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.
Right-wing Zionists infiltrate the White Nationalist movement
The same conquer and divide story is going on here. Right-wing Zionists try to split apart White Nationalists from the Russian Nationalists in order to conquer both.
Leonora Geier account of the torture-murder of RAD women seems fake
This account is promoted by many pro-Zionist sites that minimize the role of Jews in the leadership of the USSR and the Cheka (secret police) of the USSR. At the same time, they play up the “evil nature” of Russians, conveniently forgetting that tens of millions of Russians died at the hands of their government, which was 80% Jewish.
Care should be taken not to take on board dubious stories such as the RAD story, as doing so diminishes the suffering of the German people and others at the hands of the USSR government and the governments controlled by Zionists, when people start to doubt authentic accounts as well.
Beware of fake neo-Nazi sites
Here is what an owner of a site (possibly a Jewish owner masquerading as a pro-National Socialist to spread right-wing Zionist politics) says about Russians. He calls them Untermensch and so on.
The turn against Russia these days comes at a time when Russia is actually democratic and experiences rule by the majority Russians.
The dubious Leonora Geier story
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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