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The history of Poland has been misunderstood for decades. Even now, many official texts say that Poland comes from the tribe called Polanie. And according to the stories written by Christian writers, that was the first kingdom formed in these lands. However, the truth is very different.
There is a marble plaquette in the Museo del Lapirdario di Urbino in Italy with an inscription saying “Cavillio Lescho Ti Claudius Buccio Columbiara IIII OLL VIII Se Vivo a Solo Ad Fastigium Mancipio Dedit.” That means “a dedication from Tiberius Claudius to Avillo Leszko, the ruler of Kingdom of Lechia.” Tiberius offered the other ruler a grave for funerary urns, which Avillo Leszko received while he was still alive. It was a very expensive gift, showing the importance of the ruler from the lands of modern day Poland.
This inscription means that the Roman Empire had connections with the Kingdom of Lechia. Moreover, its forgotten king was acknowledged by a Roman emperor. The story about the kingdom was well known for centuries, but it doesn't appear in history books at school. Officially, the story of Poland starts in 966, with Mieszko I and his tribe called Polanie. Regarding the history of Poland, authors usually start with stories about tribes that lived in the area, but later they explain that the first ruler was Mieszko I, who lived during the 10th century.
Imaginary portrait of Mieszko I by Jan Matejko. ( Public Domain )
Searching Documents for Forgotten Kings
The Kingdom of Lechia had kings who are completely ignored in most of the books about Poland. However, the existence of the kingdom is confirmed by maps created by ancient historians and cartographers. The first known map which shows this kingdom comes from c. 700 BC, and it appears on maps until 887 AD.
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Moreover, many ancient and early medieval texts mention Lechia. Even the classical first book of Poland, a chronicle written by a man known as Gall Anonim, mentioned the existence of this kingdom. These written resources seem to be reputable because 13 of 23 existing medieval chronicles of Poland discuss the Kingdom of Lechia.
For example, stories about Lechia appear in the resources by many famous writers like Wincenty Kadłubek (13th century), Jan Długosz (15th century), Karcin Kromer (16th century), and Benedykt Chmielowski (18th century). The oldest chronicle comes from the c. 4th - 8th century and was written by Wojnan.
Monument to Gall Anonim, Wrocław, Poland. (Bonio/ CC BY SA 3.0 )
The people who created the Kingdom of Lechia must have been very well trained warriors because their lands were unconquered – but not for the lack of trying by some strong armies. It is known that the Greeks, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, and Franks all tried to conquer the lands near the Vistula River. However, none of them were able to do it. Moreover, complex DNA tests made on the remains of ancient Slavic people proved that they dominated the area of the Kingdom of Lechia at least 7,000 years ago.
Stories about the Kingdom of Lechia are also well known in Roman, Ottoman, and Balkan writings. However, for some unknown reason, Polish researchers have generally said that the Kingdom of Lechia is nothing more than a legend or fairy tale.
Illustration from the Chronica Polonorum depicting ‘Lech’ the legendary founder of Lechia (Poland).
It is possible that the reasons behind this can be found in the end of the 18th and the 19th centuries, when Poland didn't exist as an independent country. After the Partitions of Poland in 1772, 1793, and 1795, the territory of Poland was split between Germany, Russia, and Austria. While the Austrians didn't try to influence the history of their new land, Germans and Russians wanted to destroy patriotism and the will of the Polish people to fight back. Therefore, they may have decided to do away with the information related to Pre-Christian times in Poland.
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Allegory of the 1st partition of Poland, showing Catherine the Great of Russia (left), Joseph II of Austria and Frederick the Great of Prussia (right) quarrelling over their territories.
They could have hoped that Polish society would be easier to manipulate if the people believed that their only support must come from religion - because their nation “did not mean anything” before it. Of course, the countries wouldn’t have done this work in collaboration, but if they did plan it, their goal was successfully accomplished.
