The Mauthausen trial began on March 29, 1946 and ended on May 13, 1946. It was among the biggest and most-important of the Dachau trials, proceeding against 61 defendants, including camp personnel, prisoner functionaries and civilian workers. The Mauthausen trial is noteworthy in that it produced more death sentences than any other trial in American history. This article will document the extreme unfairness and injustice of the Mauthausen trial.
John Wear was born July 11, 1953 in Houston, Texas. John graduated with a degree in accounting from Southern Methodist University in May 1974 and passed the CPA exam later that year. He graduated from the University of Texas Law School in December 1977 and passed the Texas bar in February 1978. John, who is currently retired, worked most of his career as a CPA. His most recent employment was from 1994 to 2008 with Lacerte Software, a tax division of Intuit Corporation.
John Wear is the author of the book Germany's War: The Origins, Aftermath and Atrocities of World War II. This book is published by American Free Press and is also sold by The Barnes Review (TBR) and Amazon. John is also on the Board of Contributing Editors of TBR and to date has had 44 articles published by TBR. His work has been highly praised by Willis Carto, Paul Angel, John Tiffany and many others.
John has a website located at https://wearswar.wordpress.com/ thanks to the generous help of two friends. In addition to publishing John's articles, this website has a Nuremberg Farce quote of the week section, a monthly Wears War movie review, and a Fake History Lie of the Month section. Readers are encouraged to sign up to receive new posts for free from this website by email. The Wears War website is designed to be both informative and humorous. The goal is to bring history in accord with the facts while being entertaining and enjoyable to read.
First they came for the Germans, and I did not speak out—for I was not a German.
Then they came for the Palestinians, and I did not speak out—for I was not a Palestinian.
Then they came for the Holocaust revisionists, and I did not speak out—for I was not a Holocaust revisionist.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.
This article will discuss the life and career of the man who produced the famous confession parodied above—Martin Niemöller.
People in the countries that won World War II often referred to it as the “Good War,” a morally clear-cut conflict between good and evil. This “Good War” is also claimed to have led to a good peace. This mistaken description ignores the Allies’ horrific mistreatment of Germans after the end of the Second World War. This article will examine the mass murder of captured German soldiers in the French and American prisoner-of-war camps.
Erwin Rommel is widely regarded as one of World War II’s best generals. Historian Daniel Allen Butler writes about Rommel: “In France in 1940, then for two years in North Africa, then finally back in France once again, in Normandy in 1944, he proved himself a master of armored warfare, running rings around a succession of Allied generals who never got his measure and could only resort to overwhelming numbers to bring about his defeat.”
Germany's Leni Riefenstahl (1902-2003) was an extraordinary woman of extraordinary accomplishment in many creative fields. This article focuses on Riefenstahl’s remarkable career and the impact her association with Adolf Hitler had on her career, reputation, and life.
German physicist Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) is widely regarded as one of the greatest physicists in world history. His contributions were crucial to the development of quantum physics during the first half of the 20th Century. Unfortunately, Heisenberg’s reputation has been assailed because he worked on Germany’s atomic-bomb project during World War II. This article shows that Heisenberg’s slighted reputation is not justified, and that he risked his life in an effort to prevent the use of atomic bombs during the war.
Numerous historians have argued that Dresden was a legitimate military target because it was one of the greatest commercial and transportation centers in Germany. Other historians state that the Dresden bombings resulted in needless civilian deaths that were not necessary to advance the Allied cause. This article discusses whether the Dresden bombings were militarily justified.
Sigismund (Sigmund) Schlomo Freud (1856-1939) has been rated as the sixth-most-influential scientist in world history. Medical historian Elizabeth M. Thornton writes: “Probably no single individual has had a more profound effect on 20th-Century thought than Sigmund Freud.” This article examines whether Freud deserves such notoriety—or perhaps its opposite.
A relative of a prominent Holocaust revisionist recently said that the argument Holocaust supporters fear most is “the physical, chemical, topographical, architectural, and documentary evidence of the impossibility of the homicidal gas chamber.” She writes, “And, believe me, the only thing they fear is that people may learn that there were no homicidal gas chambers, and that Jews have lied about that particular point.” This article discusses some of the evidence proving that there were no homicidal gas chambers in any of the German camps during World War II.
Niels Bohr was a great physicist who was universally admired and respected by his peers. Bohr made pioneering contributions to the understanding of atomic structure and quantum physics. Bohr also conceived the philosophical principle of complementarity, which he said applied to all important questions including physics. This article shows that, unfortunately, Bohr failed to apply his complementarity principle to understanding the origins and aftermath of World War II.
James Bacque in his book Other Losses writes that approximately 1 million German prisoners of war (POWs) died in American and French camps after World War II. One critic of this book asks: “How could the bodies disappear without one soldier’s coming forward in nearly 50 years to relieve his conscience?” The answer to this question is that numerous soldiers have come forward to witness the atrocious death rate in the American and French POW camps after World War II. This article documents the testimony of American soldiers who witnessed the lethal nature of these camps.
World War II is often referred to as the “Good War.” The “Good War” is also claimed to have led to a good peace. Germany under control of the Allies soon became a prosperous democracy which took her place among the family of good nations. This naive belief that Germany was a pariah among good European nations belies the uncivilized warfare conducted by the Allies during World War II, as well as the murderous and criminal treatment of Germans after the war. This article focuses on such crimes committed by Great Britain both during and after the war.
Ernest Hemingway is one of the most famous literary figures of all time and is regarded by many people as the American writer. Hemingway supported, sometimes literally, his friend and mentor Ezra Pound throughout the last 35 years of his (Hemingway's) life.This article discusses the friendship that developed between these two American literary icons. It also discusses the dramatic divergence between their lives as a result of their respective actions during World War II, as well as the mental illnesses they allegedly developed in their later years.
Dorothy Thompson was an extremely successful reporter, writer, public speaker and radio broadcaster before and during World War II. This article examines Dorothy’s life and career, and the precipitous decline in her fortunes after the war.
The Treaty of Versailles is sometimes said to have been the beginning of World War II. The Versailles Treaty crushed Germany beneath a burden of shame and reparations, stole vital German territories, and rendered Germany defenseless against enemies from within and without. Britain’s David Lloyd George warned the treaty makers at Versailles: “If peace is made under these conditions, it will be the source of a new war.”
Establishment historians state that all Jews sent to the Aktion Reinhardt camps of Treblinka, Belzec and Sobibor were exterminated. It is claimed that a handful of strong young Jews were temporarily spared to keep the camps running. All other Jews sent to the Aktion Reinhardt camps were immediately gassed upon arrival without registration.
This article documents that contrary to what establishment historians state, the Aktion Reinhardt camps were actually transit camps rather than extermination camps.
The Western Allies deliberately murdered large numbers of disarmed German prisoners of war (POWs) after World War II by means of starvation, exposure and withholding water. This Allied atrocity was first publicly exposed in 1989 in the book Other Losses by James Bacque. Bacque estimated that the victims undoubtedly number over 790,000, almost certainly over 900,000, and quite likely over a million. The prisoners’ deaths were knowingly caused by army officers who had sufficient resources to keep these prisoners alive. Relief organizations such as the Red Cross were refused permission to help the German POWs in the Allied-run camps.
Inconvenient History has previously published an article documenting the testimony of American soldiers who witnessed the lethal conditions in these Allied POW camps. This article documents the testimony of other witnesses to this Allied atrocity.
Henry Ford (1863-1947) was born the year of the battle of Gettysburg, and died two years after atomic bombs were dropped on Japan. His life personified the tremendous technological changes achieved in that span. Using his innate mechanical abilities, hard work and exceptional inventiveness, Ford led the transformation of American industry.
Ford biographer Vincent Curcio asks, “How could such malignancy, and greatness too, coexist in one person?” This article attempts to answer this question.
We have been told repeatedly by governments, institutions and the media that we are facing a looming environmental disaster of epic proportions due to manmade climate change. We are told that unless society makes radical changes to our lives, we will face an increasing number of floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and other environmental calamities. This article argues that no such threat exists.
The Munich Agreement signed by Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Italy on September 30, 1938 was meant to mark the beginning of a new era in European affairs. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain told the cheering crowd in London that welcomed him home after signing the Munich Agreement, “I believe it is peace in our time.” Unfortunately, the mutual confidence that was supposed to arise among the four great European powers quickly unraveled. This article discusses the events that led to Germany’s assuming the protection of Czechoslovakia, and their exploitation by British high officials to promote war against Germany.
Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) became world-famous in May 1927 after he flew solo his single-engine plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean. When he returned to New York two weeks later, 4 million people turned out to honor him in a massive ticker-tape parade. By the end of 1941, however, Lindbergh had become one of the most-reviled men in American history. This article examines why Lindbergh suffered such a precipitous drop in popularity.
