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Re: Nuremberg - Fair Trial or Show Trial ?

Postby Lamprecht » 4 months 2 weeks ago (Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:30 pm)

Great article that hasn't been posted yet


American Jurists and Attorneys Opposing Injustice at Nuremberg
By John Wear
Published: 2018-11-27
https://codoh.com/library/document/6276/?lang=en
The Nuremberg and later trials were organized primarily for political purposes rather than to dispense impartial justice. This article will discuss the efforts of three American attorneys to expose and correct the injustice of these trials.



Some quotes from the article:

Iowa Supreme Court Justice Charles F. Wennerstrum wrote:The prosecution has failed to maintain objectivity aloof from vindictiveness, aloof from personal ambitions for convictions...The trials were to have convinced the Germans of the guilt of their leaders. They convinced the Germans merely that their leaders lost the war to tough conquerors.



Iowa Supreme Court Justice Charles F. Wennerstrum wrote:The entire atmosphere is unwholesome…Lawyers, clerks, interpreters, and researchers were employed who became Americans only in recent years, whose backgrounds were embedded in Europe’s hatreds and prejudices…If I had known seven months ago what I know today, I would never have come here…The high ideals announced as the motives for creating these tribunals have not been evident.” The lack of appeal in the Nuremberg cases left Wennerstrum “with a feeling that justice has been denied.



Pennsylvania judge Edward L. Van Roden wrote:Sometimes a prisoner who refused to sign was led into a dimly lit room, where a group of civilian investigators, wearing U.S. Army uniforms, were seated around a black table with a crucifix in the center and two candles burning, one on each side. “You will now have your American trial,” the defendant was told.

The sham court passed a sentence of death. Then the accused was told, “You will hang in a few days, as soon as the general approves this sentence: but in the meantime sign this confession and we can get you acquitted.” Some still wouldn’t sign.

We were shocked by the crucifix being used so mockingly.


Pennsylvania judge Edward L. Van Roden wrote:This solitary confinement proved sufficient in itself in some cases to persuade the Germans to sign prepared statements. These statements not only involved the signer, but often would involve other defendants.

Our investigators would put a black hood over the accused’s head and then punch him in the face with rubber hose. Many of the German defendants had teeth knocked out. Some had their jaws broken.

All but two of the Germans, in the 139 cases we investigated, had been kicked in the testicles beyond repair. This was Standard Operating Procedure with American investigators.



Pennsylvania judge Edward L. Van Roden wrote:Unless these crimes committed by Americans are exposed by us at home, the prestige of America and American justice will suffer permanent and irreparable damage.


American attorney Willis N. Everett, Jr. wrote:Several defendants today said they thought they had had a trial…a Col. sat on the Court and his defense counsel rushed the proceedings through and he was to be hanged the next day so he might as well write up a confession and clear some of his fellows seeing he would be hanged…another kind of court had black curtains…The Lt. Col. sat as judge at a black-draped table which had a white cross on it and the only light was two candles on either end. He was tried and witnesses brought in and he was sentenced to death, but he would have to write down in his own handwriting a complete confession. Then the beatings and hang-man’s rope, black hood, eye gougers which they claimed would be used on them unless they confessed. Not a one yet wrote out his statement but each stated that the prosecution dictated their statements and they said it made no difference anyway as they would die the next day. So on and on it goes with each one of the defendants. The story of each must have some truth because they have each been in solitary confinement.



Waffen-SS Officer Jochen Peiper, the lead defendant in the Malmédy trial wrote:On the last day of my stay in Schwäbisch Hall I was called for interrogation and received, as usual, a black hood over my head. And I had to wait down there in the hall of the prison for about five minutes, since the American sergeant who came for me went to get some other comrades of mine from their cell. During this occasion when I was standing there quietly waiting, I was struck in the face by a person unknown to me, and several times in my sexual parts with a stick.


All the citations are in the article above
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Re: Nuremberg - Fair Trial or Show Trial ?

Postby Lamprecht » 4 months 1 week ago (Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:08 pm)

A good article translated from French, written a few years after the NMT, discusses the use of atrocity propaganda to incriminate NS Germany, and the allies covering up & justifying their own atrocities.