Unfortunately, most historians didn't change try to change this belief in later years. However, an author who wrote books about the Kingdom of Lechia, Janusz Bieszk, did attempt to remind Polish people of their roots. Yet, his works were criticized by some old fashioned historians - suggesting that it may be a long time before these facts are finally accepted.
Lost Connections to the Kingdom
The Kingdom of Lechia had very good connections with other kingdoms. As mentioned, they were respected by the Roman Empire; but they also were acknowledged by the Scythians or the people of Anatolia. The people in the kingdom were called Lechici, and in Ottoman writings they appear as a tribe which lived on the land of ''Lechistan.''
Book cover of ‘ Słowiańscy królowie Lechi’ by Janusz Bieszk. ( skribh)
Regrettably, countless artifacts related to the Kingdom of Lechia were replaced with newer constructions over the years. Many facts about the ancient kingdom still await rediscovery, but the impact of their politics on neighboring kingdoms is well known.
If historians would officially accept the existence of the Kingdom of Lechia, they would also have to agree that most of the pre-Christian sites in Poland probably belonged to these people. This would provide a new opening in research about the earliest history of Poland.
Top 10 Hidden Grave Sites Found With Satellite Images
With the dawn of emerging technologies, discoveries made by &ldquospace archaeologists&rdquo are happening all the time. Although high-powered satellite images are used in universities, some people have been successful with Google Maps and Google Earth, finding hidden sites from thousands of miles away. One of the most fascinating trends in these discoveries is uncovering tombs and cemeteries where the remains of so many people were lost for years.
To the Wolf’s Lair
The location was close to Rastenburg in East Prussia, which is today the Polish town of Ketrzyn, about 350 miles east of Berlin.
At 11 a.m. Stauffenberg and his two co-conspirators, Major General Helmuth Stieff and First Lieutenant Werner von Haeften, arrived at the command headquarters of the Nazi regime. All the most powerful military figures would be at the meeting. It seemed a perfect opportunity.
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Stauffenberg was carrying a briefcase that contained two packs of explosives. At 11:30am, he excused himself with the pretext of visiting the bathroom and left the room, where he went next door to arm the explosives, helped by Haeften. They must have been in a hurry, as only one of the packs of explosives was armed and put back in the briefcase. He returned to the meeting room.
At 12:37 p.m. Keitel introduced Stauffenberg to Hitler and Stauffenberg placed the briefcase casually just under the map table, right next to Hitler. Three minutes later, Stauffenberg excused himself from the meeting again to make a vital phone call. The bomb was due to explode in three minutes.
Two minutes before the detonation the briefcase was moved by Colonel Heinz Brand to the opposite end of the table, and at 12:42pm, a loud explosion shattered the room, blowing out the walls and roof, and setting fire to the debris which crashed down on those inside.
Paper floated through the air, along with wood, splinters, and a massive cloud of smoke. One of the men was hurled through the window, others through the door. Chaos reigned while Stauffenberg jumped into a truck and raced towards a plane which was waiting to whisk him back to Berlin for the take-over.
Aiding Nazis in Mass Killing of Jews
Father Desbois is on a mission to expose the Holocaust’s hidden crimes.
Father Patrick Desbois, a French priest, might be one of the greatest detectives of all time. In nearly a decade of work, he has uncovered the murder of 1.5 million Jews in Eastern Europe during World War II. His most recent book, In Broad Daylight, maps out the mass killings of Jews in Eastern Europe in exhaustive detail.
While the mass execution of Jews in countries like Poland, France and Germany in Nazi concentration camps and death camps is well documented, in the eastern countries including Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and other neighboring nations, the Nazis used a different method to murder Jews. Over a million and a half Jews in these regions were murdered by mobile Nazi military units called Einsatzgruppen. Jews were forced into fields and woods, shot, and buried, their mass graves left unmarked and forgotten. Father Desbois calls these massacres &ldquoThe Holocaust by Bullets&rdquo and he&rsquos made it his life mission to uncover these crimes, case by case, and show the world what happened.
