Michael Collins Piper in the beginning of this book gives us the short run down of Degrelles life, his political activity, duty in the SS and subsequent escape to Spain where he survived two assassination attempts by Jewish groups with lots of money and powerful backing by Mossad agents and no doubt other interested Jews groups, even the Belgian government who'd demanded Degrelles extradition and execution. The second kidnapping and assassination attempt implicated "Nazi Hunter" Simon Wiesenthal.
Degrelles tale is blood boiling and illustrates the corruption which gave birth to our current political malaise still in practise today to all of us who're interested in World War Two and the Holocaust.
I'm writing this because I want to submit an appeal to any revisionist out there who might have some insight and knowledge into what I think is most important to the history of Revisionism.
Leon Degrelle, living in Spain took up the endeavour to write a 14 volume series called "The Hitler Century" which outlined Adolf Hitler's role in the 20th Century, illuminating the facts and dispelling the myths of all the lies and slander but not ignoring the things Hitler actually did do.
"Whenever I hear the Allied side of history, I am often reminded of the reporter sent to report on a brawl He scrupulously recorded all the blows delivered by one side and none from the other. His story would truthfully bear witness to the aggression of one side and the victimization of the other. But he would be lying by omission. I do not deny anything that Hitler did, but I also point out what the Communists and their Western allies did, and I let the public be the judge."
Leon Degrelle, Hitler Democrat (The Barnes Review, 2012), pp. 16
I heard about this project which never came to fruition a few years ago. I had vague ideas about it, and I was under the impression it never materialised because Degrelle himself died in 1994 unable to write more than the one Volume that was printed by the IHR known to many seasoned revisionists as "Hitler: Born at Versailles"
I came to find out that this was untrue. And I'm startled by the facts of the real situation. But before I explain that, here's some more from the book:
Degrelle was guaranteed that he would receive all the necessary funding for the project, and in short order, Degrelle turned out the first volume, a handsome book published by the Institute for Historical Review (IHR),
then based in Torrance, California, which Willis Carto had founded in 1978 and which had become the driving force behind what has come to be known as the historical revisionist movement
Degrelle's first volume-an indisputable masterpiece-was Hitler: Born at Versailles. Based upon the premise that "there would never have been a Hitler without the Versailles Treaty'' and that the history of Hitler and Germany can be understood only within the context of the Versailles Treaty and the harsh subjugation of Germany by its implacable enemies, Degrelle's 535-page volume surveyed the Franco-British intrigues in the affairs of Central Europe, the systematic betrayal of Wilson's Fourteen Points, the secret treaties that doomed Wilson's mission from the start, and the cynical dividing up of vast territories by the major powers concluded without regard to the will of the millions of hapless inhabitants-the mutilation of Germany and Austria-Hungary that parceled out many millions of ~germans (and German Austrians), Hungarians and others like cattle to the hostile rule of alien neighboring countries.
Piper goes on to illustrate what the other 13 volumes were to be titled. And if they don't get you excited I have no clue what's wrong with you.
Widely hailed upon its release-with readers worldwide eager for more from Degrelle's pen-this first volume laid the foundation for the forthcoming series of books to follow. The proposed additional volumes were: Hitler Democrat; Hitler and the Germans; Hitler and the Church; Hitler and the United States; Hitler and Stalin; Hitler and England; Hitler and France; Hitler and the Banks; Hitler and the Communists; Hitler and the Jews; Hitler the Politician; Hitler the Military Strategist ~ and Hitler and the Third World.
Enthusiastic about the new project the general threw himself into his work with a devotion that was remarkable. At 79 years of age, Degrelle had tackled a project that few men of any age would ever even dream of
attempting to undertake. By 1993 Degrelle had completed six additional volumes, and the IHR was into the translation and production of volumes II and III of the series when tragedy struck.
So.....Degrelle had written 6 additional volumes before his death. This fact has my mind reeling, about what the contents of these manuscripts maintained. This tragedy has me feeling angry and confused to be quite honest, and this is partly where I wonder if anymore seasoned revisionists, familiar with the scene have any particular insight.
I'm going to quote the entire section here so as not to omit anything important.
The IHR itself was taken over from within-literally at gunpoint-by a group of conspirators who were being supported in this treason from behind the scenes by a shadowy San Francisco real estate heir, who not only had intimate family ties to the legendary and powerful Straus faintly of New York's famed "Our Crowd" Jewish elite, but who also had been engaged in activity (both in the Middle East and Asia) traceable directly to the intrigues of Israel's intelligence agency, the Mossad, and allied elements inside the American CIA.
So the forces behind the IHR' destruction were certainly the same forces that had conspired for so long against Degrelle. Thusi it is absolutely no surprise that, immediately after the takeover, the cabal now controlling the IHR targeted Gen. Degrelle Hitler Century series, with the intention which was successful-of terminating it.
The IHR assassins went out of their way to attack the general's work. One affidavit filed by the conspirators referred to Degrelle's works as being an embarrassment to the IHR because they were "flagrantly pro-Hitler." Another described Degrelle's monumental work as a "white elephant with a big swastika on its side."
