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How to be a Nazi general and survive until the 1980s: from the biographies of the command of the Third Reich

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How to be a Nazi general and survive until the 1980s: from the biographies of the command of the Third Reich

Many German generals and senior officers who participated in the Second World War as part of the Wehrmacht and SS troops successfully survived wartime and either did not suffer any punishment or escaped with short prison sentences. Some of them were fortunate enough to live nearly half a century after the war. The story of how to be a Nazi general and ... survive to the 1980s.


Among the Nazi leaders of the "first echelon", Albert Speer and Rudolf Hess were the most long-livers. The beloved architect of Adolf Hitler and the Reich Minister of Armaments, Albert Speer "from bell to bell" served 20 years and was released in 1966. After that, he lived free for another 15 years and died in 1981 at the age of 76. Rudolf Hess was less fortunate, although he lived more: he died in 1987 at the age of 93 in Spandau Prison, without having seen freedom.

As for the generals, fate was more favorable to many of its representatives. The logic of the punishments was as follows: they say, German generals were military men, they say, executed orders, and did not make political decisions. But on their conscience - the ruined lives of civilians in the occupied territories, tens of thousands of lives. .

Longevity Generals: Wöhler and Balck


Infantry General Otto Wöhler played a very prominent role on the Eastern Front: he met the 47-year-old chief of staff of the 11th Wehrmacht army. In April 1942, Wöhler became the chief of staff of Army Group Center, from April 1943 he commanded the 1st Army Corps, and from August 1943, the 8th Army, which fought in Ukraine. In December 1944, he was appointed commander of Army Group South. Wöhler was “lucky," he surrendered to the Americans. Nevertheless, he was sentenced to 8 years in prison for revealed facts of cooperation with the Einsatzgruppe.

In 1951, Wöhler was released and settled in his native Burgwedel in Lower Saxony, where he lived a long and calm life of a respectable German pensioner. Wöhler died in 1987 at the age of 93, having outlived many colleagues for decades. About crime and punishment ... by the way.

The fate of another German general, Hermann Balck, turned out to be practically the same. General tank troops Georg Otto Hermann Balck began military service even before the First World War, and by the time of the attack on the Soviet Union he was already a colonel, commander of a tank brigade. In May 1942, he was appointed commander of the 11th Panzer Division and in August of the same year he was promoted to major general.


Tank Troops General Georg Otto Hermann Balck

In November 1943, Balck, who had reached that time before the general of the tank forces, became commander of the 48th Panzer Corps, in August 1944 he led the 4th Panzer Army, and then commanded Army Group G. Since December 1944, Balck commanded the Army Group Balck (6th Wehrmacht Army, 1st and 3rd Hungarian Armies) and the 6th Army operating in the vicinity of Budapest. Before the complete defeat of Germany, Balck withdrew his army to Austria and again surrendered to American troops.

The brave tankman was not touched. In 1947, he was released from captivity, but in 1948 a German court convicted him of three years - in November 1944, Balck ordered the execution of a drunken lieutenant colonel, Schottke, incapable of fulfilling his duties, without a court sentence. . However, Balck lived after the war for a long time and died only in 1982 at the age of 88.

How Gruppenfuhrer SS evaded retribution


In 1979, an 85-year-old man died in the small Bavarian town of Wolfratshausen. Quiet pensioner Wilhelm Bittrich was actually not so simple. Obergruppenfuhrer SS, he commanded the famous SS division "Das Reich" during the battles near Moscow in 1941. Then Bittrich commanded the 8th Cavalry Division of the SS Florian Gayer, the 9th Motorized Division of the SS Hohenstaufen, and the 2nd Tank Corps. On May 8, he surrendered to American troops. And why did German war criminals gravitate so much to surrender precisely to the Americans ... They understood that they were waiting for all the acts that they did on the Eastern Front, in the Soviet Union ...


