The Führer’s Proclamation to the German People and the Note of the German Foreign Office to the Soviet Government, together with appendices

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Senator McCarthy Saves Joachim Peiper’s Life


Oh coarse we know the gallows is not how our man  met his fate, but he did not know at this moment, when the verdict was read, that he would avoid them. A truly honorable soldier whom you can see clinches his jaw and pinches his lips , then turns and seems to be holding back a smile.

The trial took place at Dachau from 16 May to 16 July 1946 before a military tribunal of senior American officers, operating under rules established by the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal.

The 74 defendants included SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich, 6th SS Panzer Army commanding general, his chief of staff SS-Brigadeführer Fritz Krämer, SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Prieß, I SS Panzer Corps commander, and Joachim Peiper, commander of the 1st SS Panzer Regiment (the unit to which the crimes were attributed).

Before the trial, occupation authorities reclassified the defendants from prisoners of war to Civilian Internees. The accusations were mainly based on the sworn and written statements provided by the defendants in Schwäbisch Hall. To counter the evidence given in the men’s sworn statements and by prosecution witnesses, the lead defense attorney, Lieutenant Colonel Willis M. Everett tried to show that the statements had been obtained by inappropriate methods.

Everett called Lieutenant Colonel Hal McCown to testify about Peiper’s troops’ treatment of American prisoners at La Gleize. McCown, who, along with his command, had been captured by Peiper at La Gleize, testified that wounded American soldiers in Peiper’s custody had received equal priority with German wounded in receiving medical treatment. He testified that during his occupation of the town, Peiper had at all times behaved in a professional and honorable manner.

Everett had decided to call only Peiper to testify. However, other defendants, supported by their German lawyers, wanted to testify as well. This would soon prove to be a huge mistake, for when the prosecution cross-examined the defendants, they behaved like “a bunch of drowning rats (…) turning on each other.”According to Everett, these testimonies gave the court enough reason to sentence several of the defendants to death.


The military court was not convinced by Peiper’s testimony about the murder of the POWs under the Kampfgruppe’s control. During the trial, several witnesses testified of at least two instances in which Peiper had ordered the murder of prisoners of war. When questioned by the prosecution, Peiper denied these allegations, stating that the allegations were obtained from witnesses under torture. When questioned about the murder of Belgian civilians, Peiper said they were partisans.  Although the court could not prove that Peiper had ordered the murders, Peiper nonetheless accepted responsibility for his men’s actions.

Together with 42 other defendants, Joachim Peiper was sentenced to death by hanging on 16 July 1946.

Stabswache de Euros Joachim Peiper

The sentences generated significant controversy in some German circles, including the church, leading the commander of the U.S. Army in Germany to commute some of the death sentences to life imprisonment. In addition, the Germans’ defense attorney, U.S. military attorney Lt. Col. Willis M. Everett, appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, claiming that the defendants had been found guilty by means of “illegal and fraudulently procured confessions” and were subjects of mock trial. The turmoil raised by this case caused the Secretary of the Army, Kenneth Royall, to create a commission chaired by Judge Gordon A. Simpson of Texas to investigate. The commission was interested in the Malmedy massacre trial and in other cases judged at Dachau.

The commission arrived in Europe on 30 July 1948 and issued its report on 14 September. In this report, it notably recommended that the twelve remaining death sentences be commuted to life imprisonment. The commission confirmed the accuracy of Everett’s accusations regarding mock trials and neither disputed nor denied his charges of torture of the defendants. The commission expressed the opinion that the pre-trial investigation had not been properly conducted and that the members felt that no death sentence should be executed where such a doubt existed.

In response, General Lucius Clay commuted six more death sentences to life imprisonment. But he refused to commute the six remaining death sentences, including Peiper’s, though the executions were postponed. The turmoil caused by the commission report caused the U.S. Senate to investigate the trial.

Given the composition of the inquiry and the personal inclinations of it’s members, it could be assumed that everything would have gone off smoothly with a result that would be favorable to the prosecution-save for one thing. When the inquiry met for the first time on Monday 18 April 1949 in room 212 of the Senate Office Building, they where joined by an uninvited and unwished for guest, who demanded not only to cross examine those witnesses called by the inquiry but the right to summon witnesses of his own. The junior senator from Wisconsin, Joe McCarthy, had appeared on the scene.

Joseph R. Mccarthy

Germans and Americans fearful that the war crimes issue would hinder German-American unity in the face of the postwar threat of the Soviet Union, and some accused Jews of seeking a vengeful “Mosaic justice” and orchestrating a lynch mob mentality at the trials. Warren Magee, an American lawyer who served as a defense counsel in the Nuremberg trials, claimed it was impossible for the war crimes trials to be objective because Jews lacked the Christian tenets of “humility and charity” and were motivated by “vindictiveness, personal grievances, and racial desires for revenge.”

