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The case of the general punisher

The case of the general punisherHelmut von Pannwitz, Lieutenant-General of the Hitler Army, was rehabilitated in Yeltsin's times by the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office ... as a victim of political repression. Case out of the ordinary.
We must start with the documents. Here is an excerpt from the transcript of the meeting of the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the USSR, held 15-16 January 1947 in Moscow:

“Preliminary and judicial investigation established:

Von Pannwitz Helmut in the 1941 year, being the commander of the head strike squad of the 45 German Infantry Division, took part in the treacherous attack of Hitler's Germany on the Soviet Union in the area of ​​Brest-Litovsk. As an inspector of cavalry under the High Command of the Ground Forces, Pannwitz actively assisted the Nazi soldiers in carrying out reprisals and violence against Soviet residents in the territory of the Soviet Union temporarily occupied by the Germans.

While in the army grouping of German General Kleist in the North Caucasus, Pannwitz helped the latter use the so-called “volunteer” Cossack regiment created by the Germans from the Don and Kuban traitors against the Red Army.

In April 1943, on the instructions of the high command of the German army, Pannwitz formed a “volunteer” division of the White Guards and Cossack Cossacks by the Cossacks and established contact with the White Guard general Krasnov.
Pannvitsa Division, then reformed into a corps, from September 1943 on the day of the surrender of Germany was in Yugoslavia, where she led the armed struggle against the Yugoslav partisans and civilians. The Cossacks of Pannvitsa Corps perpetrated reprisals against the civilian population, shot innocent people, raped women, burned settlements. On the personal order of Pannwitz, in the winter of 1944, in the area of ​​Sunya-Zagreb, were hung on the 15 pillars of Yugoslav hostages.

The Supreme Court sentenced von Pannwitz to death by hanging. The sentence was final and was not subject to cassation appeal.

But the certificate of rehabilitation of Lieutenant General von Pannwitz Helmut, issued by the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office today, 23 April 1996:

“Von Pannwitz Helmut Wilhelmovich, born 1898, arrested on May 9 1945, convicted on January 16 1947 by the Military Collegium of the USSR Supreme Court on the basis of Art. 1 of the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of April 19 1943 to death by hanging, in accordance with paragraph "a" of Art. 3 of the Law of the Russian Federation "On the rehabilitation of victims of political repression" rehabilitated.

Assistant to the Chief Military Prosecutor V.M. Kruk.

Immediately, we note that Colonel of Justice Viktor Mikhailovich Kruk, who signed this amazing document, soon after the fateful legal act, left the military justice bodies and left the Russian Federation.

But why did the German general, one of those who brought war on Soviet soil, and with it death, grief and suffering to millions of our compatriots, a commander of a very high rank who formed the division and corps of traitors to the Motherland, suddenly forgive all sins?

And it was not done by any public human rights organization of their choice, but by the Main Military Prosecutor’s Office itself.

But one wonders even more when he became acquainted with the following revelation of the Cossack ataman (and part-time writer, as he himself imagines) Boris Almazov: “Helmut von Pannwitz is a national hero of the Cossacks, he accomplished a feat ... of the highest morality (?! - AV), he came to a strange people, understood him history and decided to go with this nation. "

This amazing passage is from the book “Marching Ataman Father (?!) Von Pannwitz” published in 1997.

Who is he, this “von dad”, who turned out to be a victim of political repression from the bay-rammer and who was behind this amazing legal bar? And what was his army, now given out by some of the Cossack public for "honest fighters against the totalitarian communist regime"?

Helmut (or Helmut, as they often write) Wilhelm (or Wilhelmovich, as he chose to be called after being appointed commander of the Russian division) von Pannwitz was born in vil. Bozenovits in Silesia in the family of the German Junker in 1898 year. His life path is absolutely typical of the highest-ranking Nazi warriors. In 11 years he was sent to the cadet corps in Waldstadt and at the end of the rank of junker he was seconded to the 1 th Uhlan regiment of the Western Front. From 1916 of the year, rising to lieutenant shoulder straps, he fought with Russian troops in the Carpathians.

After the defeat of Germany in 1918, he was, like many other Kaiser officers, out of work, being dismissed. With 1934, again in the Reichswehr (then - Wehrmacht) with the rank of captain. In 1939, he participates in the attack on Poland, commanding the cavalry vanguard of the infantry division, in 1940, he is fighting in France ...

And now we read the von Pannwitz interrogation protocols conducted by investigators of the USSR MGB in 1946 – 1947.
“- What crimes and criminal acts do you plead guilty to?

