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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Nazis and Communists and their camps are the same

And this one:

Gulag - see these links -

The term “GULAG” is an acronym for the Soviet bureaucratic institution, Glavnoe Upravlenie ispravitel’no-trudovykh LAGerei (Main Administration of Corrective Labor Camps), that operated the Soviet system of forced labor camps in the Stalin era. Since the publication of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago in 1973, the term has come to represent the entire Soviet forced labor penal system. Concentration camps were created in the Soviet Union shortly after the 1917 revolution, but the system grew to tremendous proportions during the course of Stalin’s campaign ... .
Gulag camps existed throughout the Soviet Union, but the largest camps lay in the most extreme geographical and climatic regions of the country from the Arctic north to the Siberian east and the Central Asian south.

The Nazis were and are their pigeons.

A painting from 1920 by Russian artist Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev (1878–1927) currently in the possession of The Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

11 February 2011

Stalin, Hitler and the Treaty of Non-Aggression

While Stalin was busy with having millions arrested, tortured, imprisoned and/or executed, he also turned a blind eye toward Hitler and the Nazi genocide of German Jews. In many ways, the two dictators were operating with similar goals - complete domination of their respective kingdoms - and used similar methods - mass removal of entire populations from their homes to prison camps, or in Stalin's case, relocating the population of a region to another simply to punish their perceived misdeeds. One of the most remembered is the systematic relocation by train of practically the entire population of Chechnya because too many among them refused to bend to his will and turn over the allotted amount of production as a state "tax."

Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov signs the German-Soviet non-aggression pact; Joachim von Ribbentrop and Josef Stalin stand behind him, Moscow, August 23, 1939**

 Hitler despised Stalin as he did all Slavic peoples and Stalin did not trust Hitler, but the two men needed the peace treaty for their own ends, much to the anger and bitter frustration of many of the Baltic States and  especially Poland, the first country Hitler's armies invaded. The peace held until 1941 when Hitler was no longer content with conquering Western Europe and decided he could use his Panzers and Blitzkrieg tactics to take Moscow within a year. He was wrong. Like many other invaders of Russia, including Napoleon, he did not fully take into account the severity of Russian winters and a terrain of Taiga forests that when blanketed with snow provided no sense of direction nor allowed for soldiers and commanders to get their bearings accurately. Despite these major handicaps, the Nazi army eventually came within only about one hundred kilometers of Moscow before they were stopped cold by a brutal arctic blizzard that pounded an army already stretched very thin and without adequate supplies of food and warm clothing. The German invaders had underestimated what both the Red Army and Mother Nature could do to prevent invading soldiers from reaching their goal.

The "Treaty of Non-Aggression" signed by representatives of the Soviet Union and Germany in August of 1939 was touted as a simple extension of the previous neutrality agreement signed between the two countries in 1926. The treaty was nicknamed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact by the average citizens because of the two men who drafted and signed the brief agreement, Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov and German foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop. The non-aggression treaty, signed during the night of August 23 in Moscow, 1939 asserted that each country would remain neutral in the event either was attacked by a third party. Article II: "In case one of the contracting parties should become the object of war-like acts on the part of a third power the other contracting party will not support that third power in any form."* For Hitler, this meant he did not have to worry about a war on two fronts and could continue his march across Western Europe. For Stalin, it meant that he was free to flush out saboteurs and "wreckers" among the rank and file of the Soviet Union.

Most of the articles of the treaty favored Germany and Hitler's plans for conquering the planet. In fact, Article IV was worded practically in anticipation of the formation in 1941 of the Allied nations against Nazi Germany which consisted of "The Big Three" - the British Empire, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United States - as well as 16 other countries including France, Czechoslovakia, Canada, Australia, Greece, Yugoslavia, Poland and Brazil. The article stated that "Neither of the two contracting parties will participate in any grouping of powers which is indirectly or directly aimed against the other party." Of course, the minute Hitler ordered his armies to invade the Soviet Union just after 3 a.m. of June 22, 1941, the treaty was voided. However, Stalin had ignored warnings from intelligence services that such an attack was not only likely, but imminent. Because of this blind blunder the Red Army suffered 4.3 million casualties and three million more were captured in only six months after the initial invasion.

