Controversial German historian Ernst Nolte dies at 93

German historian Ernst Nolte, responsible for a contentious essay on the causes of Nazism, has died in Berlin after a short illness. Nolte’s 1986 essay was the source of much debate among historians.

With his 1986 essay in the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” newspaper entitled “Vergangenheit, die nicht vergehen will” (“The past that will not pass away”), Ernst Nolte caused an uproar in historical circles.

His controversial thesis that Hitler and the Nazis were Germany’s logical reaction to the “existential threat” represented by the Russian Revolution launched a wave of indignation and led to furious debate among historians.

“Did the ‘Gulag Archipelago’ not exist before Auschwitz?” Nolte wrote in the essay. “Was Bolshevik ‘class murder’ not the logical and factual predecessor to the Nazi ‘racial murder’? … Did Auschwitz not, perhaps, originate in a past that would not pass away?”

Nolte was also known for published works including “Three Faces of Fascism,” “Germany and the Cold War” and “The European Civil War 1917-1945: Nazism and Bolshevism.”

Born in the university city of Witten, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Nolte did his doctorate on Karl Marx and was a professor at the Free University of Berlin.

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Warning about so-called “Official German Records of Prisoners in Auschwitz”

Recently Hadding Scott saw somebody post a link to an article about “Official German Records of Prisoners in Auschwitz Concentration Camp from May 1940 to December 1944.” Then somebody sent him the same link by email. The links were to information on the “Darkmoon” blog, ( Darkmoon has been known to rely on utterly ridiculous sources). 

To determine whether the information was credible, Hadding tried to find where the information had been originally posted, but could not. He did find the same material posted in other places, however.

Whereas the compiler is credited only as “Admin” on the Darkmoon blog, on other sites, like Heretical, the compiler is named as “Germar Rudolf.” In fact the compiler is one Peter Stahl, who falsely attached Germar Rudolf’s name. 

On 21 August 2016 Rudolf sent out this repudiation:

Dear all:

Please be advised that I had no part in compiling the numbers listed below. That’s one of Peter Stahl’s disruptive activities. See my article on him here:

Stahl did that list I think back in 2002 or 2003 without my knowledge or consent, and it lingers on the net. I have never seen any of these microfilms myself. I remember that Stahl told me once that he has them, and at some point he even offered them to me. But I never had my hands on them, let alone studied them (if they exist). For all I know, this could all be made up. Stahl has a history of lying, and of manipulating or outright forging documents, and the fact that he falsely claimed I had compiled these numbers is a strong indicator that this is fishy. I wouldn’t touch these numbers with a ten-foot pole. gr

Stahl’s apocryphal figure for the total number of Jews who died in Auschwitz is 60,421. Arthur Butz’ less precise but more trustworthy estimate from 1989 is “100,000-150,000” total deaths, of which “a large number would have been Jews” (A. Butz, JHR, fall 1989). It means that Stahl’s presumably fictitious figures are toward the low end of what is likely. 

When making a controversial point, be sure that you know the original source of the information that you are using, and whether that source is credible.

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German Sport

HANS VON TSCHAMMER UND OSTEN Reich Sports Leader When Herr Hitler asked me, in 1933, to become the Leader of German Sports, the conditions then existing were deplorably bad. On the one hand, there was a people anxious to practise physical exercises, whilst on the other I found a narrow-minded bureaucracy incapable of satisfying that desire by providing the necessary organic foundation. In the course of a century, a kind of sports organisation had developed which looked upon itself as more valuable than the objects it was there to promote. Critics have sometimes asserted that there was no need for us to subject the organisation of German sports to the same process of drastic change that has been applied to our country’s political constitution, its economy, its laws, and all its other activities.

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Source: German Sport

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