Secret recordings made by British intelligence during World War II War have laid bare the horrific atrocities carried out by everyday German soldiers.Not members of the SS, ‘regular’Wehrmacht soldiers.
Following is the transcript of one of those recordings, The only name related to the recording is Reimbold, his position I don’t know but that is really not relevant for the event he describes is truly shocking.
I have to warn you .some of the language is awful so I have made some alterations.
Reimbold: “In the first officers’ prison camp where I was being kept here, there was a really stupid guy from Frankfurt , a young lieutenant, a young upstart. There were eight of us sitting around a table and talking about Russia . And he said: ‘Oh, we caught this female spy who had been running around in the neighborhood. First we hit her in the tits with a stick and then we beat her rear end with a bare bayonet. Then we f*cked her, and then we threw her outside and shot at her. When she was lying there on her back, we threw grenades at her. Every time one of them landed near her body, she screamed.’ And just think, there were eight German officers sitting at that table with me, and they all broke out laughing. I couldn’t stand it anymore, so I got up and said: Gentlemen, this is too much.”
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Dirk, I love the work that you do. I think it’s brilliant and I look forward to your emails everyday. I’m going to Germany and Poland next week for a three week tour of seven concentrations camps as well as the neighboring towns, and museums and memorials. I applied to a New York organization that subsidizes taking public school teachers who want to learn about, and will be teaching about, the Holocaust. I pointed out in my application essay that though I’m not a school teacher, I am teaching public school students about the Holocaust, as a guide at the Holocaust Museum in NYC. And I got accepted thankfully. Around 20 other people (all public school except for me) from across the US are going. I can hardly wait!
Good to hear you got accepted.
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