Philadelphia, USA policeman with nazi tattoo


This video from the USA says about itself:

2 September 2016

This Philadelphia cop was seen sporting a racist Nazi tattoo on his arm at a Black Lives Matter movement rally. Outed as a white supremacist, he is also a listed member of an international network of neo-Nazi organizations.

Philadelphia Police Investigate Officer Photographed With Tattoo Resembling Nazi Emblem. By JULIA JACOB, Sep 2, 2016, 3:46 PM ET: here.

A Philadelphia police officer’s arm tattoo is under review after many on social media said it resembled a symbol used by Nazis, and the city’s mayor called it “disturbing” and “incredibly offensive”: here.

German far-right author Ernst Nolte dies


This video series is the documentary Shoah, about Adolf Hitler’s extermination of Jews.

By Christoph Vandreier and Peter Schwarz in Germany:

On the death of German historian Ernst Nolte

20 August 2016

The historian Ernst Nolte,

Nolte was an amateur historian. He studied philosophy, not history, at university. Likewise, the British apologist for Hitler, David Irving, is also an amateur historian.

who succumbed to a brief but serious illness on Thursday at the age of 93, has been dead, at least from the standpoint of his academic reputation, for thirty years. The Historikerstreit (Historians’ Dispute), which he initiated in 1986 with his downplaying of National Socialism, culminated in his defeat and isolation.

Well-respected historians and intellectuals, such as Jürgen Habermas, Hans-Ulrich Wehler, Heinrich August Winkler, Hans Mommsen and Eberhard Jäckel sharply attacked him and demonstrated that he was relativizing the worst crimes in human history. Nolte subsequently moved only in ultraconservative and explicitly right-wing extremist circles.

Despite this, Nolte’s ideological and political resurrection occurred prior to his physical death. In 2000, the conservative Germany Foundation, aligned with the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union, awarded him the Konrad Adenauer Prize. However, CDU chairwoman Angela Merkel refused to personally present the prize to Nolte. The future Chancellor, whose rapid political rise was thanks not least to her keen sense of expediency, decided at the time that it would be damaging for her career.

This has now changed. In recent years, leading media outlets—including Die Welt, Der Spiegel and The European—have offered Nolte a platform for his revisionist historical theses, without any objections being raised. Jörg Baberowski, an historian at Berlin’s Humboldt University, attempted to legitimize him in Der Spiegel in 2014, stating, “Nolte was done an injustice. Historically speaking, he was right.” When the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) protested against this, the media responded with a wave of indignation. “Mobbing: Trotskyist style,” was one headline in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ).

The obituaries now praise Nolte, with few exceptions.

Berthold Seewald wrote in Die Welt that “many accusations in the Historikerstreit arose from an over-dramatization,” and complained about the “timeworn method of disavowing undesirable theses through an—alleged—association with Nolte.”

Bernhard Schulz raved in the Tagesspiegel and on Zeit Online, “He was concerned with understanding: not simply about who and what, but about the why of history. He was called, with certain undertones, a philosopher of history; given his life’s work this is an honour.”

Lorenz Jäger in FAZ linked Nolte’s “palpable isolation” to the “sharp attacks” of his opponents and his “own misfortune”—as if the justification of Nazi crimes was merely a “misfortune.”

Yet Nolte did not moderate his extremist views as he grew older; rather he articulated them ever more openly.

While during the Historikerstreit, Nolte formulated his thesis that the “‘class murder’ of the Bolsheviks [was] the logical and factual precursor of the ‘race murder’ of the National socialists” in an esoteric language and placed a question mark over it, in the 1990s his downplaying of National Socialism was on the verge of Holocaust denial.

When Der Spiegel asked him in 1994 whether he had “doubts about the deliberate mass extermination of the Jews by gas,” he answered, “I cannot rule out the possibility that a comparatively greater number of victims died from epidemics, mistreatment and mass shootings than were killed in the gas chambers.” The inspection of gas chambers for traces of hydrogen cyanide by the American holocaust denier Fred Leuchter was described by Nolte as “important.”

In the same year, Nolte described the “indiscriminate stigmatisation of ‘anti-Semitism’” as a “simple, and yet effective, weapon.” Four years later, he asserted that Hitler had “substantial reasons” for viewing the Jews as hostile from 1939 onwards, “and for adopting corresponding measures.”

In 2014, Der Spiegel cited his assertion—in the same article in which Baberowski praised his historical correctness—that Poland and Britain bore significant responsibility for the Second World War because they did not unite with Hitler. He blamed the Jews for having “‘their own stake in the Gulag’, because some Bolsheviks were Jews.”

In September of the same year, The European published without comment an article by Nolte entitled “Breaking the taboo.” In it, Nolte complained that after Germany’s defeat, Hitler was transformed “from the liberator to the ‘absolute evil’” who could “not be spoken of seriously or scholarly.” He added that “this one-sided view continues to damage us today.”

