War rape by the Soviets
DEPICTED AS AMERICA’S ‘GALLANT SOVIET ALLY’
Polish town removes statue to German women rape victims of World War II
Daily Mail Sunday, 20 October 2013
ARRESTED — Polish art student Jerzy Szumczyk faces charges after setting up a statue depicting the rape of a German woman by a Red Army soldier. He was moved to create the work after learning about all the atrocities committed by America’s “gallant Soviet ally” in World War II.
GDANSK (DANZIG) — A statue that shows a Soviet soldier raping a pregnant woman as he holds a gun to her head has been removed and the artist arrested by authorities in northern Poland.
The statue, entitled “Komm, Frau” (Come, Woman), appeared on Gdansk’s Avenue of Victory on Saturday evening.
Artist Jerzy Szumczyk told Polish Radio he had researched the subject of rape by the Red Army, as it made its way across Eastern Europe between 1944 and 1945 towards Berlin. The fifth-year student at Gdansk’s Academy of Fine Arts was so emotionally affected by what he read, he felt compelled to express his feelings through art and created the sculpture.
But the Polish artist’s attempt to pay tribute to the victims was short-lived, and the statue was removed.
Police spokeswoman Aleksandra Siewert said: “The artist was detained and released after questioning. “The matter will now be taken up by the prosecutor’s office.”
Before Germany invaded Poland in 1939, Gdansk [or Danzig, as it was formerly known by its German name] was a free city, and more than 95 percent of people living in [what is now] Gdansk at the time were German.
But millions of German women were raped by Red Army soldiers between 1944 and 1945 during the dying days of [the Third Reich]. Polish women. and even Russian women released from captivity, were also raped with numbers reaching 100,000.
Communists accuse Germans of their very own crimes
[With the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, Communist propaganda claimed that rape and murder were common elements of the German advance].*
However, the Germans [actually did suffer that] fate when [Soviet] troops retook their land and swarmed into Germany.
During the Battle of Berlin more than a million German soldiers were killed, or later died in captivity.
The rape began as soon as the Red Army entered East Prussia in 1944. In many towns, every female between 10 and 89 was attacked. Soviet soldiers often carried out the assaults in front of their husbands and family as an added humiliation.
Red Army: rape as a weapon
A Red Army War Memorial in Berlin became known as the “tomb of the unknown rapist.”
It is believed that as many as 2 million women were raped by Red army officers, many of them several times over.
Many had to have abortions or be treated for the syphilis they caught from being raped by different men. Children born out of the abuses were called “Russenbabies,” and most were abandoned and left to die.
Stalin explicitly condoned rape as a method of rewarding the soldiers and terrorizing German civilians.
[His violently anti-German propaganda chief, the Jew Ilya Ehrenburg (the man who first came up with the “human soap” and “Six Million” fictions in the wartime Red Star newspaper) gave Soviet troops their daily dose of hate […]
[Stalin’s psychopathic] police chief Lavrenti Beria was himself a serial rapist — a number of testimonies exist detailing how [Russian and other Eastern European] women and girls were grabbed off the streets and bundled into his limousine.
It is believed that more than 100 school-aged girls and young women were drugged and raped by Beria who ran the NKVD, the feared forerunner to the KGB.
The Red Army’s atrocities against women in Dresden in the spring of 1945, a city that had already suffered heavily from Allied bombing, were carried out in a particularly sickening and systematic manner.
Women were dragged out of their homes and raped in the street in front of their husbands, who were forced to watch. Then, more often than not, the men were shot.
Interned women ‘liberated’
As well as the estimated two million rapes in Germany, there were between 70,000 and 100,000 in Vienna and anywhere from 50,000 to 200,000 in Hungary, as well as thousands more in Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.
There are even accounts of women who had been liberated from concentration camps, emaciated and still wearing prison uniforms, being raped by [Red Army] soldiers.
Richard Evans, Professor of Modern History at Cambridge, wrote a book on the topic in which he recounts the extreme violence of many of he encounters. He wrote: “Rape was often accompanied by torture and mutilation and frequently ends in the victim being shot or bludgeoned to death. The raging violence was undiscriminating.”
* Rare instances of rape and murder in the highly disciplined German armed forces were, in fact, punished by summary execution. For a description of a different kind of behavior by the Red Army, see the horrifying account in Stalin’s War of Extermination by Joachim Hoffmann, available from NS Publications,
“KOMM, FRAU” — The graphic depiction of a Red Army soldier raping a pregnant German woman, symbolizing the fate of millions during and after the Second World War, has prompted Polish authorities to absolve the perpetrators of Katyn and to arrest the offending artist.
