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Juli-Augustus 2009The Last Voyage of the Wilhelm Gustloff SBSTV Frigasday 24 Juli 2009 (55 minutes): Director Christian Frey; Executive Producer Guido Knopp for ZDF Enterprises 2008. Sources: historians Heinrich Schwendemann & Werner Rahn; Red fighter pilot Yuri Chuchrikov; Russian submariner Fiodor Danilov; East Prussian child refugees Hilda Rauschenbach, Jurgen Danohl, Rosemarie & Ursula Resas, Heinz Shorn, Eva & Dorit Borden.
Historian Heinrich Schwendemann: “of 10,000 passengers on board the Gustloff over 9,000 were doomed to die. It was sunk on 30 Jan 1945 during a Red Army offensive against East Prussia which began on 12 Januar 1945. The battle was lost before it began. The German generals did not know what to do as they had too few men, too little equipment & very little fuel…By 20th January 1945 the Russian’s [aptly named] ‘Red’ Army had reached the port of main East Prussian port of Elbing. Meant that East Prussia, Germany’s eastern-most province, was cut off. Only way out was now through the ports of Pillau or Gotenhafen which already held 120,000 refugees. Port authorities required each departing ship to carry 40% wounded soldiers, 40% military equip & only 20% civilian refugees”.
Yuri Chuchrikov was Red Air Force fighter-bomber pilot: “our squadron worked the Split [the narrow coast strip linking parts of East Prussia]. I killed thousands. There were maybe 10,000 refugees trapped down there. That’s where we ‘got our own back‘. We strafed & strafed till there was no longer any movement to be seen. What did I feel? It was just like I was grinding meat” [typically de-humanised Bolshevik. They’re aware they will never face ‘war crimes’ charges so are quite open even boasting of their deeds. RE].
Even today no one has bothered to tally how many were massacred on the Split. Child refugee Hilda Rauschenbach was captured by Red Army troops and pack-raped every night. She was sentenced to five years in a Siberian labour camp. Fellow refugee, 12 year old Jurgen Danohl marched 40km through the snow. “I saw many Germans die”. He was joined by child refugees Rosemarie Petrus-Resas, her sister Ursula Resas, 16 year old Eva Borden, her sister Dorit & Heinz Shorn.
The lucky few made it to the imagined safety of Wilhelm Gustloff. At 12.30pm 30 Janus 1945 the cruise ship, now finally fully loaded, left harbour. By 3pm it had reached open sea for Kiel. The major question following the sinking is: was Wilhelm Gustloff a legitimate target? It had been a floating barracks since 1940 housing 1,000 U-Boat cadets. These were still on board 30 January 1945. They were to fight as infantry in final battles ‘in defence of the Reich‘.
Kreigs-Marine [German Navy] knew Baltic Coast was heavily mined by the Red Navy. K-M routinely ’swept’ main sea route to the German Mainland, Route 58. This kept it free of mines but allowed Red Navy U-boats to hide there, laying in wait for German prey. One of these was Soviet Submarine No. 13 at sea since 13 January 1945. S13 Crewman Fiodor Danilov says: “our mission was to exterminate the fascist foe - that’s all”.
Wilhelm Gustloff carried four captains on board. They argued as to the correct course of action. They agreed the biggest danger was collision with other refugee boats. To avoid this they switched on the ship’s navigation lights for one hour. Unfortunately Red Navy sub S-13 was nearby. This set off in pursuit. Seeing no K-M escort, S-13 rose to the surface where it could travel more swiftly. S-13 crewman Ivan Shnaptev: ‘we caught up with them after two hours‘.
Captain of the S-13 Alexandr Marinesko later claimed the ship was a ‘legitimate war target’ says his biographer Victor Germanov. ‘After one torpedo she sank within 62 minutes‘. Most who survived the initial sinking froze to death in the chill Baltic waters. The first rescue ship to arrive was K-M heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper. But already carrying 2,000 refugees it was forced to leave. It left behind its escort, the torpedo boat T36, captained by Robert Hering. After Admiral Hipper left S-13 returned. Capt Hering did not hesitate: “was only one thing to do”. Hering ordered T36 to drop depth charges.
[Faced with armed opposition the cowardly] S-13 fled. T36 & nine other ships managed to rescue a further 564 survivors making a total of 1,239 saved of Wilhelm Gustloff’s estimated 10,000 passengers & crew. Over 9,000 drowned half children and babies. Among the The first rescue ship to arrive was K-M heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper. But already carrying 2,000 refugees it was forced to leave. It left behind its escort, the torpedo boat T36, captained by Robert Hering.
