One myth of our times is that official history is – or even can be – objective and true. Inconvenient facts are routinely suppressed, trivialized or ignored in official histories. So much of what passes for “history” is propaganda, even crude propaganda. The late Dr. Harry Elmer Barnes told his students and readers of the need for bringing history into accord with the facts. That is the purpose of true historical revisionism: to make historiography objective, factual and true. We must critically examine what currently is claimed as history to verify its veracity or lack thereof.
In this essay, we offer a number of links to well researched and thought provoking articles on some hot button historical issues. The reader can choose what to read and what not to read. As well, each individual will have to decide for him or herself what is the truth. A discussion about whether humans can recognize truth is a matter for the philosopher (and perhaps for the behavioral social scientist) and not the historian. We merely present the links and encourage the reader to read them.
Reader discretion is advised for these linked articles. Your long-held beliefs and assumptions may be seriously challenged, and that may be disturbing for you.
Prior to the outbreak of World War II, no less a thinker than Bertrand Russell felt the Germans ought to be left to chart their own course.
A first person account of life in Hitler’s Germany by a German citizen.
Powerful interests were working against Hitler and the German people as early as March, 1933.
Outrages committed against ethnic German civilians prior to, during, and after the war are ignored or trivialized by mainstream or official history. James Bacque wrote 2 good books on these crimes: Crimes and Mercies, and Other Losses (which treats the Allied program of starvation of surrendered German POWs in 1945 and 1946). Here we offer a link to a short item about murders of ethnic Germans in Poland in 1939 prior to and after 1 September.
For some readers, this next post will be a shock. Jews committed crimes, terrible murderous crimes. Those who know of the Bela Kun regime in Hungary in 1919 and the many horrific crimes of the Bolsheviks in Russia will not be surprised by this next link. It is not very surprising that the peoples of the Baltic states looked upon the invading Germans in 1941 as their liberators.
Warning: there are very graphic black and white images of murder victims in this lengthy article.
The Allied war crime atrocity of Dresden is discussed in this next link. Ironically, those who sat in judgment at Nuremberg were themselves guilty of heinous war crimes (as defined by the Allied indictments at Nuremberg). Also, A. C. Grayling wrote a good book some years back, Among the Dead Cities, that treats the Allied terror bombing campaign against Germany and Japan.
The human side of Wehrmacht soldiers is shown here:
The following 3 links are to articles on the holocaust. It is currently illegal to question the official holocaust story in many European countries. Several months back (on this blog) we questioned why questioning the official story is tabu. Free and open inquiry in pursuit of the truth ought not be banned. (And, please do not bother me with the bogus assertion that pursuing open inquiry as to the truth or lack thereof of the official holocaust story makes one by default an “anti-Semite”.)
This next article proposes the reasons for the invention and the propagation throughout the world of the official holocaust story.
This final linked article (of extreme length) addresses the long standing motif of Jewish persecution (going back centuries).
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