by Wolfgang Diewerge
The source: Wolfgang Diewerge, Das Kriegsziel der Weltplutokratie. Dokumentarische Veröffentlichung zu dem Buch des Präsidenten der amerikanischen Friedensgesellschaft Theodore Nathan Kaufman “Deutschland muß sterben” (“Germany must perish”) (Berlin: Zentralverlag der NSDAP, 1941).
At almost the same time that the two chief warmongers Roosevelt and Churchill were meeting on the American president’s luxury yacht “Potomac,” singing pious songs and praying for the victory of Bolshevism, leading personages in the United States and England received a small, long package that contained a miniature black coffin. Upon opening it, they found a card telling them: “Read the pamphlet ‘Germany Must Perish!” The day after this announcement, they received a 104-page booklet with a red cover, with “Germany must perish!” in gold lettering. The author was the president of the “American Federation of Peace,” the American Jew Theodore Nathan Kaufman from the ghetto of Manhattan [Kaufman’s name was given as “Theodore N. Kaufman in the book, and his real middle name was Newman. “Nathan” sounded more Jewish to the Nazis.]
The book called for exactly what its title suggested: the extermination of the entire German people, including women and children, and the partitioning of the territory of the Greater German Reich among its neighbors. As the way to exterminate a nation of 80 million people, the Jewish president proposed the disarming of the German people and the sterilization of all fertile men, women, and children.
Who is President Kaufman?
The Jewish president Kaufman is no anonymous loner, no fanatic rejected by World Jewry, no insane creature, but rather a leading and widely-known Jewish figure in the United States. He belongs to Roosevelt’s so-called “Brain Trust,” the staff of politicians who provide intellectual and political advice to the American president. This circle provides the material for the hate-filled speeches against National Socialist Germany that President Roosevelt likes to give. It is the center of activity for those warmongers who expanded the war into the Balkans in the spring of 1941. The half-Jewish mayor of New York La Guardia, along with Roosevelt’s close confidante and friend Bernard Baruch (the “unofficial president” of the U.S.A.) also belong to this group, which maintains the closest ties to the leading men of the Soviet Union. They provide the impetus for the agitation for American military and material support for Bolshevism.
Theodore Nathan Kaufman belongs to this circle. He has appeared as a writer before. His influence on the American president has greatly increased in recent months. He is thought to be behind the meeting between Roosevelt and Churchill. The name Kaufman has also surfaced in connection with recent American terrorist actions in South America.
President Kaufman — Spokesman for World Plutocracy
It is indisputable that his book and his demand that “Germany must perish” is the official opinion of the leading circles of world plutocracy. In supposedly free America, a book not to the liking of world plutocracy has no hope of being published. It is either banned or bought out. Neither happened in the case of Kaufman’s book. To the contrary, it has been promoted in every way. Kaufman, of course, did not pay for the expensive propaganda, for example, the sending of those black coffins we previously mentioned. He claims to be the sole author, publisher and distributor. He even tries to make it appear that he gave this program of extermination to the world from a pure “love of humanity,” and that he would prefer to die in poverty rather than withhold these “noble thoughts” from others. That is an old Jewish trick that no longer works on Germany. All the Jewish murderers who have been previously caught used the same methods, which they learn from the Talmud. The Jew Frankfurter, who shot Wilhelm Gustloff [the head of the Nazi Party organization in Switzerland], claimed that he planned the crime alone and carried it out by himself, despite all the evidence that he had an exact map of the area, that he was in debt, and received money from large Jewish organizations. The Jew Grünspan, the cowardly murderer of the German embassy employee Ernst von Rath in Paris, never admitted to his links to the “Jewish World League,” although his close cooperation with this Jewish organization could be proven by the documents our troops found after occupying Paris.
World Jewry Affirms Murder as a Political Tool
The murderers’ racial comrades from the first announced that they did not approve of the crimes of either Frankfurter or Grünspan. At the same time as they were making these hypocritical statements, however, Jews from all over the world, along with major Jewish organizations, were sending the murderers letters and telegrams, praising them in newspapers, providing them with money and good, and hiring the best-known and most expensive lawyers. Bernhard Lecache, the president of the Jewish World League, had this to say from his then office in Paris about the Grünspan case on 9 November 1938, nearly a year before the beginning of the war:
“Our task is to declare pitiless war against Germany, the state enemy #1. One may be sure of this: We will fight this war until the Grünspans no longer need to go to gun shops to revenge with blood the misfortune of being a Jew!”
It is therefore to be expected that, at the moment the Jew Kaufman is revealed as an inciter to murder and his close relations with the president of the United States are uncovered, world plutocracy will deny it. This trick is obvious and has been used so often that it is recognized from the beginning. Just as Frankfurter and Grünspan remained admired figures for World Jewry even when they were in prison, Nathan Kaufman only wrote and demanded what is the goal and the dream of world plutocracy in this great battle that it has forced upon us.
The American Press on the Book’s Appearance
There is one other option. Just as with the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Jews could claim that Germany Must Perish is a clever anti-Semitic forgery. One in fact could not imagine a worse charge against World Jewry than a plan to exterminate 80 million culturally advanced, industrious, and decent German women, men, and children. But this pamphlet is not the product of the hate-filled mind of a loner, but rather the capstone of thousands of years of Jewish plans for world domination. The Jews can no longer dispute the existence of the book. English and American newspapers have already promoted its distribution and discussed its contents. Copies of the book have also been flown to Germany. An original copy will be shown to the foreign press when this pamphlet is published. The picture on the cover of the author is also indisputable. And the publisher (Argyle Press, Newark, New Jersey) is also established.
Close Relationship with the Potomac Declaration
The book Germany Must Perish is the background music to the major foreign policy deception that the leaders of world plutocracy, President Roosevelt and his business partner in international warmongering, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, have launched to support their ally Stalin. While from the yacht “Potomac,” the peoples of Central Europe are promised raw materials, open shipping channels, peace and freedom, happiness and prosperity, the call that “Germany must perish and vanish forever from the face of the earth!” echoes through America and England.
Publication of the Jewish Book in the German Language Prohibited!
These tunes are not in harmony, and are also not intended for the same audiences. The alluring slogans from the “Potomac” were spread to German by lying radio stations. The Jew Kaufman’s book, on the other hand, has an interesting note on an interior page that bans any distribution or translation in foreign languages. The author further prohibits even excerpts of his book from being translated into German. That is further evidence that it is intended only for the internal use of Americans and Englishmen to help them understand the hypocrisy coming from the “Potomac.” The Germans first are to be persuaded to lay down their weapons. The promises Roosevelt and Churchill made are valid up to then. But when Germany is defenseless, the Jew Kaufman takes over.
The plan is carefully thought out and clever. Both the simultaneous publication and the inner consistency are important. The common source cannot be missed. World plutocracy’s hate speaks clearly from these documents. The international connections of world plutocracy are clearly visible.
New York, London, and Moscow are a Single Front
Just as Reaction, Bolshevism and liberalism were allied through their common Jewish foundations in the domestic German struggle against National Socialism, so today London, New York, and Moscow are arm and arm in the effort to create a second, more terrible Treaty of Versailles. This second Treaty of Versailles will bear no more relationship to the Potomac Declaration than the first Treaty of Versailles bore to Wilson’s declarations. World Jewry in New York, Moscow, and London agrees on the complete destruction of the German people. The Jew Kaufman has made himself the spokesman for this “peace proposal.”
Education about this Murderous Plan is Necessary for Germany
It is, therefore, fortune that his book fell into German hands in so timely a fashion for the entire German people to learn about it. Although reprinting it is forbidden, under international law, there is no objection to printing the central parts of a publication that concerns a community, in order to help that community form its own opinion.
Of course, this publication is unpleasant for the Jew Kaufman and particularly for those behind him. They will certainly attempt to interfere with this publication by legal tricks. As previously mentioned, Kaufman particularly feared that his book would become known in Germany. And now this Jew, who calls for the extermination of the German people, demands that the laws of the very people he wants to condemn to death for “lack of culture” and lawlessness” protect his filthy work. This by itself is enough to show the intellectual nature of the Jew Kaufman and his ilk. It is the same kind of shameless Jewish behavior we saw earlier in Moabit [a prison in Berlin], when Jewish murders were defended by Jewish attorneys. They wanted to ignore the law as long as they were carrying out their dark deeds. But as soon as they faced a verdict, they relied on German law.
It would be a terrible mistake to withhold this pamphlet from the German people. International law recognizes that the rights of an individual cease when the survival of an entire people requires the lifting of copyright regulations. That is the case here. The German people can fully understand the full significance of its fateful struggle only when it is a witness to the revealing of the Jew Theodore Nathan Kaufman.
The Jew as Pseudo-Scientist
Millions of American and British readers thus have a book in their hands that clearly demands the murder of the German people. Even in countries in which years of constantly growing agitation against everything having to do with Germany and National Socialism has corrupted judgment to the greatest degree possible, and in which public opinion has suffered under the greatest terror, such a brutal murder plan cannot be proclaimed without covering it with moral, historic and philosophic justifications. Thus the Jew Kaufman does not begin his book with the demand to sterilize the German people, but rather presents himself in Talmudic fashion to his readers as a patriot, philosopher, anthropologist, and general friend of humanity.
After proclaiming his love of peace, the Jew Kaufman next takes an interest in American soldiers. He hypocritically regrets the possibility that they might have to go into the field, and writes:
“If our soldiers must go forth to kill or die in battle, at least let them be given not alone a Slogan, but a Solemn Purpose and a Sacred Promise. Let that Purpose be an Enduring Peace! And, this time, that Promise must be kept!”
Who broke Wilson’s promises from 1917, which also proclaimed enduring peace? It was the powers that today once more demand the disarmament of the German people. Trusting in Wilson’s 14 Points, the Germans laid down their weapons in 1918. Today, on the basis of publications, laws and documents, the world knows that the German people were systematically betrayed. Instead of a just peace, world plutocracy’s leading mean dictated a program of destruction, based on ice-cold hate, the pinnacle of which was to lay all the blame for the war on the German people.
The Jew Hates Front Soldiers
Kaufman is so concerned about the “holy goals of the soldiers,” but who is it in all countries on earth who has insulted and betrayed front soldiers? We will not even speak of November Germany [November 1918], when they were the targets of crude Jewish mockery and miserable jokes, when communist bands incited by the Jews tore their medals from them, when military flyers with the Pour le mérite were murdered as deserters, when the cabaret Jews poured their filthiest thoughts on German heroes. No, even in the so-called victorious nations the front soldier was betrayed and the Jew was the war profiteer.
The War against the German People
The Jewish peace president Kaufman begins by discussing the reasons for the war the plutocrats wanted:
“Today’s war is not a war against Adolf Hitler. Nor is it a war against the Nazis. It is a war of peoples against peoples; of civilized peoples envisioning Light, against uncivilized barbarians who cherish darkness. It is a struggle between the German nation and humanity.
Hitler is no more to be blamed for this German war than was the Kaiser for the last one. Nor Bismarck before the Kaiser. These men did not originate Germany’s war against the world. They were merely the mirrors reflecting centuries-old inbred lust of the German nation for conquest and mass murder.”
The Jew openly admits that this war is being waged against the entire German people. He thereby reveals the swindle that worked in the World War and is now being tried again: separating the leadership from the people. In 1918, the German people believed that the abdication of the Kaiser and the elimination of the monarchy would bring them “a life of beauty and dignity.” The enemy exploited Germany’s lack of leadership for shameless oppression, which never would have been possible without the November revolt. Today, English agitation is attempting once more, this time in vain, to separate the German people from its leader. The Jew Kaufman cynically makes plain what one should think of the slogans of Roosevelt and Churchill. They are a trap for the stupid, a reaching back to the moth-eaten methods of the World War. Kaufman openly says what World Jewry wants: the hatred of world plutocracy is directed not only at the Führer, but against the entire German people.
And thus he adds the “proof” that the whole German people is guilty for this war, and is responsible for it:
“This war is being waged by the German People. It is they who are responsible. It is they who must be made to pay for the war. Otherwise, there will always be a German war against the world. And with such a sword forever hanging overhead the civilized nations of the world, no matter how great their hopes, how strenuous their efforts, will never succeed in creating that firm and solid foundation of permanent peace which they must first establish if they ever intend to start the building of a better world.”
Who wanted this war?
