ISSN 1440-9828
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Amy Phillips

Sorrows in the Heart

A woman, anybody, who manages to share their life with another monogamously for almost half a century is bound to know something about the human condition. Amelia Phillips is an individual who emerges in-tact from such an enterprise without embracing any kind of deficiency thinking syndromes that would negate the ideals needed to sustain that life-style.

Hence, when in 2002 her novel, Sorrow in the Heart – ISBN 1-55369-787-1, appeared on the market it was Trafford – published-on-demand – that enabled her to reflect on that proverbial lived-life and write a kind of American mystery romance without getting the plot lost in some perverse particularisation.


The 274-page book is divided into six parts, each one, except the first, has a heading-like quotation, augmented by a Biblical quote not reproduced here:

Part I:

Part II: Life goes on for the living

Part III: Shall my foolish heart be pined? ‘cause I see a womankind…

Part IV: Before Honor is Humility

Part V: “Who then was the murderer?”

Part VI: A child is waiting

The story unfolds effortlessly from chapter to chapter, and language-use is pleasantly direct but without any profanities or explicit sexual scenes, thereby leaving it up to the reader to fill in what’s happening, physically and mentally, when two individuals embrace.


The sweep of life’s offerings appears vividly and unlaboured, and begins to unfold in the very first chapter. The dynamics that have held the marriage together are insightfully presented in direct and indirect responses. A mature couple, Sarah and Jason Caldwell, endure a squabble after returning to their motel unit from a trip in an old crowded tour bus.  She has her faith and he his secrets of being a successful American entrepreneur on the world stage with particular business interests – supplying market demands from both major feuding parties in the Middle East.  

Their trip home from their Florida holiday is waylaid as they stop at what seems to be a dilapidated church where Jason suggested they attend mass. It turns out to be a trap that leads to Jason’s death – an accident as it later transpires.

At Jason’s funeral Captain Mike McCullough, who has been placed on the Caldwell murder case, notices a young woman in black rushing off. And so the scene is set: we have two beautiful  women, one old and

another young, who will both play a part in this drama where the ideals of American enterprise are evaluated for their Menschlichkeit – what does it do to individuals and personal relationships? There is the wife, Sarah, and there is the mistress, Kathleen McGuire Allen – both having fulfilled their biological role in motherhood – act as a counterfoil to what happens in the law firm headed by Jason Caldwell.

On the back cover we read:

There were Jason’s partners and the warmongers, who worked within the edge of the law. They envied his financial successes, and risks he took, all making him an extremely wealthy man. Not to forget Byron, his son, filled with hatred and fear of his father.

It is the compassionate-empathetic-humane Captain McCullough who manages to guide the various individuals into situations that reflect the wholeness that once was the USA and thereby resolve the pain brought on by an ‘accidental’ killing and outright murder: Kathleen’s daughter is adopted by Sarah and financially independent widower McCullough finds Sarah for a soul mate in his retirement.

Without revealing how the story ends, let me mention the final sentence of the book that neatly resolves all the problems. It is a newspaper headline that McCullough reads as he collects his luggage at Atlanta airport:



Some personal musings: It is always interesting to know something personal about an author because often some major event in that person’s life sheds light on what is going on in the brain. For example English philosopher, J S Mill, who left a definitive tract on personal liberty, was juggling his personal life between two women. He thus needed to think very hard on personal liberty, how to justify on moral/ethical grounds his refusal to commit himself to one woman.

And so I wonder how much of all this mystery romance is autobiographical because in her next novel, Amelia Phillips, dedicates her Poor Worm of Earth to:

In Memory of Anthony Aremia, my husband for forty-six years.  

Amelia Phillips Aremia

Poor Worm of Earth: The Hand of the Potter

Bookman, 2004, ISBN: 1-59453-218-4

FORM: This is a big book, 515 pages all well proof-read with few errors, one at page 420, 3rd line from the top, spent should be spend – but that’s an irrelevance. The Acknowledgement thanks Arthur G Nuhrah, who wrote his PhD thesis at Tulane University about Scots-Irish Presbyterian John McDonogh Junior.