“Moving from Brest-Litovsk to Kursk, the shock and other units of the 45 Infantry Division subordinate to me destroyed a number of villages and villages, destroyed Soviet cities, killed a large number of Soviet citizens and also robbed peaceful Soviet people ...

... I must admit that by participating in the inspection, and later in the formation of military units consisting of prisoners of war of the Red Army, and leading them in battles against the USSR and Yugoslavia, I committed an act that is considered a crime according to international rules and customs. For this crime, I am ready to bear responsibility ...

I recognize myself responsible for the fact that, starting in the fall of 1943, I led the battles of the division subordinated to me against the Yugoslav partisans, allowed Cossacks against civilians to be killed in the division’s zone ... carried out the criminal orders of Hitler's high command and SS circulars Obergruppenführer Bach-Zelewski, in which outlined measures to combat the guerrillas and the massacre of civilians ...

... - List the cases when, according to your order, the Cossacks committed acts of robbery, violence and other crimes against humanity in Yugoslavia.

- Of the numerous crimes committed by Cossacks subordinate to me in Yugoslavia, I recall the following facts.

In the winter of 1943 - 1944 in the region of Sunya-Zagreb, on my order, 15 people were hanged from among Yugoslav residents ...

At the end of 1943, in the area of ​​Fruska Gora, the Cossacks of the 1 Cavalry Regiment were hanged in the village of 5 or 6 (I do not remember exactly) peasants.

The Cossacks of the 3, 4 and 6 cavalry regiments in the same area committed the mass rape of Yugoslav women.

In December 1943, similar executions and rapes occurred in the area of ​​the town of Brod (Bosnia)

In May, 1944, in Croatia, in the region south of Zagreb, the Cossacks of the 1 regiment burned down the village ...

... I also recall that in December 1944 of the Cossacks of the 5 Cavalry Regiment under the command of Colonel Kononov during an operation against partisans in the area of ​​the Drava River, not far from the city of Virovititsa, committed mass murder of the population and the rape of women ... "

Probably enough.

If the von Pannwitz army, together with its “gallant” ataman, surrendered to the British in May 1945, were not handed over by the British command to the Soviet side, the government of Yugoslavia would probably seek to extradite him for honored justice.

And undoubtedly, if not in Moscow, then in Belgrade the punishing general would have received his death sentence.
And now we turn to the documents on the rehabilitation of this gentleman. As is clear from the conclusion submitted for approval by the Assistant Chief Military Prosecutor Colonel of Justice V.M. Kruk, Deputy Chief Military Prosecutor, Lieutenant General of Justice V.A. Smirnov 22 on April 1996, in the temple of military law, was engaged in reviewing the case of the “traveling chieftain” because the granddaughter of von Pannwitz Vanessa von Bassevitz turned to her grandfather for the rehabilitation of her grandfather.

As can be seen from the certificate, signed by the Assistant Chief Military Prosecutor, the basis for the rehabilitation of von Pannwitz was item “a” of article 3 of the RF Law “On the rehabilitation of victims of political repression” of October 18 of 1991. The text of the law reads as follows:

"Subject to rehabilitation are persons who, for political reasons, were:

a) convicted of state and other crimes. ”

But what have the “political motives” about when it comes to atrocities, violence, murders of innocent people. And the article itself 3 arbitrarily taken out of the context of the law. For the 4 article of the same legal act states:

“The persons listed in art. 3 of this Law, reasonably convicted by the courts, as well as punished by a decision of non-judicial bodies, in whose cases there is sufficient evidence on charges of committing the following crimes:

... b) the commission of violent acts against the civilian population and prisoners of war, as well as complicity with the traitors of the Motherland and the fascist invaders in the commission of such actions during the Great Patriotic War;

... d) war crimes and crimes against justice. "

It is unlikely that the guardian of legality in colonel uniform did not read art. 4, referring to Art. 3, or found it possible to selectively interpret a legal act, "without noticing" an inconvenient article. Obviously, the confessions of Pannwitz during interrogations in the MGB (the above extracts from the minutes) just seemed to him to be “insufficient” evidence.

"Did not notice" V.M. Kruk and von Pannwitz's frank confessions during interrogations. How else to explain such a statement by the Colonel of Justice in a rehabilitation conclusion in the Pannwitz case:

“... it was established that Lieutenant-General von Pannwitz during the Great Patriotic War was a German citizen, a soldier of the German army and carried out his military duties. There is no evidence that von Pannwitz or his subordinates allowed atrocities and violence against the Soviet civilian population and the captured Red Army soldiers. ”

I guess I misunderstood something. Apparently, I was far from the level of justice that the colonel of justice V.M. Crook ...

But after thinking about these very eloquent documents, the thought didn’t give me any peace: but aren't the victims of political repression subject to rehabilitation for an hour or are the people sentenced to hanging by the Nuremberg Tribunal in 1946 a year not subject to rehabilitation, say Field Marshal V. Keitel or Head of the Imperial Security Directorate Obergruppenführer SS Dr. E. Kaltenbrunner? After all, the “political motives” in their criminal cases are undoubtedly evident. They also fought Bolshevism to the best of their abilities and capabilities. Those sentenced to death by an international court in Nuremberg, again, were citizens of Germany and “only” carried out their official duties or orders of the Führer. These people did not kill anyone themselves, did not torture or robbed ...

The rhetorical question: did the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office, headed by the Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, Chief Military Prosecutor VN, think? Panichev, before rehabilitating von Pannwitz, how far can legitimacy of this kind take the legality?
Is this not a shameless mockery of the memory of the victims of Nazism, of the sufferings and sorrows of millions of our fellow citizens and representatives of other subjugated peoples, who have borne the brunt of the struggle against the “plague of the 20th century”?

Now about where, as they say, the wind blew in the spring of 1996. Recall that the rehabilitation of the Nazi general coincided with the visit of B.N. Yeltsin to Germany. At that time, Boris Nikolayevich reprimanded Russia as an ally of the Federal Republic of Germany and generously demonstrated his cordial disposition to Chancellor H. Kohl. Certain concrete steps, of course, were required to confirm this friendship. Here are the officials of the MAG and warning in person: the rehabilitation of von Pannwitz has become one of the "gestures of goodwill." True, it was calculated entirely on the German audience, and neatly hidden from compatriots. This is not just my guess. The same explanation was given to me by a very knowledgeable employee of the Foreign Intelligence Service. There is evidence that, following Pannwitz, they were going to rehabilitate Hans Rattenhuber, the head of personal security of Hitler, who had finished his days in a Soviet prison, but did not have time. People began to change in the Kremlin, and with them the dominant sentiments.

In addition, in 2001, the author of these lines published in two editions, the weekly Independent Military Review and the monthly journal journal Selskaya Nov, disclosing materials on the rehabilitation of Helmut von Pannwitz. After the speeches in print, the Main Military Prosecutor's Office reversed: the rehabilitation of Hitler's punitive general was urgently canceled. In a response received by the editorial board of the magazine “Selskaya Nov”, signed by the head of the Department for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Political Repressions of the Main Military Prosecutor General, Major General of Justice V.K. Kondratov said: “I inform you that the conclusion of 22 from 1996 on April 28 on the rehabilitation of von Pannwitz Helmut as unfounded was canceled. 2001 of June of this year (XNUMX) concluded that von Pannwitz was convicted of criminal acts reasonably, there are no grounds for protest and he cannot be rehabilitated. ”

At the same time, it was recognized that the certificate of rehabilitation of von Pannwitz Helmut does not have legal force, of which interested persons were notified in writing, as well as the relevant state institutions of Germany.
This decision allows us to conclude that corporate solidarity does not weigh on GWP lawyers, they are open to public discussion of human rights issues and sincerely seek to correct the mistakes made.

In a conversation with the editor of the department of history and law of the Selskaya Nov magazine (he was your humble servant), Major General of Justice V.K. Kondratov told some details of this case. It turns out that in 1996, despite the longstanding practice, the GWP leadership at the time commissioned to examine the issue of revising the von Pannwitz case and prepare an opinion on it not to the Office for the Rehabilitation of Political Repression Victims, but personally to the Assistant Chief Military Prosecutor Colonel of Justice V.M. Kruku. Of course, the secretly drafted document was not subjected to legal examination in the designated Office and was approved, in fact passing the competent specialists.

“If the case of von Pannwitz was considered here, I think there would be no mistake,” emphasized Valery Konstantinovich. - After all, our lawyers in determining the degree of culpability of a person take into account the totality of circumstances, and not individual formal grounds ...

According to Major-General Justice Kondratov, who was involved in rehabilitation affairs since 1987, the case of Pannwitz is unprecedented in its own way.
For example, in the same 1996 year, when all the sins were "shed" by the Hanging General Pannwitz, the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office considered the cases of Major General G. Remlinger (military commander of Pskov during the Nazi occupation) and Major General K. Burckhardt ( the commandant of the rear of the German army 6, deployed in 1941 - 1942 in Ukraine). Both were denied rehabilitation: their criminal cases contain similar testimonies about the atrocities that they committed, as in the interrogation materials of Helmut Pannwitz, with the only difference that innocent people were executed and robbed in the USSR.

By the way, in 1997, in the Main Military Prosecutor's Office, the cases of Pannwitz's accomplices convicted to death by the same sentence imposed on 16 of January 1947 of the year, the leaders of the white Cossacks P.N. and S.N. Krasnov, A.G. Shkuro, Sultan-Giray Klych, T.I. Domanova. According to Major General Kondratov, such organizations as the Don Military History Club, the Information Cossack Center of the Union of Cossacks of Russia, the United Culture Fund of the Kuban Cossacks insisted on their rehabilitation. However, the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, on the basis of the conclusion of the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office 25 of December 1997, delivered a final verdict: these persons were punished according to merit and are not subject to justification.

For Helmut von Pannwitz, as we see, an exception was made. Did Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin know what dubious curtsy was performed in the PRT for the sake of strengthening his personal friendship “with a friend Helmut”? Dark water in the clouds ...
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  1. ImPerts
    ImPerts 26 September 2015 07: 05
    Mr. Yeltsin could not graduate from this. It’s good that they didn’t have time to name any cadet school.
    In those years, we did a lot of things over our history. Katyn still does not give me peace. How could one cave in before the USA and the Poles, but not demand anything in return ?!
    They say that a friend of Helmut for the withdrawal of troops from Germany could not only forgive debts, but also pay extra.
    The only plus from this is that the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation received at least something of modern and combat-ready weapons, because the modern SA was supplied either to units deployed in the countries of the internal affairs bodies or the Soviet western districts.
    1. vladimirZ
      vladimirZ 26 September 2015 10: 18
      Under this article, it is necessary to discuss the affairs of the traitor, the puppets of the USA and the West of Yeltsin,
      - the criminal who destroyed the USSRby signing the Belovezhsky agreement on the division of the USSR, against its Constitution, and the will of citizens to keep the USSR in a referendum,
      - a criminal who committed a coup in Russia in 1993by whose order they shot the Russian parliament elected by the people - the Supreme Council of People's Deputies,
      - the criminal who destroyed Soviet power and its local government elected by the people.
      All the other unsightly and illegal deeds committed by the Yeltsin clique and the people who are sycophants, including the "justification" of the fascist Pannwitz, are still subject to condemnation and abolition.
      1. Ladoga
        Ladoga 26 September 2015 19: 41
        Well, with this EBN everything is clear. And what kind of Mr @ zi dug in these funds, centers and clubs like the Don Military History Club, the Information Cossack Center of the Union of Cossacks of Russia, the United Culture Fund of the Kuban Cossacks?
    2. Aleksandr72
      Aleksandr72 26 September 2015 12: 58
      The only plus from this is that the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have received at least something from modern and combat-ready weapons

