– Nazi-Tysklands död 1944–1947
By Thomas Goodrich
Translated by Ann-Britt Axelsdotter
Pia Hellertz – october 2017
I’ve read Thomas Goodrich’s extremely revealing book HELLSTORM – The death of Nazi Germany 1944-1947. It describes in detail the allies’ terrible attacks on the German people in conjuction with Russia, toward the end of the war and after WWII. Its time for the German people who have lived with the guilt for over seven decades, to lift the veil on their own holocaust and get long deserved recognition for their own trauma and suffering.
Right now I am dreaming of a Truth tribunal, a tribunal for the German peoples’ rehabilitation, where all facts are allowed to be scrutinised openly, where the German people get a public apology from the USA, Great Britian, France and Russia. I am aware that such admission would have fatal consequences for the ”Holocaust industry” (Finkelstein, 2001), where the ”Holocaust myth”, according to Norman Finkelstein, represents a lucrative source of income for certain interests, such as Jewish organizations, the alleged survivors and their children and grandchildren, as well as the state of Israel itself. Germany has been forced to pay enormous amounts of compensation throughout the years.
Thomas Goodrich has done a tremendous amount of research work, which forms the basis of the terrible revelations he writes about. To me, the book became a shock awakening from the 50-year-old indoctrination and disinformation through school and mass media, which first started in the 1970’s. I am ashamed when on occasions I fell into the trap of stereotyping Germans as obstinate, or headstrong and thought: ”Typical German!” I apologise, I should have understood them better … I myself was a victim, a victim, like most others, for the myth and lies perpetrated by political intersts after WWII.
Who is the author?
Thomas Goodrich’s birth name is Michael Thomas Schoenlein. He has German, French and Italian roots, according to Metapedia, who describes him as a vegetarian, an animal rights activist, as well as an ”undaunted tree hugger.” He is also a devoted cyclist.
In a very open interview, Goodrich describes what made him write the book. He also tells that no publisher would print it, except for a small university publisher, but the director who approved the publication was fired and the script was kept on a shelf for 10 years. Before Hellstorm, Goodrich had written several books and has been a well-educated and often reviewed author. It all ended after Hellstorm. On the other hand, he received a tumultuous reception by the alternative media. In the interview, Goodrich describes how he managed to have the mental strength to write about the atrocities. I quote some of his replies in my translation:
”Through all research and the process of writing Hellstorm, I realized that the world was a much more terrible place than I had imagined even in my wildest dreams. I’m not the same person after writing this book. I heard the scream from the girls slaughtered by the Jewish commissars in Neustettin. I heard the scream from those who were burned to death in Hamburg and all other German cities (sic. referring to the phosphorus bombs dropped by the British RAF). From my own childhood experiences of being sexually abused, I was able to sense that filthy saltiness in my mouth when the German POW’s in Eisenhower’s death camp drank their own urine to avoid dying of thirst. I could vomit with the women who had to kiss and fondle the rotten corpses in the Jewish torture prisons in Poland. While I learned to fear a lot in this world, I learned to hate from every tiny molecule in my body. … Certainly, researching and writing a book like Hellstorm is not good for one’s physical, or mental health. But it had its advantages. Now I realize that our Jewish enemy not only wants to kill us, but also that an unthinkable torture is part of our future. The Germans just happened to be the most accessible and easy to destroy at that time. Now the plan is to commit a complete and total genocide against the white race. The more you examine it, the more obvious this murder plan becomes. I refuse to ignore the evidence that lies in front of my eyes”.
Thomas Goodrich refers to a variety of sources and references, such as diaries, letters and written wittness reports, presented in an almost seven-page long reference list and he has also provided very accurate footnotes throughout his book. Mr Goodrich also did personal interviews with a number of survivors.
The book has recently and for the first time, been translated by Ann-Britt Axelsdotter, a Swedish volunteer, and she has done an excellent job with it. When I was proof reading Ann-Britt’s work during her translation, I could sense that the same way as Goodrich, she was able to embed herself into the destiny of the suffering Germans and thereby experience, understand, and describe their plight, using the appropriate Swedish expressions. This heroic translation will definitely be of great value for Swedish people to finally get a balanced insight into what actually happened during World War II, in their own language. The victorious Americans, British, French and Russians, were far from the ”heroes” that their propaganda machine had been presenting to us for all these years since the conclusion of the war.
