(Published in GralsWelt 20/2001)
On December 6, 1941, Abd-ru-shin left this earth. It describes what happened in world history at that time.
Europe in early December 1941:
The Second World War reached its first climax in the form of the “European War”. For two years German troops had rushed from victory to victory. They had brought the new catchphrase “Blitzkrieg” not only into the German but even into the English language, and their aggressive spirit and their clout never seemed to flag; the German armies had so far proven to be insurmountable in all cases.
A look at the map had to prove that:
From September 1939, German soldiers first overran Poland, then conquered Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium and France and threatened England dangerously. In 1941 the conquests of Yugoslavia, Greece and Crete followed, and finally the attack on Russia.
In den ersten Dezembertagen des Jahres 1941 stehen die deutschen Truppen am Nordkap wie in der Biskaya. Das Afrikakorps belagert Tobruk. An der Ostfront ist die alte russische Hauptstadt Kiew längst erobert, Leningrad eingekesselt und Moskau in Sichtweite; der russische Widerstand gilt nach offiziellen Meldungen seit Anfang Oktober als gebrochen und damit der Krieg im Osten als entschieden (das sagte mir als damals Zehnjährigem auch ein Onkel), und selbst die englische Regierung sah das ähnlich.
In Germany one believes Bolshevism is done for and wants to use the raw material sources of the conquered parts of the western Soviet Union to bring down the remaining enemy - England - shortly.
Most Germans were proud of the outstanding achievements of their armies, which were also recognized abroad, even by opponents of the war.
"The German soldiers were the best in the world."
John Colville (1915-1987), Churchill's private secretary.
That was the assessment of the military situation, not only from the point of view of National Socialist propaganda. Even major military authorities in Western states see the situation as little differently, and even the tough Winston Churchill knows that it will be difficult to stop the Germans in North Africa, to secure the Suez Canal and to repel the invasion against England that is expected after a victorious Russian campaign .
Almost all of them underestimate the problems of the German army. In fact, the forces of the German combat units are extremely tense. The area to be controlled is far too large, the troops are fragmented and the supply routes to the widely separated fronts are too long.
In addition, English air and naval forces endanger the supply lines in the Mediterranean, which suffer from poor roads, broad gauge railways, extreme weather and partisan activity in the east. On the German side, however, only a few “nondescripts” pay attention to such dangers.
The majority - including the well-informed people in charge - let themselves be dazzled by the never-ending streak of success and believe that they are already holding victory in their hands.
In the euphoria of the first years of the war, it was unfortunately often forgotten or suppressed that it was a war that Hitler had started frivolously and willfully. As already announced in “Mein Kampf”, Hitler wanted to create “space for the German farmers” in the east, regardless of the people living there. These were dismissed as "inferior" so that they could be pushed back or - as in the case of the Jews - even exterminated.
A ruthless predatory war, then, against all humanity, without regard to moral categories and in misjudgment of the fact that every historian is familiar with that every conqueror who disregards the rights of life of the vanquished has failed.
But, as already said: At the beginning of December 1941 the German series of victories seemed to be rolling, the conquests were overwhelming, and the German troops were considered invincible.
But then the situation changed in a flash, almost within hours:
At this secondary theater of war, the forces of the German Africa Corps are exhausted, the supplies are insufficient, and on December 6, 1941, the commander of the armored forces, Manfred Rommel, has to decide to retreat, which begins on December 7. By the end of 1941, Cyrenaica with the important port of Benghasi was again in British hands; the Germans have withdrawn to the Marsa Brega position, west of el Agheila on the Great Syrte.
Even if land gains in the desert war don't mean too much, a moral victory has been achieved for the British.
The "Battle of the Atlantic", in which German submarines are supposed to cut off supplies to England, rages on.
It is true that the losses in submarines can still be compensated for with new builds in German shipyards, but the forces are split up due to the relocation of submarines to the Mediterranean Sea and the inflation of the operating rooms; in December only a third of the space that was sunk in May 1941 is destroyed.
This is where the dramatic turnaround is brewing: If the Red Army was believed to be disintegrating in October and November, the German attacking leaders are now getting stuck in front of Moscow in the icy Russian winter. And: An unexpected Russian counterattack is imminent!
After Stalin, among other things, obtained the certainty through a spy - the notorious German double agent Sorge *) - that a Japanese relief attack on Russia in the Far East was not to be feared, Siberian troops could be transferred to the German front. The Russian counter-offensive began on December 6, 1941. Elite troops who are used to the cold in winter equipment face the German soldier in his summer outfit.
The German front threatens to collapse and the aura of the invincibility of the German soldier is broken.
Anyone who asks about the hour that heralded the fall of the Third Reich can find it on this day:
Because when the red-hot sun began to submerge behind the horizon of the Russian steppe on December 6, 1941, the German General Staff knew that the Russian campaign was not going to be won. Hitler had overstretched the forces of the Greater German Reich. The time worked against National Socialism and its expansion policy.
Whoever thought further had to now Call it quits!
From now on, each day of the war brought only new victims in a chain of attritive battles: Germany could only prolong the war, postpone the inevitable end, but no longer force victory for itself on the battlefield; unless a miracle occurs.
