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Cooked breakfasts could be seen on the tables: from the SS man's memories of the Western campaign

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A video is being discussed online, which is presented as the memoirs of a German soldier published and dubbed in Russian. The author of the translation and editing of the video reports that the German soldier was part of the personnel of the "Death's Head" division - the same SS division that was repeatedly completely destroyed, but the command each time decided to restore it.


In the narrative, a soldier from a Nazi unit is filled with epithets about the progress in Aquitaine in 1940. It was with this that "Dead's Head" began its campaign in the West.

The story can be called frankly cynical, because it tells about "blue sky and pink clouds" and immediately points to the bloated corpses of horses and hanging from the tower Tanks burnt bodies of enemy soldiers.

The story tells how the Germans robbed wine cellars in France, as well as how people in a hurry left their homes just a few hours before the occupation forces entered:

Cooked breakfasts could be seen on the tables.

In which particular unit the one on whose behalf the story was served is not reported. Like his name.

The full version of the SS man's recollections of the Western campaign - on the "Memories of a Soldier" channel:

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  1. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 26 September 2020 11: 21 New
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    The story can be called frankly cynical, because it tells about "blue sky and pink clouds" and immediately points to the bloated corpses of horses and the charred bodies of enemy soldiers hanging from the tower.
    This cynicism in war is a frequent occurrence, especially in relation to a defeated enemy. And in the forties, the war did not yet seem to the Germans to be something terrible - neither in the rear, nor at the front - there were still no horrors, no fatigue, no perception of the war as a slaughterhouse. ... They will begin to sip their "superiority" with a full spoon later
    1. strannik1985
      strannik1985 26 September 2020 12: 01 New
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      These, and there, managed to "excel" - 99 English soldiers fought surrounded, until they ran out of cartridges and then surrendered. 97 of them were immediately shot, 2 survived. The German commander was tried and hanged for this in 1949. "Massacre at Le Paradise".
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 27 September 2020 14: 42 New
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        Quote: strannik1985
        The German commander was tried and hanged for this in 1949. "Massacre at Le Paradise".

        They tried in Nuremberg, hanged, respectively, "allies". Striking another
        News of the massacre spread to all the German divisions in the vicinity. General Erich Göpner, having learned about the incident, ordered an investigation and threatened that if Eicke once again executed prisoners without trial or mock him, he would be removed from command, but not a single threat from Göpner was implemented, and the investigation was not led to nothing. Even among the SS men, the fact of the shooting of the British caused disgust: someone tried unsuccessfully to challenge Knechlein to a duel.
        Although the general's threat flew by in vain, it was. And on the Eastern Front, later, where did their German scrupulousness in matters of executions of prisoners and civilians go? Yes, I heard liberal delirium that “Stalin didn’t sign some kind of convention, that there are no prisoners in the Red Army” ... Maybe that's all. Only the prisoners are shot not by the one who composes the Convention, but by a simple soldier led by the commander of a maximum of a company, or even a platoon. In France, the Germans were white and fluffy, Le Paradise is an isolated case of atrocity. And on the Eastern Front, why did they all suddenly become animals? Incomprehensible ...

        As well as the fact that "warriors of light, defenders of democracy" evaporate people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, wipe Songmi from the face of the Earth, and mock prisoners in Iraq.
        "I free you from the filthy and corrupt chimera called conscience and morality."
        The author rotted long ago, but his work lives on and wins in America?
    2. nnm
      nnm 26 September 2020 12: 33 New
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      It reminded me of Guy Sayer's memoirs. The same feeling of an easy walk at the beginning and horror at the end. Although, there is an episode about the first day, when, faced with a machine-gun crew of ours, and one of the crew's legs were torn off, the Germans wondered why the stupid Ivans fought to the last and did not leave. And only an old sergeant who had gone through the First World War told them, on the very first day of the war, that everything, the war had already been lost by the Germans.
  2. leks
    leks 26 September 2020 11: 29 New
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    I periodically watch this channel. It is very interesting to listen to the memories of the Nazis, as well as the memories of the soldiers and officers of the Red Army.
    The memories of the Nazis are very different. They describe the western campaign with enthusiasm, but about the eastern front they are already beginning to complain and cry at the Russian barbarians, such as this wild people fought against the rules.
    The Ssovites present themselves as angels, they say we are not like that, we are completely different, we fought against the Bolsheviks, not against the people.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 26 September 2020 12: 29 New
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      Quote: leks
      we are completely different, we fought against the Bolsheviks, not against the people.