In her Preface, the author states that without access to Dr Nuhrah’s research she could never have written this biography about the New Orleans bachelor tycoon who enabled slaves to buy their freedom so that they could go to Liberia.

The story is told in ten chapters with a rather disturbing Epilogue wherein are reproduced biting newspaper obituaries that appeared at McDonogh’s death.

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A Google search about John McDonogh yields enough information to ensure that the author has indeed grasped on to a contentious personality. One article from The Journal of Southern History, gives a link to:

John McDonogh--New Orleans Mercantile Capitalist

Lewis E. Atherton, The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Nov., 1941), pp. 451-481

doi:10.2307/2191437, This article consists of 31 page(s).


Another item from Google offers: Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana by Louisiana Supreme Court - 1859 - Law reports, digests, etc... will and testament of John McDonogh, is a genuine instrument, written, dated or signed by the said McDonogh.



CONTENT: Chapter 1 begins with a quotation from the Will of John McDonogh Jr. and thereby sets the tone for the whole book:  


“I have still one small request to make…it is that it be permitted annually to the children to plant and water a few flowers around my grave. This little act…will open their young and susceptible hearts to gratitude and love to their Divine Creator, for having raised up (as the humble instrument of His Bounty to them) a poor, frail worm of earth, like me.”


Today’s reader usually has a conventional simplistic and not a differentiated view of the US slave era, much as Apartheid South Africa has been reduced to a caricature of simplistic racist thinking, or, for that matter, in much the way how World War Two is reduced to one of ‘Holocaust-Shoah’ remembrances. We may even focus on ancient history and how Greek and Roman democracy are celebrated without focusing on the fact that such societies had a built-in slave system. Then again, today’s western societies are free and democratic and are celebrated as such, but you had better not state that a large sector of the population within any one of those free and democratic states is enslaved to international finance. But slavery of that kind is always attributed and explaind with reference to personal failings.


Amelia Phillips Aremia manages to break this stereotypical way of viewing complex human interactions by focusing on McDonogh’s personal written record and, of course, on the ‘worn, stained, and brittle yellowish pages curled at the corners’ of his old leather-bound Bible. Add to that the patriotism of the Federalist kind that Donogh’s father inculcated his son with and the stage is set for a tense and productive journey through life. Early impressions included the boy sitting on his father’s broad shoulders and standing under an elm tree watching George Washington ‘take the oath of office as the first president of the United States’.


During the late 18th century, before the ‘French Revolution’ and before the US War of Independence, the political climate in the colonies was well informed by a ‘transplanted Britisher’, Professor Emerson Forsyth, the headmaster of young John Donogh’s school. Forsyth predicted that the young German genius, Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel, would influence future political theorists.


There is another episode at school that young John survives – the proverbial fight begun by an older boy, which John won, but then concluded the episode without accepting the extended hand held out to him by the older boy, Billy. John’s father severely admonishes his son for this because “Hate is the mark of a little man, and an expensive luxury. God teaches us that we must forgive if we wish to earn His forgiveness.” John and Billy become friends.


A subtle rivalry developed over Maria and John won out, for a while, until the young woman, Maria, with her family travelled to Liverpool, England. Billy was also on that trip. Later John receives a letter from Maria, posted from Birmingham, wherein she still expressed her love for John, though now she was already married to Billy! And, like many individuals who lose their first love, John began to acquire the necessary knowledge needed to build a mercantile empire. Later, during his own time in Liverpool, John recalled his father’s lesson, and so he sent the couple a wedding present.

What follows is a detailed personal account of John developing his empire, and being a pious man, rumour had it that John had God on his side. French and Spanish Catholicism and English Protestantism co-existed in the young French colony as traders plied their wares from the New World to the Old World. Then in July 1803 Napoleon sold Louisiana to the US for $15 m. something the Federalists objected to because it was believed the foreign-speaking Roman Catholics could not be absorbed and thus would threaten the developing democratic way of life within the USA nation. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it.


The author continues in this vein, making indirect comparisons with today’s prevailing US social fabric. It is such insights that humanise and universalise the American dream of old, of how the pioneering spirit enables individuals, at considerable personal sacrifices, to rise above their station in life.