Wilhelm Bittrich and Herman Fegelein, Soviet Union, 1942

In 1953, in France, he was prosecuted for participating in the execution of 17 members of the Resistance movement. Bittrich received 5 years in prison, after his release he returned to Germany and lived a quiet life, not engaging in any political affairs.

Obergruppenfuhrer SS and General of the SS Karl Maria Demelhuber also had the good fortune to live to a very old age. He died in 1988 at the age of 91. But meanwhile, it was Karl Demelhuber in November 1940 - April 1941. commanded the SS Troops in Poland, then the 6th SS mountain division “Nord” in Finland, was commander of the SS Troops in the Netherlands.

Naturally, with such a track record the general had many war crimes, but since 1948 he has been at large. Moreover, Demelhuber was actively engaged in public activities and was chairman of the arbitration court of the Society for Mutual Assistance of former members of the SS troops (HIAG).

The police general and SS Obergruppenführer Wilhelm Koppe did not reach the eighties a bit (he died in 1975 at the age of 79). He directed the activities of the SS in the Governor General, responsible for the expulsion of Jews to ghettos and concentration camps. Koppe was called one of the key organizers of Nazi terror in Poland.

But in 1945 he managed to escape. Under the maiden name of his wife Loman, he even became the commercial director of the chocolate factory in Bonn. In 1960, he was identified, arrested, and brought to justice for the killing of more than 145 thousand people. But due to health reasons, in 1966, Koppe was released. Health, by the way, was not so bad, since he lived to almost 80. But ruined lives - well, who in the countries of a victorious democracy recalls them. There is "reconciliation", general ...

The main executioner of the Zmievsky beam survived until 1987


Kurt Christman is somewhat out of the heroes of our story. He was not a general, but an SS Obersturmbahnführer (lieutenant colonel), however, it was this Munich lawyer, doctor of jurisprudence, who led the notorious SS 10a Sonderkommando, who massacred tens of thousands of Soviet citizens in Rostov-on-Don, Yeysk, Taganrog, Krasnodar, Novoross.

After the war, Christman was arrested, but in 1946 he escaped and spent 10 years in Argentina. Returning to his homeland, Christman became one of the richest lawyers in Munich. In 1974, he was still arrested, but with the help of fake medical papers, Christman managed to delay the verdict of the court. However, in 1980 he was still sentenced to 10 years. Kristman died in 1987 at the age of 79, having survived thousands of his victims for decades.

By the way, Christman's subordinates in the Sonderkommando were identified by the Soviet state security agencies and shot by court verdict back in the 1960s.