      The fact of the matter is that at least something, but not all. I have read, moreover, for quite serious, credible authors, that a significant part of the most modern technology, including and T-80B tanks, which were often withdrawn from the territory of the former GDR in an open field, were immediately put out for conservation at military equipment storage bases in connection with the disbandment of military units on which this equipment was equipped. To illustrate the dynamics of the withdrawal of troops and equipment of the GSVG (then ZGV) by the example of tanks: at the beginning of 1988 it consisted of about 7900 tanks, at the end of 1989 - already 4386 tanks, at 19.11.1990/4116/3 - 4 tanks (80/1980 of which - the latest T-64Bs from the second half of the 1991s, the rest are T-7s of the latest modifications). At the beginning of 8, 1 tank and 777 motor rifle divisions, XNUMX artillery division were based in the ZGA, which were withdrawn so hastily that it resembled a real flight. During the withdrawal of troops, the entire military infrastructure was transferred to the Germans, including XNUMX equipped military camps and much more.
      As it is with us, that in Russia, that in Kazakhstan, the situation with the storage of military equipment is no longer a secret for anyone. As a result, the most modern and latest technology partly went to remelting, partly for sale, and at the same time, parts continued to preserve obsolete and morally and technically technics, which they also managed to throw into battle in the same Chechnya as in the first, that in the second company - I mean the T-55, T-62, BMP-1, BTR-70, and in some places even the BTR-60, BRDM-2. Whereas the T-80 and T-72, BMP-2, etc., withdrawn from Europe went to open-hearth furnaces, or for sale abroad. According to the figures, during the collapse of the USSR and the world socialist system and after the collapse of the Union, only 20 main battle and medium tanks were urgently withdrawn from former Soviet military bases in Europe and in Asia (Mongolia), of which more than 000 were immediately went to remelting or for sale.
      As for the Nazi punitive general von Pannwitz, who commanded the 1st Cossack Cavalry Division during the war years, and then the 15th Cossack Cavalry Corps created on its basis and received the title of SS Gruppenführer (at the same time Lieutenant General of the troops in the service of the SS) - then the units led by him committed enough military crimes during the war years (suffice it to recall the "successes" of the Cossacks in the fight against the partisans in the Balkans) that their commander was sent on the last journey to the wall. And Yeltsin's justice fully justified him, okay, at least they did not award a state award or somehow they did not immortalize his memory, but they could have been honored to such foulness.
      With all due respect, EBN is not the president to be proud of. I hope that someday all his "achievements" will be appreciated.
      I have the honor.
  2. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S 26 September 2015 07: 17
    Many (from our point of view) dirty events took place during the reign of Tsar Boris the drunkard; licking the West reached its peak, if the EBN were not forced to leave, Russia could soon disappear as a country from the map of the World.
  3. moskowit
    moskowit 26 September 2015 07: 39
    I think the "guarantor" did not even know who Pannwitz was. But where was the conscience of the licks who proposed this act? They even, by considering this issue, spit into the souls of the living veterans of the Great War and insulted the memory of millions of the fallen! Yeltsin was the mouthpiece of this unprincipled, corrupt camarilla. Indeed, it is good that there were sober people who were able, albeit with unprecedented preferences, to move this hungry gang away from the leadership of the state.
  4. Tatar 174
    Tatar 174 26 September 2015 07: 51
    Shame and shame!!! No one has yet replied that such a thing was committed during the time of EBN. In particular, it is necessary to create a Tribunal to investigate the collapse of the USSR and punish all those guilty wherever they are.
  5. washi
    washi 26 September 2015 08: 26
    Many of us were rehabilitated illegally. And it began under Khrushchev.
    One Tukhachevsky is worth it.
    1. Russian Uzbek
      Russian Uzbek 26 September 2015 10: 00
      I agree completely
    2. timothy61
      timothy61 26 September 2015 16: 06
      And what did Tukhachevsky not please
      1. dmb
        dmb 26 September 2015 17: 14
        Do you still know a whole series of military-historical luminaries: Prudnikova, Mukhin, Bushkov and, who joined them, the traitor to the Motherland, Suvorov, brazenly reprimanding each other with the same quote, confidently proved that he was a spy of at least two intelligence services and a conspirator and dreamed of giving Ukraine to Germany, and the Far East to Japan. Besides, he was stupid, stupid and poorly educated. True, there is a radically opposite opinion of Marshal Vasilevsky, but what is it worth in comparison with the above "experts". By the way, it is probably not worth denying the possibility of a conspiracy. That's just not against the Soviet regime, but against the leader personally. But in this case, you should probably not confuse "your own coat with the state one."
  6. mr.vasilievich
    mr.vasilievich 26 September 2015 08: 30
    The years of the reign of the alcoholic Yeltsin are the most shameful in the history of Russia. If Gorbachev set the stage for the collapse of the USSR, then Yeltsin drank and handed out Russia.
  7. Gray 43
    Gray 43 26 September 2015 08: 32
    Who in the know-the monument to Shkuro still put in Russia? In the 90s, I remember, this topic was actively promoted. After the Civil War, many representatives of the White Movement went abroad, but not all then collaborated with Hitler against the USSR, although they remained opponents of the Soviet state
    1. rkkasa xnumx
      rkkasa xnumx 26 September 2015 11: 48
      Quote: Gray 43
      Who in the know-the monument to Shkuro still put in Russia?

      It seems that Shkuro is not yet (YET!), But his surname, and the names of the same "patriots", are on this monument on the territory of the Temple of All Saints:

      Threat Denikin about Shkuro:
      "By collaborating with the Nazis, Krasnov confirmed that he did not like Russians. Russians, Russia - like a non-Russian Cossack with all autonomy ... Now there is no red army, now there is no white army, but there is only one army - the Russian one, and it will win"
    2. rkkasa xnumx
      rkkasa xnumx 26 September 2015 12: 00
      I apologize, I was mistaken. Denikin's quote is not about Shkuro, but about Krasnov.
      Although, on the other hand, I think that Denikin also thought of Shkuro.
  8. parusnik
    parusnik 26 September 2015 09: 30
    Hitler’s army lieutenant-general Helmut von Pannwitz was rehabilitated by the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office in Yeltsin’s times ... as a victim of political repression. To shoot twice, the charters are not ordered ... But it’s a pity ... And the case of Pannwitz, they won’t reconsider ..
    1. parusnik
      parusnik 26 September 2015 15: 26
      “Von Pannwitz Helmut Wilhelmovich, born in 1898, arrested on May 9, 1945, convicted on January 16, 1947 by the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the USSR on the basis of Art. 1 of the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of April 19, 1943 to the death penalty by hanging, in accordance with paragraph "a" of Art. 3 of the Law of the Russian Federation “On the rehabilitation of victims of political repression” rehabilitated..And the case of Pannwitz will not be reviewed ..
      .. It turns out .. The determination of the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of December 25, 1997 Krasnov P.N., Shkuro A.G., Sultan-Girey Klych, Krasnov S.N., Domanov T.N. and von Pannwitz G. V. are recognized as reasonably convicted and not subject to rehabilitation.
  9. Junior Cook
    Junior Cook 26 September 2015 09: 56
    From a purely legal point of view, now it is possible to rehabilitate almost all war criminals, since in their cases, as a rule, only "frank confession" appears, - the "queen of evidence" of that time, there is no photo or video of the crimes committed by them and witness testimony co-workers and victims may not exist at all. If the criminal cases of that time were transferred to a modern court, they would simply collapse due to the lack of a convincing evidence base, such a legal incident would have occurred.
    1. Captain45
      Captain45 26 September 2015 10: 39
      Uv. Junior cook, "-" from me. You don't know the story. Already in 1942, with the beginning of the liberation of the occupied territories, an Extraordinary Commission for Investigation of Crimes was created, which, following the advancing Red Army, was engaged in collecting evidence of the atrocities of the German fascist invaders in the occupied territories. Therefore, in the cases of war criminals, not only
      Quote: Junior Chef
      only a "frank confession," - the "queen of evidence" of that time,
      , there is a huge array of photo-film documents, interrogations of residents of liberated villages and cities. So study history. And with sentences like
      Quote: Junior Chef
      If the criminal cases of that time would be referred to a modern court, they would simply fall apart from the lack of a convincing evidence base, such a legal incident happened

      You don’t come here, it’s the alternative people. They like to guess, but if they did, if only. They tried the criminals and got what they deserved. It’s a pity that not all.
      1. Junior Cook
        Junior Cook 26 September 2015 16: 52
        And how these commissions did their best to collect "evidence" on the Katyn execution of Polish officers, there is simply no word.
  10. X Y Z
    X Y Z 26 September 2015 10: 18
    It would not be necessary to analyze all these rehabilitation of the 90s in a new way, taking into account the "newly discovered circumstances." To avoid shame.
  11. Jääkorppi
    Jääkorppi 26 September 2015 10: 27
    It's not about Panwitz. His devils are roasting in hell! And in those who pursued a rehabilitation policy! Those who create an ideological justification for liberalism in Russia! Who creates the image of Russian slaves, quilted jackets and Colorado !! While the presidential library bears the name of Yeltsin, treason and betrayal will bloom in the country!
  12. Thompson
    Thompson 26 September 2015 10: 44
    And where did the Cossacks go ??? Something I do not see here a single !!!?
    ay !! Mummers, where are you ???
    I feel, grab incognito minuses! On the other hand, it will be a true indicator of their essence or essence.
    1. parusnik
      parusnik 26 September 2015 15: 09
      You have been pardoned .. smile mummers .. I was incognito minded .. smile Hitler’s army lieutenant-general Helmut von Pannwitz was rehabilitated by the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office in Yeltsin’s times ... as a victim of political repression. To shoot twice, the charters are not ordered ... But it’s a pity ... And the case of Pannwitz, they won’t reconsider ..
      And I would like to be revised .. Nazi, the punisher .. the victim of Stalinist repression is something ..
    2. Denis DV
      Denis DV 27 September 2015 03: 53
      It is not necessary to put all the Cossacks under the same comb, in my opinion anyone who swore allegiance to Hitler renounced their roots and ceased to be a Russian or a Cossack. NGOs "Cossacks" are clearly working off US grants, and you need to deal with specific characters.
  13. timyr
    timyr 26 September 2015 11: 58
    In 91, the ideological descendants of the Vlasovites and those whites who went with Hitler to Russia came to power. So they try to justify their own. And how do they recognize that the country has gone the wrong way for 25 years. After all, God forbid, you have to admit that capitalism is a mistake. From this all the talk about de-Stalinization, rehabilitation
  14. bober1982
    bober1982 26 September 2015 13: 46
    Pannwitz SS general, covered in blood, and to know about his rehabilitation is to experience difficult feelings. Worse, they are not appeased, there are enough "heroes": Krasnov, Semyonov, Kolchak, Kornilov, etc.
  15. Archikah
    Archikah 26 September 2015 13: 51
    I carefully read the article and comments. I do not know what kind of specialist Mr. Vladimirov is, but I have to admit that the article is provocative. And all were led in a modern manner. Yeltsin bastard-and all that happened with him bad !!! Who argues. Much was bad, but we lived in these years 91-99 and to give up everything, as it were not in Russian. Now about the evidence. I agree - a lot of evidence of crimes was collected, but then why are they not given anywhere, but only confessions. Until now, historians such as the well-read Mr. Captain-45 are manipulating both the consciousness and historical memory of our people. No declarations required. The lieutenant general was a prisoner of war. He did not serve in the SS units and the Sonderpolice. So, all war prisoner guarantees extended to him. But based on the logic of the eye for the eye. Then - yes everything is fair. Then with him it is necessary how to deal with Gaddafi - to find his grave and to crucify the remains has not yet decayed. Only whom you will look like - those who did this to Gaddafi. Can you think ?! negative
    1. Captain45
      Captain45 26 September 2015 14: 27
      Quote: Archikah
      Until now, historians such as the well-read Mr. Captain-45 have been manipulating both the consciousness and historical memory of our people. No declarations required.