The following excerpt from Maurice Bardèche’s Nuremberg ou la Terre promise (Nuremberg or The Promised Land) (Paris: Les Sept Couleurs, 1948) argues that the true motive of the Nuremberg Tribunal was to provide retroactive justification for massive Allied atrocities against Germany and its allies. The title is editorial.

The True Foundations of the Nuremberg Tribunal

Let us note initially, as a starting point, that this legal action against Germany, or more exactly against National Socialism, has a solid basis, a basis much more solid than one generally believes. Only, it is not the one proclaimed. And things, in truth, are much more dramatic than they are said to be: the basis for the charge, the motive behind the charge, is actually much more distressing for the victors.

Public opinion and the prosecutors for the victorious powers affirm that they have set themselves up as judges because they represent civilization. That is the official explanation. But that is also the official sophism, for that is to take as a first principle and a certainty what is precisely under discussion. It is at the end of an open trial between Germany and the Allies that one would be able to say which camp represented civilization. It is not at the beginning that one can say that, and above all it is not one of the parties on trial who can say it. The United States, England, and the U.S.S.R. brought in their most erudite lawyers to support this childish argument. For four years our radios have repeated: “you are barbarians, you were overcome, and therefore you are barbarians.” For it is clear that Mr. Shawcross, Mr. Jackson, and Mr. Rudenko speak no differently at their desks at Nuremberg when they proclaim the unanimous indignation of the civilized world, the indignation that their own propaganda caused, supported, guided, and which can be directed by them at will, like a swarm of locusts, against any form of political life which may displease them. However, let us make no mistake about it, this prefabricated indignation has long been and, all in all, still is the principal basis for the charge against the German regime. It is the indignation of the civilized world which requires the trial, it is that too which supports its conduct, it is in the end everything: the judges at Nuremberg are only the secretaries, the scribes of this unanimity. One puts on us by force some red glasses and then invites us to declare that things are red. Now there is a program with a future for which we have not finished counting the philosophical merits!

But the truth is very different. The true basis for the Nuremberg Trial, the one which no one has ever dared to point out, is, I suspect, not fear: it is the spectacle of the ruins, it is the panic of the victors. It is necessary that the others be in the wrong. It is necessary, for if, by chance, they had not been monsters, how would the victors bear the weight of all those destroyed cities, and those thousands of phosphorus bombs? It is the horror, it is the despair of the victors which is the true motive for the trial. They have veiled their faces before what they were forced to do and, to give themselves courage, they transformed their massacres into a crusade. They invented a posteriori a right to massacre in the name of respect for humanity. Being killers, they promoted themselves to policemen. After a certain number of deaths, we know that any war becomes obligatorily a war of the Right (Droit).[1] The victory is thus complete only if, after having taken over the citadel by force, one also takes over the consciences by force. From this point of view, the Nuremberg Trial is an apparatus of modern war which deserves to be described like a bomber.

We had already tried to do the same thing in 1918, but then, the war having been only a costly military operation, one had been satisfied with palming off on the Germans the aggression card. Nobody wanted to be responsible for so many deaths. We made the vanquished do this by obliging their negotiators to sign a statement that their country had been responsible for the war. This time around, the war having become on both sides a massacre of innocents, it was not enough to obtain that the vanquished recognize themselves as the aggressors. To excuse the crimes committed in conducting the war, it was absolutely necessary to discover some even more serious ones on the other side. It was absolutely necessary that the English and American bombers seem the sword of the Lord. The Allies did not have a choice. If they did not solemnly affirm, if they did not prove by any means whatever that they had been the saviors of humanity, they were nothing more than murderers. If, one day, men ceased believing in the German monstrosity, would they not demand an accounting for the devastated cities?

There is thus an obvious interest on the part of British and American propaganda and, to a lesser degree, of Soviet propaganda, to support the thesis of German crimes. This will become even more obvious if one keeps in mind that, in spite of its publicity value, this thesis obtained its definitive form only rather late.