Of coarse McCarthy realized the dangers of taking the German side. He had to avoid giving the impression that he wanted German war criminals mollycoddled, while at the same time he wanted to discredit the committee and US military justice in Occupied Germany.

When cross examining Sergeant Ken Ahrens, one of the survivors, who had testified that SS men had laughed and joked as they walked the ranks of the fallen, shooting those still alive, McCarthy sprang to his feet and shouted that Ahrens’ testimony was’trying to inflame the public and members of the committee and was nothing more than an attempt to start a ‘Roman Holiday’. Ahrens, who by this time had  his evidence off pat, was seen to turn pale and loose his air of confidence.

When the prosecution claimed that there was no evidence of to prove abbuse to obtain confessions, that did it and again McCarthy jumped to his feet, “I think you are lying!You may be able to fool us, but I am convinced you cannot fool the lie detector!” This was the first mention of the famous lie detector which became such an important part of the Malmedy hearings and subsequent hearings in McCarthy’s career.

The kid gloves where now off and when Colonel Ellis made his appearance to tell the committee about the mock trials held at Schwaebisch-Hall to make the prisoners confess, McCarthy took from is bulging briefcase a letter from James Bailey, who had been the court recorder to the nine man interrogation team. In it Bailey claimed the evidence against the Germans had been obtained by starvation, brutality, and threats of bodily harm.. Eventually he could not stomach the treatment of the prisoners and asked for a transfer to an other unit.


McCarthy let those words sink in and stated , “this is a mockery of justice, so brutal as to be repulsive.” He then went on to describe the smashing of testicles and other inhuman methods used to obtain confessions.

And so it went on with McCarthy relentlessly breaking down the prosecution team’s case, until he stormed out saying he would no longer be art of this farce of whitewashing the Army’s behavior which was on par with techniques the Soviets where employing. Pointing at his briefcase he hinted to more information that would shook the country, and we know that a few years later this information certainly would.

Secretary of the Army Royall now lost his nerve. McCarthy’s ‘disclosures’ could be unfortunate for the for the Army. he ordered that no executions would be carried out. Thus Joachim Peiper undoubtedly owed his life to the rabble-rouser Senator from Wisconsin.

Ultimately the sentences of the Malmedy defendants were commuted to life imprisonment and then to time served. Peiper’s sentence was commuted to 35 years in 1954 and he was released in December 1956, the last of the Malmedy condemned to be freed. He had served 11 and a half years in prison.

HIAG, an organisation of former Waffen-SS members, had already helped Peiper’s wife find a job near the Landsberg Prison. They then worked to achieve the conditional release of Peiper himself. To obtain his release from prison, Peiper had to prove that he could obtain a job. Through the intermediary of Dr. Albert Prinzing, a former SS-Hauptsturmführer in the Sicherheitsdienst, he got a job at the car manufacturer Porsche.

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National Socialism Set to Music



The Bayreuth Festival symbolises Europe’s centuries old struggle for its existence. Richard Wagner, (1813 – 1883) the great German composer, chose Bayreuth for a number of sound reasons. Primarily, the maestro believed that his unique works should not share the same stage with the music of others. The Bayreuth Festival was destined to showcase only Wagnerian epics.

Attracting funding to finance the project was problematic. The Bayreuth Festival was unlikely to be other than an unfulfilled dream. Finally, the almost estranged King Ludwig II of Bavaria stepped in and provided the necessary resources. Bayreuth theatre was finally opened in August 1876 much to the relief of the great German composer and others who shared his vision. The first performance was Das Rheingold.

Artistically the pioneering venture was a fabulous success. It would be difficult to identify a single head of state, let alone accomplished musician, who failed to make the pilgrimage to the Bayreuth Festival. Unfortunately, the annual event fell short of being a box office success. Rescue was at hand; the doyens of great music and culture were generous. The show goes on and on and on.


Wahnfried was the name given by Richard Wagner to his villa in Bayreuth. The name is a German compound of Wahn (delusion, madness) and Fried (e), (peace, freedom). The house fascia reveals Wagner’s motto Hier wo mein Wähnen Frieden fand, Wahnfried, sei dieses Haus von mir benannt. (Here where my delusions have found peace, let this place be named Wahnfried.)

Siegfried Wagner (1869 – 1930) followed in his father’s footsteps and excelled as both composer and conductor. Siegfried served as artistic director of the Bayreuth Festival from 1908 to 1930. The Bayreuth Festival’s orchestral conductor was the maternal grandson of Franz Liszt. From the Hungarian-born German composer Siegfried received some instruction in harmony.

