Neonazi appointed Ukrainian police chief


This video, by a usually pro-post 1914 Ukrainian government source, says about itself:

9 November 2014

Ukraine faces a potential PR disaster as a suspected member of a neo-Nazi group heads Kyiv police

In a highly disputed move Ukraine’s Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov has appointed a suspected member of a neo-Nazi paramilitary organization and deputy commander of the Azov battalion Vadim Troyan as the Kyiv police chief.

That was two years ago. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian government has decided that being the boss of just the Kyiv police was not enough power for this neonazi …

By James Tweedie in Britain:

Ukraine: Appointment of neonazi police chief sparks fury

Wednesday 16th November 2016

ANTI-FASCISTS condemned Ukraine’s appointment of a neonazi militant as acting national police chief yesterday.

Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov named Vadim Troyan as head of the national police force on Monday after his predecessor Khatiya Dekanoidze resigned over MPs’ interference in her efforts to clean up corruption.

Mr Troyan was appointed Kiev’s chief of police in November 2014.

Before that, he was was deputy commander of the neonazi Azov Battalion and an active member of the fascist Patriot of Ukraine.

Several websites reported this year that Mr Troyan had organised surveillance of journalist Pavel Sheremet before his assassination in a car bombing on July 20.

Ms Dekanoidze was one of several former Georgian government officials given senior posts in the Kiev regime that came to power in the 2014 Maidan Square coup.

Alex Gordon of Solidarity with the Anti-fascist Resistance in the Ukraine (Saru) said his British-based campaign’s warnings that the Western-backed Kiev regime “would increasingly depend on neonazis to maintain its power” had been vindicated.

“Now Vadim Troyan has been installed as head of Ukraine’s national police force, we have a corrupt, Nato-backed state in Europe with self-declared, open neonazis in charge of internal security,” he stressed.

He said all supporters of democracy should urge the British government to withdraw training support for Kiev’s armed forces and stop “propping up this corrupt oligarchic state alongside open neonazis such as Troyan.”

Hitler’s Holocaust in the Soviet Union, Berlin exhibition


This video says about itself:

Germany: Steinmeier opens exhibit on Nazi Germany’s ‘forgotten’ Soviet Union holocaust

27 September 2016

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier opened an exhibition titled “Mass shootings, the Holocaust from the Baltic to the Black Sea 1941-1944″ in the Topography of Terror museum, in Berlin, on Tuesday.

By Verena Nees in Germany:

Berlin exhibition—“Mass Shootings: The Holocaust from the Baltic to the Black Sea 1941-1944”

28 October 2016

Mass Shootings: The Holocaust from the Baltic to the Black Sea 1941–1944, September 28, 2016–March 17, 2017

A small, but nonetheless very significant exhibition—75 years after the invasion of the Soviet Union and the massacre of thousands of Jews at Babi Yar in Ukraine—is currently on display at the Berlin Documentation Centre, a history museum in Berlin located on the site where the Gestapo and SS had their headquarters from 1933 to 1945. The Documentation Centre displays documents, photos, videos and audio exhibitions related to the Nazi crimes.

The exhibition, “Mass Shootings: The Holocaust from the Baltic to the Black Sea 1941–44,” draws attention to the little known fact that shortly after the invasion of the Soviet Union by the German military on June 22, 1941, Nazi paramilitary death squads collaborated with the military and police in a systematic campaign of mass shootings of Jews, other civilians and Soviet Red Army members. The commanders later introduced the use of special vehicles for gassing victims so as to spare the soldiers the images of screaming women and children.

One feature of the Second World War that generally goes unexamined is the fact that of the 6 million Jews who were exterminated, more than 2 million died in the Soviet Union as a result of such mass executions and not in concentration camps.

The visitor in Berlin stands shocked and shaken in front of a map near the entrance to the exhibition. The Babi Yar massacre of September 29–30, 1941, in which 34,000 Jews from Kiev in Ukraine were killed, is notorious. But the sheer scale of the mass shootings marked on the map by black points is less well known.

Some 570 locations are marked on the map on territory that stretches from Riga in Latvia to the Black Sea. In this area, according to current research, there were 1.5 million victims. As a text explains, the black points only count the towns, cities and villages where at least 500 Jewish women, children and men were shot. In addition, there were many crime scenes where non-Jews were massacred: Communist officials, Roma, or patients of psychiatric institutions. There were also a great number of massacres with smaller victim totals that remain to be examined sufficiently by researchers.

