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October 7, 2013

America’s Simon Wiesenthal Center forces German magazine to close down

This quote is from a news article in a German newspaper which you can read in full here:

Controversial World War II magazine to close

Bauer Media plans to stop printing the magazine “Der Landser,” though not for legal reasons. It had faced complaints about the magazine’s Second World War content from the Jewish Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Wehrmacht soldiers photographed in 1939

Wehrmacht soldiers photographed in 1939

The caption on the photo above states: “Wehrmacht soldiers take a break from a drill in 1939. (Photo: Josef Gierse) Soldiers like these are portrayed in the magazine as ‘decent guys’ ”

The crime committed by the German magazine “Der Landser,” was their on-going claim that the German Wehrmacht soldiers were “decent guys.”

This quote is from the German newspaper:

In July, the Simon Wiesenthal Center went public with several complaints and demanded that “Der Landser” be withdrawn from publishing. The Jewish center, headquartered in the US, was founded in 1977 and is an international NGO. One element of its activity is the hunt for surviving Nazi war criminals. In its complaints against “Der Landser,” the NGO invoked German laws against the use of Nazi symbols, against sedition and against holocaust denial. According to the accusations from Los Angeles, “Der Landser” propagates right-wing ideas and should therefore no longer be allowed to be in print.

Bauer Media Group announced the end of “Der Landser” on Yom Kippur, the highest Jewish holiday, which focuses on atonement and repentance. The Simon Wiesenthal Center was happy about the news: “We are very pleased that Bauer Media Group made the right decision,” Efraim Zuroff, who heads the Israel office of the organization and is its main Nazi hunter, told DW. “We did some serious research and clearly showed that there was a problem. People who served in units that had committed war crimes were presented in a completely neutral way and their crimes were being swept under the carpet. They were publically portrayed as people who simply did their duty, rather than as war criminals.”

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is named after the famous Nazi hunter, who made his home in Austria after World War II.  I previously blogged about him at

One of the first books that I purchased, when I started studying the Holocaust, was a book by Simon Wiesenthal, entitled “The Sunflower.” In the book, Wiesenthal was grousing about the fact that he would not have a sunflower on his grave, as the Germans did.

The photo below shows a German grave with a Sunflower on it.

German grave is decorated with a Sunflower

German grave is decorated with a Sunflower

The photo above is on this page of my website, where you can read about the German civilians who were imprisoned at Buchenwald in Special Camp No. 2, which was set up by the Soviets after World War II.

After reading Wisenthal’s book, I was able to understand the significance of sunflowers when I saw the graves at the site of the former Buchenwald camp.  I can’t quote from Wiesenthal’s book because I was so offended that I threw it into the trash.


  1. Here’s a story from the New York Times from some years back about another magazine, from Japan, that ceased publication after it was contacted by representatives of organized Jewry about the offensiveness of an issue in which skepticism was expressed about the existence of gas chambers in the German concentration camp system. Note to Mr. Murmelstein. I think the Italian Jewish Communist partizan and probable accomplice to the murder of a treacherous comrade Primo Levi, who launched an entire industry of Holocaust survivor stories based on the forensically unproven mass murder of millions in homicidal gas chambers, was a prevaricating literary pecksniff raised with a traditional animus against the Christian society in which he flourished before and after WWII. Knowing what I now know about the Jewish religion and the disturbing book that it’s code of ethics is based on, had I been a Wehrmacht or SS soldier ordered to shoot captured un-uniformed Communist guerillas, I hope I would have carried it out without mercy. Why without mercy? Because despite the Jews penchant for thinking of themselves as “A Light Unto the Nations” and preaching to the rest of humanity about equality, human rights and peace they themselves have a milleniums long history of never showing any to their enemies who have always been and shall remain anyone that they can’t control.

    Comment by who dares wings — October 8, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

    • U found such statements like Your’s on neo-nazi internet sites. But the site made clear that … they refuse so Judaism as Chistianity and islam advocating return to old heathen traditions.

      Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — October 8, 2013 @ 10:25 pm

    • Thanks for Your sincere reply. This means that You would have shot me too. Clearly I cannot cooperate any more with Your site.

      Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — October 8, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

      • “Thanks for Your sincere reply. This means that You would have shot me too.”

        Ha ha ha ha. Typical Jewish paranoid psycho…

        Comment by hermie — October 9, 2013 @ 4:27 am

      • You wrote: “Clearly I cannot cooperate any more with Your site.” You replied to a comment made by a person who calls himself “who dares wings.” The person, named “who dares wings,” does not have a “site” or website, as far as I know. I do have a website, so you must be addressing me. Once again, you are not following the comments and not replying correctly.

        Comment by furtherglory — October 9, 2013 @ 9:24 am

  2. In World War II every German in uniform was less – the Wehrmacht, especially comanders – or more .- the SS – involved in war crimes. In 1939 some pogrom in Poland had been performed by Wehrmacht men; are they decent? I guess that Bauer Verlag had other reasons – beside the Wiesental Center clritics – to shut down DER LANDSER. Anouncing the decision just at Yom Kippur is a trick to let blame the Jews.

    Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — October 7, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    • You wrote: “In 1939 some pogrom in Poland had been performed by Wehrmacht men…”
      What is your source for this information?

      By definition, the word pogrom means an attack carried out by civilians. If an attack is made by soldiers, it is not called a pogrom.

      I tried to find some information about a pogrom in the year 1939, but could find nothing about it. The only mention of a pogrom in 1939 was this quote from Wikipedia:

      Begin quote from Wikipedia:
      During World War II, the Nazis also encouraged pogroms by local populations, especially early in the war before the larger mass killings began, for two reasons: first, every Jew killed by locals meant one fewer that would have to be killed by the Germans, and second, the pogroms helped make the local populations share responsibility for the killings.[51] One pogrom took place on 8 October 1939, carried out by the local Germans on the occasion of Joseph Goebbels’s visit to Lodz.[52]
      End quote

      German soldiers invaded Poland in September 1939. If any civilians were killed during the invasion, this was a “war crime” but not a pogrom.

      Comment by furtherglory — October 7, 2013 @ 10:37 am

      • In October 1939 my late Father – Benjamin Murmelstein – had been comanded to Nisko, near Lublin, in order to set up a Jewish Settlement so he had had the opportunity to withness actions against Jews just by Wehrnacht men. He never spoke about the details of these actions. So, are You satisfied?
        Indeed, reading some comments I wonder whether You regret the survival of Jews, including myself, at the end of the Shoah.
        Wehrmacht commanders belonged often to the Prussian antisemit aristocracy and that resulted in the behavoiour of the soldiers.
        Any further objection?.

        Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — October 7, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

        • I have an objection to liars.
          And I have a serious objection to lies being rammed down my throat non stop.
          And I get really annoyed when I get told I’ll be arrested if I don’t swallow this crap.
          Golden Dawn, anyone…?

          Comment by DB — October 7, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

          • Dear Friend! I did not want to be offensive only show the condition of these discussions. 1. My late Father mentioned to have withnessed “action” carried out by Wehrmacht men when in Poland in October/November 1939. Clearly a non pleasant experience and he qvoided to tell me detais. 2. I myself have bitter experiences with interviews when questions require “media suitable answers” or the survivor is espected to confirm the “media suitable thesis” of interviewer. 3. When meeting fellow survivors I never asked details of their experiences; what I had been told was shocking enough. 4. I could not help to answer in a rude way to question why in Terezin there had not been a revolution. We survived because my late Father – the last “Judenaeltester” had been able to keep order and people calm in order the International Red Cross Comitee could help us and take over at May 5, 1945 the Ghetto with about 18.000 survivors beside the inmates of Concentration Camps arrived in last days. As my late Father had been hit by accusations and hostile critics even after he painfully passed away, I feel very unhappy. As You have pubblished my essays I hope for understanding. I am angry about the way the media are handling Shoah events and survivors. Indeed, I think that telling history about that tragedy should be handled carefully and oral history listened with kind attention and only then critically evaluated without hurting the feelings and the mental health of the survivor questioned. I know the matter! Let us go on cooperating for a better understanding of Shoah history. Sincerelly. Wolf Murmelstein.

