion, the 1st hundred of which, before the creation of the UPA, was commanded by the "hero" of present-day Ukraine Roman Shukhevych (this "high rank" was awarded to him by President V. Yushchenko, with which the current illegitimate "rulers" of Ukraine and leaders of the Maidan). Punishers and scoundrels from the 201st battalion of the Schutzmanschaft (security police) left a bloody memory of themselves, zealously helping the Nazis during the punitive operations "Swamp Fever" in the Vitebsk region, "Triangle" in the Brest region, "Cottbus" in the Minsk and Vitebsk regions ...

Brest Region

Operation Swamp Fever was carried out by the Nazis with the active participation of Bandera from August 25 to September 20, 1942 in the area of ​​Lake Domzharitskoye in order to defeat the partisan detachment "Roman" (commander RA Dyakov). But in stubborn battles, the partisans inflicted heavy counterattacks on the punishers, and they refused to pursue. And the second stage of this operation was unsuccessful for the Germans and Bandera. It was supposed to destroy the partisan detachments "Avenger" (commander VT Voronyansky) and "Struggle" (commander SN Dolganov), which held the defense in the interfluve of Viliya and Ilia. The partisans not only escaped from the encirclement, but also led the bulk of the civilian population to the area of ​​the Pedan-Mstizh villages.


Tupichitsy 
Then, the Nazis and Bandera, who were brutalized by failures, conducted four punitive operations against the defenseless civilian population. They did much better at fighting defenseless people. As a result, more than 10 thousand people were killed and burned alive, more than 1200 were taken to work in Germany. In the villages of Bobrovichi and Vygoschi, 707 people were killed at the same time. On September 10, 1942, chastisers destroyed all 37 houses and 135 inhabitants of the Zatishye village. On September 15, 217 residents of the village of Vyada were killed, and the village itself was burned. 143 residents of the neighboring village of Tupichitsa were killed, and their houses were burned. Like Khatyn, Tupichitsy, which have been known to historians since 1552, irrevocably disappeared from the map of Belarus.


This is also the work of punishers

During Operation Triangle in the Brest region, on September 11, 1942, residents of the village of Dremlevo in the Zhabinka district gathered to celebrate the feast of John the Baptist, which, according to historians, they celebrated annually since 1561, especially since the occupiers did not formally object to religious rituals. But right during the holiday, punishers burst into the village - many residents were killed right on the street, the rest were driven into a barn and burned. 190 Belarusians were killed.

Dremlevo
Operation Triangle lasted 17 days. In the village of Borisovka, 206 people were shot, 225 houses were burned. In the village of Leplevka, the monsters killed 54 children and their teacher, an employee of the Domachevo orphanage. The same atrocities were committed in Kamenka (152 people died), Borki (705 people, including 372 women and 130 children), Zelena Buda (28 dead), Zabolotye (289 dead). Ukrainian nationalists were in the forefront of the punishers in all these cases.


Operation Cottbus began on June 20, 1943. Among others, the 15th, 102nd, 118th and 237th auxiliary police battalions were involved. The operation was carried out in the Minsk and Vitebsk regions with the active support of tanks, aviation and artillery. Not only partisan detachments were surrounded, but also many civilians and children. The partisans were forced to retreat into impenetrable forests and swamps. Civilians were hiding with them. A terrible hunger began. As a result of Operation Cottbus, more than 10 thousand people were killed.

In a letter to Metropolitan A. Sheptytsky, the idol of today's Maidan Ukraine, Shukhevych, unabashedly reported in the summer of 1942 about his “exploits”: “Your holy excellence. We are doing well, the Germans are satisfied with our work. " The “work” was murder and torture, the destruction of children, old people and women. It is no coincidence that the high-ranking SS man Bach-Zalevsky, who later testified at the Nuremberg Tribunal, considered this battalion the best among his punishers. Shukhevych, whose portraits adorn the center of Kiev today, was eventually awarded the Iron Cross "for diligence in military work."

Meanwhile, in clashes with the partisans, the Schutzmans were much less successful. After heavy punitive battles in the Lepel area (Vitebsk region), the Bandera simply fled, fleeing the zone saturated with partisans.

The UPA, by the way, was the direct ideological successor of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), whose members formed the backbone of the new organization. On the territory of Belarus, the OUN members, actively supported from abroad, began their activities since the reunification of Western Belarus and Ukraine with the USSR in 1939. After the start of the Nazi occupation, the southern regions of Belarus were included in the Reichskommissariat "Ukraine". In this regard, it was the Brest region, as the southern region of Belarus, that was subjected to powerful attacks by punishers from the UPA. In total, about 250 units of Ukrainian nationalists operated in the Brest region. OUN activists under the leadership of Bandera and Melnik actively joined the SS Galicia division created with the direct support of Himmler himself.

Such posters called punishers to fight "Bolshevism", but in reality - with the elderly, women and children

In the summer of 1942, another SS battalion, consisting of Ukrainian nationalists, arrived in Brest. The Jews had already been destroyed by this time, therefore, mass executions of Poles, underground workers, and all Belarusians began, who showed the slightest dissatisfaction with the “new” fascist “order” or were suspected of having links with partisans.

The village of Lelikovo in the Kobrin district of the Brest region of Belarus is located just a few kilometers from the current Belarusian-Ukrainian border. This is a typical Belarusian village, whose fate has been repeated by hundreds of villages. Despite the fact that Belarusians-Poleshuk (residents of Polesie - the southern part of Belarus), both in speech and in customs, differ little from the population of the border part of Ukraine, the Belarusian-Ukrainian border became a significant border, beyond which the influence of the OUN and UPA ended. Poleshuk, like the rest of the Belarusians, in their overwhelming majority supported the Soviet partisans. It was in Polesie that the detachments of Ukrainian nationalists, hoping to find allies for themselves in the "struggle for Great Ukraine", met fierce resistance from partisan detachments.

Lelikovo

OUN and UPA did not forgive the Belarusians for this. After the Red Army units and the partisan brigades that joined their ranks went to the west to beat the retreating fascists, a ruthless terror was launched against the civilian population of Belarusian villages by Bandera gangs. In Lelikovo, the journalists of “Sovetskaya Belorussia” conducted a mass poll of the local population in 2006 immediately after it was announced in Kiev that the OUN-UPA members of Bandera were now “heroes” of Ukraine. The inhabitants of the Belarusian village were outraged to the depths of their souls about what had happened. Here are just a few responses. “Bandera's people killed us. What kind of heroes are they? What kind of liberators are they? " - Petr Shepetyuk, head of the Lelikovsky village club, was indignant. He was supported by his wife Anastasia: "Although I was a child, I remember well how my father discussed the next raids of Bandera at the evenings with fellow villagers." Her uncle Ivan Shepetyuk (in Polesie often residents of an entire village have the same surname) remembered how Bandera killed his father, also Ivan Shepetyuk. Their father was also killed at Evdokia Gogniuk. During the war he mined salt for the partisans. And Nikolai Korzh recalled in detail the day of April 24, 1945: “We, small children, hid on the street, in a potato pit. Bandera's men saw us and threw a grenade. Mitya, he was already 14 years old, did not have time to jump out of the pit with the one-year-old Yakov in his arms. Perished. "

The same situation, as in Lelikovo, was in almost all the villages of the Divinsky district and other places in Polesie. Most of all, Belarusians are outraged by the fact that the brutal murders and tortures that took place almost until the mid-1950s, until the OUN-UPA Bandera members were finally defeated, were not committed by some aliens, but by residents of neighboring Ukrainian villages located just a few kilometers from Belarusian villages - the detachments of Dvorko, Ermak, Konopelko, Artemchuk, Yushchik, Savchuk and other scoundrels and scum. In the period from 1944 to 1946 alone, the OUN-UPA carried out 2384 terrorist attacks and sabotage in Belarus. 1,012 people were killed. There is data for 1945. Of those who fell at the hands of Bandera, only 50 were employees of the NKVD, 8 were officers, 28 were privates and sergeants of the Red Army. The remaining 298 people killed in the border regions of Belarus in 1945 were women, old people and children.

No forgiveness for the fiends!

Khatyn. A common memorial in memory of the Belarusian villages burned down by punishers

But here's what is disturbing. It would seem that in Belarus, where every fourth resident died during the war, and according to updated data, every third resident, the coming to power in Kiev of the Maidan forces, acting under Bandera slogans, should cause hostility and alarm. But the younger generation, who does not know anything about the war, increasingly begins to believe the fables that the bloody scum and scoundrels from the OUN-UPA are in fact “heroes who fought for the freedom of Ukraine”. And recently, on the state Belarusian TV, TV journalist Tengiz Dumbadze, who came from Georgia and made a rapid career in publicly supporting the authorities' position on the non-recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, said at all: you need to understand and even accept that Bandera and Shukhevych are real heroes for many Ukrainians ...

It is a pity if the lessons of the Maidan did not teach anyone anything. Whoever forgets the indelible bloody trail of the OUN-UPA militants on the Belarusian soil, he risks that someday the same trail will be left on his fate.

And more attrocities of the Germans in Bielorrusia.

German attrocities

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Phото – http://www.radzima.org/ru/mesto/hatyny.html

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

The Lidice children

Among the ramblings of WWII, those committed on children are, in my opinion, the worst. Of course the Germans are the main culprits of what happened, since they not only committed them but also induced their partners, the Baltic countries, the Austrians, the Romanians, the Hungarians, etc. to carry out all kinds of atrocities. One of the German specialties was to murder entire towns, men, women and children, in Belarus and throughout the USSR thousands of towns were the victims, but as is often the case, even today, the further east the atrocities occur, the more unknown they are. The Lidice massacre was the complete destruction of the village of Lidice, in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, now the Czech Republic, in June 1942 on orders from Adolf Hitler and Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler. In reprisal for the assassination of Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich 
Reinhard Heydrich

In the late spring of 1942,all 173 males from the village who were over 15 years of age were executed on 10 June 1942. A further 11 men from the village but who were not present at the time, were later arrested and executed soon afterwards, along with several others who were already under arrest. The 184 women and 88 children were deported to concentration camps; a few children who were considered racially suitable and thus eligible for Germanisation were handed over to SS families and the rest were sent to the Chełmno extermination camp where they were gassed.


But it is not our intention to describe the horror suffered by the unhappy inhabitants of that village, for this you can see the links at the bottom of this article, but rather to follow the fate of the rare children abducted and who survived that barbarism.

Three days after the attack, Nazi officials separated the young from their mothers, assuring all that a reunion would follow relocation. The women boarded trucks bound for Ravensbrück concentration camp, and most of the children left for a camp in Łódź, Poland.

The young survivors arrived in Łódź with a message from their Nazi captors: “The children are taking with them only what they wear. No special care is to be provided.” Indeed, the only “care” given at the camp was extensive physical testing. German doctors measured the children’s facial features, identifying those with “Aryan” characteristics as candidates for Germanization  a process where suitably featured non-German children were adopted by German families.


In total, nine children met the criteria for Germanization and were sent to Puschkau, Poland, to learn German and begin the assimilation process. On July 2, the remaining 81 children arrived at Chelmno   extermination camp. Historians believe they were killed in mobile gas chambers that same day. 

By the end of the war, 340 of Lidice’s 503 residents were dead as a direct result of the June 10 massacre. 143 women and 17 children, including those born just after the attack, eventually returned to the ruins of their hometown and began the arduous task of resurrecting the community.

(https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/story-lidice-massacre-180970242/ )

Only 17 children come back, many only speaking German because they were adopted by German families ( nazis of course ).

Lidice School
Some histories of the survivors :

Anna Hanfová, one of three siblings selected for Germanization, was one of the first lost children to return. She spent the remainder of the war living in eastern Germany but maintained limited contact with her sister Marie and cousin Emilie Frejová, and when Anna returned to Lidice, she led authorities to both relatives’ new German homes.

Otto and Freda Kuckuk, a well-to-do couple with strong SS ties, had adopted Frejová. In Witnesses to War , author Michael Leapman writes that Frejová adjusted well, but Marie’s new life was more complicated: Her adoptive family treated her like a slave and convinced her that the Czech were a subservient race. It took several years for Marie to overcome this indoctrinated belief.

Václav, the third sibling, refused to cooperate with his captors; he drifted between children’s homes and incurred brutal punishments for unruly behavior. In late 1945, Josefina Napravilova, a humanitarian who located about 40 lost Czech children during the aftermath of the war, encountered Vaclav at a displaced persons camp. He was slow to trust her but later dubbed Napravilova his “second mother.”

Elizabeth White, a historian at theUnoited States Holocaust Memorial Museum,  , explains the difficulty of the children’s rehabilitation process, as most selected for Germanization were taken from home at a young age and eventually forgot their Czech heritage.

“When [the children] were found and sent back, they didn't remember how to speak Czech,” White says. “One girl’s mother survived Ravensbrück but had tuberculosis and died four months after she came back. At first when they spoke, they had to use a translator.”

(https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/story-lidice-massacre-180970242/)