Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ethnic Cleansing

The Jewish Holocaust never happened.  It is a total fraud. - Are you outraged by that assertion?  Well you should be.  When someone denies a crime or attempts to excuse it they are to an extent complicit.  Eva Hahnova, a student of Central Europe and Czech-German relations in the 20th century has published an article, ”About the Anti-Russian Stereotype Based on Goebbels' Propaganda,” which appears in  In the article she asserts that the “forced evacuation of the German population, is hidden behind talk of the alleged barbarity of the Soviet Army in relation to the civilian population,” and it was actually “the last mass crime of the Nazi regime.”  She is referring to the “ethnic cleansing” of Eastern Europe of somewhere between 15 and 18 million ethnic Germans.  She claims, “The exodus was actually carried out by German officials.”  
She places 'Soviet atrocities' in quotes and refers to them as “alleged barbarity” and claims, “we are talking about an image which was originally spread by Nazi propaganda.”  If something originated in Nazi propaganda it must not be true.  I suspect that Ms. Hahnova, like so many others, believed that the Nazis carried out the Katyn Forrest massacre until the Russian Duma declared in 2010 that Joseph Stalin ordered the massacre. Václav Havel, the former President of Czechoslovakia condemned the treatment of Sudeten Germans after World War II.  Few politicians had the courage of Václav Havel.
Far from being widely accepted, the story of this mass exodus is seldom mentioned.  It was the largest mass exodus in world history carried out in the most barbaric fashion.  Much of it followed the conclusion of the war in agreements reached by Stalin, Roosevelt, Truman and Churchill.  Churchill actually used matchsticks on a map to illustration the changing borders: an act that would effect the lives of millions of people.  At Potsdam they agreed that this transfer would occur in “an orderly and humane manner.”  They must have known that this provision was as valid as the Atlantic Charter provision that “no territorial changes that do not accord with the freely expressed wishes of the people concerned” be made.

I do not doubt that Ms. Hahnova has done a great deal of research on this topic.  She can be considered an “expert” of sorts.  However, her conclusions are not only absurd, they are obscene.  The history of this period is fraught with emotion.  The suffering of the people of Eastern Europe, Germans, Poles, Czechs and Russians is beyond description.  It is unconscionable to distort what happened by either minimizing or exaggerating it. 

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