The main German television channel ZDF showed the series “Our mothers, our fathers” about the Second World War, which revolted people in the countries of Eastern Europe. Poland was accused of anti-Semitism, the peoples of the USSR - of aiding the Nazis and atrocities on their territory and the lands of Germany. The true victims of World War II are the Wehrmacht’s soldiers defending their homeland, soldiers fighting Polish anti-Semitism and Soviet barbarism.
Well, it looks like the EU needs its own version. stories, arranging, above all, the main country of the great European Union - Germany. We cannot allow satellites like Greece or Cyprus to throw a reminder of the recent bloody past in the face. This puts the legitimacy of German dominance at risk.
The story has long been trying to use as a wheel propaganda machine. It is doubtful that without the blessing of the “elder brothers” in the European Union, marches of the SS in the Baltic States were possible. The Germans themselves cannot yet afford it, but the format of the artistic tape seems to have been chosen as the best for shaping public opinion.
After viewing - thanks to the internet! - you understand that the film aims to achieve several goals: the rehabilitation of Germans who fought in World War II, the suggestion of an inferiority complex to new EU members, in particular Poland, as well as the depiction of the victims of fascism - the peoples of the USSR - as a stupid biomass hostile to European civilization.
The latter task is simplified by the fact that during the years of the Cold War, the image of a Soviet barbarian was successfully formed in the mind of a man in the street. Therefore, it is only necessary to plant another myth in order for the Europeans to clearly see the threat from the East.
What is a myth? The most accessible, more than once voiced by European historians: the rape of German women by Soviet soldiers. The figure is named: over two million German women.
Tens of thousands of children born to Soviet soldiers are often mentioned as evidence. When asked how this could happen, a legitimate answer arises: they were raped. Let's leave for now the stories about allegedly raped German women. Where did the children come from? About this below.
Let's go back to the film. Flashing frames. Soviet soldiers burst into a German hospital. Coolly, walking, finish off the wounded. They grab the nurse and immediately try to rape among the dead bodies of German soldiers. Such is the modern reading of history.
In general, the film, shot as if through the eyes of German soldiers, those who see the horrors of the war imposed on them, can cause sympathy. Smart, intelligent Germans are witnessing the Polish partisans expelling from the squadron, almost to certain death, a refugee who has become a Jew. Ukrainian punishers exterminate people before the eyes of Germans taken aback. Russian rapists kill and destroy all life in its path.
This picture appears before the European audience. The Germans of the last force are trying to protect their homeland, read - European civilization. And of course, these people could not be guilty of starting a war. A certain top of the Wehrmacht is to blame, which the majority of German soldiers, according to the authors of the tape, did not support, and the wild Slavic tribes who forced Europe to defend against them.
But are ordinary soldiers so innocent? Were they in opposition to their commanders? Take excerpts from the letters of soldiers from the Eastern Front:
“Only a Jew can be a Bolshevik; For these bloodsuckers, there is nothing better if there is no one to stop them. Wherever you spit, there are only Jews around, in the city, in the village. ”
“Some will be interested that there were theaters, operas and so on, even large buildings were, but only for the rich, and the rich were bloodsuckers and their hangers-on.”
“Everyone who observes this gloomy poverty understands that it was these Bolshevik animals that wanted to bring us, hardworking, clean and creative Germans. This is the blessing of God! How fair that the Führer is called to lead Europe! ”
“I see the Fuhrer in front of me. He saved the enslaved and raped humanity, giving him again the divine freedom and the blessing of a decent existence. The true and deepest reason for this war is to restore the natural and pious order. This is a battle against slavery, against Bolshevik madness. ”
“I am proud, extremely proud that I can fight against this Bolshevik monster, again fighting the enemy, against whom I fought to destroy during the difficult years of struggle in Germany. I am proud of the wounds I have received in these battles, and I am proud of my new wounds and the medal I am wearing now. ”
“Our successes so far have been great, and we will not stop until we destroy the roots and branches of this contagion, which will be a blessing for European culture and humanity.”
“I am proud to belong to the German nation and in the ranks of our great army. Say hello to everyone at home. I am far away. Tell them that Germany is the most beautiful, cultural country in the whole world. Anyone should be happy to be German and serve the Führer, such as Adolf Hitler. ”
“Whatever the cost, but it's great that the Führer saw the danger in time. The battle was to take place. Germany, what would happen to you if this stupid animal horde came to our native land? We all took an oath of allegiance to Adolf Hitler, and we must fulfill it for our own good, wherever we are. ”
“Bravery is a courage inspired by spirituality. The stubbornness with which the Bolsheviks defended themselves in their pillboxes in Sevastopol is akin to a certain animal instinct, and it would be a profound mistake to consider it the result of Bolshevik beliefs or upbringing. Russians have always been like that and most likely will always remain so. ”
As you can see, there is not a word of remorse. Around the Jews are Bolsheviks who need to be destroyed. There is, however, a sincere astonishment that there are theaters and large buildings. And even the valor of warriors for them is bestial, inhuman. There is no reason not to trust this evidence. It was written by those whom they are trying to present today as victims of the Second World War.
