SS-Totenkopf Contemporary Blog

Fragments of my published novel; also pieces about writing and historical details about WW II

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Gas chamber - Majdanek, Poland

Hans is fascinated at the ferocious survival will of the trapped inmates. Most fight to the death for their very existence. The strongest claw their way to the top of the pile and the weakest end up underneath. The infants and the elderely lie crushed with their skulls smashed and some of their stomachs burst open, under the weight of the heavier corpses on the top. Some of the captives had just arrived in the camp and were still healthy and well fed. The largest group is stacked up against the door of the chamber like they are trying to escape from their entombment.
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The battle

Schmidt notices a movement from the bushes about 400 metres away. He peers through his binoculars and notices the muzzle of a gun pointing in his direction.
“Achtung! Load!”
Hans grabs a HE round (high explosive) and slams it into the breech.
“Range 400 metres –10 o’clock. Achtung! At my command – fire!”
The 88 makes a massive ear splitting smash and Tiger-Lilly rocks from the recoil like a nervous filly. The empty shell casing rumbles through the spring action mechanism of the shell-casing ejector, and clangs into the canvas bag.
Hans’s ears are ringing, but he enjoys sending greetings to the Bolshies. The Waffen are much quicker on the draw than their Marxist enemy.
“Achtung! Load!”
He feeds his Tiger with HE and is determined to continue stuffing it until it chokes or throws up.“Achtung! At my command – fire!”
The massive thump of the discharged round almost merges with the booming slam of the sledgehammer impact.
Hans is ramming then in as quick as he can.
“Achtung! Load! Fire!”
“Achtung! Load! Fire!”
“Load! Keep firing!”

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"This was made so that others with no clue will realize the power and evil the Nazis held. And that if it were not for our Allied veterans of WW2 we would all be speaking German right now..."

by hxcjeff

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Maya was arrested for her indiscretions with her paintbrush in 1942, when she was 44 years old. From 1933 onwards she produced many comical and grotesque drawings of Mr Hitler and his puppets, and ridiculed the Nazi Empire. Her work appeared in many Polish and French newspapers, and her existence came to the attention of Hitler himself, when drawings of his sexual life appeared on the pages of Le Figaro. Maya continued with her profane art until she came to the attention of the ‘thought police’.
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As Hans is leaving the building a tall dark haired SS-man approaches him and introduces himself.
“Hello, my name is Hermann Müller and I work in SS HQ (Headquarters) in Wilhelmstraße. I think I’ve seen you before.”
“Yes, that’s possible. I like to spend time in Berlin. My name is Hans Koch and I’m based in Sachsenhausen.”
Hans is curious and surprised at Hermann’s interest in him. Maybe they have met in one of Berlin’s many nightclubs, when he was under the weather and on the prowl for a stray female.
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Highly recommended

"On 19 July 1969, at the Church Congress in Stuttgart, Manfred Augst, Ute Scheub’s father, stood up during a reading by Gunter Grass, grabbed the hall microphone, made a confused speech attacking the Church and what he called the establishment, before concluding to boos from the audience: ‘And now, I’d like to salute my comrades from the SS’. He then put a small bottle to his mouth, swallowed the contents, and informed the woman standing next to him: ‘And that, young lady, was cyanide.’ In a book that couldn’t have been written before now, Scheub confronts her father’s past – a candid study of private guilt and a wider assessment of the German psyche from the Second World War onwards. "
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Nazi Germany - newsreel (part 3)

by green1976

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Nazi Germany - newsreel (part 2)

Nazi Germany - newsreel

"Germany under Hitler - This short video merely provides a glimpse of what's in Nazi Germany, not every bit of it (which is impossible). Whether you are pro-Nazi or anti-Nazi, you may have your own interpretation but that's what really took place at that time. The subtitles merely tell you what's going on in the video. The music comes from the video editing program which was used to produce this video. It's up to your personal taste to like it or not. You should be happy to live at this time, being free to express your own opinion (don't use foul language!)... imagine you were in Germany of 1930s."

