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This man almost killed Hitler — an incredible true story


LOS ANGELES (JTA) — What if Adolf Hitler had been assassinated shortly after his armies invaded Poland to start World War II? How would global — and Jewish — history have played out?

The question is not answered directly in the German film “13 Minutes.” But the movie, based on an actual, lone-wolf plot to kill the fuehrer that nearly succeeded, is both a classical thriller, pitting one man against the system, and an exploration of how minute circumstance can affect the fates of millions.

“13 Minutes” is directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, who is perhaps best known for his remake of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, as well as “The Downfall,” which re-created Hitler’s last days in a Berlin bunker.

At the heart of the film’s plot is Georg Elsner (played by Christian Friedel), a 35-year-old carpenter and tinkerer in a small Swabian village who played in the town band and was popular with the local girls. He’s a Communist sympathizer — but not a party member — who observes with growing concern how his village gradually transformed during the early years of Nazi rule.

Elser sees an acquaintance who is forced to sit on the street — surrounded by Brown-shirts and townspeople — with a sign around her neck reading, “In the village I am the greatest swine and consort only with Jews” (it rhymes in German). He attends a propaganda film in which Hitler proclaims that under his rule every German will have a radio, then a luxury, and the rutted village roads will be paved and lighted.

At a time when “expert” statesmen and pundits maintained that Hitler represented a temporary aberration or could be appeased, Elser becomes convinced that the fuehrer will plunge Germany into war — and that if nobody else will stop the Nazi dictator, he must do the job himself.

Elser knew that Hitler addressed his followers at Munich’s largest beer hall every November 8, the date of his foiled 1923 putsch to seize power in the Bavarian city as a base to overthrow the Weimar Republic.

So, starting in late 1938, he repeatedly visited the beer hall, taking careful measurements of the columns flanking the speaker’s podium. Elser took a job in an armaments factory and smuggled out explosives, dynamite sticks and detonators.

As November 8 drew closer, Elser labored night after night on his knees, holding a flashlight in his mouth, to insert the homemade bomb into the column. He connected the bomb to two clocks timed to trigger during Hitler’s typically lengthy tirade.

On the evening of the putsch anniversary, Elser took a train to the Swiss border to await news of Hitler’s death. Instead, however, he learned that the fuehrer had unexpectedly cut short his speech.

Exactly 13 minutes after Hitler left the podium, the bomb exploded at the precise spot where Hitler had been standing. The blast killed seven Nazi officials and, to Elser’s lifelong regret, an innocent waitress.

As Elser tried to cross the border into Switzerland, something about his behavior aroused the suspicion of a German border guard, who arrested Elser and sent him, under guard, to a Gestapo prison in Berlin.

Hitler was convinced that Elser was but a tool in a vast conspiracy orchestrated by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and demanded that Elser be tortured until he revealed the masterminds behind the assassination attempt. But even under the most brutal torture, Elser refused to give even his name and birth date. Only after the Gestapo dragged in his longtime lover, who was pregnant with his child, did he acknowledge the plot, with himself as the sole author.

Nobody believed Elser’s story, but instead of being executed on the spot, he was shipped to various concentration camps, ending up in Dachau.

In April 1945, however, as Hitler’s dream of a 1,000-year Reich came crashing down, the fuehrer remembered Elser — and ordered that he be executed with a pistol shot through the neck. Two weeks after Elser was killed, US troops liberated Dachau.

“13 Minutes,” released in Germany in 2015 with the title “Elser — He Would Have Changed the World,” was well received by German critics and the public, Hirschbiegel said by phone from Vienna.

The influential magazine Der Spiegel noted that because of the film, Elser became recognized as “a true German hero,” after having been largely ignored by historians.

“13 Minutes” is the latest in a number of German movies showing how individuals Germans, men and women, stood up against the Nazi regime. They include “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days,” “Rosenstrasse” and, most recently, “Labyrinth of Lies.”

Does the spate of films about Germans who resisted the Nazis reign of terror show the world that there were “good” Germans during this horrific time?

Not exactly, Hirschbiegel said, noting that for at least two decades after World War II, most Germans tried to ignore the crimes of the wartime generation entirely — and it took even longer to honor the bravery of resistors like Elser.

But, he added, there are only a few courageous individuals in every society who embody the spirit of freedom. As an American example, the filmmaker cited whistleblower Edward Snowden, who exposed thousands of secret US government documents.

“Snowden saw that something wrong was going on and if no one else would do anything about it, he had to do it himself,” Hirschbiegel said.


How Hank Greenberg (Kike) took on Hitler in the summer of 1938

WHIPPANY, N.J. (New Jersey Jewish News via JTA) — With a lifetime of loving and writing about sports, Ron Kaplan has many topics he can sink his teeth into. Add to that passion his time working for the American Jewish Congress and then for nearly a decade for the New Jersey Jewish News, and you can see why his publisher saw him as the perfect guy to tackle the subject of his new book.

“Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War” (Sports Publishing, 2017) is about the Jewish Hall of Famer as he was trying to make baseball history at the same time that prejudice against Jews was reaching a murderous boiling point in Europe.

But Kaplan faced a challenge: There were already at least 10 books about the Detroit Tigers slugger, as well as Aviva Kemper’s award-winning documentary, “The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg.” None, however, had brought together the unique combination of factors that made 1938 a turning point in baseball and world history.

Kaplan spoke to those who knew Greenberg, including the celebrated sportswriter Ira Berkow, who had worked with the player on his memoir. Folks at the Baseball Hall of Fame helped with research, and Kaplan mined newspapers from the period.

They opened a window into a time when new cars sold for $600 and refrigerators for $200, a star like Greenberg earned $30,000, and awareness of the conflict brewing in Europe mushroomed. In the course of 1938, Kaplan said, reports on the growing Nazi threat went from small paragraphs to front-page stories with huge headlines, while the United States remained reluctant to accept Jewish refugees trying to flee Nazi oppression.

As Kaplan — an award-winning journalist and blogger — wrote, “Hammerin’ Hank” was coming off a stellar season with the Tigers, during which he hit 40 homers and drove in 184 runs. But as he was “on course for Babe Ruth’s home run record, Hitler’s ‘Final Solution’ was beginning to take shape.” Jews across the United States, worried about looming threats overseas, “looked to Greenberg as a symbol of hope,” Kaplan wrote.

“Though normally hesitant to speak about the anti-Semitism he dealt with, the slugger still knew the role he was playing for so many of his people, saying, ‘I came to feel that if I, as a Jew, hit a home run, I was hitting one against Hitler.’”

In the present climate, Kaplan told NJJN, with arguments roiling about Syrian refugees, the debate over President Donald Trump’s use of the  “America First” slogan popularized by the isolationist and anti-Semitic Charles Lindbergh, and reports of increasing anti-Semitism, “unfortunately, some of the issues from 1938 are still with us.”

Delving deep into Greenberg’s life, talking to those who knew him and reading everything available, Kaplan affirmed his highest expectation.

“He was always a mensch,” the author said.

That quality was called into play in ’38 as the tall, powerfully built Greenberg— one of the few Jews in the game, playing in one of the most anti-Semitic cities in the country — tried to break Ruth’s home run record. While crowds loved him and much of the country cheered him on, some didn’t want to see a Jew claim the crown from the mighty Babe. Kaplan said the belief was that some pitchers deliberately walked Greenberg to prevent his reaching the goal.

Greenberg would finish with 58 homers, three shy of Ruth’s record.

“But Greenberg refused to ever use anti-Semitism as an excuse,” said Kaplan, who noted the first baseman had a slow start and a rainy spring forced the Tigers to play a series of fatiguing late-season doubleheaders.

However, Greenberg, who died in 1986, was always mindful of prejudice. His last year as a player coincided with Jackie Robinson’s first, and he made his support and respect clear to the first black player in the major leagues — something Robinson mentioned repeatedly to his own biographers.

Greenberg’s success on the field did not divert his attention from what was happening in the wider world. In a brief overview of what came after 1938, Kaplan described how Greenberg was one of the first baseball pros to enlist in the Army, in 1941. In his prime playing years, he put the game aside and entered the military. After an honorable discharge, he re-enlisted in the Army Air Forces, serving until the end of the war.

“He was a celebrity but he didn’t just do morale-boosting tours with no active duty,” Kaplan said. “He was actively involved, on bombers in the Chinese theater and the Burma theater.”

Only toward the end of the war did Greenberg take a less active role, serving in a more administrative capacity.

And then, with characteristic aplomb, he went right back to playing for the Tigers, leading the team to the 1945 World Series championship.

In writing this book, Kaplan drew on a lifetime of sports fandom. His first book was “501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die.” His second, “The Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games,” published in 2015, broke ground on a subject that had received almost no mainstream coverage. In addition to his own popular and meticulous blogs — Ron Kaplan’s Baseball Bookshelf and Kaplan’s Korner on Jews and Sports — he helped launch JTA’s Jewish Sports Facebook page.

Kaplan lives in Montclair with his wife, Faith Krausman, a veterinarian as well as an author, and their daughter, Rachel, a photographer. They are members of Bnai Keshet, a Reconstructionist synagogue in Montclair, New Jersey.

Next up, if Kaplan stays with his current game plan, is a work about players who were, well, “next up.” Provisionally titled “On Deck to History,” it will feature anecdotes and interviews with players waiting their turn at bat during some of the greatest moments in the sport.

