Sunday, March 30, 2014

Soldaten VI.

This is coolbert:

Continuing with extracts and comments from the book: "Life of a Nazi Soldier".

That Nazi [German] military man during the Second World War [WW2] for the most part speaking quite freely and open among themselves? Fealty, loyalty and allegiance to the fascist cause and Adolph Hitler not totally unconditional and without reservation or qualification?

"In the hospital we hear about the attempt to assassinate the Fuhrer. Although there are SS-officers here as well, we all discuss things quite openly. They are front line soldiers  the same as us, not the Black SS . . . Even the SS men reckon that if we manage to win the war the party will to be dealt with afterwards. Most of them don't agree with the assassination attempt, but the prevailing opinions is that the Generals are at fault for relinquishing their famed leadership to qualities to the so-called 'Greatest Military Leader of all Time.'"

There did not exist during WW2 within the Nazi [German] military machine an individual or apparatus analogous to the Red Commissar or the political officer hierarchy as found in the Soviet Red Army?

Of such I am unfamiliar with. Devoted readers to the blog know better?

The Red Commissar a 100 % sincere and convinced communist "embedded" with [that term "embedded" would not have been used at the time] the troops and whose mission was an advocate of the communist cause, deviation from the party [communist] line impermissible.

That Red Commissar issuing forth a continuous stream of exhortations and admonitions ALSO maintaining on behalf of the party [communist] the loyalty and political reliability of the Red Army soldiers, an ever vigilant contingent of spies, informers and "stool pigeons" within the ranks ever on alert for even the slightest and most innocuous deviation from the norms as were stated party doctrine!

For some reason the Nazi [German] military did not require a fascist commissar?

Again, someone knows better?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At the end of the war(1944) there where so called Nationalsozialistische Führungsoffiziere. But most of the time those where normal officers who attended additional courses.