‘Adolf, Germany needs you!’ AfD investigates regional leader over Hitler posts on WhatsApp

‘Adolf, Germany needs you!’ AfD investigates regional leader over Hitler posts on WhatsApp
An Alternative for Germany (AfD) parliamentary hopeful has shared a photo of Hitler with the words “Missed since 1945.” The scandal comes days after another senior member called Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial “a monument of shame.”

Elena Roon, a chairwoman and a parliamentary candidate in the Nuremberg area, shared the image of Adolf Hitler among fellow members in a closed WhatsApp group, local media reported.

The photo came alongside the captions: “Missed since 1945 … Adolf, please get in touch! Germany needs you! The German people!” In another photo of the Fuhrer sent by Roon on the messenger, Hitler is portrayed ruffling his hair, saying “Islamists… I forgot them!”

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Roon, a Russian-German, is known as a founder of ‘Sichere Heimat’ (Safe homeland) – a local far-right activist group campaigning against refugees. Last December, she also became chairwoman of AfD’s district association in southern Nuremberg, according to Spiegel.

Though she did not deny sending the images, Roon told Merkur newspaper that she distances herself from “right-wing extremism and anti-Semitism.” She also protested that “in no way” did she want Hitler to come back, arguing: “Whoever wishes to draw the conclusion that I condone what it says in the images is twisting the truth round completely.”

It was not immediately clear how the controversial messages came to light, but the AfD leadership has already launched internal investigation, fearing that the scandal would bring the anti-immigration party into disrepute.

The AfD’s Bavarian branch head, Petr Bystron, said the party has taken the case “very seriously,” adding, “If there is something that damages the party, consequences will follow.” However, he then noted that the allegations were “most probably unfounded,” according to Spiegel.

The Bavarian city of Nuremberg once held paramount significance during the Nazi era, being the venue of massive annual NSDAP conventions. In 1935, Hitler ordered the Reichstag to convene in the city to adopt the infamous Nuremberg race laws which targeted German Jews and other ‘non-Aryans’, and described them as “enemies of the race-based state.”

With the 2017 general election looming, the AfD is struggling to polish its reputation despite controversies surrounding some top party members. Earlier in January, Bjorn Hoecke, the AfD leader in Thuringia, described Germany Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial as a “monument of shame” and vowed a “180-degree shift in the policy of remembrance.”

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As the speech caused outrage, the party quickly moved to expel the far-right politician despite widespread support for him among the grassroots membership.

AfD leader Frauke Petry, who personally initiated the move, said Hoecke had crossed the line of what is “democratically acceptable,” while some German newspapers responded with publishing front page images of the politician and the top Nazi propagandist Josef Goebbels, with the caption: “He’s still there.”

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SS-Obersturmbannführer Ludwig Spindler

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Knight’s Cross – 27.09.44
German Cross in Gold – 17.09.44
Iron Cross I Class – 01.08.41
Iron Cross II Class – 5.10.39
Infantry Assault Badge – 1.07.42
Wound Badge in Black – 1.10.41
Eastern Front Medal – 13.08.42

Ludwig Spindler was born in München in 1910 and was in military service by the age of 18. He became a member of the German Police and served with the Landespolizei in Beieren until 1934. It was in 1934 he joined the SS-VT and his career with the Waffen-SS began. At the outbreak of the war he was with Regiment Deutschland and by May 1940 was in command of the 13th Company (Regimental Gun Company).

For ‘Operation Barbarossa’, SS-Hauptsturmführer Spindler was in command of an Infantry Company for 2 months before going back to artillery and the Battery Commander of the 10th Batterie, SS Art Regt 2 ‘Das Reich’. He stayed with the 2nd SS Division ‘Das Reich’ for another year and a half holding the positions of Battery Commander and Regimental Adjutant. He did spend a small period of time in 1942 as an instructor at the SS-Officer School outside München. He was posted on promotion in April 1944 to the new SS Panzer Division ‘Hohenstaufen’ as commander III./SS Art. Regt 9. He commanded this Battalion during the relief of Tarnopol but was moved to the 1st Battalion in June 1944 in Normandy. It was during this time (in Russia) that SS-Sturmbannführer Spindler was recommended for the German Cross in Gold.

Making it out of the Falaise Pocket, Spindler and the rest of the Division retreated back through Belgium to Arnhem, Holland where they were tasked to prepare to move to Germany for refitting. He was now in Command of the whole Artillerie Regiment. On the 17th of September, SS-Sturmbannführer Spindler was awarded the German Cross in Gold for his command during Normandy. However the same day the 1st Airborne Division started to drop its Battalions in Oosterbeek and the division was put on alert.

Ludwig Spindler was placed in charge of developing a Blocking Line to stop the 1st Airborne Division from advancing into Arnhem. He force was small to start which allowed the British 2PARA sneak past but as further reinforcements arrived, Spindler’s force became a formidable defensive line that the British could not break throughout the battle. When the British withdrew into the Oosterbeek pocket, Spindler’s force went onto the offensive putting pressure on the pocket until the 26th September 1944 when the Airborne forces had withdrawn. The following day, SS-Sturmbannführer Spindler was awarded the Knight’s Cross for his actions at Arnhem.

However during the Ardennes Offensive, SS-Obersturmbannführer Spindler was killed when aircraft attacked the vehicle he was traveling in killing him instantly. He was Killed on the 27th December 1944 and is now buried in Altenkirchen War Cemetery, Westerwald.

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The New American Burger

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Truth Will Out Radio:Heinrich ‘Heinz’ Bar

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Sven Longshanks and Dennis Wise  are joined by Messerschmitt for a new episode of Truth Will Out Radio, to discuss Schmitt’s latest presentation on Heinrich ‘Heinz’ Bar, German flying Ace. Heinz started life as a farmer and Schmitt tells us some anecdotes about his younger years playing pranks on farmers and pinching turnips, before describing his glider training and eventual enlistment in the Luftwaffe. Several dog fights and lucky escapes are described along with quotes to show his quick witted sense of humour. There seemed to be a gentleman’s code of honour among the pilots during the war, they would often help to rescue one another once the other had been defeated and Schmitt recounts one tale where Heinz shares a cognac with the British pilot whose life he had just saved.

After discussing the presentation, Dennis talks about how the early meetings of the NSDAP would often be violently attacked by Communists. The Brownshirts were originally formed in order to protect the audience from these thugs and in one memorable battle with them, fifty brave SA men were able to defeat eight hundred rabid Leftists. The international bankers were terrified of what would happen if the people got to hear what Hitler had to say, as on top of having wonderful charisma and a natural magnetism, he also had the NSDAP 25 point plan. This plan is still applicable today, if a country were to carry it out then the lives of everyone would be improved.

turn on the radio to listen

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