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September 30, 2013

May 7, 1945 — the day that the Nazi atrocities started

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 11:40 am
Cover of Life Magazine, May 7, 1945

Cover of Life Magazine, May 7, 1945

The sad faces on the cover of the May 7, 1945 issue of Life Magazine are the faces of “The German People.”  Why are there faces of Germans, and not faces of Jews, on the cover of Life in May 1945?  Because the word “Holocaust” was not yet universally known by Americans in 1945; the genocide of the Jews had not yet started.

The German People were not yet guilty of the greatest crime in the history of the world. On May 7, 1945, it was the inhuman bombing of German cities that was in the news.

May 7, 1945 was the day that the Germans surrendered to General Dwight D. Eisenhower (“the terrible Swedish Jew“), who declined to shake hands with General Jodl, the German who signed the surrender.

The ubiquitous “Holocaust” story was not yet known, but it was about to begin.  On the day of the surrender, it was the defeated Germans, who were on the cover of Life magazine.

Lest there should be some confusion about the real story of the Word War II, on an inside page of Life magazine, a reporter wrote, in describing the Germans: “the bitterness of defeat.” The faces on the cover photo were described as  the “unhappy but hard and arrogant faces” of Germans. Life magazine explained that the Germans had not yet “been forced to see the atrocities committed in their name.”

Whoa! “The atrocities committed in their name”?  Where have we heard that before?  On day One, the day that Germany surrendered, the Allies were already chanting about the German civilians and “the atrocities committed in their name.”  It wasn’t long before Eisenhower ordered that the German people should be brought to Dachau and other camps to “see the atrocities committed in their name.”

This set the tone of the Guilt which still exists in Germany:  every German who did not betray his country in war time is guilty to this day, and his children and grandchildren after him.  Every German must forever bow down to the Jews because of “the atrocities committed in their name.”

Two photos inside the May 7, 1945 edition of Life magazine

Two photos inside the May 7, 1945 edition of Life magazine show the German atrocities

The two photos above are from the inside pages of the Life Magazine May 7, 1945 edition.  The photo on the left shows the bodies laid out at Nordhausen; these prisoners had been killed by an American bomb. I blogged about the photo of Nordhausen here.

The photo on the right shows German SS guards at Bergen-Belsen being forced to put bodies into mass graves.  These prisoners had died in the typhus epidemic at Belsen.

Bodies found inside a barn at Gardelegen

Bodies found inside a barn at Gardelegen

The photos shown above were also included in the May 7, 1945 edition of Life magazine.  You can read about the Gardelegen massacre on my website here.


  1. The irony that Soros would name Germany today as the saving grace of the EU and the euro crisis after all they went through during the Great War.

    Comment by Kageki — October 2, 2013 @ 5:51 pm

  2. The war propaganda is never ending and seems to have actually increased in the last 10 years in the MSM. Practically everyday on the BBC website or newspapers in the UK like the Daily Mail, or Express you will find a Nazi story or some Holocaust fable. The BBC never allows comments whereas most newspapers do but ensure they are ” moderated” ie censored.
    A few days ago the Daily Mail had the story of “Nazi women ” and invited its readers to wish them a merry time in the fires of hell !
    The best comment which made its way through the censors ” , The propaganda in this article is amazing but hey 90% of people believe the everyday state propaganda enough to get up early to go to work , and happily give a huge proportion of their income for a parasitic family and huge amounts for corrupt despots overseas. ”

    Comment by peter — September 30, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

  3. Eisenhower’s intelligence advisor and good friend C.D. Jackson was an OSS/CIA disinformation agent extraordinaire. He was at the liberation of Buchenwald helping set the stage for the photo and film evidence for “the atrocities committed in the name of the German people.” From 1943-45 he served with the OSS and in Sir Bruce Lockhart’s small and exclusive “black probaganda” unit within the British Political Warfare Executive with fellow American media mogul William S. Paley. From 1944 to 1945 he was Deputy Chief at the Psychological Warfare Division, SHAEF. After the war, he became Managing Director of Time-Life International from 1945-49. In 1960 he was publisher of Life magazine. I couldn’t find any mention of the fact at the Wikipedia entries for either “C. D. Jackson” or “Zapruder film” that it was Jackson who bought the only extant film footage of the Kennedy assassination from Abraham Zapruder for LIFE Inc. for a king’s ransom and kept it out of circulation for two decades. Maybe I wasn’t looking hard enough, though. Jackson is one of the least examined American WWII and Cold War “heroes.” He was this country’s Cecil B. De Mille of disinformation.

    Comment by who dares wings — September 30, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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