German State Secretary Ernst von Weizsäcker worked tirelessly for peace and had never wanted Germany to enter into World War II. Weizsäcker fell out of favor with Adolf Hitler toward the end of the war, and might have been executed if he had not been in Allied-occupied Rome. Treacherously, he was charged and convicted as a war criminal by the Allies after the war.
One of the most-incongruous aspects of World War II is the American alliance with the Soviet Union before and during the war. The U.S. government, which claimed to fight for democracy and freedom, made common cause with one of the most-brutal dictatorships the world has ever seen. This article documents the crucial role that American aid played in the Soviet Union’s victories during World War II.
Establishment historians state that U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt was surprised by Japan’s attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. In reality, Roosevelt had done all he could to initiate Japan’s attack, and welcomed it as an excuse to enter the United States into what then became World War II. Roosevelt and his administration also mendaciously blamed the American military commanders at Pearl Harbor for the success of Japan’s “surprise” attack.
The devastation of Germany by total warfare during World War II cast serious doubt on Germany’s postwar ability to survive. Never before in history had a nation’s life-sustaining resources been so thoroughly demolished. Despite soothing words from Allied leaders at the Yalta and Potsdam Conferences, it soon became evident that the Allies did not arrive as liberators. Instead, the Allies arrived as vengeful, greedy conquerors. This article documents the plundering and destruction of Germany that continued after the end of World War II.
Promoters of the Holocaust story inevitably raise eyewitness testimony as “proof” of the genocide of European Jewry during World War II. A Sonderkommando was an inmate who aided the German camp authorities with disposing of the bodies of inmates who had died in the camps. This article discusses the credibility of several prominent Sonderkommandos mentioned frequently in the pro-Holocaust literature.
The allegation that 6 million Jews were murdered during World War II is today widely considered an established historical fact. However, an analysis of the number of 6-million Jewish wartime deaths shows that this figure is not the result of any meaningful investigation, research or calculation.
Josef Mengele (1911-1979) is famous for his alleged participation in the selection of prisoners to be executed in alleged homicidal gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau. With the exceptions of Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler, no man has been so vilified as the personification of Nazi evil as Dr. Mengele. This article disputes this widely held image of Mengele.
War-related rape is a phenomenon that has existed everywhere throughout human history. Probably the worst example of war-related rape occurred against German women during and after World War II. Red Army soldiers, American GIs, British, French, Belgians, Poles, Czechs and Serbs all took advantage of the conquest of Germany to plunder and then to rape German women.This article recounts some of the horrific crimes committed against German women by Allied soldiers during and after World War II.
Richard J. Evans was a professor of Modern History at Cambridge University and a specialist in modern German history. The verdict in the case holds that Evans’s expert report in David Irving’s 2000 libel suit against Deborah Lipstadt proves Irving’s intentional deceptions as to the history of which Irving has written. This article reviews faults in Evans’s findings regarding two historical subjects: the “Holocaust” and the 1945 bombing of Dresden, Germany.
The “Holocaust by bullets” is an increasingly popular theme among promoters of the Holocaust narrative. The allegation is that the Einsatzgruppen, with support from the German Army, undertook a mission to murder every Jew they could find in the Soviet Union. This article discusses the absurdity of this allegation.
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) was one of the greatest literary and political figures of the 20th Century. For the first 25 years of his life, Solzhenitsyn was an ardent supporter of Vladimir Lenin’s Soviet Revolution.This article documents how Solzhenitsyn eventually became an outspoken critic of Soviet Communism, as well as his conclusion that Jews were primarily responsible for the Bolshevik Revolution.
Julius Robert Oppenheimer was the scientific head of the U.S. atomic-bomb project during World War II. Oppenheimer was a brilliant physicist whose contributions were essential for the successful development of the atomic bomb. Despite his outstanding performance in the Manhattan Project, Robert Oppenheimer’s reputation has been tainted by allegations that he knowingly passed secrets of the atomic bomb to Soviet agents. This article discusses the possible truth of these allegations.
Most Americans have never heard of former U.S. Congressman Louis Thomas McFadden. This is unfortunate, because McFadden was one of the most courageous and honorable congressmen in American history. This article documents McFadden’s efforts to expose the unconstitutional and corrupt nature of the U.S. Federal Reserve System.
One of the most popular and well-researched books ever written on the “Holocaust” is IBM and the Holocaust, by investigative journalist Edwin Black. This book asks whether IBM (International Business Machines) was knowingly involved in the so-called Holocaust. Black concludes that IBM was knowingly involved. This article documents that IBM and the Holocaust fails to prove IBM’s conscious involvement in the “Holocaust.”