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The Scriptorium, March 21, 2016
President Wilson's Vision of Peace as Expressed in his Speeches and Acts of State. Documents in parallel English and German format!
During WWI the American President Woodrow Wilson saw himself as the broker of a lasting peace that would "make the world safe for democracy", yet this collection of documents should be subtitled "The Utopian Fantasies of a Hopelessly Naive Man". Was the American President really so disconnected from reality and ignorant of human nature? Wilson's lofty ideals became the foundation of the Treaty of Versailles, which was in every way so diametrically opposed to his vision of peace that it is difficult to imagine a greater contrast. And we must ask: why and by whom were Wilson's wishful dreams twisted into the hateful construct that ensured that peace never even had a chance? PDF to download. 385 Kb.
Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights states: "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right
includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart
information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." The Federal Republic of
Germany has acceded to this Declaration of Human Rights and so we claim the rights
guaranteed by Article 19 as internationally acknowledged protection against the censorship that
has recently been aimed at our site by the Federal Republic, in particular by the "Federal Office
for the Investigation of Youth-Endangering Media"!
Long Night's Journey Into Day: The Death March of Lowicz.
Erhard Wittek. Translation by Heather Clary-Smith of The Scriptorium. This book from 1940 is the story of a survivor of the Death March of Lowicz. Reinhold Wittek's report stands symbolically for the experiences of any and all of the many thousands of ethnic German victims of Polish persecution before and at the beginning of WW2 and is no doubt one of the most moving accounts ever written about this subject. What you will see in these pages are not only the unfathomable depths that human beings can sink to, but also composure and greatness of soul in the face of a fate worse than death.
A History of the Blockade of Germany
and of the countries associated with her in the Great War:
Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey.
Archibald Colquhoun Bell. "The Blockade of Germany lasted
from 1914-1919 and was a prolonged naval operation by the Allied Powers
during and after World War 1 in an effort to restrict the maritime supply
of raw materials and foodstuffs to the Central Powers. It is considered one
of the key elements in the eventual allied victory in the war." [Wikipedia]
Various sources put the blockade's death toll at anywhere from 350,000 to
over a million, yet few make any mention of the fact that most of these
deaths were among the civilian population, not among the fighting forces
which would have been the Allies' only legitimate targets for military
operations. Further, the blockade was continued fully eight months
after an armistice ended hostilities; as such, we see the Allied Blockade
of the Central Powers as one of modern history's little-known great crimes
against humanity. This book, an official British publication issued in 1937,
details the operations of the Blockade in a chillingly objective manner. The
occasional cynical and two-faced remarks by the author round out the official
British version of these operations.
The Case for Germany:
A Study of Modern Germany.
Dr. Arthur Pillans Laurie. This rare 1939
treatise gives the view of National-Socialist Germany that the author, a
Scottish scholar, developed during his time inside Hitler's Third Reich. Far from
being the sort of hateful diatribe that was the common British judgement in those
days, this book gives an insightful overview of National Socialism and of the
domestic and foreign-political state of Germany less than 100 days before the
outbreak of World War Two.
Concentration Camp Money:
'Lagergeld' used to Pay Prisoners for Their Work.
Jennifer White. Far from being the "death camps" as
you have heard so
often, places like Auschwitz, Dachau and Buchenwald were not in the business of
They were work camps, critical to the German war effort. But did you know that
workers were compensated for their labor with scrip printed specifically for their
stores, canteens and even brothels? Here is the story of the money the court
historians do not want you to even suspect existed.
The Czech Conspiracy:
a Phase in the World-War Plot.
George Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers. This book is a Captain of
the Royal Dragoons' 1938 account of the situation in Czechoslovakia and the
Sudetenland, addressing the questions of who wanted war; why; who would
profit by it; and how was England concerned? This is the exposé
which might have triggered popular resistance in England to British
involvement in the
War - if only more Englishmen and -women had read it!
Within. Bertram de Colonna. The state of Czechoslovakia as it was
created under the
terms of the Treaty of Versailles was an ethnographic Babel fated to fail under
leadership characterized by intolerance of its minorities. The Czech
destruction of the
German and other minorities resulted in an erosion of the economic and social
before the state finally disintegrated with the Sudeten-'Anschluss'. In this
1938 study the
author traces the origins and development of the minority problems and proposes
have been a peaceful solution - if it had not fallen on deaf ears at Prague.
Death in Poland:
the Fate of the Ethnic Germans.