Kaplan cited an example, also about another record held by “The Bambino”: Dusty Baker, the longtime player and manager, was on deck when another Hammerin’ Hank — Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron — hit the home run that broke Ruth’s lifetime record of 714. It is just such a moment that a sports fan and storyteller can’t resist.



A cousin of the terrorist who carried out a suicide attack against innocents at a pop-concert in Manchester, England last week was discovered to have posted antisemitic messages to social media, The Jewish Chronicle citing the Times of London reported Monday.

Abderahman Forjani, 21, made disparaging remarks about the Jewish community in a series of online posts, with one stating: “If only Hitler was still alive –these Jews would be burnt in chambers.”


Forjani had also posted anti-UK messages, including derogatory comments about his hometown, writing: “Manchester is my no.1 enemy I f***ing hate the s***hole.”

Forjani and his older brother Abdalla, 24, were arrested last Tuesday following the Manchester Arena attack the previous night.

The barber shop that the two brothers ran, called Fade Away, was raided by police on Friday, according to The Jewish Chronicle.

Meanwhile, Britain’s MI5 domestic intelligence agency announced Monday that it will hold an inquiry into how it dealt with public warnings that the Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi posed a potential threat, the BBC reported on Monday.

MI5 was alerted to Abedi’s extremist views at least three times, the BBC said.

It is highly unusual for British authorities to make public that the security service is conducting an internal investigation into possible lapses.

Interior Minister Amber Rudd told Sky News that this was a “right first step” for MI5 to take in the wake of the bombing that killed 22 people at a pop concert by US singer Ariana Grande.

The security service will examine assumptions that were made about Abedi before the attack, and has launched a “post-incident investigation” into how the bomber was overlooked, the BBC said.

The Holy Book of Adolf Hitler


The Holy Book of Adolf Hitler is a book that stands apart from other Reich related titles. The Holy Book was penned by James L. Battersby during the appalling austerity of post-war England. The impoverished author and prophet, who coincidentally lived in Southport, the seaside town of my birth, was recovering from a long term in prison when he put pen to paper. However, it can be assumed that The Holy Book was inspired and largely written during the author’s captivity.

James Battersby

James Battersby had been sentenced to a prison sentence for his outspoken opposition to the Churchill clique’s war aims against Germany. It was during the late 1960s that I picked up my copy of The Holy Book. I was inspired by the prophet’s writings but I was cynical at the book’s odd prophecies outlined in its final pages.

Bear in mind that in 1951 the world of James L. Battersby was a far different place than it is now. The Soviet Union back then was a superpower. When Battersby put pen to paper there was no end in sight for the long-suffering peoples of Bolshevik Occupied Europe (Russia) so badly deceived by the Capitalist West in 1917 and again in 1945.

The Holy Book of Adolf Hitler foretold a post-Soviet independent superpower Russia. The Holy Book prophesied that the future Russian leader would be much criticised by the corrupt decadent Western mainstream media. When reading such prophecies in the late 1960s who could blame me for being sceptical?

The Holy Book foretold an alliance built on peaceful trade between European Russia, China, India, Latin America and South Africa. Again, I was disbelieving but (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa Trading Bloc) BRICS today challenges the supremacy of the U.S dollar.

When in 2015 I returned to those previously spurned pages of The Holy Book of Adolf Hitler I caught my breath as I perused every paragraph. I had an open mind on the spiritual presence of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. I know that the German reformer both then and now was regarded by millions as the Second Coming or the presence of Jesus Christ on Earth. Who was I to argue as I do not have supernatural gifts? All I can do is record the undeniable. I refer in particular to what Savitri Devi at the book’s end describes as, ‘The Ecstasy of Adolf Hitler.’

The Holy Book of Adolf Hitler sets out to explain the German workers struggle to thwart a 1919 Bolshevik seizure of Germany. This capture if successful would be similar to the U.S backed Bolshevik seizure of Imperial Russia in 1917.

This cataclysmic arrest of civilisation was financed by the Banking Bolsheviks lurking in Wall Street. The seizure by Jewish mercenaries had turned Imperial Russia into a plantation ripe for plunder by the omnipotent Capitalist and corporate entities of the Western Powers. These are now identified as the globalists but they are the same hooked nose tribe. The New World Order is of the same tribe and as diligently pursuing the same aims of global control.

The success of Hitler’s National Socialist Party (N.S.D.A.P) in denying Germany to the Bolsheviks was neither forgotten nor forgiven by the supposedly anti-Communist West and its repellent mainstream media.

During their epic 1918 ~ 1933 struggle for German hearts the NSDAP Party workers were constantly provoked, confronted and attacked by mercenary Communists. These vicious street fighters were financed by Western banking interests and their misdeeds laundered by the Jewish controlled media. Meantime, the so-called anti-Communist west never missed opportunity to attack the NSDAP which alone tackled Bolshevism.