Missing from the official policies of the German government were “tendencies of ‘self-assertion,’” for which Hitler could emerge as the “forgotten representative,” Nolte went on. In this regard, he referred to Hitler’s efforts to combat “the tendency of the ‘death of the people’” and accused the government of a policy of “tolerating and even promoting unregulated immigration.”

Why have these right-wing extremist declarations, unlike in 1986, been met with no opposition? Why was Nolte given a forum to express them? And why are so many obituaries now praising him?

This can only be explained by the return of German militarism and the rightward lurch of the academic milieu bound up with it. Noting the deep-rooted opposition to militarism within the population, we wrote in the foreword to Scholarship or War Propaganda, a book that examines the conflict between the IYSSE and right-wing professors Baberowski and Herfried Münkler at Humboldt University and other advocates of German great power politics: “The public relations campaigns of the defence ministry and the propaganda of the media are not sufficient to overcome this deep-rooted opposition. A new narrative of the 20th century is required, a falsification of history that conceals and justifies the crimes of German imperialism.”

Nolte’s downplaying of the crimes of National Socialism suits this narrative. He embodied more than anyone else the continuity of the German ruling elites through a history rich in crimes and catastrophes.

Ernst Nolte was born on January 11, 1923, to a bourgeois Catholic family in Witten, North Rhein-Westphalia. On the same day, French troops occupied the Ruhr region, including Nolte’s birthplace, provoking catastrophic inflation and social unrest culminating in a failed uprising by the Communist Party in October and Hitler’s attempted coup in Munich in November.

Although Nolte did not consciously experience these events, they were a decisive factor in his life and his anticommunism, which subsequently made him into an apologist for Hitler.

A disfiguring of his hand at birth prevented Nolte from being drafted into the Wehrmacht and sent to the front like so many others in his generation. He studied philosophy, German and classical philology and became a pupil of Martin Heidegger.

Heidegger was a member of the German nazi party until the defeat of Hitler’s Third Reich in May 1945.

Last year, Nolte told Tumult magazine of his infatuation with the philosopher who contributed greatly to the subordination of the universities to the Nazi regime. “From his first words, [Heidegger] became an orator who spoke of Heraclitus’s Logos with the utmost concentration and with his gleaming eyes transformed the entire audience into his devoted listeners.”

In the last weeks of the war, Nolte visited Heidegger in the town of Messkirch, held extensive discussions with him and agreed to write a dissertation on philosophy under Heidegger “and thereby to belong permanently to his closest circle.” This failed due to the allies’ removal of Heidegger’s authority to teach.

Nolte became a secondary school teacher for ancient languages and German. In 1952, he received his doctorate on the topic of “self-alienation and the dialectic in German idealism and Marx.” Only in 1963 did he achieve the status of a professor of history with his book, Fascism in its Epoch. This book, which compared Italian, German and French fascism, is considered a classic and does not yet clearly display his later right-wing tendencies.

However, by the time of the student movement in the late 1960s, Nolte was already on the right politically. In 1970, he cofounded the Freedom of Scholarship league, which saw itself as the mouthpiece for university professors against the “terrorist views of ideological, fanatical groups at universities,” i.e. the rebelling students, and against the further “democratisation” of the universities.

Then on 6 June 1986, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published Nolte’s article “The past that will not pass away,” thus initiating the Historikerstreit and launching Nolte’s career as the premier historian of Nazi apologetics.

British nazi fuehrer arrested for fraud


This 2012 music video from Britain is called Angelic UpstartsNazi B.N.P. [The Dirty Dozen].

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

BNP leader arrested for ‘electoral fraud

Monday 15th August 2016

BRITISH National Party leader Adam Walker has been arrested over allegations of electoral fraud, it emerged yesterday.

It is understood that he has been questioned over the fascist party’s expenses in the local elections in Pendle in May.

Candidate John Rowe narrowly lost out on winning a second seat for the BNP in the Lancashire borough, receiving 437 votes to his Conservative opponent’s 473.

Hope Not Hate spokesman Matthew Collins said: “They’ve arrested the leader of a party that’s now expert at losing elections.

“We look forward with great humility to see exactly what authorities come up with in relation to this election.”

Mr Walker is a former teacher who was banned from the profession for life after he chased three schoolboys aged between 10 and 12 in his car, slashing their bike tyres with a Stanley knife.

‘Admit child refugees’, ex-refugee from Hitler says


This video from Britain says about itself:

Journeys to Safety: Memories of the Kindertransport

21 January 2014

This is our second short film to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. Prior to World War II, many children made journeys through Europe to escape the Nazis and the growing wave of anti-Semitism. The memories of those who travelled to safety as part of the Kindertransport programme are shared. The film also marks the 75th Anniversary of the Kindertransport programme (1938 – 2013).

