Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Linbergh Was Not Nazi Lover

Many have said that Charles Lindbergh was a Nazi lover. My research does not indicate so.

CHARLES AUGUSTUS LINDBERGH was born Feb. 4, 1902, in Detroit and died of cancer on Aug. 26,1974, in Maui, Hawaii, only thirty years ago. He is one of the best-known figures in aeronautical history, remembered primarily for the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic, from New York to Paris, on May 20-21, 1927 in the Spirit of St. Louis.

Lindbergh's early years were spent chiefly in Little Falls, Minn., where you can still find the Charles A. Lindbergh house. In his youth he also lived in Washington, D.C., where his father represented the 6th district of Minnesota in the Congress for 10 years . His formal education ended during his second year at the University of Wisconsin, in Madison. His growing interest in aviation led to enrollment in a flying school in Lincoln, Neb., and the purchase of a World War I Curtiss Jenny, with which he made stunt-flying tours through Southern and Midwestern states. 

Lindbergh won a $25,000 prize, offered for the first nonstop flight between New York and Paris, in the monoplane,The Spirit of St. Louis. His solo flight lasted 33 1/2 hours. Overnight Lindbergh became a folk hero on both sides of the Atlantic. In recognition of his accomplishments President Calvin Coolidge presented Lindbergh with the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Flying Cross on March 21,1929.

In 1929 he married Anne Morrow, daughter of the United States ambassador, Dwight Morrow. She accompanied him on his many goodwill flights around the world. In March, 1932, the Lindberghs' two-year-old son, Charles Augustus, Jr., was kidnapped from their home near Hopewell, N.J., and murdered. Partly because of Lindbergh's worldwide popularity, this became the most celebrated crime of the 1930s, and it was a major subject of newspaper attention until April 1936, when Bruno Richard Hauptmann was executed after being convicted of the kidnap-murder. The publicity was so distasteful to the Lindberghs that they took refuge in Europe.

After 1936, when he visited German centres of aviation, Lindbergh repeatedly warned against the growing air power of Nazi Germany. He toured Nazi Lufwaffe plants and training facilities, saying that they were superior to all others. In 1938 he accepted a German Medal of Honor. This outraged the people in England and America and led to considerable criticism.

In 1941, Lindbergh became a member of the America First Committee, which opposed the United States willingly entering World War II, and became publicly critical of President F.D. Roosevelt's foreign policies. He also charged that certain ethnic and politically affiliated groups were goading America into the war. Lindbergh publicly opposed it. He said there was no need for America to get involved. 

Criticism of his public statements by President Franklin D. Roosevelt led Lindbergh to resign his Air Corps Reserve commission in April, 1941. When Pearl Harbor was bombed, he swiftly asked to rejoin the Air Reserve, but due to his reputation of “Nazi loving,” President Roosevelt wouldn’t allow it. When the United States entered the war, however, Lindbergh, as a civilian, threw himself into the war effort, serving as a consultant to the Ford Motor Company and to the United Aircraft Corporation. In the latter capacity he flew 50 combat missions during a tour of duty in the Pacific; and later, after the end of the war in Europe, he accompanied a navy technical mission in Europe investigating German aviation developments.In 1954, he was named a Brigadier General in the Air Force Reserve because of his longtime service to government agencies.

Charles Lindbergh won a Pulitzer prize in 1954 for his autobiographical book The Spirit of St. Louis. He also published The Wartime Journals of Charles A. Lindbergh. Commenting on the diary, Eric Goldman writes, 
"The diary show that Lindbergh had considerable compassion for the German Jews. But much more than his public charge, it attacks the "Jewish influence" in bringing war to the United States, particularly as a result of Jewish "control" of "huge part" of the mass media. A good deal of space is given to describing brutalities by U.S. troops against Japanese soldiers; the atrocities of individual Americans are equated with the official policy of the Third Reich. Not a sentence excoriates Nazism as a general credo or poses it as a menace to civilization in any tenable definition of the word, including Lindbergh's own. Entry after entry bespeaks a preoccupation, almost an obsession, with the "race problem," those "northern peoples" versus all others."

Obviously the final word about Linbergh remains yet to be written. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Nazi Flying Saucers

There seems to be an endless parade of wild speculation connected with the Nazis of WW II. This is a brief follow-up on the previous Blog, with some further links about Hitler's escape to his South Pole base.  This time we connect the supposed Nazi development of UFOs or flying saucers with that Antarctic retreat. 

The folks behind the Unmuseum write, 
It is clear that at least some of the Nazi saucer lore developed after the war, rather than during it. In his book, UFOs: Nazi Secret Weapons? author Ernst Zundel claims that Hitler escaped at the end of the war to establish a flying saucer base in Antarctica. Zundel's tale is connected with the discredited idea that the earth is hollow and the interior can be accessed from the polar regions. As colorful as such stories are, they are so far afield from reality that they can't be taken seriously.
The Nizkor Project, writing about Ernst Zündel's UFO Research details the claims about Nazi flying discs and their South Pole base.

Jane Marshall and the people working with UFO Encounters in the UK tell us more about Nazis and flying saucers. 
The genesis for the speculation about a Nazi connection to flying saucers lies in the Foo Fighter phenomenon. Our sister site, contains a fuller discussion of this topic but, in summary, the Foo Fighters were bizarre aerial phenomena encountered by Allied pilots flying over enemy territory in the Second World War, particularly in its closing stages. Looking like glowing balls of light, they were often reported to track Allied planes at a distance, altering course as needed, without obviously interfering with them in any way – although some claims of radar malfunction in proximity to them have been made 
Following the war, a fascinating article was published in Germany’s leading news magazine, Der Spiegel, in which Rudolf Schriever, described as a former pilot and aircraft designer in the German air force, claimed to have worked during the war on designs for an unusual circular aircraft which he called a “flying top.” Although he was no longer working in that field, Schriever believed that his designs may have been apprehended by the victorious powers and that the flying saucers then being spotted in waves all over the world were simply aircrafts like the one he had designed – only more evolved.
 As I said, speculation continues and probably will, ad infinitum. Of making websites and books about these matters, there is no end.


m reality that they can't be taken seriously.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Did Hitler Escape To His Antarctic Stronghold?

In the 1950s, rumors spread that Hitler had escaped to a secret Nazi base at the South Pole. In 1952, Dwight D. Eisenhower said: "We have been unable to unearth one bit of tangible evidence of Hitler's death. Many people believe that Hitler escaped from Berlin." When President Truman asked Joseph Stalin at the Potsdam conference in 1945 whether or not Hitler was dead, Stalin replied bluntly, 'No.' Stalin's top army officer, Marshall Gregory Zhukov, whose troops were the ones to occupy Berlin, flatly stated after a long thorough investigation in 1945: "We have found no corpse that could be Hitler's." The chief of the U.S. trial counsel at Nuremberg, Thomas J. Dodd, said: "No one can say he is dead."

According to these rumors there is a real continent, with plains, valleys, mountain peaks up to 15,000 feet. The temperature in the interior is around zero (?) in the summer, and never drops below 20 or 30 degrees below in the winter. In other words, it is not as cold as in parts of North Dakota or Canada." (especially underground, where the natural temperature would be in the 50's, even below snow and ice. - Branton) "Bonjour" magazine, the "Police Gazette," and the Paris newspaper "Le Monde" all had articles about Hitler's South Pole hideaway. Admiral Doenitz, in 1943, stated, "The German submarine fleet has even now established an earthly paradise, an impregnable fortress, for the Fuhrer, in whatever part of the world." Although he did not specify where the exact location was, "Bonjour" pointed out that in 1940 Nazi engineers had begun construction of buildings that were to withstand temperatures to 60 degrees below zero. There have been strong rumors, from the end of the War, that Hitler escaped to his South Pole fortress.
Nazi Germany began to explore the Antartic in 1938 (The German grasping at the Antarctic)
The "NEUSCHWABENLAND" left the port of Hamburg on December 17th 1938 heading to the Antarctic on a precisely planned and determined route and reached the ice on January 19th 1939 at 4° 15´ W and 69° 10´S. The following weeks on 15 flights the "PASSAT" and the "BOREAS" flew across some 600.000 square kilometers and made with their special designed German "Zeiss Reihenmessbildkameras RMK 38" more than 11,000 pictures of the area. The old Norwegian maps from 1931 of these area were renewed, for they proved to be fake. (It could not be different, because the earlier Norwegian expeditions did never go so deep into the ice from the Northern landing point they used).

