World War II: Katyn Forest Polish Massacre. White Stalin’s son commits suicide over the Communists barbaric slaughter of my Polish ancestors finest men..20,000 either with bullet to the brain (Jew Commies hate intelligent Whites. It’s how Jews are smartest today. Chinese are 2nd smartest and “all” the races will keep white students down based on color of our skin. I learned that in college recently by a 1/2 Brown teacher who forced me to read about Jew Homosexuality. I wonder if they fired her.)
Revealed: how Stalin’s brutal massacre at Katyn shamed his PoW son into suicide over his father’s involvement in the Communist slaughter of my finest males in Poland.
From British Telegraph news:
By Olga Craig
12:00AM BST 30 Jul 2000
THE truth behind the mysterious death of Stalin’s son, Yakov Dzhugashvili, in a German concentration camp has finally been unravelled by Russian historians.
For years German propagandists misled historians into believing that Dzhugashvili was shot by guards as he tried to escape from Sacksenhausen, where he was imprisoned. Now it has been disclosed that the Russian artillery lieutenant was so overcome by shame at the news of his father’s massacre of 15,000 Poles at Katyn in 1940 that he committed suicide by flinging himself on to the camp’s electric fence.
For the past 12 years a team of Russian military investigators has sifted through what remains of the evidence surrounding his death. The disclosure, given credence by Professor John Erickson, the world’s leading authority on the Soviet-German War, has been published in the latest edition of the Soviet Military Journal. It lays to rest, finally, the controversy and speculation surrounding Dzhugashvili’s fate.
A decade ago Professor Erickson and the Russian investigators had concluded that his death could have been suicide prompted by a violent confrontation between himself and a group of British prisoners of war. The new evidence, however, now firmly blames the Katyn massacre. “It is clearly genuine and is the result of arduous investigations involving thousands of documents and transcripts,” the Professor said. “For many years there have been arguments and rumours about it. Now, finally, we know the truth.
“It is clear that Yakov, who had become close friends with the Poles and had made two abortive escape attempts with them, was so distraught when goaded with the news of his father’s massacre of the Polish officers, which was revealed in German newspapers in 1943, that he took his life. Driven to despair by the horrific conditions in the camp – he was emaciated and on the point of starvation – and the strain of the propaganda campaign the Germans had involved him in, the news that his father had sanctioned the Poles’ murder was the final straw.”
Although the German newspapers reports blamed the Russians for the Katyn atrocity, until 1993 the Soviet propaganda lie that it was a Nazi act was widely believed. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Moscow finally admitted its guilt. Though the official SS report at the time indicated that Dzhugashvili died after he was shot by a guard as he ran towards the wire, it is now known this was a fictional account compiled to impress Heinrich Himmler. “The guard certainly shot Yakov four times,” Professor Erickson, who has viewed the evidence, confirms, “but it is now known that he fired the bullets into Yakov’s already dead body.”
The new evidence also reveals that, far from abandoning his son and holding him up to ridicule, as had been thought, Josef Stalin ordered Soviet Military Intelligence to make two rescue attempts in 1942. “This evidence does go some way to exonerating the British officers whose taunts were believed to have pushed Yakov to breaking point,” Erickson says, “but it also highlights the devastating effect the Katyn massacre had on Yakov. He could not live, I believe, with the accounts he was given of the massacre ordered by his father.
“Though the Poles were killed at Katyn in 1940, their bodies were not discovered by the Germans until March 1943. When a camp guard showed Yakov the newspaper reports of the discovery, taunting him with the words, ‘Look what you bastards did to these men. What kind of people are you?’ Yakov was devastated. He was at the end of his tether. A month later, on April 15 1943, unable to live with the shame, he took his life.”
The way in which the Red Army soldiers who fell into German hands were brutally disowned as traitors and cowards has long been the subject of debate. More than 30 years ago, when Erickson was trawling through the records of the 4th Panzer Division, he uncovered and saved the original transcripts of Dzhugashvili’s interrogation – now among 500,000 original documents held by his department.
Dzhugashvili, an artillery regiment lieutenant attached to the 14th Soviet tank division, was captured on July 16, 1941. An account by a fellow inmate records: “Yakov was aware of the hopelessness of his situation. He was often depressed and refused to eat. He was hardest hit by Stalin’s statement to the effect that, ‘There are no prisoners of war, there are traitors’.” Yet according to Erickson, Stalin fretted constantly about his son’s fate and ordered at least two rescue attempts.
On April 14, the day before his death, Dzhugashvili had a violent confrontation with one of the British officers held in the camp – hitherto thought to have been the final straw that pushed him into a desperate escape attempt. “In fact he was so dispirited by thoughts that his father had abandoned him that he had stopped trying to escape,” says Erickson.
“It was the shame of the Katyn massacre that brought him to the end of his tether. His death was sickening and sad. And although, in 1977, he was posthumously awarded the Order of the Patriotic War first class, which essentially gave him official recognition, his death remains a tragedy. At least now we have the definitive account. And we know the reason why he took his life.”