Summer 1945 • 4

by Tom Goodrich

Although cold-blooded and deliberate, the murder of disarmed and helpless German soldiers by the Americans was nothing new; it was a ruthless policy that stretched from the beaches of Normandy all the way through France, Belgium and into Germany. Dachau was only one of thousands of deliberate massacres that had taken place throughout the defeated Reich, on land, on sea and from the air, during the last year of war. If there was any significance at all to the Dachau slaughter, it was that the war, for all intents and purposes, was finally over. As far as any strategic value to the Allied war effort, there was none at Dachau. Nor was there any strategic value to the countless massacres that occurred during the deliberate firebombing of German cities where hundreds of thousands of women and children were burned alive. Nor was there any strategic value to the sinking of numerous refugee ships on the Baltic filled mostly with the very old and the very young. They were, all of them, simply a harvest of hate.

In 1933, after Adolf Hitler came to power, the World Jewish Congress declared economic warfare against Germany. Well aware of Hitler’s plan to end all Jewish influence in Germany—economically, politically, culturally—influential Jews in Europe and America engaged in a vast anti-German propaganda campaign. The campaign, said organizer Samuel Untermeyer of the United States, was a “holy war… a war that must be waged unremittingly… [against] a veritable hell of cruel and savage beasts.” [1]

As a consequence, Germans responded in kind with a campaign of their own. While citizens were encouraged to shun Jewish businesses, a series of laws were enacted designed to not only drive Jews from the German arts, the media and the professions, but laws were passed to force them entirely from the nation as well. As the economic struggle continued, Jewish journalists, writers, playwrights, and filmmakers from around the globe joined the fray. With the outbreak of war in 1939 and the entry of the United States into the conflict two years later, the war of words reached pathological proportions. Increasingly, as rumors of widespread persecution against Jews under Nazi control spread, the propaganda campaign directed at Hitler and National Socialism devolved swiftly into a fanatical cry of extermination. Nowhere was hatred more intense than among American Jews.

“[A] cancer flourishes in the body of the world and in its mind and soul, and… this cancerous thing is Germany, Germanism, and Germans…,” announced Hollywood script-writer and director, Ben Hecht. “That this most clumsy of all human tribes—this leaden-hearted German—should dare to pronounce judgment on his superiors, dare to outlaw from the world the name of Jew—a name that dwarfs him as the tree does the weed at its foot—is an outrageous thing… It is an evil thing.” [2]

“Germany must perish…,” echoed Theodore N. Kaufman in a widely-read book of the same name. “There remains then but one mode of ridding the world forever of Germanism—and that is to stem the source from which issue those war-lusted souls, by preventing the people of Germany from ever again reproducing their kind.” [3]

After years of this and other poisonous propaganda in newspapers, magazines and movies, eventually, in the minds of a sizable percentage of Americans and Britons, little distinction was drawn between killing a Nazi soldier and killing a German child.

On September 15, 1944, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt made the demand for extermination official when he endorsed the so-called “Morgenthau Plan.” Named for Roosevelt’s Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau, but actually conceived by the secretary’s top aide, Harry Dexter White—both of whom were Jewish—the program called for the complete destruction of Germany after the victory had been won. In addition to the dismantling or destruction of German industry and the permanent closure of mines, the Morgenthau Plan called for a reduction of the Reich’s land area by one half. As many calculated, and as Roosevelt, Gen. George C. Marshall and other proponent s of the plan well knew, this act guaranteed that roughly two-thirds of the German population, or fifty million people, would soon die of starvation. With the remnant of the population reduced to subsistence farming, and with the shrunken nation totally at the mercy of hostile European neighbors, it was estimated that within two generations Germany would cease to exist. [4]

“Henry, I am with you 100%,” Roosevelt assured his Treasury Secretary. [5]

“They have asked for it…,” snapped Morgenthau when someone expressed shock at the plan. “Why the hell should I worry about what happens to their people?” [6]

“You don’t want the Germans to starve?” Roosevelt’s incredulous son-in-law asked the president in private.

