I have a gripe.
John Wear in his book "Germany's War" Which you can read here for free:https://www.unz.com/book/john_wear__germanys-war/
On pages 145-148 he has discussed the atrocities committed against the German minority in Poland, the exact same section from the book has been copy/pasted into his article published on Inconvenient History (http://inconvenienthistory.com/11/1/6391) which has been discussed on this forum already (https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=12331&p=93927&). The sources remain the same in either case, so it doesn't matter which you check - the article for convenience is no doubt the easiest although I will also provide links as well in this thread.
I have made a post illustrating legitimate Polish Atrocities (viewtopic.php?f=20&t=9476&p=92850&hilit#p92850), I'm far from declaring they weren't occuring, my goal here is to either be proven wrong, or to cast some dissent on my fellow revisionists who should learn to be more mindful and thorough in what they cite as evidence for a claim.
John Wear, from the Inconvenient History cites a source I found rather odd.
Footnote 54, he cites:
Shadewalt, Hans, Polish Acts of Atrocity against the German Minority in Poland, Berlin and New York: German Library of Information, 2nd edition, 1940
Many of us know, as Wear admits, that this source is a German propaganda booklet which has made false claims. Claims I have addressed in my own post which i've already linked above, so it hardly bares going over again. Nevertheless, this is a 1940 booklet which claims that 58,000 Germans were murdered or missing. This number is extremely contentious and has been outright dismissed by the mainstream, so I was a little more than intrigued to read Wear write that:
Polish atrocities against ethnic Germans have been documented in the book Polish Acts of Atrocity against the German Minority in Poland. Most of the outside world dismissed this book as nothing more than propaganda used to justify Hitler’s invasion of Poland. However, skeptics failed to notice that forensic pathologists from the International Red Cross and medical and legal observers from the United States verified the findings of these investigations of Polish war crimes. These investigations were also conducted by German police and civil administrations, and not the National Socialist Party or the German military. Moreover, both anti-German and other university-trained researchers have acknowledged that the charges in the book are based entirely on factual evidence.
This is a very serious, and potentially vindicatory claim to make if the evidence does indeed support it. One I'm sure us revisionists would welcome.
Wear's source for this claim is thus:
 Roland, Marc, “Poland’s Censored Holocaust,” The Barnes Review in Review: 2008-2010, pp. 132-133.
I was at first rather disappointed to have seen a source I was sure I couldn't check, either because this issue of the Barnes review would've been out of stock, or not available online. Fortunately, the latter was untrue and a scan of these issue is indeed available here: https://www.germanvictims.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Polands-Censored-Holocaust.pdf
Wear pretty much, with some change up of the wording here and there just quotes the Barnes Review booklet. It's fine, but here is where shit gets muddy. Wear relies on this booklet to be the source which gives him justification to cite the "Polish Acts of Atrocity against the German Minority in Poland" booklet, which he does indeed cite numerous times in footnotes 53-57. However, the sources used in the Barnes Review booklet are more than suspicious.
We're particularly interested in page 133 of the booklet where the claims are made:
here are the footnotes to this section:
Footnotes 15-18 are what we will preoccupy ourselves with.
I was very dismayed to see that their first citation was to the wikipedia article on Bromberg, this source is a giant pain in the ass because Wikipedia articles are not only unreliable but they're volatile. Citing a wikipedia page wasn't the brightest idea, but nevertheless there's an archive of this page with the footnote that was used for us to checkout: https://web.archive.org/web/20100421033834/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Sunday_(1939)
And there it is, from 2010, an archive where we can see what footnote 24 was. Funnily enough it was to page 230 of Richard Blankes "Orphans of Versailles", a book which refutes the 58,000 figure and does not whatsoever mention any person by the name "Harry Gorgon" or Theodor Bierschenk who supposedly:
stated, after a four-year study entitled Polish Acts of Atrocity Against the German Minority in Poland, that the charges were based entirely on factual evidence
Poland's Censored Holocaust, Pp. 133
The source used by Roland from the Wikipedia article:
Harry Gordon. Orphans of Versailles: the Germans in Western Poland, 1918-1939. p. 230.
and the page from Orphans of Versaille which doesn't confirm his claims:
You can search the book yourself to find the names Marc Roland referred to, and still nothing from the book comes up. For example, Theodor Bierschenk is quoted once in the main body of the text on page 238, and Otto Heike whom Roland also refers to appears alongside Bierschenk on page 238 and also on page 47. Both Heike and Bierschenk are sourced throughout the book in footnotes.