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Tank hit

'Tank explosion'. Instalation by James Van Arsdale

A few days later Dima accelerates out of the valley of death, after he’s seen a battlefield near Krasnograd, and he notices a Tiger about 500 metres away with smoke billowing from it.
They’re probably charging their batteries and he alerts Alik who decides to contact Fiodor, as both tanks are designated for one Tiger. He organises machine gunners and snipers to deal with the crew if they attempt to escape.
Larissa is instructed to fire the first round at the tracks, and that should move it forward for a short distance on one track, and it should then turn sideways because of the damaged track. The moment it turns sideways Fiodor’s T 34 will fire at the fuel tank on the side of the Tiger.
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Russian monsters - T 34s

by florencegriffig

From 'Cross of Iron' - battle scene

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Der Saviour

by Paul Padua, dated 1939, "The Führer Speaks."
The family from old to young is gathered round the Volksempfänger, an inexpensive radio receiver, listening to Hitler speak. His picture is on the wall.
...Hans decides to start a new chapter in his life. He knows his limitations and the best way for him to get respect, authority and power is to join one of Hitler’s elite SS units.Poor Hans is having an identity crisis, which will soon be rectified, as ‘Der Teufel’(the devil) in the clothes of ‘Der Saviour’, has given nationhood and identity to his beloved people, who will all share the same focus to serve their Führer and the fatherland to the bloody end. This icon belongs to everyone, regardless of class or position, and in a short time he will be part of every household in the land. He will become an inseparable and permanent necessity for every family, as he coils tighter and tighter around their very essence, like a greasy, limbless reptile sucking them dry. There is no escape from his almighty presence, and even a visit to the toilet is no guarantee, as his face is stamped on every piece of toilet paper.
His demonic vision is not spontaneous, but a deliberate plan to unite the people behind him, and give them common goals. This bonding is strengthened by providing them with a common enemy, which includes the Jews, who are responsible for all their ills, and the Bolsheviks, who are a threat to the fatherland’s new political freedom. Many more enemies of the Reich will join this endless list, and accommodation has been thoughtfully prepared for them, as early as 1933 in Dachau, Buchenwald and Sachsenhausen, with fully trained staff on hand.
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Hans is walking around in a trance for the next few days, and can’t believe his luck. He realises that status and mystique means everything. Meanwhile Victoria is sitting by the telephone waiting for his call, and after three days decides that he’s too special, and she doesn’t want to lose him. She’s desperate and decides to go to the Adlon Hotel before he leaves, as she knows that spies are always on the move, and are a rare and exotic breed.
Hans is nervous. He’s besotted with Victoria and he’s unable to concentrate on anything for the last 3 days. Yesterday he tripped over a suitcase and fell down the stairs, colliding with an elderly lady. She injured her leg and needed medical assistance. The hotel manager was not impressed and Hans was threatened with dismissal.This morning he spent most of his week’s wages on a bouquet of red roses in the hotel’s florist shop. Most of the staff are making jokes about the posh porter behind his back and some of them refer to him as ‘Cockroach Koch’. Hans is trying to work up the courage to ring Victoria and arrange a date for this evening. The problem is that he’s not quite sure what to say.
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Old & new Nazi propaganda

Other link to similar video: good documentary photos, neo-Nazi song


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Old & new Nazi propaganda

Other link to similar video: good documentary photos, neo-Nazi song


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Nazi murder mills

The shadow of Ravensbrück

Prisoners of Ravensbrück

by Maria Hiszpanska

Woman who married Jew exposed as a concentration camp guard

By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles

A German woman who for more than 60 years kept secret her role as a Nazi concentration camp guard, never telling her Jewish husband, has been deported from America after officials uncovered her past.
Elfriede Rinkel, 84, des-cribed as a "nice, sweet lady" by neighbours in San Francisco, admitted working with an SS-trained attack dog at the Ravensbrück women's labour camp near Furstenberg, where an estimated 90,000 people, many of them Jews, died.
According to the US Department of Justice, Mrs Rinkel was a guard at the camp from June 1944 until it was abandoned by the Nazis in April 1945.More than 10,000 women died during the year Mrs Rinkel worked there, some after being gassed or undergoing medical experiments, others from starvation and disease.
When questioned, Mrs Rinkel, who was not a member of the Nazi party, claimed she never used her dog as a weapon against the prisoners.
She said she had volunteered to be a dog handler because it paid more than her job as a factory worker.
Relatives of Mrs Rinkel, whose late husband was a German Jew who fled the Holocaust, expressed shock at the revelation, which came to light on Tuesday with the release of court documents.
Mrs Rinkel left America on Sept 1, telling friends and family that she was returning to Germany because of problems with her San Francisco flat.