“Why not?” replied Roosevelt without batting an eye. [7]

In fact, the American president had even greater plans for those Germans who were not starved to death or otherwise murdered.

“We have got to be tough with Germany and I mean the German people, not just the Nazis,” Roosevelt privately assured Henry Morgenthau. “You either have to castrate the German people or you have got to treat them in such a manner so they can’t go on reproducing.” [8]

“The German is a beast,” agreed Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. Not only would the top general give the Morgenthau Plan his whole-hearted support, but he would personally do his utmost to kill as many Germans—soldiers and civilians—as he possibly could. [9]

And thus did the murderous Morgenthau Plan become the undeclared, but understood, American policy toward Germany. From the firebombing of Hamburg in 1943 to the firebombing of Dresden in 1945, the goal of the British RAF and the US Eighth Air Force was now to kill every man, woman and child in every German city and town. Likewise, from their first footfall into Germany, the goal of the Red Army in the east and the American army in the west was to rape, and often murder, every woman they caught, to kill all the men they captured and to destroy or steal virtually everything German they came in contact with.


[1] New York Times, August 7, 1933; Ralph Grandinetti, “Germany’s Plan to Resettle Jews in Madagascar,” The Barnes Review 4, no. 3 (May/June 1998), 26.

[2] Ben Hecht, A Guide for the Bedeviled (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1944), 120, 115, 130, 144, 155, 156.

[3] Theodore N. Kaufman, Germany Must Perish! (Newark, N.J.: Argyle Press, 1941), 6, 7, 28, 86.

[4] Russell D. Buhite, Decisions at Yalta (Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, Inc., 1986), 25; Eugene Davidson, The Death and Life of Germany (New York: Alfred Knopf, 1959), 6.

[5] “War Crimes: USA,” Lt. Col. Gordon “Jack” Mohr, AUS Ret., LINK

[6] Buhite,Yalta, 23.

[7] Diary of Henry Morgenthau, entry for March 20, 1945.

[8] “David Irving’s Introduction to the Morgenthau Plan,” The Morgenthau Plan, LINK

[9] Thomas Goodrich, Hellstorm—The Death of Nazi Germany, 1944-1947 (Sheridan, CO: Aberdeen Books, 2010), 167.


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  1. Reading this makes me want to castrate every single proud American patriot into an eunuch. Then, after a few finger-and-hand-crushings with facial disfigurement, toss them into a pit full of starving cannibal negroes.

    • What I find extremely disgusting is that some people in the Alt-Right and WN are still showing the American flag on their sites (just to mention a couple of them, YouTube vlogger Jean-François Gariépy and, a couple of weeks ago, Anglin of the Daily Stormer).

      Yesterday I watched about a minute of JFG’s latest show. I iterate what I’ve said recently: ignorance about History and Literature makes WNsts stupid. Even folks like Hunter Wallace, who reads a ton of literature about his country and the Caribbean, is willfully ignorant about European history. IIRC in 2010, even after Goodrich published his first book on the Allied atrocities in Germany, this southerner from Alabama posted articles on his Occidental Dissent showing the American flag as something noble (something that a true southerner of the 19th century would never have done).

      Only James Mason has said (I believe in 1980) that the American government is the evilest thing that has appeared on earth, and despite all of his flaws the late Harold Covington at least had the decency of changing the flag of the nation he wanted to build in the US: three solid colors, blue, white and green, symbol of the heavens, the land and the white race.

      Every American who fails to read at least one of Goodrich’s books is a historical fool.

  2. Henry Morgenthau, the usual brutally uncivil jew behavior, lying/ cheating/ stealing/ killing/ destroying. what else did we expect? can a leopard change its stripes? no, it’s their dna. (i luv the stupids who quote, “99% of the dna is junk. nothing nature does is junk. when we finally, milleniums from now have greatly increased our knowledge of the dna code, then we germans can finally fashion man in our own image.)

  3. Hitler speaks about the Christian clergy

    In The Barnes Review journal (Vol X No 2, March/April 2004 edition) I came across Hitler’s speech on the matter of Christian clergy in the concentration camps and his refutation of the allegations that National Socialist Germany was hostile to the Christian religion.

