I had a chance recently to watch a TV show on the American Heroes Channel, AHC, which was entitled “Nazi Killer Magic”.
Much of the show follows the typical AHC format. It is made to look more “historical” by the flashing of a series of dates, which will be familuar to more sophisticated viewers. These dates are then followed by stock footage, which AHC seems to use again and again, in show after show.
I am particularly interested in Rudolf Hess and his relation to astrology and the occult.
Begin list of dates and players:
March 20th 1945 – Final assault on Berlin begins. The show claims that Gobbles, the third Reich’s biggest skeptic turns to Astrology.
November 30th 1945 – Nuremberg trials, the show claims that any reference to the occult is forbidden from being admitted into evidence.
March 1917 – Story about how Hitler moved away from his fellow solders as if guided by divine providence, moments before a shell strikes. (I have been trying to find the account of this incident in Mein Kampf but can’t seem to find it)
Erik Jan Hanussen – Named as famous occultist in TV show. Show claims that Hanussen was Hitler’s speaking coach. It is later reveled that he was a jew.
January 30th 1933 – Hitler comes to power.
Febuary 27th 1933 – Reichstag fire which the show claims Hanussen predicted. He is killed soon after.
September 1st 1939 – given as the start of world war two, when England and France declare war on Germany.
November 1939 – Failed assassination attempt on Hitler.
Karl Ernst Kraft – Astrologer – the show mentions that Goebbels, with Kraft’s help, is using predictions of Nostradamus for propaganda purposes.
Alister Crowley – mentioned as inventor of the V for victory sign used in England.
Minute 19 into the program
Here was one part of the show I actually found interesting.
The show claims that British intelligence officers were targeting Hess, planting information that the stars were beckoning him to come to Germany.
Interestingly, the show claims that the name of the British “black ops” mission was “Operation Mistletoe.”
I had never heard these claims about British black ops astrologers targeting Hess before. I am currently researching David Irving’s writing on the subject of Hess’s flight to Scotland.
Aktion Hess – The show talks about how after Hess flew to Scotland, all of the Astrologers in Germany were rounded up. The show did have a good quip from Gobbles on the subject. “Surprisingly not one of them predicted it.”
Hanns Hörbiger – World Ice Theory
June 22nd 1941 – Invasion of Russia, show claims timing of invasion based on Hanns Hörbiger .
December 1941 – Germans turned back at the gates of Moscow. Lack of winter clothing recanted.
1943 World Ice Theory blamed, Hitler dreams that V2 rockets will hit Ice in space and supposedly cancels V2 program for a while.
Winter 1944 – Spring 1945 Werewolf program, the show includes images of medieval Werewolves interspersed with actual Hitler Youth partisans. It claims that the name of this program is rooted in the occult.
I think this part of the show might really appeal to Twitards.
March 23rd 1945, sound of wolf howling played on German radio.
Febuary 1945 -defeat inevitable, astrologers brought in.
Almost lastly, the show claims that Hitler’s death was a magical act, in view of the fact that he wanted his body to be burned.
April 25th 1945 – Show recounts Patton’s recapture of the spear of destiny in Nuremberg. Claims that Patton believed in the spear of destiny. Show recounts how the spear was placed six years earlier in a vault under the chapel in the castle in Nuremberg.
November 30th 1945. (again) Show recounts how Hess was not allowed to make a statement. “Hess was silenced, and they Silenced forever” (at least they got that part right!)
That was the end of the show.
For those interested in further research it is interesting to note that Wikipedia currently takes a very skeptical view of Nazi occult theory.