The documents at the Berlin exhibition include shocking pictures of the mass shootings at Babi Yar and other locations, which were taken secretly by Wehrmacht [German military] soldiers and not handed in to the commanders in violation of orders. There are also operational reports from the heads of various army units, which detail the numbers shot, and documents from legal proceedings after the war, in which many of the convicted commanders of the Wehrmacht units were rapidly set free. The German army’s participation in the mass shootings was kept quiet for years.

A large portion of the exhibition treats the destruction of the Jewish community of Mizocz in the western Soviet border area of Volhynia (which today straddles Poland, Ukraine and Belarus). The Polish section of Volhynia, which includes the small town of Mizocz, was given to the Soviet Union in the secret protocol of the Stalin-Hitler pact in 1939. In Volhynia alone, some 160,000 Jews were murdered between May and December 1942.

With its timeline of events in Mizocz, the exhibition gives the mass shootings a face. Photos from the period prior to 1941 show a Catholic kindergarten; women taking a walk; a sugar factory, in the vicinity of which the mass shootings occurred in October 1942; pictures from family albums; members of the Socialist-Zionist youth association Gordonia with a sign reading “Workers’ Group.”

Executions in the forest, public executions and finally the brutal mass shooting in October 1942, in which all 1,500 Jewish men, women and children lost their lives, are all documented. A gendarme’s post captured the shooting in photos. The rescue efforts of one Gräbe, a leading engineer in the firm of Josef Jung that employed many Jewish forced labourers, are documented, as is the formation of a youth resistance group in September 1942, which armed itself with axes, knives and iron bars.

In addition, the “Mass Shootings” exhibition makes clear the central role played by the Ukrainian Resistance Army (UPA) in the persecution of the Jews. It was the UPA that drove the Jews out of Mizocz to the trenches. In the subsequent period, members of the UPA, who are celebrated today by Ukrainian fascists as heroes, hunted down Jews who survived.

The Berlin exhibition, however, is not limited to documenting the horror. It makes clear that the mass shootings were not the result of excesses by one or several commanders, but rather the outcome of a policy deliberately pursued by the Nazi leadership.

Prominent place is given to a June 6, 1941 order. More than two weeks before the beginning of Operation Barbarossa [the invasion of the USSR by the German military], it was issued by the Wehrmacht leadership and ordered that all political commissars in the Red Army be “in principle eliminated immediately.”

“It cannot be expected that in the struggle against Bolshevism, the enemy will behave according to the standards of humanity or international law,” the order of the OKW (supreme command of the Wehrmacht), which was signed by Alfred Jodl, declared by way of justification. “Leniency and the respecting of international law when dealing with these elements” would therefore be wrong, and further, “The originators of the barbaric-Asiatic methods of combat are the political commissars. Therefore, all ruthlessness must be used immediately and without restraint.”

On July 2, 1941, the chief of the security police and the SD [SS intelligence agency], Reinhard Heydrich, issued an order to the leading SS and police commanders, “All officials of the Comintern, (as well as all professional communist politicians) are to be executed; the middle and radical officials of the party, the central committees of regional party organisations; people’s commissars; Jews in the party and state positions; other radical elements (saboteurs, propagandists, snipers, attackers, agitators and so forth.)”

Two things become clear as a result. First, the central goal from the outset was to exterminate the “Jewish-Bolshevik” leadership of the Soviet Union. Hitler hated the Jews above all because they had played an important role in the October Revolution and the workers movement. A left-wing journalist during the Weimar Republic, Konrad Heiden, summarised this point, “Not Rothschild the capitalist, but Karl Marx the socialist provoked Adolf Hitler’s anti-Semitism.” (Konrad Heiden, Der Fuehrer, 1944, p. 58)

Second, the war against the Soviet Union, unlike the war in the West, was planned as a war of annihilation. This was underscored by the opening lecture of the current Berlin exhibition titled “Barbarossa: strategic planning and political decisions, June 1940–June 1941,” delivered by the Freiburg-based historian Ulrich Herbert. Already in July 1940, less than a year after the Hitler-Stalin pact, Hitler informed the army leadership of his decision “to eliminate Russia.”

Herbert noted that under the slogan “Lebensraum [living space] in the east,” Hitler intended to conquer colonial territory for German big business to exploit raw materials and create space for settlement and the securing of foodstuffs. To this end, long before the beginning of the war, SS leader Heinrich Himmler requested a group of academics at Berlin University, led by agricultural scientist Konrad Meyer, to prepare the Generalplan Ost [General Plan East]. It envisioned the conquered territories to be free of people, thus requiring the extermination or deportation of the existing population.