The treaty itself was an initial step on Hitler's part to buy time while he waged war in Western Europe and there is no direct evidence that he ever had any intention of honoring the agreement any longer than it suited him. But the treaty signed by the two foreign ministers was not the only agreement that the two countries decided upon. What no one outside the walls of the Kremlin other than Hitler and his closest advisers was that there was a "secret protocol" attached to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact which divided up Eastern Europe between Germany and the Soviet Union into so-called "spheres of influence." Finland, Latvia and Estonia were assigned to the Soviet sphere while Poland was split between the two countries based on presumed political motives within the country and Lithuania was at first under the German sphere then later shifted to the Soviets. The maps below show the initial intent of the division according to the "Secret Protocol" (left) and the actual division in which the Soviet Union annexed the Baltic States and added them formally as republics of the Soviet Union in 1948 (right), without the consent of the citizens of these countries. At the same time, Finland and the USSR went to war over the Soviet attempt to annex them as well and eventually the Red Army backed down from this venture, although the USSR did gain two small portions of Finland - Karelia and Salla as can be seen below.

Since Hitler's first country of choice to invade was Poland, he did not want opposition from the Soviet Union at this stage of his overall plan. Hitler was allowed to expand the German borders as he wished within Eastern Europe which later included invasions of Hungary, Romania and Greece.

The pact was a treaty of convenience for both parties. Stalin wanted the UK and the US to agree to his wish to annex the Baltic States, but since they would not, he decided it would be better to have a peace treaty with Germany for the meantime until the Allies (in 1939 the "Allies" consisted of the UK, France and the US, even though the US had not officially gone to war yet) were more willing to see things his way.

Another aspect of this treaty with Germany was that the NKVD met with the Gestapo on several occasions in Poland and helped train the SS on tactics for killing large numbers of captives at one time. It is well known that the Gestapo itself was founded in the image of the NKVD by German officers who had trained in the Soviet Union and many other tactics for dealing with rebels and "undesirables" (or as the Soviets termed them, "bandits") because high ranking members of the Gestapo noticed during their collaboration with the NKVD on border areas that the NKVD was far more efficient and effective in carrying out Stalin's murderous plans. It was not uncommon for NKVD officers to capture German Jews who fled from Germany and across the border into a Soviet Sphere of Influence and then turn them over to members of the Gestapo.

Perhaps the most disturbing result of the pact pertained to Poland and the officers and soldiers who fought the Germans when they invaded and/or the Soviet Red Army when it began occupying western Poland (see maps above). In 1939, about 180,000 Polish prisoners of war were turned over to the Red Army which divided them up with the regular soldiers being taken to labor camps and the officers and other ranking leaders who fought the Nazi invasion taken to three "special camps." There was a total of approximately 15,000 men placed in camps at Kozelsk (near Smolensk), Starobelsk (near Kharkov), and Ostashkov (Kalinin district). All three camps were under NKVD control and all of the prisoners were subjected to intense interrogations and Soviet propaganda.

After the USSR reestablished diplomatic ties with the Polish government in exile in London, the Soviets assured the Poles that the prisoners from these three camps would be released and later insisted that they had been released. However, no one outside of the NKVD ever saw any of them again.

In 1943, German soldiers discovered several mass graves in the Katyn Forest near the Kozelsk camp and the Nazis announced the discovery to the world press. At first, the Stalin and the Polit Bureau remained silent while the Germans announced that all of the 4,400 dead in the mass graves had their hands bound behind them and were each shot in the back of the head. When world leaders began demanding answers the Soviet propaganda machine tried to turn the tables on the Nazis saying that it was the German army that had killed these people and tried to label it as another Nazi atrocity.