As we see, the fate of the surviving German generals and senior officers evolved differently. As a rule, there were no complaints against army generals, or they were insignificant. But often outright murderers like Kurt Kristman or Wilhelm Koppe remained at large. They had to be shot back then, in the victorious 45th, but they safely survived to a very old age.
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  1. prior
    prior 4 June 2020 17: 29 New
    +7
    We conclude.
    The enemy must either be destroyed or captured - for life.
    This greatly contributes to historical memory and economic development.
    1. 210ox
      210ox 4 June 2020 18: 47 New
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      By the way, the top officers of the NNA GDR in the 50-60s are also from there, from the Wehrmacht general ..
      1. Andrey Zhdanov-Nedilko
        Andrey Zhdanov-Nedilko 5 June 2020 10: 39 New
        +3
        So aren't aliens recruited in the NNA? From Germany would not have gone. And putting foreigners is probably not accepted. Yes, and right.
        1. 210ox
          210ox 5 June 2020 15: 45 New
          +3
          I do not argue. Of course, the Wehrmacht officers, especially the old school, were trained at a high level.
          1. Andrey Zhdanov-Nedilko
            Andrey Zhdanov-Nedilko 9 June 2020 13: 31 New
            +1
            Yes, and look: after the WWII, the Verkhmatians went hot both in the army of all of South America (from Panama to Chile from top to bottom), and in the army of the Near (Middle) East, and even in the army of Southeast Asia. Apparently, the level of training is still good. But our officers of the Republic of Ingushetia after the Civil War, where and to whom they just didn’t serve! ... All over the world we were noted too. So our level was even better!
  2. trahterist
    trahterist 4 June 2020 17: 31 New
    +7
    Of the big cones, only Kleist comes to mind, who was successfully rotted in the camps.
    Although Mannstein, and Model, and Kluge, and Goth, and Leeb, and .. yes, there were no "clean" officers there.
    But in the West and even in the BV, the Wehrmacht and high-ranking SS men quite successfully settled down as consultants on military issues.
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 4 June 2020 18: 22 New
      10
      In the barracks of the People's Police of the GDR and the NNA, the "former" also managed to serve - however, they began to be cleaned out already in the 50s.
      You can recall the same Major General Arno von Lensky - the former commander of the 24th Panzerdivisia, who became the commander of the NNA tank forces in the NNA. Dismissed in absentia in 1958, died in 1986 at the age of 93 years.
      1. 210ox
        210ox 4 June 2020 18: 55 New
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        Müller Wincenz managed to serve both the Kaiser and Hitler and socialism. There were dozens of them. In the GDR there was a joke about the Wehrmacht, the largest military orchestra. Young Germans were interested in young Germans, but who did you serve THEN? The most popular answer was in the orchestra.
      2. vladcub
        vladcub 4 June 2020 19: 25 New
        +4
        Alexei, where was the NNA taking its officer cadres? There were quite a few German-internationalists in Spain, but they knew how to work in the Gestapo, and by 1948 only a few remained alive. In June 1941, there were enough German officers in the Red Army, but they were understandably sent from the army to the camps.
        Among the "former" there could be "changed shoes", but there were also those who really became left,
        1. Alf
          Alf 4 June 2020 19: 32 New
          -2
          Quote: vladcub
          but the Gestapo knew how to work by 1948

          By 1948?
        2. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 4 June 2020 19: 34 New
          +7
          Quote: vladcub
          Alexei, where was the NNA taking its officer cadres?

          Well, I don’t mind. smile
          Just saying "A", you must say "B" - the Wehrmacht officers served in both Germany, not only in the FRG.
    2. Varyag_0711
      Varyag_0711 4 June 2020 18: 44 New
      +9
      rahterist (Elmars)
      Of the big cones, only Kleist comes to mind, who was successfully rotted in the camps.
      Although it was safe to knit both Mannstein and Model to his company
      The model seems to have shot himself. Or do you want to put his body in the camp?
      1. vladcub
        vladcub 4 June 2020 19: 46 New
        +2
        Witty said.
        In fact, Model was one of the "new officers" that had been promoted under Hitler. As a rule, such officers did not keep a fig in their pockets, but were handed over to Hitler.!
        Leeb, Manstein or most of the senior officers of the Wehrmacht, readily remembered the corporal in general's boots.
        In my opinion, almost all of them wrote in their memoirs: "I beat almost all of them, and Corporal Hitler did not understand the greatness of my plans."
        For all that, not accepting fascism, such as the Model, deserve understanding, but "overwhelmed" ..
        1. 210ox
          210ox 5 June 2020 15: 53 New
          0
          It deserves understanding ... It is a pity that I left the Smolensk region with my own feet .... I look at this matter as follows. The unrepentant criminal-criminal remains. The concept is ideological, it does not work here. Of course, we worked closely with captured generals, and it is not surprising that many were reforged, so to speak. Yes, there is an oath, and they violated it. And let’s look at ours, a year that way 1991 ... There were enough of those who violated the oath, justifying that the state is no longer there.
    3. Dr. Frankenstucker
      Dr. Frankenstucker 4 June 2020 20: 15 New
      +1
      Quote: trahterist
      and even in the BV and the Wehrmacht and high-ranking SS men quite successfully settled

      yeah, especially in Egypt they were loved. Sadat did not give a single FRG. And Comrade Nasser also respected the GSS. What irony - the Jews hated by the Nazis were massively baptized in order to save their lives in the era of the Inquisition, and these crowds accepted Islam ....
      1. Alf
        Alf 4 June 2020 22: 35 New
        0
        Quote: Dr. Frankenshtuzer
        and these crowds accepted Islam ....

