The false stereotype of the Hollywood German soldier depicts a robot who mechanically executes his orders, no matter how absurd, senseless, or outright evil they may be. To commemorate this day of 20. July 2016, an anniversary of one of history’s darkest treasons, I wish to highlight a legendary counterexample to the notion that German soldiers and officers did not disobey evil orders.
For on this day seventy-two years ago, a then-Major (later Major General) acted on his own conscience and his own reason. He acted not only in disobedience to, but direct defiance of orders personally delivered to him by Generals who so far outranked him, they were comparatively in the military stratosphere. He staked not only his honour and his career, but his very life upon the independent exercise of conscience and sound judgment. And he did so upon simple principles: Duty over orders, honour over superior officers, and his loyalty to Germany over all.
Please take now a moment of silence in memory of the man whom I nominate as the German Patron Saint of Loyalty, Major General Otto Ernst Remer (1912–97).
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To understand the significance of General Remer, it is first necessary to grasp the history of the 20. July Treason. Most people to-day are taught in school, in television „documentaries“, and via books at their local libraries that the attempt to murder the Führer was a sudden, last-ditch desperate effort to save Germany from the consequences of an evil dictatorship. As with all the other false history of the War, nothing could be further from the truth.
The treason began almost immediately after the Führer came to power in 1933; and from start to finish, it was a toxin born of nothing other than the basest conceivable jealousy. A small but powerful clique within the aristocratic ranks of the German military simply could not stomach the idea that a grandson of common farmers who fought as a front-line soldier, but never made officer, was now by the Will of the German People their Commander-in-Chief. Yet personal cowardice inhibited them from acting—just as when the treason accrued to a climax on 20. July 1944, Stauffenberg’s cowardice impelled him to plant a bomb and scurry to safety.
The analogy is apt. As a military officer, Stauffenberg carried a sidearm; and before 20. July 1944, it was ordinary and unremarked that such ranking officers carried their weapons even in the presence of the Führer. For those who have been born and raised in a world corrupt beyond the past’s worst nightmares, this latter point may need some explaining. German officers were men of honour who had a duty to the Fatherland and had sworn an oath of loyalty to the Führer. Why should anybody even think to restrict to mistrust them with weapons in his presence? Why should anybody even stop to consider such a question?
As such, had Stauffenberg so desired, he could on several occasions have drawn his pistol and shot Adolf Hitler dead on the spot—thus inevitably sacrificing his own life to accomplish a mission which schoolchildren to-day are told was „noble“ and „just“. Instead, he quietly planted explosives which had been provided to him by British espionage agents, then left the room—thus sacrificing instead the lives of arbitrary bystanders, the inevitable „collateral damage“.
The cowardly murderousness displayed by Stauffenberg is symbolic of what, for ease of reference, I simply call the Canaris Canaille (although the tangled web of conspirators was far more complex and far-reaching than Canaris’ inner circle). Rather than publicly declaring their opposition to Adolf Hitler, this Canaille worked in secret to plan his demise. Starting not later than 1938, well before the outbreak of war, they quietly approached potential adversary governments (particularly the British) with the offer that they would assassinate their own legal Head of State and Commander in Chief. What they asked in return was, of course, that they would thereafter be granted foreign support and protection to advance their own power and avoid possible negative consequences to themselves.
Moreover and worse, they not only passed German state secrets and military secrets to foreign governments, but did so unsolicited. For the goal of toppling the Führer, they were willing to sacrifice anything and everything except their own personal safety to achieve this end. As they proved later during the War, they were willing to sacrifice Germany itself.
From the few readily available self-contained works which expose the depth of the 20. July Treason, the single most important book you can read for an introduction to the matter is Worm in the Apple: German Traitors and Other Influences That Pushed the World Into War, by F. Lenz. It was self-published in Germany in 1952—got tossed down the memory hole—then decades later, was snatched back from the flames, transcribed, translated, and brought to you in both German and English by the fine folk at the Scriptorium (who are not affiliated with this author).
Read it and weep for the consequences wrought by a small Canaille who contrived to stand between the loyal German People and the Leader whom they so loved.
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When came the War, the traitors did not only betray the Führer, but also did what in the Führer’s own eyes was still yet much worse: They betrayed the German soldier. They passed information to the enemy, and otherwise did all they could to compromise German military operations.
Anybody with even a modest knowledge of World War II will realize immediately that there were numerous instances in which all was balanced on a knife’s edge, and Germany narrowly avoided winning a breakthrough battle—particularly on the Eastern Front. Thus it is in no wise unfair to posit that despite being outgunned and outnumbered by ratios of up to twelve against one, Germany would nevertheless have likely have won the War but for the scale-tipping acts of high-ranking insiders who did all they could to compromise every German battle.
By implication too thus, they betrayed every German civilian who was later tortured or murdered, and every German woman who was later raped. The blood and screams of millions are on their heads. Without a doubt, the 20. July Traitors and the clique surrounding them rank amongst the most evil men in all of history.
But to-day, on the anniversary symbolic for the whole of their treason, we remember their attack on the Führer and the man who stopped their Putsch.
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When evil was in the air and he knew not whom to trust, Remer went so far in his protectiveness of Germany as to greet even Dr. Goebbels with pistol in hand. Needless to say, the fracas between the loyal Army Major and the loyal Propaganda Minister did not escalate beyond heated words; and Dr. Goebbels affirmatively settled the question of his own loyalty by putting Remer on the phone with the Führer. Naturally, the Führer ordered Remer to crush the treason; and for the purpose of so doing, he invested Remer temporarily with a peremptory command authority exceeding even that of a top-ranked General. For a few decisive hours, the then 32-year-old Remer was literally and in as many words appointed as second in military command only to the Führer himself.