In 1946, none of the judges would put blame on either party for the Katyn Massacre, even though the Soviets continued to point the finger at the Nazis. It was not until 1990 that two similar sites of mass graves were found near the other two special camps, and the many years of not knowing for certain who was responsible for all of the killings came to an end in 1992 when then president Boris Yeltsin of the Russian Federation turned over documents to the Polish government proving beyond all doubt that the 15,000 people had been executed under Stalin's orders by the NKVD.

Red Arny soldiers escorting Polish prisoners to one
of the "special camps"***

The first page of a letter from Beria to
Stalin suggesting the execution of the
Polish prisoners***

Bodies found after the excavation of one of the mass graves at Katyn***

*** Photos from Wikimedia Commons - public domain

KGB Badge 1
KGB Badge 1
"Honored State Security Employee" - the highest award given by the KGB to its very best agents. These awards were numbered to identify who was given the award. Unfortunately, records from the KGB archives are unavailable for researchers to identify agents via serial numbers on awards. This badge is numbered 1755 and was probably awarded in the early to mid-1960s. Based on the serial numbers of observed badges of this type, fewer than 10,000 of them were awarded between 1956 (the first year this type of badge was given) and 1991. The Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosty - Комитет государственной безопасности - "Committee for State Security" was given its final name in 1954. CLICKING ON THE PHOTO OF THE BADGE will take the reader to a thread in the Soviet Military Awards Page Forum written by me using examples from my own collection which goes into great detail about the other KGB badges, namely the anniversary badges. Please have a look.

Mongolian Honored Chekist Badge
Mongolian Honored Chekist Badge
Mongolia, though never an actual republic of the USSR, was one of the closest allies from the earliest days of the Soviet Union. Their system of government was based almost entirely on that of the Bolsheviks - especially the Cheka. This is one of earliest badges awarded to select Mongolian security service agents and is the highest award possible for members of the organization - much like the Honored KGB badge above. This badge is probably from 1924-1927 and is the second generation or "type" badge (the organization was founded in 1922) of its kind. Like many early Mongolian awards, it was manufactured at one of the Russian mints, typically in Moscow. It is solid silver and designers/makers used plenty of high quality enamels creating the "sword and shield" and small "banner" motif that remains popular in many countries - both FSU and others.

Talmudism and Judaism are responsible for huge numbers of crimes against God and all people and for the rise of Nazism and Communism in particular. There is no essential difference in the horrid evil of both Nazism and Communism. Both their insignia's show a common theme of death and destruction based on Pagan Militarism and Sun Worship. All closely allied with Jewish Talmudic concoctions of the same.

SS - Schutzstaffel 

     The SS, or Schutzstaffel, formed in 1925, initially started as Adolf Hitler's personal bodyguard. Contrary to what most people believe there were a total of 5 men who held the position of Reichsführer-SS during the Third Reich :

SS Leaders. 

1- Julius Schreck (1925-1926)
In April 1925, Hitler ordered Julius Schreck, his chauffeur, to form a new headquarters guard that initially consisted of only 8 men. A week later, it was christened Schutzstaffel which means "protection staff". Considered too lenient he was replaced as commander a year later.

2- Joseph Berchtold (1926-1927)
Considered to be more dynamic than Schreck, Joseph Berthold, a former stationary salesman, took command of the SS in 1926. But even he found it difficult to keep the Party organizers under control and in March 1927 after much in-fighting, he resigned and was replaced by his deputy, Erhard Heiden.

3- Erhard Heiden (1927-1929)
Heiden instituted strict discipline among members of the SS thus becoming the first commander to foster a sense of "elitism" in its members emphasizing the gathering of information about opponents.. It was under Heiden's leadership that the SS started distinguishing itself from the SA, adopting a policy of silent observation and instruction rather than using the SA's coercive methods. It was also during Heiden's leadership that the SS adopted a policy of disdain toward the established German aristocracy.