In the beginning, nobody believed it. Radio broadcasts endeavored to justify entry into the war. Public opinion indeed feared a German hegemony, but it did not believe in a German monstrosity. During the first months of the occupation the officers said: “They are not going to hit us again with that stuff about German atrocities.” The bombardments of Coventry and London, the first air raids on civilian populations, spoiled this bit of wisdom. And so too, a little later, the submarine war. Then the occupation, hostages, and reprisals. And then with the help of radio broadcasts public opinion managed to reach the first degree of intoxication. The Germans were monsters because they were unfair adversaries and because they believed only in the law of the strongest. Opposite them: the correct nations which were always beaten because they conducted themselves in everything with honesty. But people did not really believe that the Germans were monsters; they saw in all this only the same themes of propaganda which had circulated at the time of the Kaiser and Big Bertha.[2]

The occupation of the territories in the East and, at the same time, the fight undertaken in all Europe against terrorism and sabotage provided other arguments. The Germans were monsters because they were everywhere followed by their killers; the myth of the Gestapo was put on its pedestal: in all Europe, the German armies installed the reign of terror, the nights were haunted by the sounds of boots, the prisons were full, and at each dawn shots rang out. The purpose of this war became clear: millions of men, from one end of the continent to the other, fought for the liberation of the new slaves; bombers were given the name “Liberator.” This was the time when America entered the war. People did not yet believe that the Germans were monsters, but they did already view the war as a crusade for freedom. That was the second stage of intoxication.

But these images did not yet correspond to the voltage of our current propaganda. The retreat of the German armies in the East finally made it possible to give the word. It was the moment that they were waiting for: for the German reflux left wrecks. There was talk of war crimes, and a declaration on October 30, 1943 permitted the public, to everyone’s general satisfaction, to learn of these crimes and to foresee their punishment. This time, the Germans were certainly monsters, they cut off the hands of little children, just as had always been said. It was no longer just force, it was cruelty. From this moment, the civilized world had rights (droits) against them: for in the end there are some delicate consciences who do not admit that one should punish treachery by air raids or that one should regard an authoritative regime as a crime against common law (droit), whereas everyone is ready to punish executioners of children and to place them outside the laws (droits) of war. They were caught in the act red-handed. This idea was diffused and exploited. People started to think that the Germans could very well be monsters, and so they reached the third stage of intoxication, which consists of forgetting what was being done each night in the air-raids by thinking angrily about what was happening each day in the prisons.

This was the military situation which they had desired since the start, in order to be able to manipulate people’s minds. And for this same reason this situation needed to be maintained. It became all the more necessary when, shortly after this date, in December 1943, the methods of bombardment changed: instead of having military targets, the Allied aviators received the order to adopt the tactic of carpet bombing which destroyed whole cities. These apocalyptic destructions required, obviously, a corresponding monstrosity. One felt so strongly the need for this that they set up, as of this date, a powerful organization for the detection of German crimes, whose mission it was to move in on the heels of the first waves of the occupation, just as the formations of police followed the advance of the armored troops into Russia. This analogy is suggestive: the Germans ethnically cleansed, the Americans accused, each went about their business with great urgency. The Allies’ investigations, as one knows, were crowned with success. They had the good fortune in January 1945 to discover the concentration camps of which no one had heard until then, and which became precisely the proof that one needed, an obvious offence in a pure form, the crime against humanity which justified all. They were photographed, they were filmed, they appeared in many publications, they were made known by a gigantic publicity campaign, like a brand of pen. The moral war was won. The German monstrosity was proven to be a fact by these invaluable documents. The people who had invented the camps did not have the right to complain about anything. And the silence was such, the curtain had been so abruptly, so skilfully pulled away, that not a voice dared to say that all this was too good to be perfectly true.

It was thus that German culpability was affirmed at different times by different reasons; and it should be noted that this culpability increased as the bombardments of civilians multiplied. This synchronism is in itself rather suspect, and it is all too clear that we should not approve without scrutiny the charges of governments which have so obvious a need for a currency of exchange.

