from Dr-Rath-Foundation Website
While there are many examples of this, nowhere is it perhaps more apparent than in the image it tries to present of Walter Hallstein, the man who was the first president of the European Commission, the unelected executive body of Europe.
Hallstein held this post between 1958 and 1967 and is described on the Brussels EU website as a "visionary leader" and a "diplomatic force" who propelled European integration.
However, no mention whatsoever is given
by the Brussels EU to the fact that before and during World War Two, Hallstein was a member of official Nazi organizations.
Membership of this second organization was restricted to those individuals showing uncompromising support for, and participation in, the implementation of Nazi ideology.
In a memorandum sent by Hallstein to the representative of the Nazi government at the university of Rostock in Germany in 1935, Hallstein stated he was a member of both these organizations.
Mussolini welcomed Hitler
at the station in
To the contrary, he played key roles
representing the Nazi government in official state negotiations.
This official Nazi State visit marked the beginning of some of the key preparations for World War Two - including the implementation of dictatorial laws across Europe.
To this effect, a bi-national commission
was established, including members from both Nazi Germany and
Fascist Italy, with the primary goal of creating the legal basis for
a European dictatorship.
One of the legal experts representing Nazi Germany at these official negotiations was none other than Walter Hallstein.
'Mahn and Ohlerichs Celler' in Rostock, Germany,
is still a landmark
in the city today.
He gave this speech on 23 January, 1939,
in 'Mahn and Ohlerichs Celler', one of the largest convention sites
in Rostock, Germany, at that time, which is still a landmark in the
In other words, he was using legal
language to claim that Germany had a legal right to take these
countries and make them a part of what he called "Greater Germany."
Page from Walter Hallstein's handwritten manuscript
for his 'Conquest Speech', given in Rostock, Germany, on 23 January 1939.
The entire speech can
The second German Reich, of course, covered the period through the final decades of the 19th century up to the end of World War One.
So what Hallstein meant here was that he regretted the outcome of World War One and still supported its goals. Interestingly, Hallstein described the legal process for the creation of this "Unified Legal System" as being the issuing of Directives.
Notably, when he eventually became
president of the European Commission, essentially this same
approach, the issuing of Directives, was chosen for its system of
lawmaking - and it is still in use today.
So, to Hallstein, far from being about the invading and seizing of
other countries, the creation of this "Greater German Reich" was
simply a legal and economic matter.
But perhaps the most shocking thing of all about this speech is that Hallstein stated one of the most important laws to be introduced in the annexed countries was the "Law for the Protection of the German Blood, and the German Honor."
In other words, he advocated the imposition of the Nuremberg Race Laws as a top priority in "Greater Germany."
These laws excluded german jews from Reich citizenship and prohibited them from marrying, or even having sexual relations, with persons of German or related blood.
Copy of a newspaper report
about Walter Hallstein's 'Conquest Speech',
published the following day in
the 'Lower German Observer' newspaper.
You might be wondering how do we know Hallstein said these things?
Well, for one thing we have a copy of his original handwritten manuscript for the speech.
We also have a copy of a newspaper report about the speech, that was published the following day after he had given it. This report confirms the venue of the speech, the date of the speech, and it describes how the attendees included the entire elite of the Nazi state in the Rostock region.
Additionally, we have a copy of the official invitation to the event. It too confirms the title of the speech, and the date of the speech.
So we have multiple pieces of evidence that Hallstein gave this speech, and said these things.
Key questions raised
by Hallstein's 'Conquest Speech'
Walter Hallstein (right)
signing the Treaties of Rome,
the founding documents of the Brussels EU,
on 25 March 1957.
The Treaties of Rome were signed in 1957, they
were the documents that gave birth to the Brussels EU that we know
Hallstein's vision for a Brussels EU dictatorship
In his book, Europe In The Making, published in 1972, Hallstein proved definitively that his vision for a European dictatorship hadn't changed.
He wrote that the European Commission is entrusted with what virtually amounts to a monopoly in taking the initiative in all matters affecting Europe:
There are few exceptions to this rule, he said, but they ought to be removed at the earliest opportunity.
Hallstein also wrote that the unelected European Commission should eventually be empowered to take all measures necessary for the implementation of Europe's laws, without having to rely on approval by even the Council of Ministers, the European body in which national government ministers meet:
For the people of Great Britain, all this raises some profound questions - particularly regarding Hallstein's relationship with former British prime minister Edward Heath.
Hallstein's relationship with British Prime Minister Edward Heath
After French President Charles de Gaulle had vetoed Britain's entry into the Brussels EU during the 1960s, Heath invited Hallstein to Chequers, his prime ministerial country residence, to examine why the entry had failed.
This visit was one of several that Hallstein made to Chequers during Heath's time as prime minister.
Behind the scenes, during the decade leading up to Britain joining the Brussels EU in 1973, Hallstein and Heath met on numerous occasions and worked extremely closely together.
Hallstein and Heath were determined for Britain to join the Brussels EU, and stay in it, regardless of any opposition from the British people.
Walter Hallstein met with British Prime Minister Edward Heath
on numerous occasions, and worked extremely closely with him
in order to ensure that Britain joined the Brussels EU.
Facing up to the facts - and creating a better world
In his forward to the book The Brussels EU, August Kowalczyk, a former prisoner at Auschwitz, described how it is only through sharing the truth that we can reach a greater social openness, and begin the process of building a better Europe that is truly designed in the interests of its people.
August Kowalczyk (1921-2012),
former prisoner at Auschwitz and co-author of
However difficult this might sometimes seem, however hard the historical facts are to face, the truth is - and always will be - our best route towards freedom, democracy, a better Europe, and a better world.
Our Foundation is firmly convinced that, if the British people make the right decision on the 23rd of June, the first steps towards creating a better Europe, and a better world, will have been taken.