4- Heinrich Himmler (1929-1945)
SS-Oberführer (Senior Colonel) in the SS Heinrich Himmler took over as commander of the SS and was to become the most feared man in Germany. Himmler created an empire within Nazi Germany that is still studied to this day. In the last days of the war, Himmler tried to negotiate a separate peace with the Western Allies. As a result of this. While the Reich crumbled around him in late 1945, Hitler's last will and testament dismissed Himmler from all his posts and commands. Himmler committed suicide in May 1945 after being captured by the British.

5- Karl Hanke (1945)
Following Himmler's dismissal Karl Hanke, Gauleiter for Niederschlesien, replaced Himmler as the last Reichsführer-SS . During the final days in the Bunker in May 1945, Hitler realized that Himmler had betrayed him, stripped him of all his offices and rank and ordered his arrest. Karl Hanke was shot by Czech partisans in July 1945.

Heydrich, Reinhard (1904-1942) SS-Obergruppenführer. Chef der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD und Stellvertretender Reichsprotektor von Böhmen und Mähren. Between 1933 and 1934, Heydrich was in charge of the unification of the political police. In 1936, he was made chief of the Sicherheitspolizei ("Security Police") and the Sicherheitsdienst for the whole German Reich. Three years later, Heydrich took charge of the "Reichssicherheitshauptamt" (RSHA, Department of Security), which linked the department of security (secret security police and criminal police) and the NSDAP- department of security, after Himmler's orders to this effect. The RSHA was responsible for all official and secret police and security departments in Germany. Participating decisively in the planning and realization of the "Final Solution", Heydrich ordered the "Concentration" of Polish Jews in ghettos and the organization of mass deportations from Germany, Austria and those parts of Poland which had been incorporated to Germany to the so-called "Generalgouvernement". After the German Wehrmacht had attacked the Soviet Union on July 31, 1941, Göring instructed Heydrich to prepare an "overall solution of the Jewish question in the German controlled European areas." Heydrich chaired the Wannsee conference of January 20, 1942, where the "Final Solution" was discussed by NS-officials.

Heydrich was shot, by Czech resistants in May 1942
Eicke, Theodore. (1892-1943). At the start of W.W.II Eicke was named commandant of the Waffen-SS Totenkopf division and was responsible for several war crimes. In 1941 he was promoted Generalleutenant der Waffen SS and in 1942 SS Obergruppenfuhrer und General der Waffen SS. Eicke was also Inspector of Concentration Camps. Theordore Eicke died Feb 26th 1943 when his plane was shot down behind enemy lines.
Dirlewanger, Oskar. (1895-1945). SS-Oberführer. Senior SS officer and war criminal, commandant of a Jewish labour camp in Dzikow. Sent to combat partisans in Belorussia, and later to help quell the Polish uprising. Dirlewanger became infamous for his brutality and the mass murder of civilians. He died mysteriously in Althausen in 1945. (Courtesy of the Simon Wiesentahl online Multimedia centre)
Principal SS departments:
     As the Third Reich and Nazi programme progressed the SS developed different departments to cover the new internal and external security needs.

1- Leibstandarte-SS (SS-LS) . The leibstandarte ("bodyguard regiment"): The protective services branch of the SS

2- "Reichsfuhrung-SS" ( SS High Command)
3- "RF SS" ( personal staff of the Reichsfuhrer-SS)
4- "SS-TOTENKOPFVERBANDE" ((SS Deaths Head Organization) SS concentration camps guard units
6- "SD-HAUPTAMT" ( Sicherheits Dienst: SS main security office)
(NB. As WWII progressed the role of the SD mixed with that of the Gestapo, a non SS unit originally founded by Goering, in 1933)
7- "R.U.S-HAUPTAMT" (Rasse- und Siedlungshauptamt (RuSHA)/ Race and Settlement main office)
8- "The Allgemeine-SS (General SS), The Allgemeine, or "general" SS, was made up of all inactive, retired, or honorary SS personnel
9- SS-Wirtschafts und Verwaltungshauptamt (WVHA). SS Economic and Administrative Department
10- OT-Organization Todt- The primary building (construction, architecture, etc.)arm of the Third Reich.
11- The Waffen-SS (Armed SS). The front-line combat arm of the SS. Below are listed the ± 40 combat divisions that made up the SS Armed forces, or Waffen SS. As the war progressed and the German Army overran conquered countries "Volunteers" were enrolled into the Waffen SS to form Volunteer or "Freiwilligen" Divisions. Eventually volunteers from ± 30 countries joined the Waffen SS and at it's height the SS counted ± 500 000 men. The volunteers came from such countries as:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium,Belorussia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Flanders, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,Sudetenland, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Wallony and even a few from Great Britain, called "Waffen-SS-British Free Corps*", attached to the 11th. SS-Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier Division "Nordland"

