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New Documents Reveal the Nazi Past of Germany’s Leaders

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posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 11:17 PM
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Former German President Walter Scheel (1974-1979) had joined the Nazi Party in the early ’40s under Adolf Hitler’s rule.(Michael Gottschalk/AFP/Getty Images)

Twenty-five cabinet members, one president and one chancellor of postwar Germany were former members of the Nazi Party, according to government papers released last year and recently analyzed by Spiegel Online.

The list includes politicians from all of Germany’s major parties. Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger (1966-1969) from the Christian Democratic Union joined the Nazi Party when Adolf Hitler seized power. German President Walter Scheel (1974-1979) from the Free Democratic Party joined the Nazi Party in 1941 or 1942.

Minister of Justice Richard Jaeger and Finance Minister Karl Schiller were even part of Hitler’s storm troopers.

“None of this information is new,” notes Spiegel Online. “For years, the notion that partisans of the Nazi regimes were able to manipulate their way into the top levels of government in the young federal republic, and that former Nazi Party members set the tone in a country governed by the postwar constitution in the 1950s and ’60s has been a subject for historians.”

This search for ex-Nazis, it notes, is deeper than any carried out before, and it is not over. “Historians from the western city of Bochum are now poring over old files from the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), which stretch for about 500 meters (1,640 feet), to determine how many of the Nazi dictatorship’s helpers hid under the coattails of the domestic intelligence service in the early years of the Federal Republic—and how this could have happened,” it writes.

It notes that historian Michael Wildt believes “it will become clear that all government institutions, provided they existed at the time, were involved ‘in the mass crimes of the Nazis.’”

“And the institutions that were newly formed under the postwar constitution, namely the police and the intelligence services, were largely staffed with civil servants from the old, criminal organizations,” it writes. “Ministries and government agencies have ‘covered up, denied and repressed’ their dark history, says Wildt.”

It warns that “hardly anyone in law enforcement was not tainted with a Nazi past.”
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posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 11:34 PM
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Nazi Germany morphed into the Federal Republic, yet they still managed to take over Europe and hold the Continent hostage politically and financially. The Reich still lives on and very few people seem to notice.



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 12:45 AM
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The frighin POPE was a Nazi...if you're gonna go making a list,let's not leave out any of the studs



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 12:59 AM
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Hitler was funded and put into power by Jewish banking families. Nazism is not pure evil although it is not peaceful. The Talmud says to murder gentiles. Hitler was acting in self-defense.



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 03:01 AM
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Originally posted by NuminousCosmos
Nazi Germany morphed into the Federal Republic, yet they still managed to take over Europe and hold the Continent hostage politically and financially. The Reich still lives on and very few people seem to notice.


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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 05:29 AM
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The Reich does not live on. If any of those guys that you mentioned were actual war criminals they would have been hanging from a rope in Israel. The fact is those guys didn't pull any of the strings in Germany. They were "redshirts" "henchman" "pee-ons." Who cares if they held office after the Nazis imploded? At least that had some.....eh...uh.....experience.
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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 05:31 AM
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Originally posted by TsafirKamel
Hitler was funded and put into power by Jewish banking families. Nazism is not pure evil although it is not peaceful. The Talmud says to murder gentiles. Hitler was acting in self-defense.


The same defense that people use against the Muslims nowadays. That they all want to kill us, so we must kill them first. Interesting



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 11:37 AM
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Originally posted by kenny71
The Reich does not live on. If any of those guys that you mentioned were actual war criminals they would have been hanging from a rope in Israel. The fact is those guys didn't pull any of the strings in Germany. They were "redshirts" "henchman" "pee-ons." Who cares if they held office after the Nazis imploded? At least that had some.....eh...uh.....experience.
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The third "Reich" may not live on, but Nazi ideology does.
Germany’s political environment—once clouded by apprehension over any display that would resurrect associations with its war-making past—has changed drastically indeed. Under the guise of free speech, far-right extremism is gaining acceptance to the point now where police will escort a rally honoring a Nazi war criminal and arrest those who protest it! As Germany sheds its postwar guilt, it is now protecting people who spout the same ideology that led to Germany’s war crimes in the first place.

The government’s tolerance of hate is matched by the growing popularity of political parties that make such ideology their platform. While Germany’s two main far-right parties, the National Democratic Party (npd) and the German People’s Union (dvu), have not to this point been successful at the national level, they have long enjoyed great popularity at the local level and increasingly are breaking into state politics. This is a dangerous trend, as it signifies a transition of far-right extremism from the fringes of politics into the mainstream.



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