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Historical Revisionism Needs To Focus On The Truth
By Karl Schwarz
In what might first appear a brave act of Historical Revisionism, Germany has endeavored to get the truth on the record regarding the saturation fire-bombing of Dresden Germany.
Or, did they?
They appointed a Historical Commission that purportedly had free license to dig into the matter as deep as they wished. As often happens when 'historical accounts' are looked into the 'Dresden matter' produced a much lower number of casualties and seems to have accomplished nothing but expand the debate.
Although reports have varied wildly about the number killed being anywhere from 35,000, to 100,000 and some statements as high as 500,000, it seems the math was wrong according to the (victimized) Germans that were involved in the Historical Commission investigation. Or, this could just as easily be zionist 'revisionist history' at work again.
The following is a quote from the October 2, 2008 issue of 'Der Spiegel':
"Dresden Commission of Historians for the Ascertainment of the Number of Victims of the Air Raids on the City of Dresden on 13/14 February 1945" has provisionally estimated the likely death-toll at around 18,000 and definitely no more than 25,000."
Now, this revelation brings up several interesting points.
First, what is the true casualty / death-toll of the fire-bombing of Dresden during World War II? It seems the true number is still an unknown and hotly contested figure, no pun intended.
Second, most people accept that the saturation incendiary bombing of a civilian population in the manner that was done was blatantly wrong. The war was almost over and snuffing out those lives was merely a show of air power, not a military necessity. The US and UK were putting on a 'shock and awe' demonstration for the advancing Russian army.
Yes, they killed a lot of innocent civilians to demonstrate to the Russians that their advancement to the west needed to halt. This Historical Commission says 18,000 to 25,000 and many other accounts state in the 100,000 to 250,000 to 500,000 range. Regardless of the actual figure, it was a war crime and should have never happened.
Third, not enough has been reported about the 1 to 1.5 million German POW soldiers that were literally starved to death or froze to death in the POW camps run by the US after the war ended. It happened but getting at the truth of the matter is difficult to do when so many wish to hide from the issue and the Truth.
There has been some written on that subject, up to and including how appalled the British were at US actions after the war. It seems the British were a little more caring and concerned about proper Hague and Geneva Convention conduct in post-war Germany. Just because an enemy has been defeated and surrendered, it is not a just cause to keep on killing them in inhumane ways as the US forces did to the German POW's after World War II ended. I have even read articles that the Russians were more compassionate in feeding and clothing the German POW's, than were the Americans.
I recently had breakfast with a German who was born in Dresden and survived the fire-bombing. He related to me the horrors of those two days but confessed that no one knows what the actual number of dead was from the fire-bombing of Dresden. It may be that only God knows the real number of dead, and the numbers still vary wildly from the 18,000 to 25,000 up to the much higher 250,000 to 500,000. He was there and thinks the figure was around 40,000 to 50,000 dead.
Which is the truth? That is still hard to ascertain.
The Dresden resident that survived the bombing continued to tell me a story that is not in the history books and was just as interesting to me. The Russian army reached Dresden before the Americans arrived. He reported that there were no problems whatsoever as the Russian army moved towards Berlin and to establish their western front. There was no battle or resistance from the German people.
It was not that way when the American forces arrived. Families would not allow their wives or children out on the streets due to many problems including rapes, innocent and unarmed citizens gunned down, etc. Additionally, they remembered all too well the incendiary bombing of their homes and the loss of many lives that were not combatants.
He informed me that when the US set up the POW camps in the region was when the real distrust of the Americans started. It was apparent that they were starving to death or allowing the POW's to freeze to death after the war ended. I think the two words indifference and inhumane both fit to describe the US treatment of German POW's after the war ended.
Fourth, the true casualty figure of Dresden still appears to be an unresolved matter but historical accuracy and the truth should always be the objective of any scholarly inquiry. It is hard to imagine why a 2008 article would drastically reduce the death-toll figure if far more people died.
It does not matter if the subject is the true death-toll at Dresden, or the German POW's that died due to sheer and willful neglect by Americans, or the true death toll at the concentration camps that many Jews do not want investigated at all. The objective should always be the Truth, even when there are some that have reason to fear the Truth.
No one should object to scholarly inquiry into the facts regarding the "6 million Jews" or the number of dead at Dresden if the truth is the end objective of the inquiry. However, many do object to such inquiry and many have an agenda that they do not want to have revealed.
I have never been a fan of "made up history" and have always preferred to know the bottom line truth, even when it is quite ugly and horrible.
I have never doubted that wrongs were committed during World War II by all sides, but getting the truth on the record seems to be an aversion that many people have. For example, the official plaque at Auschwitz was revised from 4 million to 1.5 million and even the official Auschwitz website currently states: "more than 1,100,000 men, women, and children lost their lives here."
There was a time when the alleged 4 million at Auschwitz was two-thirds of the entire 6 million some of the Jews claim. Even though the '4 million' at Auschwitz dropped officially by 2.9 million, those who fight against a full historical accounting still insist the 6,000,000 figure is correct.
I recently asked a Jew why some of the Zionists are so apoplectic about that number and was stunned by his answer. It is Kabalistic, the 6 and the six zeros are Satanist in origin and content. They insist that we all accept a number of Satanist origin as their number and the correct number.
This Jewish friend also asked me if I had ever heard about "the 6 million they claimed in World War I", too. That of course never happened, but some Jews intent on getting their way about Zionist Israel did try to foist off that fraud on the world as a byproduct of World War I.
Most people that have three brain cells that function and are above room temperature can clearly see that sticking the Jews in Israel after World War II has been the geopolitical equivalent of the square peg that will not fit into the round hole.
Irrespective of how many died at Dresden, or how many died at the concentration camps, the entire war should have never happened. Additionally, some 49 to 56 million people perished in World War II, so the event was not all about the Jews, or the Germans, or Brits or Americans.
There were atrocities levied against the Chinese by the Japanese that no one wants to talk about or apologize for even to this day.
I am often reminded of a classic line in the Buffalo Springfield / Steven Stills song "For What its Worth":
"There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong"
There is one thing that is certain; Dresden was a holocaust in its own right. If anyone had the justification to be offended at what happened at Dresden, it is the Germans. The city was bombed with incendiary bombs and burned with impunity. It had no military significance that would determine the outcome of the war. The allied air forces did not bomb military or industrial sites; they in fact bombed an unarmed non-combatant civilian population.
I am not certain that the German Historical Commission has set the record straight regarding Dresden, but all history is subject to review and correction if the facts were not truthfully or accurately portrayed initially.
Victors often write the history as they see fit, but as is always the case there are two sides to every story. One often steeped in desires, or hysterical emotions, or an agenda, and the other on hard truthful facts. I prefer the hard truthful facts.
The Truth matters; it always has and it always will. Historical Revisionism should always adhere to and focus on the Truth.
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