Yet this story is not only one of Remer’s own loyalty, but that of rank-and-file soldiers and support staff. Whenever he met the slightest hesitation over the prospect of a nominal Major countermanding the orders of Generals, Remer snapped the fence-sitters to their senses with one question: „With the Führer, or against him?“ More tellingly, even support staff such as communications operators, who were in no position to openly defy the treason, had already of their own initiative done their best to obstruct the traitors’ plans by „inadvertently“ delaying their time-sensitive messages. By undermining the ability of the conspirators to coördinate with each other and receive timely information, this quiet resistance to the treason turned a plot which had been badly-organized and worse-executed into a rapidly unravelling amateur’s hour.
The love of ordinary Germans for the Führer was tried and true, even in the dark and desperate days of a War which, by July 1944, Germany was clearly losing. Contrast the post-War lie that ordinary Germans were cowering in fear, desperate for the opportunity to be „liberated“ from their hated but feared iron-fisted dictator.
After 20. July, Remer rejected a medal the Führer awarded him for his acts on that day. He considered the honour of the army’s officer corps to have been tarnished by the treason; the Führer understood and accepted this rejection. Whereupon Remer returned to the ordinary course of his duties and fought battle after battle until the bitter end. Of note, he showed a exemplary courage and determination in fighting to protect fleeing German refugees—this, at a time when a „German refugee“ meant a German, that is to say, a Teuton.
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Once upon a time, the Führer said, „It is a small, rootless international clique that is turning the people against each other. That does not want them to have peace!“ His wise words apply not only between the nations of Europe, but also as between Europeans and those who are not European, and not even Aryan—as now seen throughout all the nations of Europe.
His words, to-day, are equally applicable as between Europe and Islam.
In the post-War era, Major General Remer spent several years living in Egypt and Syria. He came to know the people of these lands, as well as their now long-gone Nationalist leaders; whereupon Remer spent decades advocating the Jew’s worst nightmare: Peace and friendship between Europeans in Europe and Muslims in Muslim homelands throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Following in the footsteps of the Führer, Remer was a patron of peace: Peace not only in Europe; peace worldwide.
This boots-on-the-ground German field officer had shed his own blood in combat defending Germany and, by implication on the Eastern Front, all Europe from invasion. Year by day and year by year, his ashes must be must be spinning ever-faster in his grave. For as of to-day, in 2016, the worst dregs of nations whom he once considered friends at their highest levels can now be found raping and pillaging their way through German cities—a result incited by Jews, promoted by Jewish organizations, and not only permitted but encouraged by Jewish puppet governments inside and outside Europe.
To-day the European must stand unequivocally to defend himself, his blood, his soil, and his posterity against an army of invaders who are nominally Islamic, but do the Jew’s dirty work just like any other Shabbos Goyim. What evil hath been wrought by that poisonous sower of discord between nations? All good men and women must now steel themselves with General Remer’s courage, and only fight harder for grief that this patron of peace has been yet again betrayed.
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During the War, Major General Remer had acted as a soldier doing his duty for Führer and Fatherland—no more, no less. He had never been involved in politics, and was never a member of Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist party, the NSDAP. But after he emerged from several years of suffering the usual post-War American persecution and imprisonment, he stepped up once again to fight for his people not—this time not with bullets, but rather with ballots.
On 2. October 1949, Remer co-founded the Socialist Reich Party (Sozialistische Reichspartei, SRP) together with Dr. Fritz Dorls and German Student Union leader Gerhard Krüger. The SRP was also backed by the endorsement of the greatest war hero from a nation of great war heroes, the soldier for whom the Führer had literally needed to design a new medal for bravery, Luftwaffe Oberst Hans-Ulrich Rudel. The SRP hoped to restore German values and German freedom. But what had not been won with bullets, could not be won with ballots. Freedom was not to be, for the German people would be prohibited from choosing it.
Rather than following prior precedent in peacefully bringing freedom to the German people through the democratic process, the SRP instead set a different precedent by becoming the first post-War political party officially banned in „democratic“ West Germany (BRD) on 23. October 1952.
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Major General Otto Ernst Remer passed away on 4. October 1997, at the age of 85. He died in exile, unable to spend his last Earthly moments in his home and beloved homeland. For as a principled man of truth who was ever-loyal to his German brethren, he spent the last years of his life defying censorship and daring to tell Germans that their forefathers were not bloody murders, had not built mass gas-chambers, had not stuffed babies into ovens. As a result, had he not fled the German soil for which he had shed blood defending, the puppet government installed by the conquering powers would have consigned this octogenarian truth-teller to die in prison.
He could only make a last request that his remains be cremated and brought home for interrment in the Fatherland.
The Jewish media took little notice of this hero’s passing, and then only to gloat and disparage him; but a proper English-language obituary for General Remer was published in the Journal of Historical Review, 17/1 (January/February 1998), 7–9, and can be found reproduced at various sites on the Internet together with
much other information by or about Major General Remer.
Let always and ever this infamous date of 20. July belong not to the traitors, but to the heroes who crushed them—and most of all to Major General Otto Ernst Remer, who in one of Germany’s darkest hours proved himself the patron saint of German loyalty.
|In memoriam:||Major General Otto Ernst Remer|