God, Ike hated the Germans. Did Ike starve his prisoners to death?

“God, I hate the Germans…” –Dwight David Eisenhower in a letter to his wife in September, 1944


Ex-Army writes:

Eisenhower had German POWs reclassified as Disarmed Enemy Combatants (DECs) the impact of which was to remove the need to provide sustenance and to put them outside the purview of the International Red Cross. Under normal circumstances this mechanism is understandable, the idea being that with the end of hostilities defeated soldiers can be let to their own devices rather than be a burden on their jailers. However Eisenhower gave explicit instructions for the German soldiers to be imprisoned in camps and to be denied shelter and sustenance. The inevitable result of such a policy was death through starvation, disease or exposure.

Konrad Adenauer, the pro-Western Chancellor of West Germany during the fifties commissioned a report which found that 1.5 million German prisoners in Allied POW camps never came home alive nor were their deaths recorded. The report attributes this to their being ‘penned up for weeks without protection from the weather, water or medical care’.

Ex-Army also links to:


One month before the end of World War 11, General Eisenhower issued special orders concerning the treatment of German Prisoners and specific in the language of those orders was this statement, “Prison enclosures are to provide no shelter or other comforts.” Eisenhower biographer Stephen Ambrose, who was given access to the Eisenhower personal letters, states that he proposed to exterminate the entire German General Staff, thousands of people, after the war. Eisenhower, in his personal letters, did not merely hate the Nazi Regime, and the few who imposed its will down from the top, but that he hated the German people as a race. It was his personal intent to destroy as many of them as he could, and one way was to wipe out as many prisoners of war as possible.

Of course, that was illegal under International law, so he issued an order on March 10, 1945 and verified by his initials on a cable of that date, that German Prisoners of War be redesignated as “Disarmed Enemy Forces” called in these reports as DEF. He ordered that these Germans did not fall under the Geneva Rules, and were not to be fed or given any water or medical attention. The Swiss Red Cross was not to inspect the camps, for under the DEF classification, they had no such authority or jurisdiction. Months after the war was officially over, Eisenhower’s special German DEF camps were still in operation forcing the men into confinement, but denying that they were prisoners. As soon as the war was over, General George Patton simply turned his prisoners loose to fend for themselves and find their way home as best they could. Eisenhower was furious, and issued a specific order to Patton, to turn these men over to the DEF camps. Knowing Patton as we do from history, we know that these orders were largely ignored, and it may well be that Patton’s untimely and curious death may have been a result of what he knew about these wretched Eisenhower DEF camps.

The book, OTHER LOSSES, found its way a few months ago into the hands of a Canadian news reporter, Peter Worthington, of the OTTAWA SUN. He did his own research through contacts he had in Canada, and reported in his column on September 12,1989 the following, in part:

“…it is hard to escape the conclusion that Dwight Eisenhower was a war criminal of epic proportions. His (DEF) policy killed more Germans in peace than were killed in the European Theatre.”

“For years we have blamed the 1.7 million missing German POW’s on the Russians. Until now, no one dug too deeply … Witnesses and survivors have been interviewed by the author; one Allied officer compared the American camps to Buchenwald.”

It is known, and will be documented in my upcoming book in newsprint format, that the Allies had sufficient stockpiles of food and medicine to care for these German soldiers. This was deliberately and intentionally denied them. Many men died of gangrene from frostbite due to deliberate exposure. Local German people who offered these men food, were denied. General Patton’s Third Army was the only command in the European Theatre to release significant numbers of Germans. Others, such as Omar Bradley and General J.C.H. Lee, Commander of Com Z, tried, and ordered the release of prisoners within a week of the war’s end. However, a SHAEF Order, signed by Eisenhower, countermanded them on May 15th.

Does that make you angry? What will it take to get the average apathetic American involved in saving his country from such traitors at the top? Thirty years ago, amid the high popularity of Eisenhower, a book was written setting out the political and moral philosophy; of Dwight David Eisenhower called, THE POLITICIAN, by Robert Welch. This year is the 107th Anniversary of Eisenhower’s birth in Denison, Texas on October 14, 1890, the son of Jacob David Eisenhower and his wife Ida. Everyone is all excited about the celebration of this landmark in the history of “this American patriot.” Senator Robert Dole, in honor of the Commander of the American Death Camps, proposed that Washington’s Dulles Airport be renamed the Eisenhower Airport!

The UNITED STATES MINT in Philadelphia, PA is actually issuing a special Eisenhower Centennial Silver Dollar for only $25 each. They will only mint 4 million of these collector’s items, and veteran’s magazines are promoting these coins under the slogan, “Remember the Man … Remember the Times..” Pardon me if I regurgitate!