The Germans were shunned
Mr Goodrich states in his book that German authorities had sought independent inspections by neutral observers from such countries as Spain, Sweden and Switzerland to witness and document the bloodbaths perpetrated on the German people. All such requests for observers were met with silence, says the author (p. 4).
The Jewish power
It was the American Jews who hated Hitler’s sanctions the most. They spread rumour after rumour about the persecution of Jews, including the false rumour of ”extinction” of German jewry. A German soldier later writes ”When you see what the Jews have done to Russia, you begin to understand why the Führer began his fight against Judaism” (p. 51).
In this context, I would like to mention the British science historian Nicholas Kollerstrom in his book Breaking the Spell – The Holocaust: Myth & Reality (2014) where he describes the pattern of expulsion of Jews from a multitude of European countries prior to Hitler wanting to deport them from Germany. From France in 1253, England in 1290, France again in 1306, Saxony in 1348, Hungary 1360, Belgium 1370, Slovakia 1380, Austria 1420, Netherlands 1444, Warsaw 1483, Spain 1492, Lithuania 1495, Poland 1498, Italy 1548, Bavaria 1551 , Prague 1557 and Bohemia 1744.1 Hitler’s Germany was thus far from being the first. But what was, or were the reasons, for these expulsions, I ask myself?
According to the Jewish writer Henry Makow (2014)2, it was because of the Jews viewing themselves as the ”chosen people of God,” and arising from this viewpoint, their supremacist attitude, that resulted in them being rejected by the native European populations. Jews, in fact, considered themselves as ”rulers”, and non-Jews, or ”goyim”, as cattle (according to their sacred scriptures of the Talmud3), who should serve their Jewish masters in the European people’s own homelands. Makow also refers to Pope Pius V., who explained the expulsion of the Jews as being due to their constant seduction of gullible people with their ”satanic illusions, charms, magic tricks, and witchcraft”, contrary to Christian values.
It is also welknown today, that most of those behind the Russian Revolution, as well as the leading dignitaries of the Soviet politbureau, were Jews, such as Lenin, Trotsky, and even Stalin. It was Adolf Hitler who realised that ”Jewish Bolshevism and Communism,” presented the greatest threat to European democracy and way of life and it became his and the German nation’s mission to prevent the bolshevik menace from overrunning Europe. The German soldiers who penetrated the Soviet Union saw first hand the Russian peoples’ misery, poverty and suffering (page 51) under the yoke of their jewish masters. They realized that the only way to prevent Germany from becoming a vassal state of communism under Jewish leadership was to fight against the communists to death.
Propaganda war against Germany
A huge propaganda war against Hitler and Nazi Germany was started by the jewish bolsheviks. Mr Goodrich brings to our attention some very telling contemporary jewish remarks about Germans . ”The German only has one political ideal. It starts from his fat neck, and his pale, watery eyes … He’s a pure killer. The idea of killing innocents gets this German’s countenance to shine … ” and so forth and so on (p. 6). An American jew, by the name of Theodore N Kaufman, wrote a book titled Germany Must Perish! (1941). In the book, Kaufman writes: When the war against Germany had been won, all German men and women will have to be sterilized. The American media were ”delighted” by Kaufman’s suggestion. Imagine the reaction, if a European made this statement about the Jews! Due to this constant anti-German propaganda, by the end of the war, as Goodrich reveals, Americans and Britons had no misgivings about killing either a Nazi soldier, or an innocent German child (page 7).
In February 1945, Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Josef Stalin met in Yalta on the Crimean Peninsula. All three had a pathological hatred of Hitler, Germans and Germany, but their hatred was for various reasons. Stalin’s hatred was about Germany being a political opponent. Goodrich describes Stalin’s paranoia and enormous cruelty. Among other things, he refers to the some 30 million Ukrainian farmers who were deliberately starved to death on Stalin and his jewish gangsters’ orders in the 1930’s, in what has come to be known as the Holodomor. ”Another 10-20 million people who refused collectivism, or were considered politically unreliable were sent to Siberia as a punishment” (p. 97). Being sent to the gulags meant inevitable death.
As we read about these things, there comes the realisation, that why do we always only hear about Hitler’s supposed cruelty towards Jewry, often in fanciful details – wheras Stalin’s horrible treatment of our fellow Christian Europeans is rarely mentioned in the mass media, and on those rare occasions when it is, it is in paasing and is heavily glossed over!