      Well yes. And since most of the people were Bolsheviks, then they destroyed everyone.
      1. Arthur73
        Arthur73 26 September 2020 12: 47 New
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        But in our time, kolisurengoy and myths have appeared about how the European "liberators" of the NKVD, with the help of blocking detachments, filled up the corpses of Soviet people with the help of blocking detachments, saying that they won the war. , the state should pursue a tougher policy in relation to the newly appeared domestic "historians" rewriting history.
        1. Squelcher
          Squelcher 26 September 2020 14: 27 New
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          Kolyasurengoy is simply ignorant, like others who believe that only thanks to "impeccable" management and the communists won the Great victory in the war. The war was about destruction and many gave the most valuable thing that they have life, and there were many mistakes and victims - we must not forget about this. Everyone fought and died, including Russians, Tuvans, Jews, Kazakhs, non-party, party, Orthodox and Muslims. The communists began to distort history for the sake of ideology, so it is not surprising that we are reaping the benefits, in the form of a stake.
          1. ggraph
            ggraph 27 September 2020 03: 42 New
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            Only many began to forget that mosques, schools and hospitals were built by the same communists with money from all the republics. And even remote mountain villages were supplied with electricity and running water. I myself have participated in this. And now electricity is not supplied to the end of the street due to unprofitability. So let there be a "flawless" government with all the benefits for the working people, rather than "superpowers" with tariffs for the population at 3,66 rubles / kW.
            1. Squelcher
              Squelcher 27 September 2020 09: 02 New
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              Thank you, but I don't want to be under a "perfect" government, to live as 7th in a two-room Khrushchev and on Saturdays to heat titanium with firewood to wash myself, and even to a friend who lived in a carriage at the station to run homework to help solve, I absolutely don't want to ruin my health like a mother at a chemical plant for certificates.
              And collecting beautiful packs of cigarettes and bottles with bright labels does not appeal.
              1. ggraph
                ggraph 17 November 2020 10: 32 New
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                Are you talking about the 90s? or the end of the 80s?
                We had 3 (three) apartments, one of them was returned to the state free of charge as unnecessary.
                The grandmother (father's mother) left the accounting department for treatment (treatment facilities), because there the salary was 650 rubles instead of 200 rubles. Yes, they waited for furniture for a long time, but with one salary she bought all the furniture for the apartment, with the second all the household appliances. Father as an officer then received 320 rubles. Uncle at the headquarters 380 rub. Mother's mother in the dining room 180 rub. Mother's father in the stoker 165 rub.
                All my relatives lived normally, they traveled all over the country.
                The uncle alone did not live very well. He served in the police, he was too honest.
        2. ggraph
          ggraph 27 September 2020 03: 36 New
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          Just take the fourth grade history textbook. The hair will stand on end, well, or the rest will fall out.
          My nephew came up to me and said with sympathy: "Oh, how hard it was for you in childhood, now I understand why you are like that." I was a little taken aback, but immediately pulled myself together and asked what he was talking about. And then I heard how hard it was for me to live in the Soviets, i.e. hungry childhood, cold schools, work from 10 years old, complete absence of toys, food according to coupons, bread only black and with sawdust, instead of cooking, they burned sugar if there was one or brewed herbs collected in the forest, etc., etc. And I also learned that at school, in labor lessons, we were fulfilling the plan for the production of parts, because the factories could not cope because of the backward technology.
          I would take it for nonsense and stories if someone told me this. But this conversation happened to me. And I myself saw the child's textbook and notebook. And they were also given homework - to write an essay about the difficult childhood of the children of the Soviet Union, a story of one page or at least 200 words.
          1. sleeve
            sleeve 27 September 2020 06: 36 New
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            School and city please. Local educators need a "conversation".
            1. ggraph
              ggraph 17 November 2020 10: 22 New
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              city ​​of Blagoveshchensk, Amur region Schools No. 10 and No. 25.
              They are not teachers. This is the program and the material. I went to the teacher. She herself is shocked by the nonsense that she should carry into the minds of children.
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 27 September 2020 15: 12 New
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      Quote: leks
      The Ssovites present themselves as angels, they say we are not like that, we are completely different, we fought against the Bolsheviks, not against the people.