But Hitler does not give up. He even manages to just barely hold the eastern front. On New Year's Eve 1941 there was a decisive argument between him and his generals, in which Hitler prevailed against them with his slogan: "No retreat - hold out at all costs!"
Historians today pretty much agree that this was the right decision for the moment. A retreat in the freezing cold would have meant the total collapse of the German Eastern Army. Once again, probably for the last time, the “greatest general of all time” decides happier than his generals, who have to let themselves be shamed by the dilettante.
But the Russian campaign can no longer be won. The renewed gains in land in the summer of 1942 cannot hide this, and in the winter of 1942/43 the defeat at Stalingrad heralds the unmistakable fall of the Third Reich.
Did Hitler already know or at least suspect in December 1941 that everything would be lost? Did he want to drown in a gigantic sea of flames? His declaration of war on the United States suggests that.
On Sunday, December 7, 1941 at 7:30 a.m. local time, Japanese planes attacked the American naval base in Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Japan is thus waging war against the USA.
A relief for Germany? The Japanese attack on Russia desired by the German side would be better. But at least the US is being distracted from Europe. So far, the United States has supported England more openly and spoken out more clearly against Germany than is usual for a neutral country.
But now Hitler makes one of his most incomprehensible and foolish decisions: He declares war on the USA on December 11, 1941!
Nothing forces him to. The three-part pact Germany-Italy-Japan only obliges these Axis powers to provide assistance if one of the contracting parties attacked becomes, not when he attacks himself.
Nevertheless, on December 5th - the Japanese attack fleet was already on its way to Hawaii - Hitler promised the Japanese ambassador that he would help in the event of war. What drives him to this terrible stupidity has remained a mystery to this day; In addition to his misjudgment of the USA, only irrational motives can be assumed.
Because Germany cannot attack the United States directly, has no chance of causing serious damage to the United States **). The American arms deliveries to Russia and England, on the other hand, will soon make themselves felt, and in the end American troops will contribute significantly to the victory of the Allies.
So while the German armies in the east are trying to avert a total debacle with the last of their strengths, Hitler declares war on the world's strongest economic power. He acts as if he wanted to expand the looming defeat into an inevitable catastrophe in order to perish with his party and the German people, like the Nibelungs, in a burning Europe.
Five days in December 1941:
Only rarely in world history have such serious decisions been made in such a short time as in the 5 days from December 6th to 11th, 1941.
- The European war had become a world war.
- The fate had against Germany decided.
- Japan frivolously sparked a conflict it had to lose.
- The dream of German living space in the east was over, and Japan risked far too much in its pursuit of great power. The inevitable setback had to be catastrophic for both nations.
Only 5 days in December 1941 changed the fate of the world: The National Socialist tyranny had reached the limits of its possibilities and from now on had to relentlessly retreat until the bitter end.
The inevitable decline of National Socialism was accompanied by the worst atrocities that dishonor the name "Germany" and the Germans to this day. On January 20, 1942, the notorious “Wannsee Conference” decided on the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”, the extermination of the Jews. The systematic murder of millions of valuable people (who from a strategic point of view could have rendered immeasurable services to the warring empire) began.
It is impossible to understand the delusional delusion that gave priority to the mass murder of innocent people over the supply of shaky fronts with essential goods. Anyone who thinks and acts like this can only perish.
The Japanese urge to expand also exceeded its possibilities. He began his conquest - like the Germans - with unbelievable victories and then had to submit to defeat after defeat, up to unconditional surrender.
The world map changed:
The colonial age came to an end with the end of the Second World War. Half the world came under communist rule, and many of the traditional values of the West (e.g. rule of law, democracy, personal freedom, religious awareness, individuality, etc.) appeared to be questioned, indeed threatened with extinction.
And the war was not over with the end of the war: The war against Germany and Japan was followed by the confrontation between East and West, between socialism and capitalism, which did not escalate from “cold war” to “shooting war” only because none of the statesmen - with the exception of Mao Tse Tung ***) - wanted to provoke the use of nuclear weapons.
However you want to see the history of the Second World War and the decades after: the days from December 6th to 11th, 1941 changed the world, they introduced irreversible developments. After that, nothing was the same again, and the world - for better or for worse - will never be the way it was before 1941.
*) The foreign correspondent of German newspapers in East Asia, Richard Sorge (1895-1944) was a secret communist. He spied not only for the German defense, but above all for Moscow. He was arrested in Japan in 1941 and hanged with a Japanese friend in October 1944.
**) Although German submarines can sink some ships in the Gulf of Mexico, despite the long journey, no serious damage can be done to the USA in this way.
***) cf. Raymond Cartier “After the Second World War”, 3rd edition, p. 764, Piper, Munich, 1980.
The interested reader will find a detailed description of the historical events and an analysis of the esoteric-occult roots of Adolf Hitler in: "The occult Chancellor", Siegfried Hagl, Graefelfing, 2000, ISBN 3-89811-828-2. Available in Austria from the GralsWelt-Mediaservice, order no. 2660. Also as an e-book.