      I am not a historian, Mr. Archikakh, but I am really interested in history and read a lot.What did you see the manipulation of consciousness and the declaration? In the fact that in 1942 the Extraordinary Commission was created, which was engaged in collecting evidence of the atrocities of the German occupiers? I did not declare any comments. You can type in a search engine yourself and make sure that the materials collected by the commission are freely available, I can recommend reading the book by Alexander Dyukov "What Soviet People Fought For"
      Units of the 29-th motorized infantry division of the second tank group of General Guderian swept through Baranovichi and on the same day went further; in the evening at the halt, Private Emil Golyd wrote in his diary:
      “28 of June. At dawn we drove Baranovichi. The city is defeated. But still not done. On the way from the World to the Columns, we spoke with the population in the language of machine guns. Screams, groans, blood and many corpses. We did not feel any compassion. In every place, in every village, my hands itch at the sight of people. I want to shoot a pistol at the crowd. I hope that soon the SS detachments will come here and do what we did not have time to do ”{13}. (C)
      They just followed the order .... "onizhedeti" fool
  16. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 26 September 2015 14: 05
    It’s very interesting where now the former assistant to the Chief Military Prosecutor, Colonel of Justice V.M., is hiding his silk ass Crook ... maybe it’s time to review his activities from the point of view of the LAW ... to deprive him of a special rank ... Otherwise, he will probably receive a pension ...
  17. moskowit
    moskowit 26 September 2015 14: 16
    I don't understand who is minus. All comments are in unison, and everyone agrees with me. Or there are several "bad boys" who are offended by my comment. Announce yourself. Have the courage to show your position.
    1. parusnik
      parusnik 26 September 2015 15: 18
      I don’t understand who is minus. ... But who .., those who believe that .. the Cossack units that fought on the side of Germany during World War II are "fighters" against Bolshevism .. and not traitors to the Motherland ...
      1. moskowit
        moskowit 26 September 2015 15: 33
        Thanks. The position is worthy of respect. Just one question. Your Grandfather or Father (sorry I don’t know what year you were born) apparently fought against fascism? How would they respond to your point of view on this issue?
        1. parusnik
          parusnik 26 September 2015 17: 48
          5 brothers of the grandmother died on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War, the maternal grandfather, went missing near Sevastopol, they tried to establish whether they were alive or not for a long time .. as a result, having collected the material, they came to the conclusion that it rests at the bottom of the Balaklava Bay, on the motor ship "Armenia". .Uncle Stefan, died on May 9, 1945 at the age of 17, from a broken heart .. from joy .. during the occupation, the Germans crippled him, for the fact that they got into their garbage .. Uncle Vasily was cut off with a splinter, he was 7 years old. Paternal grandfather, fought in the Finnish, was taken prisoner wounded, already in the war with the Germans on the Volkhov front, covering the retreat of the fighters ... in 1942, fled, fought with the Italian partisans, because he fought in a detachment that was formed by the socialists, Served exile in Poti, after the war. Both great-grandfathers from the wealthy. Great-grandfather on the maternal side was dispossessed. On the side of the whites, no one fought in the civil war. For me, the "fighters" against Bolshevism, all who fought, on the side of the Germans during the Great Patriotic War , traitors to the Motherland.
      2. moskowit
        moskowit 26 September 2015 16: 18
        It is interesting what kind of "Bolshevism" the multinational Yugoslav people had, where the world war was mixed with civil and national wars.
        1. parusnik
          parusnik 26 September 2015 17: 51
          For punitive operations against the Yugoslav partisans, the Cossacks of Pannwitz were awarded the pro-Nazi Independent State of Croatia.
  18. Captain45
    Captain45 26 September 2015 14: 34