The discredited Communists and their parties have since morphed into the ‘anti-Fascist coalition’. Only the name has changed; these Shabbos Goy mercenaries are financed by the Hungarian Jew George Soros and other billionaire revolutionaries. Soros and his ilk are heirs to Jacob Schiff and the Bolshevik bankers of Wall Street circa 1917.

In 1933 the NSDAP, which was a genuine workers socialist revolutionary party, achieved power through the ballot box. From that moment on the Jewish controlled media in the Capitalist West and Bolshevik Occupied Russia proclaimed and orchestrated a trade war on Germany’s NSDAP socialist workers party.

Simultaneously from 1933 to 1939 the West’s banking and political elites, supported by their comrade-in-arms media apparatchiks, conspired to bring a war of total destruction on the National Socialists. In this they succeeded: In May 1945 the only real workers revolution against Capitalism and Communism was destroyed by the Capitalist-Communist Coalition.

The Holy Book of Adolf Hitler allows you to accompany Europe’s last gladiators in their epic but futile struggle to overcome the forces of Mammon. Is there to be a happy ending? Yes!

The British Empire: When in 1939 Britain declared war on the Workers Reich there was still a British Empire. This empire was then pawned and sold to the globalist elite in order to finance Churchill’s ruinous war. The British Empire has meantime completely evaporated. World War II was the war Britain and the British Empire lost.

The Soviet Empire: From 1917 the declared aim of the Soviet Union (Comintern) was to put the world under the Bolshevik jackboot. By 1939 Soviet success seemed assured. In control of Russia’s vast territories the Bolsheviks had meanwhile invaded and occupied many other European nations. These included Finland, Poland, and the Baltic States.

In 1940 the USSR prepared to add Western Europe to its territories. When U.S President Roosevelt inked the notorious Lend Lease Act in Congress in March 1940 Soviet dictator Joe Stalin was given the blank check necessary to wage wars of territorial conquest.

In the U.S and Britain the Jewish-controlled media ring-fenced, applauded and supported the international Communist Parties (Comintern). Simultaneously, the same controlled mainstream media attacked individuals, organisations and parties that opposed the spread of Communism.

However, Soviet expansionist ambitions largely ended under the tenure of Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev (1964 ~ 1982). By the late 1980s it was all over and the USSR like the British Empire was also history. It was the war the Soviet Union lost.

This leaves the United States of the Almighty (Dollar). Reaping the ill-gotten rewards of a plundered Germany whilst bloated by their having added Europe’s forfeited colonies the U.S from 1945 seemed omnipotent. Yet, in 2017 the supposedly almighty United States finds itself caught in a Russian and Chinese vice.

The irony must have Adolf Hitler smiling from Paradise: In 1941, the beleaguered Workers Reich suffered the same handicap. At Germany’s Western borders stood the armed might of the British, French and (war undeclared) U.S empires. To Germany’s east were poised the Wall Street financed 4.5 million strong Soviet Red Army. The odds being too great combined with the denial of essential raw materials was to lead to the defeat of the Socialist Workers Reich.

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Ironically, the U.S today finds itself in the same position. But, to even greater disadvantage the United States has since forfeited its manufacturing base that underpins independence. Saddled with a $20 trillion debt the future of the U.S is such that no insurance salesman would be foolhardy enough to underwrite its life insurance policy.

Russia’s nuclear arsenal today patrols America’s Atlantic coastlines. To America’s east is the growing threat from North Korea, China and Russia. There is no way that the technically bankrupt increasingly totalitarian United States can wage war and win, defend itself or its interests. Within 10 years the omnipotence of Imperial America will evaporate in the flames of civil and racial war. As a consequence the Zionist-seized U.S may soon join the British and Soviet Empires in the dustbins of history.

Does this leave the vanquished Workers Reich as the victor? In 2017 the Hitler Legend gathers strength throughout the world. President Vladimir Putin and his Foreign Secretary Sergei Lavrov, arguably the world’s most powerful leaders, recently expressed concern at ‘history being re-written’. This is diplomatic talk for ‘the (victors) lies are breaking down under their own weight’ as prophesied in April 1945 by the martyred German Minister of Information, Dr Joseph Goebbels.

In his Last Will and Testament Europe’s great social reformer and workers champion foretold:

National Socialism is essentially a religious movement and faith. The Germanic or Aryan world of ideas, both political and religious will go out as a sacred Gospel to heal mankind.”

It could be that whilst the Capitalist Communist conspiracy is consigned to ignominy the National Socialist eagle will once again soar over a more harmonious world. The Holy Book of Adolf Hitler by James L. Battersby prophesies the Aryan victory over the international Jew. In this we must do more than merely believe for to achieve victory we must also fight as God helps those who help themselves.

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The Last Waffen-SS Unit Defending Adolf Hitler’s Bunker was Comprised Entirely of Frenchmen

One of the last Waffen-SS units to hold out defending Adolf Hitler’s bunker in Berlin was comprised entirely of Frenchmen.

