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    Lectures By NS Veterans in Germany

    German far-right hosting lectures by Nazi veterans, security agency warns

    Report says some 60 events, featuring six former Waffen-SS and Hitler youth members, were held last year

    German neo-Nazis are hosting Waffen-SS and Hitler youth veterans as inspirational speakers in an attempt to radicalize young people, Germany’s domestic security agency warned in a recent report.

    According to German news magazine Focus, which gained access to the classified document by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, around 60 such meetings were held last year, featuring around six “zeitzeugen,” or historical witnesses.

    “There has been a steady increase in event numbers” since 2016, the report stated, indicating that such events now take place across the country.

    The security agency warned against the “ideology-forming function” of the meetings, which are intended to legitimize the war actions of the German Wehrmacht as “a defensive struggle of the German people.”

    Neo-Nazi organization The Third Path, one of the groups organizing the events, was cited as describing the significance of such talks by saying that “our forefathers have made it clear to us … it is no use just to name the evil [you have to] to fight it and to eliminate the danger to your own people.”

    German Neo-Nazis have made extensive use of social media in promoting these talks, which have been given by figures such as SS veterans Klaus Grotjahn and Richard Neubrech, both of whom are in their early nineties.

    All of the veterans appear to be unrepentant supporters of Nazism. One of them, 96-year-old SS Panzer veteran Karl Münter, made waves earlier this year when he justified his unit’s massacre of 86 civilians, including children, in France during the war.


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    Times of Israel eh? I'm sure this won't be totally biased LOL

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    Times of Israel eh? I'm sure this won't be totally biased LOL
    They at least highlight some important issues.

    Once you're aware of them, you just have to go elsewhere to get the facts.

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    It should be no mystery that veterans of WW2- of any nation or organization- are eventually going to speak to the younger generations. That these guys are SS or HJ shouldn't be a big deal. If they're 'unrepentant' about their past, so be it; right or wrong, there's something to be said for sticking to your guns. And the most simple of solutions is available for those who don't care for their speeches, on whatever subject or ideological slant they may present: don't listen. The fact of the matter is, though, that if there were no audience for their appearances, they wouldn't be on the podium speaking. It it really is that simple.

    And for those who decry such people speaking, who are they to decide whom I can or can't listen to?

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    Their eyewitness accounts could provide a lot of valuable information.

    That's the whole problem though; we now live in a world of disinformation where distorting the past is a means of controlling the present!

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