A former Miss Hitler beauty pageant contestant has been jailed for three years for being part of a banned extreme right group.Alice Cutter entered the twisted competition under the name of The Buchenwald Princess a reference to a Second World War death camp, where 56,545 people were starved to death, executed or died of disease.
Robert MackeyDonateDonateIn 1938, Henry Ford accepted Nazi Germany''s highest honor for foreigners, The Grand Cross of the German Eagle, for his service to the Third Reich. The award was presented by two Nazi diplomats in Detroit, along with a personal message from Adolf Hitler. Photo: Associated Press FileIn 1938, Henry Ford accepted Nazi Germany''s highest honor for foreigners, The Grand Cross of the German Eagle, for his service to the Third Reich. The award was presented by two Nazi diplomats in Detroit, along with a personal message from Adolf Hitler. Photo: Associated Press FileTrump Hails Good Bloodlines of Henry Ford, Whose Anti Semitism Inspired HitlerRobert MackeyRobert MackeyMay 22 2020, 4:50 a.m.In 1938, Henry Ford accepted Nazi Germany''s highest honor for foreigners, The Grand Cross of the German Eagle, for his service to the Third Reich. The award was presented by two Nazi diplomats in Detroit, along with a personal message from Adolf Hitler. Photo: Associated Press FileIn 1938, Henry Ford accepted Nazi Germany''s highest honor for foreigners, The Grand Cross of the German Eagle, for his service to the Third Reich. The award was presented by two Nazi diplomats in Detroit, along with a personal message from Adolf Hitler. Photo: Associated Press FileDonald Trump;s campaign to change the subject from the coronavirus pandemic took a bizarre turn on Thursday, as the president paused during a speech at a Ford Motor Company plant in Michigan to praise the ;good bloodlines; of the family descended from the firm;s founder, Henry Ford, a notorious anti Semite and favorite of Adolf Hitler.In an apparent ad lib, Trump looked up from his prepared remarks #8212; which praised the firm for teaming up with General Electric to produce ventilators and face shields for medical workers #8212; to observe that Henry Ford ''s descendants, like the current chairman, Bill Ford, who had introduced the president, have "good blood. "
When Israel declared its independence as a sovereign state on May 14, 1948 it faced enemies on all fronts. A day later the forces of the Arab League, which included Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Transjordan, mobilized their sizable armies and invaded their smaller neighbor thus beginning the First Arab Israeli War. While nearly every one of the 600,000 Israelis now in their new homeland were ready to fight, one problem was that there wasn''t really a single fighting force. The new government instead called upon members of the older independence groups, notably the Haganah ("The Defense") to help fend off the invasion. Needed as much as fighters were weapons, and in a strange twist of fate mass amounts of World War II surplus firearms from Nazi Germany were thus sent to help ensure the future of a Jewish state. Following the Second World War Germany was defeated and more importantly disarmed. Much of the material, which include vast amounts of K98 Mauser rifles, Luger and P38 pistols, MG34 machine guns and other equipment was stockpiled in formerly occupied lands, notably Czechoslovakia. And here is where the other odd twist of fate happened, Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin provided the arms. Today it might seem odd that the Soviet Union would supply Israel with the weapons, given the close ties the country now has to the west, but it should be remembered that the Zionists who set up with communes in Palestine prior to World War II based these on the Soviet model. Moreover, the western democracies had mixed feelings about the creation of Israel and Stalin took advantage of this and hoped to spread communism into the Middle East from a new Jewish state. While he couldn''t openly provide the weapons, in 1947 Stalin allowed the Jewish agency to begin purchasing large amounts of arms and ammunition. The weapons couldn''t be of Soviet design or manufacture but there were vast amounts of those captured German weapons in the Soviet''s new client state of Czechoslovakia. The deal was handled via "Operation Balak," which involved several purchases of arms handled by Ominpol via a shadowy government holding company. The initial sale included dozens MG34 machine guns, 4,500 K98 rifles and more than 50 million rounds of ammunition all of which was smuggled in Palestine. An advantage of using the German rifles was the fact that the 7.92x57mm ammunition was produced by Czechoslovakia after the war and thus could still be supplied. The K98, which was one of the most widely issued bolt action rifles of the war and was carried by German conquerors across Europe, became the main battle rifle of the fledgling Jewish state. When it turned out that additional rifles