Winifred Williams (1897 – 1980) born in Hastings, England, was destined to marry both Siegfried Wagner and the festival of Bayreuth.

It was an unusual destiny for an English-born orphan. Winifred lost both her parents before she was two-years old. The child was initially raised in a number of homes. When she was eight-years old Winifred was embraced by a distant German relative of her mother, Henrietta Karop; her adoptive mum was married to musician Karl Klindworth: Winifred’s adoptive parents were friends of Richard Wagner.

Siegfried Wagner was 45-years of age when on September 22, 1915 he placed the wedding ring on the finger of his 17-year old bride. The couple were to have four children; two sons and two daughters: Wieland (1917 -–1966), Friedelind (1918 -1991), Wolfgang (1919 – 2010) and Verena (born 1920)

After Siegfried Wagner’s passing on in 1930 Winifred Wagner took over the management of the Bayreuth Festival and she maintained the position until the war’s end. Winifred’s respect and admiration of Adolf Hitler over many years developed into a close relationship that many thought might end in marriage.


The spirit of the Bayreuth Festival infused the National Socialist German Workers Party’s (NSDAP). Symbolic of Europe’s traditions, culture, virtues and struggles, Wagnerian epics encapsulated the divine purpose and enduring nobility of National Socialism.

Of Richard Wagner, Adolf Hitler said; “Whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner.”

During the 1930s until its military defeat in May 1945 the National Socialist religion was universally acclaimed as a harbinger of peace and a force of salvation from collaborating Capitalism and Communism (Bolshevism). Throughout the world, National Socialism was embraced as a religious phenomenon. Adolf Hitler was perceived by many as evidence of the Second Coming.

The relationship between the Führer, Winifred Wagner and Richard Wagner’s music is intense. The German President and Chancellor from 1933 to 1940 attended all Bayreuth festivals.


The German leader stayed on average ten days at each Bayreuth festival. However, on the occasion of the 1940 Festival the Führer said: “This year, unfortunately, due to the demands of the war that England does not want to end, I will only remain in Bayreuth today.” The Führer on another occasion said; “In Bayreuth I have lived some of the most beautiful moments of my life.”

At Wagner’s residence, where he has been received as a guest year after year, the poet, artist and visionary enjoyed authentic family life.

Hitler treated Winifred and Siegfried’s children as family. The siblings knew their mentor and patron as Uncle Adolf. Neither of the Wagner sons would serve in the armed forces. It had already been decided that “Germany could not be allowed to lose Richard Wagner’s heritage on the battlefields.”

August Kubizek was a boyhood friend of Adolf Hitler. Having much in common the teenage idealists were absorbed by great classical music. Their taste however was consumed by the works of the Leipzig born musician, Richard Wagner.

During his short stay in Bayreuth during 1940 the Führer had occasion to meet again his childhood companion. To his friend he entrusted the following words:

“This war is depriving me of my best years. You know how much I still have to do, what I still want to build. You know better than anyone all those plans that kept me busy from my youth. I have only been able to carry out a small fraction of it. I still have a lot of things to do. Who would if not?”

Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels (in box) at Charlottenburg Theatre, Berlin, 1939..jpg


The Führer, an idealist, poet and lover of the arts, constantly yearned to create a great German social state. He held the view that the pseudo-democratic plutocracies, envious and fearful of someone demonstrating that things can work otherwise, imposed upon him a war of annihilation.

During their youth the two friends shared rooms on the same student floor in Vienna. It was the Führer who at 18 years of age had convinced Kubizek’s father to let his son go to the city and study in the conservatory. This act of wisdom and true friendship changed the life of August Kubizek and allowed the dreamer to fulfil his dream of becoming orchestra director.

Recommended: Odyssey Adolf Hitler: The Remarkable Life of Europe’s Redeemer.

VIDEO: Documentary about the Wagner family, memoirs of contemporaries about the Führer, documentary chronicle about the Festival in Bayreuth.  (German language but perfectly understandable)

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David Irving’s US Speaking Tour


I am one happy Kamarad as I will be listening to David Irving in Person in a few days. The thought of asking some questions and getting a new autographed book for my collection gives me goosebumps. For a list of events and ticket sales follow the link below.

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“Would be King” Meets Hitler




In October 1937, the Duke and Duchess visited Germany, against the advice of the British government, and met Adolf Hitler at his Obersalzberg retreat. The visit was much publicised by the German media. During the visit the Duke gave full Nazi salutes. When they left, Hitler said of Simpson: “She would have made a good Queen.” The former King Edward VIII, who became the Duke of Windsor after abdicating in 1936, was sympathetic towards Hitler. Even in 1970 he told one interviewer: “I never thought Hitler was such a bad chap.”

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