Herbert rejects the claim by the German revisionist [amateur] historian Ernst Nolte in the 1980s that the Nazi war of annihilation was a preventive strike and an “understandable reaction” to the violence of the Bolsheviks, which triggered the famous “historians’ dispute.”

Stalin’s terror in the late 1930s directed against the Bolshevik leaders of the October Revolution, which also virtually decapitated the Red Army, played into Hitler’s hands. When the Wehrmacht invaded, the Soviet Army was taken by surprise and suffered severe losses. The numbers of dead in the USSR, 27 million in total, including 14 million civilians, speak for themselves.

Nolte justified his position in words almost identical to those of the Nazis’ “commissar” order: “Did Hitler perhaps carry out an Asiatic act because they and others like them feared becoming potential or real victims of an Asiatic act?” (Ernst Nolte, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, “The Past That Will Not Pass”, June 6, 1986)

Today, this historical revisionism in Germany is being revived and intensified by the occupant of the chair of Eastern European history at Humboldt University, Professor Jörg Baberowski. In his books Scorched Earth: Stalin’s Reign of Terror and Spaces of Violence, he attacked the “mass violence” of the “Bolsheviks,” which allegedly laid the basis for the acts of violence by the Wehrmacht. In a 2007 publication, Baberowski went on to claim, “Stalin and his generals imposed a new type of war on the Wehrmacht, which no longer spared the civilian population.” Unlike Nolte, Baberowski removes the question mark.

The Berlin exhibition on “Mass Shootings” provides a stunning refutation of this historical falsification and demonstrates how similar it is to the propaganda of the Nazis themselves.

American nazi band not playing in Scotland


This video from the USA says about itself:

Teenage Sisters Singing: Neo-Nazi Beliefs Have Changed as These Two Girls Grew Up

20 July 2011

Two girls who used to play in a neo-Nazi band explain what drove them to change. For more, click here.

By Zoe Streatfield in Britain:

People power forces neonazis to cancel gig

Tuesday 18th October 2016

ANTI-RACIST campaigners claimed victory yesterday after a neonazi concert due to be held in Scotland later this month was cancelled.

US white power band Bound for Glory were booked to perform in Falkirk this Saturday but cancelled the gig due to fears that anti-racist activists would target the event.

The cancellation was announced on Sunday by organiser Vicky Pearson, who said the concert had to be called off due to a combination of adverse media attention, the likelihood that the US band members would be refused entry into Britain and fears that the venue would pull out.

A spokesman for anti-racist and anti-fascist campaign group Hope not Hate said: “While obviously we will remain vigilant to ensure that she [Ms Pearson] is true to her word, we can celebrate a huge victory for people power.”

Labour MSP Neil Findlay, who also pushed for the gig’s cancellation said: “This is really good news — groups like this have no other purpose than to spread division and hate.

“We must always to be vigilant to ensure they don’t play in any of our communities.”

More than 1,700 people contacted their MPs and MSPs over the weekend expressing their disgust at the event.

However, more than 500 tickets had been sold for what was believed to be the biggest-ever white supremacist gig in Scotland.

Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson had pledged to write to Westminister Home Secretary Amber Rudd recommending that she refuse the entry of the band to Britain.

Mr Matheson said: “There is no place for hatred of this kind in Scotland.”

Last week The Washington Post published a story about Derek Black, son of Don Black, the founder of the white nationalist website Stormfront. The story is about a boy who grew up taught to hate other races and religions. He became a leader for his family’s cause. Then he went to college, and everything changed. Eli Saslow, the reporter, tells Derek Black’s story with an empathetic eye. We spoke to Saslow about this story by phone on Thursday. This interview has been condensed and edited: here.

Big Pharma, ex(?)-nazi doctors, abused healthy German orphans as guinea pigs


This video says about itself:

5 Most Evil Nazi Human Experiments

28 June 2015

Nazi human experimentation or nazi medical experiments was a series of medical experiments on large numbers of prisoners (including children), largely Jews from across Europe, but also Romani, Sinti, ethnic Poles, Soviet POWs and disabled Germans, by Nazi Germany in its concentration camps mainly in the early 1940s, during World War II and the Holocaust.

During World War II, a number of German physicians conducted painful and often deadly experiments on thousands of concentration camp prisoners without their consent.