A digression is in order here: Who declared war on 3 September 1939? England and France used the local conflict over Danzig and the Corridor, where justice was indisputably on the side of Germany, to declare war on Germany and thus cause a world conflagration. And the United States has been trying to “get into the business” for months with repeated provocations. It prays daily for another “Lusitania,” and regrets that in the case of the “Athenia,” German attentiveness ruined their finely spun plans.
Murder from the “Love of Peace”?
Since the provocations did not succeed in making the war mood in the United States agree with the will of the Jews, moral arguments had to be found. The Jewish president Kaufman calls for world peace, and says that the death of the German people is the precondition for that.
“For not only must there be no more German wars in fact; there must not even remain the slightest possibility of one every again occurring. A final halt to German aggression, not a temporary cessation, must be the goal of the present struggle.
This time Germany has forced a TOTAL WAR upon the world.
As a result, she must be prepared to pay a TOTAL PENALTY.
And there is one, and only one, such Total Penalty.
Germany must perish forever!
In fact — not in fancy!”
The “War Lust” of the German People
To justify the murdering of 80 million people, Nathan Kaufman is forced to ascribe irremediable criminal tendencies to the German people. He declares that a lust for war is the most prominent characteristic of German men and women.
“The personal war-lust of those who lead the German people is but a component part of the war-lust which exists as a whole in the German masses. German leaders are not isolated from the will of the German people because apart from this will they could not come into being or exist at all. The personal inspiration, the motivation, even the acquiescence to their deeds are one and all drawn by German leaders from the very depths of the German national soul.”
The problem of Germanism must not gain be passed along to the next generation. The world must never again be stretched and tortured on the German rack. Ours is the problem; ours the solution. The world has learned that regardless of what leader or class rules Germany war will be waged against it by that country, because the force which compels it to action is an inseparable part of the mass-soul of that nation.”
Nothing is less true than this claim that the German people lust after war. At most, one can accuse us of being too good-natured and peace-loving over our history to take advantage of opportunities. The German people have always gone to war only after exhausting all other possibilities. Even during the current struggle, how often did the Führer extend his hand of peace, not because of defeats, but after brilliant victories! Each time the Jew spat on the hand that offered peace.
The Desire to Destroy Women and Children
To deal with the response that one cannot hold babies and old women responsible for German war lust, Kaufman performs some genuine Jewish calculations:
“In fact, we shall, in pursuing our point, favor Germany by allowing that as much as 20% of her population is entirely guiltless of complicity in her crimes, as well as being foreign to any share of her war-soul. We therefore grant, for argument’s sake, that some 15,000,000 Germans are absolutely innocent.
BUT — shall Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Austrians, Norwegians, Dutch, Belgians, Frenchmen, Greeks, Englishmen, Irishmen, Scotsmen, Canadians, Australians and Americans — for we too may ultimately feel the spike of the German boot — shall all these people, numbering some 300,000,000 of the most civilized, most enlightened on earth suffer constantly and face unnatural death every generation so that some small part of Germany’s population may continue to exist? Are those 15,000,000 Germans so valuable, so indispensable to mankind, that 300,000,000 guiltless men, women and children shall fight a war with Germany every time she so decrees? Shall perpetual struggle against Germany be the only future facing civilized peoples? Why breed children while Germany breeds war?”
Who Should Die — Germans or Jews?
Here a modest point may be permitted: There are about 20 million Jews in the world.
How would it be if one wanted to treat 20 million Jews according to the proposal of their racial comrade Kaufman rather than 80 million Germans? Then peace would certainly be assured. For the Jew is the troublemaker, the warmonger, everywhere in the world.
Nowhere was that as plain than in Germany after the takeover of power. As long as the Jew controlled the parties, owned the press and film industries, and had captured the intellectual leadership of the masses, Germans fought one another. Since the Jews have been expelled, the German people’s community is unshakable. No one today thinks of murdering a fellow citizen because he has a different occupation, or of hating someone because he was born somewhere else. Eliminating the Jews from the German people’s body has given to the German people peace.
The same is true of Europe. France is the plainest example. Today, it is indisputable that France was driven into this war against its will and against its interests by a Jewish clique. Since the influence of the Jews in France has been limited, the door to mutual understanding is slowly opening.
It is not necessary to waste words discussing the value of the German people. And American Jews are hardly in a position to judge the cultural values of the German people. The names from intellectual history that Germany can place on the scales assures it a unique place in this area, one that Jewish complainers can hardly alter.
Kaufman next wonders whether the victories Jews have won in the past, at most with their mouths, have been properly used. In typical Jewish fashion, he uses expressions from business when discussing war, and speaks of “selling out.” He asks:
“Is selling-out our soldiers to become a national habit? For quite patently, to fight once more in democratic defense against Germany with any goal in view save that country’s extinction constitutes, even though it lose the war, a German victory.”
Jewish Lust for Revenge
Now Kaufman falls into a lust for revenge:
“When the day of reckoning with Germany comes, as come it will, there will be only one obvious answer. No statesman or politician or leader responsible for post-war settlements will have the right to indulge in the personal luxury of false sentiment and specious sanctimony and declare that Germany, misled by her leaders, shall deserve the right of resurrection! It is the bounden duty of the present generation to those yet unborn, to make certain that the vicious fangs of the German serpent shall never strike again. And since the venom of those fangs derives its fatal poison not from within the body, but from the war-soul of the German, nothing else would assure humanity safety and security but that that war-soul be forever expunged, and the diseased carcass which harbors it be forever removed from the world.
There is no longer any alternative: Germany Must Perish!”
The Germans are Animals!
The Jew Kaufman’s book further states:
“We can remove a tiger from his natural environment, his lair in the jungle, and with patience so tame him that eventually he will respond to our caress, feed from our hand and perform at our command. The more acquiescent he becomes in response to this outward conditioning, the more we are deceived in believing that his jungle days have been forgotten. This is a fatal deception. For inevitably there comes a time when the tiger-soul within the tiger drives him again to the use of fang and claw. In that inexorable response to that irresistible soul-force, the tiger reverts once more to jungle lore. He becomes, one again, a killer.
And so it is with the people of Germany. They may respond for a while to civilizing forces; they may seemingly adopt the superficial mannerisms and exterior behaviourisms of civilized peoples but all the while there remains ever present within them that war-soul which eventually drives them, as it does the Tiger, to kill. And no amount of conditioning, or reasoning, or civilizing — past, present, or future — will ever be able to change this basic nature. For if no impress has been made upon this war-soul over a period of some two thousand years is it to be expected that of a sudden, on the morrow, this miracle will occur?
This analogous linking of the people of Germany is no vulgar comparison. I feel no more personal hatred for these people than I might feel for a herd of wild animals or a cluster of poisonous reptiles. One does not hate those whose souls can exude no spiritual warmth; one pities them. If the German people wish to live by themselves, in darkness, it would be strictly their own affair. But when they make constant attempts to enshroud the souls of other people in those fetid wrappings which cloak their own, it becomes time to remove them from the realm of civilized mankind among which they can have no place, or right to existence.
We need not condemn the Germans. They stand self-condemned. They have lost the wish to be human beings.
The Germans are but beasts; they must be dealt with as such.
This is an objective viewpoint, carefully considered and factually sustained. It is the view taken of them in this book.”
The Jew and Treason
Despite ranking Germans with predatory animals, Roosevelt’s confidante cannot entirely ignore the fact that despite all the agitation in the United States, there are still people who do not accept these conclusions. He simply calls these Americans traitors. Of course, for the Jews treason is only a “gentleman’s offense,” but when it helps, the Jew is happy to appear as a concerned friend of the fatherland. We know this method from German domestic politics. For years the Jews mocked everything that had to do with the front soldier. But as the “Iron Front” [an anti-Nazi coalition from the last years of the Weimar Republic] was about to collapse, as the democratic parties were decaying, the Jew suddenly remembered “nationalism.” It was almost moving to read what the filthiest Jewish papers had to say about the “heroic” march of “bourgeois” front soldiers in 1932, because it promised a weakening of the “Nazis.”
And so now the Jew Kaufman presents himself as an American patriot out to protect the United States:
“Naturally there are men in the world, in our own country included, who think otherwise and who would deal differently with the German menace. It is the custom of such men to take, what they term, a ’sensible’ view of the problem and progress of humanity. These men would rely upon fate to fashion the future. . . . They would suggest a compromise with the Germans, the so-called ‘Negotiated Peace.’
Fortunately, such men are not yet in the majority, nor will they be, unless Germany can harness, employ or bribe enough of them to spread the German netherworld doctrines throughout the earth. But even as a minority the danger which these ‘appeasers’ represent is none the less real and they must be harshly dealt with. They are downright traitors to their country.”
After insulting peace-loving Americans, Nathan Kaufman launches into a hymn in praise of peace. In eloquent words, he praises peaceful life:
“And in all the world we find that peace is the common denominator which binds together the people of all nations, of all color and races, in common thought and prayer. But peace never comes of itself!
I believe that peace can be produced, not merely conceived. But never so long as war persists.
Then why does war still exist?
Simply because it has not been made impossible for it to be waged.
There is only one way to abolish war: impose a penalty of such dire magnitude and frightful consequence upon aggressor peoples as to render it virtually impossible for any nation to start a war.”
The Jew as Punishing Judge
To carry our this judgment, the Jewish peace president recommends, of all people, he and his racial comrades, who have the primary responsibility for preparing for and conducting this war, Throughout their history, the Jews have presumed to be the chosen people. They constantly present themselves as the moral arbiters for others. Jehovah is the great judge, the God of revenge, who punishes Gentile peoples without pity. The Jew Kaufman is pleased to imagine himself as such a punishing judge,
With genuine Jewish self-righteousness, he writes:
“War must not be fought with weapons of ever-increasing destructiveness but with penalties infinitely more frightful and hazardous than war itself. This book sincerely believes that it has found such a penalty; and by its imposition upon the people of Germany, this book believes that not only would a great scourge be removed from the world, but a great good born to it.”
Who Wants World Domination?
As further justification of punishment, Kaufman claims that the German people are striving for world domination. To accuse Germany of having plans for world domination is an old Jewish swindle. The Führer has branded this a lie in all of his statements on foreign policy and clearly stated what the German people want: living space for its population, self-sufficiency on agriculture, and the protection of its peaceful labors. It is perverse when the rulers of the United States, the British world empire and the enormous Soviet Union accuse Germany, a nation whose size can hardly be compared to theirs, of plans for world domination, as the Jew Kaufman does:
“For it must be patent by now that all Germans, without exception, are unanimous in agreeing that world-domination must, now or in the future, be definitely achieved by Germany. There is only one way to frustrate such a desire: the goal of world-domination must be removed from the reach of the German and the only way to accomplish that is to remove the German from the world!”
The German People is National Socialist
Now comes the most remarkable passage from this book that demands Germany’s destruction. It is the only place in which the Jew says the truth about the German people:
“Therefore it is most essential that we realize as an irreconcilable fact the truth that the Nazis are not beings existing apart from the German people. They are the German people!”
The Jew Kaufman continues:
“For to the German, Nazi or not, the Mailed Fist is as stimulating and meaningful a symbol of all the aims and aspirations of his nation as the Statue of Liberty is to the American. Make no mistake about it; world-domination is not a mirage to the German; it never was, and so long as Germany exists as a nation, it never will be. A belief to the contrary, if too-long sustained, may well result in the world’s enslavement by the German. . . . It is in every respect a deliberate, ruthlessly calculated plot to rule the world or, failing that, to annihilate it! And so long as the German nation exists it intends, in one form or another, now or later, to bring about just such a catastrophe.”
Roosevelt’s confidante presents this terrifyingly-portrayed people as one quite incomprehensible to the “peaceful and civilized” inhabitants of the Soviet Union, the “law-abiding gangsters” of Chicago, and the Indians and Arabs who, in the British colonies, enjoy “all the privileges of freedom.”
“Such civilized nations regard individual rights, the sacredness of human life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as the virtues of mankind and itself, the individual states, as guarantor of those rights. And though, at one time or another during their existence nations may have sought political and economic adjustments, even territorial aggrandizement through force of arms, it must be noted that no Western nation has ever made such a religion of war, such idolatry of armaments, and such a cult of mass murder and destruction as has Germany and her peoples.”
