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reparations:

After looking through the page of the person who posted this, I’m not surprised really.. But this is a good fucking example of the kind of bullshit people have been fabricating for decades. On March 28, 1946, the provisional Czech government formally mandated that all German civilians were to be collectively presumed guilty and stripped of their citizenship and their property. This included the most barbarous persecution and oppression of minorities humanly imaginable: rape, deportations, expulsions, internments, confiscation of property and forced labor camps. This photo gets circulated a lot, but the addition of the labels to help paint the bullshit story is just ridiculous. This photo in actuality shows the result of the Potsdam conference which lead to forced expulsion of roughly 3 million Sudeten Germans who were torn from their homes like cattle bound for slaughter.Backed by Churchill, Stalin, and Truman… this humanitarian disaster, often referred to as the wild transfer, lead to the deaths of some 30,000 innocent people from forced marches, starvation, concentration camps, summary executions / massacres and thousands of suicides. But who cares, they were probably all just evil nazis anyways… Get fucking real. Try finding that in your high school text books.

Reblogging for what Reparations stated.

reparations:

After looking through the page of the person who posted this, I’m not surprised really.. But this is a good fucking example of the kind of bullshit people have been fabricating for decades.

On March 28, 1946, the provisional Czech government formally mandated that all German civilians were to be collectively presumed guilty and stripped of their citizenship and their property. This included the most barbarous persecution and oppression of minorities humanly imaginable: rape, deportations, expulsions, internments, confiscation of property and forced labor camps.

This photo gets circulated a lot, but the addition of the labels to help paint the bullshit story is just ridiculous. This photo in actuality shows the result of the Potsdam conference which lead to forced expulsion of roughly 3 million Sudeten Germans who were torn from their homes like cattle bound for slaughter.

Backed by Churchill, Stalin, and Truman… this humanitarian disaster, often referred to as the wild transfer, lead to the deaths of some 30,000 innocent people from forced marches, starvation, concentration camps, summary executions / massacres and thousands of suicides. But who cares, they were probably all just evil nazis anyways… Get fucking real.

Try finding that in your high school text books.

Reblogging for what Reparations stated.

Anonymous asked:

I have heard that the photo you recently post of Goebbels was the moment that he found out his photographer was a Jew. Is this a myth or is it true?

That is not a myth. Here is an excerpt from LIFE’s page with the original photo:

"In the 1985 book, Eisenstaedt on Eisenstaedt: A Self-Portrait, the then-87-year-old photographer discussed how the Goebbels picture came about:

In 1933, I traveled to Lausanne and Geneva for the fifteenth session of the League of Nations.  There, sitting in the hotel garden, was Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s minister of propaganda.  He smiles, but not at me.  He was looking at someone to my left… . Suddenly he spotted me and I snapped him.  His expression changed.  Here are the eyes of hate. Was I an enemy?  Behind him is his private secretary, Walter Naumann, with the goatee, and Hitler’s interpreter, Dr. Paul Schmidt… . I have been asked how I felt photographing these men.  Naturally, not so good, but when I have a camera in my hand I know no fear.”

Read more:
http://life.time.com/history/goebbels-in-geneva-1933-behind-a-classic-alfred-eisenstaedt-photo/#1