It is perhaps useful to point out that in technical terms the trial was an admirable production. After having presented our most sincere compliments to the technicians, Jewish for the most part, who orchestrated this program, we would like to be able to see clearly and to find our way around in this pièce à tiroirs,[3] where the accusations arrive just in the nick of time like dramatic reversals in a melodrama. Thus it is to this task that we will stick. And, of course, this small book can only be a first stone. It will contain more questions than assertions, more analyses than documents. But is that not at least something: to put a little order in a matter which they have willfully presented in a confused manner? They have done their work so well that today no one dares any more to call things by their proper names. Everything altogether is called monstrous: the acts, the men, the ideas. People’s minds now are stupefied, they are benumbed, inert, they grope about in a wadding of lies. And sometimes, when they meet truths, they back away with horror, for these truths are proscribed. The first object of our concern will thus be a kind of restoration of the evidence. But this work of correction should not be limited to the mere facts of the case. The Nuremberg Court judged in the name of a certain number of principles, in the name of a certain political ethics. There is a reverse side to all these accusations. One is proposing a future to us, one does so by condemning the past. It is into this future also that we want to see clearly. It is these principles that we would like to look at directly. For we already foresee that these new ethics refer to a strange universe, a universe with something sick about it, an elastic universe where our eyes no longer recognize things: but a universe which is that of others, precisely that of which Bernanos[4] had a presentiment when he feared that one day the dreams, locked up in the sly brain of a small Negro shoeshiner in a New York ghetto, would come true. We are there. Our minds are doped. We have been struck by Circe. We have all become Jewish.

Notes

[1] The word “droit” occurs 154 times in this text; it usually means “law” or “right” (in the sense of “a legal or moral right to do something”). Le droit also sometimes, as here, seems to mean “the right” in the sense of “what is right,” i.e., what is both legally and morally right (a sense not exactly recognized in the dictionaries). It is not always easy to determine which of these three senses of droit is appropriate. For that reason I have sometimes indicated in the translation, as here, where droit occurs: the reader can then decide for himself which is the appropriate meaning. (Il diritto in Italian and das Recht in German carry the same meanings as le droit and have greatly factilitated the work of Bardèche’s Italian and German translators.) The word loi, which also means “law,” occurs 49 times in the text. For the sake of clarity, I have sometimes also indicated in the translation where it occurs.

[2] Big Bertha the biggest German artillery gun in World War I, with a caliber of 420 mm. (16.5 in.).

[3] pièce à tiroirs an “episodic play,” usually with a light theme.

[4] Bernanos Georges Bernanos, French right-wing Catholic writer, best known for his novel, Diary of a Country Priest (1936).
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Re: Nuremberg - Fair Trial or Show Trial ?

Postby Jim Russel » 4 months 4 hours ago (Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:37 pm)

Harry Truman's 1946 State of the Union Address was given January 14 and as far as I can tell, as several revisionists have stated, he didn't mention anything about "it" or the upcoming trials in Germany.
https://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/tap/11446.htm

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Re: Nuremberg - Fair Trial or Show Trial ?

Postby atomMan » 3 months 2 weeks ago (Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:30 am)

i'm in the process of reading Irving's book at the moment - 'Nuremberg - The Last Battle' - i knew for a long time that both the Nuremberg and Dachau "trials" were a joke, but i did not realize just how incredibly rigged the former was! the entire thing was a farce from conception to execution

the crippling limitations forced upon the defense, the barbaric treatment of the accused, the bias and hipocracy of the prosecution - incredible - and the Americans looked upon Soviet justice as harsh???

Although no partisan of Churchill, Bevin was flatly opposed to al-
lowing such documents to be produced. Like the Russians, he feared
that the Nuremberg trial might open up a can of worms. ‘If we once
begin,’ he argued, ‘it might be very difficult to know where we could
call a halt as one telegram refers to another and we might bring up
embarrassing references to the Finnish phase of our war plans.’ (In
1940 both Churchill and his predecessor Neville Chamberlain had
planned to join the Finnish war against the Soviet Union.) Sir Nor-
man Brooke advised the prime minister candidly, ‘It would be very
much better not to be drawn at all into the business of establishing
arguments by the production of documents – especially when we do
not know precisely what captured documents the other side may
have.’
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Postby Lamprecht » 1 month 3 weeks ago (Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:16 am)

Iona Nikitchenko, one of the three main drafters of the London Charter and the Soviet Union's judge at the Nuremberg trials, stated before the Tribunal convened:
"We are dealing here with the chief war criminals who have already been convicted and whose conviction has been already announced by both the Moscow and Crimea [Yalta] declarations by the heads of the [Allied] governments... The whole idea is to secure quick and just punishment for the crime."

and
"If... the judge is supposed to be impartial, it would only lead to unnecessary delays."


US prosecutor Robert Jackson stated on July 26th 1946:
"The Allies are still, technically-speaking, at war with Germany... As a military tribunal, this tribunal represents a continuation of the war efforts of the Allied nations."