    Archikahu:Being in the army group of German General KleistAnd what about Kleist? "The 44th Infantry Division was part of Kleist's tank group. In a year and a half, it will be destroyed at Stalingrad; in their testimony, captured German soldiers will also recall the victorious summer of forty-one:
    “In 15 – 20 km from the city of Dergachi, in a village whose name I don’t remember, on the orders of Colonel Boyer, the entire population was driven into the synagogue, the latter was mined and blown up along with the people in it. [31]
    ... July 13 in the village of Nesolon, 30 km east of Novograd-Volynsky, Colonel Boyer ordered the church to be blown up.
    ... Around the first half of August 1941, on the Krupoli-Berezan road, a state farm was burned and more than 300 prisoners of war of the Red Army were shot, most of whom were women. Colonel Boyer shouted: "What does a woman with a weapon mean is our enemy ..."
    ... In the first half of August, near the city of Kiev, Colonel Boyer drove around the field in his car and shot at prisoners of war with a rifle, i.e. hunted them. I killed ten people there. ”{31}. (C) Enough or add about the“ glorious knights of the Wehrmacht ”?
  19. Captain45
    Captain45 26 September 2015 14: 41
    In August, units of the 221 and 286 security divisions carried out punitive operations in the Ivatsevichi region and near Lepel, and units of the 162 and [43] 252 infantry divisions in Bogushevsky district. The report on the results of the operation in the Bogushevskaya area refers to the destruction of 13 788 civilians and 714 prisoners of war, the burning of villages.
    In the evenings, Corporal Johannes Herder wrote down in his diary his impressions of the work done.
    “25 of August. We throw hand grenades at apartment buildings. Houses burn very beautifully. Fire is thrown to other huts. A beautiful sight! People cry, and we laugh at the tears. We have already burned ten villages in this way.
    29 August. In one village, we grabbed the first twelve residents who came across and took them to the cemetery. They forced them to dig a spacious and deep grave. There is no Slavs and there can be no mercy. The cursed humanity is alien to us ”{51}.} (C) Bychkov L. N. Partisan movement ... S. 26 – 27.
  20. Cornet77
    Cornet77 26 September 2015 16: 27
    And where does the photo finally Shkuro?
    You don’t need to mix buggers and astronauts in one basket — and harness a donkey and a trembling doe in one harness!
    1. moskowit
      moskowit 26 September 2015 17: 04
      And which of them is an astronaut? or pindidos ..?
  21. cuzmin.mihail2013
    cuzmin.mihail2013 26 September 2015 22: 55
    I have repeatedly tried to prove, and I will continue to try to prove that the rehabilitation carried out by the so-called victims of repression is pure crap! Rehabilitation of the 50s - adjusted to the policy of Khrushchev, who wanted to prove the presence of illegal repressions on isolated examples of mistakes by law enforcement agencies. With the same success, it is possible to send for re-investigation the criminal cases of prisoners currently serving sentences and, with surprise, to state that the percentage is not the fault of convicted persons - corresponds to the level of those rehabilitated in the 50s.
    With the 90s in general - a continuous policy aimed at humiliating the USSR (and, like its successor to the Russian Federation). The desire, for the sake of receiving bonuses from Europe and the SGA, to take the blame on everyone and everything. This, as I already wrote, is the consideration of more than 2000 criminal cases in a rehabilitation commission, per day. This and the assumption, the execution by the Germans of Polish officers near Smolensk. Etc. etc.!
    Now, we are reaping the benefits of this policy. In Europe, soldiers of the Soviet Army are declared rapists and looters. SGA and England are considered the saviors of Europe. In the Baltic States and Western Ukraine - Soviet means - invaders. And, again, etc. etc.!
    How long can you sprinkle ash on your head? Maybe enough already!
  22. Black cat
    Black cat 27 September 2015 18: 02
    Mr. "Archikakh", your comparisons with Gaddafi are more than not appropriate M. Gaddafi was not tried by anyone, he was simply killed. By your logic, both Keitl and Jodl were also illegally hanged? If you are too lazy to read, do not vent your anger at others.