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by Craig Soward
Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Masshootings and the final solution
Replies: 63
Views: 9390

Sorry for "having an opinion", I will leave you in peace, so you can play at being "the big historians" & share your wonderful "pools of knowledge" with each other! PS; People once believed the earth was flat, because that was what everyone else said or they were told! A lesson for you there, I thin...
by Craig Soward
Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:01 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Masshootings and the final solution
Replies: 63
Views: 9390

Interesting replies

Some interesting replies I must say..so there is no hope for me then Achilles? Sorry I asked a question! When did I question the actual existence of Treblinka (I just said there seemed to be alot of survivors, that was all, from a book that I had read). Being willing & able to seek out different sou...
by Craig Soward
Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Rudolf von Ribbentrop
Replies: 17
Views: 6222

Hero.

A brave man, a hero one might say...a huge contrast to his father, who got what he deserved
by Craig Soward
Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:21 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Masshootings and the final solution
Replies: 63
Views: 9390

Gas Chambers & Death Camp Survivors

One thing that I am very curious about is that quite a few books I have read (maybe from less reliable sources, you might say) seem to imply that every concentration camp in Germany & Poland had gas chambers & cremation ovens when it was my belief that these only existed in the "known death camps" a...
by Craig Soward
Sun Jul 03, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Max Wunsche and Heinz Harmel
Replies: 3
Views: 1826

Brave

They were both brave soldiers, it would be good to hear things from their perspective; I find some of the most interesting books in the genre are the ones written by people who were participants in the war, so have real life experiences of what it was like to fight for one of the most successful & n...
by Craig Soward
Fri Jun 10, 2005 5:14 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Masshootings and the final solution
Replies: 63
Views: 9390

For those of you interested in finding out just how much the German people at home knew and more about how the killings took place, here are a few books worth checking out; What We Knew; Terror, Mass Murder & Everyday Life in Nazi Germany by Eric Johnson & Karl Heinz Reuband (2005 John Murray Publis...
by Craig Soward
Fri Jun 10, 2005 4:54 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: war crimes
Replies: 345
Views: 39071

Good stuff TYR, you make a good point
by Craig Soward
Fri May 13, 2005 11:21 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: W-SS and relation to Einsatsgrupppen, any new views?
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

It is like anything that you read; some places you will find ifo that says the WAFFEN SS did this or that massacre & in others, you will find totally different accounts. I find it extremely interesting reading accounts by veterans, who fought in the war; these may just give you an insight into the p...
by Craig Soward
Fri May 13, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Masshootings and the final solution
Replies: 63
Views: 9390

I have also read that the move to gas came through wanting to be "more humane", not to the victims but to the killers! The effects of shooting (especially women & children) at close quarters was having a huge effect on the moral, of the men so another less stressful method was sought. Many Nazi's th...
by Craig Soward
Mon May 09, 2005 6:41 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Oradour sur Glane and Tulle
Replies: 455
Views: 60559

Hans Schmidt also discusses a different version of events, than those more traditionally talked about, in his book SS PANZERGRENADIER.
by Craig Soward
Sun Dec 05, 2004 6:55 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Denazification of Waffen-SS-soldiers
Replies: 15
Views: 3404

Interesting.

Hi, an interesting insight into Denazification. I always find it interesting how the Allies who had fought for the duration of the war, to destroy Nazi Germany, then spent the next 50 years fighting the "Cold War" against each other. As you say here, these former German soldiers were expected to hol...
by Craig Soward
Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:28 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: SS German Cross in Gold Holders vol. 2
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

Will Keep an Eye out for it!

Thanks Mark, I will keep an eye out for it them. I have just purchased your two volumes on Waffen SS commanders as well. Keep up the great work!

Cheers,

Craig.
by Craig Soward
Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:36 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Denazification of Waffen-SS-soldiers
Replies: 15
Views: 3404

Sid, I dont think that is being complacent, just over the top. Looks like the Germans are still suffering from being defeated in 1945, nearly 60 years later.
by Craig Soward
Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:29 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: SS German Cross in Gold Holders vol. 2
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

Great Books

Great books, both the German Cross Holders in Silver & German Cross Holders in Gold (Volume 1). Am looking forward to picking up a copy of Volume 2 when it comes out,

Cheers from down under in Australia,

Craig.
by Craig Soward
Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:21 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Michael Wittmann book by Patrick Agte!
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

I didnt find it that way

I didnt find it that way, actually found it interesting. Each to their own I guess