After Admiral Hipper left S-13 returned. Capt Hering did not hesitate: “there was only one thing to do”. Hering ordered T36 to begin dropping depth charges. [Faced with armed opposition the cowardly] S-13 fled. T36 & nine other ships managed to rescue a further 564 survivors making a total of 1,239 saved of Wilhelm Gustloff’s estimated 10,000 passengers & crew. Over 9,000 drowned half children and babies. Among the survivors were all five captains. A question remains: was it a war crime?
German survivor Robert Shorn [a resident of former East Germany gives a politically correct answer]: ‘the sinking was not a war crime. It was entirely legal. There were 1,000 naval cadets on board, traveling with lights on & anti-aircraft guns on board. Plus the whole thing didn’t begin on 30 Jan 1945 but in 1933‘. Identical to Soviet opinion. 25 year after his death S-13’s captain Alexandr Marinesko was awarded a Hero of the Soviet Union specifically for sinking the Wilhelm Gustloff’’.
ABCTV Weapons Races (series) Solday 2pm 26 Juli 2009 (55 minutes): For the Military Channel (2006). Expert Thomas X. Hammes:
“America’s M1 Abrams tank has a gas turbine engine - like a jet fighter. It’s very thirsty. Uses four gallons per mile. Requires re-fueling every four hours compared to a standard tank which only has to be re-fueled every 24 hours. The Iraqi Army knew this. So in 2003 when the US invaded Iraq their ‘Spearhead’ units were equipped with these M1’s. The wise Iraqis just stood by & let the US Army through. They knew that right behind the ‘Spearhead’ would be long fuel convoys. These are much more vulnerable & much harder to protect". [Is where the US suffered most of its 2003 casualties. RE]ABCTV 7.30 Report 7.30pm Moonday 3 Augustus 2009:
“At ALP Federal Conference today Qld Premier Anna Bligh announced she stricter controls on former Cabinet Ministers acting as industry lobbyists. Follows the scandal over Terry Mackenroth. PM KRUDD has already tightened rules on foreign donations. ALP Federal President Tim Gatrell denied business lobbyists have been asked to pay ‘$7,500-per-interview’ with ministers. Says: ”they paid $7,500 just to attend this conference”. [Question reporter failed to ask: did anyone else pay that much? RE].UCB News c/- Vision FM/87.8FM 12noon Moonday 17 Augustus 2009:
“NSW Upper House MP Reverend Fred Nile says global drug corporations persuaded the Federal ALP government to broaden the use of abortion drug RU486 “by having pregnancy added to the list of ‘life-threatening illnesses’ women face". [Giving birth - an ‘illness’?! Tell Africans? No, only white whores listen. RE].SBSTV Who Do You Think You Are? David Suchet 7.30pm Solsday 30 Augustus 2009 (55 minutes):
An odd genealogy show where the only guests seem to be Chosen from Eastern Europe. David Suchet was yet another. Is famous for 1980’s British TV series Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot. Suchet found his father was surnamed Suchet but his grandfather Jarchy and his great-uncle as Jarche. His great-grandfather lived in France for a while before arriving in England. He claimed to be French, to have had a photo studio in Paris & gave various references when he first arrived in London in 1895. Suchet traveled to Paris but found none of these existed.
Nor was great-grandfather Jarchy registered with the police as a ’photographer’ as all professions had then to be. But he’d lived there for 10 years. Answer soon became clear: the family had changed their name yet again, this time to Suchedowitz. Suchet found all three of Jarchy’s sons - Benjamin, Joseph and Isidor - were born not in France but in Trevinga, a village in Memel. There their surname was Shokhet. Memel is now part of Lithuania but was previously part of East Prussia. Suchet traveled there but found Jarchy also lived there only 10 years. So where was he from originally?
He tracked them down to Tryikai inside the ‘Pale of Settlement' what Suchet called: “a vast area allocated to the Jews by the Tsar of Russia". Suchet’s great-uncle Isidor migrated from France to South Africa, not England like his brother. When his birth certificate was examined it listed uncle Isidor as ‘a naturalised Turk‘. Appears those Chosen trapped in ‘the Pale’ could not leave unless offered citizenship by another country or more likely they purchased it from some corrupt official.
Once the Shokhets had obtained Turkish citizenship this allowed them to cross the border into Prussia. From there they moved to Paris & onto London. What made Suchet search so embarrassing was how each generation not only changed their names but also their locations. Shokhet became Suchedowitz then Jarchy then Suchet. A Hebrew expert in Tryikai suggested “Shokhet means butcher. So drop the vowels. Hebrew has none. This leaves you Sh-kh-t. Hence Suchet. Tryikai has a vast Jewish cemetery but now not a single Jew". [Suchet’s ancestors moved every ten years as if ‘on the run’. Why? RE].