(* previously known as the "Legion of St. George", formed in Jan 1943)
For a breakdown of the different units country by country click here

Waffen SS Divisions

The combined list of German and foreign Volunteer Waffen SS divisions and certain elite regiments, starting logically with Hitler's personal SS bodyguard division, is as follows:

- 1st SS Panzer Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler Division"

- 2nd SS Panzer Division "Das Reich"
- SS Panzergrenadier Regiment 3 "Deutschland"of the 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich.
- SS Panzergrenadier Regiment 4 "Der Fuhrer"of the 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich.
- SS Schutzen-Regiment 4 "Langemarck"of the Waffen 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich
3rd SS Panzer Division "Totenkopf". (Commandant: Theodore Eicke)

- 4th SS Polizei-Panzer-Grenadier-Division "SS Polizei-Division"
- Waffen SS 5th Panzer Division "Wiking"
11th Gebirgsjager Regiment "Reinhard Heydrich"of the Waffen SS 5th Panzer Division Wiking.
- Waffen SS 6th Gebirgs Division "Nord"
- Waffen SS 7th Division "Prinz Eugen"

- 8th SS Kavallerie Division ( Florin Geyer Division )
- 9th SS Panzer Division ( The Hohenstaufen Division )
- 10th SS Panzer Division (Frundsberg Division )
- 11th SS Freiwilligen - Panzergrenadier Division ( Nordland Division )
- Waffen SS Freiwilligen-Legion Norwegen (Den Norske Legion)
- 12th SS Panzer Division "Hitlerjugend"
- 14th Waffen Grenadier Division Der SS ( Ukrainische NR 1 ) (1st Ukranian)
- 15th Waffen - Grenadier Division Der SS ( Lettische Nr 1 Division )
- 16th SS Panzer Grenadier Division SS (Reichsfuhrer Division )
- 17th SS panzer Grenadier Division ( Götz von Berlichingen - (" GvB") )
- 18th SS Freiwilligen - Panzer Grenadier Division ( Horst Wessel Division )
- 19th Waffen Grenadier Division Der SS( Lettiches 2nd Division)
- Waffen SS 20th Grenadier Division Der SS(Estniche 1st Division)
- Waffen SS 21st Gebirgs Division Der SS( Albanische 1st Division )
- Waffen SS 22nd Kavallerie Division "Maria Theresia"
- Waffen SS 23rd volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division "Nederland".
- 23rd Waffen - Gebirgs Division Der SS( Kama Division )
- 24th SS Gibirgs Division Der SS (Karstjager Division )
- Waffen SS 25th Grenadier Division "Hunyadi".(Hungarian 01st Division)
- Waffen SS 26th Grenadier Division Der SS (Hungarian 2nd Division )
- Waffen SS 27th Grenadier Division "Langemarck" (Flemish)
- Waffen SS 28th Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier Division ( Wallonien Division )
- Waffen 29th Grenadier Division Der SS (."Kaminski Brigade" Russische Division ) (Disbanded 1944)
- Waffen SS 29th Division (.Italian)
- 30th Waffen-Grenader-Division der SS (Belarus)
- Waffen SS 31st Freiwilligen Grenadier Division
- Waffen SS 32nd Freiwilligen Grenadier Division
- 33rd Waffen Grenadier Division Der SS (Charlemagne Division )
- 34th Waffen Grenadier SS Division ( Landstorm Nederland Division )
- 35th SS Polizei Grenadier Division
- Waffen SS 36th Grenadier Division "Dirlewanger"
- 37th SS Freiwilligen Kavallerie Division (Lutzow Division )
- 38th SS Grenadier Division ( Nibelungen ) 