Nearly one fifth of the whole Antarctic area was scanned in this way, thus documenting the area for the first time and simultaneously claiming it to be German territory. To stress this claim on the outside too, the two planes dropped several thousands of drop-flags and special metal poles with the expedition's insignia, the "swastika," on them. The whole territory received the still valid name: "NEUSCHWABENLAND", referring to a south German region.
Interestingly, the Expedition seemed to have discovered ice-free areas even with lakes and small signs of vegetation in the middle of the Antarctic. Their geologists said that this phenomenon was due to hot sources in the ground. Concurrently, the landings points were marked with "prick-flags".
Some claim that a secret war against the Nazis who escaped was carried on by the United States Navy, led by Admiral Byrd.  A film documenting the same is available through this linked website. This film, "The secret land, starring men and ships of the US Navy," is a documentary of that expedition. This very rare film from the US Navy details Admiral Byrd's failed attempt against the Nazi South Polar Base. After many difficulties, the expedition found the rumored place, a calm area with green trees, flowing lakes, and no snow. The temp is 38 degrees in the water. This goes against all theory!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Nazi Era Lutheran Church

One Lutheran Church still demonstrates Nazi influence. The link below shows photos that demonstrate the influence of Nazism upon the Lutheran Church in the 1930s. Below is a photo of Martin Luther Memorial Church in Berlin. The quoted paragraphs come from Apostolic Apologetics, a website written by a layman that seeks to defend the Roman Catholic faith. 

"In 1932 the Protestant church came under the influence of the Nazi movement called "German Christians" (Bewegung Deutscher Christen, also called "Stormtroopers of Jesus") and lead by the founder, Rev. Joachim Hossenfelder. This movement represented Hitler's "Positive Christianity" views and lawfully encoded into the Nazi "constitution." Hitler tried to force regional Protestant churches to merge into the Protestant Reich Church. Protestant churches throughout Germany participated in the movement but Hitler's union of the churches failed because of in-church bickering. Only one visibly apparent church remains in Germany that shows distinctive markings of Positive Christianity, a reminder of how Christianity and Nazism mixed together during the Nazi regime."1
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Consecrated in 1935, the Martin Luther Memorial Church in Berlin still stands. Originally the Church bells and altar contained the swastika, but later removed because of post-war law that outlaws swastikas in Germany. Nevertheless, the church still retains many of the Nazi symbols and icons, including a muscular Aryan Jesus, Iron cross, statues of Nazi stormtroopers, and a bust of Adolf Hitler. During the 30s, Nazi party members made up two thirds of the church attendance, where they also baptized their children.
This building is now up for sale. A search of the internet reveals that the building was closed in 2007. A current article from The Telegraph reveals that "Berlin's Nazi-era church" is for sale. The building reveals the uncomfortably close links forged between churches and the Nazis. Plans to transform the building into a theatre or museum depend on finding a buyer.

 From time to time I shall share more about how and why Lutheranism was influenced by Nazism in the 1930s.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Nazis in Brazil - a Google Search

Nazis in Brazil - 
Here is a timeline developed by Google. Highlights include:
  • 1938 - Nazi attempts to win in Brazil
  • 1939 - Nazis plan barter deal with Brazil
  • 1940 - Nazi agents bring pressure in Brazil
  • 1941 - Wendell Willkie warned of serious trouble for this country 
  • 1943 - Papacy, says Haaretz, was a center for Nazi espionage
  • 1945 - Msgr. Costa assisted Nazis to find refute in Brazil
  • 1967 - Franz Paul Strangl, third most wanted Nazi war criminal, arrested in Sao Paulo
  • 1985 - Dr. Josef Mengele may have lived for 20 yrs. in Brazil until his death
  • 1997 - Banco de Brasil, San Paulo, contained huge Nazi fortune. 
There are many other indications that neo-Nazism remains a threat in Brazil. In May, 2009 Brazil's federal police thwarted a neo-Nazi plan to bomb two synagogues in Porto Alegre ( 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

American Nazi Party—Alive With Hate

On Jan. 22, 2011 the History Channel aired a whole day on the Third Reich and Nazis. In watching the segment about the continuation of the Nazi part here in the USA, I was painfully conscious of how this evil refuses to die. TheAmerican Nazi Party continues to operate and recruit here in the USA in the 21st century. They describe themselves in this manner:

As Aryan Revolutionaries, we recognize the fact that behaving in the manner of past activities, little progress has been achieved for our Cause. That is why we have taken a new direction. In the American Nazi Party, you will find no uniforms or ranks, we do not engage in publicly exposing our Comrades to undo publicity through pointless and dangerous Rallies or Marches. We instead stress Small Cell, and Individual Activism as the path for which to build our Movement, as securely and in a responsible manner as possible. 

We are looking for Men and Women, who are willing to sacrifice for the Good of the Folk, not people who are looking for aggrandizement, titillation, or simply causing undirected and useless mayhem. This is not a game or a gang.
It is a very serious Struggle that we are involved in for the very existence of our White Nation of people. Those who are simply intent on pranks or causing trouble should perhaps look elsewhere for stimulation.
 As with the original Nazis, race is their religion and their idol.