Ethnic Cleansing: The Allies Created The Greatest Refugee Crisis Known Killing 2 Million German Women & Children

Nursing infants suffer the most, as their mothers are unable to feed them, and frequently go insane as they watch their offspring slowly die before their eyes…
…Typhus was widespread throughout the entire transport and the number of deaths grew with each passing day…

The stated rationale during the war for the transfers had been to remove a cohort of dangerous Germans—above all, fit men of military age—who might threaten the security of the countries in which they lived. Instead, it had been women, children, and old men who had been deported, while the fit men had been held back for slave labor.

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Left: Classed as refugees today, young fit non-European males offered welfare and residency. Right: Forced refugees carrying their babies with nowhere safe to go; their expulsions were based on their ethnicity, not their complicity in any war ‘crime’.

 

Introduction

One of the great tragedies of the 20th century was the forced expulsion of ethnic Germans from their homes after the end of World War II. The Allies carried out the largest forced population transfer—and perhaps the greatest single movement of people—in human history. A minimum of 12 million and possibly as many as 18.1 million Germans were driven from their homes because of their ethnic background. Probably 2.1 million or more of these German expellees, mostly women and children, died in what was supposed to be an “orderly and humane” expulsion.[1]

One estimate of the Germans expelled runs to 16.5 million: 9.3 million within the 1937 Reich borders and 7.2 million outside. The Germans within the 1937 Reich borders include 2,382,000 East Prussians, 1,822,000 East Pomeranians, 614,000 in Brandenburg east of the Oder, and 4,469,000 Silesians. The Germans outside the 1937 Reich borders include 240,000 in Memel and the Baltic States, 373,000 in Danzig, 1,293,000 in Poland, 3,493,000 in Czechoslovakia, 601,000 in Hungary, 509,000 in Yugoslavia, and 785,000 in Romania. The Russians did not expel many of their 1.8 million Volga Germans; instead, the Volga Germans were predominately ‘resettled’ within the Soviet Union.[2]

The Early German Expulsions

The expelling nations relied almost exclusively on the use of terror to transport their German minorities across the frontiers. Except in a very few instances, deportations as a result of mob actions did not cause the German expulsions. Rather, the so-called “wild expulsions” were carried out primarily by troops, police, and militia acting under orders and policies originating at the highest levels of the expelling governments.[3]

However great the hazards and miseries of life on the road were for the German expellees, they were usually preferable to the expulsion trains the Polish authorities began to operate. Taking up to two weeks to reach Berlin, the trains were typically not provisioned and lacked the most basic amenities. As a result the death rate on the trains soared. One passenger wrote:

      In our freight wagon there were about 98 people, and it is no exaggeration to say that we were squeezed against each other like sardines in a can. When we reached Allenstein people started to die, and had to be deposited along the side of the rails. One or more dead bodies greeted us every morning of our journey after that; they just had to be abandoned on the embankments. There must have been many, many bodies left lying along the track….

The train spent more time stopping than moving. It took us more than 14 days to reach the Russian occupation zone. We rarely traveled at night….After a few days we had no more to eat. Sometimes, by begging the Polish driver, we were able to get a little warm water drawn from the engine….The nights were unbearable because of the overcrowding. We could neither keep upright nor sit down, much less lie down. We were so tightly squeezed together that it was impossible not to jostle each other occasionally. Recriminations and quarrels erupted, even attempts to exchange blows in the middle of this human scrum. The very sick suffered the worst. Typhus was widespread throughout the entire transport and the number of deaths grew with each passing day. You can well imagine the state of hygiene that prevailed in the wagon.[4]

A German priest who witnessed the arrival of German expellees at the border described what he saw:

      The people, men, women, and children all mixed together, were tightly packed in the railway cars, these cattle wagons themselves being locked from the outside. For days on end, the people were transported like this, and in Görlitz the wagons were opened for the first time. I have seen with my own eyes that out of one wagon alone 10 corpses were taken and thrown into coffins which had been kept on hand. I noted further that several persons had become deranged…The people were covered in excrement, which led me to believe that they were squeezed together so tightly that there was no longer any possibility for them to relieve themselves at a designated place.[5]

Vertreibung

The worst of the violence appears to have been taken against the German minority in Czechoslovakia. A brief but intense outbreak of revenge-taking occurred across Czechoslovakia in May and June 1945 in response to the determination of German forces to continue fighting up to, and even after, V-E Day. Foreign observers and some Czechs themselves were shocked by the scale, the intensity, and the lack of discrimination of the reprisals against German civilians. One writer stated:

      The end of the occupation was the beginning of the expulsion of German civilians, if they had survived the first hours and days of brutality. Retaliation was blind. An old woman was defenestrated [thrown out of a window]; a member of a visiting German orchestra was beaten to death in the street because he could not speak Czech; others, not all of them Gestapo members, were hanged, doused with gas and lit, as living torches. Enraged mobs roamed through hospitals to find easy victims there. One [of those murdered] was a Czech patient, who happened to be the father of the writer Michael Mareš, but his papers listed a Sudeten birthplace. From May until mid-October official statistics listed 3,795 suicides of Germans in Bohemia.[6]

For many Germans an aspect of the expulsions was blatant theft. Czech president Edvard Beneš is quoted as saying:

“Take everything from the Germans. Leave them only a handkerchief to sob into.”[7]

Beneš declared all Germans and Hungarians to be politically unreliable and their possessions were therefore to fall to the Czech state.[8]

The Czech partisans frequently took anything that appealed to them, and sometimes simply moved into a German’s house, adopting the former owner’s possessions. In 1945 there were many instances of farmworkers appropriating German farms, junior doctors taking over German medical practices, and junior managers taking over German businesses. There were cases of pure opportunism: Czechs who had formerly moved in German circles suddenly became the apostles of Czech nationalism and hunted down former German acquaintances. Once the wilder days were over, the new Czech Republic moved to regulate the plunder of German property so that the booty came to the state.[9]

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Throughout the summer of 1945, trains of German expellees continued to pour into Berlin and other German and Austrian cities. The Western journalists who had traveled to Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference were aghast at the scenes they encountered at the railroad stations, with dead and dying littering the platforms. Charles Bray, German correspondent of the London Daily Herald, described finding four dead Germans on a visit to Stettin Station, with “another five or six…lying alongside them, given up as hopeless by the doctor, and just being allowed to die.” Bray discovered the suffering of the German expellees “gave me no satisfaction, although for years I have hoped that the Germans would reap the seeds they had sown.”[10]

An eyewitness report of the arrival in Berlin of a train which had left Poland with 1,000 German expellees aboard reads:

      Nine hundred and nine men, women, and children dragged themselves and their luggage from a Russian railway train at Leherte station today, after 11 days traveling in boxcars from Poland.

Red Army soldiers lifted 91 corpses from the train, while relatives shrieked and sobbed as their bodies were piled in American lend-lease trucks and driven off for internment in a pit near a concentration camp.

The refugee train was like a macabre Noah’s ark. Every car was jammed with Germans…the families carry all their earthly belongings in sacks, bags, and tin trucks…Nursing infants suffer the most, as their mothers are unable to feed them, and frequently go insane as they watch their offspring slowly die before their eyes. Today four screaming, violently insane mothers were bound with rope to prevent them from clawing other passengers.

“Many women try to carry off their dead babies with them,” a Russian railway official said. “We search the bundles whenever we discover a weeping woman, to make sure she is not carrying an infant corpse with her.”[11]

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Approximately 5 million German men were held in American-run POW camps without adequate shelter or care. At least 1 million were starved to death in the American and French POW camps alone.

The stated rationale during the war for the transfers had been to remove a cohort of dangerous Germans—above all, fit men of military age—who might threaten the security of the countries in which they lived. Instead, it had been women, children, and old men who had been deported, while the fit men had been held back for slave labor.

Earl Ziemke wrote of the expelled Germans:

“…Only 12% could be classified as fully employable; 65% needed relief. Contrary to agreements made before the movement to keep families together, the countries expelling Germans were holding back the young, able-bodied men. Of the arrivals 54% were women, 21% were children under 14 years, and only 25% men, many of them old or incapacitated.”[12]

The period of the “wild expulsions” had involved massive state-sponsored programs of violence, resulting in a death toll of many hundreds of thousands of Germans. Yet it was an episode that escaped the notice of many Europeans and virtually all Americans. Now the Allies would attempt to administer the expulsions in the orderly and humane manner specified by the Potsdam Agreement. However, the so-called organized expulsions turned out to be no more orderly and humane than the “wild expulsions” had been.

How to hide atrocity guilt; redirect it. “…the minimum estimate of 9.3 million Germans who died needlessly after the war. This is far more Germans than died during the Second World War. Millions of these Germans slowly starved to death while the Allies withheld available food. The majority of these postwar dead Germans were women, children and very old men. Their deaths have never been honestly reported…”

ENDNOTES

[1] Dietrich, John, The Morgenthau Plan: Soviet Influence on American Postwar Policy, New York: Algora Publishing, 2002, p. 137.

[2] MacDonogh, Giles, After the Reich: The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation, New York: Basic Books, 2007, p. 162.

[3] Ibid., pp. 94-95.

[4] Ibid., pp. 109-110.

[5] Davies, Norman and Moorhouse, Roger, Microcosm, London: Pimlico, 2003, p. 422.

