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How They Lie

In the same newspaper an honest French journalist showed how things really are.

A misfortune occurred, perhaps a murder. A woman lies on the pavement of a big city street in a pool of blood. Thousands of greedy, shameless eyes look upon this tragedy. All of the terrible details are described, because that is how newspapers are sold.

Freedom of the press...


The following story is perhaps the best way of showing the reality of moneybags journalism, and how decent foreign journalists are forced to invent lie afer lie.

A couple of months ago, a foreign journalist whose name we must hide in order to protect his job, came to Germany. He wanted to see the alleged “Nazi hell” with his own eyes, in order to give an eyewitness account.

He saw workers who had jobs. He saw workers taking vacations with the KdF. And he saw workers going to the theater. He saw the NSV’s charity for the poor. He saw and was amazed.

He had not expected to see that! How could he, knowing the truth, continue to write lies and false atrocity stories about Germany, like the financiers of his newspaper want it?

So he looked for a place where he would surely see atrocities. He went to the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen. And there he was really astounded.

Certainly we do not relish the thought of losing our freedom, to be locked up, away from friends and family. But a country that wants to work to support itself in peace and tranquility must isolate the troublemakers to make them harmless. It has always been that way, and it will always be that way.

The English, the French, and the Americans have their Devil’s Islands and penal colonies. They are located in deadly climates of brutal heat or ice cold, and poisonous insects. They all have such hells where they sentence lawbreakers for long years or even for life. Most end up dying before they have been there very long.

Germany does not have such tropical Devil’s Islands or deadly ice camps. And even if Germany had such places, no one would be locked away there.

In German camps, criminals and misfits live in clean and orderly accommodations, receive sufficient nourishment and have enough time for both work and play.

The foreign press reporter visited one of these camps.



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[Initial translation by Katherine Lynch. Final page copyright © 2000 by Randall L. Bytwerk. No unauthorized reproduction. My e-mail address is available on the FAQ page.]

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