No Comparison Possible
This objective and loyal representative of world plutocracy now asks whether it is possible to work out some sort of agreement with the German people, despite their “bad characteristics,” that would enable the world and Germany to live together peacefully and justly. He has no hope of that. That Germany is a “gruesome reality” is not a foundation for peace. Kaufman complains that the traitors of 1918 have vanished, On this point he writes:
“For, in the first place, there is no longer living in Germany that so-called ‘older generation’ with whom reasonable talk might be made. This woeful handful is gone and forgotten and in its stead stands that brown-shirted legion singing that glorious Horst-Wessel paean: Today Europe, tomorrow all the world! Enlightened reason with perverted chanters of a world-dirge composed by a drunkard, written in a brothel and dedicated to a pimp.”
“Today Germany and tomorrow the entire world” does not happen to be in the Horst Wessel Song, but comes from a National Socialist march.
Once Kaufman has established that peace would not be possible even with a democratic Germany, he examines as a last possible solution the control of Germany by an international armed force. But that does not seem sufficient to him. Even as a Jew, he perhaps feels that the German people could not bear such oppression over the long run, since he writes:
“Even if such a huge undertaking were feasible life itself would not have it so. As war begets war, suppression begets rebellion. Undreamed horrors would unfold.
Thus we find that there is no middle course; no act of mediation, no compromise to be compounded, no political or economic sharing to be considered. There is, in fact, no other solution except one:
That Germany must perish forever from this earth! And, fortunately, as we shall now come to see, that is no longer impossible of accomplishment.”
World Plutocracy’s “Peaceful Solution”
To world plutocracy, this solution means: Death for Germany. The following passages from the book by President Roosevelt’s adviser are so clear in their thinking, so hate-filled in their conclusions, and so typical for the manner of thinking of the powers that want to exterminate National Socialism, that they should be printed in full. Here the enemy speaks clearly, without any concealment or caution. This is the source of enemy war propaganda. Here is revealed the deepest cause of this great war that the Greater German Reich today must fight for its life and its freedom.
Now President Kaufman has the floor to plead for the sterilization, and therefore the death, of Germany:
“When an individual commits premeditated murder, he must be prepared to forfeit his own life in consequence. When a nation commits premeditated murder upon its fellow nations, it must be prepared to forfeit its own national life.
On the point the laws of man and God are explicit:
‘An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and a life for a life.’
But what is the law of man or God to Germany? Nothing.
She recognizes only German law; so be it.
It must then be a German law, if such a law there be, which decrees her penalty — the penalty of death. [There follows in Kaufman a long quotation from Heinrich von Treitschke on this, which Diewerge omits.]
Let Germany’s will be done!”
The Most Practical Death Sentence
Kaufman understands that you cannot hang someone unless you have him. In view of the strength of the German Wehrmacht, it seems to him impractical to carry out the death sentence by force. Apparently, he does not think his racial comrades suitable to defeat German soldiers on the battlefield. To be moral and civilized, the Jew proposes the following way to carry out his crime once the German people has been disarmed:
“There remains now but to determine the best way, the most practical and expeditious manner in which the ultimate penalty must be levied upon the German nation. Quite naturally, massacre and wholesale execution must be ruled out. In addition to being impractical when applied to a population of some seventy million, such methods are inconsistent with the moral obligations and ethical practices of civilization.
There remains then but one mode of ridding the world forever of Germanism — and that is to stem the source from which issue those war-lusted souls, by preventing the people of Germany from ever again reproducing their kind. This modern method, known to science as Eugenic Sterilization, is at once practical, humane and thorough. Sterilization has become a byword of science, as the best means of ridding the human race of its misfits: the degenerate, the insane, the hereditary criminal.
It is a safe and simple operation, quite harmless and painless. Its effects are most often less distressing than vaccination and no more serious than a tooth extraction. Too, the operation is extremely rapid requiring no more than ten minutes to complete. The patient may resume his work immediately afterwards. Even in the case of the female the operation, though taking longer to perform, is as safe and simple. When one realizes that such health measures as vaccination and serum treatments are considered as direct benefits to the community, certainly sterilization of the German people cannot but be considered a great health measure promoted by humanity to immunize itself forever against the virus of Germanism.”
Perhaps there are those who still doubt the seriousness of the Jewish murder plan. Perhaps they simply cannot believe that the famed “conscience of the world” would permit this mass crime against a cultured nation once Germany was disarmed. But the conscience of the world has accepted other things, for it is a Jewish invention, not an Aryan one. No one would be concerned about a disarmed Germany and its allies if those in power in New York, London, and Moscow carried out sterilization.
He then adds:
“The population of Germany, excluding conquered and annexed territories, is about 80,000,000, [Kaufman actually wrote 70,000,000, but Diewerge corrects it] almost equally divided between male and female. To achieve the purpose of German extinction it would be necessary to only sterilize some 48,000,000 — a figure which excludes, because of their limited power to procreate, males over 60 years of age, and females over 45.
Concerning the males subject to sterilization the army groups, as organized units, would be the easiest and quickest to deal with. Taking 20,000 surgeons as an arbitrary number and on the assumption that each will perform a minimum of 25 operations daily, it would take no more than one month, at the maximum, to complete their sterilization. Naturally the more doctors available, and many more than the 20,000 we mention would be available considering all the nations to be drawn upon, the less time would be required. The balance of the male civilian population of Germany could be treated within three months. Inasmuch as the sterilization of women needs somewhat more time, it may be computed that the entire female population of Germany could be sterilized within a period of three years or less. Complete sterilization of both sexes, and not only one, is to be considered necessary in view of the present German doctrine that so much as one drop of true German blood constitutes a German.
Of course, after compete sterilization there will cease to be a birth rate in Germany. At the normal death rate of 2% per annum, German life will diminish at the rate of 1,500,000 yearly. Accordingly in the span of two generations, that which cost millions of lives and centuries of useless effort, namely, the elimination of Germanism and its carriers, will have been accomplished fact. By virtue of its loss of self-perpetuation German Will will have atrophied and German power reduced to negligible importance.”
Jewish Murder of Nations
As monstrous as a plan to cold-bloodedly exterminate a people of 80 million, and as much as one may be inclined to consider it impossible and unbelievable, World Jewry is serious. We would not be the first people to be murdered by the Jews. A look at world history, beginning in biblical times and continuing to the present, shows that numerous peoples have lost their lives and disappeared from history because they drew the enmity of the Jews. And in recent days, murder plans of this nature have been part of the political demands of our enemies for our people.
We need only think of the statement by the Frenchman Clemenceau, whose Jewish cabinet chief and close confidante Mandel whispered to him that there were “20 million Germans too many.” That was not an empty phrase, but threatened to become reality. Millions of Germans died in the post-war period, and millions more were never born because of poverty. The army of seven million unemployed with their 20 million family members would have been condemned to starvation, had not National Socialism saved them. The suicide rate had reached alarming levels.
Mass Murder in the Soviet Union
Or we may remember the Soviet Union. Millions of the intelligentsia were slaughtered. Jewish commissars played a central role. Millions of people were intentionally starved to death. And now during the great battle for freedom in the East, Jewish commissars with machine guns stand behind the Bolshevist soldiers and shoot down the stupid masses if they begin to retreat. The Jew has always avoided honest, open combat, not from a love of peace, but from simple fear. Instead, he has always chosen murder, the cowardly and treacherous crime, from the rear, even when in power. The list of Jewish murders is very long, stretching from biblical times to the present day. Every opponent of Jewry — whether an individual or a people — has always been at risk of being murdered.
This Plan is not Fantasy, but Jewish Realpolitik
Thus it is not unbelievable, only all too understandable, that the Jew Kaufman has said what World Jewry wishes and hopes for: The murder of the German people. It does not bother the Jew that one day, the last aged survivors of the German people will crawl among the ruins of German cities, speaking Polish or Czech, speaking a few German words only when it seems safe. No, that is his goal. That is what he inciting other peoples to do, that he why he reaches into his wallet to pay those in every nation. The cost of bribing a statesman is never too high for him, no lie about National Socialism too filthy, no crime against German women and children too cruel. The Jew feels that German victory in Europe would make his position impossible. Thus, he attempts to mobilize the world. To eliminate forever any danger to his parasitic existence, he has decided to exterminate the German people.
The Murder Program
Roosevelt and Churchill outlined their plan for world improvement in a number of points. The Jew Kaufman wants to do the same. To systematize the extermination of the German people, he has proposed nine articles of a detailed program of murder, which is as follows:
“Germany has lost its war. She sues for peace.
The imperative demands of the victor people that Germany perish forever makes it necessary for the leaders to select mass sterilization of the Germans as the best means of wiping them out permanently.
They proceed to:
Sterilization of the Wehrmacht
Sterilization of the Civilian Population
Partitioning the Reich
Banning the German Language
One group is to be excepted from murder: Jewish emigrants. It is a small consolation that the United States only wants to accept those elements who have been traitors to their guest land who have enough money.
Article 9 of the peace program, the emigrant clause, states:
Exception for Jewish Emigrants
This makes it clear that only Jews will escape the plan for murder.
The president of the American Federation of Peace closes with an emotional appeal:
“Thus, into an oblivion which she would have visited upon the world, exits Germany”
Partitioning the Greater German Reich
The Jew Kaufman’s book provides a map, which we include on the back cover of this pamphlet. It corresponds to article 6 of the murder program and shows how World Jewry wants to partition Germany. Each German should study and remember this map. That is how Germany will look if the plutocrats win the war. Consistent with its dreams of great power status before the war, Poland receives East Prussia, West Prussia, the Warteland, Pommerania, Mark Brandenburg, Silesia, and the Reich capital Berlin. The Czechs move into Vienna, Dresden, Leipzig, and the Alpine areas of the Reich. France stretches into the Ruhr and Thuringia. The Hollanders get Hamburg and Lübeck, while the Belgians will have to satisfy themselves with most of the Rhine provinces. And in all these areas, adults and children will have to learn and speak the language of the occupying state, until the last German dies.
Such a map may seem to be the dream of a crazy fanatic, but it is hard reality. We remember that, during a visit by the American Sumner Welles to the then French Prime Minister Renaud, a slip on the part of the censors revealed a similar plan to the public. The publications of the former Polish warmonger clique with similar “scientifically based” demands are generally known. The Greater German Reich, with its natural and historic borders, is a bulwark of peace and progress, of honor and social justice, but it is the deadly enemy of those forces allied with world plutocracy. If they ever have the opportunity, it will be their greatest triumph to follow Kaufman’s plan for partition. Just as Polish and Bolshevist murders stabbed and clubbed even the corpses of ethnic Germans who had been tortured to death, the so-called statesmen on the enemy side take sadistic glee in drawing borders and setting up control commissions for the condemned German people, even before the end of the war. The Jew Kaufman’s map is a clear formulation of the territorial war goals of our enemies. Polish bands as victors in Berlin, Czech legionnaires marching into Vienna and Dresden, French colonial troops in the Führer’s buildings in Munich, Queen Wilhelmina as the victorious field marshall in Hamburg — that would be the final chapter in the history of the German people, according to the will of world plutocracy.
The Last Act for the German People
This is the picture that the Jew Kaufman and his racial comrades in New York, London, and Moscow have of the final fulfillment of their political desires:
In long, gray columns, the regiments and divisions of the disarmed German Wehrmacht appear. The weapons are broken, the aircraft destroyed, the big guns empty. The glorious flags have been sent to New York, London, and Moscow, there to be mocked by subhumans.
Slowly, column after column is taken into the barracks and tents where mocking Jewish doctors carelessly sterilize them. Each German soldier has to pay the Jews for the operation. Then the troops march, under Jewish and Soviet supervision, to forced labor in the wild mountains of the Balkans, to Siberia or the Arctic Sea. There, the heroes of this war, the Führer’s soldiers who bear the Knight’s Cross, will be tortured with the “tested” methods of Soviet forced labor, serving as slaves under miserable conditions, until starvation releases them from this life.
Meanwhile, Jewish doctors will be set loose on German women and children. Whatever perverse lust have been been imagined in the dark minds of the Jewish people will be unleashed on defenseless German women and children. All the bestial horrors that were previously conducted in the dungeons of the GPU, far from public view, can then be carried out in the “offices” of Jewish humanitarians. No one will defend the honor of these tortured women and children.
The only place to which they could turn might be Mrs. Ellinor Roosevelt. Just as after the World War, she would certainly send a few cans of condensed milk and rancid bacon to make herself seem a shining example of “Christian charity.” But that would not stop the horrible misery that would prevail in Central Europe. The only power that could hinder it, German soldiers, would be wasting away as slaves abroad.