The young bachelor John McDonogh grows older as his business flourishes and his social calendar keeps him busy. He becomes a fine art and furniture collector but separation from his parents living in Baltimore, especially from his mother, did cause some grief for which he compensated by inviting his younger brother to stay with him at New Orleans. Yet that, too, reverberates into the usual family tensions most readers who have brothers and sisters would be familiar with.


By Chapter Six the European battlefield was dominated by Napoleon, which reflected its effects in trade with the new world. In 1808 the foreign slave trade was abolished, and “Professional slave traders …and prosperous dabblers in slave traffic–among them John McDonogh Junior–now had to turn to the eastern seaboard for new stocks of black laborers”.


Add to that a personal tragedy, the death of his mother while he suffered another severe attack of malaria, McDonogh’s faith carried him through more tough personal crises – his father’s dying a year later.


In 1810 Donogh worried about his Florida holdings because armed American settlers planned a coup to capture Baton Rouge, which succeeded, and Congress approved it by incorporating West Florida into the Orleans territory, later to become Louisiana.


Donogh’s humane attitude to summary judgments when escaped slaves are caught did not endear him to the locals who had no time for legal niceties. Likewise he felt for the Creole planters, but then he had also developed a reputation: “His ruthless oppression of debtors and gentle acts of charity presented a perplexing dichotomy to his critics…”. And still John soldiered on by enabling his slaves to have time for themselves on Sundays to study the Bible, and giving them his name by permitting them to call themselves McDonogh, and supporting any moves to enable slaves to buy their freedom – then to re-settle in Liberia.


When his young sweetheart Maria returns he realized he had never stopped loving her, while she went on to have a family:”None of John’s friends, both old and new, could remember when they had seen him so happy, or look so young. He was actually handsome again. Before the evening ended, everyone expected momentarily, to hear a marriage announcement.”


Unfortunately, for Maria, “With John, always so wrapped up in his own doings, there would have been much confusion and bitter selfishness…John never mentioned her after she returned to Baltimore”. 


– and then John McDonogh Junior died of cholera. The message in this book is multi-layered where personal and public aspects of John McDonogh’s life are effectively interwoven, and they speak for themselves. 





… and now here is the Revisionist Amelia with:


‘In a court of Law’

A critic once described Shakespeare’s Hamlet, in two words:  a “revenge drama.”

Recently, I have read reports on the trial of defendant Attorney Sylvia Stolz; and also reports on the Zundel trials, plus a few other defendants who have been tried for questioning facts of the Holocaust. All have been found “guilty,” a verdict that appears to be based on bias, and a devastating revenge. 

Why should it be fair to commemorate the Holocaust with memorials, and not do the same to commemorate the Holocaust in Bolshevik Russia, where “Jewish” commissars led the slaughter of more than 17 million Christians and other non-Jews?  Neither must we forget that some 3,000 priests were imprisoned; where more than 1,000 perished. Nor should we forget that almost two non-Jewish civilians were killed for every Jew. 

To paraphrase the words of a former state governor: if one human being died under the conditions reported in Nazi Germany, it is important to be reminded of the tragedy. This phrase offers the best possible grounds for a dedication to the memory of Christians and other no-Jews that if even one human being died under the conditions reported in Bolshevik Russia, it is important to be reminded of the tragedy.

It would also be unfair to say that Pope Pius XII didn’t care about the Jews although the history of Christian-Jewish relations has been a tormented one. Hate is such a terrible word, such a terrible emotion clouding out clear thinking.

Back to the Courts:

How such a flagrant travesty of justice can be allowed to continue in these Holocaust trials where an exaggerated and grotesque ridicule of a fair justice system in a court of law by a government supposedly governed by  "Democracy and Freedom" is beyond simple reasoning.  The formal denial of an allegation of fact isn't given a fair chance to be proven. This is most difficult to understand, and makes a scary situation limiting freedom of speech, or thought, only to one side.

An Historian friend once jokingly described to me an Historian as one who avoids small mistakes of facts while on his way to great errors of interpretations.