Father Desbois&rsquo grandfather had been a prisoner of war in Ukraine in a village called Rawa-Ruska, though he seldom spoke to his grandson about what he&rsquod seen there. A visit to Poland and Ukraine made the Holocaust more real and upon his return to France, Father Desbois began to learn Hebrew and Jewish history. He wanted to see for himself what had become of the Jews near the Nazi camp in Rawa-Ruska.
It took years of visiting Rawa-Ruska to finally learn even a part of the truth. At first, Father Desbois was rebuffed. The town&rsquos mayor refused to say anything and villagers wouldn&rsquot speak. Researching the town&rsquos history, Father Desbois discovered that about 10,000 Jews had disappeared from the town during the Holocaust. He was flabbergasted. The murder of even one person in his small town would have been a huge event. Father Desbois couldn&rsquot understand how the murder of 10,000 went seemingly unnoticed, resolutely unremembered.
He started tracking down survivors of the Rawa-Rusk POW camp who&rsquod been interred with his grandfather. He finally met one, Rene Chevalier, a nephew of the famous French singer Maurice Chevalier, who agreed to meet. &ldquoDid you ever see Jews being assassinated?&rdquo Father Desbois asked him.
Chevalier&rsquos eyes clouded over. &ldquoWith a voice full of restrained emotion, he started to talk, with a fixed gaze that looked far into the distance,&rdquo Father Desbois later related. &ldquoHe had witnessed the requisition of Jewish women to do the harvesting as there were no more animals to pull the carts filled with hay. They came in the morning with their children. The German who was guarding them could not stand their crying and whenever it irritated him too much, he would get hold of a little child and bludgeon it to death against the cart. In the evening, all that remained were the women, carts and hay.&rdquo
In 2003, Father Desbois returned to Rawa-Ruska and the new deputy mayor knew of his quest. He went to Father Desbois and said, &ldquoPatrick, we are waiting for you.&rdquo He led Father Desbois to a desolate area outside of town where about a hundred elderly people were waiting. They took him to the mass grave where the Jews of Rawa-Ruska had been shot and buried. One by one, the elderly people spoke, recalling the day the Jews were massacred. The Jews were herded together, led out of town, and shot near a freshly dug mass grave. Finding that some people in the pit were still alive, the German soldiers threw grenades into the pit to kill yet more victims. Some locals recalled helping the Nazis in the bloodbath.
When the testimony was over, Father Desbois was stunned. As he prepared to leave, the deputy mayor said, &ldquoPatrick, this is what I could do for one village. I can do the same thing for a hundred villages.&rdquo Father Desbois then realized that this was his mission and decided on the spot to document this and other long-forgotten massacres before it was too late.
At killing field site in Lithuania. Photo by Nancy Kennedy Barnett.
He started researching and visiting sites of massacres, and interviewing locals. In 2004, Father Desbois founded a group called Yachad-in Unum, a combination of the words for &ldquotogether&rdquo in both Hebrew and Latin, to help with his work. The 29 full-time members of Yachad-In Unum, many of whom are young people working on their Ph.D.&rsquos, provide him with support and companionship as he plumbs the depths of human evil.
That research has taken years and thousands upon thousands of hours. They have interviewed nearly 6,000 witnesses to the massacre of Jews and other minorities in Eastern Europe. Each investigation takes weeks to complete. &ldquoWhen they smile and welcome me into their homes,&rdquo Father Desbois explains of the elderly locals whose stories he documents, &ldquoI don&rsquot know if they saved Jews or participated in the killing.&rdquo
&ldquoWe were very surprised at the amount of locals who remember the day the Jews were killed,&rdquo Father Desbois recalls in an exclusive Aish.com interview. In each town where Jews were massacred, the children of the village were witnesses, and sometimes even participants. &ldquoThe schools were closed, everyone went to watch the mass murder of their towns&rsquo Jews.&rdquo
In the small town of Medzhybizh, the birthplace of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of the Hassidic movement, Father Desbois and his team located 17 witnesses. &ldquoWe wondered why there were so many witnesses.&rdquo It turned out that the day of the killing was like a holiday. &ldquoThe killing of the Jews was a public event, like a show.&rdquo
A witness named Vladimir told Father Desbois about the day a Ukrainian policeman came to his school with a horse-drawn cart. The teacher pointed out each of the half-Jewish children, crying &ldquoJuden! Juden! Juden!&rdquo and the policeman took them away. Later, Vladimir described how he and his friends came to watch the Jews&rsquo murder: &ldquoI came through the cornfield to see,&rdquo he explained. &ldquoFor us children, it was interesting.&rdquo
For many witnesses, the murder of their town&rsquos Jews was something to celebrate simply because it was fun, or because it allowed the belongings of murdered Jews to be seized by townspeople. Father Desbois has found there is very little regret and sorrow over the massacres. Some witnesses are even proud that they aided the Nazi killers.
In many cases, villagers were forced to watch Nazis murder. In other cases, some were eager participants. Typical was the testimony of one Ukranian named Andrei, who was 15 when he helped Nazi troops massacre the Jews in his village. Andrei insisted in wearing his old Soviet medals to the interview with Father Desbois, and sat proudly, showing them off. He was among other men in the village requisitioned to build a temporary prison to hold his town&rsquos Jews. He recalled one old Jew begging through the barbed wire, telling him he was starving and asking Andrei for bread. Andrei traded him some bread for the Jew&rsquos watch and calmly recounted the entire episode to Father Desbois&rsquo team, seemingly undisturbed by his role in the suffering. &ldquoAll their (the Jews&rsquo) goods were pillaged by the villagers. People took everything&hellip&rdquo
&ldquoThe shooting of the Jews in the village was like a carnival,&rdquo Father Desbois explains sadly. &ldquoEveryone wanted to watch, wanted to grab something.&rdquo
In all his years interviewing witnesses, not one has ever asked Father Desbois for forgiveness, as a religious leader, for their role in massacring Jews.
An old woman named Olga recalled her town&rsquos Jews being rounded up and led to an execution point on September 21 and 22, 1943. &ldquoWe lived not far from the paved path on which they took the Jews,&rdquo Olga recalled. &ldquoPeople said it was Judgment Day.&rdquo
It was a sentiment Father Desbois had heard before the killing of Jews seemed to some witnesses to be a fulfillment of Christian doctrine. &ldquoSome people were thinking it had a religious element,&rdquo Father Desbois explains. &ldquoThe Jews were dying in the middle of the Christians. They thought it was something from God.&rdquo
As a refutation to the Jew-hatred he has uncovered and to counter the growing number of people who deny the Holocaust, Father Desbois wrote In Broad Daylight: The Secret Procedures behind the Holocaust by Bullets, a painstaking account of the mechanics of killing whole communities of Jewish men, women, and children. The book chronologically describes the process of arriving in town, selecting townspeople to help, rounding up and killing Jews and then burying them in mass graves and removing all trace of the crime, providing a horrific account of the template Nazi troops used to kill over one and a half million Jews, and the role that bystanders often played in helping them.
When he teaches about the Holocaust, Father Desbois stresses that it was a crime on a massive scale. Ideology played a part, but the desire to steal, to rape, to pillage, and to kill were what motivated most of the people he has interviewed. This year Father Desbois has been teaching at Georgetown University in Washington DC and is training students and professors alike to be meticulous in their research about the Holocaust, to be able to prove to a new generation that it did indeed take place.
