Author : Seidler Franz Wilhelm
Title : Crimes against the Wehrmacht
Year : 2015
Link download : Seidler_Franz_Wilhelm_-_Crimes_against_the_Wehrmacht.zip
About the Author. Franz W. Seidler is a Professor of Modern History specializing in Social and Military History at the University of the Bundeswehr (German Federal Armed Forces), Munich. Dr. Seidler’s principal field of research is the Second World War. His principal publications in book form deal with the personnel problems of the Wehrmacht (Armed Forces), Wehrmachtgefolgen (Armed Forces Auxiliaries), Wehrmachthilferinnen (Armed Forces Female Auxiliaries), the Organization Todt, and the Deutscher Volksturm (ad-hoc home defense units), as well as with problems of legal jurisdiction of the German Armed Forces and collaboration in German-occupied territories. The present volume is intended to provide a picture of the dangers posed to every German soldier by the Red Army’s conduct of partisan warfare in violation of international law, and the “thousand deaths” possibly suffered by the fathers and grandfathers of those same persons who now wax indignant about the “crimes of the German Armed Forces”. The traveling exhibition known in German as “Vernichtungskrieg: Verbrechen der Wehrmacht 1941 bis 1944” (“War of Extermination: Crimes of the Wehrmacht 1941-1944”, translated into English as “The German Army and Genocide: Crimes Against War Prisoners, Jews and Other Civilians in the East, 1939-1944” or simply, “The Crimes of the German Army”, and referred to below as the “Anti- Wehrmacht Exhibition”) – is simply an exercise in propaganda. It states no historical facts and provides no precise factual data or details. The present book, however, in the first of two volumes, provides full documentation of more than 300 Soviet war crimes committed in 1941- 1942, accompanied by exact descriptions, many of them proven in detail by eyewitness statements and horrifying photographic evidence. This shocking volume was made possible by a systematic study of the archives of the incorruptible and entirely objective Wehrmacht War Crimes Bureau (“Wehrmacht Untersuchungstelle”), which investigated 8,000 war crimes. Even Goebbels’ propaganda ministry was compelled to keep silent about these atrocities for fear of their possible effects on the morale of the domestic front. ...