Why do courts permit one side to bring up the plaintiff’s evidence, which defendants claim haven’t been proven as historically factual; neither were the defendants given a right to question, or to prove their theories?? It would seem that the courts have upset the checks and balances of just law, for it is through the courts and judges who have assaulted the time-honored system of checks and balances through their arrogant Masters who legislate through judicial fiat---by making laws and social policies instead of merely interpreting the law.

In recent decades the courts have turned to sociological jurisprudence, where judges base their decisions, not on legal justice or precedent, but on the findings of sociology and psychology.  This is the moment when rights and freedom began to crumble. Unless countries either curb the excesses of the courts and their allies, the regulatory bureaucrats, all freedoms of speech and thought will be lost.  And this is what “Political Correctness” is all about.

If there is no independent tribunal to check judicial excesses, all the written guarantees of rights in the world would amount to nothing. Unless the remainder of free countries return to a strict adherence of justice, and restore the system of checks and balances, all shall end up in a dictatorial rule by the arrogant elite of bureaucrats, judges, and secret police who regard the rest of the people as stupid animals, fit only to be used as their slaves, or herded into a collectivist prison. The free world is in the worst era of judicial tyranny.

Many wise Greeks and Romans said that freedom and equality are completely incompatible.  When equality is imposed on the people, it is at the cost of freedom, and    justice stems from freedom which all men crave and have the right to expect equal justice for all under the law of his country. Besides, equality among people is contrary to all laws of nature.  No two people thrown together under conditions of natural freedom and competition will ever remain equal.

Everyone is familiar with Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers who worked on the formation of a ruling government for the new, young country in America.  These great statesmen understood that men are seekers of power, and therefore, they should be bound to the laws of a Constitution.  The Constitution that was formed gave the people the greatest freedoms the world had ever known under a Republic, governed by rule of laws. It is also worthy to note that Thomas Jefferson originally said, “We are equally free,” but he was forced to change that phrase to: “We are created equal.” 

In those early days of the young states he warned: “The government is your enemy.”   That it is the duty of the citizens to protect themselves from elected officials who recklessly create laws and tax, tax, their earnings.  It is the business and duty of every citizen to preserve the freedoms they were given in order to hand them down to their children, and not to leave them trillions of dollars in a heritage of debts.  Our present day world conflict is the simple question of freedom and responsibility against a tyrannical form of a one-world government that will bring us back into slavery. 

After a slow awakening many Americans have found that we are no longer a free nation under the Constitution. Our Constitutional Republic has been turned into a “Democracy” for freedom.  Two words which in meaning are the complete opposite to each other. Like the rest of the Western world, American has become bound to the chains of the “One Worlders.”

The Americans, who have been lulled into a false sense of security, are slowly awakening. And if it is not too late, they can make an overwhelming show of force to put an end to the traitorous acts of their government in the coming elections.

The tyrants’ hold tighten, the strong devour the weak; the innocents are frightened, yet the righteous fear to speak out. We all have learned, sometime in our lives, that ignorance of history, let alone contempt for it, is bound to repeat. We have let the new breed in the media create events, report out of context mass demonstrations, and create psychological warfare to take over a country and make it ungovernable.  Look around the world, and you can see it happening.

There is always tomorrow, and a hope for a better world, a world with honor and a future which no longer has a conspiracy for world domination by an elite few.


BORN OF PROPAGANDA:  "It must be brought home to the American people that much of what they have been led to believe was born of propaganda. That the Germany Army, for example, actually behaved itself very correctly toward the people of occupied territories whose governments were signatories to the Hague and Geneva Conventions.  The facts are now well known, and are beyond dispute, despite the opposite picture painted in the Press as part of the horrendous business of war."    - Ralph Franklin Keeling, Institute of American Economics, Chicago, 1970

 THE MOST CORRECT IN THE HISTORY OF WARFARE: "In their behaviour toward the women of conquered territories, the German troops seem actually to have been the most correct and decent in the whole history of warfare   It is a well known fact that rape was virtually unheard of in the German Armed Forces and was in fact punishable by death." - Dr. A.J. App. Ph.D