In recent years, Father Desbois and his team have made numerous trips to Iraq, documenting mass killings by ISIS. He&rsquos written a book on the subject which is due out in July 2018. He has continued his grueling pace in Eastern Europe, racing to document yet more mass graves and evidence of genocide against Jews and others. Father Desbois estimates he has about four more years in which he can work because witnesses to the Holocaust are aging and dying. That means only four more years in which &ldquoto give back the dead to their family, to the community and to fight strongly against the deniers.&rdquo
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|20110901 Sep 01, 2011||Enigmatis: 01||The Ghosts of Maple Creek|
|20130925 Sep 25, 2013||Enigmatis: 02||The Mists of Ravenwood|
|20160811 Aug 11, 2016||Enigmatis: 03||The Shadow of Karkhala|
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THE CREED OF A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR by Alexander Kimel
I do believe, with all my heart, In the natural Goodness of Man. Despite the blood and destruction, Brought by one man, trying to be God, In the Goodness of Man, I do believe. I do believe, with all my heart, That God gave man the blessing and the curse. Man can select the curse of envy, hatred and prejudices, Or the blessing of love, harmony and beauty. Despite the painful curses of the past, In the blessing of the Creator, I do believe. I do believe, with all my heart, That God created a beautiful world, The sun and the trees, the flowers and the bees. And the best way to serve God, is To enjoy the fruits of His labor of love. Despite the painful memories from the past, In the joyful celebration of life, I do believe. I do believe with all my heart, That God has created man in image of His own. And killing of man, is like killing of God. Despite the massacres in Rwanda, the cleansing in Bosnia, The folly of Muslim fanatics, and the cruelty of Pot Pol. In the love and compassion of the Creator, I do believe. I believe with all my heart, That the Messiah and the Kingdom of Heaven will come When man will conquer his destructive urge, And learn how to live in harmony with nature and himself. When all the preachers of hate will be silenced, And man will become his brother’s keeper. When man will stop killing man, in the name of God, And nation will not lift weapons against nation. When it will be, I do not know, but Despite all the signs to the contrary. In the dawn of a Better World, I do believe.
Alexander Kimel – Holocaust Survivor
PEOPLE THAT CANNOT FACE THEIR PAST CANNOT ADAPT FOR THE FUTURE.
Alexander Kimel was born in Podhaje, Galiza, in the late 1920s. In 1940 Kimel’s family moved to the ghetto of Rohatyn, to avoid the Red Army, who where advancing.
Ghetto life was draining, with Kimel being forced to do hard labour everyday. Between 1941-1943, 9,900 out of 10,000 Jews were killed in the ghetto. There were also extreme sanitation issues, resulting in the death of Kimel’s mother and hundreds more.
In May 1943, Kimel ran away, just one month before the ghetto and everyone in it was destroyed. Kimel lived in surrounding villages and forest before coming to America.
He attended the 70-year anniversary of the Holocaust service at the New Synagogue of Fort Lee (2010). When asked what he learnt through the Holocaust, he replied,
“We have to be tolerant. I don’t care if you’re Catholic, Muslim or something else, as long as you’re a decent human being. That’s really what it is.”
The Town of Ležáky and Other Reprisals
The Nazis did not stop their retaliation efforts with Lidice. They carried out further reprisals in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.
The fifty-person village of Ležáky was treated similarly to Lidice. On June 24, 1942, Ležáky’s adult residents, both men and women, were shot. Thirteen children were sent to Lodz (Łódź). Two sisters were selected for Germanization. The rest of the children were killed, probably in the Chełmno killing center. The small town was razed to its foundations.
Other reprisals in the Protectorate resulted in 3,188 Czechs arrested and 1,327 sentenced to death. As part of the reprisals for Heydrich’s assassination, thousands of Jews from Prague were deported to the Lublin concentration camp (also called “Majdanek”), as well as to other camps.