US Supreme Court Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone wrote:
"Chief US prosecutor Jackson is away conducting his high-grade lynching party in Nuremberg, I don't mind what he does to the Nazis, but I hate to see the pretense that he is running a court and proceeding according to common law. This is a little too sanctimonious a fraud to meet my old-fashioned ideas."


Also see: https://archive.is/tEOFe
Making Justice at Nuremberg, 1945 - 1946
By Professor Richard Overy

[T]hat the war crimes trials... were expressions of a legally dubious 'victors' justice' was [a point raised by]... senior [Allied] legal experts who doubted the legality of the whole process... There was no precedent. No other civilian government had ever been put on trial by the authorities of other states ... What the Allied powers had in mind was a tribunal that would make the waging of aggressive war, the violation of sovereignty and the perpetration of what came to be known in 1945 as 'crimes against humanity' internationally recognized offences. Unfortunately, these had not previously been defined as crimes in international law, which left the Allies in the legally dubious position of having to execute retrospective justice – to punish actions that were not regarded as crimes at the time they were committed.



Recent thread:

“The Legally-Flawed Nuremberg ‘War Crimes Trials’ Did Not ‘Prove’ the Holocaust”: Peter Winter
viewtopic.php?t=12378
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Postby Hase » 3 weeks 5 days ago (Thu May 30, 2019 2:03 am)

Some or all of the arguments in my image, below, have already been made here; but still wanted to share.
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Postby Hannover » 3 weeks 4 days ago (Fri May 31, 2019 12:47 am)

Hase wrote:Some or all of the arguments in my image, below, have already been made here; but still wanted to share.

Thanks & welcome.

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Re: Nuremberg - Fair Trial or Show Trial ?

Postby BroncoBuff » 2 weeks 1 day ago (Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:07 pm)

Brand new to this Board - briefly my perspective: I think the Holocaust happened mostly the way popular history has recorded it, though I do understand the truism "the victors write the history books," and how that dynamic very likely resulted in exaggeration and overstatement. I believe the Jews have not been shy about playing the issue for all it's worth, and Israel (and especially Netanyahu) have played that victim card as justification for extraneous criminal treatment and bullying of neighbors.

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That said, my input: I've been a criminal defense attorney for most of the past 25 years, and I have a thorough if not comprehensive appreciation for the motivations and impulses of defendants on trial for crimes.

In my cursory research of the Nuremberg Trials, at least of the most serious tier of 24 defendants, I found those defendants had either 1) pleaded for mercy, 2) claimed un-involvement, or most often, 3) claimed they were merely "following orders," and that their superiors, from Heydrich on down, would have executed them had they refused.


This is a real problem for Holocaust deniers or Third Reich revisionists: When faced with criminal charges that could well result in a sentence of death and summary execution, none of them claimed "it was all a hoax." No defendants went on record claiming it was all a fiction concocted by the allies, and none of it happened. I recall two or three mentions that certain of the Jews (those the particular defendant was in charge of), were treated "well" (comparatively) because they were useful for manufacturing.

In my fairly extensive experience, I promise you people will say damn near anything to avoid even 30 days in jail, much less death.

Moreover, none of those who were convicted, served sentences and were later released, have gone on record that the Holocaust was a hoax. Albert Speer and Karl Donitz have written books on the Reich and the War, but neither made a claim of hoax, even decades later when such claims would no longer have put their lives in peril.


I cannot believe this line of reasoning has never been broached, please tell me how it's countered. I am not opposed to the idea it was a hoax, or did not occur as widely believed.

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Postby Hannover » 2 weeks 1 day ago (Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:27 pm)

You obviously know little about the subject you believe in.
You're novice points have been handled repeatedly.
But nonetheless, let's go.

- There are countless examples of Nazis" rejecting the ridiculous tales.
see:
quora.com / Tim O'Neill: Nazis never denied 'holocaust' / WRONG:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8165

- You have also ignored the contents of this thread where it's proven that torture was used routinely. As admitted by those doing the torturing.
What legit court would ever allow "evidence" that was the result of torture?
Nuremberg did.

- Nuremberg also accepted that Germans used steam chambers at Treblinka.