Contrast this to the only record of a “confession” from Germans’ that rape had been done, allegedly preserved in a taped recording. This seems to be the only preserved documentation of such a confession. The authenticity has not been confirmed. Of course, there were cases of German soldiers raping women. However, the incidence of rape was much lower than the Soviet army because of the famous discipline of the Wehrmacht and the rules that were strict about rape. Hitler, unlike Stalin, had a strong policy to punish soldiers for raping enemy women, and he enforced it. Instead of encouraging rape, making it seem a reward or booty for the soldiers, Hitler did the opposite. He actively enforced the penalty for rape, which was summary execution.
Normally Wikipedia is unreliable and biased against gentiles and in favor of Jews (Zionists). However, this account seems to have enough parts that seem to be devoid of bias so these parts have been included, although most of the apologizers’ parts have been kept out. For those entries, go directly to the Wikipedia page, “Rape during the Occupation of Germany.
Historian Antony Beevor revealed much of what is known about the rapes. Because of the Red Terror, many people kept silent about it, until the 2000s.
According to Antony Beevor, whose books were banned in 2015 from some Russian schools and colleges, NKVD (Soviet secret police) files have revealed that the leadership knew what was happening, including about the rape of Soviet women liberated from labour camps, but did nothing to stop it.
Historians have written about sexual violence committed by the armies of the Western Allies and the Red Army as these forces fought their way into the Third Reich and during the period of occupation. On the territory of Nazi Germany, it began on 21 October 1944 when troops of the Red Army crossed the bridge over the Angerapp creek (marking the border) and committed the Nemmersdorf massacre before they were beaten back a few hours later.
The majority of the assaults were committed in the Soviet occupation zone; estimates of the numbers of German women raped by Soviet soldiers have ranged up to 2 million. According to historian William Hitchcock, in many cases women were the victims of repeated rapes, some as many as 60 to 70 times. At least 100,000 women are believed to have been raped in Berlin, based on surging abortion rates in the following months and contemporary hospital reports, with an estimated 10,000 women dying in the aftermath.Female deaths in connection with the rapes in Germany, overall, are estimated at 240,000. Antony Beevor describes it as the “greatest phenomenon of mass rape in history”, and has concluded that at least 1.4 million women were raped in East Prussia, Pomerania and Silesia alone. According to Natalya Gesse, Soviet soldiers raped German females from eight to eighty years old. Soviet women were not spared either. When General Tsygankov, head of the political department of the First Ukrainian Front, reported to Moscow the mass rape of Soviet women deported to East Germany for forced labour, he recommended that the Soviet women be prevented from describing their ordeal on their return to Russia.
When Yugoslav politician Milovan Djilas complained about rapes in Yugoslavia, Stalin reportedly stated that he should “understand it if a soldier who has crossed thousands of kilometres through blood and fire and death has fun with a woman or takes some trifle.” On another occasion, when told that Red Army soldiers sexually maltreated German refugees, he reportedly said: “We lecture our soldiers too much; let them have their initiative.”
Historian Norman Naimark writes that after the summer of 1945, Soviet soldiers caught raping civilians were usually punished to some degree, ranging from arrest to execution. However, the rapes continued until the winter of 1947–48, when Soviet occupation authorities finally confined Soviet troops to strictly guarded posts and camps, separating them from the residential population in the Soviet zone of Germany.
According to Antony Beevor revenge was not the only reason for the frequent rapes; but the Soviet troops’ feeling of entitlement to all types of spoils of war, including women, was an important factor as well. Beevor exemplifies this with his discovery that Soviet troops also raped Soviet and Polish girls and women that were liberated from Nazi concentration camps as well as those who were held for forced labor at farms and factories.
Abortions, STDs, infant mortality, “Russian Children”
The exact number of German women and girls raped by Soviet troops during the war and occupation is uncertain, but western historians estimate their numbers are likely in the hundreds of thousands, and possibly as many as two million. The number of babies, who came to be known as “Russian Children”, born as a result is unknown. However, most rapes did not result in pregnancies, and many pregnancies did not result in the victims giving birth. Abortions were the preferred choice of rape victims, and many died as a consequence of internal injuries after being brutally violated, untreated sexually transmitted diseases due to a lack of medicine, badly performed abortions, and suicides, particularly for traumatized victims who had been raped many times. In addition, many children died in postwar Germany as a result of widespread starvation, scarce supplies, and diseases such as typhus and diphtheria. The infant mortality in Berlin reached up to 90 per cent.