The Unpleasant Truth About The 1941 Parachuting Of Rudolf Hess In England (I)
Even though a vast majority of the population admits the saying that history is written by those who win the wars, most are unwilling to question its core and rather choose to accept that what they’re being told by their government controlled education and mainstream media reflects reality. We have to keep in mind that our knowledge of the Second World War was mostly redacted by American and Western historians that carried over time a deeply fake idea of reality. In an ironic way, this makes of history a very interesting and lively subject today, since this overall incomprehension of WW2 allows a researcher to solve in July 2018 an event like the parachuting of Rudolf Hess in England on May 10th 1941, which has remained an event shrouded in mystery for 77 years. Its complexity and huge historical ramifications make it the most interesting enigma that we have left from the worst war that the world has ever known. If the event didn’t hide vital information, the British government would’ve revealed a long time ago its classified documents on the matter. For Hess’ landing in England isn’t a simple war spy flick, it’s actually at the heart of the shaping of our world. And Rudolf knew it. Upon his initial arrest, the Nazi first claimed that his name was Alfred Horn, then after his transfer in the hands of the British military, he finally revealed his real name and added: “I have come to save humanity.”
What actually happened?
By 1941, Rudolf Hess had just been ranked by Hitler as the Number Three in the Third Reich hierarchy and bore the title of Deputy Fuhrer. Hess had been amongst the first to embrace Hitler to lead the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei he had participated in the 1924 failed Munich Putsch that sent him along with his beloved leader in the Landsberg prison, where they wrote Mein Kampf together, or Hitler’s guidebook for the future of Germany and the rest of Europe. He was arguably the most devoted and loyal friend Hitler ever had. Hence, the parachuting of this very high ranked Nazi in England in the midst of WW2 is not to be taken lightly under any circumstance. Hess had to carry a message of the outmost importance that could not be transmitted over a telephone line, a telegram, or any other form of communication that could be intercepted by intelligence agencies that were all on full alert 24/7 all over Europe in 1941.
“Official” history had to create a well-crafted narrative to hide the real purpose of this mission. So, it says that Rudolf Hess got a Messerschmitt Bf 110, learned to pilot the plane in a few weeks, then flew to England by himself, was able to escape most radars by flying at a very low altitude towards Scotland, but then was spotted by the DCA in Scotland and jumped off his plane wearing a parachute and was later arrested by the British police. Some have disputed this version of the flight, saying that Hess was not in command of the plane that parachuted him, and even that the plane had been escorted by the Royal Air Force in the last stage of the flight since Hess was expected by a few insiders. Whatever the truth is on this first Act, fact is that he landed with a sore ankle on British soil on May 10th 1941. This is where the plot thickens, since hereafter, every ally authority at the time judged that the essence of his mission was not to be revealed to the public. In fact, had he not landed on a farm 10 miles from his intended target on the Duke of Hamilton estate, we would have never heard of the story.
Many historians and journalists have leaned over the table as if facing a jigsaw puzzle, trying to fit the pieces to make some sense of the crazy Hess trip to England. If you’re amongst the few people still interested in history and you’re looking for some information on the matter, Wikipedia and multiple other mainstream narratives loosely reflect what we learn in schools. One explanation simply says that Hess had suddenly gone mad and tried to escape the fate of Germany on a solo flight. Others claim that Hess sought to win Hitler’s favors back by negotiating a truce with England on his own initiative. There is also the wild theory that Hess was trying to use the British monarchy to oust Churchill of power. Different theories will range all the way to the most popular version of an official mission under the order of Hitler that needed to negotiate peace with England before he attacked the Soviet Union, which would come the next month on June 22nd 1941. In almost every theory, historians agree that Hess had chosen to meet the Duke of Hamilton, an influential member of the Anglo-German Fellowship Association, since there is overwhelming evidence that the Royal Family was in favor of the Nazis and wanted peace with Germany, as opposed to Churchill who posed as the great Nazi slayer. Most of the theories will end by saying that neither the Duke of Hamilton, nor Churchill, nor anyone holding a high-profile position accepted to meet Hess, before he was sent in prison after saying what he had to say. And whatever that was, Hess had forgotten about it by the time he was prosecuted in Nuremberg after the war, since timely amnesia got ahold of his suddenly failing brain.
If any of the aforementioned theories held any truth, Hess would have never suffered amnesia since they all bear their good share of political correctness and the British government would have no reason to keep the Hess files secret. Any of these versions could have been released to the public, since they became over time different explanations of the Hess journey in our history books. But the roots of most theories hold no logical ground and don’t even make sense, since it was Germany that was attacking England and not the other way around. Therefore, if Hess was really looking for a truce, he only needed to talk to Hitler. And if Adolf himself wanted peace with England, he just had to do nothing at all.