Victory or Death — That is What This War is About
One must know this to know what this war is about. It is not a war of the past, which can find its end in a balancing of interests. It is a matter of who shall live in Europe in the future: the white race with its cultural values and creativity, with its industry and joy in life, or Jewish subhumanity ruling over the stupid, joyless enslaved masses doomed to death.
World plutocracy succeed in 1918 in betraying the German people in the most infamous way. While Marxists organized demonstrations in favor of Wilson’s 14 Points behind the lines, the vultures gathered in the capitals of the Jewish alliance to fight over the spoils. While naive citizens or bribed subjects, who were then presented to the world as heroic representatives of the German people, either did not see through the swindle or even propagated and promoted it, Jewish writers, sure of their triumph, confident that a tortured and demoralized Germany would never rise again, revealed the recipe for their victory. The Kaufmans of 1918 wrote their memoirs as the German people lay in the dust. Every word in their mocking memoirs is today part of the knowledge of the politically educated German people.
World plutocracy today faces the fact that the German people once again cannot be defeated militarily. To an unprecedented extend, the strength of the whole nation has been mobilized. All of Europe supports the Führer’s efforts to build a new order. Blow by blow, the accomplices of world plutocracy’s warmongers are beaten down. England’s final fortress on the continent, the Bolshevist Soviet Union, is crumbling. The war speculators in England and America think that the time has come to trick the German people a la Wilson. They believe they can use their lying slogans to reach a people that is still in the spiritual state of 1918. They think the German people are as they were when Jewish emigrants fled the National Socialist revolution.
But today the German people knows what is at stake. It knows how to distinguish between the lying humanitarian slogans that come from the “Potomac” and the real plan of extermination by Jewish President Nathan Kaufman. The German people knows that the International Jew stands behind the war will of world plutocracy, and warmongers throughout the world. It knows that these hate-filled opponents have only one chance of success: The disunity of the German people. National Socialism has eliminated this possibility. If world plutocracy believes that this struggle can end only with the deadly destruction of one side, then it must know that the German people will not die. All German men and women are fighting and working together in an inseparable people’s community until the victorious conclusion of this struggle. As the Führer said on 30 January 1939:
“The peoples no longer want to die on the battlefield so that the rootless international Jewish race can earn money from war and satisfy its Old Testament lust for revenge. A higher knowledge will triumph over the slogan “Proletarians of all nations, unite!”: namely “Creative members of all nations, recognize your common enemy!”
Now you know what your eternal enemy and foe plan for you. There is only one defense against their plan for destruction: Victory! Reading this Jewish murder plan for the German people will only steel your strength and increase your will for victory And now, back to your weapon, your plow, your workbench or desk. Our slogan is:
Fight, Work, Win!
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The source: This was printed in most remaining German newspapers on 20 April 1945.
At the moment of the war when – so it seems – all forces of hate and destruction have been gathered once again, perhaps for the final time, in the west, the east, the southeast, and the south, seeking to break through our front and give the death blow to the Reich, I once again speak to the German people on the eve of 20 April about the Führer, just as I have done every year since 1933. That has happened at good and bad times in the past. But never before did things stand on such a knife’s edge, never before did the German people have to defend their very lives under such enormous danger, never before did the Reich have to draw on its last strength to protect its threatened self.
Times such as these are rare in history. They are unique and unparalleled for the fighting generation that must survive them. Historical events of similar nature and extent fade in our memory under the pain that we bear, under the sorrows that almost overwhelm us, under tortured questions about our own future and that of our brave, sorely-tested people…
This is not the time to speak of the Führer’s birthday in the usual way or to present him with the usual best wishes. More must be said today, and by one who was won the right both from the Führer and the people. I have been at the Führer’s side for more than twenty years. I have seen his rise and that of his movement from the smallest and most improbable beginnings up to the seizure of power, and gave my best efforts to them as well. I have shared joy and sorrow with the Führer, from unprecedented historic victories to the terrible setbacks in the remarkable years from 1939 until now. I stand beside him today as fate challenges him and his people with its last, most severe test. I am confident that fate will give him and his people the laurel wreath of victory. The fact that Germany yet lives, that Europe and the civilized world have not yet fallen into the dark abyss that looms before us, is thanks to him alone.
He will be the man of this century – who was sure of himself despite terrible pain and suffering – who showed the way to victory. He is the only one who remained true to himself, who did not cheaply sell his faith and his ideals, who always and without doubt followed his straight path toward his goal. That goal may today be hidden behind the piles of rubble that our hate-filled enemies have wrought across our once-proud continent, but which will once again shine before our burning eyes once the rubble has been cleared.
Times like those we experience today demand more of a leader than insight, wisdom, and drive. They demand a toughness and endurance, a steadfastness of heart and soul, that appear only rarely in history, but that when they do appear produce the most admirable achievements of human genius. Burkhardt said in his Observations on World History: “The fates of people and of states, of entire civilizations, can depend on whether an extraordinary person can bring forth the proper strength of soul and action. Normal minds and spirits, no matter how numerous, cannot replace such a person.”
Who can deny that only the Führer has the right to feel these words apply to him and his deeds in our and many coming generations? What can enemy statesmen say in response? They have nothing but superior numbers, their stupid and insane destructiveness and their diabolical lust for annihilation, behind which lurk the chaos of the collapse of civilized humanity. What has come of their loud and emotional theses of happiness, what of their Atlantic Charter and their Four Freedoms? Only hunger, misery, pestilence, and mass death. A whole raped part of the earth cries out against them. Once flourishing cities and villages in every nation of Europe have been transformed into fields of craters, and hundreds of thousands, even millions of women and children in the north, east, and southeast of the continent sigh and weep under the raging scourge of Bolshevism.
The most shining culture the earth has ever seen sinks in ruins and leaves only memories of the greatness of an age destroyed by satanic powers. The peoples are shaken by the most severe economic and social crises, which are but foretastes of the terrible events to come. Our enemies claim that the Führer’s soldiers marched as conquerors through the lands of Europe – but wherever they came, they brought prosperity and happiness, peace, order, reliable conditions, a plenitude of work, and therefore a decent life. Our enemies claim their soldiers came to the same lands as liberators – but wherever they come there is poverty and misery, chaos, devastation and destruction, unemployment, hunger and mass death. And what remains of their so-called freedom is a life that no one would dare call decent even in the darkest corners of Africa.
Here is a clear broad outline of a program of construction that has proved itself useful, humane and beneficial, positive and forward-looking, in its own as well as in all the other lands of Europe. It stands against the fantasies of Jewish-Plutocratic-Bolshevist destruction. Here stands a man, sure of himself, having a clear and firm will, against the unnatural coalition of enemy statesmen who are only the lackeys and tools of this world conspiracy. Europe once had the choice between these two. It chose concealed anarchy, and must today pay for its mistake with million-fold agony. It will not have much time any more to choose its fate a second time. It is a matter of life or death!
A British newspaper wrote a few days ago that the result of the insane policies of the enemy powers would surely be a revolution of the European peoples against the Anglo-American plutocracy, and that Hitler was the man who was hindered by the same plutocracy through an unholy alliance with Asiatic Bolshevism as he began to bring Europe political and economic happiness. That is how it is, and nothing can whitewash our plutocratic enemies of their crimes.
Opposing this apparently all-powerful coalition of destructive satanic forces brings with it tests and burdens of superhuman nature, but that is not dishonorable – the opposite in fact! To bravely accept a battle that is unavoidable and inescapable, to wage it in the name of divine providence, to have confidence in it and its eventual blessing, to stand before fate with a pure conscience and clean hands, to bear all suffering and every test, never even thinking of being untrue to one’s historic mission, never wavering even in the most difficult hours of the final battle – that is not only manly, it is also German in the best sense of the word! Would our people not accept this task and not fight for it as if it were the word of god, it would not deserve to live any longer, and would lose any possibility of further life.
What we experience today is the last act of a powerful drama that began on 1 August 1914 and which we Germans gave up on on 9 November 1918 just before the end. That is why we had to begin again on 1 September 1939. What we hoped to spare ourselves in November 1918 we have paid for two- or threefold today. There is no escape – unless the German people surrenders any kind of decent human life and is ready to forever live in a way that would shame even the most primitive African tribes.
If it is manly and German as Führer of a great and brave people to depend wholly on oneself in this struggle, relying on one’s own own strength and certainty as well as the help of god in the face of an enemy who threatens with overwhelming numbers, to fight rather than to capitulate, then it is just as manly and German for a people to follow such a Führer, unconditionally and loyally, without excuse or reservation, to shake off all feelings of weakness and uncertainty, to trust in the good star that is above him and us all. This is all the more true when that star at times is covered by a black cloud. Misfortune must not make us cowardly, but rather resistant, never giving a mocking watching world the appearance of wavering. Rather than hoisting the white flag of surrender that the enemy expects, raise the old swastika banner of a fanatic and wild resistance, renewing the oath that we swore so often in the happy and safe days of peace, thanking god again and again that he gave us a true leader for these terrible times, feeling bound in our hearts to his sorrows and trials, thus showing the enemy world that they can wound but not kill us, that they can beat us bloody but not force us down, torture us, but not demoralize us!
Is there a single German who disagrees? After six years of battle, could our people debase itself so low as to forget honor and duty, surrendering in the turmoil of the moment its holy and inalienable right to its great future for a pot of soup? Who would dare suggest that? Who holds us in such contempt that he believes that now, just as we stand before the final and decisive round of the war, we would be untrue to all our sworn ideals, that we would throw all our hopes for the future of our Reich overboard, giving up in the midst of the confusion of misfortune that has overcome us on ourselves, our land and people, and the lives of our children and children’s children?
The world speaks of loyalty as a German virtue. How could our people have withstood the tests of this war without it, and how could it survive the war’s coming end without it? For it is ending! The war is nearing its end. The insanity that the enemy powers of unleashed on humanity has gone beyond all bounds. The whole world feels only shame and disgust. The perverse coalition between plutocracy and Bolshevism is collapsing! Fate has taken the head of the enemy conspiracy [U.S. President Roosevelt had died the week before]. It is the same fate that the Führer escaped on 20 July 1944 [the date of an assassination attempt on Hitler], amidst the dead, the wounded and the ruins, so that he could finish his work – through pain and trials it is true, but nonetheless as providence ordained.
Once more the armies of the enemy powers storm against our defensive fronts. Behind them is the slavering force of International Jewry that wants no peace until it has reached its satanic goal of world destruction. But its hopes are in vain! As he has done so often before, god will throw Lucifer back into the abyss even as he stands before the gates of power over all the peoples. A man of truly timeless greatness, of unique courage, of a steadfastness that elevates the hearts of some and shakes those of others, will be his tool. Who will maintain that this man can be found in the leadership of Bolshevism or plutocracy? No, the German people bore him. It chose him, it by free election made him Führer. It knows his works of peace and now wants to bear and fight the war that was forced upon him until its successful end.
Within a few years after the war, Germany will flourish as never before. Its ruined landscapes and provinces will be filled with new, more beautiful cities and villages in which happy people dwell. All of Europe will share in this prosperity. We will again be friends of all peoples of good will, and will work together with them to repair the grave wounds that scar the face of our noble continent. Our daily bread will grow on rich fields of grain, stilling the hunger of the millions who today suffer and starve. There will be jobs in plenitude, the deepest source of human happiness, from which will come blessing and strength for all. Chaos will vanish. The underworld will not rule this part of the world, but rather order, peace, and prosperity.
That was always our goal! It is our goal today. If the enemy powers had their way, humanity would drown in a sea of blood and tears. War would follow war and revolution would follow revolution, finally destroying the last remnants of a world that was once beautiful and lovely, and that will be so again.
But if we achieve our goals, the project of social construction begun in Germany in 1933 and was rudely interrupted in 1939 will be taken up again with renewed strength. Other peoples will join in – not because we force them to, but rather of their own free will – because there is no other way out of the world crisis. Who could show the way save the Führer! His work is the work of order. His enemies have only a devil’s work of anarchy and devastation to set against his work.