- Nuremberg also accepted that Germans used A-Bombs to kill thousands of Jews.

- Documents from the U.S. National Archives reveal that the U.S. government helped cover up the Soviet 1940 massacre on some 20,000 Poles at Katyn and other places — not just during the war, but even afterwards. The Katyn Massacre by the Soviets was accepted by the Allies at Nuremberg as a German crime.

- At Nuremberg no forensic studies of the later alleged Zyklon-B / cyanide gas chambers, and the laughably alleged diesel gas chambers were ever submitted. Only a stages Show Trial could get away with such malfeasance.

- The fact is that the alleged gas chambers are scientifically impossible. I challenge you to show us how they worked.

- And why would a convicted German ever come out and say the truth knowing he would go back to jail? You can't be serious.
BTW, free speech on the "holocaust" is illegal in Europe.

Albert Speer?
Speer was one of Hitler's favorites and was responsible for allocation and oversight of all materials during the war. No one could have constructed the alleged 'extermination centers' without Speer's knowledge and approval.
Speer spent 20 years in Spandau prison for using "slave labor", which of course was common practice by the Allies, Speer never admitted the existence of homicidal 'gas chambers'. After his release he was bound by Orwellian German law which prevented him from saying anything that went against any part of the impossible yet mandated 'holocaust' storyline.


- I remind you, as obviously you have no idea, the narrative claims that '6,000,000 Jews & 5,000,000 others' were killed in the same ways.
I remind you that it's claimed that the remains of those 11,000,000 people , equal to the population of London, were buried in truly immense mass graves and that the locations of these alleged massive human remains are supposedly known today. So please show them to us.

Some other facts:
- The typical Nuremberg 'documents' were no more than English translations of Russian translations of Polish copies of an alleged German original which cannot be found.

- How the Film Evidence at Nuremberg was faked, from the files of Justice Robert H Jackson, US chief prosecutor at Nuremberg.
http://www.fpp.co.uk/History/General/Nb ... 61145.html

- "The Nuremberg Trials are so repugnant to the Anglo-Saxon principles of justice that we must forever be ashamed of that page in our history." Congressional Record, appendix, v.95, sec.14, 6/15/49

All this and much, much more is contained in this thread. Why have you ignored this information?
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Re: Nuremberg - Fair Trial or Show Trial ?

Postby Lamprecht » 2 weeks 8 hours ago (Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:06 am)

BroncoBuff wrote:This is a real problem for Holocaust deniers or Third Reich revisionists: When faced with criminal charges that could well result in a sentence of death and summary execution, none of them claimed "it was all a hoax." No defendants went on record claiming it was all a fiction concocted by the allies, and none of it happened. I recall two or three mentions that certain of the Jews (those the particular defendant was in charge of), were treated "well" (comparatively) because they were useful for manufacturing.
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Moreover, none of those who were convicted, served sentences and were later released, have gone on record that the Holocaust was a hoax. Albert Speer and Karl Donitz have written books on the Reich and the War, but neither made a claim of hoax, even decades later when such claims would no longer have put their lives in peril.


That is incorrect. Please review the following thread:

"Why Didn't Any Nazi Deny" and the scope of the "conspiracy"
viewtopic.php?t=12287

Individuals were charged with certain crimes. If someone was at, say, Auschwitz, and said "I was an Auschwitz and nobody was gassed, I didn't see anything like that, it's impossible" they don't need to say (nor, really, were they given an opportunity to say) that the other so-called "Extermination camps" did not have gassings either. Your argument is silly. These people were on trial for crimes they allegedly committed.

From the above link:

- Dr. Horst Pelckmann, defense counsel for the SS at Nuremberg, exposed the fact that over 97% of the SS men who mentioned "The Jewish Problem" denied that it was to be solved by extermination. On 21 August 1946 (IMT Proceedings, vol. 21, p. 368): "On the question of whether the SS members recognized the destruction of Jewry as an aim of the leaders, 1,593 out of 1,637 affidavits which mention this problem state that the Jewish problem was not to be solved by killing or the so-called "final solution," and that they had no knowledge of these intentions of the leaders."

