CHAPTER THREE Wehrmachtjustiz at War The Wartime Provisions While the prewar Wehrmacht possessed a strong weapon for the maintenance of Manneszucht—in the form of conservative jurists motivated to atone for , criminal codes purged of liberal mitigation clauses, and special units for the isolation of recalcitrant soldiers —the wartime legal provisions enabled courts-martial to proceed against all crimes, real or imagined, with unprecedented speed and vigor. In response, Field-Marshal Wilhelm Keitel wrote: However, this did not change the plight of commissars much, as Mauthausen was one of the worst Nazi concentration camps where they usually waited for a slow death. The objective of this battle must be the demolition of present-day Russia and must therefore be conducted with unprecedented severity. You are not currently authenticated. Evans wrote that junior officers tended to be especially zealous National Socialists with a third of them being Nazi Party members in
The Army's Chief of Staff, General Franz Halder , declared in a directive that in the event of guerrilla attacks, German troops were to impose "collective measures of force" by massacring villages. That is why I approve and defend this measure". However, this did not change the plight of commissars much, as Mauthausen was one of the worst Nazi concentration camps where they usually waited for a slow death. British historian Richard J. The objective of this battle must be the demolition of present-day Russia and must therefore be conducted with unprecedented severity. His orders were to use the jurisdiction only in cases where the discipline of the army would not suffer. In response, Field-Marshal Wilhelm Keitel wrote: One of the two adversaries must be finished off. Additional Information In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: While so far the regulations and orders concerning prisoners of war were based solely on military considerations, now the political objective must be attained, which is to protect the German nation from Bolshevik inciters and forthwith take the occupied territory strictly in hand. Location Palmiry Forest and other locations in Occupied Poland. They are the embodiment of the infernal, of the personified insane hatred of everything that is noble in humanity. In particular, no adherents of the contemporary Russian Bolshevik system are to be spared. Adherents of the hostile attitude are not to be conserved, but liquidated". Much of it was designed to play on Russian anti-Semitism, with one pamphlet calling the "Gentlemen commissars and party functionaries" a group of "mostly filthy Jews". Everyone, even the last doubter, knows today that the battle against these sub-humans, who've been whipped into a frenzy by the Jews, was not only necessary but came in the nick of time. The pamphlet ended with the call for "brother soldiers" of the Red Army to rise up and kill all of the "Jewish commissars". It would be an insult to animals if one were to call the features of these, largely Jewish, tormentors of people beasts. Keitel's directive stated that "efficient intimidation can only be achieved either by capital punishment or by measures by which the relatives of the criminal and the population do not know his fate. In the following months reports continued to be filed regarding the executions of Soviet commissars. The masses whom they are driving to their deaths with every means of icy terror and lunatic incitement would have brought about an end of all meaningful life, had the incursion not been prevented at the last moment;" [the last statement is a reference to the "preventive war" that Barbarossa was alleged to be]. Here we are concerned with the extermination of an ideology. Prosecution of offenses against civilians by members of the Wehrmacht was decreed to be "not required" unless necessary for the maintenance of discipline. Having encountered these Bolshevik hordes and having seen how they live has made a lasting impression on me. It is necessary to eliminate the red sub-humans, along with their Kremlin dictators. It is the old battle of the Germanic against the Slavic people, of the defence of European culture against Muscovite-Asiatic inundation and of the repulse of Jewish Bolshevism. There is no need here for theoretical reflections.
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