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Most likely not, at least not in the way these claims are suggesting. The article's claims are shaky at best, and go against both US and German reports regarding Germany's nuclear program at the time. APO 696: Two problems here. The linked articles base their claims on the "Recently declassified file APO 696 from the National Archives in Washington". A ...


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Thanks to Laurel for locating the original article. As we can see, the quoted text did appear in the New York Times on June 15, 1934. I wanted to point out some important context that makes the excerpt somewhat misleading, and conflicts with Evan's characterization in the question's title. The phrasing "New York Times posted this Hitler apology" makes it ...


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No. This question is probably about the successor marches to the infamous "Rudolf-Heß-Gedächtnismarsch" which had mainly been taking place in Wunsiedel, where Rudolf Heß had been buried until 2011, as well as about the internationally recognized, fundraising counter protest "Rechts gegen Rechts" which premiered in Wunsiedel in 2014. I could find reports ...


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According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, itself a major scholarly archive of primary materials: Calculating the numbers of individuals who were killed as the result of Nazi polices is a difficult task. There is no single wartime document created by Nazi officials that spells out how many people were killed in the Holocaust or World War II....


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As the source of the image says, it’s from the June 15, 1934 issue of The New York Times. Here’s a screenshot of the article, "URGES GOOD WILL BY JEWS FOR NAZIS" by Henry J. Cadbury the Professor of Biblical Literature of Bryn Mawr College. Here is the article in full, with the quote from the question being under "Urges Appeal to Justice": URGES GOOD WILL ...


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I was unable to find anything resembling this quote in either German or English. The closest quote is one from the Nurenberg rally in 1934: The cleverest trick used in propaganda against Germany during the war was to accuse Germany of what our enemies themselves were doing. While this isn't proof that Goebbels didn't also say the quote in question, a ...


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No in 1935 Hitler passed a law banning any flag being displayed except the swastika and the blue and white Zionist flag, which is pretty amazing This is obviously false. There was never a time in Germany where only two flags where allowed. Wikipedia has a list of official flags used in Germany between 1933 and 1945, which were of course legal at the time,...


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Emil Maurice Maurice was a long-time friend of Hitler and was a member of the Nazi party before that party gained control of the German government. After being named the first supreme commander of the SA and after signing on as SS member number 2 (Hitler was member number 1) he was accused by Himmler of having Jewish ancestry. A law within the SS stated ...


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I'm not sure if it is fair to call a 14 year old Jewish boy who is posing as a Christian in Nazi-occupied Hungary to save his life a Nazi collaborator, just because he accompanied the person hiding him while that person was "confiscating" Jewish property. But the interview seems to be real. It is from 20. December 1998, according to the Congressional ...


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TL;DR There is no evidence it did, and there is overwhelming evidence against this claim. Poland neither surrendered to Germany nor formed a collaborative government. When Poland suffered military defeat, a significant number of Polish units who fought alongside the Polish government, were evacuated via Romania. Other Polish military units were evacuated ...


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Paul Bogdanor analyzed Livingstones claims in the Algemeiner - including this one. He names the presumed source of the claim and concludes that it is not based on any conclusive evidence: This, presumably, is based on a couple of sentences in an early paper by Nicosia: “The Eichmann-Polkes talks in Berlin also reveal that the Hagana had ...


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Yes, we have a number of reasons for believing the idea that it was an accident, based on Luftwaffe bombing patterns, the raid itself, and Hermann Göring's orders. The Luftwaffe was not trying to destroy London. Since the middle of 1940, the Luftwaffe had been trying to destroy the Royal Air Force, in preparating for the planned Operation Sea Lion, to ...


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It is at least an accurate paraphrase: The 1975 Bodyguard of Lies Volume II says: Patton was relieved of command of the 3rd Army by Eisenhower just after the end of the war for stating publicly that America had been fighting the wrong enemy— Germany instead of Russia According to the 1987 book Cannon fodder: growing up for Vietnam the exact quote is: ...


