| Hitler and the Chinese Internet Generation |
Richard Komaiko - Asia Times
.. .. There is a growing trend in the Chinese blogosphere to vocalize praises and expressions of support for Hitler .. .. As the rumor spreads throughout the Chinese social web, admiration for Hitler is growing stronger and stronger. Blog posts with titles like "Why I like Hitler" are popping up every day, and an increasingly greater share of young Chinese are choosing to express their nationalism by voicing support for Hitler .. .. According to several Beijing college students interviewed for this article, the word "Hitler" does not evoke images of anti-Semitism or genocide, but rather, strong leadership and nationalism. They say that they admire Hitler for his ability to unify his country and restore it to a position of respect in the international arena.
Under Pressure, Irving Lecture in Amsterdam Is Canceled
An invitation from a Dutch social-democratic student to the British Holocaust denier David Irving to address students in Amsterdam on 26 May was cancelled after united protests from anti-fascists and the Jewish community in the city. Irving had intended to speak on "Hitler, Himmler and the Final Solution", a subject that guaranteed controversy. The University of Amsterdam had apparently been unaware of the planned meeting but was forced by the protests to deny Irving access to university buildings.
Hitler Approved Hess Peace Flight To Britain, Document Suggests
The Telegraph (Britain)
Rudolf Hess's doomed flight to Britain in 1941 was approved by Adolf Hitler and was an attempt to bring the British into the war against the Soviet Union, according to a recently discovered document. A historian studying the Russian archives in Moscow found a letter written by Karlheinz Pintsch, Hess's adjutant, that claims Hitler knew of the leading Nazi's plans to make the dangerous, solo night flight from Germany to Britain. In the 28-page statement discovered by Matthias Uhl, Pintsch writes that Hess's mission was to "use all means at his disposal to achieve, if not a German military alliance with England against Russia, at least the neutralisation of England". It also states Hitler was fully aware of the mission.
Rudolf Hess' 1941 Peace Mission: Hitler's `Unspoken Wish'
The Guardian (Britain) - 1955
The story of the flight to Britain in 1941 of Rudolf Hess, Hitler's deputy, was told by his former adjutant, Karl Heinz Pintsch, on his arrival here today from captivity in the Soviet Union .. .. Though Hitler was not informed of Hess's plan, Pitsch said, his "unspoken wish" was to achieve "reconciliation and peace with Britain," and this was Hess's object .. .. Pintsch said that as far as he was concerned, Hess was "the sincerest and most upright man I met during the Third Reich."
Inside Story of the Hess Flight: Hitler's Peace Offer to Britain
The American Mercury (1943)
.. .. Hitler offered total cessation of the war in the West. Germany would evacuate all of France except Alsace and Lorraine, which would remain German. It would evacuate Holland and Belgium, retaining Luxembourg. It would evacuate Norway and Denmark. In short, Hitler offered to withdraw from Western Europe, except for the two French provinces and Luxembourg, in return for which Great Britain would agree to assume an attitude of benevolent neutrality towards Germany as it unfolded its plans in Eastern Europe. In addition, the Führer was ready to withdraw from Yugoslavia and Greece.
The Legacy of Rudolf Hess
.. .. He spent 46 years -- half his life -- behind bars, a victim of a cruel victor's justice. More than any other man, Rudolf Hess symbolizes the vindictiveness and hypocrisy of the Nuremberg Tribunal .. .. Known as the "conscience of the party," he often used what power and influence he had to intervene on behalf of victims of persecution by extremists in the National Socialist party. In his detailed study, Justice at Nuremberg, which is generally very critical of the German defendants, historian Robert E. Conot called Hess a "decent and honest" man and "a pacifist at heart." .. .. Rudolf Hess was a prisoner of peace and a victim of a vindictive age.
AIPAC Congress Delegates: Denial and Ignorance
Max Blumenthal -- Video
On May 22, thousands of supporters of America's most powerful pro-Israel lobbying group, the America-Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, converged on Washington for the group's annual conference. .. .. I interviewed several AIPAC delegates in the streets outside the conference. While few, if any, were able to demonstrate any degree of sophistication in the understanding of the Israel-Palestine crisis, they had been briefed inside on how to respond to critics. No one I spoke to would concede that Israel occupied any part of Palestinian territory; none would concede that Israel had committed acts of indiscriminate violence or that it had transferred Palestinians by force; one interviewee could not distinguish Palestine from Pakistan.
Stephen M. Walt
.. .. Foreign animosity to the United States is largely a reaction to things that the United States does. In other words, they don't hate us for our freedoms, or for our values, or even our supposedly decadent TV shows. Rather, people who are angry at the United States -- and this includes most anti-American terrorists -- are opposed to different aspects of U.S. policy. Whether those U.S. policies are the right ones can be debated, of course, but the key point is that anti-Americanism doesn't come out of nowhere.
Should Lord Haw-Haw Really Have Been Hanged?
Daily Express (Britain)
.. .. An 82-year-old widow, Heather Iandolo, the daughter of William Joyce, the man nicknamed Lord Haw-Haw by the Daily Express, is making an appeal to the British authorities to have her father's guilty verdict for high treason, for which he was executed in 1946, overturned. Aged just 17 at his death, she has just put her name to an application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) which asserts that not only was her father not technically British, and therefore unable to be a traitor, but he was also a double agent for MI5 throughout the war .. .. Even at the time of his hanging at Wandsworth Prison on January 3, 1946, Joyce's conviction was controversial, owing to the serious doubts about his nationality.
Hitler 'Honorary Citizen' Row Grips Austria
Several towns in Austria have been checking their archives this week to see if Adolf Hitler is still an honorary citizen of their communities. It follows an announcement by the town of Amstetten that - after more than 60 years - it was finally revoking Hitler's honorary title. Hitler visited Amstetten -- west of Vienna -- in 1938, and was made an honorary citizen the following year. The Green Party sponsored the move to strike his name from the honours list. The decision was passed by a large majority in the town council .. .. The debate has unsettled Austria, which is still grappling with the legacy of its Nazi past, and has sent historians and politicians rushing to check their archives.
Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp Site to Get British Funding
The [British] government is set to contribute 2.1 million pounds towards the preservation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland, it has been announced. The joint contribution will mainly be provided by the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Foreign Office. The Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation will be funded over the next three years.