By Stephen Bailey. Serialisation – Part 2 of 3.
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The following is a list of names of prominent Nazis and Fascists of the 1930s and 40s who then became prominent political leaders of European countries and / or of the European Union itself, where they helped to construct the E.U. that exists today.
Walter Hallstein. Hallstein was State Secretary for Foreign Affairs under U.S. President Eisenhower. He established the ‘Hallstein Doctrine’ which denied diplomatic recognition to those states which recognised East Germany.
Hallstein had been a member of many leading Nazi organisations in Germany during the Third Reich period, the most significant of which was the National Socialist University Lecturers Association where he qualified as a Nazi leadership officer, enabling him to join the army as an officer in 1942. And he was also a member of the National Socialist League for Protection of the Law. Such organisations were central cadres of the Nazi state, to which only the most committed Nazis were admitted.
The French president Charles de Gaulle summed up Hallstein in the following words: ‘If Dr Hallstein is a convinced European, it is because he is first and foremost an ambitious German.’
His ambition during the Nazi period was evident from his intimate involvement in the preservation of Nazi doctrine in universities and the promotion of Nazism in German law. He became the first president of the European Commission in 1958.
Paul Henri Spaak. Spaak joined the Belgian national government as Foreign Minister in 1936 and with Henri de Man developed the Belgian National Socialist Party (i.e. the Belgian version of the Nazi Party). In 1938, Spaak said:
‘Some people wish to lead us into a policy of solidarity with the democracies against the Fascist states. I refuse to stick to such a policy’, concluding:
‘If Great Britain and France want to help Czechoslovakia by invading Germany through Belgium, they will be treated as invaders.’
Spaak became one of the E.U.’s founding fathers and Secretary General of N.A.T.O.
Walter Funk. Funk joined the Nazi Party in 1931 and promptly became not only Hitler’s personal economic adviser, but also Reich Press Chief and Minister under Goebbels at the Propaganda Ministry. He also became the Reich’s Economic Minister in 1938.
Funk was the principal liaison between the Nazi Party and the large industrialist group from whom he obtained financial and political support on Hitler’s behalf.
On the 3rd of December 1938 Funk advanced the policy of the economic expropriation of German Jewish assets by signing a decree which meant that owners of Jewish owned enterprises could be ordered to sell or liquidate their enterprises. Jews were also prohibited from acquiring any property and were forced to deposit all stocks, mining shares, bonds and other securities with specially designated banks.
In 1942, Funk, who was Hitler’s economics Minister, launched the ‘Europaische Wirtschafts Gemeinschaft’ (the European Economic Community – E.E.C.) in order to establish a single European currency. The plan was to integrate the European economy into a single market. Indeed, it was Funk who predicted the post 1945 European economic unity established by the E.U. He was convicted at the Nuremberg Trials and on his release in 1957 was employed by the Lower Saxony Education Ministry, where he helped to promote the new European Economic Community to German schools and universities.
Although Funk died in 1960, his blueprint for a (German controlled) European Economic ‘Community’ (if that’s the right word), drawn up in Berlin in 1941 and to be implemented in the event of victory in the war, is virtually indistinguishable from the structure of today’s European Union.
Hans Josef Globke. Konrad Adenauer, Germany’s post-war Chancellor, appointed Globke as his State Secretary, that is, Director of the Chancellor’s Office in Bonn (the then capital of West Germany).
Globke was the man who had drafted the Nuremberg Race Laws. It was on Globke’s advice that Adenauer made his senior appointments. Globke helped to formulate the emergency legislation that gave Hitler unlimited dictatorial powers in 1933. He had also written a commentary on the new Reich Citizenship Law, the Nuremberg Race Laws which revoked the citizenship of German Jews.
After the war, Globke became Director of the Federal Chancellery of West Germany between 1953 and 1963 and as such was one of the closest aides to Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer during the plans for and foundation of the European Union. Globke’s key position as a national security adviser to Adenauer and his involvement in anti-Communist activities in post-war West Germany made both West German Government and American Central Intelligence Agency officials wary of exposing his Nazi past. This led, for instance, to the withholding of Adolf Eichmann’s alias from the Israeli Government and Nazi hunters in the late 1950s and C.I.A. pressure in 1960 on Life Magazine to delete references to Globke from its recently obtained Eichmann memoirs.
Alcide De Gasperi. The then journalist De Gasperi belonged to the early days of the Mussolini regime in Italy.
De Gasperi belonged to that Roman Catholic world of the early days of the Mussolini Regime in Italy with which the Vatican collaborated and maintained close contact. On the day Mussolini came to power, a large number of nuns paraded through the streets of Rome giving the Fascist salute, which highlights the attitude of the Vatican in which De Gasperi worked in the 1930s. He was a librarian in the Vatican as it became the first state to recognise the Nazi regime and sign its notorious 1934 Concordat with Hitler’s Germany. Even during the Nazi occupation of Italy, De Gasperi was involved in activities against parts of the Resistance in order to eliminate Communist partisans.
In 1943 as the war turned against the fascist powers, De Gasperi tried to reinvent himself by founding the Italian Christian Democrat Party. After becoming Italian president in December 1945, De Gasperi pleaded for an end to the criminal prosecution of Mussolini’s Fasicst supporters. In 1952 he was awarded the Nazi-founded Charlemagne Prize, the principal prize for those constructing the European Union.