Key Historical figures and influences

(Prinz Eugen von Savoyen-Carignan, Franz-Eugen. (1663-1736). ( in French Francois-Eugene, Prince de Savoie-Carignan). Prinz Eugen was born in l663 in Paris, France, of the Italian House of Savoy.

Prinz Eugen von Savoyen-Carignan known as the "der edle Ritter" (The Noble Knight) made military history during the Turkish Ottoman wars of the late 17th, early 18th Century and is notably renowned for the Siege of Belgrade, in June 1717, one of his greatest military campaigns where he reputedly vowed: "Either I take Belgrade, or the Turks will take me. "

(Geyer, Florin (Florian) (1490-1525) The most famous son of the Franconian Geyer family Reichsritter (Knight) Florian Geyer was a contemporary of Götz von Berlichingen and hero of the peasant war.

Florian Geyer was educated in England and upon returning to his Homeland he became influenced by the teachings of Martin Luther and adopted the philosophy of, to use his own words: "One nation, one Reich and all its inhabitants being brethren, one god, one law for everybody, rich or poor – such is my longing" or in other words: "Ein volk, ein Reich..."

(Hohenstaufen. Legendary German dynasty, originating from Germany's Swabian Jura Mountains, whose name is derived from the castle of Staufen built in 1077 by the Swabian count, Frederick. Family members included German kings and Holy Roman emperors such as Otto IV, Holy Roman emperor from 1209 to 1215 and Friedrich I, Friedrich Barbarossa* (1123-1190) (Holy Roman emperor 1155–90).

* The legend of Kyffhäuser. Friedrich Barbarossa sleeps bewitched in a limestone cave in the mountain, in Saxony-Analt, central Germany, where he awaits the time when he will go forth to restore German greatness.

Götz von Berlichingen. (1480-1562). German knight and adventurer served with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V against the Turks and two years later fought against the French. Reputedly reluctant but active leader during the Peasants' (of Franconia) war of 1524-26 and was considered as a later day Teutonic Robin Hood before he deserted the cause, before the defeat of the Peasants' army.

He lost his right hand in 1508 battle of Landshut when [friendly] cannon fire struck his sword which fell and severed his arm and wore an iron hand, hence the use of the "clenched fist" symbol by the 17th SS panzergrenadier division.
NB. The life and times of Götz von Berlichingen inspired Goethe, in 1773, to write a drama named after the 16th century character.
Wessel, Horst Ludwig (1907 - 1930) SA-Sturmführer: Führer of SA-Trupp 34, then SA-Sturm 5 in Sturmbezirk Berlin-Friedrichshain: 1 May 1929 -. Wrote the marching song "Die Fahne hoch..." (later known as the "Horst-Wessel-Lied" and from 1933, as a second "Nationalhymne" (after the "Deutschlandlied"). Wessel died in 1930 and the song he'd written was a propaganda windfall for Dr. Joseph Goebbels, who turned Horst Wessel, a non-descript young man, who died as a result of a dispute over a prostitute, into a martyr of the National-Socialist cause.

Maria Theresia. Kaiserin Maria Theresia. (1717-1780). Daughter and heir of Emperor Karl VI, wife of the Roman-German Emperor Franz I (Franz Stephan von Lothringen), sovereign of the Hapsburg territories. Queen of Hungary and Bohemia. Archduchess of Austria (1740-1780).

Her warm personality and strength of will won her the loyalty of her subjects and troops, to whom she appealed directly in moments of crisis. During her reign Vienna increased its reputation as a center of the arts and of music. Among her 16 children were emperors Joseph II and Leopold II, Marie Caroline of Naples, and Marie Antoinette of France.
NB. Militär Maria-Theresien-Orden 1914-1918. Probably the most prestigious military decoration that the Austro-Hungarian monarchy could bestow was the military order of Maria Theresia.