Survivors kept silence for decades, traumatized for life
As to the social effects of this sexual violence Norman Naimark notes:
In any case, just as each rape survivor carried the effects of the crime with her till the end of her life, so was the collective anguish nearly unbearable. The social psychology of women and men in the Soviet zone of occupation was marked by the crime of rape from the first days of occupation, through the founding of the GDR in the fall of 1949, until—one could argue—the present.
Soviet war memorial known as “tomb of the unknown rapist”
West Berliners and women of the wartime generation refer to the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park, Berlin, as the “tomb of the unknown rapist” in response to the mass rapes by Red Army soldiers in the years following 1945.
Wife of German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Hannelore Kohl, committed suicide in 2001 because of rape
Hannelore Kohl, the wife of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, had been gang-raped at age 12 by Soviet soldiers in May 1945, according to her biographer. As a consequence, she sustained a serious lifelong back injury after being thrown out of a first-floor window. She had been suffering long and serious illnesses that experts thought of as the consequence of childhood trauma. Hannelore committed suicide in 2001.
Russian witnesses to the rape
Svetlana Alexievich published a book, War’s Unwomanly Face that includes memories by Soviet veterans about their experience in Germany. According to a former army officer:
A woman telephone operator from the Soviet Army recalled that:
The following is adapted from Wikipedia: Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Wikipedia: Prussian Nights. This section is taken from Tarbaby: Solzhenitsyn: Jews & Communism
World War II
During the war, Solzhenitsyn was the commander of a unit in the Red Army, and was involved in major action at the front, and was twice-decorated.
A series of writings later show his growing doubts about the moral foundations of the Soviet government.
Solzhenitsyn also witnessed war crimes against local German civilians by the Soviet military. Women and girls were gang-raped to death, and the elderly were robbed.
A few years later, while in the gulag camp, he composed a poem entitled “Prussian Nights”, writing it on bars of soap to memorize the lines he had thought of in his head. In this poem, he describes a gang-rape of a Polish woman whom the Red Army had mistaken for a German. The first-person narrator in this poem comments on the events with sarcasm and refers to propagandists like Ilya Ehrenburg, who encouraged the rapes and atrocities to be done on the enemy peoples by using “Atrocity Propaganda”, a way of justifying cruel acts done on the captured people.
In the tract entitled “Kill”, Ehrenburg wrote:
“The Germans are not human beings. From now on the word German means to use the most terrible oath. From now on the word German strikes us to the quick. We shall not speak any more. We shall not get excited. We shall kill. If you have not killed at least one German a day, you have wasted that day … If you cannot kill your German with a bullet, kill him with your bayonet. If there is calm on your part of the front, or if you are waiting for the fighting, kill a German in the meantime. If you leave a German alive, the German will hang a Russian and rape a Russian woman. If you kill one German, kill another — there is nothing more amusing for us than a heap of German corpses. Do not count days, do not count kilometers. Count only the number of Germans killed by you. Kill the German — that is your grandmother’s request. Kill the German — that is your child’s prayer. Kill the German — that is your motherland’s loud request. Do not miss. Do not let through. Kill.”
In The Gulag Archipelago, Solzhenitsyn wrote,
“There is nothing that so assists the awakening of omniscience within us as insistent thoughts about one’s own transgressions, errors, mistakes. After the difficult cycles of such ponderings over many years, whenever I mentioned the heartlessness of our highest-ranking bureaucrats, the cruelty of our executioners, I remember myself in my Captain’s shoulder boards and the forward march of my battery through East Prussia, enshrouded in fire, and I say: ‘So were we any better?'”
About the rapes of Germans done by the Soviet army, Solzhenitsyn said:
“All of us knew very well that if the girls were German they could be raped and then shot. This was almost a combat distinction.”
An extract from Prussian Nights is below:
|The little daughter’s on the mattress,
Dead. How many have been on it
A platoon, a company perhaps?
A girl’s been turned into a woman,
A woman turned into a corpse.
It’s all come down to simple phrases:
Do not forget! Do not forgive!
Blood for blood! A tooth for a tooth!
— Robert Conquest
He also wrote about how composing this poem helped him to survive his imprisonment:
He also wrote about how composing this poem helped him to survive his imprisonment: “I needed a clear head, because for two years I had been writing a poem—a most rewarding poem that helped me not to notice what was being done to my body. Sometimes, while standing in a column of dejected prisoners, amidst the shouts of guards with machine guns, I felt such a rush of rhymes and images that I seemed to be wafted overhead . . . At such moments I was both free and happy . . . Some prisoners tried to escape by smashing a car through the barbed wire. For me there was no barbed wire. The head count of prisoners remained unchanged, but I was actually away on a distant flight.”