German history is not rich in great statesmen. But where one has appeared he usually had something to say and give not only to his own people, but to the world. What would there be European about Europe had not German kaisers and kings, counts and generals and their armies repeatedly withstood the onslaughts from the east! Usually only a disunited continent stood behind them that either did not understood or even fell upon Germany in the midst of its saving work for Europe. Why should it be any different today? At the present state of things, which the war is just before, or perhaps even in the midst of, a peripeteia, it is difficult to understand this great battle between peoples. One thing, however, can no longer be disputed: If there had been no Adolf Hitler, if Germany had been led by a government like those in Finland, Bulgaria, or Rumania, it would long since have become the prey of Bolshevism. Lenin once said the path to world revolution leads though Poland and the Reich. Poland is already in the possession of the Kremlin, despite all the attempts of the Anglo-Americans to conceal it. If Germany had followed, or would follow, what would become of the rest of our continent?
To ask the question is to answer it. The Soviets would probably already be at the Atlantic coast, and England sooner or later would receive its just reward for its betrayal of Europe that finds its most wretched expression in its marriage with Bolshevism. In the United States too, one would soon think differently of the dreadful world phenomenon that a Jewish press entirely and fully conceals from the American public.
If the world still lives, and not only our world but the rest of it as well, whom has it to thank other than the Führer? It may defame and slander him today, persecuting him with its base hatred, but it will have to revise this standpoint or bitterly regret it! He is the core of resistance to the collapse of the world. He is Germany’s bravest heart and our people’s most passionate will. I permit myself to make a judgment that must be made today: If the nation still breaths, if it still has the chance of victory, if there is still an escape from the deadly danger it faces – it is thanks to him. He is steadfastness itself. I have never seen him fail or falter, or weaken or tire. He will go his way to the end, and there awaits not the end of his people, but rather a new and happy beginning to an era in which Germandom will flourish as never before.
Listen, Germans! Millions of people look to this man from every land on the earth, still doubting and questioning whether he knows the way out of the great misfortune that has befallen the world. He will show the peoples that way, but we look to him full of hope and with a deep, unshakable faith. We stand behind him with fortitude and courage: soldier and civilian, man, woman and child – a people determined to do all to defend its life and honor. He may look his enemies in the eye, for we promise him that he does not need to look behind him. We will not waver or weaken. We will never desert him, no matter how desperate and dangerous the hour. We stand with him, as he stands with us – in Germanic loyalty as we have sworn, as we shall fulfill. We do not need to tell him, for he knows and must know: Führer command! – We will follow! We feel him in us and around us. God give him strength and health and preserve him from every danger. We will do the rest.
Our misfortune has made us mature, but not robbed us of our character. Germany is still the land of loyalty. It will celebrate its greatest triumphs in the midst of danger. Never will history record that in these days a people deserted its Führer or a Führer deserted his people. And that is victory. We have often wished the Führer in happy times our best on this evening. Today in the midst of suffering and danger, our greeting is much deeper and more profound. May he remain what he is to us and always was – Our Hitler!
by Dr. William Pierce
One of the subjects we’ve covered a number of times in this newsletter is the Jewish control of the news and entertainment media and the enormous damage this control is doing to America and to our people. We write about this so much because there’s hardly anything in the world more important, hardly anything which demands our attention more urgently.
The evidence of the damage being done is quite obvious, but somehow many people manage to not notice that evidence. I had a newspaper reporter in my office a few weeks ago, and he asked me, “Why do you object to the Jews controlling the media? Aren’t they running things about the same way anyone else would?”
I told him, “No, they’re running things to fit their Jewish agenda, and that agenda is not good for us.”
Then he asked me for specific examples: “What are the Jews doing with their control of the media that’s harmful to us?”
Now, I really don’t believe that the reporter wanted an answer to that question, because this was a man who knew which side his bread was buttered on. He couldn’t afford to be thinking bad thoughts about the people on whom his career depended, but I gave him an answer anyway. I gave him some specific, concrete examples of the way in which the Jewish control of our news and entertainment media was damaging us as a people. Perhaps you’ll be interested in hearing some of those examples too, and so I’ll share them with you.
The first example I gave the reporter involved the largest media conglomerate in America, the Walt Disney Company. I reminded the reporter that Walt Disney, who was a Gentile — who was one of us — had been a pioneer in the motion picture industry. He was one of the men who built Hollywood. He built it by giving us films like Snow White and Fantasia and Cinderella. These were not just healthy, wholesome films: they were films, which struck a deeply responsive chord in us, because Walt Disney shared our roots.
While Disney was winning a place in the hearts of people of European descent all over the world, the rest of Hollywood was being taken over by Jews. By the late 1920s it was apparent that not only was there money to be made in motion pictures, but motion pictures could become a very influential medium, and so Jews began taking over.
By the time Disney died he was about the only major non-Jewish film maker left in Hollywood. After his death Jews took control of the Disney company, and today it is controlled by Michael Eisner. Eisner immediately began making propaganda films designed to encourage degeneracy in viewers.
I gave to the reporter as an example of Eisner’s films one that came out a couple of years ago and received all sorts of acclaim and awards from Jewish reviewers in the New York Times and other Jewish newspapers: it was The Crying Game, which was made by the Miramax division of Disney, a division headed by the Weinstein brothers. The Crying Game was a film about homosexuality and transvestitism and interracial sex. The message of the film was that these things are all right: that homosexuals and transvestites are people just like us, and that we should love them, and that it’s all right for us to share their life-style.
Racial and sexual roles deliberately were made ambiguous in the film: a British soldier who just happens to be a Negro, an Irishman’s mulatto girl friend who just happens to be a man wearing a dress. I doubt that I’ve ever seen a film with a sicker, more destructive message. And this film was held up by the Jewish media as wonderfully “sensitive,” as wonderfully artistic. Nor was The Crying Game any sort of fluke or exception to the rule. Mr. Eisner has produced many other films with a similarly destructive message.
I also gave the reporter to whom I was speaking examples about the destructive way in which the Jews use their control of the news media. Do you remember the enormous hullabaloo in the news media a few months ago when two White soldiers at Fort Bragg, in North Carolina, got drunk and shot a convicted Black crack dealer and his female companion? It was on the television news and in the big newspapers day after day after day. “Racism in the Army!” the headlines were screaming. News commentators wrung their hands and agonized over “White supremacy” at Fort Bragg. “What can we do about White supremacy in the military?” they moaned. And, of course, the politicians, who certainly know which side their bread is buttered on, had to get into the act. The White House issued statements. The secretary of the Army announced that an investigation would be launched to find out about White racists in the Army and then to boot them out when it found them. We were treated to tearful television interviews with the relatives of the slain Black crack dealer. We’re still hearing about the killing of this convicted Black criminal by two drunken White soldiers, as Jewish groups continue to use it as an example in their media campaign for new laws against what they call “hate crimes” and “hate speech.” Just two weeks ago there was yet another big article about it headed “Extremism in the Ranks” in Newsweek magazine, which is owned by the Jewish Washington Post. Everybody has heard about this shooting at Fort Bragg.
Now I’ll tell you about a shooting you haven’t heard about — unless you happen to live in the immediate vicinity of Camp Pendleton, the big Marine base in southern California. Last month, on March 5, 1996, a 28-year-old Marine sergeant who was stationed at Camp Pendleton hid a .45-caliber pistol under his jacket, walked into the office of the executive officer of his unit, Lt. Colonel Daniel Kidd, and shot Kidd twice in the back, killing him. He then turned his pistol on the commanding officer, Lt. Col. Thomas Heffner, and shot Heffner in the chest, critically wounding him.
Both Lt. Colonel Kidd and Lt. Colonel Heffner are White. The murderer, Sergeant Jessie Quintanilla, is a dark-skinned Pacific Islander from Guam. When Quintanilla ran out of the office after shooting the two White officers, he shouted that he had done it “for the Brown side” and that the killings of Whites would continue until all non-Whites are released from prison.
Amazingly, not even the San Diego-area newspapers, which could hardly avoid at least reporting the bare facts of the shootings, suggested that race was a motive or that the killing of Lt. Colonel Kidd was a “hate crime.” They ignored the race factor. The national media, so far as I am aware, have scrupulously avoided the whole story. No statements from the White House, no call for investigations of Brown racism in the Marines, no headlines anywhere about “extremism,” no calls from Jewish organizations for new laws to control “haters” in the military.
Now, what is the difference between the shootings at Fort Bragg and the shootings at Camp Pendleton which could have justified the glaring difference in the way they were treated by the controlled news media? Was it that the Fort Bragg shootings were a more serious crime than the Camp Pendleton shootings? Was the killing of a convicted Black drug dealer by two drunken White soldiers more newsworthy than the cold-blooded murder of a White Marine Corps officer with an outstanding service record by a non-White sergeant with a hatred of White people? Was the Fort Bragg shooting more cause for concern on the part of ordinary Americans than the Camp Pendleton shooting?
I don’t think so.
Let me suggest that the difference in the way in which the shootings were treated by the news media stems from the fact that the Jewish bosses of the media have an agenda of their own, and they slant the news accordingly. They make the news fit their agenda. The Jews who control the news media have a program to “sensitize” White Americans about racial matters, and by that I mean that they want to instill in White Americans a sense of White racial guilt, to make White Americans feel that any sense of White racial solidarity is reprehensible, to persuade them that any White resistance to demands by non-Whites is “racist” and therefore wicked.
And so they deliberately — I say deliberately, knowingly, calculatingly — create the impression with their biased and selective reporting of the news that White attacks on non-Whites are a far bigger problem than non-White attacks on Whites, whereas exactly the opposite is true. The shooting at Fort Bragg suited the Jews’ purpose, and so they gave it enormous publicity and drummed it into everyone’s consciousness. The shooting at Camp Pendleton didn’t suit their purpose, and so they gave it minimal coverage in the news media they control. That’s the sort of thing I have in mind when I say that the Jewish control of the media is doing enormous damage to our people. It’s giving the average American a grossly distorted view of the world.
I’ll give you another example, one which most of us probably have heard about. In Chicago earlier this year a White mother and her two young children were murdered by Blacks in an especially horrible manner. The White woman was slashed open with a butcher knife, and an unborn infant was ripped from her womb by Blacks who wanted the baby. The woman’s children, a ten-year-old daughter and an eight-year-old son, were stabbed to death. These were racial killings, but because the victims were White and the murderers were Black most of the media would have preferred to ignore them. The unusually atrocious nature of the crime caught the attention of the tabloids, however, and so the rest of the news media were obliged to give it minimal and grudging coverage. But there were no demands from Jewish organizations, like the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, for new “hate crime” laws because of these hate-inspired murders. There were no hand-wringing editorials about the murders in the New York Times or the Washington Post. The television networks wasted no tears on the victims. The whole attitude of the media was: the less said about these murders the better.
Can you imagine how different the treatment by the media would have been if the races of the victims and the murderers had been interchanged? Imagine that a gang of neo-Nazi skinheads had grabbed a pregnant Black woman and her two Black children, had stabbed the Black children to death and then killed the Black woman by ripping her open with a knife and tearing her unborn child from her body and running off with it. That would have been on the front page and the editorial page of the New York Times, the Washington Post, and every other Jewish newspaper in the country for weeks. Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather would still be telling us about it every evening. Every television screen in the country would still be full of politicians, priests, and rabbis telling us what we must do to eliminate “White racism.” They would be telling us what kind of “racist” books and “racist” radio programs and “racist” music the skinheads were exposed to which led them to kill the Black family. And of course, spokesmen for the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League would be given non-stop media coverage as they clamored for laws to make Politically Incorrect speech illegal. You know that’s the way it would be handled.
And that sort of slanted news is damaging, because tens of millions of White Americans actually believe what they see on television and read in the newspapers. They cannot distinguish between the real world and the slanted world portrayed by the media masters. They assume that real people behave the way the actors in Mr. Eisner’s The Crying Game behaved; moreover, they assume that’s approved behavior. They assume that the news stories selected for the evening television news programs are truly representative of what is happening in the world. Their opinions and attitudes are shaped by the slanted world of the media rather than by the real world. In the long run this Jewish media control is not just damaging: it is lethal. It will destroy us. And that, of course, is just what it is intended to do.
Here’s another specific example of the way in which the Jewish control of our media is used to damage us as a people. Do you remember the Republic of South Africa? Do you remember what the media did to that country? Let me remind you. For years the mass media in America maintained a solid wall of hostility against South Africa. The Whites there were unspeakably wicked, according to the media, because they practiced a system they called “apartheid,” which simply means apartness, or separation of the races.