WILLIAM SHIRER hardly a Nazi sympathiser, in his Berlin Diary, reported how on June, 17th, 1940, in the first flush of German occupation women had fled Paris in fear of the Germans.  'It seems the Parisians actually believed the Germans would rape the women and do worse to the men. The ones who stayed are all the more amazed at the very correct behaviour of the troops"

UNCOMMONLY CHRISTIAN: Frederick C. Crawford, President of Thompson Products, on January, 4th, 1945, in 'A Report From the War Front' resulting from an inspection tour taken along with others and organised by the War Department, said: "After four years of German occupation,... The Germans tried to be careful in their dealings with the people.   We were told that if a citizen attended strictly to business and took no political or underground action against the occupying army, he was treated with correctness. (p.5) In short, wherever Americans have been able to investigate for themselves, they have found that however ruthless the Germans were with resisters and saboteurs, they were uncommonly Christian and decent towards the women of the conquered."

THE CHANNEL ISLANDS "The German behaviour was correct; that they were quite amiably received by most people; there was no real sabotage and no real resistance movement.  That as long as there was food, the civilians had their fair share and the conditions for the islanders were a good deal better than it was for the Wehrmacht in May, 1945."- Charles Cruickshank, Oxford University Press

RESPECT FOR THE CHURCH: "As far as I am aware, there is not a single incident in which the so-called anti-Christian Nazis, murdered a priest." - Dr. A.J App. Ph.D

ANGELS COMPARED WITH BRITAIN'S ALLIES:  "The Germans were angels compared to the Communists.  Persecuted Christians came out of hiding.  My father who had been arrested was released by the Germans.  He came home with his hands raw.  The Communists had tortured him by plunging his hands into boiling water until his skin came off like gloves." - Zite Kaulius, The Advocate, Newark, April, 1964

NOT WAR CRIMINALS:  "Very few German officers committed actions by their own free will during World War 11 of such a nature that they, because of such actions, could be regarded as war criminals." Major General H. Bratt, Royal Swedish Army. "The American admirals were courageous. They defended their German counterparts and saved their lives.  Why didn't the generals of the ground armies do as much?  They behaved contemptibly, because I don't think that the German ground armies committed any crimes." General of the Army, Lionel-Max Chassin. Assistant Chief of Staff, French Army  "During my period of Command in the Middle East and Mediterranean Theatres, there were no breaches of International Maritime Law by the Axis Powers reported to me.  My own feelings on that matter were that those who had committed War Crimes should have been dealt with by Military Courts after the Armistice and that the Nuremberg Trials were staged as a political stunt."  Field Marshall Lord Henry Maitland Wilson of Libya. Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, 1943. Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theatre, 1944.

ADMIRAL KARL DOENITZ FOUGHT HONOURABLE WAR: ".... for I have never heard of any illegal or barbarous act committed under his (Admiral Karl Doenitz) orders.  I feel strongly that sailors, soldiers and airmen whose only 'crime' is the effective professional direction of the forces under their command, should not be liable to such trials."  - Major General Sir William L.O Twiss, K.C.I.E., C.B., C.B.E., M.C., F.R.G.S. General Officer Commanding, British Army in Burma

NO (GERMAN) ATROCITY PROBLEM: "My service during World War 11 was in command of an armored division throughout the European campaign, from Normandy to Saxony...  my division lost quite a number of officers and men captured between July 1944 and April 1945.   In no instance did I hear of personnel from our division receiving treatment other than proper under the 'Rules of Land Warfare'.  As far as the 6th Armored Division was concerned in its 280 days of front line contact, there was no 'atrocity problem'.... Frankly, I was aghast, as were many of my contemporaries, when we learned of the proposed 'war crimes' trials and the fact that military commanders were among the accused.... I know of no general officer who approved of them." - Major General Robert W. Grow, U.S.A. Commander 6th Armored Division in Europe

THERE WAS AN ALLIED ATROCITY PROBLEM:  "We shot prisoners in cold blood, wiped out hospitals, lifeboats, killed or mistreated enemy civilians, finished off enemy wounded, tossed the dying into a hole with the dead, and in the Pacific boiled the flesh of enemy skulls to make table ornaments for sweethearts, or carved their bones into letter openers.  We topped off our saturation bombing and burning of enemy civilians by dropping atomic bombs on two nearly defenceless cities, thereby setting an all time record for instantaneous mass slaughter.