It was not published in Russian until 1974 when it was published in Paris, France. A German translation was done by Nikolaus Ehlert in 1976, and it was officially first translated into English by Robert Conquest in 1977.
Arrest and imprisonment for criticizing the government
While still a soldier in the Red Army, in East Prussia, Solzhenitsyn was arrested by the Soviet authorities in 1945, just before the war formally ended. His crime had been writing derogatory comments in private letters to a friend, Nikolai Vitkevich, about the conduct of the war by Joseph Stalin, whom he called “Khozyain” (“the boss”), and “Balabos” (Yiddish rendering of Hebrew “baal ha-bayit” for “master of the house”).
He was accused of anti-Soviet propaganda under Article 58 paragraph 10 of the Soviet criminal code, and of “founding a hostile organization” under paragraph 11.
Solzhenitsyn was taken to the Lubyanka prison in Moscow, where he was interrogated. On 7 July 1945, he was sentenced in his absence by Special Council of the NKVD to an eight-year term in a labour camp. This was the normal sentence for most crimes under Article 58 at the time.
(Adapted from Wikipedia)
Books, movies that exposed the rapes
As most women recoiled from their experiences and had no desire to recount them, most biographies and depictions of the period, like the German film Downfall, alluded to mass rape by the Red Army but stopped shy of mentioning it explicitly. As time has progressed more works have been produced that have directly addressed the issue, such as the books The 158-Pound Marriage and My Story (1961) by Gemma LaGuardia Gluck [reissued as Fiorello’s Sister: Gemma La Guardia Gluck’s Story (Religion, Theology, and the Holocaust) (2007, Expanded Edition)], or the 2006 films Joy Division and The Good German.
The topic is the subject of much feminist discourse. The first autobiographical work depicting the events was the groundbreaking 1954 book A Woman in Berlin, which was made into a 2008 feature film. It was widely rejected in Germany after its initial publication but has seen a new acceptance and many women have found inspiration to come forward with their own stories.
Nemmersdorf was a city in Prussia, former German territory. It is now part of Russia, in the Kaliningrad Oblast.
There seems to be some dispute that a massacre took place. Germans discovered the massacre after they retook the town quickly after the Soviet capture of it. The points against a massacre having taken place are that:
- The German authorities did not identify the people shown dead in the photographs. This seems to indicate a higher standard of proof is expected of Germans than of Jewish people. Many photographs alleging to show abuse of Jewish people and other enemies of the Germans by Germans also do not identify the victims by name.
- Some of the atrocities that are alleged to have occurred, such as the nailing of people onto barn doors, happened in nearby towns and not in Nemmersdorf itself.
- The Soviets were fighting on the bridge for 4 hours.
Points in favor of the massacre happening:
Photographic records of the victims clearly show the victims have been brutalized. There is clear evidence of violence. These victims include young children. There is evidence of the rape and sexual abuse of very young children.
A German woman, Marion Donhoff, who lived near Nemmersdorf and was in the anti-Nazi movement during the war and later became a journalist, wrote in 1962 that at the time, everyone assumed that the accounts and photos had been falsified or exaggerated as part of the wartime propaganda. However, she learned later that that had not been the case.
The Soviets had a record of committing massacres in foreign places they occupied: see Baigais Gads (“The Year of Horror”), a book about the Soviet occupation of Latvia. They also committed the Metgethen Massacre in Prussia.
Nemmersdorf is in Russian territory called “Kaliningrad”. It used to be part of Prussia during WW2. It was notable as one of the first Prussian towns the Soviets captured.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Nemmersdorf massacre was a civilian massacre allegedly perpetrated by Red Army soldiers in the late stages of World War II. Nemmersdorf (present-day Mayakovskoye, Kaliningrad Oblast) was one of the first pre-war ethnic German villages to fall to the advancing Red Army in World War II. On 21 October 1944, Soviet soldiers reportedly killed many German civilians as well as French and Belgian noncombatants.
The 2nd Battalion, 25th Guards Tank Brigade, belonging to the 2nd Guards Tank Corps of the 11th Guards Army, crossed theAngerapp bridge and established a bridgehead on the western bank of the river on 21 October 1944. German forces tried to retake the bridge, but several attacks were repelled by the Soviet tanks and the supporting infantry. During an air attack, a number of Soviet soldiers took shelter in an improvised bunker already occupied by 14 local men and women. According to the testimony of a seriously injured woman, Gerda Meczulat, when a Soviet officer arrived and ordered everybody out, the Russians shot and killed the German civilians at close range. During the night, the Soviet 25th Tank Brigade was ordered to retreat back across the river and take defensive positions along the Rominte. The Wehrmacht regained control of Nemmersdorf and discovered the massacre.
