- "God, I hate the Germans..." --Dwight David
Eisenhower in a letter to his wife in September, 1944
- First, I want you to picture something in your mind.
You are a German soldier who survived through the battles of World II.
You were not really politically involved, and your parents were also indifferent
to politics, but suddenly your education was interrupted and you were drafted
into the German army and told where to fight. Now, in the Spring of 1945,
you see that your country has been demolished by the Allies, your cities
lie in ruins, and half of your family has been killed or is missing. Now,
your unit is being surrounded, and it is finally time to surrender. The
fact is, there is no other choice.
- It has been a long, cold winter. The German army rations
have not been all that good, but you managed to survive. Spring came late
that year, with weeks of cold rainy weather in demolished Europe. Your
boots are tattered, your uniform is falling apart, and the stress of surrender
and the confusion that lies ahead for you has your guts being torn out.
Now, it is over, you must surrender or be shot. This is war and the real
- You are taken as a German Prisoner of War into American
hands. The Americans had 200 such Prisoner of War camps scattered across
Germany. You are marched to a compound surrounded with barbed wire fences
as far as the eye can see. Thousands upon thousands of your fellow German
soldiers are already in this make-shift corral. You see no evidence of
a latrine and after three hours of marching through the mud of the spring
rain, the comfort of a latrine is upper-most in your mind. You are driven
through the heavily guarded gate and find yourself free to move about,
and you begin the futile search for the latrine. Finally, you ask for directions,
and are informed that no such luxury exists. No more time. You find a place
and squat. First you were exhausted, then hungry, then fearful, and now--dirty.
Hundreds more German prisoners are behind you, pushing you on, jamming
you together and every one of them searching for the latrine as soon as
they could do so. Now, late in the day, there is no space to even squat,
much less sit down to rest your weary legs. None of the prisoners, you
quickly learn, have had any food that day, in fact there was no food while
in the American hands that any surviving prisoner can testify to. No one
has eaten any food for weeks, and they are slowly starving and dying. But,
they can't do this to us! There are the Geneva Convention rules for the
treatment of Prisoners of War. There must be some mistake! Hope continues
through the night, with no shelter from the cold, biting rain.
- Your uniform is sopping wet, and formerly brave soldiers
are weeping all around you, as buddy after buddy dies from the lack of
food, water, sleep and shelter from the weather. After weeks of this, your
own hope bleeds off into dispair, and finally you actually begin to envy
those who, having surrendered first manhood and then dignity, now also
surrender life itself. More hopeless weeks go by. Finally, the last thing
you remember is falling, unable to get up, and lying face down in the mud
mixed with the excrement of those who have gone before.
- Your body will be picked up long after it is cold, and
taken to a special tent where your clothing is stripped off. So that you
will be quickly forgotten, and never again identified, your dog-tag is
snipped in half and your body along with those of your fellow soldiers
are covered with chemicals for rapid decomposition and buried. You were
not one of the exceptions, for more than one million seven hundred thousand
German Prisoners of War died from a deliberate policy of extermination
by starvation, exposure, and disease -under direct orders of General Dwight
- One month before the end of World War 11, General Eisenhower
issued special orders concerning the treatment of German Prisoners and
specific in the language of those orders was this statement, "Prison
enclosures are to provide no shelter or other comforts." Eisenhower
biographer Stephen Ambrose, who was given access to the Eisenhower personal
letters, states that he proposed to exterminate the entire German General
Staff, thousands of people, after the war. Eisenhower, in his personal
letters, did not merely hate the Nazi Regime, and the few who imposed its
will down from the top, but that he hated the German people as a race.
It was his personal intent to destroy as many of them as he could, and
one way was to wipe out as many prisoners of war as possible.
- Of course, that was illegal under International law,
so he issued an order on March 10, 1945 and verified by his initials on
a cable of that date, that German Prisoners of War be redesignated as "Disarmed
Enemy Forces" called in these reports as DEF. He ordered that these
Germans did not fall under the Geneva Rules, and were not to be fed or
given any water or medical attention. The Swiss Red Cross was not to inspect
the camps, for under the DEF classification, they had no such authority
or jurisdiction. Months after the war was officially over, Eisenhower's
special German DEF camps were still in operation forcing the men into confinement,
but denying that they were prisoners. As soon as the war was over, General
George Patton simply turned his prisoners loose to fend for themselves
and find their way home as best they could. Eisenhower was furious, and
issued a specific order to Patton, to turn these men over to the DEF camps.
Knowing Patton as we do from history, we know that these orders were largely
ignored, and it may well be that Patton's untimely and curious death may
have been a result of what he knew about these wretched Eisenhower DEF
- The book, OTHER LOSSES, found its way a few months ago
into the hands of a Canadian news reporter, Peter Worthington, of the OTTAWA
SUN. He did his own research through contacts he had in Canada, and reported
in his column on September 12,1989 the following, in part:
- "...it is hard to escape the conclusion that Dwight
Eisenhower was a war criminal of epic proportions. His (DEF) policy killed
more Germans in peace than were killed in the European Theatre."
- "For years we have blamed the 1.7 million missing
German POW's on the Russians. Until now, no one dug too deeply ... Witnesses
and survivors have been interviewed by the author; one Allied officer compared
the American camps to Buchenwald."
