(Your ass, please; ton cul, s'il te plaît)
OKW DECREE, 20 JULY 1942: ALL SOVIET PRISONERS OF WAR ARE TO BE TATTOOED [sic] FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES
IMT vol 39, p. 488-491
[Text translated by C.Porter; original title mentioning "tattooing", above, taken from IMT volumes]
Photocopy of a mimeograph, certified by the Soviet prosecutors, in two parts
First page : 1 next to "Certified True Copy" at *; round stamp with national emblem: ,"Secret State Police, Secret Police Agency" (mimeograph) 11 right stamp beneath date: ,,EK, AK, PIC, SK SB" (all under each other), ,"Agency VI, time of day, Annexes, 3. AUG. 1942, VI E 1'' (number handwritten); through lower stamp, margin two paragraphs illegible
The Chief of the Security Police, Berlin, 30 July 1942 and SD IV Alc-BNr. 9587/42.
all State Police central offices,
all Criminal Police central offices,
SD- (central) sections,
the Commanders of the Security Police and SD.,
the liaison leaders at the POW Commander in the SS-Stubaf. L i.s k a
in L u b l i n,
the liaison leaders at the POW Commander in Military District I -KK. W a 1 t e r -in Königsberg,
the Commanders of the Security Police and SD.,
the Chiefs of Einsatzgruppen B, D, Sonderkommandos 7a, 7b, 4a, 4b, 10a, lob,
Einsatzkommandos 8, 9, llb, 12.
For information: to:
the Reichs Security Main Office, Distributor C.,
the Reichs Ministry for the Interior, Division I Ra,
the Chief of the regular police force,
the higher SS-and Police leaders,
the Inspectors of the Security Police and SD.,
Concerning: Marking [Kennzeichnung] of Soviet POWS with mark [Merkmal].
Reference: none. Annex: -1-
Enclosed in annex please find a copy of an order from the Armed Forces High Command, dated 20.7.42 –ref. 2 f 24.82 h Chief POWS/Medical/General. (Ia)/Org. (IVc) no. 3142142 for information.
In representation: signed Müller,
[lack of italics indicate that Müller has not signed the document]
Certified : Arndt
[italics indicate handwritten signature by “Arndt”, whoever he is]
Page 2: Red line from *' to *"
Armed Forces High Command, ref. 2 f 24.82h Chief POW Medical Service / General ( I a ) / Org. ( I V c) Berlin-Schöneberg, 20.7.1942. Badensche Str.51. Nr. 3142142 -
Concerning: Marking of Soviet POWs with a mark.
1) Soviet POWs are to be marked by a special permanent mark.
The mark shall consist of an open sharp angle of about 45 º and 1 cm in length [a bit over ONE QUARTER INCH!] [13/32", to be exact] on the left buttock (^), about a hand’s breadth from the cleft between the buttocks. It is to be applied by means of lancets, which are available among all bodies of soldiers. India ink is to be used as dyestuff.
Application of the mark is to be performed as follows: superficially scratch the taut skin and wet with India ink, using a lancet previously sterilized by heating ["Oberflächliches Ritzen der gespannten Haut mit der mit chinesischer Tusche benetzten, vorher ausgegluhten Lanzette"].
[This is a very strange tattooing technique. It stresses sterilization of the lancet, but says nothing about the danger of contaminating the ink! I think in the end you would wind up simply making an incision and rubbing ink into the wound with your fingers. - C.P.]
Avoid making cuts that bleed profusely. Since we do not possess sufficient experience of the durability of the mark at the present time, the marks must be examined and redone, if necessary, first, at intervals of 14 days, [then] after 4 weeks and one quarter year (see Number 7).
[no paragraph 2]
3.) The marking should not be considered a surgical procedure. Due to the shortage of medical personnel, therefore, German medical personnel should not be assigned to perform the marking. On the other hand, there is no objection to having the marking performed by Soviet POW medical personnel under German supervision. Sufficient numbers of such auxiliary personnel should be instructed in the practical execution of the procedure in accordance with this order.
4) In the interest of rapid completion, lancets and India ink should be commandeered to all responsible stores of medical equipment.