And yet, what about the raped Germans? Surely this question will arise from an attentive reader. War is war, but were there mass rape and bastards? Probably should also refer to the evidence.
The famous director Grigory Chukhrai recalled the entry of troops into Romania: “Under the influence of Russian vodka, they relaxed and confessed that they were hiding their daughter in the attic.” Soviet officers were indignant: “For whom do you take us? We are not fascists! ” “The hosts were ashamed, and soon a lean girl, named Marika, appeared at the table and eagerly began to eat. Then, having become accustomed, she began to flirt and even ask us questions ... By the end of the dinner, everyone was in a friendly mood and drank for “borotshaz” (friendship). Marika understood this toast too straightforward. When we went to bed, she appeared in my room in a single bottom shirt. As a Soviet officer, I immediately realized: a provocation was being prepared. “They expect me to be seduced by the charms of Marika, and they will make a fuss. But I will not give in to provocation, “I thought. And the delights of Marika did not deceive me - I pointed out the door to her.
The next morning, the hostess, putting food on the table, rumbled with dishes. “Nervous. The provocation failed! “- I thought. I shared this thought with our Hungarian translator. He burst out laughing.
- No, this is not a provocation! You expressed a friendly disposition, and you neglected it. Now you are not considered to be a person in this house. You need to move to another apartment!
“Why did they hide their daughter in the attic?”
- They were afraid of violence. We have accepted that a girl, with the approval of her parents, can experience intimacy with many men before entering into marriage. They say: they don't buy a cat in a tied bag ... ”
But the story mortar N.A. Orlova, to say the least surprised by the behavior of German women in 1945. “Concerning the violence against German women. It seems to me that some, talking about such a phenomenon, a little "exaggerate". I have another kind of example in mind. We went to some German city, settled in houses. “Frau”, 45-years old appears and asks “Herr Commandant”. They brought her to Marchenko. She claims to be responsible for the quarter, and 20 gathered German women for the sexual (!!!) service of Russian soldiers. Marchenko understood German, and Dolmany Borodov, who was standing next to me, I translated the meaning of what was said by a German. The reaction of our officers was angry and abusive. They drove the German girl away, along with her ready-to-serve squad. In general, the German submissiveness stunned us. Waited from the Germans guerrilla war, sabotage. But for this nation, order - "Ordnung" - is paramount. If you are a winner, then they are “on their hind legs”, moreover, deliberately and not under duress. Here is a psychology ... "
Herr Commissioner, - Frau Friedrich told me complacently (I was wearing a leather jacket). “We understand that soldiers have small needs.” They are ready, - continued Frau Friedrich, - to give them a few younger women for ... I did not continue the conversation with Frau Friedrich. "
Front-line poet Boris Slutsky recalled: “Ethics was not at all a deterrent, but fear of contracting, fear of publicity, pregnancy” ... “total depravity covered and hid particular female depravity, made it invisible and non-dull.”
And it was not at all the fear of syphilis that was the reason for the rather chaste behavior of the Soviet troops. Sergeant Alexander Rodin left records after visiting a brothel, which happened after the end of the war. “... After the departure, there was a disgusting, shameful sensation of lies and falsehood, there was not a picture of a woman’s obvious, frank pretense of the head ... It is interesting that not only I, a youngster, who was brought up on the principles of the type “not to give a kiss without love, but also for the majority of our soldiers with whom I had to talk ... Around the same days I had to talk with one pretty Magyar woman (she knew Russian from somewhere). When I asked her if I liked it in Budapest, I answered that I liked it, only brothels confuse me. “But why?” The girl asked. Because it is unnatural, wildly, - I explained: - a woman takes the money and after that, immediately begins to “love!” The girl thought for a while, then nodded in agreement and said: “You're right: take money forward ugly”. .. "
The difference in the mentality of Europeans and Soviet soldiers, as we can see, is striking. So talk about mass rape, probably should not be. If there were cases, they were either isolated, out of the ordinary, or it was a fairly free relationship, which the Germans themselves allowed. Hence the appearance of offspring.
But all this, in fact, is not decisive. It does not matter the objections of the Poles against the television series. Who, after all, in Europe took into account the opinion of the Polish public. The creators of the film claiming, in the opinion of the European press, the main cinematic event of the year in Germany were not guided by the search for historical truth. Ideological stamps do not require thoughtful artistic decisions. Europe has not changed.
William Shearer once wrote that he had two liberal friends in Germany in the 1930s. They both became violent Nazis. So does history repeat itself?