were needed by Israel after Stalin''s support for Israel wavered, the new nation turned to the Belgian Fabrique Nationale (FN), which continued to manufacture new K98 rifles along with other weapons for the Israelis. After successfully winning its first war with its neighbors, Israel then began to develop its own arms industry, yet the K98s remained in use during the 1956 Suez Crisis, even as more modern weapons became available. Israel also maintained close ties with FN, and in 1955 it officially adopted the FN FAL and FALO rifles, while the K98 was relegated to training and seconding use until being removed from service only in the 1970s. Peter Suciu is a Michigan based writer who has contributed to more than four dozen magazines, newspapers and website. He is the author of several books on military headgear including A Gallery of Military Headdress, which is available on Amazon.com. View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2020 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
Deserted streets in Riyadh. One detractor compared Maram to Adolf Hitler and called for holding her to account over the proposal. Image Credit: Reuters Also in this package Meet Covid: The tiger born under quarantine in Mexico COVID 19: Happiness after China eases restrictions COVID 19: Hundreds of abandoned animals die at Pakistan pet markets COVID 19: Wuhan farmers struggle as crops wither from travel limits Cairo: Saudi actress Maram Abdul Aziz has sparked an outcry after she proposed using prisoners "instead of rats and monkeys" for testing new medicines."If it were up to me, I would not just imprison and waste food, drinking and rehabilitation for those arrested especially in cases related to security," the 35 year old said in a tweet. "I would turn them into a testing field for new medications even if the results were not guaranteed to punish them. Thus, the country would benefit from them. They should be used for testing instead of rats and monkeys that have done no harm to us," she added.
Michele de Nostredame, better known as Nostradamus, is believed by many to have predicted many world changing events. According to Nostradamus' followers, the 16th century mystic foretold the rise of Adolf Hitler in 1933 and the assassination of John F Kennedy in 1963.As the coronavirus sweeps across the planet, many have also claimed Nostradamus predicted the COVID 19 pandemic.
Jojo Rabbit looks at the life of a young, impressionable, German boy who believes his true calling is to fight for the Nazis and his best friend is Adolf Hitler. Taika Waititi s most recent film was able to create a sense of humor around an otherwise gut wrenching topic. The movie made me laugh; I felt guilty for laughing at first because it s about Nazi s training children to kill and a young Jewish girl hiding in an attic, but one can t help but laugh. It was so wrong, it was right. The comedy comes from over the top exaggeration and poking fun at the Nazi party during WWII. From having 10 year old use grenades to showing Hitler as a clueless imbicile, you learn to see a different perspective on Nazi propaganda.The almost love story between Jojo and the young girl in his attic, Elsa, starts when he begins to see her as a person that is Jewish, rather than his previously corrupt image of an Evil Jew. He slowly begins to forget about his goal and starts trying to create a lifelong relationship with Elsa. With a star studded cast including Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson, and Taika Waititi himself, the film is a slice of historical satire we didn t know we needed. Rockwell s and Johansson s characters show the softer side of war through their personal actions, which of course were always taken with a hint of comedy.
Key point: These special agents were the forerunners of the CIA. They played a very important role in fighting World War II.In utter silence, the saboteurs carefully wired their target for demolition. All knew even the slightest noise might alert sentries to their presence underneath the Occoquan Creek bridge in northern Virginia. Finally, with explosives and detonators in place, the team of infiltrators made their escape undetected by patrolling watchmen.
At 8 PM on the evening of Friday, July 13, 1934, German Reich Chancellor Adolf Hitler stepped to the speaker s lectern of the Reichstag in Berlin s Kroll Opera House to explain his murderous conduct during the recent Nazi Blood Purge against the top leadership cadre of the brownshirted SA Stormtroopers during the weekend of June 30 July 2, 1934.In front of him stood steel helmeted, armed SS troopers, and there were more placed strategically throughout the chamber, the first and only time such an event occurred throughout the 12 years of the Third Reich. Indeed, Hitler feared assassination from his own followers as a result of the national murder weekend, and rightly so, for some of the victims had been his most intimate followers, such as his SA Chief of Staff, Captain Ernst Rohm.