The campaign against the Belgian general was bizarre to say the least, if only because Degrelle's Hitler Century series had been one of the IHR's most highly regarded projects.
What's more, the sales of the first volume, Hitler:· Born at Versailles, had been a tremendous financial boon for the IHR, and it had been expected that the forthcoming volumes would also be equally popular.
In any case, the subversion of Degrelle's work clearly laid bare the agenda and motivations of the group now in control of the IHR: their mission was to destroy the historical revisionist movement at its core. And the legacy of Degrelle was a primary target.
Ironically, however, thousands of miles away in Spain, Gen. Degrelle did not know of the treason at the IHR and was continuing his work, believing that the manuscripts he had completed were safe in the hands of the IHR and being systematically readied for release. However, what happened next was an episode difficult to comprehend by a normal human mind. On Jan. 28, 1994 a letter was sent to Degrelle by the conspirators. The letter read as follows:Dear General Degrelle:
It is our difficult task to inf onn you that an editorial review here has established that, as so far recei~ed1 the several volumes on the biography of Adolf Hitler you have submitted are unpublishable. The problems include: A fundamental lack of historical objectivity; numerous errors of fact; excessive reliance on other texts, either properly
cited or with citation omitted; frequent repetitions. At this time, supported by our board of directors and on the advice of our attorney, we must ask you to stop work on the Hitler project.
The letter was signed, "sincerely." In 1985, the author of the offending letter, in writing an introduction to Degrelle's Campaign in Russia, referred to Degrelle as "one of the great men of this or any century," and declared that, "Degrelle has no qualms about telling hard truths and making hard judgments."
The conspirators at the nm were in possession of the manuscripts Degrelle had completed. The Hitler Century series had been successfully killed. The conspirators refused to give up the precious manuscripts and as this is written (many years later) they have never been published and it is likely that they have been destroyed. Although Degrelle was 87, he was still in remarkable health and retained full mental capacity. But the receipt of the malicious letter coupled with the events at the IRR, coming at such a critical time in the twilight of his long career, hurt the general severely. He immediately sickened, and on April 1, 1994 the Angel of Death finally took this man who had cheated him so many times before. Communist bullets, flame-throwers, grenades, shrapnel, tanks, assassination squads, jailers and torturers could not kill Leon Degrelle, but treason did.
Degrelle's widow, Madame Jeanne Degrelle, commented in a letter of June 22, 1994 (published in The Spotlight):"I take here the opportunity to affirm against the lies of these doubtful individuals. My husband was meticulous on all his historical facts; he was in possession of a huge pool of references, historical documents and writings at every level All his works, past and future, were of the highest academic level. Numerous historians from the entire world paid tribute to him for his prodigious contribution to the history of the world."
The tragic circumstances surrounding the final months of Gen. Degrelle and the loss of his valuable manuscripts must be a part of the record-unfortunate though the details may be-for they illustrate the lengths to which Degrelle's foes would go to silence this vibrant voice in history. Yet, despite the outrageous turn of events that had led to the destruction of the IHR ( and ultimately of Degrelle ), all was not lost.
By the genuine grace of God, both Willis Carto and Degrelle's wife still controlled earlier drafts of some of Degrelle's writings and with Madame Degrelle's generous support and through a laborious process of careful reconstruction-
requiring hundreds of man hours, including the efforts of multiple translators and editors-the staff of THE BARNES REVIEW (the new journal launched by Willis Carto and loyal revisionists in 1994 in the wake of the IHR's destruction) was able to literally resurrect Degrelle's lost work-or certainly a significant part of it.
That surviving material-published in THE B~ REVIEW over a period of years-is now, at long last, appearing in its entirety in Hitler Democrat between two covers for the first time.
So, in the end, this volume is not only a monumental work of history, a genuine epic, but it is also, in its own fashion, a tribute to the man behind it: General Leon Degrelle.
How then does one conclude what is admittedly an insufficient assessment of this remarkable man? Perhaps the defiant words of Gen. Degrelle himself sum it up best. Once, when asked by a journalist if he had any regrets
about World War II, Degrelle responded: "Only that we lost."
To all this I don't even know what to say. I simply have questions.
How could this happen?
Who were these people?
Why are there no copies of these highly significant important manuscripts?
Why wouldn't there be copies?
Is it possible they still exist? Perhaps at the IHR?
Why has nothing been done about these people and their disgusting acts defiling revisionism and a very important voice in our community of interest?
What do others know about this?
So many questions. I felt compelled to make a thread on this and ask all of you what you think, and what you know. Imagine if these manuscripts were uncovered if they haven't been destroyed. Which seems most likely. This loss to revisionism really pisses me off. I'm glad we have this book, but as it stands the volume is no doubt much less complete. 6 volumes is a lot of work, "Born at Versailles" is a volume easily the size of TBR's "Hitler Democrat" I can only imagine how much material is missing from 6 entire volumes.