Initiated by appeals from British Jewish leaders and non-Jewish agencies to the British Government, the Kindertransport was an organised programme to allow the temporary admission of unaccompanied children and teenagers up to the age of 17 years into the United Kingdom prior to the outset of World War II.

The first transports left Berlin on 1 December 1938, the last left Germany on September 1 1939. In all, nearly 10,000 mainly Jewish children escaped certain death had they remained in Nazi occupied Europe.

By Peter Lazenby in Britain:

Lord calls on PM to take in child refugees

Saturday 6th August 2016

A PEER who was a refugee from the nazis has called on the government to show “more humanity and intelligence” towards child refugees than was shown by the Chamberlain government as World War II approached.

Lord Alf Dubs came to Britain from Czechoslovakia as part of the 1938-39 Kindertransport campaign to get Jewish children out of fascist countries, led by Sir Nicholas Winton.

In a letter delivered to Downing Street, also signed by actors Vanessa Redgrave and Aislin McGuckin, Lord Dubs requested Theresa May’s “urgent intervention” in reuniting children living in the Calais camp with their families in Britain.

They said post-Brexit Britain offered an opportunity for politicians to make progress with the refugee crisis.

Charity Citizens UK says 170 children in Calais have “a right to relocate to Britain in order to reunite with their families.”

“If the rights of these children are not upheld they are left with an appalling choice between train tracks on the one hand, and the very traffickers you have challenged every step of your career since you became Home Secretary in 2010,” the letter states.

“I deeply hope that your government may show more humanity and intelligence than the Chamberlain government showed to the Jewish people until after Kristallnacht in mid-November 1938,” said Lord Dubs, referring to the Nazi Party’s infamous attack on Jewish people, shops and synagogues.

“I’m convinced that British people have got this humanitarian wish that these children should be here. We can give some of them, at least, safety in this country.”

Lord Dubs was six when the nazis invaded Czechoslovakia.

Belgian soldiers in neonazi paramilitary gang Soldiers of Odin


This video from Britain says about itself:

25 May 2012

World In Action documentary exposing Combat 18.

These two videos are the sequels.

In 2006, there was a scandal in Belgium. Several Belgian army soldiers turned out to be members of the terrorist nazi paramilitary gang Blood and Honour/Combat 18 (aka Bloed, Bodem, Eer & Trouw, BBET, as their magazine was called).

Now, a similar scandal.

Translated from Belga news agency in Belgium today:

Soldiers have to answer to membership of vigilante Soldiers of Odin

03-08-16, 06.40u

Belgian State Security and military intelligence ADIV have since early this year the Belgian branch of Soldiers of Odin in their sight. This write [daily] Het Belang van Limburg and [weekly] Knack today. The extreme right-wing group has international ramifications and is monitored because they have at least four active military men among their members.

Soldiers of Odin was founded by the Finnish neonazi Mika Ranta. The organization has local chapters in various countries, also in Belgium since January. Soldiers of Odin claims to defend Western values and sees itself as an extension of police on the streets.

Asylum seekers

The group opposes the influx of refugees. Four soldiers are members of the organization and have recently been called to account by their commanding officers. The intelligence services also follow two derivative organizations closely: Sons of Odin Antwerp and Warriors of Thor.

Hungarian nazis’ anti-refugee violence


This video says about itself:

Hungarians unite against antisemitism: huge anti-Nazi, anti-Jobbik rally held in Budapest

3 December 2012

Around 10,000 people have taken to the streets in Budapest in protest over what many see as a resurgence of neo-Nazi ideologies in government just days after a far-right MP belonging to the ultranationalist Jobbik party accused Hungary’s Jewish population of posing a national security risk, and called for them to be registered on special lists.

In a rare show of unity on Hungary’s deeply divided political scene, civil rights groups and party leaders from across the spectrum came together for the rally, which was held outside the main parliament building. During the protest, organisers played scenes from a 1944 film about World War Two, in which around 600,000 Jews and 30,000 Roma were killed by Hungarian fascists.

Many demonstrators carried signs critical of the far-right opposition party, Jobbik, which rode to power in 2010 by winning 44 out of 386 parliamentary seats, making it the third largest party in the country in terms of MPs. Many have accused the party of targeting Jewish and travelling Roma minorities in order to win votes, and of inciting racist attacks with hate speech.

From France 24:

08/02/2016

A Hungarian mayor makes a show of “migrant-hunting

In the small Hungarian town of Ásotthalom, migrants are regularly being photographed on their knees, hands on their heads, displayed like hunting trophies, with armed militiamen standing by. The mayor of the town is behind the hate-filled hunt for undocumented migrants. According to our Observer, this is just another example of the xenophobic, law-and-order policies in Hungary.