Salka Viertel was a recently naturalized American when Hitler ''s war began, having arrived from Berlin on a visitor visa in Hollywood with her husband during one of the earlier waves of emigrating filmmakers, in 1928. She became a proud and grateful U.S. citizen in February of 1939, only months before the official outbreak of war in Europe on Sept. 1 of that year. It was her very Europeanness that had alerted her early on to the growing conflagration across the Atlantic, well before Hitler took power in 1933. She had been raised in a well heeled Jewish family in a garrison town in Galicia called Sambor, on the fringes of the Austro Hungarian Empire, where she 'd been born in 1889. And she came of age as an actress on the stages of many European cities, most notably Weimar era Berlin. Long before the advent of National Socialism made anti Semitism official state policy in Germany, Salka Viertel was quite familiar with its lethal intentions. Thus after 1933 she was extra sympathetic to the attempts of the panicked human beings who began to launch themselves desperately, in any way they could, toward the possibility of safety in America.An estimated ten thousand refugees from Germany and Austria settled in greater Los Angeles between 1933 and 1941, a significant part of ”the most complete migration of artists and intellectuals in European history ” up to that time, according to California historian Kevin Starr. Members of Salka Viertel ''s own family were among those refugees, as were hundreds of her friends and many more strangers. In Santa Monica, she made it her mission to provide a refuge for them in her own home and to absorb them into her social and professional network, all to help them survive in a wholly unfamiliar new world.
Politics20 hours agoGuwahati: Voicing his strong opposition against the amended Citizenship Act, former Assam chief minister and senior AGP leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Sunday said India is moving in the same direction as that of "Hitler ''s Nazi Germany ".
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IT TOOK TERRENCE MALICK 30 years to become one of the most revered American arthouse film makers, and only eight to become a punchline. After reaching the apex of his career with The Tree Of Life (2011), winner of the Palme d Or and considered by many critics one of the finest movies of this decade, Mr Malick veered into a flighty, experimental phase. He shot a loose trilogy To The Wonder (2012), Knight Of Cups (2015) and Song To Song (2017) across overlapping schedules, with no script, amassing hundreds of hours of footage. Those films depicted ponderous soul quests, held together with clunky voiceovers; they alienated all but his most diehard fans. In a rare public appearance in 2016 Mr Malick confessed that the relative cheapness of digital technology had made him indulgent on these projects.Now he is back with A Hidden Life , a biopic of Franz J gerst tter, an Austrian farmer who refused to pledge an oath of loyalty to Hitler during the second world war. (The title comes from George Eliot s Middlemarch , praising the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs .) The film s historical weight, straightforward narrative and modern day resonance give the director a courage of conviction absent from his last few efforts. Mr Malick uses a familiar pastoral setting to expand on a key theme of his work: what it means to live a good, moral and harmonious life in a time of conflict.
Parallels with Hitler Germany cited Trinamul Congress and Congress leaders, opposing the grant of citizenship by religion, on Wednesday sought to draw a parallel between the Narendra Modi government and Germany under the Nazis.
He came under shell fire from the Nazis, and survived the Battle of the Bulge before taking part in the Allies victory parade in Berlin in 1945. And now this battered 4ft bear has added to his remarkable Second World War history by fetching 4,000 at auction 10 times the expected price.