      They did not fight against the people, yes. They simply destroyed the people. "Angels" - there are no further censorship words, excuse me ...
      "Angels" SSovskie forgot, probably
      Order of Field Marshal, Chief of the Wehrmacht High Command Keitel from 13 May 1941 city about military jurisdiction.
      ... II. 1. For actions committed by Wehrmacht employees and its supporters against enemy persons, there is no need to prosecute even when their actions are simultaneously a war crime ...
      And addition
      "Supplement to Directive 33" signed by Keitel July 23 1941 city
      “... 6) The units assigned to protect the occupied eastern regions, due to their vastness, should suppress the resistance of the civilian population not by the method of legal punishment of criminals, but by intimidation in order to discourage him from continuing to fight ... To maintain order, commanders should not demand reinforcements , and apply the most draconian measures "


      Apparently, our American partners are guided by the same order, hastening to issue an order on the immunity of American soldiers to the courts of the countries on whose territory they commit ANY crimes. The Baltic states have already experienced this on their own skin, when the American occupation troops there "played pranks" over drunkenness. About Vietnam, Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, and already tired of talking.
      And also about Keitel's order. And Keitel has been gone for a long time, and the Wehrmacht, and the order itself seemed to have been forgotten long ago, but for the American occupation forces, no one canceled that order
      Keitel's order from 27th of June 1941 regarding the work with classified materials, he demanded the destruction by the directorates of all instances up to the headquarters of the corps, inclusive of all copies of the order of May 13. However, the order itself remained in effect, regardless of the destruction of its copies.
  3. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 26 September 2020 11: 32 New
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    No matter how cynical it looks, many in Europe still miss the firm hand of the Nazis, dream of victories. So they rush to the East to take revenge.
    1. wow
      wow 26 September 2020 11: 43 New
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      Yeah, they'll take it. There will be no prisoners or wounded this time, because only a dead enemy does not shoot in the back.
      1. 7,62h54
        7,62h54 26 September 2020 12: 09 New
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        As much as I would not like, they will have to be fed and the economy restored. In another way, Russia cannot treat its neighbors.
        1. Egoza
          Egoza 26 September 2020 12: 33 New
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          Quote: 7,62x54
          As much as one would like, they will have to be fed and the economy restored.

          But "figs you", an Indian house like that. Before, there was socialism and ideology - "working class, peace, friendship, festival, the USSR help everyone." And now in Russia capitalism, So no help. Drive money or restore yourself. Although, can the USA help? What I personally doubt. They themselves will lick their paws.
          1. 7,62h54
            7,62h54 26 September 2020 12: 47 New
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            I would like to believe that it will be so, but the history of the permanent conflict between Russia and the West suggests something else. We are restoring, reviving, looking for friendship, making excuses, fighting back, pounding and in a new circle.
      2. maiman61
        maiman61 26 September 2020 12: 15 New
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        I agree! Recently I read how the soldiers of the Soviet army and the army of the GDR behaved during the fascist putsch in Czechoslovakia. Our soldiers were shot at, mocked, thrown stones, did not give water, insulted! And the German soldiers responded to any unfriendly actions with long automatic bursts and immediately restored order! Western "democracy" with their "democratic values" understand the ONLY language, fist in the face! And the stronger the fist in the face, the clearer they become!
        1. 7,62h54
          7,62h54 26 September 2020 12: 48 New
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          Our fist still hurts, but their muzzle has already passed.
        2. The eye of the crying
          The eye of the crying 26 September 2020 13: 55 New
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          Quote: maiman61
          during the fascist putsch in Czechoslovakia


          And when there was a fascist putsch, do you remember?
          1. Niel-le-Calais
            Niel-le-Calais 26 September 2020 21: 47 New
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            Quote: Eye of the Crying
            And when there was a fascist putsch, do you remember?

            probably the Velvet Revolution and Operation Danube
            108 dead in exchange for loyalty and beyond.
            Most of all except for the Soviet there were Polish forces (50 thousand) and only 15 thousand GDR.
            Our soldiers were shot at, mocked, thrown stones, not given water, insulted! And German soldiers responded to any unfriendly actions with long bursts of machine-gun fire and immediately restored order!