        And where did you get that, they abruptly converted to Islam?
        1. Dr. Frankenstucker
          Dr. Frankenstucker 4 June 2020 22: 49 New
          +4
          Quote: Alf
          And where did you get that


          Leo Gleim (Gestapo of Warsaw) - Al-Nahep
          SS-Obergruppenfuhrer Moser - Hussa Nalismann
          Heinrich Zelman (Gestapo Ulm) - Hamid Suleiman
          Johan von Leers (Goebbels Department) - Omar Amin.

          .......

          These are only "Egyptians". We do not take Syria - now it is supposed to lick these cute Arabs handshake, so ...

          All Germans converted to Islam. No other way.



          So that there are no illusions about "accepting / not accepting Islam": von Leers was not extradited to the FRG as a war criminal, but after his death his ashes were transported to Germany and buried according to the Muslim rite.
          1. AK1972
            AK1972 5 June 2020 13: 56 New
            +1
            Quote: Dr. Frankenshtuzer
            von Leers was not extradited to Germany as a war criminal, but after his death his ashes were transported to Germany and buried according to the Muslim rite.

            This is pretty weird. Muslims do not cremate corpses, they believe that the burnt corpse of a Muslim will not allow his soul to go to heaven. Among Muslims there is even such an insult as "the son of a burnt father". This is a grievance for any believer.
            1. Dr. Frankenstucker
              Dr. Frankenstucker 5 June 2020 13: 58 New
              +2
              but, to blame, incorrectly put it - mortal remains, not dust, of course.
          2. Alf
            Alf 5 June 2020 19: 45 New
            0
            Quote: Dr. Frankenshtuzer
            So that there are no illusions about "accepting / not accepting Islam":

            Well, tady oh!
  3. Dr. Frankenstucker
    Dr. Frankenstucker 4 June 2020 17: 37 New
    11
    More epic is the fate of Gene Major Vincenz Muller. During Bagration he was captured, in the camp he changed his shoes as an anti-fascist, he spent time in the GDR, receives the rank of General Leith., Two years at the head of the General Staff of the NNA, the Order of Merit for the Fatherland in gold, then declared a schizophrenic, and even StaZi accumulated a curious mother of the executions of Jews in Artyomovsk.
    And the 67-year-old grandpa jumped from the balcony.
    1. vladcub
      vladcub 4 June 2020 19: 49 New
      0
      It seems he wrote: "how I found my homeland" or somehow the title sounds similar
  4. Sergej1972
    Sergej1972 4 June 2020 17: 45 New
    +3
    Several former Wehrmacht generals served in the NNA East Germany in the 50s and early 60s.
  5. Operator
    Operator 4 June 2020 17: 52 New
    -3
    There is no secret to the longevity of war criminals among the generals and officers of the Wehrmacht and WaffenSS - the Nuremberg Tribunal consisted of representatives of several countries and all of them, except the USSR, refused to bring German military personnel from the army and Nazi military forces to court (with the exception of the high command).

    As a result, the tribunal was never able to declare the Wehrmacht and WaffenSS criminal organizations in connection with their massive violations of the Geneva and Hague international conventions in the field of the rules of warfare (according to the conventions, they also extended to countries that did not sign them like the USSR). Orders alone at all levels of the Wehrmacht’s administration in June-August 1941 on the execution on the site of military political officers and on the organization of army field camps for the extermination of Red Army prisoners by starvation and refusal of medical care are worth anything.