The 33rd Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS Charlemagne (1st French) and Charlemagne Regiment are collective names used for units of French volunteers in the Wehrmacht and later Waffen-SS during World War II.

From estimates of 7,400 to 11,000 at its peak in 1944, the strength of the division fell to just sixty men in May 1945. They were one of the last German units to see action in a pitched battle during World War II, where they held central Berlin and the Führerbunker against the onslaught of Soviet infantry and armor. Knowing that they would not survive should Germany be defeated, they were among the last to surrender in the brutal house-to-house and street-to-street fighting during the final days of the Battle in Berlin.

Its crest is a representation of the dual empire of Charlemagne, which united the Franks in what would become France and Germany. The Imperial eagle on the dexter side represents East Francia (Germany) and the fleurs-de-lys on the sinister side represents West Francia (France).


In September 1944, a new unit, the Waffen-Grenadier-Brigade der SS “Charlemagne” (französische Nr.1), also known as the Französische Brigade der SS was formed out of the remnants of the LVF and French Sturmbrigade, both of which were disbanded.

Joining them were French collaborators fleeing the Allied advance in the west, as well as Frenchmen from the German Navy, the National Socialist Motor Corps (NSKK), the Organisation Todt, a construction unit and the Vichy French Milice. Some sources claim that the unit also included volunteers from some French colonies and Switzerland. SS-Brigadeführer Gustav Krukenberg took actual command with Puaud (now an SS-Oberführer), as nominal French commander.

Defence of Berlin

In early April 1945, Krukenberg now commanded only about 700 men organized into a single infantry regiment with two battalions (Battalions 57 and 58) and one heavy support battalion without equipment. He released about 400 men to serve in a construction battalion; the remainder, numbering about 350, had chosen to go to Berlin and conduct a delaying action against the approaching Soviet Army.

On 23 April the Reich Chancellery in Berlin ordered Krukenberg to proceed to the capital with his men, who were reorganized as Sturmbataillon (“assault battalion”) “Charlemagne”. Between 320 and 330 French troops arrived in Berlin on 24 April after a long detour to avoid Soviet advance columns. (The French SS men had been attempting to cross the Falkenrehde canal bridge which was blown up under them by men of the Volkssturm who thought they were a Soviet column). Sturmbataillon “Charlemagne” was attached to the 11th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division “Nordland”.

The arrival of the French SS men bolstered the Nordland Division whose “Norge” and “Danmark” Panzergrenadier regiments had been decimated in the fighting. Both equaled roughly a battalion. SS-Brigadeführer Krukenberg was appointed the commander of (Berlin) Defence Sector C on 25 April. This command included the Nordland Division, following the dismissal of its previous commander, SS-Brigadeführer Joachim Ziegler on the same day.

The soldiers noted that the first night in Berlin was unnaturally quiet. They heard people dancing and laughing, but no sounds of fighting were audible except for the occasional distant sound of Soviet artillery.They walked from West to East Berlin, to a brewery near the Hermannplatz. Here the fighting began, with Hitler Youth firing Panzerfausts at Soviet tanks belonging to advance guards near the Tempelhof Aerodrome. Soon some members of the Sturmbataillon joined the Hitler Youth in tank hunting sorties.

Supported by Tiger II tanks and the 11th SS Panzer-Battalion “Hermann von Salza”, the Sturmbataillon took part in a counterattack on the morning of 26 April in Neukölln, a district in southeastern Berlin near the Sonnenallee. The counterattack ran into an ambush by Soviet troops using a captured German Panther tank. The regiment lost half of the available troops in Neukölln on the first day. It later defended Neukölln’s Town Hall.

Given that Neukölln was heavily penetrated by Soviet combat groups, Krukenberg prepared fallback positions for Sector C defenders around Hermannplatz. He moved his headquarters into the opera house. As the Nordland Division withdrew towards Hermannplatz the French SS and one-hundred Hitler Youth attached to their group destroyed 14 Soviet tanks with panzerfausts; one machine gun position by the Halensee bridge managed to hold up any Soviet advance in that area for 48 hours.

The Soviet advance into Berlin followed a pattern of massive shelling followed by assaults using battle groups of about 80 men in each, with tank escorts and close artillery support. On 27 April, after a spirited but futile defence, the remnants of Nordland were pushed back into the central government district (Zitadelle sector) in Defence sector Z.

There, Krukenberg’s Nordland headquarters was a carriage in the Stadtmitte U-Bahn station. Fighting was very heavy and by 28 April, approximately 108 Soviet tanks had been destroyed in the southeast of Berlin within the S-Bahn. Sixty-two of those were destroyed by the efforts of the Charlemagne Sturmbataillon alone, which was now under the command of SS-Hauptsturmführer Henri Joseph Fenet. Fenet and his battalion were given the area of Neukölln, Belle Alliance Platz, Wilhelmstrasse and the Friedrichstrasse to defend.