            Germans mean ..
            At the call of the President of the country and Czech Radio, the citizens of Czechoslovakia did not provide armed resistance to the invasion troops. Nevertheless, everywhere the troops met passive resistance of the local population. Czechs and Slovaks refused to provide the Soviet troops with drink, food and fuel, changed road signs to hinder the advance of troops, took to the streets, tried to explain to the soldiers the essence of the events taking place in Czechoslovakia, appealed to the Russian-Czechoslovak brotherhood.
            eyewitnesses report shooting by Soviet soldiers on crowds of Prague residents in Wenceslas Square, which resulted in the death and injury of several people, although the incident was not included in the reports of the Czechoslovak security service. There is evidence of the death of civilians, including among minors and the elderly, in Prague, Liberec, Brno, Kosice, Poprad and other cities of Czechoslovakia as a result of the use of weapons by Soviet soldiers due to numerous manifestations of protest from the crowd
            I have always been for the USSR. And I admit that everything we did was in the name of our interests.
            Forceful imposition was the same. They could and did in their own interests.
            I was not an angel of the USSR. And there was no one. Neither the USA nor the USSR and others.
            Strength and blood. With guns and violence (all and always)
            Dollar and force (US option now)
            Germany did the same in the article.
            1. The eye of the crying
              The eye of the crying 27 September 2020 00: 42 New
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              Quote: Niel-le-Calais
              probably the Velvet Revolution and Operation Danube


              According to the dictionary, a coup is an attempted coup using force. This was not the case in 1968 in Czechoslovakia. The fathers of the "Velvet Revolution" had a legitimate supreme power and there was no need to seize it. Well, they were generally not inclined to violence.

              Quote: Niel-le-Calais
              Germany did the same in the article.


              Germany did not do that. Therefore, in fact, its leaders were tried, and the country was denazified.
            2. lelik613
              lelik613 27 September 2020 05: 45 New
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              The shortcomings of the commies are clearly visible in the presence of tear gas and rubber bullets.
          2. maiman61
            maiman61 27 September 2020 17: 16 New
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            To remind a fool - not to respect yourself!
        3. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 27 September 2020 15: 18 New
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          Quote: maiman61
          Our soldiers were shot at, mocked, thrown stones, not given water, insulted! And the German soldiers responded to any unfriendly actions with long automatic bursts and immediately restored order! Western "democracy" with their "democratic values" understand the ONLY language, fist in the face!

          The legendary and iconic representative of the current owners of Germany, Al Capone, somehow quite rightly remarked
          With a good word and a gun, you can achieve much more than just a good word
          And we are all trying with a kind word and tasty candy ...
          1. The eye of the crying
            The eye of the crying 27 September 2020 17: 18 New
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            Quote: Zoldat_A
            And we are all trying with a kind word and tasty candy ...


            And the troops were brought into Czechoslovakia in order to distribute delicious sweets?
            1. Zoldat_A
              Zoldat_A 27 September 2020 21: 04 New
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              Quote: Eye of the Crying
              And the troops were brought into Czechoslovakia in order to distribute delicious sweets?

              I don’t know about delicious sweets, but the fact that American bitter pills were temporarily pushed aside is for sure. And we had to crush the Yeltsinoids in the 91st with tanks. Won, China on Tiananmen was not shy. And they spat on the West with its condemnation, and even more so with its Western advice. And where is China now? For 30 years, we managed a lot - no one stole and ruined them throughout the 90s ... And we have a handful of liberals in 91 gathered to make noise at the White House - and we still cannot wake up, collect the plundered-collapsed ...
              1. The eye of the crying
                The eye of the crying 27 September 2020 21: 21 New
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                Quote: Zoldat_A
                that the American bitter pills temporarily pushed aside - that's for sure.