Prisoners were forced into participating; they did not willingly volunteer and no consent was given for the procedures. Typically, the experiments resulted in death, trauma, disfigurement or permanent disability, and as such are considered as examples of medical torture.

After the war, these crimes were tried at what became known as the Doctors’ Trial, and revulsion at the abuses perpetrated led to the development of the Nuremberg Code of medical ethics.

Now, from Hitler’s Third Reich to the time after it.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Drugs tested on healthy German orphans

Today, 14:16

In German orphanages widespread drug trials were conducted on children. Research has shown that hundreds, perhaps thousands of orphans have been administered drugs while they were not sick.

The tests took place from 1950 to 1975 in orphanages in the states of Schleswig-Holstein and North Rhine-Westphalia.

So, in what was then the German Federal Republic (West Germany). Maybe in West German state Bremen as well. See also here.

It is mainly about vaccines and psychotropic drugs which at that time really only were prescribed to mentally severely ill patients. Researcher Sylvia Wagner in pharmaceutical journals of that time found evidence for at least 50 of such experiments.

Smallpox vaccine

It these journals was written openly about drugs that were given to the children. “A realization that what they did was wrong, seems not to have existed,” says Wagner.

In an orphanage in Düsseldorf for example, a smallpox vaccine was tested in 1954 on at least 50 children who were younger than 2 years. After the test, the children got painful bone marrow aspirates to see what the vaccine had done. The vaccine was found to have damaged their bone marrow severely.

There was also the Dipiperon medication in a psychiatric hospital in the form of juice for at least thirty children.

That Dipiperon was made and supplied by the Janssen corporation.

According to Wagner these surely were experiments, not treatment. “That on such a large scale children suffered from such serious illnesses that they needed these drugs is unlikely.”

How many victims there are exactly is unclear. Many of the children do not know they have been guinea pigs. The German broadcaster WDR spoke with a victim who remembers the experiments. He still suffers from them and takes antidepressants.

He had then realized that something was amiss. “The first time you swallow the pill just like that, but then, if you find that it is not good for you, you, as a child, revolt. You try to refuse, but that really was not an option.”

It turned out in Ms Wagner’s research that the doctors in these post-1950 experiments in the ‘democratic’ German Federal Republic had often been nazi party members during Hitler’s rule and had committed crimes against humanity then. According to Ms Wagner, p. 28, part of the money for the experiments came from the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung. Fritz Thyssen had been one of the first Big Businessmen to finance Hitler, already in 1923. When in 1945, Hitler’s Third Reich was almost finished, a scion of the Thyssen dynasty was hostess to an ‘entertaining’ massacre of Jews.

Sylvia Wagner writes (her summary, pp. 46-47):

Summary

In the years from 1950 to about 1975, beside the medicine study in the Neu-Düsselthal orphanage, which according to the final report of the RTH was the only known experiment so far, there were on a much larger scale experiments on German children and adolescents in homes in the Federal Republic of Germany. Eg, vaccines, psychopharmaceuticals and libido inhibiting drugs were tested.

To some extent, government agencies and institutions were at least by their knowledge of the experiments, by their consent (eg, polio vaccination in West Berlin in 1960, chlorprothixene in Neu-Düsselthal in 1966) and in one case even by commissioning by the Federal Health Authority (smallpox vaccination 1954) co-responsible for the experiments. In addition, often the responsible doctors and officials used to be high level Nazi officials. …

With the orphanage children who, as inmates of a “total institution”, had no possibility to represent themselves, or have themselves represented, to the outside world, a “vulnerable” group was added to the experiments. This chapter of the history of the orphanages is another act of violence against children living there, which has so far not received attention and opens up a new perspective on the theme.

American neonazis in Scotland


No nazi gig in Scotland

By Peter Lazenby and Zoe Streatfield:

Rudd urged to block visit by US nazi band

Saturday 15th October 2016

Anti-racists fear violence at Edinburgh gig

ANTI-RACIST group Hope Not Hate has called on Home Secretary Amber Rudd to ban a US neonazi rock band from entering Britain for a concert.

White power band Bound for Glory (BFG) is due to play in Edinburgh next Saturday and it is feared that hundreds of neonazis will attend, mainly from outside Scotland.

The group has organised an online petition, sent a letter to Ms Rudd and urged the Scottish government to ban the concert.

Hope Not Hate director Nick Lowles warned: “This will be the largest white power concert ever to take place in Scotland.”