Charlemagne. (Charles the Great) (742 - 814) . Charlemagne was born on April 2, 742 in Northern Europe, the exact place is not known. In 768, when he was 26, Charlemagne and his brother Carloman inherited the kingdom of the Franks and ruled as joint kings until 771 when Carloman died and Charlemagne became sole ruler of the kingdom.

In 772 he launched a 30-year military campaign to strengthen his kingdom. By 800 Charlemagne was the undisputed ruler of Western Europe. His vast realm encompassed what are now France, Switzerland, Belgium, and The Netherlands. It included half of present-day Italy and Germany, and parts of Austria and Spain. By establishing a central government over Western Europe, Charlemagne restored much of the unity of the old Roman Empire and paved the way for the development of modern Europe.

Die Nibelungen (The Nibelungs): A legendary race of Nordic dwarfs., who hoarded an immense treasure of gold and jewels, later known as the legendary treasure of the Rhinegold.

Die Nibelungen. A mythical Germanic epic, by an anonymous 13th century south German poet. The epic is set at the court of Etzel (Attila the Hun) in Worms , the ancient capital of the Burgundy kingdom and recites Kiemheld's vengeance of Siegfried's death and the loss of the Nibelungen hoard*

*The warrior Siegfried winning the legendary treasure, the Nibelungen hoard, marries Kriemheld and then captures Brunhild for Kriemheld's brother to marry. Brunhild contrives Siegfried's death and the treasure is stolen, to be buried in the Rhine. The poem ends in a general slaughter in which only Etzel (Atilla) and a few others survive.
Perhaps one of the greatest sagas written in German language Die Nibelungenlied was adapted into a tetralogy opera by Richard Wagner and later adopted by Hitler's Nazi Regime. The poem's strength lies in its description of Germanic ideas concerning fate and fidelity to the chief, the leader...the führer.

SS Division insignia
(In order from the 01st Division through to the 38th)

Origins of the SS insignia and the use of runes

     Himmler is quoted as having said that the two "SS-Siegrunen" stood aptly for the name of the Schutzstaffel because they represented success and victory in Nordic mythology. The Swastika and Hagel-rune* represented the Nazis "unshakeable" faith in the ultimate victory of their philosophy.

(*Hagel-rune stands for faith. See rune #13 in the table and list below.)
     The death's head (Totenkopf) was also equally as important in the Nazi philosophy. Contrary to the general opinion, this particular symbol was not chosen to strike terror into the hearts of wary observers. It was adopted to be a direct and emotional link with the Teutonic past and in particular with the elite Imperial military units of the past, from the time of Frederick the Great (1712-1786) to the skulls worn by the 1st and 2nd bodyguard regiments of Hussars in the time of Kaiser Wilhelm I(1791-1888) and Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941). These men were known as the Schwartze-Totenkopfhussaren, whose battle song was: "In black we dressed/In blood we are drenched/Death's head on our helmets/Hurrah! Hurrah!/We stand unshaken!" Certain elite forces have, in the past, and still do wear the death's head as a symbol of "Death or Victory."
Table of the 14 principal pagan runes
Pagan Runes in Nazi Germany:

1- The Hakenkreuz was the Pagan Germanic symbol of the God of Thunder known as Donnor or Thor.