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Context The context we are talking about is Nazi Germany before the final solution. At this point, Jews were legally and otherwise persecuted: Whoever could or did not want to emigrate faced an increasingly difficult situation at the end of the 1930s and the beginning 1940s: the room to manoeuvre was dwindling with the imposition of forced labour, ...


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EDIT: Found it, leaving this answer here for posterity sake. This isn't the greatest source, but a question about the supposed "S.S. Obergruppenfuhrer Dr. Scheid" (the supposed mastermind of the conspiracy) appeared on the Axis History Forums in 2006 asking about his supposed existence. First, a couple of notes about the rank of Obergruppenfuhrer from ...


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The entire answer that you have linked to is a pastiche of outright misinformation (such as the claim that Eastern Jews shunned hygiene) or carefully chosen half-truths (like the newspaper article declaring that "Judea" is at war with Germany). Taken as a whole, it amounts to a blatant example of Holocaust denial, and one that can only be maintained if you ...


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According to the Third Reich in Ruins, the below photo of the pool was obtained from Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. The site says: This water tank was built as a reservoir for fire fighting purposes (there are several such fire fighting tanks around the Birkenau camp and the Auschwitz Erweiterungslager camp extension), but it was modified by the ...


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The Federal Archives of Germany have published an official document called "The list of Jewish Residents in the German Reich 1933-1945"*. The document states verbatim: “The two population censuses dated 16 June 1933 and 17 May 1939 give some clues about the number of Jewish residents, where it should be taken into account, though, that both the ...


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The quote is from a real 60 Minutes interview, and refers to a real incident in Soros' life, but no reliable source holds that this makes him complicit in collaborating with the Nazis. When that was claimed in a newspaper, the newspaper found fault with its own reporting and issued a retraction. Media Matters, reporting on the retraction, quotes Soros' ...


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It seems plausible that such a "pool" did exist at Auschwitz in 1944. It probably served several purposes: A pool for swimming in by hard working prisoners, a fire reservoir tank and possible to fool the West at the same time who took aerial photos of the camp in order to see the living conditions of the prisoners. Barbara Cherish, the daughter of Arthur ...


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Is it a "fire brigade reservoir", which I assume has something to do with fire safety although I don't know exactly what this means or why they would need it? A fire brigade reservoir is a supply of water that can be pumped at a fire. They are often used in places where fire hydrants are not available or are insufficient to meet the demand. For example, ...


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According to the PhD thesis of Francis R. J. Nicosia, for the McGill University department of history, GERMANY AND THE PALESTINE QUESTION, 1933-1939: There is one final, interesting episode involving the Hagana and Germany during the 1930's which emerges from the documents on the Polkes visit to Berlin in the winter of 1937. During his conversations ...


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A report very similarly worded to the quoted text was presented to The Subcommittee of The Committee on Military Affairs of the United States Senate on 25 June 1945. It appears the United States not only was aware of the information, but was actively combating it in the years after the war. A testimony very closely matching the document described is found ...


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It is utterly and completely untrue to say that the tradition of holding parades and marches to celebrate a victory comes from Nazi Germany. Victory parades were held in Ancient Roman times, and have continued on and off ever since. Napoleon held a victory parade in 1810, and the Allies held parades to celebrate his defeat in 1815. There were victory ...


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I'm guessing I understand the question (which isn't phrased perfectly clearly, I'm sorry). We all know that both the Soviets and the Nazis were fond of military parades. For example, here's their joint victory parade in occupied Poland, held during the years when they were friends and allies: (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German%E2%80%...


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A portion of the Zinsser document is photocopied in the 2004 book Reich of the Black Sun: Nazi Secret Weapons & the Cold War Allied Legend at page 20. Another portion is on page 167 of Für und Wider "Hitlers Bombe" And some portions are photographed in this article, APO 696 is not the name or title of a document or file. The name is [allegedly]...


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"Quietly returned to their former lives" is probably hard to ascertain. That's because there were also substantial anti-Soviet partisan movements after the Germans were expelled. Even more numerous were people (not only Nazi collaborators) who just took the the woods for a while. What is certain is that the Soviets (and their client governments) offered ...


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