Now, it is true that we always have had a busybody element among our own people — egalitarians and other foolish or malicious types who always are looking for an opportunity to force others to conform to their ideas — but without the support of the Jewish media the busybody element would not have been able to do much damage. It was the controlled media which made “apartheid” a dirty word; it was the controlled media which made the attitude toward South Africa a major political issue in this country; it was the controlled media which made a government enforced boycott of trade with South Africa politically popular; it was the controlled media which viciously attacked anyone who had a good word to say about South Africa; it was the controlled media over here which provided a forum for the handful of South African traitors and terrorists who were trying to destabilize their own society.
And ultimately it was the controlled media which destroyed South Africa. As the economic damage to South Africa from the trade boycott mounted, White South Africans found themselves under increasing pressure. Furthermore, they were being subjected to the same anti-White hate propaganda that we were. The films they saw, the television programs they watched in South Africa came from Hollywood and New York. And eventually the South Africans became so demoralized that they foolishly turned their country over to Black rule, hoping that somehow that would make the world love them and their economy would improve.
What actually has happened, of course, is that crime and mismanagement have skyrocketed and standards have fallen, and now the White South Africans who are able to go some place else are leaving. What has happened to every other country in sub-Saharan Africa after the Whites turned the government over to the Blacks is now happening to South Africa. It is slipping back toward the jungle. And the controlled media in America played the largest single role in bringing this result about.
And this result was deliberate. It was calculated. It was planned. It was not because of any fuzzy-minded, do-gooder sentiment on the part of the media bosses. They knew exactly what they were doing. It was cold-blooded. Compare this media concern with equality for Blacks in South Africa with the attitude of the media toward the behavior of the Jewish government in Israel. That government practices what is known as collective punishment. If a Palestinian is suspected of being a freedom fighter — suspected, not convicted — the Jewish government punishes his whole family. His wife, his parents, his children will be arrested and tortured. The house they live in will be blown up. Have you ever heard the controlled media criticize this sort of behavior?
Now, patriots have various concerns, various priorities. Some of them believe that we should concern ourselves first and foremost with the way the U.S. government handles its finances, with ruinous taxation and scandalous welfare programs. Some of them believe that our out-of-control immigration situation is our most pressing problem. Others are concerned primarily with the government’s failure to deal effectively with street crime. And some have focused on the breakdown of our educational system under the impact of forced equality, or on the decay of our morals.
But I tell you that we can solve none of these problems until we regain control of our news and entertainment media. So long as the Jews control our mass media they will control our politicians, and so long as they control our politicians they will control the policies of the government. We will not be able to shut down the welfare system or control our borders or make our cities safe or restore our standards and values so long as the controlled mass media are able to make a majority of our people feel guilty for wanting to do these things, so long as the media are able to make people believe that keeping Mexicans and Haitians out of the country or shutting off the flow of welfare is racist, and that racism is the worst of all sins.
So long as the Jews control our mass media they will be able to keep enough of our people confused and misled and divided so that we cannot regain control of our government by peaceful, democratic means.
If we are to regain control of our destiny and survive as a people, then we have only two choices: violent revolution to take the control of the mass media back by force, or gentle but effective persuasion to lead more and more of our people from confusion into understanding.
I personally believe that violent revolution is not feasible at this time, and as long as the course of gentle persuasion remains open to us, that is the course we must choose. I believe that the only proper thing for us to do now is to continue building our own media and making them more effective — media like our series of radio broadcasts and our World Wide Web sites on the Internet and the books and magazines published by National Vanguard Books.
Published by the Independent On-Line, May 26, 2006
Just 15 years ago, there wasn’t a single millionaire in Russia. Now it’s home to a breed of wheeling-dealing tycoons who measure their wealth in billions – and know how to flaunt it. But who are they? How have they built up such unimaginable fortunes in so little time? And can the world’s luxury yacht-makers keep up with demand? From Abramovich to Zingarevich, Andrew Osborn lifts the gold-plated lid on the masters of the post-Soviet universe
A IS FOR ABRAMOVICH
The undisputed oligarch of oligarchs. With an estimated £9.8bn to his name, Roman Abramovich, the 39-year-old owner of Chelsea Football Club, is Russia’s richest citizen. He spends much of his time in London, where he owns a town house in Belgravia, a flat in Knightsbridge and a country estate in Sussex. The reclusive billionaire is married with five children and visits Russia several times a year to perform his duties as one of its regional governors. Though Abramovich is said to be on good terms with President Vladimir Putin, many ordinary Russians resent the fact that he spends so much of his money and time in the UK. He made his billions in the anarchic 1990s, when much of Russia’s industry was sold off to a canny few for a fraction of its real value. In his case, he managed to get his hands on major oil and aluminium interests. Last year he sold the crown jewel in his empire – the Sibneft oil company – to the Kremlin-controlled Gazprom for £7bn, the biggest transaction in Russian corporate history. He owns three superyachts and a private jet.
B IS FOR BEREZOVSKY
One of the Russian oligarchy’s most colourful and political characters. With an estimated £540m in his back pocket, 60-year-old Boris Berezovsky is a former maths professor who used his powers of logic to get rich. Afraid of being jailed by the Kremlin, Berezovsky won political sanctuary in the UK, where he now lives and is officially known as Platon Elenin by the Home Office. The Russian government regards him as a criminal and has unsuccessfully tried to have him extradited on fraud charges. Berezovsky insists the charges are false and politically motivated. A fierce critic of Vladimir Putin, he has dedicated himself to toppling the Russian President, financing anti-Kremlin activity (including Ukraine’s Orange Revolution) across the former USSR. Berezovsky made his money in the 1990s by capitalising on his close contacts with the entourage of then President Boris Yeltsin. His connections saw him acquire lucrative stakes in the Russian oil, car and media industries, many of which he has since sold at enormous profit. Forbes estimates he is Russia’s 43rd-richest individual, and that most of his money is tied up in investment funds. He lives with his fourth wife in a palatial Surrey mansion and has six children from different marriages.
C IS FOR CHIGIRINSKY
Fifty-six-year-old Shalva Chigirinsky is one of the movers and shakers responsible for Moscow’s dramatic metamorphosis from drab Soviet-era city into a cutting-edge metropolis. Worth an estimated £525m, he is one of the Russian capital’s most successful property developers, and his firm ST Development has exclusive rights to redevelop some of the country’s most prestigious sites – a task for which he has signed up British architect Sir Norman Foster. Chigirinsky has commissioned Foster to play a leading role in the resurrection of the city’s oldest and most central district, adjacent to the Kremlin, where the hulking Soviet-era Rossiya Hotel currently stands. The oligarch is also paying Foster to design what will be Europe’s tallest tower, to redevelop an entire island district in St Petersburg, and to create a huge entertainment complex in southern Moscow. According to Forbes, he is Russia’s 47th-wealthiest individual and is married with two children. Some of his wealth comes from a London-listed oil company called Sibir Energy. Chigirinsky makes no secret of his dislike for Roman Abramovich, whom he accuses of having stolen half an oilfield belonging to Sibir. Abramovich denies the accusation.
D IS FOR DERIPASKA
Oleg Deripaska is the king of Russia’s aluminium industry, a man whose name strikes fear into many of his competitors. With a fortune estimated at £4.8bn, he also has interests in the timber and car industries. Aged 38, Forbes says the success of the company he controls, Basic Element, makes him the country’s sixth-richest individual. His competitors allege that he uses strong-arm tactics in hostile takeovers and is not easily dissuaded from backing down. In 2001 he married Polina Yumasheva, former President Boris Yeltsin’s granddaughter, and has long enjoyed close relations with Russia’s political élite. He and his wife have two children and a Grade-I listed Regency house in Belgravia that they are thought to have purchased for £25m. Deripaska spends a lot of time in Britain, where he has taken English lessons at the London School of Economics. He counts Roman Abramovich, a former business partner, among his friends, and has been known to turn up at Stamford Bridge on a Saturday to watch Chelsea play. He began his career in 1993 as a commodities trader.
E IS FOR EVTUSHENKOV
Vladimir Evtushenkov, 57, may not be a household name in the UK, but the Bill Gates lookalike should be. With an estimated £4.1bn to his name, Forbes says he is Russia’s eighth-richest man. The source of his wealth is the sprawling telecoms-to-real-estate conglomerate that he controls called Sistema, which he helped set up in 1993. The company floated on the London Stock Exchange last year with a value of £4.3bn. Sistema includes some of the juiciest assets that once belonged to the state in Moscow – the Russian capital’s fixed-line telephone network, its principal mobile phone operator MTS (which is now Eastern Europe’s biggest), the iconic Children’s World department store, thousands of square feet of prime office space and a big insurance company. Sistema also makes microchips and has a foothold in the biotech industry. Married with two children, Evtushenkov is regarded as one of the most erudite oligarchs, and has a doctorate in economics. Like mostoligarchs, he owns a private jet.
F IS FOR FRIDMAN
In his youth, Mikhail Fridman used to be a ticket tout. Now he is worth an estimated £5.6bn, and is Russia’s fourth-richest man. His success is based on the banking-to-telecoms consortium Alfa Group. He founded it and is today one of the company’s majority shareholders. He has come a long way since his student days in Moscow, when he made extra cash by selling theatre tickets and organising discos. His often-grinning face belies a tough business outlook, which he summed up in a TV interview in 2002. “Nobody is anyone’s friend,” he said. “Because to one degree or another we are all competitors.” The 42-year-old businessman is married with two children and is currently being sued for slander in a London court by Boris Berezovsky. Fridman has traditionally enjoyed good relations with the Kremlin but suffered a setback earlier this year when his sprawling dacha (country house) was seized by the Russian government. A court said the dacha, formerly state property, had been illegally privatised and ruled that Fridman had to return it. The Alfa group has significant stakes in Russo-Anglo oil joint-venture TNK-BP, a large supermarket chain, and a number of mobile operators.
G IS FOR GUSINSKY
Vladimir Gusinsky, 53, used to be one of Russia’s most powerful media magnates, but he lost almost everything and is now more minigarch than oligarch. Like several others on this list, his story shows how dependant oligarchs are on the Kremlin’s goodwill. Gusinsky flourished under President Boris Yeltsin but saw his empire collapse when Vladimir Putin came to power. In the 1990s the flamboyant former theatre director appeared to have the Midas touch, founding Media Most, a company that included newspaper Segodnya, independent TV station NTV, and a banking and property empire. But NTV became a thorn in the Kremlin’s side with its highly critical coverage of the war in Chechnya. In 2000 Gusinsky was accused of embezzlement and money laundering and was forced into exile. He denies wrongdoing to this day but resides in Israel. His fortune is estimated to have dwindled to £187m, a figure not high enough for him to make it into Russia’s “Golden 100”. He is married with three children.
H IS FOR KHAN
(Since there is no H in the Cyrillic alphabet.) Forty-four-year-old German Khan is estimated to have £3.6bn to his name, which makes him Russia’s 12th-richest individual. Yet little is known about him and he is regarded as one of the most reclusive, low-profile oligarchs. A close friend and business partner of fellow oligarchs Mikhail Fridman and Viktor Vekselberg, with whom he holidays every year, he owns a major stake in telecoms and banking consortium Alfa Group. But his speciality is oil, and he is on the management board of Anglo-Russian oil joint venture TNK-BP, in which Alfa owns a 25 percent stake. Like Fridman, he was born in the 1960s in what was then Soviet Ukraine. In the 1980s he met Fridman and several other future oligarchs while studying at Moscow’s Institute of Steel and Alloys, a twist of serendipity that was to make his fortune. He is married with two children.
I IS FOR IVANISHVILI
Boris Ivanishvili used to be known as “the man who nobody knew anything about”, despite being worth an estimated £2.5bn. Like many oligarchs, he shied away from publicity and until 2005 there was only one photograph of him in the public domain. Today, more is known about Russia’s 19th-richest individual, who is in fact of Georgian origin. Aged 50, and married with three children, the source of his wealth is metals and banking. Forbes’ description of the secret of his success could apply to dozens of other oligarchs. “He bought firms that nobody needed for tens of millions of dollars and sold them for billions of dollars.” He got his start in the 1980s selling computers, moved on to importing what was then a novelty in Russia, push-button phones, before moving into banking. As he grew more successful he bought run-down mines around the country that he was later to sell for big profits. He has now largely sold up and his money is in investment funds. He lives in a huge house cut out of a hillside in his native Georgia.