Nazi German authorities organized an international commission to investigate, headed by Estonian Hjalmar Mäe and other representatives of neutral countries, such as Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The commission heard the report from a medical commission. It reported that all the dead females had been raped (they ranged in age from 8 to 84). The Nazi Propaganda Ministry (separately) used theVölkischer Beobachter and the cinema news series Wochenschau to accuse the Soviet Army of having killed dozens of civilians at Nemmersdorf and having summarily executed about 50 French and Belgian noncombatant POWs, who had been ordered to take care of thoroughbred horses but had been blocked by the bridge. The civilians were allegedly killed by blows with shovels or gun butts.
At the time, the Nazi Propaganda Ministry disseminated a graphic description of the events in order to inspire the German soldiers. On the home front, civilians reacted immediately, with an increase in the number of volunteers joining the Volkssturm. A larger number of civilians responded with panic, and started to leave the area en masse.
To many Germans, “Nemmersdorf” became a symbol of war crimes committed by the Red Army, and an example of the worst behavior in Eastern Germany. Marion Gräfin Dönhoff, the post-war co-publisher of the weekly Die Zeit, at the time of the reports lived in the village of Quittainen (Kwitany) in western East Prussia, near Preussisch Holland (Pasłęk). She wrote in 1962 that:
After 1991 and the fall of the Soviet Union, new sources became available and the dominant view among scholars became that the massacre was embellished, and actually exploited, by Goebbels in an attempt to stir up civilian resistance to the advancing Soviet Army. Bernhard Fisch, in his book, Nemmersdorf, October 1944. What actually happened in East Prussia (the first book to also include the Russian view of the event) was the first to present this picture of the events.
Fisch, a native of East Prussia who had served as a Wehrmacht soldier during the war, had been in Nemmersdorf a few days after it was re-taken and remembered a totally different scene from the one depicted by the Wochenschau series shown in cinemas. He resolved to research the matter and separate fact from fiction. He interviewed many witnesses still alive on both sides (e.g., Soviet General Kuzma Galitsky, former commander of 11th Guards Army) and crossing out faulty memories against each other, he found out some disturbing details: the German army itself was responsible for destroying the strong German defensive position in front of Nemmersdorf, and after the event no attempt had been made to identify the photographed victims by name.
He was able to conclude that liberties were taken with at least some of the photographs, that some victims on the photographs were from other East Prussian villages, and that the notorious crucifixion barn doors were not even in Nemmersdorf. There also was the tight time schedule of witness Joachim Reisch, reducing the Soviet presence at Nemmersdorf to less than four hours of heavy fighting in front of the bridge.
Another writer, Joachim Reisch, claimed to have personally been at the scene of the bridge when the event was supposed to have occurred. He has said that the Soviet Brigade was on the bridge for less than four hours.
Sir Ian Kershaw is among those historians who believe that the Soviet forces committed a massacre at Nemmersdorf, although details and numbers are disputed. The German Federal Archives (Bundesarchiv) contain many contemporary reports and photographs by officials of Nazi Germany of the victims of the Nemmersdorf massacre. It holds evidence of other Soviet massacres in East Prussia, notably Metgethen. In the late 20th century, Alfred de Zayas interviewed numerous German soldiers and officers who had been in the Nemmersdorf area in October 1944, to learn what they saw. He also interviewed Belgian and French POWs who had been in the area and fled with German civilians before the Russian advance. De Zayas incorporated these sources into two of his own books, Nemesis at Potsdam and A Terrible Revenge.
Pictures from the Nemmersdorf Massacre
VIDEO: Nemmersdorf Bericht Youtube
The Nemmersdorf Massacre. A trailer of the rape and atrocities that the appraoching Russian army would commit in Germany.The Nemmersdorf massacre was a massacre committed by Red Army soldiers in the late stages of World War II. Nemmersdorf (present-day Mayakovskoye, Kaliningrad Oblast), was one of the first pre-war ethnic German villages to fall to the advancing Red Army in World War II. On 21 October 1944, Soviet soldiers reportedly killed many German civilians and French and Belgian noncombatants.