Fenet, who was now wounded in the foot, remained with his battalion as they withdrew to the vicinity of the Reich Aviation Ministry in the central government district under the command of SS-Brigadeführer Wilhelm Mohnke. For the success of the battalion during the Battle in Berlin, Mohnke awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross to Fenet on 29 April 1945.

On 28 April, the Red Army started a full-scale offensive into the central sector. Fighting was intense, the Sturmbataillon Charlemagne was in the center of the battle zone around the Reich Chancellery. SS-Unterscharführer Eugene Vaulot, who had destroyed two tanks in Neukölln, used his Panzerfausts to claim six more near the Führerbunker. He was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross by Krukenberg during a candlelight ceremony on the Stadtmitte U-Bahn station platform on 29 April. Vaulot did not survive the battle being killed three days later.

The French Charlemagne SS were the last defenders of Hitler’s Führerbunker, remaining there until 2 May to prevent the Soviets from capturing it on May Day.

Reduced to approximately thirty able men, most members of the Sturmbataillon had been captured or escaped Berlin on their own, or in small groups. Most of those who made it to France were denounced and sent to Allied prisons and camps. For example, Fenet was sentenced to 20 years of forced labour, but was released from prison in 1959. Others were shot upon capture by the French authorities. General Philip Leclerc, the French divisional commander who had served under the Americans, was presented with a defiant group of 11-12 captured Charlemagne Division men. The Free French General immediately asked them why they wore a German uniform, to which one of them replied by asking the General why he wore an American one (the Free French wore modified US army uniforms). The group of French Waffen-SS men was later executed by the “victorius allies” without any form of military tribunal procedure.

(War History Online)

When Hitler was a popular Jewish last name in New York

JTA — “Herr Adolf Hitler of Germany would be covered with confusion if he dared to enter the strictly kosher home of Mrs. Rose Hitler, pretty young Jewish housewife, who lives at 233 E. 92nd Street, in the heart of Brooklyn’s Brownsville.”

That is the start of an improbable JTA article from June 1933, entitled “Kiss the Mezuzah — and meet the Brownsville Hitlers.” It is a snapshot of a time when Hitler was a recognizable, if increasingly ironic, Jewish surname in New York City. According to Rose Hitler, more than 30 families across the city bore the last name of the man who became the chancellor of Germany that year and one of history’s worst monsters.

The JTA article got a few things wrong: Rose’s family actually spelled their last name “Hittler,” and her husband’s name was Frank, not Fred, according to their marriage records. (We gave Frank Hittler his proper name back in our video above.)

But the article was accurate about the increasing discomfort of New Yorkers named Hitler or Hittler. Living in what was a very Jewish neighborhood at the time, Frank and Rose’s kids began having trouble at school. Herbert, age 9, constantly got into fistfights. Friends of four-year-old Rita called her a Nazi.

Rita, a vivacious girl, finds her big brown eyes filling with tears whenever her playmates tease her and call her a Nazi. “I ain’t a Nazzy,” says Rita. “I’m Jewish.”

Her friends reply in chorus: “Rita’s a Nazzy, Rita’s a Nazzy!”

Rose admitted she was surprised by the whole ordeal.

“My father-in-law, may he rest in peace, used to say when he was living that he never heard of a Hitler who wasn’t Jewish,” she said. “Take my brother-in-law, Louis Hitler, who lives on Pulaski Street. Take all the other Hitlers in New York.”

Watch our video to find out how the family dealt with their Hitler problem.

When Hitler’s Favorite Waffen-SS Commando Leader Became an Irish Farmer

He was Hitler’s favourite commando, famously rescuing Mussolini from an Italian hilltop fortress, and was known as “the most dangerous man in Europe”.

After World War Two, he landed in Argentina and became a bodyguard for Eva Perón, with whom he was rumoured to have had an affair.

So when Otto Skorzeny arrived in Ireland in 1959, having bought a rural farmhouse in County Kildare, it caused much intrigue. At 6ft 4in and 18 stone, known as ‘scarface’ due to a distinctive scar on his left cheek, Skorzeny was an easily recognisable figure as he popped into the local post office.

In Irish press reports at the time Skorzeny was portrayed as a glamorous cloak and dagger figure, as Dublin-based journalist Kim Bielenberg recalls.
‘Military prowess’


“Skorzeny was depicted as the Third Reich’s Scarlet Pimpernel. The tone in newspaper articles was one of admiration rather than repulsion.

“He seemed to be admired for his military prowess,” he said.

But concerns about why this pin-up boy of the Nazi party had come to the country led to questions in the Irish parliament. What was Skorzeny doing there? Did he intend to start Nazi activities in Ireland?