Goodrich tells us how Churchill and Roosevelt fought for Stalin’s interests and did everything to please him, while in return, Stalin despised Roosevelt (p. 99). One sign of Stalin’s contempt for the American president was to ”force the frail and terminally ill Roosevelt to travel halfway around the globe to attend the Yalta meeting.”
Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin at Yalta, these three gentlemen were the world’s most powerful men at the time. How would they be compared to today’s most powerful men? We learn more from Mr Goodrich’s book.
On May 7, 1945, the unconditional surrender was signed by Germany and the Third Reich ceased to exist (p. 253). On September 5, 1944, nine months before the end of the war, President Franklin Roosevelt officially approved the plan to eradicate Germany and its population from the map. The plan was drafted by Roosevelt’s State Secretary Henry Morgenthau and his assistant Harry Dexter White. Both were Jews. According to the program, Germany would be totally destroyed after the war and the population would be drastically reduced. The idea was to reduce the remaining German population to subsistence farming. It was estimated that within two generations Germany would cease to exist. (p. 7).
The hatred of the allies against the Germans were kindled to a fever pitch by the jewish media and their willing lackeys: ”Take everything from the Germans,” demanded the Czech president Edvard Benes. ”Leave them only a handkerchief to sob into!” (P. 259). ”You may kill Germans, it’s no sin,” cried a priest to a village mob, writes Goodrich.
The author Ilya Eherenburg, one of the most influential Jewish writers in the Soviet Union, addressed the soldiers of the Red Army who would confront German civilians during their advance into the German heartlands, as such: ”Oh, Glorious Soldiers of the Red Army! The Germans are not human beings … If you have not killed at least one German a day, you have wasted your day … kill the Germans – it’s your motherland’s request. Do not miss! Do not let through. Kill, kill, kill, you men of the Red Army, kill! No fascist is innocent, be he alive, do not fail!”
”Kill them all, men, old men, children and women, but only after you have had your fun with them” he incited through his flyers”. ”Kill. Nothing in Germany is innocent, no living, or not yet born.” Break down the pride of the German women. Take them as your legitimate booty. Kill, you brave soldiers of the victorious Soviet army.”
Meanwhile, most Germans had no idea what awaited them, and what had been spoken about them!(P. 9)
The bomb attacks against German cities meant that ancient cities and invaluable art and cultural treasures were completely destroyed. Recurring massive air attacks, including saturation fire bombings, destroyed everything. Over and over again, the aircraft returned and bombed everything in sight, nothing was spared, from historical buildings to people, including mothers and their children, the old and the infirm, and even refugees. It was anything but a war between soldiers. The architect behind these terror attacks were Arthur Harris, chief of the British Bomber Command.
He came to be called ”Bomber Harris”, and this genocidal criminal was rewarded for his mass-murderous rampage with his proud statue outside St Clement Danes Anglican church in the Westminster district of London.
The destruction that affected me the most was the phosphorus bombings against the ancient city of Dresden. Between February 13 and February 15, 1945, three months before the peace agreement, Dresden was bombed under eight raids by about two and a half thousand enemy planes. Everyone knew by then that Germany had already lost, so the bombing was meaningless from a strategical standpoint, other than to booster the ego of those who ordered it and of those who carried it out.
On February 13, an annual German event, the Fashing tradition was celebrated in Dresden. People dressed up in amazing costumes, and were visiting bars, theaters and restaurants to spend time and enjoy themselves for a few hours. Because of the war and its demoralising influence, the celebration had been abandoned more or less throughout Germany. But everyone was convinced that Dresden, this ”Paris on the Elbe”, which had one of the world’s largest collection of cultural treasures, would be spared and not attacked. But they were wrong. The allies struck with full force. There were no military targets here. Only women, children, refugees, and irreplacable cultural treasures.
Official figures of the dead reported by the allies were about 25,000. Credible reports by contemporary German officials, as well as a number of reputable historians however, put the number of deaths at up to half a million people. And those who died there, suffered a terrible fate: the phosphor bombs ensured that they were burned to death alive!
Piles with corpses in Dresden
Even when people were fleeing, British and US bomber planes flew around again at low altitude ”and slaughtered thousands” with high explosive bombs (p. 244).
Goodrich talks about Hitler’s mindset during the war. How he became increasingly despondent of what happened. Towards the end of the war, he and those closest to him, lived in the Bunker.
Goodrich describes life in the Bunker with the help of a number of sources, including officers who visited him. Hitler became more and more ”desperate”. ”Hitler was hardly more than a caricature of what he once was. I wondered how this could be possible, under six years, this idol for a whole generation of young people had become a human wreck,” says one of his officers who frequently visited Hitler (232). According to the same source, many of his confidants tried to persuade him to leave and fly away. His personal pilot, Hans Baur, tried to convince him to escape. According to the sources, Hitler staunchly refused and said, ”You must have the courage to take the consequences. Fate wanted it to be like this ”(p. 232).
Stalin abandoned his own soldiers
According to Goodrich, Stalin declared that any soldier who was captured by the Germans, was a traitor. The Russian prisoners of war taken by the Germans were completely abandoned by Stalin. Meanwhile, deserters from the Red Army who handed themselves over to other allied forces, were promptly returned to the Soviet Union, in agreement with Stalin, with full knowledge of what awaited these soldiers: a quick execution if lucky, or hard labour and death in one of the Siberian gulags.
The famous Russian writer, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, was a captain in the Soviet army and he later recounted his experiences in the gulags of the Soviet Union.
Goodrich reports that Soviet officials assembled all manner of people, from children, women, disabled people and even criminals released from jail, in the army (page 64). It was no wonder then that a German soldier wrote the following back home: ”It’s not people we fight against, it’s simply animals!” (P. 65).
The Russian and Mongolian soldiers were completely awestruck at the luxury they saw in Germany. They were allowed to steal anything they could take. Trucks were loaded with all they would come across, from technical equipment, furniture, clothes, sewing machines, aircraft, bathtubs, beds, mattresses, rugs, etc., in other words, anything which they could bring back home with them (p. 282). After the end of the war, whole factories, such as steelworks, chemical plants, shoe factories and the like, were disassembled and taken to the Soviet Union. They cut down whole forests and even took window frames, doors, etc. for wood when they needed fuel. The other members of the allies turned a blind eye. They often did the same. An American soldier said, ”We freed” German property. The Russians simply stole it ”(p. 283). Goodrich describes how some Russian soldiers even unscrewed water taps believing they could get water from them when they returned to the Soviet Union. Germany was emptied and destroyed.
The torture of people
The most controversial stories in HELLSTORM are about how the Russians and the allies treated the Germans. I’ll just take a few quotes to describe. The book is full of similar horrible stories.
”When German soldiers were captured by the guerrillas, they were often dealt with in abhorrent manners. It was not uncommon for the Soviet soldiers to torture their prisoners and hang them up, sometimes with their genitals shoved in their mouths ”(p. 58).
”On the yard further down the road stood a carriage by which four naked women were crucified by nails through their hands. Behind … there was a barn and on both gates, naked woman were also crucified with nails through their hands”.
US and British officers often forced German men, women and children to dig up abandoned remains of those who died in concentration camps and drag them to funeral pires. These Germans were often affected by the contagious epidemics the victims died of. Due to road and rail bombings by the allies, the supply of food, clothing, fuel and medicine never reached their destination, which meant that thousands of prisoners in the concentration camps died of typhoid fever, starvation, dysentery and tuberculosis (p. 248)
As a consequence of the orchestrated anti-German propaganda, the American forces became furious when they saw the great piles of starved and naked bodies. General Eisenhower also visited the camps with his lieutenants and saw the graves with ”skeletal remains of prisoners”. He remarked, ”I want all American units, not just those at the front, to see this place. … We have been told that the American soldiers do not know what they are fighting for. Once they see this, they will understand what they are against ”(p. 247). In a camp, they also took the locals to see.
”God, I hate Germans,” wrote Eisenhower to his wife in 1944. As Mrs Eisenhower, like all others close to the general knew, Dwight Eisenhower’s disgust for all German was almost pathological. I have tried to seek the cause of this hatred, but neither Goodrich, nor other sources have helped me understand. Eisenhower used to be called ”The Swedish Jew”, since his father who was a Jew, married a Swedish non-Jew. He is called a war criminal by several sources. For example, he refused to accept the German prisoners as POWs, which, according to the Geneva Convention, should have been treated with dignity. He redefined them as DEF’s, or Disarmed Enemy Forces, which allowed him to treat them as he pleased.
At the final capitulation on May 8, 1945, the superintendent had control of more than 5 million ”worn, exhausted but living, enemy soldiers” (p. 270). ”It’s a pity we could not kill more,” said the disappointed Eisenhower. Now, one had to be satisfied with the ”second best”: ”If he could not kill armed Germans during the war, he would kill unarmed Germans when peace was concluded,” writes Goodrich (p. 270).
Women and children
Its been very painful reading about the plight of German women after the war. Rape was so common, I am amazed at how they were able to survive. Many of them raped 20-30 times per day. Even very young girls and children. They were hurt, bleeding and destroyed both physically and deep in their souls. Many of the raped women had their own children to look after, protect and shelter. Women who were raped became pregnant, giving birth to children who died of starvation, due to weather condition and other hardships.
Goodrich writes of children below the age of ten years and older people over 60, to have had a slim chance of surviving the hard winter of 1945-46. Another source says, ”the number of stillborn were equal to live born”. There were simply no nourishment for them. Mothers were bleeding to death and dying of sepsis, while infant mortality reached 90 % of all births according to another source.(s. 292).
Many countries experienced surpluses of food, including Denmark, ”a nation waiting only for Eisenhower’s nod to send several tons of beef south.”(s. 295). But approval never came. Even president Truman refused. Hunger became a powerful incentive to sexual surrender, because ”a bit of food, a bar of chocolate, or a bar of soap made rape unnecessary.”(s. 296). Some women, especially those consorting with officers enjoyed luxuries long forgotten.(s. 293).
”The fact can no longer be surpressed, namely, the fact that it has been and continues to be, the deliberate policy of a confidential and conspirational clique within the policy-making circles of this government to draw and quarter a nation now reduced to abject misery. In this process, this clique, lika a pack of hyenas struggling over the bloody entrails of a corpse, and inspired by a sadistic and fanatical hatred, are determined to destory the German nation and the German people, no matter what the consequences” … said senator Homer Capeheart from Indiana (s. 293).
Goodrich tells us that those who really committed real evil ”were forgiven, while those with higher rank, such as US generals, became presidents…..” (p. 350). The Allies had nothing to fear. They had won the war. In addition, they were allowed to write history.
The fantastic Germans
Along with the horrible stories of murder, torture, rape, harassment, robbery and total destruction, the Germans attempted to try to live normal lives as much as they could. Goodrich tells us about the German sense of humour: ”Enjoy the war, peace will be horrible”. If there was a shortage of food, fuel, medicine and clothes, then why not make more beer?! And they did just that. The author tells us that eleven out of the 17 breweries in Berlin managed to keep their production on steam (page 190). ”Today we’re lucky, tomorrow we’re dead!”, they voiced, determined to live every moment fully, despite the hardships, writes Goodrich.
Ann-Britt Axelsdotter who translated this book have added a chapter, called Translators add-on, where she reports interesting facts, figures and pictures. She describes the destruction of books, ”During 1945, some 35,743 different titles and publications in bookstores and within the scholar system were destroyed with the purpose of extinguishing German cultural heritage and collective German memory … (s. 369). She quotes George Orwell who wrote ”The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history”.
She also tells us that over 700 detention and labor camps were built in the United States during WW2, for those of German descent (of whom there were about 11,000), and for German POWs (about 400,000). The arrests began 4 days before the United States joined the war. Roosevelt used these prisoners to exchange them against diplomats and businessmen who had been arrested in Germany and Japan. Many of these German prisoners were forced to stay until August 1948 when the last were released (p. 370). They had no rights because they were considered enemies. In addition, they were forced to sign non-disclosure agreements and were threatened with deportation if they ever told anything about their stay in the camps. This was another thing we did not learn about from the largely jewish controlled media either.
Ann-Britt Axelsdotter also tells us that from January 1, 1945 to January 31, 1946, 13,741 German refugees died in Denmark, of whom 7,859 were children under 15 years of age (page 374). No investigations were made whatsoever into these deaths. Again, a case of wanting to please the Allies, no doubt! The local officials refused to give food and care to those starving and sick people. The additional notes contain many more upsetting and shocking numbers. Ann-Brit finishes her notes with the words:
”What is most amazing is that we had all these atrocities happen with the outside world’s unquestioning acceptance of them. How can the whole planet’s population be so duped up to the present?”
Yes, I wonder too. And I’m sincerely grateful to Thomas Goodrich for his amazing research and his book. And I’m as grateful to Ann-Britt Axelsdotter who translated and made the book available to us in Swedish.