WWII Revisionism

In Memoriam: Hans Krampe 1943-2014

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2014-12-22 12:47

Hans Krampe admired this City Hall in Nauen, East Germany, where he grew up, and wanted to use it as a picture representing himself. It was built around 1885.

It is with deep sadness that I learned only today that Hans Krampe, the gifted German emigre to British Columbia, Canada, has passed on. While he was with us, he was a force for uncompromising truth about Third Reich Germany and Germany's role in World War II.

Hans was a typical German liberal thinker who came upon the truth about his homeland late in life, which was probably a hard blow. I too didn't learn the truth until late in life and my reaction is to be very angry about it. We are angry about what was withheld from us, and have no patience with its continuance.

I believe I first came in contact with Hans through reading something by him at Arthur Topham's website, Radical Press. Arthur was a guest on one of my earlest The Heretics' Hour programs in March 2010:  http://carolynyeager.net/heretics-hour-interview-arthur-topham

Hans and Arthur were neighbors in Quesnel, BC and Hans had begun contributing, both editorially and financially, to a physical newspaper Arthur started in 1998. Hans and I began corresponding and he agreed to come on my radio program and tell about his interesting childhood history in East Germany. This is the program from March 21, 2011:  http://carolynyeager.net/heretics-hour-interview-hans-krampe