            Comment by — October 7, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

            • You wrote a reply to DB, not to me. I am not DB. Your reply sounds like it is directed at me. Writing in the comments section of a blog is tricky. You have to pay attention so that your reply is directed to the right person.

              Comment by furtherglory — October 7, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

            • wolf murmelstein: “Indeed, I think that telling history about that tragedy should be handled carefully and oral history listened with kind attention and only then critically evaluated without hurting the feelings and the mental health of the survivor questioned.”

              Oral History is bullshit. As the Holocaust-believing French historian Jacques Baynac wrote “For the scientific historian a witness statement does not represent real history.” I know that Jews regard “History” as a pile of convenient myths repeated on and on until they’re believed by most people, but that’s not the way Aryans regard (or should regard) real History. How many jewish storytellers repeating on and on the story of Moses parting the Red Sea before most Jews believe that’s really the way their race enterred Palestine for the 1st time. No physical evidence, no historical event. Keep your fantasized “testimonies” for you…

              Comment by hermie — October 9, 2013 @ 4:40 am

            • FG
              This is what Carla Cohn has to say of Dr. Wolf Murmelstein’s late father in her book ‘MY NINE LIVES’: …The next Judenrat (Jewish Administration Advisor) was a Rabi, Benjamin Murmelstein, generally referred to as ‘Murmelschwein’ (pig). He was generally disliked and distrusted. Rumour had it, that being in charge of the deportation lists, he would substitute a name on the list for a price. This ancient rumour has been confirmed to me rather poignantly when the past came to haunt me here in Rome a few years ago. I received a phone call by a man I did not know who insisted to come and see me regarding an important Terezin [Theresienstadt,sic] matter. He would not give his name over the phone. I was unable to refuse since it had to do with Terezin. I found myself face to face with an obviously very distressed man who introduced himself as Rabbi Murmelstein’s son! His father has died recently but the Chief Rabbi of Rome, Toaff, would not permit a Jewish burial for his father. The son was contacting all surviving Terezin ghetto inmates to ask them to give positive testimony for his father, so that he could be buried as a Jew in honour…
              Charlotte Opfermann has nothing better to say on her blog-
              as:…I have a lot of personal knowledge about this man’s many despicable acts, his womanising, i.a. placing two family members of my friend Wlasta Schoenova (one of the objects of his affection) on the deportation list to Auschwitz (facing certain death) in order to force her into submission et al…. <<
              Wolf in fact did take action and took someone (I forgot his name) to court in Rome on charges of Libel, which Wolf lost.
              I think it is about time Wolf, like a Murmeltier, should go into hibernation.

              Comment by Herbert Stolpmann — October 12, 2013 @ 5:08 pm

              • As a matter of fact, the investigating magistrate at Litomerice People Court fully acquitted Benjamin Murmelstein as not guilty. It is to mention tha it had been made certain that the “Deportation lists” in Ocotber 1944 had been worked out by SS Comander Rahm and Eichman aide SS Capt. Moes.. The slander of womanisising had not been risen in People Court – strange, is’n i? – and had been mentioned only decades later in literature..
                As to Carla Cohn, as soon as I found her article on a web site I sued suddenly so the writer as the web site owner. Some months later the web master deleted the article. As to the legal procedure, as Italian Justice had got bankrupt, the case ended barred by the status of limitation and so had not been even heard by Judge.
                As to Carla Cohn. I had the opportunity in 1990 to contact and to meet her learning of her biiter experiences. I asked Carla Cohn whether she had anything to say about my later Father as I was and am able to give every information; she replied to have nothing to say. As a matter of fact Carla Cohn asked me why I did not quitt Rome Jewish Comunity the heavy offense by Toaff; I explained that only inside comuty life I was able to defend my Father’s reputation.
                I did not need testimonies about my Father as I quoted the decision of Litomerice investigatin magistrate and a later Court Sentnece where Benjamin Murmelstein had been considered as “reliable being fully rehabilated”.
                Herbet Stolman is indeed very kind advising me to into hibernation; I do not know who he is, at any rate, as long I will be strong enough I will fight for historical truth and defend the good name of my family.
                Comments as above can be posted because a poor Shoah surviver is unable to afford the very expensive USA Justice. That is a form of “free speech”:.

                Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — October 12, 2013 @ 11:35 pm

              • The subject of Dr. Benjamin Murmelstein has become important because of a new movie by Claude Lanzmann, the maker of the Shoah film. I blogged about this at

                I also blogged about the subject of Dr. Benjamin Murmelstein at

                Dr. Wolf Murmelstein deserves a lot of credit for defending his father’s reputation.

                I have no way of knowing the facts in the case, so the only thing that I can do is to present both sides, and let everyone have their say.

                Comment by furtherglory — October 13, 2013 @ 8:56 am

        • I wrote about Nisko on another blog post, and quoted from one of your essays:

          I realize that English is not your first language, so you might be reading something into my writing that is not there. There may have been “actions” by Wehrmacht soldiers, but these “actions” were NOT pogroms because a pogrom, by definition, is done by civilians, not soldiers.

          Comment by furtherglory — October 7, 2013 @ 4:58 pm

          • At any rate for victims or whitnesses there is no difference whether the violences are “the work” of soldiers or civiilians. Clear?
            The difference between Wehrmacht and SS as Jews concerns is very thiny. In Summer 1944 the Prague Wehrmacht Comand asked for the winding up of Terezin Ghetto in order to have the baracks fully realizing that this menat our death. You have pubblished my essay on Salonicca where the Wehrmacht Command cooperated with Eichmann staff. The roots of thing were very deep and in my study – still only in Italian – I go back to German Romanticism which first worked out the racism – expusion of jews and war agianst the slavonic people – in order to set German people in Poland instead of emigration to USA..All the best.

            Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — October 7, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

            • US troops weren’t imbued with “German Romanticism ” (more likely Anglo-Saxon pragmatism combined with common prejudice) when they committed Einsatzgruppen-style mass murders in the Mexican War, Filipino War, Vietnam and other places. Of course there’s an endless list of these sorts of things throughout history. The difference between NS crimes and the other crimes and that the NS crimes have become a necessary component of the post-Christian state religion of the American Empire that combines Holocaustianity and Frankfurt School neo-Marxsim or Freudo-Marxism. It’s why everyone knows about The Six Million but virtually no one knows about the Holodomor. .

              Comment by fnn — October 8, 2013 @ 9:37 am

              • The deeds of Nazi troops – Wehrmacht or SS – differ exactly from other mass murders for they had been imbued with German Romanticism and old German myths and not pragmatism.
                Nazism too had been a new post Cristian religion: A NEW CHURCH WITH A NEW LEADER and their antisemit hatred was special and aimed to the destruction of Jewsh Race.
                I am unhappy with the USA way to deal with Shoah History and I am against philosofical debates about our painfull past.
                Having pubblished my essays You should have noted my special attitude on the matter,
                Do You wish me submit furhter essays?
                All the best.
                Wolf Murmelstein..

                Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — October 8, 2013 @ 11:00 am

                • Again, you have written a reply to fnn, another reader of my blog, who made a comment. However, I have deduced that you are addressing me because you mentioned that I published your essays.

                  Yes, I would like to read further essays written by you.

                  The USA deals with Shoah History in a different way than other countries because America has freedom of speech and freedom of the press. No other country in the world has freedom of speech and freedom of the press guaranteed by a Constitution.

                  In 17 countries of the world, a person can go to prison for 5 years for saying or writing something about the Holocaust, that you might not agree with. In Germany, a person can go to prison for MORE THAN 5 YEARS, if they try to defend themselves in court on a charge of Holocaust denial. In America, a person has the right to defend themselves if they are hauled into court, no matter what the charge is.