    Some excerpts from it:

    “To this charge I wish to declare solemnly, before the entire German people:

    1. In Germany no one has been persecuted for his religious convictions to date, nor will anyone be persecuted for them.

    2. Since Jan 30, 1933, the National Socialist state, acting through its official organs, has put the following public tax revenue at the disposal of the two churches:
    1933 130 million Reichsmarks
    1934 170 million
    1935 250 million
    1936 20 million
    1937 400 million
    1938 500 million
    [he then mentioned other benefits such as tax concessions, tax exemptions etc]

    …..It is therefore the height of impertinence – to put it mildly – that politicians, especially from abroad, presume to allege that the third Reich is hostile to religion……I would like to ask: what sums from public revenues have the administrations of [Rothschilds’] France, England or the United States put at the disposal of their churches during the same period of time?

    3. The National Socialist state has neither closed a church nor obstructed any religious service, nor influenced the form in which religious service was held. It has not influenced the teachings, nor the creed, of any denominations whatsoever. In the National Socialist state everyone is free to find his salvation in whichever way he chooses.

    However, clergy who believe that they see their mission not in being the servants of God but rather in slandering our present state, its institutions or its leaders, will find themselves sternly reminded…..that a destruction of this state will be tolerated by no one, and that if they step outside the bounds of the law, members of the clergy will be held just as accountable UNDER THE LAW for their actions as any other German citizen……

    4. The National Socialist state is neither prudish nor dishonest. But there are certain moral principles, adherence to which is in the interest of the biological health of a people and which we therefore will not permit to be undercut.

    PEDERASTY AND CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN are punished as criminal offenses in this state, regardless who commits these crimes.

    Five years ago, when some leading figures in the National Socialist Party committed these crimes, they were executed. When other public or private individuals, or clergymen, commit the same offenses, they are punished with jail or prison terms.

    We take no interest in clergymen’s transgressions against their other vows of chastity etc, and our media has never published anything on this subject…….

    Now, if foreign countries and particularly certain democratic statesmen speak up so strongly for individual German priests, the reason can only be a political one. FOR THESE SAME STATESMEN REMAINED SILENT WHEN HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CLERGY WERE MASSACRED OR BURNED IN RUSSIA; AND THEY REMAINED SILENT WHEN TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PRIESTS AND NUNS WERE BRUTALLY BUTCHERED OR BURNED ALIVE IN SPAIN.

    They could not deny these facts, but they remained and continue to remain silent, while – and I cannot but point this out to the democratic statesmen – these massacres prompted numerous National Socialists and Fascists to put themselves voluntarily at General Franco’s disposal in order to HELP PREVENT THIS BOLSHEVIK BLOOD FRENZY FROM BEING SPREAD FURTHER ACROSS EUROPE AND THUS FROM BEING VISITED UPON THE MAJORITY OF CIVILIZED MANKIND.


    It’s a sad indicator of the mentality prevailing in various countries, that taking action for such unselfish motives seems to be inconceivable there. But National Socialist Germany participated in Gen. Franco’s revolt solely with the sincere wish that he might succeed in saving his country from a danger to which GERMANY HERSELF ONCE ALMOST SUCCUMBED…..

    In this regard, it is important to note: the German priest acting as servant of God enjoys our protection, but the priest acting as political enemy of the German Reich will be rooted out. We believe that this is the best way to prevent a development, which – as experience has shown in the case of Spain – may otherwise necessitate countermeasures of unforeseeable extent in the future…. ”

    According the Barnes Review article, ‘In 1919, the Weimar Republic had mandated that the state subsidy of churches should cease. But only 14 years later [when Hitler and the National Socialists came to power] the arrangement [that the state subsidize the churches] was law.'”

    • People have a tendency to forget that Hitler made quite a few mistakes as Führer. One of which was not speaking against religion, especially his native faith-the very same one that also caused mass miscegenation in Mexico and elsewhere.
      Its ironic considering that the German Catholics barely even supported Hitler at all.

      • It was wise to restrict his criticism of Catholicism to his table talk; otherwise he would not have been Führer.

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