    Post-war trials of individual German generals and officers are a drop in the ocean, given the two tens of millions of Germans called up during WWII to the Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarin, WaffenSS, SS security units, the RSHA and the militia.
  6. Dr. Frankenstucker
    Dr. Frankenstucker 4 June 2020 17: 53 New
    +5
    Arno von Lensky.
    Gen-leit., Com. 24 TD. Stalingrad, captured, 'Free Germany', in the GDR, at the suggestion of Chuikov, resumes his military career, then purges, retirement, died in 1986.
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 4 June 2020 18: 24 New
      +6
      Quote: Dr. Frankenshtuzer
      in the GDR at the suggestion of Chuikov resumes military career

      Not just renewing, but taking the post of commander of the tank forces of the NNA. Good career growth at the divisional commander. smile
      1. Dr. Frankenstucker
        Dr. Frankenstucker 4 June 2020 20: 18 New
        +3
        the most interesting figure of Wilhelm Adam. Well .... And the Nazis from the 23rd year, and Steel helmet, and CA. Then Stalingrad, a prisoner ... in the GDR, was the head of a higher school in Dresden.
        1. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 5 June 2020 09: 27 New
          +2
          Quote: Dr. Frankenstucker
          the most interesting figure of Wilhelm Adam. Well .... And the Nazis from the 23rd year, and Steel helmet, and CA. Then Stalingrad, a prisoner ... in the GDR, was the head of a higher school in Dresden.

          Бггг ... I immediately remembered one teacher of tactics of the school of command personnel "Shot". smile
  7. NF68
    NF68 4 June 2020 17: 55 New
    0
    The connections of the generals and senior officers of the Wehrmacht and the SS were not bad. They tried to support each other. The British and Americans bought, apparently there was something to interest them. So many managed to survive. Walter Schellenberg, the head of political intelligence of the 3rd Reich, received only 6 years in prison, although he should have gotten to the gallows solely for his duties and affairs.
    1. Catfish
      Catfish 4 June 2020 18: 49 New
      +3
      He got ten, but served six. Released as a cancer patient, he died from him.
    2. Dr. Frankenstucker
      Dr. Frankenstucker 4 June 2020 22: 31 New
      0
      Quote: NF68
      They tried to support each other.


      such corporate clubs of the "union of German officers", which had connections with colleagues in West Germany, and led to the total purge of 1958 in the GDR. Well, and, of course, the possible participation of the "former" in the events of 1953 was very interesting for the StaZi.
  8. knn54
    knn54 4 June 2020 17: 59 New
    +1
    Ilya, I’ll add the SS Obergruppenführer and SS General of the Army Wolf. Chief of Himmler’s Personal Headquarters.
    A professional soldier (two "crosses" for the 1st World War), very rich was a Nazi by conviction and remained him until his death.
    In "17 Moments of Spring" he was played by Vasily Lanovoy.
    They say that Wolf himself was very pleased with how our actor played him and presented to him, through third parties, a box of French cognac.
    1. vladcub
      vladcub 4 June 2020 19: 55 New
      +3
      I didn’t hear about Wolf, and Shelenberg’s sister was pleased with how Tabakov played him, she even wrote a letter to him that she played correctly
    2. Dr. Frankenstucker
      Dr. Frankenstucker 4 June 2020 20: 26 New
      -1
      Quote: knn54
      It is said that Wolf himself was very pleased


      Yes, nevermind. When Semyonov asked Wolf - how? He went wrong - absolutely not like me, they say.
  9. Charik
    Charik 4 June 2020 18: 46 New
    -2
    Some of them were fortunate enough to live almost half a century after the war, they forgot to add-- In the USA
    1. Dr. Frankenstucker
      Dr. Frankenstucker 4 June 2020 22: 36 New
      0
      forgot to add-- to the USA


      and in the GDR.

      and also, say, in Egypt. Hero of the Soviet Union, Comrade Nasser, used their services. Just like his predecessor, Sadat.
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 4 June 2020 23: 28 New
        +4
        Sadat was after Nasser.
  10. Andobor
    Andobor 4 June 2020 18: 47 New
    -5
    Stalin is definitely to blame for everything; he did not outweigh all the fascists as war criminals,
    here their followers raise their heads.
    1. Shuttle
      Shuttle 5 June 2020 04: 28 New
      +2
      Quote: Andobor
      Stalin is definitely to blame for everything; he did not outweigh all the fascists as war criminals,
      here their followers raise their heads.

      If the USSR were now, then they would sit quietly and write memoirs, repentant heads without raising their heads. But the USSR is over. And it began to end almost immediately after the death of the IVS. Whose fault is this? Is Vissarionycha?
  11. lelik613
    lelik613 4 June 2020 18: 50 New
    +1
    All this characterizes unambiguously the Soviet leadership and the KGB
  12. Oleg Zorin
    Oleg Zorin 4 June 2020 19: 03 New
    +5
    As for the German generals, my opinion is unequivocal - they all understood that they were preparing and waging an aggressive war (and not only against the USSR) and were subject to responsibility. But here are cases like Hartmanovsky, when the Soviet court was unable to incriminate him with war crimes and charged him with "damage to socialist property" with a sentence of 25 years (served 10) - I do not understand.
    1. Shuttle
      Shuttle 5 June 2020 04: 39 New
      +3
      Quote: Oleg Zorin
      As for the German generals, my opinion is unequivocal - they all understood that they were preparing and waging an aggressive war (and not only against the USSR) and were subject to responsibility. But here are cases like Hartmanovsky, when the Soviet court was unable to incriminate him with war crimes and charged him with "damage to socialist property" with a sentence of 25 years (served 10) - I do not understand.

      Why? Was it really necessary to shoot all Luftwaffe military personnel? But what about the Kriegsmarine, the Wehrmacht?
      No friends. The USSR fought a war not only for the liberation of its people, its territories. He also fought for the liberation of Europe. Including for the liberation of Germany.
      Remember Vissarionycha.
      ------------

      Sometimes they talk in a foreign press that the Red Army has as its goal the extermination of the German people and the destruction of the German state. This, of course, is stupid nonsense and stupid slander against the Red Army. The Red Army does not and cannot have such idiotic goals. The Red Army aims to expel the German occupiers from our country and liberate Soviet land from Nazi invaders. It is very likely that the war for the liberation of Soviet land will lead to the expulsion or destruction of the Hitler clique. We would welcome a similar outcome. But it would be ridiculous to identify Hitler’s clique with the German people, with the German state. The experience of history says that the Hitlers come and go, and the people are German, and the German state remains.
  13. Catfish
    Catfish 4 June 2020 19: 09 New
    +4
    Otto Wilhelm August Kretschmer is a German submarine officer during World War II, a knight cross with Oak leaves and Swords, a captain of the second rank, the most successful submarine officer in World War II. He commanded such submarines as U-35, U-23, U-99.

    Years of life 1912 - 1998 Years of service 1930-1941, 1955-1970.
    Frigate Ten Captain in the Reich. Admiral of the flotillas in Germany, the first commander of the Bundesmarin.
    Awards:
    Iron Cross 2nd degree. Iron Cross 1st class. Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. Medal "In memory of October 1, 1938" Medal "In memory of March 22, 1939" Breastplate of a diver with diamonds

    True, there were no complaints against him either from the Allies or from us.
    1. Dr. Frankenstucker
      Dr. Frankenstucker 4 June 2020 23: 09 New
      0
      Do you personally have any complaints about Kretschmer?
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 4 June 2020 23: 15 New
        +1
        What is the meaning of your question? Or just do no more horseradish? If my memory serves me, someone himself suggested stopping foolishness toil. And what, again? Or is it all about an extra glass for the night?
        1. Dr. Frankenstucker
          Dr. Frankenstucker 5 June 2020 09: 35 New
          0
          not for the sake of it, believe me. I just did not understand - what are the claims to submariners in general, and to Kretschmer in particular? Only the crew members of U-852 in the Peleus episode were charged with war crimes at sea, three were shot in Hamburg by the British. The very same British, who in April 40, shot 200 sailors in the water from the sunken destroyer Erich Giese (on the question of justice for the victors).
          And it's funny about the possible "our" claims to Kretschmer, who was captured in March 41.
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 5 June 2020 13: 46 New
            0
            Yes, if they wanted to, they could always make claims, if it were, this desire. When Doenitz was tried, one of the American admirals sent a telegram to the court that the Germans waged war on the sea in a knightly way, and if they deviated from the rules, then no more than the Allies. Well, what are the questions?
            And as for ours, it came to the ridiculous, whoever was not required to be extradited as a war criminal for trial in the USSR. There was even a request for Skorzeny, but this is probably for the company with the rest, to the heap or "just in case."
            And of the submariners, if someone lived to see the end of the war, they would certainly stand against the wall. I won’t mention everyone, but Lemp certainly.
            1. Dr. Frankenstucker
              Dr. Frankenstucker 5 June 2020 13: 54 New
              0
              Quote: Sea Cat
              but Lemp for sure.


              yes, the Germans of Lemp should have been slapped for their enigma.
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 5 June 2020 14: 03 New
                +1
                A rare case of complete unity of the warring parties. How did the unforgettable fitter Mechnikov speak about this? "Consent is a product ... etc." laughing
  14. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 4 June 2020 20: 55 New
    0
    why Stalin in 1947 abolished capital punishment, at least to these freaks it should have been applied
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 4 June 2020 23: 32 New
      +2
      The abolition of execution did not seem to extend to German war criminals. In 1950 it was restored so that it was possible to shoot Voznesensky and other defendants in the "Leningrad case".
    2. Shuttle
      Shuttle 5 June 2020 04: 46 New
      0
      Quote: Ryaruav
      why Stalin in 1947 abolished capital punishment, at least to these freaks it should have been applied

      Then, that Stalin was a real, true democrat. Such a democrat who was for the power of the entire working people.
  15. RoTTor
    RoTTor 5 June 2020 00: 40 New
    +1
    And what about the ss-sheep and the Gestapo who hid in Yegmpt and in Syria and who occupied high positions there in the special services?
  16. Normal ok
    Normal ok 5 June 2020 12: 48 New
    0
    I prefer the story of Eichmann and Mossad.
    PS. Death to the fascist invaders!
  17. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 5 June 2020 15: 21 New
    +2
    Most Nazi criminals fled to the Middle East. There they were received not just with open arms! Thousands of Nazis and German army officers who fled to the Arab East after the defeat of Nazi Germany found not only political asylum in Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, but also work in their government institutions, military circles, police and even in the propaganda apparatus.
    For their transfer to Arab countries, a special "Arab-German Center for Emigration" was created, which was engaged in particular in the recruitment of former Wehrmacht officers for military service in the armies of the Arab states. The head of the center was a former officer in the headquarters of Field Marshal Rommel, Lt. Col. Hans Müller: he converted to Islam and acted under the guise of a Syrian citizen Hassan Bey. With its help, 1500 Nazi officers were transported to the Arab East, and, according to researchers, about 8 Wehrmacht officers who entered the armed forces of various countries of the region fled to the Arab countries.

    In Syria, the head of the German military mission, which led the training of the local army, was a former colonel of the Hitlerite General Staff Kribl. The Gestapo officer Rapp simultaneously reorganized the intelligence service of the Syrian army. The Nazis, entrenched in the military structures of Syria, established close ties with the most ardent anti-Israeli elements in the country and took an active part in numerous coups d'etat. So, Rapp, for example, was one of the organizers of the military coup in Damascus in March 1949.



    The Nazis also played a large role in Syria during the dictatorship of General Shishekli. 11 Nazis from among German military advisers constituted a special group of advisers on the implementation of his plan to unite all Arab countries.

    In Iraq, the republican government created after the overthrow of the monarchical regime in July 1958 included the former officer of the Hitler division "Brandenburg" Jabar Omar, who served as Minister of Education. The then Iraqi Minister of National Construction, Saddik Shanshal, was closely connected with German agents.

    Thousands of Nazis "converted" to Islam, took Arabic surnames and carefully studied a new language for themselves. Up to Yemen, there was no Arab country wherever the presence of the German military was noted. In the early 50s, Adolf Eichmann spent some time in Kuwait, being “his people” surrounded by a local ruler. Then, he moved to Argentina.
    Already in 1951, an unofficial German military mission began in Egypt, consisting of 60 officers, led by Hitler's General Farmbacher. His deputy was the prominent German authority on tank warfare, General Munzel. The mission paid special attention to the preparation of the landing units of the Egyptian army. Former officers of the German navy Bechtolsheim and Sprecher tried to infiltrate the British naval base in Alexandria. Then, the former SS officer Tiefenbacher was entrusted with the training and education of the Cairo police. The former head of the special forces of the SS troops in Ukraine joined the Egyptian army, Hitler's executioner Oscar Dirlewanger, who, after the overthrow of King Farouk in July 1952, was entrusted by the Nasser government with training saboteurs for deployment to Israel.



    Even before the surrender of Germany, the development of plans for the flight of German military and political figures to Argentina began. There was a large German diaspora, where you could hide by mixing with it. The Nazis were transported to Argentina by obtaining a passport at the Rome Office of the Red Cross; then they got an Argentine tourist visa. Thus, Emil Devouatin, Kurt Tank, Reimar Horten, Adolf Eichmann, Josef Mengele and many others ended up in the country.
    The Israelis fired Eichmann there.

    By the way, the future president of Egypt, Anwar Sadat, spent two and a half years in an English prison for activities in favor of Germany.
    1. hjvtp1966
      hjvtp1966 6 June 2020 16: 28 New
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      To go nuts! I didn’t know that the Arab military and this shit lol
    2. m.haritonov2010
      m.haritonov2010 8 September 2020 10: 10 New
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      Tell me where the quote about Dirlewanger comes from? Kmk, emnip he was beaten by Polish guards in 1945.
  18. Petrik66
    Petrik66 9 July 2020 10: 41 New
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    It would be very interesting to read the same article about our "brothers" from Ukraine. I think that a lot of Bandera's supporters have settled there in the authorities under Khrushche and Brezhnev.
    1. Metallurg_2
      Metallurg_2 30 August 2020 10: 26 New
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      Actually, under Khrushchev, they began to crawl into power - after the amnesty of 1955 and the famous decree prohibiting the infringement of former collaborators and their relatives in the service.
      Party ideologists quickly found an explanation for this: they say, all German war criminals who were serving their sentences in Soviet camps by that time, at Adenauer's request, were released in the FRG - it is useless for Soviet citizens to remain behind bars.
      But: the Germans committed their atrocities by order, against the troops and civilians of a hostile state, and collaborators - of their own free will, against the troops and civilians of their own country. From this point of view, the guilt of the former collaborators is much more serious than that of the Germans. Therefore, on the site of the MGB, every effort had to be made so that they were worked out in the camps to death, without a chance for release.
  19. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 30 August 2020 10: 19 New
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    The facts of the rather condescending attitude of the Western "allies" to the Nazi criminals suggest who was the initiator and main beneficiary of this war.
  20. Laspie
    Laspie 6 September 2020 02: 45 New
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    What is there to talk about if the Fuhrer himself died in the Maldives in 1981 ... Manstein - in 1975 ... And Hess, so there was a double in Spandau, and the real Hess flew away safely even before the War to New Swabia (Antarctica) .And let someone try to refute it ...