Born in Vienna in 1908, Otto Skorzeny joined the Austrian Nazi party in the early 1930s. At the outbreak of WW2 he was initially involved in fighting on the Eastern Front, taking part in the German invasions of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union.

‘Most dangerous man in Europe’

By April 1943, he had been made head of German special forces, in charge of a unit of elite SS commandos.

When Hitler’s ally Benito Mussolini was overthrown and imprisoned in Italy, Skorzeny was chosen by Hitler to lead the rescue mission.

Skorzeny and his men descended in gliders upon the remote Italian mountain-top hotel where Mussolini was held captive, overwhelming the Italian guards with the surprise attack and freeing the deposed dictator.

With this success, Skorzeny further enhanced his reputation with Hitler and was promoted to major.

He gained international renown when Mussolini was paraded in front of the media with Skorzeny at his side. Winston Churchill even described the mission as “one of great daring”.

He became the National Socialists go-to man for such operations. Another occurred in 1944 when Skorzeny and his men captured the son of the Hungarian regent, Admiral Horthy. Securing Miklós Horthy Jr after a brief fire fight, Skorzeny’s team then rolled him up in a carpet and put him on a plane to Berlin.

War crimes trial

Skorzeny’s last major mission in WW2 was during the Ardennes offensive (more commonly known as the Battle of the Bulge), in December 1944.

Skorzeny commanded Operation Greif, where English-speaking Germans dressed in American uniforms used disguised tanks to get behind Allied lines.

The plan caused confusion and panic among the Allies.

Rumours spread that Skorzeny’s men were planning to assassinate General Eisenhower, with the increased security leaving Eisenhower temporarily confined to his Versailles headquarters during Christmas week.

Ten days after Hitler took his own life in May 1945, Skorzeny surrendered to the Americans.

At Dachau in 1947 he stood trial for war crimes, but the case collapsed and Skorzeny was acquitted.

Skorzeny still had to answer charges from other countries and remained held as a prisoner of war. Typically, he escaped – with the help of former SS comrades.

He ended up in Madrid and set up an import/export agency. Although much of its business was legitimate, this was said to have been a front for Skorzeny’s involvement in organising the escape of wanted Nazis from Europe to South America.

Indisputably, Skorzeny made many trips to Argentina, where he met Argentinean President Juan Perón and even became a bodyguard to Perón’s wife Eva, reportedly foiling an attempt on her life.

Feted in Ireland

Skorzeny travelled from Madrid to Ireland in June 1957, where he had been invited to Portmarnock Country Club hotel in County Dublin.

Kim Bielenberg reflects on the welcome Skorzeny received at the reception held in his honour.

“He was feted by the Dublin social glitterati, including a young politician, Charles Haughey, who was later to become Ireland’s most controversial prime minister.”

“According to the Evening Press account, ‘the ballroom was packed with representatives of various societies, professional men and, of course, several TDs [parliamentary representatives]’,” the journalist said.

Bielenberg believes this warm welcome may have encouraged him to buy Martinstown House, a 160 acre farm and mansion in the Curragh, County Kildare, in 1959 and assesses the impression Skorzeny created with the locals.

“He could be seen driving across the Curragh in a white Mercedes and would visit the local post office for groceries.

“Reggie Darling, a local historian, told me he remembered coming across Skorzeny on the Curragh.

“He recalled him as a big man who stood out because of the scar across his face (which was the result of a duelling contest as a student), but that he wasn’t particularly friendly and he didn’t really mix with local people,” he said.

‘Escape route’

Rumours and conjecture surrounded Skorzeny’s regular visits to Ireland over the coming years.

Documents at the Irish National Archives in Dublin reveal that he was granted temporary visas to stay in Ireland, on the undertaking that he would not enter Britain.

State records from 1958 mention his indignation at the continual refusal of the British authorities to allow him entry.

Newspaper reports in the 1960s alleged that Skorzeny had opened up an escape route for ex-Nazis in Spain and that his farm in Ireland was a place where fleeing Nazis could hide, but no evidence was found to substantiate this claim.

Questions in the Dáil

In the post-war period, Europe was still haunted by the spectre of Nazism and there were concerns that it would return as a political force.

With that in mind, the former Irish minister for health Noel Browne was very concerned about Skorzeny’s presence in Ireland and raised the matter in the Irish parliament (Dáil), in 1959.

The minister expressed concern that Skorzeny was engaging in “anti-Semitic activities”.

On another occasion Browne told the Dáil: “It is generally understood that this man plays some part (in neo-Nazi activities) and, if so, he should not be allowed to use Ireland for that purpose.”

There were a number of memos and letters involving Irish government departments, such as the Department of Justice and the Department of External Affairs, addressing concerns about Skorzeny’s presence in Ireland.

When interviewed, Skorzeny denied that he was involved in Nazi activities or politics.