All over the world, far right ideologies have returned to the fore of public conversation with a terrible insistency. This resurgence can be linked to a troubling global rise in the sale of Nazi memorabilia, some of which has fetched huge prizes at auction: in January of this year, Hitler s bunker telephone sold for $243,000. Some houses, like Christie s and Sotheby s, have altogether banned the sale of Nazi items, but others persist, suggesting that some kind of industry wide intervention may be needed. On Monday, intervention came in the form of a Lebanese born Swiss real estate mogul named Abdallah Chatila, who told the Associated Press he had purchased Hitler s top hat, a silver plated edition of Mein Kampf and additional Nazi memorabilia at an auction in Munich last week with the intention of destroying them. Chatila, who said he paid $660,000 for the items in question, reportedly decided to make the purchase after reading about objections to the Hermann Historica auction written by Jewish groups. Instead of destroying the memorabilia as he had originally intended, he instead has decided to send the items directly to the Keren Hayesod United Israel Appeal group. I wanted to make sure that these pieces wouldn t fall into bad hands, to the wrong side of the story, so I decided to buy them, Chatila told the AP. I have no direct interest whatsoever, I just thought it was the right thing to do.
Key point: Thanks to the introduction of better fighters and the use of aggressive, realistic offensive fighter doctrines, American airmen attained not the air superiority they sought, but total air supremacy over the whole of western Europe. The popular conception of the struggle in the air over northern Europe during World War II is of squadrons of sleek fighters racing over the German heartland to protect contrailed streams of lumbering bombers stretching beyond sight. This is as it was during the second half of America s air war against Germany, but it was as far from the truth as it is possible to get at the start of that great aerial crusade. It took until late 1943 nearly two years after the United States entered World War II before the United Kingdom based Eighth Air Force mounted strategically significant bombing missions against targets in occupied northern Europe. The fault for this lay partly in the availability and slow development of the equipment, but it is also a fact that the two men at the top of the Eighth Air Force command structure stubbornly clung to old and discredited theories that stunted the effectiveness of the strategic bombing effort and cost thousands of their countrymen their freedom or their lives. In the beginning, the fighter was a short legged creature whose role of protecting the bombers was eclipsed by its role of guarding friendly territory and installations. The difference, which is crucial, was the product of technology range and the power of aircraft engines and intellect. Until late 1943, surprisingly late in the war, the use of the fighter as an offensive weapon was stunted by the defensive mind set of the pursuit acolytes of the interwar decades. The pursuit airplane had evolved over the fixed battlefields of Western Europe during World War I. Pursuit aircraft had been developed to prevent enemy reconnaissance airplanes from overflying friendly lines and to protect friendly observation airplanes from enemy pursuits while the observers overflew enemy lines. The pursuit was conceived as a tactical and a defensive weapon, and it was limited to these roles both by conception and by the technologies of the day. The Army Air Corps Between the world wars, the development of American pursuit aircraft was hobbled by budgetary restrictions that for many years slowed or obviated altogether the creation of new technologies or even methodical experimentation with new tactics. The U.S. Marine Corps did advance the use of the single engine pursuit as a nascent close support weapon to bolster the infantry, but the interests of various intra Army constituencies prevented similar advances in what had come to be called the Army Air Corps. To the degree that it developed at all, the Air Corps saw increasingly heavy and longer ranged bombers in its future. And, as the limited available research and development dollars were expended on speedier bombers, the pursuits of the day were increasingly outranged and outrun. Inevitably, American bombers of the late 1930s were designed to be self defending because they could fly much farther and at least somewhat faster than could the pursuits of the day. The pursuits, which were being developed at a much slower pace, were relegated to a point defense role guarding cities, industrial targets, and air bases. When World War II began, the Air Corps shortly to be renamed the Army Air Forces was divided into two distinct combat arms, fighters and bombers. And, by virtue of the fighter s stunted development, there appeared little chance that the two would spend much time working together. As soon as the Army Air Corps was pulled into World War II it became focused on the defense of American coastal cities, several Caribbean islands, bases in Greenland and Iceland, and on the strategically indispensable Panama Canal. There were few airplanes of any type to devote to these defensive missions, and those that were deployed defensively also had to serve as on the job trainers for hundreds of the raw young pilots emerging from the Air Forces