J IS FOR JORDAN & JENNINGS
Boris Jordan and Stephen Jennings are Russia’s honorary oligarchs. They do not possess Russian passports but they helped the bona fide oligarchs accumulate their wealth in the anarchic post-Soviet 1990s, managing to make some serious money themselves along the way. In 1992 the two men were brought in by the Kremlin to organise the country’s first privatisation auction, that of the Bolshevik Biscuit Factory in Moscow. Jordan is an American investment banker of Russian origin, Jennings a rugby-loving New Zealander. When the duo realised how cheaply Russia was going to sell off its crown jewels, Jordan, now 39, and Jennings, now 46, decided they wanted a slice of the action. The two made a fortune as stockbrokers in the Russian market, setting up investment bank Renaissance Capital in 1995. According to Forbes, both men would qualify for Russia’s rich list were it not for the colour of their passports. Renaissance Capital, which Jennings now heads, is estimated to be worth around £800m, while Jordan is managing some £300m worth of investments through his Sputnik Investment Fund.
K IS FOR KHODORKOVSKY
Once Russia’s richest man and its most powerful oligarch, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, 42, is now the country’s most famous inmate. He was jailed for fraud and tax evasion last year. His supporters contend that he was imprisoned because of his growing interest in politics, and his opposition to President Putin. The Kremlin claims that he was a latter-day Al Capone who was involved in organised crime who had to be stopped.
When Forbes published its first Russian rich list in 2004, Khodorkovsky headed it with an estimated £8bn fortune, ahead of Roman Abramovich. That figure is now estimated to have dwindled to several hundred million pounds, and he does not feature on this year’s rich list since he has been all but stripped of his assets.
Married (second time round) with four children, the original source of his wealth was oil, via the Yukos company that he built up during the 1990s. He is serving his eight-year prison sentence 3,100 miles east of Moscow in the remote Siberian penal colony of Yag 14/10, where his current existence bears little resemblance to the life he knew outside of prison. Khodorkovsky was recently attacked by a fellow inmate with a cobbler’s knife.
L IS FOR LISIN
Vladimir Lisin, 50, used to work in a coal mine in Siberia. Now he is worth an estimated £6bn, heads one of Russia’s largest steel-makers, enjoys shooting clay pigeons and chomping on Cohiba cigars, and is the country’s third-wealthiest individual. Lisin sold a seven per cent stake in his steel giant Novolipetsk to investors on the London Stock Exchange last year. The sale raised over £325m, and he still has an 83 per cent stake in the world’s fourth-largest steel-maker to fall back on. Married with three children, he has never dabbled in politics though he does pour some money into daily newspaper Gazeta. He worked his way up through the metals industry from the shop floor. In 1993 he became involved with Novolipetsk and steadily made it his own. While others were buying luxury cars or villas in France, he thought “it was time to buy up shares” in the metals sector, he told Kompaniya magazine. He keeps a low profile, but last year he was reported to have bought a sprawling Scottish hunting estate.
M IS FOR MORDASHOV
Nicknamed “the tank” because of his bear-like stature, Aleksei Mordashov is estimated to be worth £4.5bn. He is Russia’s seventh-richest man according to Forbes and a traditional oligarch in so far as he is a steel magnate. He owns a large stake in steel giant Severstal, which was privatised in 1993. Like so many of the oligarchs, the 40-year-old Mordashov was in the right place at the right time. He was finance director of the Cherepovets steel mill north of Moscow and was asked by the elderly general director to buy up the company’s shares to prevent them falling into the hands of an outsider. Mordashov snapped up a lot of the shares on the cheap for himself. In 1996 he became the firm’s general director and later turned it into a powerful conglomerate, buying a car-maker, coal mines, railway companies and port facilities. Unusually for an oligarch, he has lamented the huge gulf between Russia’s rich and poor. Married with three children, he is regarded as a Kremlin loyalist and as a staunch Vladimir Putin supporter.
N IS FOR NEVZLIN
Leonid Nevzlin, 46, must be one of the few billionaires who is also wanted for murder. Like his friend and long-time business associate Mikhail Khodorkovsky, he has incurred the Kremlin’s wrath and now lives in Israel. He contends that the fraud and murder charges against him are fabricated, and is doing all he can to avoid extradition back to his homeland.
In 2004, the last time he appeared on Forbes’ Russian rich list, he was estimated to be worth around £1bn. That figure is thought to be much lower today. Like Khodorkovsky, a large proportion of his wealth was tied up in the oil company Yukos, much of which has since been seized by the Kremlin.
Nevzlin is married with two children and began his ascent into the ranks of the super-rich one day in 1987 when he answered a job ad. He became a computer programmer working with Khodorkovsky and remained the famous oligarch’s right-hand man until 2001. He helped to organise and fund the successful re-election campaign of Boris Yeltsin in 1996. Like Khodorkovsky, he has a penchant for dabbling in politics and is a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin.
O IS FOR OIF
Of all the oligarchs, Valery Oif, a close associate and friend of Roman Abramovich’s, is the most mysterious. According to Forbes, he is worth around £500m, making him Russia’s 52nd-wealthiest individual. Yet there is precious little information on him, apart from the fact that he is 42 years old and married with one son. This is all the more surprising given that he is a senator representing a Siberian constituency in Russia’s Federation Council. By all accounts when he gets publicity he hates it – when his name was published on Forbes’ first Russian rich list in 2004 he was reportedly “furious”. The source of his wealth is oil – he had a senior management position and minority stake in Sibneft. Oif is a Muscovite and was friendly with Abramovich as a student when the two travelled round Russia with other friends. He was among those who set up a company with Abramovich making plastic toys, and he appears to have been one of his most important lieutenants ever since.
P IS FOR POTANIN
In the dying days of the USSR, Vladimir Potanin had just over £5,000 in his pocket, but he had a vision. Fifteen years later he is worth an estimated £4bn, and is ranked by Forbes as Russia’s ninth-richest individual. The company he manages, Norilsk Nickel, is the world’s largest producer of palladium and platinum. Potanin won control of Norilsk in the 1990s from the mine’s Communist-era directors. It was he who in 1995 devised a controversial scheme whereby the government sold off state enterprises on the cheap in return for loans. Potanin has always been an insider. His father was a senior trade official in the USSR and he himself graduated from Moscow’s élite Institute for International Relations. In 1996 he became the country’s First Deputy Prime Minister under Yeltsin, the highest office ever held by an oligarch. He is 45, married with three children, and lives in an exclusive Moscow apartment complex with its own ski run. He is now building his own ski resort in southern Russia.
Q IS FOR KLEBNIKOV
There is no Q in the Cyrillic alphabet, but Paul Klebnikov’s name will forever be associated with the oligarchs whose wealth he brought to global attention. Klebnikov, an American of Russian origin, was the editor of the Russian edition of Forbes, and it was he who in May 2004 published the country’s first authoritative rich list telling the world exactly how wealthy Russia’s super rich were, and what they spent their money on. Less than two months after the list hit the newsstands, Klebnikov was shot dead in a drive-by contract killing. He was 41 and married with three children. His killers have never been found, though the Russian authorities have tried to prove – so far unsuccessfully – that he was murdered by two Chechens acting on behalf of a Chechen warlord he had offended. Others believe that he may have been killed because of his exposure of the famously secretive oligarchs. When first released, the Forbes list caused anger among Russia’s super-wealthy, who were worried the tax authorities and kidnappers would use it to target them.
R IS FOR RASHNIKOV
In 1967 Viktor Rashnikov was a humble fitter in a workshop in one of the Soviet Union’s biggest steel plants. Nearly 40 years later, he chairs the company’s board and has an estimated personal fortune of £2.9bn, making him Russia’s 16th-wealthiest individual. The 57-year-old Rashnikov and a group of like-minded managers are thought to control 99 per cent of the shares in the iron and steel works in Magnitogorsk, Siberia. The mill is Russia’s largest steel producer and one of the most glittering jewels in the country’s industrial crown. The plant achieved legendary status during the Second World War when it churned out half of all Soviet tanks and ammunition. Little is known about Rashnikov except that he was born and bred in Magnitogorsk and still lives there. He enjoys the support of President Vladimir Putin, loves ice hockey, and is married with two children. He worked his way up from the workshop floor to become the plant’s general director in 1997. Since then he has resisted hostile takeovers and blackmail to become one of the country’s wealthier oligarchs.
S IS FOR SMOLENSKY
Nikolai Smolensky is the controversial 25-year-old known as “baby oligarch”. In 2004 he bought iconic British sports car maker TVR for an estimated £15m, only to announce the plant’s closure two years later with big job losses. Aleksander Smolensky, his father, is an oligarch of classic 1990s vintage who is no less controversial. The bank he once controlled – SBS-Agro – collapsed during Russia’s financial crisis in 1998, leaving thousands of ordinary Russians without their life savings. Smolensky Sr last appeared on Forbes’ rich list in 2004 when he was estimated to be worth £123m. The 51-year-old is married, and Nikolai is his only child. While many ordinary Russians were ruined by the 1998 crash, Aleksander Smolensky somehow bounced back and created a new bank that his son briefly chaired before it was sold on to another prominent oligarch for £110m. Smolensky Jr is an alumnus of British private schools and divides his time between his native Moscow and his adopted London. He is estimated to be worth about £50m.
T IS FOR TARIKO
Rustam Tariko is a vodka oligarch with a taste for fine art and an eye for beautiful women. The 44-year-old is thought to be worth just over £1bn, making him Russia’s 31st-richest individual. The source of his wealth is Russian Standard – a vodka-to-banking empire that has rapidly become one of Russia’s most successful companies. Tariko hit the headlines in early May when he was outed as the New York buyer of Pablo Picasso’s Dora Maar with Cat. He paid almost £51m for the canvas. He was in London for the Russian Economic Forum earlier this year when he spoke on the theme of luxury as a Russian national idea. He should know. His dog, Dow Jones, wears a Louis Vuitton collar, goes on holiday with him to Sardinia, and has its own “nanny”. Tariko is a bachelor, though he has two children from a previous relationship. He is an outgoing oligarch who can sometimes be spotted in some of Moscow’s more prestigious bars, where he loves to people-watch. His company’s name is taken from the first four letters of his forename – RUssian STandard.
U IS FOR USMANOV
Alisher Usmanov is known in business circles as “the hard man of Russia”. Worth around £1.7bn, Usmanov has built up a metals and mining empire that has made him Russia’s 25th-wealthiest man. In 2004 he bought into struggling Anglo-Dutch steel-maker Corus and waged an aggressive campaign to win a seat on the board, although he eventually backed off and sold his shares. He controls his affairs through a holding company called Metalloinvest and has admitted that his shares are his first love. The 52-year-old is married with two children.
V IS FOR VEKSELBERG
No matter how much wealth he accumulates, oil and metals magnate Viktor Vekselberg seems destined to always be known as “the bloke who bought those Fabergé eggs”. In 2004 this most patriotic of oligarchs spent an estimated £50m to acquire the second-largest collection of Russian Fabergé Easter eggs in the world. His stated aim was altruistic – he wanted to bring them back to the motherland so that ordinary Russians could admire their own cultural legacy. With an estimated £5.4bn to his name, Vekselberg is Russia’s fifth-richest individual. He was born in Ukraine and has a reputation for steering well clear of Kremlin politics. He started out in 1988 trading computers, before going into business with a former classmate who had emigrated to the US. In 1994 he led Russia’s first hostile takeover, but oil is the main source of his fabulous wealth. He is a major shareholder in Anglo-Russian joint venture TNK-BP. He is famed for his relatively modest lifestyle, though he does, of course, own a private jet. He is married with two children.
W IS FOR WOMAN
Elena Baturina is the only female oligarch to have ever made it onto Forbes’ Top 100 list, the quintessential badge of oligarchy. It is a status the 43-year-old has achieved with a little help from her powerful husband Yuri Luzhkov, the mayor of Moscow. According to Forbes, the blonde-bobbed Baturina is worth £1.3bn, making her Russia’s richest woman and the country’s 29th-wealthiest individual. The source of her fortune is a monolithic Moscow construction company called Inteko, which she owns. Her detractors allege that she has been able to cash in on Moscow’s construction boom thanks to the patronage of her husband. The Moscow city government allots plots for construction, and Luzhkov has been the city mayor for the last 14 years. The powerful couple have two children.