- On July 1945, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported that: "A report from the place where major German war criminals are now confined discloses that all of them have denied that the Nazis had any plans to exterminate the Jews of Europe." https://archive.is/NJgOn

- SS Obergruppenführer Ernst Kaltenbrunner called orders for homicidal gassings "impossible"

- Chief of the Reich Chancellery Hans Lammers: "The [Final] solution was to lie in the evacuation of full-blooded Jews, and secondly, a regulation of some sort concerning the privileged Jews and the half-Jews."

- Julius Streicher: "To this day I do not believe that 5 million were killed. I consider it technically impossible that that could have happened. I do not believe it. I have not received proof of that up until now."

- Alfred Rosenberg: "The thought of a physical annihilation of Slavs and Jews, that is to say, the actual murder of entire peoples, has never entered my mind and I most certainly did not advocate it in any way. I was of the opinion that the existing Jewish question would have to be solved by the creation of a minority right, by emigration, or by settling the Jews in a national territory over a ten-year period of time" also: "I think that such orders for inhuman conduct in concentration camps could not ever have been given, [...] My personal opinion is that such inhuman things ought not and could not have been ordered."

- The infamous Dr Mengele: "I don’t have anything to hide. Terrible things happened at Auschwitz, and I did my best to help. One could not do everything. There were terrible disasters there. I could only save so many. I never killed anyone or hurt anyone. I can prove I am innocent of what they could say against me. I am building the facts for my defense. I want to turn myself in and be cleared at a trial."

- S.S. Major-General Heinz Fanslau: "This [extermination of Jews] cannot be possible, because I, too, would have had to know something about it."

- SS Captain Alois Brunner said he first learned about gas chambers after the war and that the Nazis were "victims of a great Allied propaganda lie"

- Kurt Bolender left behind a suicide note stating his innocence, he was posted at Sobibor, an allegedy extermination camp, and initially denied the gassings

- Alexander Laak declared the Soviet allegations against him "99% lies and Communist propaganda"

- Hans Aumeier, deputy commandant of Auschwitz, said in a statement on 29 June 1945: "In the main camp was one crematorium with two ovens... During my time tie two or three crematoria were built at Berkenau. I know nothing about gas chambers, and no prisoner was gassed in my time."

- Generaloberst Paul Hausser at Nuremberg also repeatedly denied atrocities attributed to the Waffen-SS, and stated: "the extermination of Jewry or of the Eastern peoples was never taught and was never demanded."

- Albert Speer, Reich Minister of Armaments and War Production: "That millions of Jews could have been transported across Europe and killed at a wartime industrial center as important as Auschwitz, and elsewhere, without Speer's knowledge simply defies belief."

- Auschwitz Commandant Richard Baer in a Paris newspaper (Rivarol) had recorded his insistence that "during the whole time in which he governed Auschwitz, he never saw any gas chambers nor believed that such things existed"

- SS commander Erich Priebke: "claims the gassing of millions Jews is false and that existence of gas chambers was cooked up at the Nuremberg trials of Hitler's top Nazi henchmen."

- Karl Wolff, Himmlers adjutant, denied knowledge of an extermination of Jews. An article in German says he admitted to first having learned "about the systematic extermination of millions of Jews in Poland in mid-March 1945 in Switzerland"

- SS-Obersturmführer Robert Mulka, who was adjutant to Rudolf Hoess, denied he even knew about the gassings

- Karl Höcker, Mulka's successor as adjutant of the camp commandant, believed "that inmates in Auschwitz were basically not killed."

- Generalfeldmarschall Erich von Manstein, in his trial verdict: "the defendant denied strongly to have participated in any gas van operations. He stated that he has never seen a gas van in his life and that he had not even heard of the existence of such vehicles at that time"

- Hans Laternser, defense lawyer of the Generals on trial, denied the gas vans at the IMT

- Erich Ehrlinger, head of Einsatzkommando 1b in summer 1941, “persistently” denied having ordered or participated in wanton mass murder

- Josef Bühler the deputy governor of the General Government and attendee of the Wannsee Conference, claimed to be one of the main perpetrators of one half of the entire "Holocaust" denied the exterminations and only spoke of a resettlement plan

- Fritz Gaar claimed: "Although I was working for longer then 4 years in Auschwitz I did not notice anything about prisoners being gassed there"

Many more examples in the link above. The whole "I was there but knew nothing about extermination of Jews" is further in agreement with the documentary evidence:

- Every document on the "Final Solution" referred to deportation/resettlement, not extermination. See: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12296
"There is a principal which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance -- that principal is contempt prior to investigation."
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Re: Nuremberg - Fair Trial or Show Trial ?