A Pinterest site has many photos of the massacre:
VIDEO: Nemmersdorf 1944 – Die Wahrheit über ein sowjetisches Kriegsverbrechen
Translation of title: The Truth about Soviet War Crimes Youtube
Caption of video:
“Nemmersdorf 1944” East Prussia – for many a concept for a wide, beautiful country; A term for lost home and for longing. The East Prussia of today has lost nothing of its scenic beauty and its magical charm. One of the typical East Prussian country roads leads into the small dreamy village Majakovskoye. About 70 years ago, this place was one of the most gruesome crimes in the German civilian population. Behind Majakovskoye lies the East Prussian village of Nemmersdorf, which became a symbol of the Red Army’s war crimes. It was the scene of a crime that cost many women, children and old men. What actually happened in Nemmersdorf in October 1944, this film portrays with so far unknown eye reports and documents.
Fraudulent story of atrocity? – Leonora Geier account
There are things that make me doubt the authenticity of the story. For one thing, it’s unlikely that the Russian commissars who supervised the proceedings would have allowed a witness to the alleged carnage live and tell her tale.
The supposed ‘eyewitness’ comes out with this tale 10 years after the event.
Her comment that she doesn’t remember what happened after the last atrocity she witnessed and fell into some sort of faint that lasted for days, after which she found herself in a hospital sounds all too convenient.
Again, why would the Soviet and Polish commissars let her go just because she was a Brazilian? She had a German surname – how did she end up in Germany? Was she married to a German? Is she Jewish?
After the war, the right wing Jews did a 180 degree turnaround and started demonizing the Soviets in their propaganda outlets – the mainstream media of the West. The appearance of this ‘account’ coincides with the rise in Red Fear of the communists. This was when the US was undergoing the McCarthy witch hunts. It was when the right wing was rising in power after the defeat of Hitler and the National Socialists and the nationalists of other nations in Europe.
The Zionists were whipping up anti-communist hysteria in the West.
If you look at this website that promotes this story, you can see that it is actually not a pro-gentile website, but a pro-Jewish website.
The website appears to be shifting the blame, authorship and responsibility for the Bolshevik domination of the USSR on native ethnic Russians and minimizing the role of the Jews.
Along with the shift away from supporting the USSR, as the Jews did during WWII, there was now a shift toward demonizing the USSR. But to prevent the implication of the Jewish role in the events that happened during that time, such as the massacres, the right wing Jews tried to focus the blame on other parties. In the account below, the blame for the atrocity is focused on the Poles and the Russians.
This is similar to the atrocity propaganda used against the German National Socialists. Here, the jackbooted evil impersonal torturers are Polish and Russian officers.
Fake neo-Nazi site promotes the Leonora Geier hoax
This site, “Einsamer Krieger” or “Lone Warrior” (link), that preaches about the “untermenschen” (subhuman) character of Russians and minimizes the role of the Jews in Bolshevik communism supports the Leonora Geier story as well. The release of the story coincides with the Red Scare that gripped America. It is in keeping with the anti-Russian sentiment of the McCarthy era.
Now, since Putin came into power and Russia has made a turn towards nationalism, America is again being turned against the Russians. Fake neo-Nazi groups will try and persuade White Nationalists to be pro-Jews and anti-Russians.
Warning about trusting the Leonora Geier “story” at Axis War History forum
This comment is from a “Roberto” at a forum discussing Axis War History.
A site not to careful about its sources, relying on the “account given by Leonora Geier (born, October 22nd 1925, Sao Paulo, Brazil) to Dr. Trutz Foelsche, Ph.D, the original account of which appeared in Deutsche Nationalzeitung, No.17-65, p.7.” Apart from the very dubious source, there are also other suspicious features about the story. Shall we go through them again?
The Leonora Geier story is featured by several online websites:
All these sites are fervently anti-communist and/or support views of the extreme right. The source of the story is given as follows:
“…the following report which first appeared 30 years ago in the Deutschland Journal of April 23, on p. 7 of issue 17.”
“P. 7, issue 17, April 23, 1965 (Deutschland-Journal). Report of the German-Brazilian citizen Leonora Geier, nee Cavoa, born on October 22, 1925 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.”
“the following report which first appeared 30 years ago in the Deutschland Journal of April 23, on p. 7 of issue 17.”
“The following is an excerpt from an eyewitness’s account given by Leonora Geier (born, October 22nd 1925, Sao Paulo, Brazil) to Dr. Trutz Foelsche, Ph.D, the original account of which appeared in Deutsche Nationalzeitung, No.17-65, p.7.”