Refugees on the ground, hands bound behind their backs. Photo published by the Jobbik mayor on his Facebook page

Beneath a photo published in June on the Facebook page of Toroczkai Laszlo, the mayor of Ásotthalom, a village of 5,000 on the Serbo-Hungarian border, the caption reads, “Violent invaders 0 – Citizen militia 1.” The image shows three migrant men lying face-down on the ground, their hands bound behind their backs. In another photo, shared more than 300 times, a thickset man in camouflage poses in front of five young men, captured while illegally crossing the border.

Despite a recent report by Human Rights Watch denouncing the violent atacks on migrants by police and militia in Hungary, Laszlo hasn’t hesitated in broadcasting his guards’ “exploits.”

A rising star of the Hungarian far-right – he is vice-president of Jobbik, an openly xenophobic nationalist [neonazi] party –  last summer he launched an armed civilian patrol whose mission is to “capture” migrants near his village. …

Our Observer Márk Zoltán Kékesi is a professor of sociology in Szeged, just a few kilometres from Ásotthalom. With the Hungarian citizens’ collective Migzsol, he helps refugees who are stuck at the Serbo-Hungarian border. He’s worried about Laszlo’s militia and the mayor’s popularity.

“Originally, this militia was supposed to be the equivalent of village policemen, responsible for protecting the fields of the farmers in this border town… But I have spoken with a local farmer who told me there’d been no problems with theft or crime from the migrants, either in homes or in the fields.

In my opinion, this militia is above all else about the mayor portraying a certain image. For instance, he never goes anywhere without his militiamen…

As you can see on Facebook, he likes showing that he’s protecting his village. In his posts, the vocabulary he uses is revealing. He never speaks of ‘migrants’ or ‘refugees.’ He prefers to call them ‘invaders,’ and future terrorists. Of course, no one is shocked by this – it’s the ambient discourse here, especially among politicians. [Editor’s note: In July, for instance, the Hungarian Prime Minister, Victor Orbán, compared immigration to a “poison.”]

“Migrants report being attacked at the border”

What’s worrying is that he’s started a sort of fad. More and more groups are forming to ‘hunt’ migrants at the Serbian border. The idea of ‘self-defence,’ of taking up arms ‘against the invaders,’ is spreading, even if we’re still talking about a fairly small number of people.

Ásotthalom’s patrol is legal with regards to Hungarian law, and the men have the right to carry guns so long as they don’t fire them. The mayor is in total control of all the militia’s communications, so it’s hard to know too much about it – what it does with migrants after capturing them, for instance. We get reports from migrants attacked at the border, but we don’t know who’s behind these incidents. For the refugees, militiamen and uniformed police look alike, and this creates an even more confused atmosphere.

“There’s a fascination for his personality”

For us, the humanitarian workers, it’s impossible to work in this village. We’re not welcome there. The inhabitants don’t seem to care. On the contrary, the mayor is very popular. I think there’s a fascination for his personality. He ended up in Ásotthalom a bit randomly. Although he was born in the region, he started his political career in Budapest. Then he made this village his political showcase. He’s cultivating this image of a young man, surrounded by henchmen, who’s defending the border.” …

He’s also known for having founded the HVIM, the “Sixty-Four Counties Youth Movement,” a group that is nostalgic for the era of Greater Hungary – the territory of Hungary before World War I, which included parts or Romania, Croatia, and Serbia – and which marches alongside neo-Nazis.

Nazi mass murderer Himmler’s diaries discovered


This 2011 video is called Hitler‘s Henchmen – The Executioner – Heinrich Himmler.

From the BBC:

Himmler diaries found in Russia reveal daily Nazi horrors

9 hours ago

Chilling details have emerged about the daily life of Heinrich Himmler, the Nazi SS chief who sent millions of Jews to their deaths in the Holocaust.

The German tabloid Bild is serialising excerpts from Himmler’s wartime diaries, recently discovered in Russia.

One day, Himmler wrote, he had a massage before ordering the execution of 10 Poles. And he says he enjoyed a snack at Buchenwald concentration camp.

He also told the SS to train dogs that could “rip people apart” at Auschwitz.

Historians will publish the diaries in a book next year, with background notes.

Himmler was in Adolf Hitler’s elite circle, and had the official title “Reichsfuehrer SS“. He commanded the death squads who murdered Jews, Poles, Soviet prisoners-of-war, Roma and others categorised as “racially inferior”.

The diaries are being studied by the German Historical Institute Moscow. They cover the years 1938, 1943 and 1944 and were found at a Russian defence ministry archive in Podolsk, a town just south of Moscow.

Historians had earlier examined Himmler’s diaries from the years 1941, 1942 and 1945 – but they were unaware of the missing ones until recently.

The find is seen as highly significant and has been compared with the diaries of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

German researcher Matthias Uhl said he was struck by Himmler’s enormous concern for his elite SS, family and friends – while meticulously implementing mass murder.