A neonazi concert in Cambridgeshire last month was attended by 600 fascists.

Bound for Glory were refused entry to Britain in the 1990s, with the lead singer blaming “the Jewish-controlled government.”

Mr Lowles said: “Most of those attending the BFG gig will be from England and Germany, with as few as 100
people actually coming from Scotland.

“This means that over 400 nazis will be staying in the city and, with the movement’s history of violence, this is a clear threat to the diverse communities of Edinburgh.”

He said the concert was being organised by London-based Vicky Pearson — who has been involved in the Blood and Honour neonazi music scene — and her Scottish-based boyfriend Thomas Stenhouse.

Volunteers running the Morning Star’s weekly sales stall in Glasgow are regularly confronted by neonazis shouting “Sieg heil.”

Volunteer Tommy Morrison said: “Sometimes they are mob-handed. They try to cause trouble and cause fights.”

He appealed for more volunteers to staff the stall.

Regular volunteer and Communist Party member Keith Stoddart, a pensioner, chased off a fascist last Saturday.

“A young guy from National Action ran up to the stall and grabbed a flag and ran away.

“I ran after him — the guy stopped, gave a nazi salute, and shouted ‘Race traitors’ and ran off.

“I wanted to engage with him and explain how fascist and racist beliefs damage our communities, not just get the flag back.”

‘German neonazis murdered nine-year-old girl’


Neonazi Uwe Böhnhardt and the murdered girl Peggy, EPA photo

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Neo-Nazis also possibly killed nine-year-old German girl

A German neo-Nazi trio, held responsible for at least ten racist murders, is possibly also behind the murder of a girl of 9 years of age. Remains of the child’s corpse were found this summer, and now it appears that there are DNA traces of Uwe Bönhardt on them, German media report.

Bönhardt committed suicide in 2011, together with the second member of the trio of the Nationalzozialistischer Untergrund (NSU) Uwe Mundlos. The third member Beate Zschäpe, is in jail and on trial.

The NSU is now also linked to the murder of the 9-year-old girl. She disappeared in May 2001 in the city of Lichtenberg (Bavaria). A mushroom collector found this summer remains of her body in a forest.

For the murder of the girl a man was convicted, but that verdict was overturned in 2014 because of errors in the trial.

German police also claimed for years that the NSU murders of Turkish and Greek immigrants were supposedly not by racists, but because of conflicts between Mediterranean countries’ criminal gangs.

The murders by Böhnhardt, Mundlos and Zschäpe were only a small minority of the total murders by German neonazis.

Did the NSU murder still more children? Here.

Austrian nazi murder threats against presidential candidate


Nazi death threat to Van der Bellen tweet

This picture shows a Twitter message by an Austrian neonazi. The number 88 in his Twitter name stands for twice the eighth letter in the alphabet=HH=Heil Hitler. Its (bad) German says, translated:

I will shoot Van der Bellen, so that his body will have as many holes as a golf course, and he will fall down in the grass. That will mean one fucker less.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Austrian presidential candidate gets death threats from neonazi

Today, 13:25

The Austrian presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen is getting permanent police protection after a threat by the extreme right. On Twitter a man threatens to “shoot as many holes into him as in a golf course.” Van der Bellen is now permanently protected by three policemen.

The threat comes from a relatively new Twitter account with a picture of a man with swastika tattoos. On that account are several tweets in which Van der Bellen is attacked.

The Ministry of the Interior takes the threat very seriously. The police has started an investigation and has asked Twitter to block the account. …

On December 4, Austrians will go for the second time this year to the polls to elect a president. In May, the leftist Van der Bellen

Van der Bellen should be called centrist rather than leftist. He used to be active on the right wing of the Green party, but is not a member anymore.

beat with a very small difference the candidate of the right-wing populist FPÖ party

Journalists should learn to limit the use of the label ‘populist’ to the late nineteenth century-early twentieth century left-wing United States farmers’ movement of that name. Today, it is a vague term of abuse; often, by journalists too cowardly to call neo-fascist parties like the NPD in Germany, National Front in France, Golden Dawn in Greece, or FPÖ in Austria, ‘neo-fascist’.

, Norbert Hofer. Also in the run-up to that polling day Van der Bellen was threatened regularly.

The result, a narrow victory for Van der Bellen, was declared invalid because of irregularities. Last month, the new election’s date was moved because the adhesive strips of the envelopes for the postal voters were not really adhesive.

Another neonazi threatened to murder Van der Bellen not with a gun, but with knives.