burgeoning flight schools. Through the first half of 1942, all of the very few pilots and airplanes that could be spared from the defense of the U.S. coasts and sea lanes were rushed to defend Australia and the South Pacific. Dozens of precious airplanes and pilots were lost in the pathetic defense of Java, in the Netherlands East Indies, and many more were lost in the early defensive battles around Port Moresby, New Guinea, but Army Air Forces training commands were able to catch up with combat and training losses as well as with the heavy burden imposed by the formation of new fighter, bomber, and other type groups. And better fighters with a higher probability of survival began to reach operational air groups. Committing to American Air Power Fortunately, the United States could afford to be a bit late off the mark in her war against Germany. German efforts in 1940 to bring Great Britain to her knees all had failed miserably and, by the end of 1941, the bulk of Germany s air and land forces were mired in a frightful war of attrition deep inside Russia. The British had the situation in northern Europe reasonably well in hand, though they would have collapsed had not vast infusions of weapons and supplies from the United States sustained them. British forces in Egypt and Libya were teetering on the edge of defeat, but there was little the United States would be able to do for many months to influence the outcome assuming the British held on that long. So, while the Army Air Forces devoted the bulk of its limited expendable resources to defensive measures against Japan, new air groups were created, and new and better combat aircraft began rolling off newly created assembly lines. Finally, in the spring of 1942, it was decided in high Army Air Forces circles to commit American air power to northern Europe. At first, the commitment would be little more than a meager show of force masking an advanced combat training program overseen by the Royal Air Force (RAF). Only later, when training bases and factories in the United States had caught up with the planning, would the U.S. Army Air Forces take on a strategic air campaign against the German industrial heartland. Brigadier General Ira Eaker arrived in England on February 20, 1942 to establish the headquarters of the new VIII Bomber Command. He opened his headquarters at High Wycombe, England on February 23, 1942, but the VIII Bomber Command had no combat airplanes to its name; they would not be available for several months. Rather, it fell to Eaker to argue with his British hosts in favor of an independent role for the forthcoming Army Air Forces in Europe. The RAF and the British government wanted America s commitment to the air war in Europe to be subordinate to or an adjunct of the British Theatre air war. The Americans, however, felt they deserved an independent role, and it was Eaker s job to win the British over to this viewpoint. The American notion was strongly bolstered in argument, at least by the fact that the Army Air Forces had developed over many years a theoretical strategic air doctrine that was quite different from the RAF s experience based strategic doctrine. The Americans favored and had equipped their bomber force to wage a precision daylight bombing campaign against industrial targets hundreds of miles inside enemy territory. The RAF was the only other air force in the world that had developed long range, four engine, heavy bombers, but its doctrine the result of bloody experiences early in the war favored area bombing at night. Doctrinal arguments aside, the British victims of the Nazi Blitz of 1940 1941 were less squeamish than their American Allies about bombing German civilians. Besides, the RAF had few long range heavy bombers to its name, and thus felt it needed to co opt the promised infusion of American heavies. For the time being, Eaker s arguments with the RAF hierarchy were moot. There would be no American air combat units in the United Kingdom for several months, and then there would not be enough of them to make a dent in Hitler s Fortress Europa for many more months. A Symbolic Commitment between Allies The first VIII Bomber Command unit to arrive in England on May 10, 1942 was the 97th Heavy Bombardment Group, which was equipped with Boeing B 17 Flying Fortress four engine heavy bombers. This was a symbolic commitment, for the 97th had been activated in February 1942 and thus had not had time to be adequately trained to fly combat missions over heavily defended European targets. It would be months before the 97th saw any live action. Around the time the 97th Heavy Bombardment Group became the first nominal combat unit to join Eaker s VIII Bomber Command, Brig. Gen. Frank Monk Hunter arrived in England to establish the headquarters of his VIII Fighter Command, also at High Wycombe. Unlike Eaker, Hunter, a rather flamboyant World War I ace, quickly came to terms with British beliefs and aspirations regarding the employment of forthcoming American fighter groups. The RAF had opted for powerful, short range, point defense fighters that could defend friendly air bases and attack nearby enemy air bases, and its doctrine appeared to have proven itself during the Battle of Britain and the Blitz. Hunter, who had spent most of his career arguing the point defense case for the U.S. Army s fighters, was eager to augment the British fighter plan. 1 2 3 4 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved