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Following is an extract from Armageddon in Retrospect in which the author describes the scenes of obscene brutality he witnessed as a prisoner of war in Dresden, and which inspired his classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five
and the film which was based on it. by Kurt Vonnegut (pictured) IT WAS A routine…
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Dresden after Allied firebombing, 1945 A review of Dresden 1945: The Devil’s Tinderbox, by Alexander McKee. New York: E.P. Dutton, Inc., 1982, 1984, with maps, photographs, index by Charles Lutton THE DESTRUCTION of the virtually undefended German city of Dresden by bombers of the Royal Air…
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AudioClassic EssaysKevin Alfred StromRadio

Dresden as seen from the air; February 15, 1945 An American Dissident Voices classic broadcast by Kevin Alfred Strom EVERY FEBRUARY, we remember the Holocaust of Dresden. Yesterday, I received a letter from a listener, J.B. in Great Britain, who has written a poem about that day of horror and terror,…
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by Hadding Scott IT HAS LONG BEEN a facile judgment of semi-informed people that Hitler lost the war in the east because he was a megalomaniac who would not heed the advice of his experienced Prussian generals. “Hitler should have listened to his generals!” However, as the moral obligation…
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Rudolf Hess Adolf Hitler’s deputy flew to Scotland in 1941 on a peace mission and was imprisoned for the rest of his life. But some asked if the man in Spandau was really Rudolf Hess. Now a DNA test says he was. IT IS ONE of the greatest remaining conspiracy theories of the second world…
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by Hadding Scott PASTOR MARTIN NIEMOELLER’S postwar statement, “First they came for the …” is quoted ad nauseam by the kinds of people who watch Oprah. Niemoeller prior to 1945 however was no liberal. He was a national conservative who had been a member of the Freikorps and…
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by Kevin Alfred Strom IF YOU WANT to understand why the American government supports Communists in Haiti and South Africa — if you want to understand why neither Democrats nor Republicans will protect our borders from alien invasion — and if you want to understand why we are rapidly losing our freedoms…
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THE TRIAL IN GERMANY of a former SS guard at the Stutthof camp has taken a dramatic turn with the declaration by the accused that he never saw any “gas chamber” or any mass murders of any sort at the camp. According to holocaust scholar Peter Winter, author of the best-selling The Six Million: Fact or
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by Mark Weber GERMANY’S DEFEAT in May 1945, and the end of World War II in Europe, did not bring an end to death and suffering for the vanquished German people. Instead the victorious Allies ushered in a horrible new era that, in many ways, was worse than the destruction wrought by war. In a sobering…
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One of the last Waffen-SS units to hold out defending Adolf Hitler’s bunker in Berlin was comprised entirely of Frenchmen. THE 33rd Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS Charlemagne (1st French) and Charlemagne Regiment are collective names used for units of French volunteers in the Wehrmacht and…
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