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Hitler in action

by posdeapecuniae

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The quickie media researchers

Research on the Second World War must come from direct sources. If you want to understand large-scale tactics i.e. tank armies, army corps etc. the best source is ‘Panzer Battles’ written by Mayor-General F.W. Von Mellenthin (Panzer General, Wehrmacht).
He was interned after the war for two and half years, and was with Keitel’s deputy in the Supreme Command. There were Naval and Luftwaffe officers in the same camp. He believes that their failures started in Dunkirk, when Hitler stopped the panzers against Field Marshal Walther von Brauchitsch’s orders. This interference happened throughout the war up to the end, when the Soviet tank armies were in Berlin.
To understand Tiger tanks and their deployment on the Eastern Front at company or regimental level a good source is ‘Tigers in the mud’ written by Otto Carius. He was a tank commander, and later a Company Commander of ‘Tiger’ tanks on the Eastern Front for several years. He was awarded the Oak Leaves of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross by Heinrich Himmler in Salzburg at the end of October 1944. The award was normally given by Hitler, but he was indisposed.
Hitler’s hunts and habits are covered by Traudl Junge’s book ‘Until the Final Hour’. She was one of his secretaries for over 3 years, and was in the bunker when he shot himself. It happened after Traudl had her lunch, and when she heard the shot she looked at her watch: it was a few minutes after 1500 hrs on the 30th April 1945.
Traudl’s husband Hans Junge was one of Hitler’s orderlies, and the two witnesses on their wedding were Otto Günsche who was Hitler’s adjutant, and Erich Kempka who was the Führer’s chauffeur and the officer in charge of Hitler’s personal transport section. Both of them threw petrol over the bodies of Hitler and Eva Braun, and Otto Günsche threw a burning rag in the petrol. He told Traudl Junge that Hitler’s skull was badly shattered, as he’d shot himself in the mouth. This is substantiated by Russian sources, including photographic evidence on newsreel and film.
If you want incorrect information there’s a huge choice available. There’s a bunker book written by an ex-Hitler Youth member. There were no schoolboys in the bunker. Another bunker book ‘Inside Hitler’s bunker’ by Joachim Fest says Hitler shot himself at 0330 hours. The bullet main a coin-sized hole in his right temple (I wonder was it a five pence or ten pence coin). Their bodies were burnt using matches and papers to light the petrol. An intelligent person would have used a rag.
The real ‘Schindler’s List’ is written by Elinor Brecher. The book is called ‘Schindler’s Legacy’. It’s written by the survivors of the camp and has little common with Whoopi Goldberg’s fantasy version. His film is fiction, but was sold to the uneducated public as historical truth. Whoopi made sex jokes about the victims of the holocaust. His populism equates to the masses of monkeys, who march into the Tacos of this world thinking that it’s cheap. The directors are smiling all the way to the bank.
There are serious film directors – Roman Liebling Polanski and Martin Scorsese. Whoopi doesn’t belong to this group. His film was softened for the proletariat. In the real world the SS-men grabbed babies from their mothers and held them by the legs, as they smashed their skulls against walls. SS-Untersturmführer (a green-horn Second Lieutenant) used his Great Danes to eviscerate his prisoners (not Whoopi’s German Shepherds).
The Second Lieutenant Amon Goeth was from Vienna and his family run a large publishing company there. He was not hanged in the concentration camp. He was arrested by the Nazis on September 13, 1944 and was charged with engaging in black market activities in the Plaszow Labour Camp and stealing property that had been confiscated from Polish Jews. Due to his diabetes he was not held in jail but in an SS sanatorium in Bad Tölz near Munich where he was arrested by General Patton's troops in 1945 and sent to Poland for prosecution as a war criminal. He went on trial in Krakow on the 24th August 1946 and was hanged on the 13th of September 1946. Some of the survivors in the United States attended the trial. One of them was Margot Schlesinger, who was a prisoner in the Plaszow Camp.
I’m afraid the cosy club of journalists and the rest of the media bandwagon couldn’t see the truth if they fell over it. According to them – for example – Joachim Fest is one of Germany’s most distinguished historians of the Third Reich. It’s strange that he’s not familiar with the 24-hour clock (despite his declared service in the Wehrmacht) and cannot agree with Frau Junge about the time of Hitler’s death (NB.he put his fingers into a screen version of Junge’s memoirs, ‘Downfall’). His position in the eyes of the Anglo-Saxon media seems to have only one reason: Herr Fest was a German journalist, broadcaster and long-term editor of the cultural section with the leftie Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
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Tigers vs. T-34s

by Ju87StukaB2

Some photos from the Eastern Front.

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