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July 26, 2015

Good news! Rudolf Hess is alive and well and giving speeches in England (updated)

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 12:19 pm

Update 6:50 a.m. July 27, 2015

Yesterday, I mistakenly wrote that Rudolf Hess was present. It was actually a friend of Hess who spoke at the meeting. This quote is from another news article:

Former Spandau prison worker Abdallah Melaouhi, self-described ‘best friend’ of Hitler’s deputy, Rudolf Hess, was also a speaker at yesterday’s event.
Speaking in German, with translation provided by Irving, Melaouhi told the crowd about his time working as a prison nurse. He attended to Hess between 1982 and 1987 when Hess was held prisoner in Spandau, Germany, for war crimes.

Hess, Hitler’s deputy who during the Second World War was held prisoner after his plane crashed in Scotland in 1941, hanged himself in 1987. Melaouhi claimed Hess was murdered and released a book about him, describing him as ‘a man of great vision, intelligence and compassion’.

Update 1:37 p.m. July 26, 2015  Now that I have read the article more carefully, I see that it was the “best friend of Rudolf Hess”, who was there, not Rudolf Hess himself.

Continue reading my original post.

According to a news article, which you can read in full here, Rudolf Hess, who was Hitler’s deputy, is alive and well and he is speaking to Holocaust deniers in London, even women and teenagers.

I wrote about Rudolf Hess in this previous blog post:

This headline is part of the article, cited above:

  • Neo Nazis held secret meeting in four-star hotel in South Kensington
  • Event attracted 120 Right-wing sympathisers, including women and teens
  • ‘Best friend’ of Hitler’s deputy, Rudolf Hess, was also a guest speaker 
Read more:

This quote is from the news article:

Convicted Holocaust denier David Irving addressed fascist sympathisers and neo Nazis at a secret meeting in London yesterday.

Irving, a historian who famously lost a libel case after denying the existence of Nazi gas chambers, was the star speaker at an event that attracted an audience of 120 Right-wing sympathisers, including women and teenagers.

Behind closed doors at a four-star hotel in South Kensington, the discredited author gave a speech condemning the Second World War Allied bombing campaign over Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe as ‘a war crime’.

Irving’s contentious speech was titled: ‘Saturation Bombing in World War II – who is to blame?’

David Irving, famous Holocaust denier

David Irving, famous Holocaust denier

The photo of David Irving, shown above, was included with the news article.  Is this a recent photo?  If so, I am happy to see that he is doing so well.  I assume that Rudolf Hess, who died years ago, was also looking well.

German people might soon be allowed to read Mein Kampf

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:00 am
Hitler's famous book Mein Kampf (My Struggle)

Hitler’s famous book Mein Kampf  English translation: My Struggle

According to a news article, which you can read in full here, German citizens might soon be allowed to read Hitler’s infamous book entitled Mein Kampf.

This quote is from the news article:

Begin quote:

[Bavarian historian Christian] Hartmann works for the publicly funded German historical society IfZ. In 2009, as officials began to worry about what to do with the copyright set to expire, the IfZ applied for a tender from the state of Bavaria to produce an updated, annotated version of “Mein Kampf” providing a framework of historical context and critical analysis. Bavaria contracted the institute to prepare the new edition in order to pre-empt the publication of other editions with the expiry of the copyright.

“We have added more than 3,500 footnotes so far and have proven Hitler’s assertions to be wrong in hundreds of details,” Hartmann told SZ.

Though some groups are still trying to stop the new edition from being published on the grounds of Hitler’s discriminatory language, Hartmann believes that he has the law on his side.

“Our work is protected by Article 5 of the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany, which covers freedom of research and scholarship,” Hartmann told SZ.

End quote

I have written several blog posts, under the tag Mein Kampf, which you can read here:

In my humble opinion Hitler’s book has been misunderstood. On my website, I have a page of quotes from speeches made by Hitler, and some quotes from Mein Kampf:

To understand what is going on in Germany today, read this news article: