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Wednesday, April 2, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds will travel from Hollywood, USA to Nuremberg, Germany to bring you two stories of World War II only recently uncovered.
Joining the show is author Tim Townsend whose new book Mission at Nuremberg, An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis tells the controversial and thought-provoking story of Army Chaplain Henry F. Gerecke. At the end of World War II, Gerecke was recruited for the most difficult job of his life: ministering to twenty-one prominent Nazi leaders awaiting trial at Nuremberg, including Hermann Goering, a chief architect of Hitler’s “Final Solution” and Joachim von Ribbentrop, Foreign Minister of Nazi Germany. Townsend, a former religion reporter at the St. Louis Dispatch, holds master’s degrees from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Yale Divinity School.
In Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War, Mark Harris brings us the untold story of the extraordinary wartime experiences of five of Hollywood’s greatest and most legendary directors, all of whom put their stamp on World War II, and were changed forever by their experience. Harris explores the “lost chapters” of celebrated directors: John Ford, William Wyler, John Houston, George Stevens, and Frank Capra who left Hollywood at the peak of their success to join the Armed Forces and shape the way America saw the war. Harris is the author of Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood, a New York Times notable book of the year, and a columnist for. Entertainment Weekly. He is a graduate of Yale University.
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Mission at Nuremberg is Tim Townsend’s gripping story of the American Army chaplain sent to save the souls of the Nazis incarcerated at Nuremberg, a compelling and thought-provoking tale that raises questions of faith, guilt, morality, vengeance, forgiveness, salvation, and the essence of humanity.
Lutheran minister Henry Gerecke was fifty years old when he enlisted as am Army chaplain during World War II. As two of his three sons faced danger and death on the battlefield, Gerecke tended to the battered bodies and souls of wounded and dying GIs outside London. At the war’s end, when other soldiers were coming home, Gerecke was recruited for the most difficult engagement of his life: ministering to the twenty-one Nazis leaders awaiting trial at Nuremburg.
Based on scrupulous research and first-hand accounts, including interviews with still-living participants and featuring sixteen pages of black-and-white photos, Mission at Nuremberg takes us inside the Nuremburg Palace of Justice, into the cells of the accused and the courtroom where they faced their crimes. As the drama leading to the court’s final judgments unfolds, Tim Townsend brings to life the developing relationship between Gerecke and Hermann Georing, Albert Speer, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and other imprisoned Nazis as they awaited trial.
Powerful and harrowing, Mission at Nuremberg offers a fresh look at one most horrifying times in human history, probing difficult spiritual and ethical issues that continue to hold meaning, forcing us to confront the ultimate moral question: Are some men so evil they are beyond redemption?
In November 1945 the victors of World War 2 commenced the historic "Nuremberg Trials" - in which a number of defendants including high ranking Nazi officials like Hermann Goering (commander of the German air force or "luftwaffe") and Rudolph Hess (the deputy fuhrer) were tried for crimes against the peace, crimes against humanity and war crimes. In 1948, the U.S. conducted a second set of trials ("the subsequent Nuremberg trials") in which judges, doctors and businessmen were tried. In this show, we will focus on the trial of the judges - the "Alstotter trial" or "Justice" case - on which the award winning film "Judgement at Nuremberg" is based. By focusing on the Justice case, our aim is to have the listener appreciate the philosophical, moral and legal significance of the Nuremberg trials.
Carolyn Yeager discusses the first holocaust revisionist book, Nuremburg or the Promised Land (1948) by Maurice Bardeche, which brilliantly reveals the conscious effort of the Allied victors to set up the "New World Order" based on Universal Humanism as the ruling spirit everywhere. This spirit is anti-Nationalist to the core.
Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the July 7-9, 1942 dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Henry Picker. Included in this episode:
Unflattering stories told about Hitler's Foreign Press Chief Ernst Hanfstaengl's miserliness;
The annual Party Rally at Nuremberg is on a scale that has no comparison anywhere in the world;
German pre-Christian culture was not advanced - Nuremberg only 7 centuries old;
Political situation in Spain: Franco, Serrano Suner and the Church - Spanish Reds - General Munoz Grande & the Blue Division;
Blondi becoming more vegetarian;
Germans hope for higher rations from a good Ukrainian harvest, but transportation is a problem;
Events in Egypt - Rommel's name becoming hallowed - Suez Canal;
Roads in the Eastern territories - Germans must not impose their own ideas and customs on local inhabitants.
The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here.
Hollywood heavyweights join together to carry on the tradition of “Holy Hoax by Hollywood” that began in 1945. The world's “Jewish elite” will once again gather at Auschwitz on January 27th to honor the humble 'survivors' who are, in reality, only bit players in the big show. The Hollywood heavyweights (Spielberg, Katzenberg, Weinstein, et al now taking the place of Budd Schulberg, Billy Wilder and Stanley Kramer of Nuremberg fame) are busy arm-twisting big-name celebrities like Barack Obama to make an appearance, thereby ensuring lots of media coverage. Vladimir Putin has already indicated he would attend. The target remains the younger generation, for obvious reasons
Carolyn Yeager brings you the latest in preparations for the all-Jewish “Day of Remembrance” mandated by the United Nations in Nov. 2005. As an antidote, please read jan27.org.
Deanna talks about how the Allies prepared for Nuremberg and some of the "evidence" that they used. After World War I, the Executive Committee of the American Jewish Congress (AJC), founded in 1918, composed of Jacob H. Schiff, Louis Marshall, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, Julian Mack and Abram Elkus, unsuccessfully attempted to convene a World Tribunal to impose war guilt on Germany. They failed after World War I but were successful after World War II because now they could persuade people, with the help of the media and compromised politicians, that Germany had perpetrated a holocaust against the jews.
Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the April 25 - May 3, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Henry Picker. Included in this episode:
Considerations on the escape of a French General and more of Hitler's thoughts on diet - importance of raw food;
On the competition between art museums and his plans to make Linz the most beautiful city on the Danube, surpassing Budapest;
Hitler continues to talk about his plans for the Eastern territories, says roads are better than inland waterways;
The German opera, and his opinion of various conductors;
Architectural problems - artistic cities vs political/military cities - art for all the people and school children too;
How he avoids the assassin's bullet - too much police protection a negative.
This is on Hitler's amazing peace offer; and Hitler's staff's conversations. David Irving found transcripts of eavesdropped captured German staff... [26 Oct 2014 I changed 'magnanimous' to 'amazing' to see the effect on hit rate] I think that's amusing... lol
! Love all who can tolerate diferent opinions. I don't endorse anything, I just love FREE SPEECH! I'm always suspicious no beliefs (Robert Anton Wilson) clip from video Part 2 of 8: Hitler as seen by his private staff. Hitler's magnanimous peace offer. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1973F820A4427D09 Primary sources die; Nuremberg and interrogation records have obvious problems.
Mystery of Hess peace mission: New evidence suggests Hitler's deputy had help during his secret flight to Britain Rudolf Hess parachuted into Scotland in 1941 on a peace mission For more than 70 years it was believed he acted alone. More by David Irving on his autobiography and learning curve grappling with the disinformation surrounding the second world war
Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the May 3-11, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Henry Picker. Included in this episode
Importance of spreading artistic treasures to the provinces, not allowing Berlin to hog all resources;
Bayreuth, Linz and Nuremberg as important symbols of the Reich;
Why the Duce's entourage constantly changes and the difficulty of finding first-class men for every job;
Hitler praises certain youth leaders and says he is not a Messiah;
Infiltration of Jews into the media contrasted with the independent National Socialist newspapers;
British hypocrisy vs German respect for truth and a national sanctuary for the burial of Germany's great men.
The historic trials of high ranking Nazi officials after World War 2 introduced "crimes against humanity" to the list of international crimes. In this show, we focus on "crimes against humanity" and the debate surrounding this category of crime. At the heart of this debate is the philosophical question about the nature of morality, and its relationship to the law and state sovereignty. Do other countries have the duty and the right to hold leaders accountable if they commit atrocities against their own people ? Were the Nuremberg trials simply another instance of the claim that justice and morality are nothing but "the interest of the stronger"? By focusing on the Nuremberg trials and the charge of "crimes against humanity," we will show how this philosophical debate has unfolded and implicated the international justice system.
Today we welcome Robert Straley who will share with us his personal insights about the infamous "White House" punishment room where floggings with leather whips were administered to boys as young as eight to ten years old. This was considered by many to be the worst case of institutional abuse in the nation. The Florida School for Boys continued this brutal punishment on children aged 8 – 13 for 68 years. In addition there were also medical experiments carried out on the children – a clear violation of the Nuremberg Code which prohibits the use of human subjects in clinical medical trials without out approval and supervision of a human subjects review board. According to the Nuremberg Code, the voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, or coercion. It is clear that these children had not been consulted and did not give consent to be research subjects.
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