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April 30, 2013

A German Jew writes a letter to his wife and mentions the liberation of Dachau

Fritz Schnaittacher, a Jew who had been living in Germany until 1933, was an intelligence officer with the U.S. Seventh Army in Germany during World War II.

Fritz Schnaittacher

Fritz Schnaittacher

You can read the full story, entitled “A German Jew in the U.S. Army Confronts Dachau” here.

In a letter to his wife in 1945, First Lieutenant Fritz Schnaittacher, an intelligence officer with the U.S. Seventh Army in Germany, wrote about how he was almost sent to Dachau 12 years ago, which would have been in 1933 when the Dachau camp was first opened.  The first prisoners, who were sent to Dachau in 1933, were taken from the Munich prison to the first German concentration camp which had just been opened.  These first prisoners had been arrested as “enemies of the state” after the Reichstag fire. What was this young German Jew doing in 1933 that he was just missed being sent to Dachau by “the skin of his teeth,” as he wrote in his letter to his wife.

This quote is from Schnaittacher’s letter to his wife:

Twelve years ago to day I came to Munich — yesterday we took it — to day we were in the heart of it — another coincidence. The past few days were some of the greatest and saddest in my life. Our regiment took Dachau or should I say liberated the human wreckage which was left there. This I consider one of the most glorious pages in the history of our regiment, not because the fighting was tough, it wasn’t, but because it finally opened the gates of one of the world’s most hellish places.

You have heard the stories over the radio — I don’t want to add much more — the most striking picture I saw was the “death train” — I say picture, no not picture, but carload and carload full of corpses, once upon a time people, who were alive, who were happy and people who had convictions or were Jews — then slowly but methodically they were killed. Death has an ugly face on these people — they were starved to death — the positions they were lying in show that they succumbed slowly — they made one move, fell, were too weak to make another move, and there are hundreds of such lifeless skeletons covered by some skin. I tried to find out the origin of this train. Some of the stories corresponded — whether this train was to leave Dachau or had just arrived is not essential — essential is that they were locked into these cattle cars without sanitation and without food. The SS had to take off in a hurry — we came too fast — it was too late to cover up their atrocities.

First prisoners arrive at Dachau concentration camp in 1933

First prisoners arrive at Dachau concentration camp in 1933

You can read about the first prisoners who were sent to Dachau, on my website here.  A few of the first prisoners who were sent to Dachau in 1933 were Jewish, but none of the first prisoners were sent there just because they were Jews; they were transferred to the first concentration camp, from the Munich jail, because of their politically activity against the state.

In reading the letter that Fritz wrote to his wife, I was struck by the fact that he wrote about the “death train” but didn’t write about what was happening to the German people in the last days of the war. I am currently reading a book entitled Germany 1945, in which the author mentions that 500,000 German civilians were killed during the Allied bombing of German cities and that 26 million Germans (one fourth of the total population) were homeless.  This number did not include the ethnic Germans, in other European countries, who were expelled from their homes and forced to go to Germany, where there was no housing available.  On top of this, the American Army officers forced German civilians out of their homes so that they could occupy them.  Fritz had no sympathy for the German civilians who were treated very badly by the Americans.

Before you say that the Germans got what they deserved because Germany started the war, read a blog post that I wrote 3 years ago about the start of World War II.

7 Comments »

  1. what the hell is that bavarian guy doing standing in that line on the right side of the picture. To me he looks like the best guy you could ran into in the year 1933 in his Lederhosen and full bavarian apparel. Wonder what he had wrong to go to Dachau? Weird picture. Are those SA men to the far right?

    Comment by wolf — May 2, 2013 @ 3:31 pm

  2. You were right to write: “Fritz Schnaittacher, a Jew who had been living in Germany until 1933 …”

    Schnaittacher was not a German, as the title suggests, in spite of his name and where he was born. Jews are not Germans, which is why they were required to carry recognizably Jewish names by the National Socialist regime.

    “Fritz had no sympathy for the German civilians who were treated very badly by the Americans” because he did not identify as a German. You see how easily he became an American Jew. That’s the whole point.

    Comment by Carolyn Yeager — May 1, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    • I find it strange that he was using the name “Fritz,” which is such a common name in Germany that it is used, by Americans, to mock the Germans.

      Fritz wrote that he was in Munich, and he only escaped being sent to Dachau “by the skin of his teeth.” This implies that he was in the Munich jail, which became overcrowded when political opponents were arrested. He was apparently doing some political activity against the German government, and he got out of Germany just in time.

      Comment by furtherglory — May 1, 2013 @ 9:35 am

  3. “The German population lived in relative luxury until 1942 by comparison to the rest of europe.” The Germans lived in “luxury” because they are naturally a disciplined, intelligent and industrious people whose economists woke up after being clubbed senseless by The Versailles Treaty (with it’s contingent of “cosmopolitan” plutocrats in attendance under no flag) and figured out a way to extricate themselves from the coersive capitalism that now enslaves the West. Hitler didn’t sacrifice Germans because he was a megalomaniac. They adored him and died honorably trying to save their country and their culture from the Judeo-Bolshevik beast whose projections on the cave wall, along with Madison Avenue’s, became the legislated history of WWII. Communism remains an international movement initially cooked up, bankrolled and enforced by happy-go-lucky Jews. Before l945 Germans (and everyone else) were allowed to know this. Not anymore! Hitler said, “National Socialism is not for export.” Whoever told Mogseyward that…”Hitler and his henchmen were on a quest for world domination-no matter who stood in their way” was talking in [forked] tongues.