                  Comment by furtherglory — October 8, 2013 @ 11:50 am

                • This is for all readers of this blog and page: In Germany, Austria and other european countries Holocaust denial means also incitement to act against the state order and is no matter of free speech. So Irving was not wellcome in Austria as he had been supposed to deliver a lecture to a right wing group. The same applies here in Italy where Hollocaust denial is strongly linked with incitement against democratic state. Clear?
                  I would not quote USA conditions as an example of freedom as .- my experience – You cannot afford the expensive procedures when You are offended by the content of a book pubblished or a film made in USA.
                  I do not like the way USA deals with Shoah history; too much for media and almost nothing on bitter facts. So, I had been told that in USA universities the dominant opinion hold that we – the helpless vicitims – are guilty for not started revolutions or having otherwise omitted resistance; this shows full lack of basic notins of history.
                  Will follow directly by e-mail.

                  Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — October 8, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

                • You are quite right that Holocaust ” Denial ” is banned in western Europe because it undermines the state. The Holocaust is the official state religion in western Europe and serves the establishment in its aim of destroying the indigenous folk of Europe. You can’t fight the latter without being a heretic to the former.

                  Comment by peter — October 8, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

                • There are some lines in some UN article about ‘freedom of thought and expression’.

                  This is not allowed with the holocaust, so quite clearly there are powers at work above the UN. Can’t think who…

                  But anyway, if you don’t believe what you’re told to believe, you’ll be locked up as a common criminal.

                  That’s fair is it, Mr Murmelstein?

                  Comment by DB — October 9, 2013 @ 2:06 am

              • Wolf Murmelstein wrote: “In Germany, Austria and other european countries Holocaust denial means also incitement to act against the state order and is no matter of free speech. The same applies here in Italy where Hollocaust denial is strongly linked with incitement against democratic state. Clear?”

                Clear. Clear the Holocaust myth is a matter of Politics and has nothing to do with History. It will be hard for you to accuse “the Evil Holocaust Deniers” of having alleged hidden political bias & ambitions and claim “the Good Holocaust Believers and Promoters” only look for the historical truth after that… 😉

                Comment by hermie — October 9, 2013 @ 4:52 am

                • I suppose You have read so Henry Ford about a Jewish Plot as Werner Sombart who Jews in commerce, banks and colonial exploitation.
                  As to the Shoah my question where the great east euripean Jewish comunities are disapeared l now never had beens answered.
                  Better than Hoess about the Gas Chambers spoke Stangl, comander of Sobibor and than Treblinka trained for these deeds in the
                  Euthanasia program.
                  Furthermore I suppose that as an “Aryan Cristian” You are forbidden to have any relationship with a believing Jew surivivng the Shoah.
                  That is all.
                  Wolf Murmelstein.

                  Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — October 9, 2013 @ 6:06 am

                • I wrote about Franz Stangl in another blog post at

                  As far as “Aryan Christians” are concerned, the people who comment on my blog are anonymous, so no one knows if they are “Aryan Christians,” or members of some other race and religion. No one knows whom you are addressing in your comments, since you are not following the comments correctly.

                  Comment by furtherglory — October 9, 2013 @ 9:46 am

                • Wolf Murmelstein wrote: “Better than Hoess about the Gas Chambers spoke Stangl, comander of Sobibor and than Treblinka”

                  Franz Stangl is one of the best witnesses demonstrating the Reinhardt camps were not “death camps”. When interviewed by Gitta Sereny, he stated: “To tell the truth, one did become used to it…they were cargo. I think it started the day I first saw the Totenlager [extermination area] in Treblinka. I remember Wirth standing there, next to the pits full of black-blue corpses.” No way a guy with “an excellent grasp of detail” like Stangl could ignore a gassed body is red (true for CO and cyanide gassings), not black-blue, had he really witnessed pits full of gassed bodies at Treblinka or Sobibor. The commandant of Treblinka and Sobibor had patently never seen any gassed bodies in his entire life. So what’s your conclusion about those camps? If a chemist was unable to tell what happens when you mix an acid with a base, what would you conclude about his alleged chemistry credentials? I think you can conclude the same thing about Stangl’s extermination credentials… 😉

                  Comment by hermie — October 10, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

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