5) The marking is to be performed:
a) upon Soviet POWs captured in future in the areas under the Supreme Command of Armed Forces in the Ostland and Ukraine
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and the military commanders in the Generalgouvernement following bodily cleansing and initial delousing, and.
b) upon all other POWs in the area of the OKW [Armed Forces High Command] by Sept.1942. Confirmation of execution to OKW by 15 0ct.1942 to 0KW.
6) The work service should not be disrupted by this measure; the marking of POWs assigned to work commandos should, if possible, be performed in the barracks of the work commandos or during the next delousing.
7.).The completed marking should be immediately recorded on the staff card, in the column “Special Marks”, with “[date] 1942", with notation of any necessary repetition of the mark (see number 2).
*' 8) For the marking of Soviet POWs under the Army High Command [OKH], the OKH General Headquarters will take the necessary steps.
Notification of all dispositions is requested. ::-::~
Distributor: ::-:: See next page.
Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces,
[i.e., there is no signature on the document]
This is an absolutely typical Nuremberg "document" -- a "photocopy" of an unsigned "copy" of a "mimeograph" "certified authentic" by the Soviets.
This is the only "German" document ever found that even MENTIONS the tattooing of prisoners.
If this Soviet-certified "photocopy" is authentic, there should be thousands of originals lying around in Germany and elsewhere, since the mimeograph was allegedly sent, with cover letter, to every police agency and army unit in Germany and the East.
Second, the tattoos were just a bit over ONE QUARTER INCH LONG [13/32", to be exact], and were applied to the LEFT BUTTOCK of SOVIET POWS only.
There is no mention of "numbers for identification purposes", or of Jews.
This didn't stop at least one Jewish "witness" from bearing her arm at the SAME TRIAL and regaling the court with the usual fairy tale (the "witness" Schmagalevskaya, IMT VIII 319).
So the Germans had to pull everybody's pants down to search for a mark that wouldn't even be very easy to see, but where it would get infected very easily, partly because a tattoo needs to be exposed to air while it heals and should be protected from friction.
There should also be millions of ex-Soviet citizens (including emigrants to America) visiting high schools, grade schools and universities -- not to mention TV -- pulling their pants down and baring their asses to exhibit a tiny upside down "V", at an angle of 45 degrees, on their left buttock (TV close-up, please!)
What an edifying spectacle. It might be interesting to raise this question the next time a "Hoaxoco$t survivor" shows up at YOUR school.
[artist's conception of Jew ass tattoo à la russe]
[Source: Volume 39 of on-line version of IMT transcript, http://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/Military_Law/NT_major-war-criminals.html ].
Note: This document is taken entirely seriously by William L. Shirer in a footnote on page 954 of THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH.
With Shirer, it is hard to say which is the most annoying: his sloppiness; his superficiality; his vulgarity and conceited arrogance; his gullibility and stupidity; his mistranslations and quotations-out-of-context; or just his deliberate omissions and lies. There is pretentiousness but little real seriousness. He never checked a source. He just didn't care.
The best way to get disillusioned with Shirer in a hurry is to take anything you know something about -- anything at all -- and look it up in Shirer. You'll either find that it is not mentioned at all, or that his account of it is a complete distortion, completely cherry-picked.
Anything vulgar, anything cheap, anything lurid -- human soap, ass tattooing, "Hitler the carpet chewer" -- will be there; but Katyn, the Dresden bombings, the destruction of the French fleet by the British at Mers el Kebir on 3 July 1940, killing 1,297 French sailors, anything that provides a bit of context, will be missing.
The best thing one can say about Shirer is that he was a typical journalist, directly hired and paid by William S. Paley, son of a Jewish cigar manufacturer from the Ukraine and founder of CBS.
Shirer's failure to mention the famous "man-made famine" in the Ukraine is particularly ironic given Paley's Ukrainian origins.
The "man-made famine" was caused by Soviet confiscations of Ukrainian wheat to be sold on Western markets for hard currencies, which were then used to build the largest military machine in the world, complete with 24,000 modern tanks -- a British design, constructed in modern tractor factories built on credit by Western capitalists, including the Ford Company, General Electric and John Deere -- not to mention TWO MILLION PARATROOPERS with the latest, most modern equipment -- more than the rest of the world put together -- for the express and sole purpose of invading and overrunning Europe by the first week of July 1941 at the latest, a fate prevented solely by Hitler and the German army.
