Germany

Ursula Haverbeck denied early release commonly given to all prisoners in Germany

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2019-12-13 13:03

Ursula Haverbeck at age 89, prior to being incarcerated in a German prison. She turned 91 in November.


By Carolyn Yeager

This is the bare-bones report published Dec. 12 by the Associated Press:

BERLIN (AP) — A German court decided Wednesday that a notorious 91-year-old neo-Nazi serving a two-year sentence for Holocaust denial shouldn't be released early.

Ursula Haverbeck was convicted of incitement by a court in the northern town of Verden in 2017 and started serving her sentence last year.

Outrage by usual suspects over anti-fascist organization losing its nonprofit status

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2019-11-27 13:34

A demonstrator carrying the VVN organization's flag with the red triangle symbolizing political prisoners, mainly communist, in front of the former Buchenwald concentration/internment camp entrance in Germany.


By Carolyn Yeager

THE LONG-RUNNING SCAM OF a “holocaust camp survivors organization” that dates back to 1945 may be coming to an end.

The Union of Persecutees of the Nazi Regime/Federation of Antifascists (VVN-BdA), is being denied its nonprofit tax benefits status by Berlin because it was cited as a left-wing extremist organization or group by the Bavarian state domestic intelligence agency. According to a report in Der Spiegel magazine, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz is keen to cut tax benefits for groups that try to influence political debate.

Jews in Germany “own” the people's only soldier's memorial day

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2019-11-17 11:31

Soldiers of the Israel Defense Force (enlarge) lay a wreath honoring Jewish victims 'of Germany' at a ceremony Sunday that at one time was meant to honor German soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. This epitomizes the travesty of a so-called "Free Democratic Germany."


By Carolyn Yeager

VOLKSTRAUERTAG TRANSLATES LITERALLY AS PEOPLE'S DAY OF MOURNING.

It originated in 1919 as a day of remembrance for victims of the First World War.

In 1934, the National Socialist government changed the name to “Heroes Remembrance Day,” with emphasis on the fallen German soldiers of the Great War.

After the end of the Second World War, under the rule of the enemy Jews and Communists as allowed and directed by the United States Eisenhower-led Occupation Control Council, the remembrance was expanded to include “victims of violence, terror and oppression, including victims of racism and xenophobia as well as refugees,” according to Deutsche Welle (dw.com).

Germany struggles to obtain needed raw materials for industry, handicrafts

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2019-11-08 22:20

From the Handbook for Schooling the Hitler Youth

Chapter Thirteen: The Soil as a Support for Industry (Handbook online is here)

The mountain ranges of central Germany contain most of the mineral deposits and other raw materials used for the industrial output of the nation.


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Just as the land gives man home and food, so also it supplies him the foundations of industrial life.

The distribution of minerals in Germany is to be explained in terms of their origin. Since they originate in part out of the interior of the earth, they can come to the surface only by breaking though the earths crust, as for example, by forming mountains. For this reason the presence of ores in Germany is confined primarily to the mountain ranges of central Germany. Even the minerals which originate from prehistoric, oceanic deposits are to be found mainly in central Germany, since these oceanic waters extended to the base of the mountain ranges.

National Socialist programs aim for German agricultural self-sufficiency

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2019-11-01 12:42

From the Handbook for Schooling the Hitler Youth

Chapter Twelve: The Soil as a Source of Food Supply (Handbook online is here)

Grapes for Mosel wine are grown along the banks of the Rhine in the state of Baden-Würtemberg in southwestern Germany today, just as they were in the 1930s.


The first necessity of all living things is food. From man's first day he must be fed by the gifts of earth, fruits of the field, and the flesh of animals. Vegetation and animal life are in turn dependent upon the nature of the soil and climate. The soil, which supplies food for a people, has therefore the greatest economic significance for men.

AfD is the big gainer in Thuringia election, doubling previous statewide vote

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2019-10-28 00:49

Björn Höcke, leader of the AfD Party, Thuringia, celebrates the impressive achievement in Sunday's election, doubling it's vote total from five years ago after being fiercely attacked by the media and the other parties.


By Carolyn Yeager

Alternative für Deutschland Thuringia went from 12.8% of the vote total five years ago to 23.4% on Sunday, with all districts reporting. No other party came close to such an advance. Merkel's CDU (Christian Democrats) was the biggest loser, down 11.7%, from the last election! It's pretty clear the AfD took their new voters away from the CDU.

Nearly 65% of the state's eligible voters cast ballots in Sunday's election compared to 53% five years ago.

A Folk Without Space

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2019-10-26 00:42

From the Handbook for Schooling the Hitler Youth

Chapter Eleven: Territory and Population (Handbook online is here)

Large German family after 1919 with insufficient living space.


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Before we consider the everlasting earthly foundations of our economic life we must investigate the relation of territory and population, the relation of population density and population distribution. For they are of decisive significance for the social and economic life of the German people. The soil cannot feed an indefinite number of persons. It cannot provide an indefinite number of possibilities for work. There is a limit to such possibilities, as soon as this limit is reached a people must win new territory if it does not wish to lower its whole standard of living.

The political misfortunes of the German Reich

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2019-10-20 21:52

From the Handbook for Schooling the Hitler Youth

Chapter Ten: The Political Area of the German Folk (Handbook online is here)

The Rhine, Danube (running West to East from the Rhine all the way to the Black Sea), and the Vistula were considered the life arteries of the historic German Reich.


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The boundaries of the German Reich - the political territory of our people – have experienced many changes since the beginning of German history. During periods of unity of political purpose, the frontiers of the state extended beyond the borders of the German population area. Periods of internal dissension and lack of unity, however, led to the involution of the state's territory behind the population area.

Germans brought culture in many forms to the East

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2019-10-13 13:08

From the Handbook for Schooling the Hitler Youth

Chapter Nine: The German Culture Area (Handbook online is here)

The 13th century Teutonic Order fortress in Marienburg, German Empire as seen in 1890. Constructed by the German Catholic religious order in what is today Malbork, Poland, it is a UN World Heritage site. (click to enlarge)


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The region influenced by German culture extends far beyond the boundaries of the German population area, far into the east of Europe. It comprises the territories of many non-Germans who, however, remained for centuries under the over-lordship of the Reich or belonged to that state of many peoples, Austria.

The German colonists flowed into the lands of eastern Europe in three great waves: the eastward migrations from the 11th to the 14th centuries inclusive; from the 17th and 18th  centuries; and of the 19th century. About four million Germans now live in the Germanic regions of eastern Europe as successors to these colonists [at the time of writing - approximately 1937 -cy].

The German population area in Europe since 2500 B.C.

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2019-10-06 15:44

From the Handbook for Schooling the Hitler Youth

Chapter Eight: The German Population Area (Handbook online is here)

German language area in 1910–11; the boundaries of states are in red.


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Our earliest forefathers were the Norsemen of the early stone age (2500-1800 B.C.). After the ice had worked its way back onto the mountains, the Norsemen descended into the western regions along the East Sea (Baltic Sea). For many thousands of years they dwelt in southern Sweden, in Denmark, and northern Germany.

The Norsemen developed a high agrarian culture. They knew husbandry, cattle raising and seafaring. They set up permanent monuments to their dead, dwelt in high gabled houses similar to our farmers today, formed vessels and tools out of wood, knew how to tan the finest leather out of animal hides. Their artistic sense was highly developed, showing itself clearly in beautiful stone weapons, the dagger and the battle axe.

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