Edwin Erich Dwinger. Translation by Heather Clary-Smith of The Scriptorium. The expulsion and mass murder of the
ethnic Germans before and at the start of World War Two in Poland was by no
means restricted to the Bloody Sunday of Bromberg, a massacre that is
all too often downplayed or even denied outright today. This book, dating from
1940 and published here for the first time in English to commemorate the
65th anniversary of these events in September 2004, lets the reader
experience almost first-hand the terrible fate of tens of thousands of ethnic
Germans in Poland in September 1939. A shameful blot on the pages of
Polish history, for all Polish post-War generations to bear for all
the Expulsion of the Sudeten Germans: Survivors speak
out. Edited by the Study Group for the Preservation of
German Interests. The end of the war in 1945 marked the beginning of
one of the
most gruesome genocides in history: the expulsion and destruction of the Sudeten
In a scandalous perversion of every sense of justice, the Federal German
government now keeps
this Holocaust secret: the truth about this genocide is considered
Here almost 400 survivors of this ethnic cleansing expose this crime against
humanity in its entire horrible extent - a long-overdue memorial to our expelled
and murdered fellow Germans.
The Facts About the Origins of the
Camps and Their Administration. Stephen A.
a fascinating look at the concentration camp system inside Third Reich Germany,
devoid of the hysteria often
associated with the subject in Hollywood films and in the "mainstream" media
and academia. This
article may be the first-ever detailed examination of the concentration camp
system, presenting a far different picture from what we've been told.
Past and Future: The Truth about the German Colonies.
Dr. Heinrich Schnee. After the First World War
Germany was forced by the Treaty of Versailles to give up her colonies;
the misappropriation of the colonies by the Allies was justified to the world
with the mendacious claims that Germany had proven herself incapable and
unworthy of governing native peoples. In this book Dr. Heinrich Schnee, the late
Governor of German East Africa, refutes this "Colonial Lie" with hard facts
and throws upon the subject a very different light from that in which it was
shown by Allied wartime propaganda.
build America - and how has America repaid them?
Heinrich Piebrock. Translation by Victor Diodon of The Scriptorium. This booklet describes
the contribution of German immigrants to the United States and
to America's struggle for independence and development - and it also shows how
the American leadership elite betrayed this ethnic group that
contributed so much to the American rise to world power.
Hyperinflation: A "Private" Affair.
Stephen Zarlenga. The great German
hyperinflation of 1922-23 is one of the most widely cited examples by those
who insist that private bankers, not governments, should control the money
system. What is practically unknown about that sordid affair is that it
occurred under control of a privately owned and controlled central bank!
The Great Patents Heist.
John Nugent. One of the greatest ripoffs of all time was the
German patents after World War II. From saccharin and aspirin to
refrigeration, radio and
space flight technology, the victorious Allies ensured their post-War scientific
prosperity by simply stealing German inventions - literally thousands of tons
As one gloating Washington bureaucrat put it, it was "the first orderly
exploitation of an
entire country's brain power."
Hidden Historical Fact:
The Allied Attempt to Starve Germany in 1919.
Fred Blahut. If one word could describe Germany
during the immediate aftermath of World War I, it would be "starvation."
Even after an armistice ended World War I, some 900,000 German men, women
and children were starving to death - a tragedy deliberately
by the continuation of a wartime British naval blockade for eight months
after the end of the war!
Holocaust at Dresden.
George Fowler. A half century has passed since February 13-14,
Overnight, one of Europe's great
meccas of art and culture, a city that had become a hospital center for
and British wounded that housed many thousand Allied prisoners of war, and that
a haven to refugees fleeing the Red Army, was bombed into
oblivion. But the
perpetrators of one of history's great outrages were to receive the laurels of
rather than a place in the war crimes dock.
In Defence of
Germany. G. E. O. Knight. This 1934 brochure is the
first-hand account of an Englishman who visited National-Socialist
Germany in its early days. G. E. O. Knight recorded his observations in this
booklet which exposed many of the lies and fabrications of the British
Press that were aimed at discrediting the new German regime even in its
infancy. The author's declared purpose was for his work to help bring
about "Justice for Germany and World Peace". 75 years later, we still have
The Jewish Declaration of War on
Nazi Germany: The Economic Boycott of 1933. M. Raphael Johnson,
Ph.D. Who "fired the first shot" of the Second World War? Long before the
government of the
Third Reich began restricting the rights of the German Jews, the leaders of
Jewish community formally declared war on the "New Germany" at a time
when the U.S.
government and even the Jewish leaders in Germany were urging caution!
Hoax: Marshall Plan vs. Robbery, Murder and Destruction? An Eternal
Mockery of the German People!
Karl Baßler. "The Marshall Plan was the
American occupiers' noble and generous gesture to their defeated
WW2 enemy, providing massive financial and material aid to help
economic recovery. The Germans owe their American supporters a debt
of eternal gratitude." So the story goes to this very day... but reality
looked rather different! In this article, an academically accredited
economist sheds an entirely new light on this financial-political affair
which turns out to have been nothing more than grand-scale theft and
destruction in humanitarian disguise!
The National Socialist Stand
on Christianity and Hitler
and the Church. Article by Rev. Thomas D.