    Comment by who dares wings — April 30, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

  4. The German population lived in relative luxury until 1942 by comparison to the rest of europe. Until 1942 the German population didn’t see one bomb, yet every country they invaded and took saw more than bombs. Poland was decimated within 6 weeks and more than 1,000,000 poles were executed due to their political activity against the invaders. The German population quite happily moved into the homes of Jews throughout Europe once unoccupied or their Jewish inhabitants were cruelly, forcefully and brutally evicted, just for being Jews. Did the Germans care?

    Holland was the last European country to be liberated and tens of thousands of Dutch were dying through starvation after German troops took every vestige of food from them in their quest to continue until the bitter end, to the point where the allies and the Germans made a one day truce to allow supplies to be dropped into Holland to prevent more deaths of the Dutch population. Did any German care?

    German hierarchy killed young and old for not fighting till the bitter end. German offices put young children onto the streets to fight allies. Who of the German population cared?

    In order to liberate Europe Germany had to be bombed. Approximately 55 million people died in WWII due to Hitler and his henchmen and their quest for world domination – regardless of who stood in their way. The German population thought they were the superior chosen race to rule the world under the leadership of a meglomaniac…the consequences of which were the German state and the German population suffered, but not nearly as much as the rest of Europe and soldiers from across the world who died liberating Europe.

    I thank God that Germany was bombed and defeated. So should anyone living in Europe today. If they weren’t bombed and defeated we may well be living under the swastika and a regime that I probably would have been interned under for fighting for my freedom and probably you.

    So forgive me for not moralising on the fact that Fritz Schnaittacher didn’t mention 500,000 German civilians that were bombed by the allies. Hitler killed more than 1,000,000 of his own Germans for not towing the line…where does the moralising begin?

    Comment by mogseyward — April 30, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    • You wrote: “The German population thought they were the superior chosen race…” No, it is the Jews who call themselves the Chosen race. The Jews regard themselves as human beings, but consider non-Jews to be animals. It is not against Jewish law for a Jew to kill an animal.

      You wrote: “Poland was decimated within 6 weeks and more than 1,000,000 poles were executed due to their political activity against the invaders.” Poland lost the war that the Poles started within 5 weeks, but the Poles continued to fight as illegal combatants in violation of the Geneva Convention. After being captured, they could have been legally executed, but most of them were sent to camps as “political prisoners.”

      Comment by furtherglory — April 30, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

    • jeweyward wrote: “Approximately 55 million people died in WWII due to Hitler and his henchmen and their quest for world domination – regardless of who stood in their way.”

      hahahaha The old outdated Allied war propaganda. During WW2 Hitler held a referendum in the tiny state of Luxemburg and asked the inhabitants of that country if they wanted to be German citizens. 97% of them answered “no” and luxemburg was not annexed to the Reich. Is that the way people working for world domination act? Of course not. People working for world domination take as many lands as possible. If you want to see people working for world domination, Look at the Brits’ and Jews’ behaviour.

      “We will force this war upon Hitler, if he wants it or not.” – Winston Churchill (1936 broadcast)

      “We could have, if we had intended so, prevented this war from breaking out without doing one shot, but we didn’t want to.” – Winston Churchill to Truman (March 1946)

      “I am, of course, a Zionist, and have been ever since the Balfour Declaration.” – Winston Churchill (1956)

      “The wonderful exertions which Israel is making in these times of difficulty are cheering to an old Zionist like me.” -British Prime Minister: Winston Churchill (1951)

      “Now we have forced Hitler to war so he no longer can peacefully annihilate one piece of the Treaty of Versailles after the other.” – Lord Halifax, English embassador in Washington (1939)

      “Even if Hitler at the last moment would want to avoid war which would destroy him he will, in spite of his wishes, be compelled to wage war.” – Emil Ludwig Cohen, The New Holy Alliance (1938)

      “We managed to drag the United States into the First World War and if they (the US) do what we demand in regards to Palestine and the Jewish armed forces, then we can get the Jews in the USA to drag the United States into this one (the Second World War) too.” – Chaim Weizmann, Zionist leader and 1st president of Israël, to Churchill (September 1941)

      “We are not denying and are not afraid to confess that this war is our war and that it is waged for the liberation of Jewry… Stronger than all fronts together is our front, that of Jewry. We are not only giving this war our financial support on which the entire war production is based, we are not only providing our full propaganda power which is the moral energy that keeps this war going. The guarantee of victory is predominantly based on weakening the enemy forces, on destroying them in their own country, within the resistance. And we are the Trojan horses in the enemy’s fortress. Thousands of Jews living in Europe constitute the principal factor in the destruction of our enemy. There, our front is a fact and the most valuable aid for victory.” – Chaim Weizmann, President of the World Jewish Congress, Head of the Jewish Agency and later President of Israel, in a Speech on December3, 1942, in New York.

      “When the National Socialists and their friends cry or whisper that this [the war] is brought about by Jews, they are perfectly right.” – The Jewish magazine Sentinel of Chicago (8 October 1940)

      “The Jewish World Congress has been at perpetual war with Germany for seven years.” – Maurice Perlzweig, Chief of the British Section of the World Jewish Congress, February 26, 1940, in an address according to the Toronto Evening Telegram, quoted by Dr. Hans Riegelmann in: UN, 8/83, p. 4.

      “We Jews are going to bring a war on Germany.” – David A. Brown, National Chairman, United Jewish Campaign, 1934.

      “our Jewish interests demand Germany’s total destruction” – Zionist leader Vladimir Jabotinsky, founder of the Irgun Zvai Leumi terrorist organisation, January 1934.

      “On the 3rd of June, 1938, the American Hebrew boasted that they had Jews in the foremost positions of influence in Britain, Russia and France, and that these ‘three sons of Israel’ will be sending the Nazi dictator to hell.” – Joseph Trimble, The American Hebrew.

      “Even if we Jews are not physically at your side in the trenches, we are morally with you. This war is our war and you fight it with us.” – Schalom Asch, Les Nouvelles Litteraires (February 10, 1940)

      “Above all, propaganda here is entirely in Jewish hands .. when bearing public ignorance in mind, their propaganda is so effective that people have no real knowledge of the true state of affairs in Europe .. It is interesting to observe that in this carefully thought-out campaign .. no reference at all is made to Soviet Russia. If that country is mentioned, it is referred to in a friendly manner and people are given the impression that Soviet Russia is part of the democratic group of countries.. Jewry was able not only to establish a dangerous centre in the New World for the dissemination of hatred and enmity, but it also succeeded in dividing the world into two warlike camps .. President Roosevelt has been given the power.. to create huge reserves in armaments for a future war which the Jews are deliberately heading for.” – Count Jerzy Potocki, the Polish Ambassador in Washington, in a report to the Polish Foreign Office in January 1939.

      “I asked Joe Kennedy (US embassador in London) about his talks with Roosevelt and N. Chamberlain in 1938. He said it had been Chamberlain’s belief in 1939 that Great Britain has nothing in its hands to fight and therefore wouldn’t dare to go to war against Hitler…Neither the French nor the English would have made Poland a motive for war if they hadnt been continuously spurred on by Washington…America and the World-Jewry have driven England to war.” – US defence minister J. Forrestal, 27.12.1945, in his diary (The Forrestal Diaries, New York, 1951, S. 121 ff).

      “War in Europe has been decided upon. Poland has the assurance of the support of Britain and France, and will yield to no demands from Germany. America will be in the war soon after Britain and France enter it.” – William C. Bullit (leading American diplomat in Europe) to American newspaper columnist Karl von Wiegand (chief European correspondent of the International News Service), 25 April 1939 (!).

      “The state of German armament in 1939 gives the decisive proof that Hitler was not contemplating general war, and probably not intending war at all” (Professor AJP Taylor, book The Origins of the Second World War, p. 267)

      “Even in 1939 the German army was not equipped for a prolonged war; and in 1940 the German land forces were inferior to the French in everything except leadership” (Professor AJP Taylor, book The Origins of the Second World War, p. 104-5).

      “The last thing Hitler wanted was to produce another great war. His people, and particularly his generals, were profoundly fearful of any such risk – the experiences of World War One had scarred their minds.” – Sir. Basil Liddell Hart, The History of the Second World War.

      “Of all the Germans, Believe it or not, Hitler is the most moderate as far as Danzig and the Corridor are concerned.” – Sir, Neville Henderson, British Ambassador to Berlin, 16th August, 1939

      “The fact is that the only real offer of security which Poland received in 1938 and 1939 emanated from Hitler. He offered to guarantee the boundaries laid down in the Versailles Treaty against every other country. Even the Weimar Republic had not for a moment taken this into consideration. Whatever one may think of Hitler’s government or foreign policy, no doubt exists on this point; his proposals to Poland in 1938/39 were reasonable and just and the most moderate of all which he made during the six years of his efforts to revise the Versailles Treaty by peaceful means.” – Professor Harry Elmer Barnes, American Historian.

      “Poland’s decision of August 30, 1939 that was the basis for general mobilization marked a turning point in the history of Europe. It forced Hitler to wage war at a time when he hoped to gain further unbloody victories. ” – Kazimierz Sosnkowski, Polish General and Government-in-Exile’s commander-in-chief, August 31, 1943.

      “Hitler and the German people didn’t want this war. We didn’t answer Hitler’s various petitions for peace. Now we have to admit that he was right. Instead of a cooperation with Germany, which he had offered us, now stands the gigantic, imperialistic might of the Soviets. I feel ashamed to see how the same intentions which we accused Hitler of now are pursued under a different name.” – Sir Hartley Shawcross, British chief-accuser in Nuremberg.

      Comment by hermie — April 30, 2013 @ 8:14 pm


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