Alfred Toepfer, the founder of the Alfred Toepfer Foundation. Toepfer’s business interests in the 1940s provided slaked lime for the mass graves in the Lodz Ghetto and was involved in the industrial exploitation of occupied France. In the final days of the war, Heinrich Himmler and other leading Nazis gathered at Toepfer’s estate, Kalkhorst, a Nazi Reich leadership school where Nazi collaborators were trained to take over governorships of the German Reich in the conquered countries of Europe. Toepfer gave lectures on race at Kalkhorst.
After the war Toepfer financially supported Thies Christopherson, the author of the book ‘The Auschwitz Lie’, which denied the extermination of the Jews. The Toepfer Foundation has since the war demanded further compensation for their lost Nazi occupied land in the East. The former Nazi possessions comprise several hundred hectares and are the subject of dispositions made by the 1945 Potsdam Agreement. The Toepfer Foundation today has claimed the protection of the European Human Rights Convention.
Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (originally the German Prince Tualiper Bisterford). Bernhard, one of the original proponents of the European Union, had also been an S.S. intelligence officer before the war. He had been attached to the Nazi conglomerate I.G. Farben, which promoted Nazi interests around the world and spied for the German state. It also utilised slave labour at the Auschwitz – Birkenau extermination centre in Nazi occupied Poland. I.G. Farben was so dangerous that it was broken up by the Allies after the war. Many of its successor parts like A.S.F. are particularly active in promoting the European Union today. This information about Bernhard and the company he worked for was confirmed by evidence from Max Ilgner, the former head of I.G. Farben, at his trial in Nuremberg. Despite continuous denials after the war that he had ever been a Nazi Party member, Bernhard was revealed in 1995, thanks to details released from U.S. archives and published in the Netherlands, to have been a member of the Nazi Party from an early date, along with no fewer than eleven members of his family. A copy of his resignation letter is in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The letter ended ‘Heil Hitler’.
Kurt Georg Kiesinger. Kiesinger was a member of the Nazi Party from soon after its inception and as early as 1934 became a member of the Sturmabteilung (the paramilitary S.A.).
In April 1940 Kiesinger joined the German Foreign Office and became the head of the department responsible for the Nazis’ radio propaganda, not a function left to anyone other than an ardent Nazi. He was responsible for propaganda in the occupied territories, promoting German military and political forces in France, Belgium and Greece, where he broadcast via the Nazi Radio Patrice, encouraging sabotage and acts of murder by the population against the Greek state. Despite his strong and consistent association with the Nazi totalitarian state during the Third Reich period, after the war in 1945, and with the support of two Nazi colleagues in the German Foreign Office, he was able to take up his career again. The German Foreign Office was notorious under Adenauer for containing hundreds of former Nazis staff until long after the war. In 1966 Kiesinger, as leader of the German Christian Democrat Party, became Chancellor of Germany which enabled him to influence the direction of E.E.C.’s development.
Theodor Heuss. Heuss was a former designer of concentration camps and supplier of slave labour to the B2 project, as Tom Bowie in his book ‘Blind Eye to Murder’ testifies. Heuss voted for Hitler’s infamous Enabling Act in 1933, which gave the Nazis the power to override both Houses of the Reichstag, the source of Hitler’s absolute power. Heuss became Federal President of Germany in 1949. He was therefore intimately involved in the creation of the European Union.
Which of the following quotations stem from the fascist era 1930s and 40s and which from the heyday of the European Union’s construction in the 1980s and 90s?
‘Might is right in politics and war.’
‘Genocide is a natural phenomenon; it is recommended, even commanded by the Almighty.’
‘Many Jews survive today thanks to the circumstance that they were forced laborers. Germans are tired of philo – Semitic overcompensation in the media and sterile grief rituals by politicians.’
‘The Jews should consider whether they would have behaved heroically if they had not been victims of persecution.’
‘Germany should now, as it has become peaceful and reasonable, get all that Europe and the whole world has refused in two gigantic wars, a sort of smooth hegemony over Europe.’
ALL the above quotes are from European political leaders of the 1980s and 1990s.
They were, in the following order: Helmut Kohl, Chancellor of Germany; Franjo Tudjman, president of Croatia; Lutz Niethammer, adviser to German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder; Klaus Von Dohnanya, former mayor of Hamburg and finally Joschka Fischer, former German Foreign Secretary.
Germany wasn’t the only European country in which the concept of European unity was taken up. After 1945, French political economist, Jean Monnet remembered the concept of European unity that his Anglo-French Union proposal of 1940 was similar to. After the liberation of France, Monnet headed a government committee to prepare a comprehensive plan for the reconstruction and modernisation of the French economy.
On January 11th 1947, the Monnet Plan was adopted by the French Government, with Monnet himself appointed as Commissioner – General of the National Planning Board.
In May 1950, he and the French Foreign Minister, Robert Schuman, proposed the establishment of a common European market for coal and steel by countries willing to cede their powers over these industries to an external authority. Six countries, France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, signed the treaty in 1951 that set up the European Coal and Steel Community (E.C.S.C.). From 1952 to 1955 Monnet served as the president of the E.C.S.C.’s High Authority.
The E.C.S.C. inspired the creation of the European Economic Community, or Common Market, in 1957.
Germany and France were to become the main drivers behind the E.C.S.C., the precursor to the European Union. Ostensibly, it created a common market for coal and steel which it regulated. The real motivation behind its creation was to set a vital precedent for the steady erosion of national sovereignty, a process that continues to the present day.
Part 3, the final part of Stephen Bailey’s: Building the European superstate – The EU’s covert programme to create a country called the United States of Europe will be published tomorrow.
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