ODESSA and the Naumann Affair

Werner-Naumann-postwarThere is strong (albeit still circumstantial) evidence that Die Neue SS made an attempt to take over Germany in 1953. West Germany, to be more precise. This incident even got a name – The Naumann Affair – after a German politician who allegedly was a mastermind of this (unsuccessful) plot.

Werner Naumann was quite a colorful character even by the standards of the Third Reich, which had no shortage of these (to put it mildly). An economist by training, he was a Nazi by conviction, not out of careerism.

He joined NSDAP in 1928, when the party was at its’ lowest point in terms of election results (both at the national and state level where it got less than 3% of the votes). Although he did not serve in the German armed forces, he joined the Nazi stormtroopers and made quite a career in the SA, rising to the rank of Brigadeführer (Brigadier General) in 1933.

Apparently he had a good nose for trouble because (despite his high rank and position with the brownshirts), he abruptly quit the SA and joined the SS instead (ultimately rising to the same rank as in the SA).

His nose for opportunity was obviously at least as good because in no time he joined the Freundeskreis Reichsführer SS (Circle of Friends of the Reichsführer SS).

The official name of this organization was The Freundeskreis der Wirtschaft, or Circle of Friends of the [German] Economy. It was a group of German industrialists (and high-ranking SS officers) whose aim was to strengthen the ties between the Nazi Party, on the one side and business and industry, on the other.

In addition to a list of prominent industrialists (that read like a Who is Who in German industry and finance), the members included Hjalmar Schacht (president of Reichsbank, Reich Minister of Economy and the key architect of German economic miracle of 1933-38).

As well as the key SS generals responsible for business and economic issues – Obergruppenführer Oswald Pohl, head of the Administrative and Economic office of the SS; Gruppenführer Dr. Otto Ohlendorf, a prominent economist and one of the leading economic experts in the SS; SS-Brigadeführer Fritz Kranefuss – a well-conneted international businessman (among other things) and a member of Himmler’s personal staff, etc.

Freundeskreis Reichsführer SS was formed (in 1932) and coordinated by one Wilhelm Keppler, one of Adolf Hitler’s close economic advisors… and a close friend of Heinrich Himmler. Not surprisingly, Keppler was ultimately promoted to the rank of SS-Obergruppenführer (a three-star general).

Relationship between Keppler and Himmler was so close that the whole thing was considered as the tool that the latter used to establish control over the whole German economy (which he by and large achieved by mid-1944) and Hitler’s economic decisions (apparently, in this department Himmler was far less successful).

Anyway, there is little doubt that the abovementioned Circle (i.e., its members) were one of the key tools that Himmler used in 1944-45 to provide ODESSA (Die Neue SS) with enormous amounts of financial assets taken out of German economy and moved abroad – not just to neutral nations (Sweden, Switzerland, etc.) but even to nations which were very much at war with the Third Reich (Britain, the USA, etc.).

Hence, it would be safe to assume that Werner Naumann (being an economist by training) played an important role in the whole operation and thus (most likely) became an active and valuable member of Die Neue SS – and a no less active and valuable participant in the Fourth Reich project.

Naumann was no coward – he joined Waffen-SS and fought with honor on the Eastern Front. On May 1st, 1945, he was the leader of break-out group number 3 from the Führerbunker in Berlin.

The group included Martin Bormann, Hans Baur, Ludwig Stumpfegger and Artur Axmann. One Erich Kempka (Hitler’s primary driver in 1934-45) later testified at Nuremberg that he had last seen Naumann walking beside Bormann when a Soviet artillery shell exploded near them.

Bormann was severely injured, could not move and took his life by biting a cyanide capsule to avoid being captured by the Soviets, but Naumann miraculously escaped unharmed. Ultimately only Naumann and Axmann escaped from the Soviet Red Army encirclement of Berlin and made it to the Allied occupation zone.

This little incident proves two important points. First, Naumann was experienced, respected and lucky military commander. Second, it was possible to escape Berlin even after Hitler’s suicide (which means that Heinrich Müller could have done that and went underground with Himmler and other ODESSA members).

Interestingly enough, Naumann’s primary occupation in Nazi Germany was not economics, but… propaganda. For some reason he became a personal aide to Joseph Goebbels and in 1942 became his assistant secretary.

His official title was “Undersecretary and Chief of the Minister’s Office in the Propaganda Ministry”. In April 1944 Naumann was named State Secretary in the Propaganda Ministry.

He was so respected and valued by Adolf Hitler that in his last will and testament the latter appointed Naumann the Propaganda Minister (i.e. a successor to the immensely respected and valued Goebbels) in government of Karl Dönitz (and Goebbels).

So what do we have here… a close associate of Heinrich Himmler, a member of his de-facto economic team; a well-trained economist, an important player in the conspiracy to transfer immense financial assets abroad during the last year of the war, an SS general, a courageous, respected and efficient military commander and a propaganda expert… sounds like an ideal candidate for the position of the Führer of the Fourth Reich.

Looks like Heinrich Himmler was of the same opinion. Naumann was considered too much of a “major offender” to operate in the open immediately after the end of the war so he understandably lived under an assumed name for five years (without a doubt supported by ODESSA).

