German WW2 Pensioners At Risk

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After it was revealed last week that fifteen people in Sweden receive a war pension from Germany, authorities in Berlin said that the individuals receiving the pensions were not members of the Waffen-SS, the armed wing of the NSDAP.
But Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported on Friday that two of the pension recipients were Waffen-SS members after all.
Dagens Nyheter was the first to report last week that 15 people in Sweden, aged between 82 and 101 years, receive a war pension from Germany of somewhere between 1,500 kronor (140 euros) and 10,000 kronor (950 euros) monthly. Six of those recipients are Swedish citizens and three of them are widows of deceased men involved in the war.
Hundreds of Swedish volunteers joined the German war effort during the Second World War, and were thereby promised lifetime pensions.
The 15 people in Sweden are among the more than 2,000 individuals worldwide still receiving payments from Germany under a 1951 law that provides for “war victims”.
Official data from the German Labour Ministry showed that 2,033 people benefited from such payments in February.
Under the definition of the law, beneficiaries include individuals who suffered health problems from military or related service or internment because of their German citizenship or ethnicity during World War 2.
Most of the beneficiaries live in Europe, with the highest number in Poland, where 573 are still receiving payments. Other European countries with significant numbers of beneficiaries include Austria with 101, Slovenia with 184 and Croatia with 71.
In the Americas, 250 beneficiaries live in the US while 121 are in Canada.
The pension payments came under renewed scrutiny when Belgian lawmakers last month demanded a halt of the payments to the handful of Belgian residents still receiving compensation.
Published in: on March 12, 2019 at 8:40 am  Leave a Comment  

Anschluss March 12 1938

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After the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the end of the First World War, the majority of the German speaking people in Austria wanted to unite with the new German Republic. However, this was forbidden by the terms of the Treaty of Versailles.

Demands for the union (Anschluss) of Austria and Germany increased after Adolf Hitler became German Chancellor. In February, 1938, Hitler invited Kurt von Schuschnigg, the Austrian Chancellor, to meet him at Berchtesgarden. Hitler demanded concessions for the Austrian NSDAP. Schuschnigg refused and after resigning was replaced by Arthur Seyss-Inquart, the leader of the Austrian NSDAP. On 13th March, Seyss-Inquart invited the German Army to occupy Austria and proclaimed union with Germany.

Austria was now renamed Ostmark and was placed under the leadership of Arthur Seyss-Inquart. The Austrian born Ernst Kaltenbrunner was named Minister of State and head of the Schutz Staffeinel (SS).

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Austrian citezens voted officialy on April 10 1938 with 99.5 voting “YES”

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Wolfgang Froelich Released From Jail!

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An academic well known in judicial circles had to go back to the dock in Krems today: Holocaust denier Wolfgang F. was declared insane and went home.

For the seventh time,  chemical engineering graduate  Wolfgang F. (67) had to go to the dock. The well-read man had already spent 13 years in prison; only one year ago he was imprisoned for several years.

Again and again he had written to national councilors, judges and ministers from his cell to spread his  theses. Content: The gas chambers in Mauthausen (in Austria) could have been established only after the war.  The man obviously wanted to change the European understanding of history.
His lawyer Wolfgang Blaschitz had already pleaded insanity in the previous year, but in March 2018 the verdict was: four years in prison. But Blaschitz filed all appeals, a trial took place again today.Wolfgang F. had to answer before a jury senate.

The expert opinions played an important role here: one expert considers the accused to be sane, another expert also to be sane. A “senior expert” did not consider him to be sane. Defender Wolfgang Blaschitz [showed the court] his client is not a dangerous criminal.He could not be convicted because he was not accountable. However, there was also no dangerousness to justify his incarceration. The Republic must “endure” that someone spreads his [unpopular] scientific opinion, said the lawyer.

The jury considered the defendant to be insane (8:0 votes). However, the 67-year-old was not sent to an institution, but was retained and allowed to go home. The public prosecutor’s office filed for appeal and nullity – so the verdict is not final.

By the way, the 67-year-old promised to stop writing the letters once and for all, we shall see for he is “insane” after all.

So who is really insane? Those who question the ‘Holocaust’ on scientific grounds, or the society that forces belief in something unscientific on political grounds?

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