Oh, well, what's a few million goyim starved to death by Jewish commissars working for the Communists?
It goes without saying that Soviet documents and evidence are taken absolutely at face value.
Never was it truer than with William L. Shirer that:
"The man on the News
Works for the Jews".
If Paley hadn't made Shirer rich and famous, Shirer might have eaked out a living as a reporter someplace, probably in a small town, but nobody would ever have dreamed of hiring him to write a history book, a task for which he was by nature and temperament singularly unsuited, because he lacked the patience and interest -- the integrity -- required to check a source.
As far as I have been able to determine, Shirer also single-handedly invented and popularized the lie that the Nazis claimed that the Germans or Teutons were a "Master Race", an example, if any be needed, of Shirer's "deliberate lying" -- a lie which is universally believed, although nobody can even tell you what it is supposed to mean, what the term is or means in German, or where it is to be found in National Socialist literature. Curiouser and curiouser.
More about the "Master Race" lie -- the Shirer lie, and not his only one -- in a separate series of articles.
9 November 2012
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ICEBREAKER by Victor Suvorov
THE CHIEF CULPRIT by Victor Suvorov
STALIN'S WAR OF EXTERMINATION by Joachim Hoffmann
ARE THE RUSSIANS TEN FEET TALL? by Werner Keller
THE BEST ENEMY MONEY CAN BUY by Anthony C. Sutton
WALL STREET AND THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION by Anthony C. Sutton
NATIONAL SUICIDE: MILITARY AID TO THE SOVIET UNION by Anthony C. Sutton
THE POLITICS OF HUNGER: THE ALLIED BLOCKADE OF GERMANY, 1914-1919 by C. Paul Vincent
[C. Paul Vincent describes the illegal Allied "hunger blockade" which caused hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths in Germany, continuing for 9 months AFTER signature of the Armistice to force signature of the Versailles Treaty in complete violation of Wilson's "14 points" -- for example, "peace without territorial aggrandizement", "freedom of the seas", and "self-determination of peoples" -- on the basis of which Germany agreed to end the war.
Instead, Germany lost 25% of its territory, 25% of its industry, all its overseas colonies, territories and assets, and was flooded with millions of penniless refugees; at the same time, Eastern Europe was hacked to pieces and artificial countries were created in clear violation of the wishes of nearly all their inhabitants, supplying enough material for a dozen future wars, while the Germans remained almost totally unarmed -- all in violation of Allied promises.
The Allies were duty-bound -- by solemn pledge -- to disarm once Germany had done so, but never did. When the Germans re-armed, after attempting for years to obtain international disarmament agreements through the League of Nations, they were accused of plotting to "conquer the world"!
In view of the above -- as a natural application of the "Big Lie Technique" -- it is only to be expected that the primary and standard accusation made against the Germans generally, and the Nazis in particular, would be that they "lie" and "break their promises" and that "the only thing they understand is force".
Wilson's "14 points" were written by Lenin -- a "point" asserted by David L. Hoggan and confirmed by Joachim C. Fest in his biography of Hitler.]
THE FORCED WAR by David L. Hoggan
[known as DER ERZWUNGENE KRIEG in German, the only language in which it could be published for 25 years; the English is slightly abridged.]
DER UNNÖTIGE KRIEG [The Unnnecessary War] by David L. Hoggan
DAS AMERIKANISCHE UNHEIL [The American Disaster], in 3 volumes, by David L. Hoggan
[Hoggan describes the disastrous effects of American interference all over the world. Hoggan was an American university history professor who could never get his books published in the United States -- allegedly the world's greatest "Democracy" -- so most of them are available only in German, translated from manuscript. The fate of the original manuscripts is unknown.]
On the man-made famine, see
HARVEST OF SORROW by Robert Conquest
EXECUTION BY HUNGER: THE HIDDEN HOLOCAUST by Miron Dolot
or google search for HOLODOMOR