Postby Lamprecht » 2 weeks 4 hours ago (Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:13 pm)

BroncoBuff:
In my fairly extensive experience, I promise you people will say damn near anything to avoid even 30 days in jail, much less death.
As shown above, and in the following link, once again:


"Why Didn't Any Nazi Deny" and the scope of the "conspiracy"
viewtopic.php?t=12287

The most common defense was "Well, I didn't know anything about an extermination of Jews, or homicidal gas chambers"

Isn't that the best defense in such a case? You're ignoring that the Neremberg Tribunal took judicial notice of the alleged extermination, and was not "bound by technical rules of evidence... and shall admit any evidence which it deems to have probative value."

From the link above:
As we can see, "Why Didn't Any Nazi Deny the Holocaust?" is a textbook example of the "loaded question" fallacy - a question that contains a controversial or unjustified assumption. Some Nazis did, in fact, deny the Holocaust. A large number of Nazis who [publicly] accepted it as true claimed that they had only become aware of it after the war had already ended. Furthermore, the claim that hundreds of thousands of people would have had to be kept from spilling the beans is simply absurd, and is contradicted by the "Holocaust" story as defined in the Nuremberg Trials by the prosecution. Lastly, the trials took "judicial notice" of the "Holocaust -- meaning it was accepted as undeniable fact, one that could not be contested or deliberated by the defense.



BroncoBuff claimed:
Albert Speer and Karl Donitz have written books on the Reich and the War, but neither made a claim of hoax, even decades later when such claims would no longer have put their lives in peril.


On Speer:
Until his death in 1981, Speer steadfastly insisted that he did not know of any extermination program or gassings during the war. His position was remarkable because, if a wartime policy to exterminate the Jews had actually existed, almost no one would have been in a better position to have known about it. As Reich Armaments Minister, Speer was responsible for the continental mobilization of all available resources, including critically needed Jewish workers. That millions of Jews could have been transported across Europe and killed at a wartime industrial center as important as Auschwitz, and elsewhere, without Speer's knowledge simply defies belief.[103]
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103. Matthias Schmidt, Albert Speer: The End of a Myth (New York: 1985), pp. 194-195. See also: M. Weber, "Albert Speer and the Holocaust," Journal of Historical Review, Winter 1984, p. 439.; M. Weber, "Legal Declaration," Journal of Historical Review, Spring 1982, pp. 42-43.; A. Butz, Hoax of the Twentieth Century, pp. 179-180.; Henry A. Turner, Jr., "The Nazi Who Made a Comeback," The New York Times Book Review, March 3, 1985, pp. 9-10.
From: The Nuremberg Trials and the Holocaust
https://codoh.com/library/document/2369/

Further, in his Spandau diaries (18 March 1948), Albert Speer wrote: " Doenitz; abruptly and aggressively says to me that the Nuremberg verdict made a mockery of all justice... I cannot deny that Doenitz; is partially right in his rejection of the Nuremberg verdicts."

From:
Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz: Last President of a United Germany
https://codoh.com/library/document/2056/


Albert Speer's book:
Spandau: The Secret Diaries
https://archive.is/quFKX

So, it does not seem that Doenitz accepted the Nuremberg trial verdicts. And Speer believes he is partially right. Curious you would use those two as examples


More on Speer:
Human Furniture and Broken Treaties
viewtopic.php?t=12429
Lamprecht wrote:I think he said what he had to say to survive. He was spared the death penalty. Interestingly, he denied any knowledge of a Jew extermination program, even though if true, he would have been in a position to know about it. He also pioneered a defense strategy that was adopted by many other Nazis after the NMT in various post-war trials:

"There is a principal which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance -- that principal is contempt prior to investigation."
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Re: Nuremberg - Fair Trial or Show Trial ?

Postby Hase » 1 week 5 days ago (Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:13 pm)

BroncoBuff mentions "my cursory research" and I imagine he has not researched with any resolve; nor did he check whom were the authors of the material he was consuming. BroncoBuff, let me tell you from experience; you should not take a 'low hanging fruit' approach when it comes to research.


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