Schwartz, and a
speech by Adolf Hitler. The Nazis are sometimes portrayed as ardent
foes of Christianity. But
what were the true facts in this controversial matter? This article, as well as the
speech of January 30, 1939 (added by The Scriptorium as a supplement to Rev.
reveal some facts on this topic which are just as surprising as they are
Poland from the
Bertram de Colonna. In this rare book from
1939, a British observer who traveled in Poland shortly before World War Two
broke out gives a telling account of the historical, economic, social and political
conditions in this country. The ethnographic patchwork nature of the State of
Poland, the Poles' violation of their treaty obligations with respect to the Free
City of Danzig, and the comprehensive repression of the ethnic minorities
(German and other) in Poland continue to be downplayed or denied outright
today, yet Colonna shows that these were major factors in precipitating the war.
Quotes from Yesterday
and Today: Comments and Perspectives to Ponder.
Compiled by The Scriptorium. Updated and expanded whenever we have the time to do so ;-) this is a collection of quotations, maxims,
aphorisms, proverbs, comments and wise words from yesterday and
today - some ironic, some sarcastic, some profound, some
funny - from greats throughout the world: historians, politicians, artists, philosophers,
scientists, military men - and even from persons unknown - whose
insights (sometimes unintentionally) shed light on the problems underlying
our modern-day society! Listed
alphabetically by name of person quoted.
Stalin's Secret War Plans:
Why Hitler Invaded the Soviet Union.
Richard Tedor. When the German armed forces
invaded the USSR on June 22, 1941, Berlin described the offensive as
preemptive in the face of imminent Soviet aggression. The claim was
generally dismissed as Nazi propaganda. Recently disclosed evidence from Soviet
sources, however, indicate that Moscow's foreign policy was indeed anything
but governed by neutrality when Europe went to war in 1939.
Sudeten German Inferno. The
tragedy of the Sudeten Germans.
Ingomar Pust. Translation by Victor Diodon of The Scriptorium. This book sheds light on the deeply shocking
what happened to the Sudeten Germans, an ethnic minority in
Czechoslovakia, after the
end of World War Two. Following a concise introduction to the history
of German-Czech relations, it describes the genocide committed by the
Czechs on the Sudeten
Germans after 1945. The horror of this sadistic danse macabre that
took place in
Czechoslovakia in full view of an uncaring world can perhaps never be conveyed
in its full extent.
The Unknown History of the
1939 German-Polish Conflict: A Brief Synopsis. W.
R. An overview of the roots of Polish Germanophobia and its role in the
outbreak of World War Two.
Was Hitler Really a
Dictator? Friedrich Christian, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe. Translation by Victor Diodon of The Scriptorium. This is the
of a nobleman who knew Adolf Hitler personally and who paints a picture of the
German Führer and his time that stands in glaring contrast to that painted by the
Establishment. Translation of issue 86 of the series "Kritik: Die Stimme des Volkes".
What Germany has paid
under the Treaty of Versailles.
Prof. Lujo Brentano. The assertion that Germany did practically
nothing towards the fulfilment of her WWI reparation obligations was one of the
favourite weapons in the armoury of Germany's continuing adversaries. This
1923 survey details the staggering reparations that were in fact paid from 1919 to
1922, and also shows how the Entente worked to minimize these payments by
underrating their fair value and refusing to credit some altogether. A
fascinating statistical look at one of the early attempts to bleed Germany
What the World Rejected:
Hitler's Peace Offers 1933-1939.
Dr. Friedrich Stieve. As early as 1933 (and to this very day)
Germany's enemies have maintained that Adolf Hitler was the greatest disturber
of peace known to history. But Hitler's repeated attempts to induce the
governments of other states to collaborate with him in a reconstruction of
Europe are an ever-recurring pattern in his conduct. These attempts were
wrecked every time because nowhere was there any willingness to give them due
consideration. This synopsis from 1940 gives a brief overview of
Hitler's various peace plans from the early days of the Third Reich until
after WW2 had already broken out - and it also shows how these efforts at
preserving peace were thwarted by those who... simply did not want
Who Broke the
Disarmament Treaty of
Versailles? Declaration of the Government of the German Reich.
Fichtebundblatt No. 741. We'll let the statistic speak
Why 7000 Children Had to
Die: The Cruel Fate of German Refugees in Denmark. Article
Hamburger Abendblatt. So much for the Danish claims that German civilian
refugees at the war's end were treated decently!
Worm in the Apple:
and other influences that pushed the world into war - The little-known story of the
destroyed Adolf Hitler's Germany. Friedrich Lenz. Translation by Victor Diodon of The Scriptorium.
have been written on the topic of "why Germany lost the War" -
or, conversely, "why
the Allies won". This booklet exposes a vitally important, but often
underestimated factor: the
German traitors who worked to destroy the German Reich from within.
assassination of Adolf Hitler on July 20, 1944 was only the tip of the
iceberg. More and
appears that the Allies would not have been victorious
without their help - and that, in fact, the war might never even have come about
Warsaw Under German Rule. German
Reconstruction and Development in the District of Warsaw.
Dr. Ludwig Fischer.