That sudden Nuremberg amnesia might be the reason why Rudolf died at 93 eating daily steaks and lobsters, gardening flowers and watching TV in the golden and comfortable Spandau prison in Germany, instead of sharing the fate of most of his fellow Nazis whose lives ended at the end of a rope at the conclusion of the Nuremberg trials in 1946. Here again, the cloud of mystery around Hess has created an aura of doubt upon his official death by suicide that many swear was the murder of an invalid elder that knew too much and was ready to confess.
01 Jan 1946, Nuremberg, Germany – The defendants at the Nuremberg Nazi trials. Pictured in the front row are: Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess, Joachim Von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel and Ernst Kaltenbrunner. In the back row are: Karl Doenitz, Erich Raeder, Baldur von Schirach, and Fritz Sauckel.
Well, the truth about Hess in England is so much more interesting than anything mentioned above and is a master key to the full understanding of the stakes and objectives of WW2, which is why it was always hidden under the murky shadows of a historical enigma. And his mission was so important that we can now fully appreciate why such a high-ranking Nazi official was ordered to execute it.
To confront the spectrum of narratives that our official history offers, especially in the case of an event that took place 77 years ago, independent researchers have to mostly rely on logical speculation, because of the lack of access to precious documentation that is kept confidential in locked vaults, usually for national security reasons. In the case of the Rudolf Hess trip to England, everything has been up to speculation, since no official reason or explanation was ever given by the British authorities. Every theory that has become mainstream and accepted over time is threaded over pure speculation and has absolutely nothing to substantiate it. Some were articles written by journalists at the time who claimed they had insider information that could never be verified, while other explanations were backed by simple made-up and fake information. The example of an alleged letter written by Hess that he had left for Hitler, saying that he was making this trip on his own will, has to be ranked with the rest of the propaganda. A 28-page report was discovered by Matthias Uhl of the German Historical Institute Moscow in the State Archive of the Russian Federation. The document was written in February 1948 by Hess’ adjutant Karlheinz Pintsch, whom eye-witnessed Hitler’s reaction when he learned that the Deputy Führer had parachuted in England. According to Pintsch, Hitler was not the least surprised, nor angry, and had full knowledge of the plan. Thus, a whole range of theories can be brushed away, since Hitler obviously had ordered the mission himself. Those theories only hold ground when facts are disregarded, which is often how mainstream media works.
We have to accept that only one theory is right, but also that this theory won’t have much hard evidence to back it up until classified documents are released to the public. Therefore, the objective is to find the most likely. We have to rely on logical analysis, but above everything, circumstantial evidence might shed a magical ray of light and reveal the truth. I will apply this system on:
(A) The importance of Hess in the hierarchy and the will to keep his mission secret to the rest of the world.
(B) The timetable of the events of WW2: what happened before and after, and the impact that the mission had over the behavior changes of different nations.
I have come to a definitive conclusion that has never been verbalized before. In fact, no one was even close to the truth. But it’s the only one that stands the scrutiny of cross-examination of circumstances. At the base, the initiative of a secret underground mission outside official channels of communication, for such an important Nazi, raises a most crucial question: why was Germany trying to hide this meeting from the rest of the world?
Frequently Asked Questions about WWII
How long did WWII last?
World War II lasted for six years, from 1939 to 1945.
When did WWII start?
World War II began on September 1, 1939, with the German invasion of Poland.
When did WWII end?
On May 7, 1945, German armed forces surrendered unconditionally to the Allies.
World War II officially ended in most parts of Europe on May 8 (V-E Day). Because of the time difference, Soviet forces announced their “Victory Day” on May 9, 1945.
World War II ended on September 2, 1945, in the Pacific theater with the official signing of surrender documents by Japan.