2- The Sonnenrad or Sunwheel swastika was the old Norse representation of the sun. This symbol was adopted by the 5th SS Panzer Division "Wiking".
3- The Sig-Rune or Siegrune was symbolic of victory. In 1932 SS man Walter Heck an employee of the badge manufacturer firm of Ferdinand Hoffstatter drew two sig-runes side by side and the rest, so to speak, is history.
4- The Ger-Rune was symbolic of communal spirit.
5- The Wolfsangel or Wolf Hook was believed to possess the power to ward off wolves. It was adopted by the 2nd SS Panzer Division "Das Reich"
6- This Wolfsangel variant was adopted by the Dutch SS.
7- The Opfer-Rune symbolized self sacrifice and was used to commemorate the Nazi Party members killed in the 1923 Munich Putsch.
8- The Eif-Rune represented zeal and enthusiasm. It was the early insignia of the specially selected adjutants for Hitler.
9- The Leben-Rune or Life Rune was adopted by the SS Lebensborn Society which ran maternity homes for the unwed mothers of children fathered by SS men.
10- The Toten-Rune or Death Rune represented death and was used on Waffen-SS graves together with the Leben-Rune to indicate date of birth and date of death.
11- The Tyr-Rune also known as the Kampf or Battle Rune was the Pagan Germanic symbol of Tyr, the God of War.
12- The Heilszeichen or Prosperity symbols appeared on the SS Totenkopfring or Death's Head Ring awarded by Himmler to selected SS officers.
13- The Hagal-Rune was symbolic of faith.
14- The Odal-Rune symbolized kinship and family and the bringing together of people of similar blood or race. It was adopted by the SS Race and Settlement Office as well as the 7th SS Freiwilligen Gebirgs Division "Prinz Eugen".
SS Uniforms

     Before 1932 the SS wore the same uniform as the SA*, except for a black tie and a black cap with a skull symbol on it (Totenkopf or"death's head"). Later they adopted a black uniform and then, just before the war, a field grey uniform. The German public admired the discipline of the SS especially when compared with the SA who committed random violence. Its motto was "My honour is loyalty" (Original German: "Meine Ehre heisst Treue.").

(* According to the records the reason why the SA wore brown was because the "Reich's Kleidung Abteiling" or clothing department bought a large stock of Afrika Korps field uniforms.

The Black Uniform. 

     The all-black uniforms that generally epitomize the SS actually belonged to the Allgemeine-SS and are not be confused with the uniforms of the Waffen-SS, which, in fact, resemble more closely the German army uniforms.

     In 1937-38 most of the SS organization traded in their black uniforms, with the red, white and black swastika armband, for the gray-green uniform of the German Army. The majority of the SS departments, such as the Sicherheitsdienst (SD), SS-Führungs (HQ), Hitler's bodyguard unit (LSSAH) and the Totenkopfverbände (SS-TV) all changed uniforms. However, all SS formations retained their insignia including their shoulder boards, now worn on both shoulders, except for The Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler and the SS-Verfügungstruppe (SS-VT). These units converted to the military styled shoulder boards and shoulder straps.

     After that the only Waffen SS combat units to wear a black uniform were the SS Panzer divisions ( so as not to show the oil and grease stains from the tanks) 

Hitler murdered millions of "Goyim" starting with 275,000 disabled and elderly in German Hospitals long before any supposed "holocaust."

Nazi Germany horrified the world with their implementation of abortion, which the entire civilized world had long outlawed as being the vile murder that it is.

In Mein Kampf dictated to Rudolph Hess in Landsberg Prison (with emendations by  Father Bernhardt Staempfle later) it is revealed that the demonic psychopath Adolph Hitler hated Slavs (with hateful asides thrown in about Jews) more than anyone else and that his whole agenda was hate - which is what made him useful to the Zionists.

Between Hitler and his ally Stalin, tens of millions of Christian Slavs were genocidally murdered by those two and their thugs.

Both Hitler and Stalin were instrumental, willingly on both their parts, in setting up the invasion of the Holy Land by the Zionist Jews.

It is a Godly good thing to do to hate the demonic Talmudic rantings of Judaism and the cruel Satanic murders perpetrated by Zionist Jews.

To hate someone simply for being born into a group called Jews is as debased as the Aryan Nazis and Judaic Communists were and are.

To murder tens of millions of Christian Slavs for being Christian is a crime that the Lord Jesus Christ will avenge personally and eternally.

Auf wiedersehen, Scholem Alejchem, und gute Männer und Frauen sein

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