[6] Demetz, Peter, Prague in Danger: The Years of German Occupation, 1939-1945, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008, p. 235.

[7] Goodrich, Thomas, Hellstorm: The Death of Nazi Germany 1944-1947, Sheridan, CO: Aberdeen Books, 2010, p. 241.

[8] MacDonogh, Giles, After the Reich: The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation, New York: Basic Books, 2007, p. 128.

[9] Ibid., pp. 126-127,  131.

[10] London Daily Herald, Aug. 24, 1945.

[11] Wales, Henry, Chicago Tribune Press Service, Nov. 18, 1945.

[12] Ziemke, Earl, U.S. Army in the Occupation of Germany, Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, United States Army, 1975, p. 435.

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13 Responses

  1. Reblogged this on HIDDEN IN PLAIN SITE and commented:
    What the jews wanted then, they got. They gave us WW I & II. WW III is in the works. What will you do? We have no heroes now, only warnings.

  2. larryzb says:

    Does not the above give the lie to the idea that the Allies were (the) good guys?! As Mike King points out in his The Bad War: The Truth Never Taught About World War 2, the Allies were the bad guys. If the Allies were so morally good, why these atrocities against non-combatants both during and after the war?!

    The Allies seem to be driven by hate, a fanatical hatred for the German civilian population which was no doubt the product of the Jewish propaganda. One may opine, given the Old Testament narrative on the Jewish conquest of Canaan and the mandated extermination of Canaanites, that this kind of vicious and vindictive war and the related war crimes can be called Jewish war. Europe had not witnessed such mass killings of non-combatants since the religious wars of the 17th century. (One lesson to draw from this history is that Christian nations, indeed all nations of the world, ought not allow the Jews to frame or control the debate on important matters.) We note the terrible toll on civilians in the Iraq war 15 years ago – a war that the Jewish neocons in the US brought about.

    A person might also not be faulted for thinking that the calumnies continuously heaped on Germany after the war served in part to assuage the guilt of those Allied officers and soldiers who ordered and took part in such murderous policies and actions. Human beings often go to great lengths to dispel and assuage their cognitive dissonance, and that can entail choosing to remain in a state of denial as to one’s personal responsibility or guilt for bad actions.

  3. WakeyWakey says:

    1) Harry Elmer Barnes, revisionist historian:
    “the generation which has gained its historical knowledge and perspective since the late 1930s has been deprived, cheated, and handicapped by the distortion and suppression of historical facts relative to world affairs.” They are, historically speaking,a” lost and brainwashed generation.”

    2) “Step by step, I have arrived at the conviction that the aims of Communism in Europe are sinister and fatal……I believe now that Hitler and the German People did not want war. BUT WE, (England), DECLARED WAR ON GERMANY,INTENT ON DESTROYING IT, in accordance with our principle of Balance of Power, and we were encouraged by the (Jewish) ‘Americans’ around Roosevelt.

    We ignored Hitler’s pleading, not to enter into war.Now we are forced to realize that Hitler was right. He offered us the co-operation of Germany: instead, since 1945, we have been facing the immense power of the Soviet Empire.
    I feel ashamed and humiliated to see that the aims we accused Hitler of, are being relentlessly pursued now, only under a different label.”

    (Ashamed and Humiliated, The British Attorney General Sir Hartle Shawcross, said in a speech at Stourbridge, March 16/84 (AP) ).

  4. WakeyWakey says:

    While in post-WWII Germany General Patton, referring to the military tribunals and
    Nuremberg ‘Trials’, wrote to his wife 14 September 1945:
    “I am frankly opposed to this war criminal stuff. It is not cricket and it is Semitic.
    I am also opposed to sending prisoners-of-war to work as slaves in foreign lands, where many will be starved to death.”

    In another letter to his wife he wrote:
    “I have been to Frankfurt for a civil government conference.
    If what we are doing to the Germans is liberty, then give me death.
    I can’t see how Americans can sink so low. It is Semitic. I am sure of it.”

    He wrote in his diary:
    ‘Today we received orders in which we were told to give the Jews special accommodation.
    If for the Jews then why not Catholics, Mormons etc.’

    (Source: “The All Lies Invasion”, Mike Walsh)

    • Tommy Hall says:

      Hello luv, you are so right in all that you say, I used to think that you were a little ‘over the top’ but now I realise that you were, if anything over-generous to the traditional enemy, keep up the good pro-goy work,

  5. WakeyWakey says:

    Now, let’s see. Has the situation improved today?? Decide for yourself:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjucRK9UOgI (2mins)

  6. Horst Schmitt says:

    These stories we only reluctanly have been told by the grown ups…..

  7. Ellie Wolfe says:

    Reblogged this on Fascist Bostonian and commented:
    #worldwar2 #wwii #allywarcrimes #alliedwarcrimes

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