X IS FOR ALEKPEROV
Oil tycoon Vagit Alekperov’s surname does not begin with X, but as Russia’s second-richest man he certainly has the X-factor. Forbes estimates he is worth £6.8bn, a fortune he has amassed by building up a huge stake in Russia’s largest oil firm, LUKoil. His subordinates call him “The General” due to the enormous power he wields as LUKoil’s president. The 55-year-old comes from oil-rich Azerbaijan, where his father worked in the Soviet oil industry and where he, too, cut his teeth. In the dying days of the USSR, Alekperov had the good fortune to be appointed First Deputy Minister of Fuel and Energy in Moscow. It was a position he used to lobby for the merger of three major Russian oil producers. That firm became LUKoil and he assumed its presidency. He is married with a son to whom he hopes to bequeath a large number of LUKoil shares.
Y IS FOR YAKOVLEV
The boss of the Russian Dixons and an oligarch who actually appears to have built up a business rather than “inherited” it, Igor Yakovlev is the owner of Russia’s largest electronics retailer, Eldorado. The 40-year-old has made a fortune tapping into Russians’ apparently unquenchable thirst for consumer durables. According to Forbes, Yakovlev is worth almost £520m and is Russia’s 48th-wealthiest individual. He founded the business with his brother Oleg in 1994 and has created an empire encompassing 848 stores and twenty per cent of the electronics retail market. By the end of this year, Eldorado expects to have 1,000 stores in 600 Russian towns, as well as 85 stores in neighbouring Ukraine. Yakovlev’s success has caught the attention of UK-based retailer Dixons, which last year took out an option to buy him out by 2011 for around £1bn. He is divorced with one son. His brother, Oleg, is apparently worth £176m, according to Forbes. He has founded a chain of hypermarkets selling goods for children called Banana-Mama, and a network of opticians.
Z IS FOR ZINGAREVICH
In the 1980s, Boris and Mikhail Zingarevich were poorly paid mechanics in bureaucracy-ridden Soviet-era pulp and paper mills. Today they have at least £352m (according to Forbes’ 2004 estimate) between them and sit on the board of Russia’s biggest forestry enterprise, the St Petersburg-based Ilim Pulp.
Like the Barclay brothers in the UK, they are intensely private. They are both 46 but it is not known whether they are twins or were merely born in the same year, or even whether they are married or have children. All that is known is that business-wise, Boris has been the more active. The duo founded Ilim Pulp in 1992 with one other partner after working their way up through the hierarchy of various pulp mills. Today Ilim is one of the world’s biggest timber firms, and the brothers comprise half of the company’s board. Other oligarchs have tried unsuccessfully to wrest control of the enterprise from them. In recent years the Zingarevich brothers have delegated day-to-day management to others so as to better enjoy the fruits of their success.
by Richard H. Curtiss
„The Holocaust museum is doing wonderful work. But I’d hate to think that the one thing the Holocaust Museum doesn’t talk about is genocide when it’s done by Jews.“—John Sack, author of An Eye for an Eye, Feb. 13, 1997.
Listening to American magazine writer John Sack speak is like reading the Thousand and One Nights. Each improbable adventure seems to lead to another even more astonishing tale. But the Arabian Nights is a work of fiction, set in the Baghdad of the Abbasid Caliphate. John Sack’s tales are true, and they take place in such varied settings as California, Poland, Germany and Israel over the past half century. And while editions of the Arabian Nights are available through any bookstore, John Sack’s book, An Eye for an Eye, published in 1993, is out of print less than four years after it was issued.
The 66-year-old author, who is Jewish and who presently lives in Idaho, was invited by Michael Berenbaum, until recently director of the research institute of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, to tell an invitational audience his story of how some 60,000 to 80,000 German prisoners died at the hands of a largely Jewish guard force in the aftermath of the European Holocaust in World War II. Just before the talk was to be held, however, it was canceled by the museum’s new director, Dr. Walter Reich. When Sack ascertained that he had been deliberately „disinvited“ by the new head of the Holocaust Museum, he spent $300 to rent a room to deliver the same talk February 13, 1997, to journalists at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Sack’s misadventure with censorship by the publicly funded US Holocaust Museum began in California in April 1976 when he met the daughter of a Jewish Holocaust survivor named Lola Potak. The daughter told him how in Nazi concentration camps her mother had lost her mother and her sister, and had had a brother hanged by the Nazis in January 1945.
Subsequently Lola Potak, whose weight was down to 65 pounds, escaped when prisoners were being marched from one camp to another to avoid the oncoming Allied armies in the winter of 1944-1945. After the area in which she was hiding was overrun by the Russian army, she volunteered to serve the Polish secret police against her German oppressors. She ended up as the commander of a camp for German prisoners operated at Gliwice [Gleiwitz], Poland. It was one of 1,255 such camps established as Soviet forces swept across Europe, Sack learned. He spent the next two-and-a-half years interviewing Lola and other former guards to whom she introduced him about their experiences at Russian and Polish-operated camps. [See: „Book Detailing Jewish Crimes Against Germans Banned,“ Jan.-Feb. 1995 Journal, p. 28.]
The result was an article in California magazine entitled „Lola’s Revenge and Lola’s Redemption.“ In it Sack wrote about how Lola, who at first could think of nothing but revenge, one day found herself challenging a guard under her command who was beating a German prisoner. „If you despise them, why do you want to be like them?“ she asked. From then on she told the guards to treat the German prisoners like human beings. „Maybe people will learn that to hate your neighbors may not destroy them, but it will surely destroy you,“ Lola said.
Sack’s article won an award as the best magazine article of the year. As a result, he signed up Lola to collaborate with him on a book about the camps for German prisoners operated by Jewish survivors of the Holocaust. After he approached a number of publishing firms, the idea was accepted by Henry Holt publishers.
To Sack’s chagrin, however, Lola Potak and other former guards she had introduced him to then refused permission to use their stories. When he pointed out that they had a contract, they threatened „to sue me, to kill me, and to call the Israeli mafia,“ Sack said.
So Sack, who speaks and reads fluent German, gave up the idea of working with his original collaborators, but not of writing the book. In April 1989 he visited the German Federal Archives in a castle above the Rhine River. There he found five statements by Germans who were incarcerated in Lola’s prison. He looked up the five former prisoners, found three other guards who had served under Lola, and visited the prison.
From there his research took him to various countries where he talked to other witnesses and read thousands of documents. His researches confirmed that Lola had been the camp commandant, and that she had stopped the violence against the prisoners.
„So Lola was telling the truth, but she wasn’t telling the whole truth,“ Sack told his Press Club audience. He explained that he learned that „among the prisoners in Lola’s camp were 20 captured German soldiers. But there also were 1,000 civilians.
„They were tortured. One was a 14-year-old boy arrested for wearing a Boy Scout uniform. They poured gasoline on the Boy Scout’s hair and set it on fire. He went insane. The Germans who died in the camp were buried in a mass grave at a Catholic cemetery.
„The truth was that the Germans in Lola’s prison were worse off than Lola had been at Auschwitz.“ Sack continued. „For example, the guards at Auschwitz were not allowed to rape the prisoners. In Lola’s prison they did.“
Sack said the prisons were operated by the Polish Office of State Security. The Germans called it the „Polish Gestapo.“ Of the security office directors, „almost all were Jews, and three-quarters of the officers were Jews and one-quarter were Catholics,“ Sack said. Sack then went looking for the camp officers, finding some in Israel, and one in New Jersey.
He confirmed that between 60,000 and 80,000 Germans died in the camps. Of 50 babies in one camp, 48 died. „From Gliwice we moved westward to Breslau and from there to Prague,“ another former guard told him, describing how Germans were interned behind advancing Allied forces. „More Germans died in the camps than Germany lost in the bombing of Dresden, or than Japan lost at Hiroshima,“ Sack said. „Although the numbers of Germans who died in the camps were only one percent of those who died in the Holocaust, one German survivor said that, for the victims, it was another Holocaust.“
Sack also heard about Solomon Morel, supposedly Lola Potak’s boyfriend and the commander of another internment camp in Poland. Morel, while drunk, assembled a group of German prisoners and threatened to kill them if they did not sing the Nazi „Horst Wessel Song.“ Then, while forcing them to continue to sing, he began beating the prisoners to death with a wooden chair.
The author prepared the story of Morel for publication as a separate article. „GQ paid $15,000 and then didn’t publish it,“ Sack said. „Mother Jones didn’t call back. The New Yorker refused to look at it.“ In 1993, however, The Village Voice published the story of Solomon Morel and in the same year Basic Books published Sack’s long-delayed book, An Eye for an Eye: The Untold Story of Jewish Revenge Against Germans in 1945. In fact, the book was rushed into publication to accompany a segment on CBS’s „60 Minutes“ featuring Morel’s story.
Getting his book published didn’t end John Sack’s troubles, however. Some of the reviewers challenged the book’s authenticity. One headline read „The Big Lie, Continued.“ Another reviewer called it „false witness“ and still another speculated that „none of this ever happened.“ Although the Morel story was carried in newspapers in Tel Aviv, „in the United States, except for ‘60 Minutes,’ only The New York Times carried it,“ Sack said.
The American writer insists there are lessons to be learned from his research. „How can we say to other people, the Germans, the Serbs, the Hutus, ‘what you’re doing is wrong’ when we ourselves do it and then cover it up?“ he asks.
„How could the Germans do it? Until we find out why, these holocausts will continue. If we hate and we act on that hate, then we have even more hate later on. You don’t have to be a German to become like that. We all have it in us to become like Nazis. Hate is like a muscle. The more we exercise it, the bigger it gets,“ Sack says. His belief in his mission is expressed most succinctly in his book’s dedication: „For all who died and for all who, because of this story, might live.“
As for the book’s commercial reception, the New Republic carried one advertisement for it but wouldn’t carry a second one. Instead, according to a recent article in The Washington Post, New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier said shortly after the book came out that it was „one of the stupidest books I’ve ever read and I frankly resolved to do as much damage as I could.“ At the time of the book’s publication, neither The Washington Post nor The New York Times reviewed it. This unwillingness even to acknowledge the book’s existence led New York magazine to publish an article in May 1994 headlined „The Book They Dare Not Review.“ That article reported that two leading scholars, Istvan Deak and Arno Mayer, had verified that the kinds of crimes Sack reported in his book did indeed take place.
Eventually The Nation, a liberal journal, printed an article on the book by historian Jon Wiener. However, it contained statements by both Deak and Mayer that seemed to recant or disavow their quotations in New York magazine. Wiener’s own conclusion was that Sack „distorts and sensationalizes history.“ Wiener added that although Sack „deserves credit for finding and doing the work on an important story … his lack of skill as an historian is crippling.“
Writing in the extreme Zionist New Republic, Harvard University’s Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, author of the heavily publicized book, Hitler’s Willing Executioners, attacked Sack personally, accusing him of „outright omission or virtual concealment of relevant numbers … fictionalization [and] insouciance about hard evidence.“ The Harvard Crimson then accepted an ad in which Sack challenged Harvard’s Goldhagen to a debate, a challenge that was not accepted.
Sack’s interest in speaking at the Holocaust Museum resulted from an invitation to Goldhagen to speak there in April 1996. Goldhagen’s thesis is that most of the German people were willing participants in the Holocaust, and that their crimes were rooted in German history and culture.
„I’m basically saying the exact opposite of Goldhagen – that you don’t have to be German to do this,“ Sack said. „When I see all this publicity going to someone who’s absolutely 100 percent dead wrong, I want to speak out.“
In his National Press Club talk Sack acknowledged, in answer to a question, that Basic Books printed 17,000 copies of his book, but that it no longer is obtainable from the publisher. Sack refuses to attribute this to censorship, but instead blames the vagaries of the book trade.
Nevertheless, he admitted that he now is trying to buy back the rights from Basic Books. If he concludes that the publisher is deliberately trying to keep the book off the market, Sack vows to have the last word. „If I can’t get the rights back, I’ll put it on the Internet for free,“ he told his audience.
„Thus, as we do nothing but enact history, we say little but recite it: nay, rather, in that widest sense, our whole spiritual life is built thereon. For, strictly considered, what is all knowledge too but recorded experience, and a product of history; of which, therefore, reasoning and belief, no less than action and passion, are essential materials?“
– Thomas Carlyle