                In fact, they signed the verdict for their country.

                Quote: Zoldat_A
                And we had to crush the Yeltsinoids in the 91st with tanks.


                Yeltsin, if you have forgotten, was elected by the people. I understand that the people were unlucky, but what do you think - it was necessary to crush everyone who voted for him, or only those who gathered at the White House?
                1. Zoldat_A
                  Zoldat_A 28 September 2020 02: 52 New
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                  Quote: Eye of the Crying
                  Yeltsin, if you have forgotten, was elected by the people.

                  Especially in 96 ... We remember, we remember those "elections" ... Is “the people” Chubais with a copier box full of dollars? Or guslars-songwriters, for unprecedented fees, drove around with concerts under the slogan "Vote with your heart!" for different deaf people?

                  And on June 12, 91, he was elected not as the president of sovereign Russia, but as the president of the subject of the federation. As now, for example, the president is being elected in Bashkiria or in Tatarstan. An opportunity presented itself - he tripped the Humpbacked Dog, destroying the Union (that is, leaving Humpbacked with a post, but without a country). With Yeltsin's thirst for power, he would not be like the Union, he would have ruined the RSFSR to the size of the Moscow region - if only to be the sole tsar, "panimaishshshh ..."

                  So, I think, it would be enough to crush with tanks only those who were clustered around the White House. Because the rest of the country at the referendum unequivocally spoke in favor of preserving the Soviet Union. Only her, the rest of the country, the opinion of the liberoids rushing to power and cutting the property of the USSR, led by their Alcoholic, did not even take an interest.

                  I haven't forgotten anything, neither the 91st, nor the 96th. Not like my father, a lieutenant colonel with more than 30 years of service and more than 20 "calendars" at a construction site worked as an auxiliary - because in Ryazan, in a school, good commanders are brought up, but they do not give a civilian profession. And you have read Soros's pseudo-history textbooks, and here you will evaporate people's brains about how Yeltsin was "chosen by the people" ...
                  1. The eye of the crying
                    The eye of the crying 28 September 2020 10: 34 New
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                    Quote: Zoldat_A
                    Yeltsin, if you have forgotten, was elected by the people.

                    Especially in '96 ...


                    Naturally, we are talking about 1991.

                    Although in 1996 tens of millions of people also voted for him.

                    Quote: Zoldat_A
                    And on June 12, 91, he was elected not as the president of sovereign Russia, but as the president of the subject of the federation.


                    June 12 and the coup has not yet happened.

                    Quote: Zoldat_A
                    So, I think, it would be enough to crush with tanks only those who were clustered around the White House.


                    There are only 100-200 thousand people. Clear. Well, at least not tens of millions.

                    Quote: Zoldat_A
                    Because the rest of the country at the referendum unequivocally spoke in favor of preserving the Soviet Union.


                    And then she didn't say a word when the Union was gone. And your father, such a good colonel, brought up in Ryazan, did not defend the Union either. By the way, you too.

                    Quote: Zoldat_A
                    And you have read Soros's pseudo-history textbooks, and here you will evaporate people's brains about how Yeltsin was "chosen by the people" ...


                    Does your history textbook say that he was not elected? Your textbook is lousy.
    2. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 26 September 2020 23: 24 New
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      Many in gayrope have forgotten what Nazism is. When schoolchildren in England were asked who Hitler was, 30% answered that he was the coach of the German national football team)))
  4. APASUS
    APASUS 27 September 2020 09: 09 New
    +2
    Video, in the style of modern Western ideology, justifying the SS division, fascism in general and all this evil!
    It's just that noble German knights turn out and their campaign, it was forbidden to rob, they did not kill civilians, they did not burn houses with people. And what, then, are their "exploits" at Nuremberg described as atrocities against the civilian population?
  5. Alexey Bobrin
    Alexey Bobrin 28 September 2020 10: 16 New
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    They had to change the name of the Dead Head to the Living Head, maybe then things went.