He said that he would like to buy horses and that one day he wished to retire to Ireland. But that did not happen and he was never granted a permanent Irish visa.

He lived out his remaining years in Madrid, where he died of cancer in 1975.

Skorzeny never denounced Natonal Socialism and was buried by his former comrades with his coffin draped in the National Socialist colours.

National Socialists in Ireland

In addition to Skorzeny, a number of high-profile Nazis, including Albert Folens and Helmut Clissman, came to Ireland in the aftermath of WW2.

In Hidden History: Ireland’s Nazis, a 2007 documentary by Irish state broadcaster RTÉ, presenter Cathal O’Shannon estimated that between 100 and 200 Nazis moved to Ireland.

O’Shannon, who was an Irish-born Royal Air Force (RAF) veteran, described how he felt that anti-British sentiment in Ireland led to Nazis receiving a warmer welcome than he did when he came home after the war.

Kim Bielenberg believes it is important to consider the context of the time.

“They must have felt reasonably welcome, and were probably left alone, or even feted, as Skorzeny was. I am not sure that the full horror of Nazi atrocities had sunk in in Ireland,” he said.

“There also may have been an attitude among certain nationalists that ‘my enemy’s enemy is my friend’. Irish attitudes to Nazis changed from the 1970s on, as issues such as the Holocaust entered public consciousness.”

Hitler assassination attempt

For Bielenberg there is also a personal link to Skorzeny, as he explains.

“Skorzeny was involved in rounding up and torturing members of the German resistance after their attempt on Hitler’s life. One of these plotters was my own grandfather, Fritz von der Schulenburg”, he said.

“After he was arrested with other resistance leaders, Skorzeny arrived and pulled off their military badges. The plotters were then forced to listen to a speech given by Hitler on the radio, confirming that the fuhrer was indeed still alive and well.

“My grandfather was executed in Berlin in August 1944.”

“My mother came to live in Ireland and married the son of Peter and Christabel Bielenberg, associates of senior resistance figures. She lived in the same county as Skorzeny.

“I only discovered the house’s past and the Skorzeny link when I went to dinner there with my German family just after her death.”


Adolf Hitler – A Man Against Time
By Esoteric Truths

Adolf Hitler was a man who struggled and fought tirelessly for decades trying to secure a safe future for his people. Hitler devoted his life to an idea, an idea that would restore Germany to her former glory. Prior to the accession of the NSDAP, Germany was an impoverished, degenerate, and desolate wasteland which lacked the basic necessitates of life. That all changed, when in 1933, the NSDAP came to power and revitalized the formerly shattered and broken nation.

The international hyenas were shaking in their boots because they feared this revolution, which had liberated Germany from its chains, would spread across Europe. International Jewry panicked and could not allow this to happen; they pressured France and England to declare war on Germany for invading Poland. Hitler was forced into a war that he didn’t want because he had committed the ultimate atrocity: freeing his people from the grip of the Jew.

Throughout the war Hitler offered many peace proposals and all of them were rejected. Germany was fighting for its existence against the combined might of all of the industrial superpowers of the civilized world and would have came out on top had it not been for Hitler’s incompetent high command. International Jewry raped, murdered, and robbed Germany and her people of their honor and pride.

Germany, and the entire western world, are nothing more than provinces of the global Jewish empire that threatens to plunge the world into eternal darkness if not stopped. These internationalists who are currently destroying the world are the same people Hitler fought to the death to defeat. All of the problems of today’s world are a direct result of Hitler’s defeat; all of this could have been prevented had Germany won.

In 1918 there was nothing like an organised anti-Semitic feeling. I still remember the difficulties we encountered the moment we mentioned the word Jew. We were either confronted with dumb-struck faces or else met with lively antagonism.” – Adolf Hitler

Today we are engaged in a bitter struggle with an enemy that is using every tool in their arsenal to wipe us off the face of the earth. The odds might be stacked against us, but we must never give up and struggle until our final victory has been achieved. Hitler faced the same difficulties that we face today. Hitler showed us the way, showed us how we can free our people and our nations from the Jewish yoke. It has been done before, and it will be done again!

Remember the gallant sacrifice of the 300 Spartans and their Greek allies that fought to the last man against the Persian hordes that threatened to enslave and destroy their people. Never forget the brave Waffen SS volunteers who, despite the odds, fought to the death defending the Führerbunker to the last man knowing all was lost. The men that came before us faced many obstacles and challenges and, like them, we too must struggle and fight for our right to exist on this earth. Hitler may be gone, but his legacy will live on for eternity.

Adolf Hitler – Never Despair


Let this video, posted on Adolf Hitler’s birthday, be an inspiration to you. We can accomplish amazing things if we work together tirelessly for our people. Heil Hitler!

The most precious possession you have in the world is your own people. And for this people, and for the sake of this people, we will struggle and fight.”