"As victors we are privileged to try our defeated opponents for their crimes against humanity; but we should be realistic enough to appreciate that if we were on trial for breaking international laws, we should be found guilty on a dozen counts.  We fought a dishonourable war, because morality has a low priority in battle....

".... I have asked fighting men for instance, why they - or actual we - regulated flame-throwers in such a way that enemy soldiers were set afire, to die slowly and painfully, rather than be killed outright by a full blast of burning oil.  Was it because they hated the enemy so thoroughly?  The answer was invariably, 'No, we don't hate those poor bastards particularly; we just hate the whole goddam mess and have to take it out on somebody.

Possibly for the same reason we mutilated the bodies of the enemy dead, cutting off their ears and kicking out their gold teeth for souvenirs, and buried them with their testicles in their mouths, but such flagrant violations of all moral codes reach into still unexplored realms of battle psychology." - Edgar L. Jones, U.S Second World War veteran. Atlantic Monthly, February, 1946

GERMAN TREATMENT OF PRISONERS-OF-WAR: "All of the ex-prisoners-of-war seemed to me to be surprisingly well fed.  Faces showed the signs of years of captivity; there was no doubt about that.  But I did not see the signs of starvation that I expected after reading the accounts of the way these people have been treated." The Wartime Journals of Charles A. Lindbergh. "The code of German officers does not differ from our own in any important way as far as I can see." Major General Churchill Mann, C.B.E., D.S.O., C.D. Royal Canadian Army   "I can vouch that during the five years of fighting of our Fleet, mostly attached to the British Fleet, I never heard any complaint of atrocities in submarine warfare." - Vice Admiral Epaminondas P. Cawadias, Royal Hellenic Navy.

RESPECTED THE RED CROSS:  "The most amazing thing about the atrocities in this war is that there have been so few of them. I have come up against few instances where the Germans have not treated prisoners according to the rules, and respected the Red Cross." - Cf. The Progressive, February, 4th,1945. London Express, Allan Wood, War Correspondent. 

OBEYED THE CONVENTION: "The Germans even in their greatest moments of despair obeyed the Convention in most respects.  True it is that there were front line atrocities - passions run high up there - but they were incidents, not practices, and maladministration of their American prison camps was very uncommon." - Lieutenant Newton L. Marguiles. U.S Assistant Judge Advocate, Jefferson Barracks, April, 27th,1945. 

TREATMENT OF FOREIGN WORKERS: "It is true that the Reich exacted forced labour from foreign workers, but it is also true that, they were for the most part paid and fed well." Ralph F. Keeling, Gruesome Harvest, American Institute of Economics. “I think some of the persons found themselves better off than at any time in their lives before." Dr.James K.Pollack, AMG. "What did the Germans do to get efficient production from forced labour that we were not able to do with Germans working down the mines?  They fed their help and fed them well." - Max H. Forester, Chief of AMG's Coal and Mining Division, July, 1945.

. . . AND EDUCATED THEM TOO:  "When the Second World War broke out in 1939, he (Lord Mulley) joined the Army, attaining the rank of lance-sergeant before being captured at Dunkirk in 1940.  He spent the next five years in prisoner-of-war camps in Poland, East Prussia and Bavaria, using the time to pass examinations in a number of subjects, including economics and banking."  - The Times, 16th March 1995 obituary on Lord Mulley, former Cabinet Minister.

“The warmongering faction has to get its citizens mad at the enemy, and in the proper mood. It has to get its citizens to think they are fighting for the world’s good, and for Christian or other religious righteousness, and the enemy is evil and ruled by the devil. So it was with the propaganda against Hitler and Germany, and so it has been ever since.” – Alex S. Perry Jnr. The Barnes Review, Vol. No.1.  



Michael Walsh Information


Things don’t seem what they appear to be…

NSDAP Headquarters in Indonesia?