There will be some veterans who will not be buying these coins. Two will be Col. James Mason and Col. Charles Beasley who were in the U.S. Army Medical Corps who published a paper on the Eisenhower Death Camps in 1950. They stated in part:

“Huddled close together for warmth, behind the barbed wire was a most awesome sight– nearly 100,000 haggard, apathetic, dirty, gaunt, blank-staring men clad in dirty gray uniforms, and standing ankle deep in mud …. water was a major problem, yet only 200 yards away the River Rhine was running bankfull.”

Another Veteran, who will not be buying any of the Eisenhower Silver Dollars is Martin Brech of Mahopac, New York, a semi-retired professor of philosophy at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. In 1945, Brech was an 18 year old Private First Class in Company C of the 14th Infantry, assigned as a guard and interpreter at the Eisenhower Death Camp at Andernach, along the Rhine River. He stated for SPOTLIGHT, February 12, 1990:

“My protests (regarding treatment of the German DEF’S) were met with hostility or indifference, and when I threw our ample rations to them over the barbed wire. I was threatened, making it clear that it was our deliberate policy not to adequately feed them.”

“When they caught me throwing C- Rations over the fence, they threatened me with imprisonment. One Captain told me that he would shoot me if he saw me again tossing food to the Germans …. Some of the men were really only boys 13 years of age …. Some of the prisoners were old men drafted by Hitler in his last ditch stand …. I understand that average weight of the prisoners at Andernach was 90 pounds … I have received threats … Nevertheless, this … has liberated me, for I may now be heard when I relate the horrible atrocity I witnessed as a prison guard for one of ‘Ike’s death camps’ along the Rhine.”

Betty Lou Smith Hanson

Note: Remember the photo of Ike’s West Point yearbook picture when he was dubbed “IKE, THE TERRIBLE SWEDISH JEW”? By the way, he was next, or nearly so, to the last in his class. This article was first printed in 1990, but we thought it was meaningful to reprint it now.

(Note: During Cadet Eisenhower’s time at West Point Academy, Eisenhower was summoned to the office of the headmaster and was asked some pointed questions. At the time, it was routine procedure to test a cadet’s blood to insure White racial integrity.

Apparently there was a question of Eisenhower’s racial lineage and this was brought to Eisenhower’s attention by the headmaster. When asked if he was part Oriental, Eisenhower replied in the negative. After some discussion, Eisenhower admitted having some Jewish background. The headmaster then reportedly said, “That’s where you get your Oriental blood?”. Although he was allowed to remain at the academy, word got around since this was a time in history when non-Whites were not allowed into the academy.

Later, in Eisenhower’s West Point Military Academy graduating class yearbook, published in 1915, Eisenhower is identified as a “terrible Swedish Jew.”

Wherever Eisenhower went during his military career, Eisenhower’s Jewish background and secondary manifesting behavior was a concern to his fellow officers.

During World War II when Col. Eisenhower was working for Gen. Douglas McArthur in the South Pacific, McArthur protested to his superiors in Washington (DC) that Eisenhower was incompetent and that he did not want Eisenhower on his staff.

In 1943, Washington not only transferred Col. Eisenhower to Europe but promoted him over more than 30 more experienced senior officers to five star general and placed him in charge of all the US forces in Europe.

Thus it comes as no surprise that General George Patton, a real Aryan warrior, hated Eisenhower.)

[Ed: Patton was keen to fight the Soviets, and reportedly kept some German units reeady to move against the Soviets… unsurprisingly he was killed – after the war – in a ‘car crash’, just like Lawrence of Arabia was conveniently bumped off, in a similar manner, for his ‘pro-fascist’ views].

Note: Unless Patton rode in a chariot, shooting arrows at Dravidians while singing Vedic hymns, I don’t think he can be called an “Aryan.”

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2 Responses to God, Ike hated the Germans. Did Ike starve his prisoners to death?

  1. Rum says:

    There is an excellent couple of books refuting this whole idea. Ike did not make allied policy. The policy of defining the surrendering Germans as non-POWs was agreed on by the US and the Brits well in advance of the surrender. It had nothing to do with starving them to death. It was so that the allies did not have to starve civilians who were victims of the Nazis in order to feed Germans POW level rations, at least until there was more food available. Maybe 50,000 Germans died in allied camps out of the millions taken in. Decide for yourself whether that would have been worse than starving 50,000 Danish children instead in order to comply with an abstract law. Remember, there had been almost no harvest in spring 1945 and transport was all in ruins.
    A basic problem with this era (45-48) is that no one did stuff they were proud of and want to revisit. So idiots like Barque can make stuff up on the blank canvas.

  2. Rum says:

    The highest ranking American Army officer killed during the war in the European Theater of Operations was a general named Rose. Yeah.
    Eisenhower was promoted in front of so many because he clearly understood that beating the Nazis needed to be a team effort. Patton et al was clueless. The Russians took more than 80% of German fire during the war. And Winston Leonard bloody fucking Spencer Churchill; wasn’t his mom zhooish? And what about C. Nimitz (CINPAC) ? What kind of name is that?

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