Note that the last source mentions the “Deutsche Nationalzeitung” instead of the “Deutschland Journal” as the publication in which the account first appeared. Both are publications of the extreme right, but there seems to be some uncertainty among those who circulate the story as to where it first appeared. The last mentioned source also states that Leonora Geier’s alleged account was made to a Dr. Trutz Foelsche, Ph.D, whereas the others speak of a report written and signed in the presence of several witnesses, but not before any given person or entity. Some of the web sites join an alleged report by an anonymous German infantryman supposedly corroborating the story, which is basically the following:
Leonora Geier, a native Brazilian living in Eastern Germany at the end of the war, was overrun in mid-February, 1945 at Camp “Vilmsee” of the RAD (Reichsarbeitsdienst, I presume) near Neustettin by Soviet troops of the First Belorussian Front, together with a large number of other women in that camp.
Due to her Brazilian nationality, Geier was spared, but all other women were tortured to death in the most brutal manner by Soviet troops and local Poles in an orgy of sadism organized by the Soviet commissar in charge to “turn the Master Race into whimpering bits of misery”, which Geier was forced to watch from beginning to end.
Apart from the dubiousness of the tertiary and secondary sources and the uncertainty as to the nature of the primary source referred to therein, namely the circumstances under which it came into being, there are several other reasons to be highly skeptical as to the veracity of this highly gory story. It doesn’t seem plausible, first of all, that a camp full of women, many of them young and beautiful, should have been allowed or allowed itself to fall into the hands of the Red Army as late as mid-February, 1945. Red Army atrocities being known since the massacre of Nemmersdorf in October of 1944, such a place is would have been evacuated in the course of the great exodus of German civilians fleeing from Soviet troops after their breakthrough on the Vistula front in early January. Second, it is highly unlikely that Soviet troops, notorious sex-starved rapists, should have cut their victims apart or clubbed them to death as described instead of raping them and then killing some of them and keeping most others as camp whores, as they are known to have done in many instances. Third, plunder, rape and murder were officially forbidden to Soviet troops, especially at this time when the Soviet high command was beginning to worry about their discipline. This didn’t keep Soviet soldiers from committing many individual acts of rape and murder, but it makes it seem rather unlikely that an orgy of sadism should have been organized by or taken place under the auspices of a Soviet commissar. Fourth, it is unlikely that so wild a bunch should have spared Leonora Geier on account of her Brazilian nationality (Soviet troops are known to have slain French prisoners of war on several occasions), especially after she had become a witness to all those gruesome happenings.
The Leonora Geier story is not confirmed by any German historian, although some like Jürgen Thorwald have thoroughly studied and documented the catastrophe that befell the Eastern German territories during the Red Army’s final offensive and the many atrocities committed by Soviet troops, in the context of which the Leonora Geier story would be an altogether untypical event. Soviet troops did horrible things to German people, the Nemmersdorf massacre being but one of them. But in the absence of any evidence that either Leonora Geier or the witnesses allegedly testifying to her report or Dr. Foelsche actually existed and of its confirmation by any objective source, the Leonora Geier story must be considered a myth – one that says more about the mind of its creator than about anything else.
Assuming that you believe the story, that is. Which takes a lot of faith, something I’m fortunately devoid of.
As an insight into the mind of whoever invented the tale, certainly so.
Carnage and Cover-Up
July 19, 2016 Mike Walsh
What follows is a documented authentic eyewitness account. The accredited report is that of Leonora Geier (nee Cavoa born October 22, 1925, Sao Paulo, Brazil). It was placed before Dr. Trutz Foelsche, Ph. D. Present was Bernard Wassmann, Reiner Halhammer, Manfred Haer, Kyrrill Wratilavo. Witnesses confirm that the Leonora Geier made this report without any coercion, threats or outside influence. The German-Brazilian national was motivated solely by the desire to make the terrible events of the time known to posterity.
The report, drawn up on October 6, 1955, covers events of February 16, 17 and 18, 1945. At the time this witness was employed as a typist in Camp Vilmsee administered by the Women’s Labor Service RAD. Before the expulsions Leonore Geier resided in Bahnstrasse 8, Hirschberg, Thuringia. Being a Brazilian national she was considered by the Russian forces to be an ally forced into labor in the service of the National Socialist state. For this reason those who carried out the carnage had no objection to her being witness to the bloodbath. The true story of this harrowing story first appeared in Deutsche Nationalzeitung, No. 17-65, p.7.
Women’s Labor Service RAD
Silence is consent, this story and similar accounts are considered taboo subjects by mainstream media due to the complicity of the Allies. Britain’s unelected Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S President F. D Roosevelt collaborated and encouraged atrocities against the German peoples by the Red Army.
U.S Senator Homer Capehart on February 5, 1946:
Churchill had said to Mikolakczyk when the latter protested during the negotiations to Moscow against forcing Poland to incorporate eastern Germany;
Leonora Geier’s Account:
On the morning of February, 16, 1945 a Soviet detachment occupied the RAD (Reichsarbeitsdienst) camp Vilmsee near Neustettin. The Commissar told me in good German language that the camp was dissolved and that we, as a unit with uniforms (note: RAD German Labor Service do not wear military uniforms), would be transported to a collection camp. Since I, as a Brazilian citizen, belong to an allied nation, he asked me to take over as a leader of the transport that went to Neustettin and into the yard of a former iron foundry. We were about 500 girls.
He said I could come into the orderly room, which I accepted. Immediately he directed me to make no further contact with the other women, because they were members of an illegal army. On my response that this was not true, he cut me off with the remark that I would be shot immediately, if I would repeat in any form a similar statement.
Suddenly I heard loud screams, and promptly, five girls were brought in by two Red Armists. The Commissar ordered them to undress. When they, in a sense of shame, refused to do so, he ordered me to undress them and to follow him with the girls. We walked through the yard to the former factory kitchen, which was completely cleared out except for some tables along the window wall. It was dreadfully cold and the unfortunate girls trembled. In the huge tiled room, several Russians waited for us who were obviously making obscene remarks, because every word was followed by loud laughter. The Commissar then directed me to watch how one makes sissies out of ‘The Master Race’.
Now two Poles, clad in trousers only, entered the room. At their sight, the girls cried out. Briskly, they seized the first of the two girls and bent her over with her back over the edge of the table until her joints cracked. I almost fainted when one of the men pulled his knife and cut off her right breast in the presence of the other girls. I have never heard a human being scream as desperately as this young woman. After this ‘operation’, both men stabbed her several times in the abdomen, accompanied again by the howling of the Russians. The next girl cried for mercy, in vain, since she was exceptionally pretty. I had the impression that the ‘work’ was carried out very slowly. The other three girls were completely broken down, cried for their mothers and begged for a speedy death, but also fate them overtook. The last of the girls was still half a child, with barely developed breasts; one tore the flesh literally from her ribs until the white bone appeared.
Again, five girls were brought in. This time, they had selected carefully. All were developed and pretty. When they saw the bodies of their predecessors, they began to cry and scream. Weak as they were, they tried to defend themselves but to no avail; the Poles became more cruel every time. One of the girls, they cut open her womb and trunk over the full length, poured a can of machine oil into the mutilated body and tried to set fire to it. Another was shot in the genitals by a Russia, before they cut off her breasts.
A great howling began when someone brought a saw from a toolbox. Now, using the saw, they set to work to tear the breasts of the girls to pieces, which in a short period led to the floor being flooded with blood. A blood rage seized the Russians. Continuously one of them brought more and more girls.
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Like in a red fog, I saw the gruesome happenings again and again and I perceived the inhuman screaming at the torture of their breasts and the loud groaning at the mutilation of their private parts. When my legs failed me, I was forced into a chair. The Commissar persistently watched me to make sure I was looking toward the torture scenes. In fact, when I had to vomit, they even paused with their tortures. One girl had not undressed completely; she may have been somewhat older than the rest of the girls who were about 17-years old. One of the torturers soaked her bra with oil and ignited it and, while she cried out, another drove a thin iron rod into her vagina until it emerged at her navel
In the yard, they liquidated entire groups of girls, after they had selected the prettiest ones for the torture room. The air was filled with the death cries of many hundreds of girls. But in view of what happened here, the slaughter outside could be considered more humane. It was a dreadful fact that not one of the girls brought into the torture room lost her consciousness. In their horror, all were equal in their expressions. It was always the same; the begging for mercy, the high-pitched scream when their breasts were cut and their genitals mutilated. Several times the slaughter was interrupted to sweep out the blood and to clear away the corpses.
That evening I sank into a severe nerve fever. From then on, I lack any recollection until the moment I awoke in a military hospital. German troops had recaptured Neustettin temporarily, and had thus liberated us. As I learned later, approximately 2,000 girls were murdered during the first three days of the first round of Russian occupation.
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This documented and authoritative account was not an isolated act of barbarism carried out by the Soviet Red Army and Poles. It was one small incident of many thousands recorded, being part of a predetermined allied policy that had as its aim the destruction of Germany as a competitive nation, territorial dismemberment, deportation and genocide to reduce its population.
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