"It is in a sense astonishing that 34 years after the war so little is known outside Germany about this unhappy sequel.  Even less has been discussed about the role that the United States and Great Britain played in authorising the expulsions." Alfred M. DeZayas, Nemesis at Potsdam

                                                     THE SOVIET-BRITISH HOLOCAUST

"Since the end of the war about 3,000,000 people, mostly women and children and over-aged men, have been killed in Eastern Germany and south-western Europe; about 15,000,000 people have been deported or had to flee from their homesteads and are on the road.  About 20% of these people, over 3,000,000 have perished. About 4,000,000 men and women have been deported to Eastern Europe as slaves... it seems that the elimination of the German population of Eastern Europe - at least 15,000,000 people - was planned in accordance with decisions made at Yalta.  Churchill had said to Mikolakczyk when the latter protested during the negotiations at Moscow against forcing Poland to incorporate eastern Germany: 'Don't mind the five or more million Germans.  Stalin will see to them.  You will have no trouble with them; they will cease to exist." Senator Homer Capehart. U.S Senate, Feb,5th, 1946


The following is an excerpt from an eyewitness's account given by Leonora Geier (born, October,22nd,1925, Sao Paulo, Brazil) to Dr. Trutz Foelsche, Ph.D, the original account of which appeared in Deutsche Nationalzeitung, No.17-65, p.7.

"On the morning of February, 16th, (1945) a Russian detachment occupied the RAD (Reichsarbeitsdienst) camp Vilmsee near Neustettin.  The Commissar told me in good German language that the camp was dissolved and that we, as a unit with uniforms (RAD - German Labour Service, not military uniforms), would be transported to a collection camp.  Since I, as a Brazilian citizen, belong to an allied nation, he asked me to take over as a leader of the transport that went to Neustettin, into the yard of a former iron foundry.  We were about 500 girls (Maidens of the Reichsarbeitsdienst - German Labour Service).

He said I could come into the orderly room, which I accepted.  Immediately he directed me to make no further contact with the other women, because they were members of an illegal army.  On my response that this was not true, he cut me off with the remark that I would be shot immediately, if I would repeat in any form a similar statement.

"Suddenly I heard loud screams, and promptly, five girls were brought in by two Red Armists. The Commissar ordered them to undress.  When they, in a sense of shame, refused to d so, he ordered me to undress them and to follow him with the girls.  We walked through the yard to the former factory kitchen, which was completely cleared out except for some tables along the window wall.  It was dreadfully cold and the unfortunate girls trembled.  In the huge tiled room several Russians waited for us who were obviously making obscene remarks, because every word was followed by loud laughter.

The Commissar then directed me to watch how one makes sissies out of 'The Master Race'.

Now two Poles, clad in trousers only, entered the room.  At their sight the girls cried out.  Briskly, they seized the first of the two girls and bent her over with her back over the edge of the table until her joints cracked.  I almost fainted when one of the men pulled his knife and cut off her right breast in the presence of the other girls.  I have never heard a human being scream as desperately as this young woman.  After this 'operation' both men stabbed her several times in the abdomen, accompanied again by the howling of the Russians

The next girl cried for mercy, in vain; since she was exceptionally pretty.  I had the impression that the 'work' was carried out very slowly.  The other three girls were completely broken down, cried for their mothers and begged for a speedy death, but also fate them overtook.

The last of the girls was still half a child, with barely developed breasts; one tore the flesh literally from her ribs until the white bone appeared.

Again, five girls were brought in.  This time, they had selected carefully.  All were developed and pretty.  When they saw the bodies of their predecessors, they began to cry and scream.  Weak as they were, they tried to defend themselves but to no avail; the Poles became more cruel every time.  One of the girls, they cut open her womb and trunk over the full length; poured a can of machine oil into the mutilated body and tried to set fire to it.  Another was shot in the genitals by a Russia, before they cut off her breasts.

A great howling began when someone brought a saw from a tool box.  Now, using the saw, they set to work to tear the breasts of the girls to pieces, which in a short period of time led to the floor being flooded with blood. A blood rage seized the Russians.  Continuously one of them brought more and more girls.