For reference, Otto Heike wrote a book entitled "Die Deutsche Minderheit in Polen bis 1939"
and Theodor Bierschenk wrote a book entitled "Die Deutsche Volksgruppe in Polen 1934-39" which you can read here: (https://www.wintersonnenwende.com/scriptorium/deutsch/archiv/bierschenk/dvp00.html)
It's weird because on page 133 Roland claims that Bierschenk wrote a book in 1954 which was titled "Polish Acts of Atrocity Against the German Minority in Poland" but this is a blatant lie, these are the books that Bierschenk wrote:
And only one of them was published in 1954, but not under the title Roland gives us, hell, why did Roland GIVE US an English title in the first place? And a false one at that. The book he's referring to I linked above (https://www.wintersonnenwende.com/scriptorium/deutsch/archiv/bierschenk/dvp00.html) . Perhaps the charges vindicating the 1940 booklet are located there, but I cannot read German so it remains to be seen. Why it needed to be this difficult, I do not know.
Where Marc Roland got the idea to use Wikipedia as a source for a quote from a book he could've just cited seems to be an intentional falsification. One that was intended to make researching the claim more difficult than it needed to be, and, as I will show, this isn't the final time he does this. He falsifies the rest of these sources relating to Polish atrocities as well, and John Wear didn't even bother to check.
The next source from Roland is Alfred-Maurice de Zayas book "The Wehrmacht War Crimes Bureau, 1939-1945". Roland doesn't give a page number, not a good signed, because I also can't find this book online to check it. So this source remains to be investigated.
The last source of interest to us is Roland's quoting of David L. Hoggans book "Das blinde Jahrhundert-Europa-Die verlorene Weltmitte", again, no page number. But this source, unlike his footnote 17, I could check.
The Hoggan book is available online here: https://vdocuments.site/hoggan-david-l-das-blinde-jahrhundert-zweiter-teil-europa.html
Nowhere in this book is Bromberg mentioned, nor are the names associated with the 1940 booklet, notably the man who published it "Hans Schadewaldt". So this source seems like a bogus one too for any information regarding a vindication of the Polish Atrocities booklet.
However, I decided to look at one last place: http://www.jrbooksonline.com/Polish_Atrocities.htm
This is a web page everyone looking for information on Polish Atrocities has come across. Funnily enough this webpage makes the exact same claims that were made by Roland who no doubt parroted them, and after him were parroted by John Wear.
On this page they claim:
** WHAT ABOUT THE NUMBERS? Are these numbers exaggerated? Probably, but not by much, certainly nowhere near as much as the way Poles and Jews exaggerate their numbers of dead. These historical facts were confirmed by the East-German historian Theodor Bierschenk in 1954, and the Social-Democrat journalist Otto Heike in 1955, on the basis of Polish documents. There were 12,857 identified dead in the Bromberg area, leaving a large number of unidentified dead there, and many more dead elsewhere. Both Hoggan (The Forced War) and de Zayas (Wehrmacht War Crimes Bureau) basically agree with these conclusions.
This is the exact same alleged sources as Roland except that they quote, without page reference, Hoggans "The Forced War", the English version from 1989. They are kind enough to cite Hoggans book in a pdf and HTML format:
PDF: http://www.jrbooksonline.com/PDF_Books/ ... %20War.pdf
You can read Hoggans "Der Erzwungene Krieg" in original German here: https://archive.org/details/Hoggan1977-DerErzwungeneKrieg perhaps he mentions it in this version?
Yet nowhere in "The Forced War" does Hoggan make any mention whatsoever of the Polish atrocities book or the names associated to it or it's vindication by the scholars Heike and Bierschenk. I cannot check the books of the latter, but when I get a copy of de Zayas book I will no doubt check it if nobody does so before me. However as it stands the evidence as claimed by Marc Roland and used by John Wear seems extremely flimsy.
note that Polish Acts of Atrocity Against the German Minority in Poland documents these war crimes in a thoroughly professional and credible manner
Roland, Pp. 133
as far as I can tell. Feel free to correct me.
I've gone this far with researching, brought all this to one place, surely someone else here can investigate more and help us all get to the bottom of this, because as it stands the credibility of John Wear doesn't look good on this point at least. We, as revisionists must be more prodigious in the way we go about researching and compiling facts. Otherwise what's the point?