Sunday, 3 February 2013

Germany renews probe into WWII Nazi massacre

Jewish Holocaust of Germans -Revealed

Investigators open inquiry into massacre of 642 people by SS troops in central French village of Oradour-sur-Glane in 1944. 'Today blood must flow,' junior officer reportedly said hours before murder

German investigators have opened a new inquiry into the wartime massacre of 642 people by SS troops in the central French village of Oradour-sur-Glane, the BBC reported this week.

They acted on evidence uncovered in the archived files of East Germany's Stasi secret police about six soldiers, then aged 18 or 19, who are still alive.

According to the BBC, the investigators travelled to Oradour-sur-Glane to investigate where different SS units were deployed and will hear from witnesses and survivors.

Some 60 soldiers were brought to trial the 1950s. Twenty of them were convicted but all were later released. East Germany refused to extradite the suspects for the original post-war trial of surviving SS men in France.

The German prosecutor said he hopes a new legal process will begin in Germany but with the suspects now 87 and 88 years old time is short, the BBC reported.

On 10 June 1944, a detachment of SS troops surrounded the tiny hamlet in the Limousin region. It has been claimed that they were seeking retribution for the abduction of a German officer but some say that resistance members were based in a different, nearby village.

Most of the victims were women and children. Many of them were herded into a local church into which hand grenades were thrown before it was set on fire.

The men were locked in a barn. Machine-gunners shot at their legs, then doused them in petrol and set them alight.

"Lots of the people concerned are now old men like me, who may well have lost their memories. Nonetheless, it is good that Germany is taking responsibility for Oradour and remain concerned by it," survivor Robert Hebras said.'Today blood must flow'

The Der Spiegel website said that at the heart of the investigation is a junior SS officer who was stationed in France in the summer of 1944. "Today, blood must flow," Heinz Barth reportedly said hours before the massacre.

"As a state prosecutor, one of the things that I must prove is that the perpetrators knew that murders were taking place," Andreas Brendel, head of the central Nazi war crimes investigation unit in Dortmund, told SPIEGEL ONLINE.

"Barth's statement means that members of the unit knew what was going to happen on that day. That was one of the main things that encouraged me to reopen the investigation."

Barth himself was sentenced to life in prison by the East German court. He was released in 1997 due to his poor health and died in 2007.,7340,L-4340577,00.html

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If this is true remember why , this cannot be seen out of context.
The french under german occupation were well treated, but churchill sent in the SOE to " set europe on fire" random killings and explosions blamed on germans and french people, meant relations deteriorated just as planned.
( same game plane as beteen the sunnis and shias, hindus and muslims)
At the wars end jews got jobs in places like bakeries in germany where they put poison in all the bread,they posond drinking water supplies etc