Like in a red fog, I saw the gruesome happenings again and again and I perceived the inhuman screaming at the torture of their breasts and the loud groaning at the mutilation of their private parts.  When my legs failed me, I was forced into a chair.  The Commissar persistently watched me to make sure I was looking toward the torture scenes.  In fact, when I had to vomit, they even paused with their tortures.  One girl had not undressed completely, she may have been somewhat older than the rest of the girls who were about 17-years old.  One of the torturers soaked her bra with oil and ignited it and, while she cried out, another drove a thin iron rod into her vagina until it emerged at her navel

In the yard they liquidated entire groups of girls, after they had selected the prettiest ones for the torture room.  The air was filled with the death cries of many hundreds of girls.  But in view of what happened here, the slaughter outside could be considered more humane. It was a dreadful fact that not one of the girls brought into the torture room lost her consciousness.

In their horror all were equal in their expressions.  It was always the same; the begging for mercy, the high-pitched scream when their breasts were cut and their genitals mutilated.   Several times the slaughter was interrupted to sweep out the blood and to clear away the corpses.

That evening I sank into a severe nerve fever. From then on I lack any recollection until the moment I awoke in a military hospital.  German troops had recaptured Neustettin temporarily, and had thus liberated us.  As I learned later, approximately 2,000 girls were murdered during the first three days of the first round of Russian occupation."

Mrs. Leonora Geier, nee Cavoa


 "The disaster that befell this area with the entry of the Soviet forces has no parallel in modern European experience.  There were considerable sections of it where, to judge by all existing evidence, scarcely a man, woman or child of the indigenous population was left alive after the initial passage of the Soviet forces."

George F. Kennan, Memoirs, 1967, Vol.1, p265

"In fact, by eyewitness accounts, loot, pillage, pestilence and rape, wholesale murder and human suffering form one of the most terrible chapters in human history."

Senator Eastland, December, 4th, Congressional Record  

"The official Czech register of names of villages reveals that nearly 500 (German) villages no longer appear on the register because they have literally disappeared from the landscape."

Munich Report, 1965

 "Many Germans were hung up by their feet from the big advertising posters in St. Wenceslas Square, then when the great humanitarian approached their petrol-soaked bodies were set on fire to form living torches." Louis Marschalko

"Women and children were thrown from the bridge into the river.  Germans were shot down in the streets. It is estimated that 2,000 or 3,000 people were killed." 

F.A Voigt, Berlin correspondent, Manchester Guardian

"When the French colonial (Negro) troops under his (General Eisenhower) command entered the German city of Stuttgart, 'they herded German women into the subways and raped some 2,000 of them."  Even a PM reporter, 'reluctantly confirmed the story in its major details.'

Peace Action, July, 1945


"We shot prisoners in cold blood, wiped out hospitals, lifeboats, killed or mistreated enemy civilians, finished off enemy wounded, tossed the dying into a hole with the dead, and in the Pacific boiled the flesh of enemy skulls to make table ornaments for sweethearts, or carved their bones into letter openers.  We topped off our saturation bombing and burning of enemy civilians by dropping atomic bombs on two nearly defenceless cities, thereby setting an all time record for instantaneous mass slaughter.

As victors we are privileged to try our defeated opponents for their crimes against humanity; but we should be realistic enough to appreciate that if we were on trial for breaking international laws, we should be found guilty on a dozen counts.  We fought a dishonourable war, because morality has a low priority in battle....

.... I have asked fighting men for instance, why they - or actual we - regulated flame-throwers in such a way that enemy soldiers were set afire, to die slowly and painfully, rather than be killed outright by a full blast of burning oil.  Was it because they hated the enemy so thoroughly?  The answer was invariably, 'No, we don't hate those poor bastards particularly; we just hate the whole goddam mess and have to take it out on somebody.

Possibly for the same reason we mutilated the bodies of the enemy dead, cutting off their ears and kicking out their gold teeth for souvenirs, and buried them with their testicles in their mouths, but such flagrant violations of all moral codes reach into still unexplored realms of battle psychology." Edgar L. Jones, U.S Second World War Veteran. Atlantic Monthly, February, 1946.



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There’s a lot of history to be uncovered yet!  Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition! KF



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