- It is known, and will be documented in my upcoming book
in newsprint format, that the Allies had sufficient stockpiles of food
and medicine to care for these German soldiers. This was deliberately and
intentionally denied them. Many men died of gangrene from frostbite due
to deliberate exposure. Local German people who offered these men food,
were denied. General Patton's Third Army was the only command in the European
Theatre to release significant numbers of Germans. Others, such as Omar
Bradley and General J.C.H. Lee, Commander of Com Z, tried, and ordered
the release of prisoners within a week of the war's end. However, a SHAEF
Order, signed by Eisenhower, countermanded them on May 15th.
- Does that make you angry? What will it take to get the
average apathetic American involved in saving his country from such traitors
at the top? Thirty years ago, amid the high popularity of Eisenhower, a
book was written setting out the political and moral philosophy; of Dwight
David Eisenhower called, THE POLITICIAN, by Robert Welch. This year is
the 107th Anniversary of Eisenhower's birth in Denison, Texas on October
14, 1890, the son of Jacob David Eisenhower and his wife Ida. Everyone
is all excited about the celebration of this landmark in the history of
"this American patriot." Senator Robert Dole, in honor of the
Commander of the American Death Camps, proposed that Washington's Dulles
Airport be renamed the Eisenhower Airport!
- The UNITED STATES MINT in Philadelphia, PA is actually
issuing a special Eisenhower Centennial Silver Dollar for only $25 each.
They will only mint 4 million of these collector's items, and veteran's
magazines are promoting these coins under the slogan, "Remember the
Man ... Remember the Times.." Pardon me if I regurgitate!
- There will be some veterans who will not be buying these
coins. Two will be Col. James Mason and Col. Charles Beasley who were in
the U.S. Army Medical Corps who published a paper on the Eisenhower Death
Camps in 1950. They stated in part:
- "Huddled close together for warmth, behind the barbed
wire was a most awesome sight-- nearly 100,000 haggard, apathetic, dirty,
gaunt, blank-staring men clad in dirty gray uniforms, and standing ankle
deep in mud .... water was a major problem, yet only 200 yards away the
River Rhine was running bankfull."
- Another Veteran, who will not be buying any of the Eisenhower
Silver Dollars is Martin Brech of Mahopac, New York, a semi-retired professor
of philosophy at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. In 1945, Brech was an
18 year old Private First Class in Company C of the 14th Infantry, assigned
as a guard and interpreter at the Eisenhower Death Camp at Andernach, along
the Rhine River. He stated for SPOTLIGHT, February 12, 1990:
- "My protests (regarding treatment of the German
DEF'S) were met with hostility or indifference, and when I threw our ample
rations to them over the barbed wire. I was threatened, making it clear
that it was our deliberate policy not to adequately feed them."
- "When they caught me throwing C- Rations over the
fence, they threatened me with imprisonment. One Captain told me that he
would shoot me if he saw me again tossing food to the Germans .... Some
of the men were really only boys 13 years of age .... Some of the prisoners
were old men drafted by Hitler in his last ditch stand .... I understand
that average weight of the prisoners at Andernach was 90 pounds ... I have
received threats ... Nevertheless, this ... has liberated me, for I may
now be heard when I relate the horrible atrocity I witnessed as a prison
guard for one of 'Ike's death camps' along the Rhine."
- Betty Lou Smith Hanson
- Note: Remember the photo of Ike's West Point yearbook
picture when he was dubbed "IKE, THE TERRIBLE SWEDISH JEW"? By
the way, he was next, or nearly so, to the last in his class. This article
was first printed in 1990, but we thought it was meaningful to reprint
- (Note: During Cadet Eisenhower's time at West Point Academy,
Eisenhower was summoned to the office of the headmaster and was asked some
pointed questions. At the time, it was routine procedure to test a cadet's
blood to insure White racial integrity.
- Apparently there was a question of Eisenhower's racial
lineage and this was brought to Eisenhower's attention by the headmaster.
When asked if he was part Oriental, Eisenhower replied in the negative.
After some discussion, Eisenhower admitted having some Jewish background.
The headmaster then reportedly said, "That's where you get your Oriental
blood?". Although he was allowed to remain at the academy, word got
around since this was a time in history when non-Whites were not allowed
into the academy.
- Later, in Eisenhower's West Point Military Academy graduating
class yearbook, published in 1915, Eisenhower is identified as a "terrible
- Wherever Eisenhower went during his military career,
Eisenhower's Jewish background and secondary manifesting behavior was a
concern to his fellow officers.
- During World War II when Col. Eisenhower was working
for Gen. Douglas McArthur in the South Pacific, McArthur protested to his
superiors in Washington (DC) that Eisenhower was incompetent and that he
did not want Eisenhower on his staff.
- In 1943, Washington not only transferred Col. Eisenhower
to Europe but promoted him over more than 30 more experienced senior officers
to five star general and placed him in charge of all the US forces in Europe.
- Thus it comes as no surprise that General George Patton,
a real Aryan warrior, hated Eisenhower.)
- [Ed: Patton was keen to fight the Soviets, and reportedly
kept some German units reeady to move against the Soviets... unsurprisingly
he was killed - after the war - in a 'car crash', just like Lawrence of
Arabia was conveniently bumped off, in a similar manner, for his 'pro-fascist'