He reemerged after the 1950 amnesty and immediately began working on overthrowing the West German government and establishing the Fourth Reich. The plan was simple and straightforward – infiltrate a major political party (he chose the Free Democrats as the most pro-Nazi one), win the elections, form the government, establish the dictatorship and ultimately restore the Third Reich. In other words, follow Hitler’s playbook (adapted to the realities of the post-war West Germany).

Did not work. The realities turned out far too different – Bundesrepublik Deutschland in 1953 was way too different from the Weimar Republic of 1932. So Naumann was arrested by the British Army on 16 January 1953 for “being the leader of a Neo-Nazi group that attempted to infiltrate West German political parties”.

However, he got just a slap on the wrist – he spent only seven months (!) in jail and his only punishment was a lifetime ban to participate in any political activities (i.e., elections). Later on, he became director at a metal firm owned by Goebbels’ stepson Harald Quandt. He died in 1982 in Lüdenscheid in North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany, aged 73.

Apparently, the Naumann affair convinced Himmler and the whole Die Neue SS of the futility of any attempts to come to power using the opportunities and instruments provided by the democratic Federal Republic of Germany.

So they had to wait for the “Singularity Event” (political and social singularity that is) that will do away with liberal democracy and create substantial demand for the Fourth Reich. Or work on triggering this Singularity Event.


Hitler’s Real Successor

121464Up until the very last days of the Third Reich the officially designated successor to Adolf Hitler as the Führer of Germany was Reichsmarschall Hermann Wilhelm Göring (this rank – created specifically for him – gave him seniority over all officers in Germany’s armed forces).

President of the Reichstag, Minister President of Prussia, Reichsstatthalter of Prussia, Supreme Commander of the Luftwaffe, Reich Plenipotentiary of the Four Year Plan, Reichsminister of Aviation, Reichsminister of Forestry, etc., etc.

After the infamous “Göring Telegram”, Hitler fired him from all official posts – including the official successor to the Führer (in the event of the latter’s death). However, he still had to appoint an official successor, because by that time Adolf Hitler already made a decision (for a number of very serious reasons) to commit suicide.

Hitler wanted to remain for eternity (or at least for a very long time) as the only Führer of Germany so he reversed his own decision taken 11 years earlier, did away with the position of The Leader and split it into original two – the Reich President and the Reich Chancellor.

In his Last Will and Testament signed on April 29th, 1945 (less than 24 hours before taking his own life), Hitler appointed Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz President of Germany, Minister of War and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and Joseph Goebbels (Reich Plenipotentiary for Total War, Reichsminister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, Gauleiter of Berlin, etc., etc.) as Reich Chancellor.

However, just two days later Goebbels (for whom life under any regime other than National Socialism and under any leader but Hitler was unacceptable) committed suicide, taking all his family (including all six of his children with him).

And thus made Dönitz the de-facto Führer of Germany (Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk politely declined an offer to become the Reichskanzler of a new government, accepted only the somewhat vague position of “Leading Minister”.

However, Karl Dönitz was not really a successor to Adolf Hitler. He was not a Führer of Germany – and not even its President. Dönitz was essentially a funeral director who presided over only one thing – the burial of the Third Reich.

However, Adolf Hitler did have a successor. A self-appointed successor, sure – and the one who was just days ago branded a traitor by Hitler himself.

SS-Reichsfuhrer (no one took seriously Hitler’s order that fired Himmler and replaced him in this position with the all but unknown Karl Hanke) Heinrich Luitpold Himmler.

Contrary to the practically universal misconception, the Third Reich did not die with the unconditional surrender of Germany on May 7th, 1945. Or even with the arrest of the “Flensburg Government” on May 23rd, 1945 (interestingly enough, on the date of the alleged suicide of Heinrich Himmler).

No, the Third Reich simply went underground – but as a financial and political, not military, organization. As ODESSA (Die Neue SS), not Werwolf – with Heinrich Himmler as its Führer.

Himmler cleverly designed and brilliantly executed the escape plan – not just for himself, but for the whole Third Reich. He accumulated and subsequently transferred abroad (and to not just neutral nations) enormous amounts of money and other valuables (in tens if not hundreds billions of dollars in today’s prices).

He created the underground organization (Die Neue SS) that took control of this money and used it to make a very much material contribution of the post-war “German economic miracle”.

He deceived everyone with a genuinely brilliant performance, making friends and foes alike (except those who needed to know the truth, of course) believe that he was dead thus making himself free to pursue his grandiose objective of creating the Fourth Reich – the SS-Staat.

And this is how he did it.


Hitler’s Message to Us – Introduction


In a way, this whole book is a message to us from Adolf Hitler. However, I have reasons to believe that he would want to speak to us much more directly. Unlike just about everyone (with the exception of political neo-Nazis and followers of “esoteric Nazism”), I do not think that Adolf Hitler currently resides in Hell (as a Catholic, I believe in the immortality of a human soul).

Unlike the overwhelming majority of my brothers in faith, I believe that the “other world” (i.e. spiritual, intangible, “subtle” world) where we all will end up after the death of our physical bodies, has a much more complex structure than the traditional Heaven-Hell-Purgatory system preached by the Church.

Although I am no adherent of Norse mythology, I do believe that there is a place where warriors (especially those who explicitly or implicitly saved the human civilization from the existential threat) end up after death. Following the generally accepted tradition, I call this place “Valhalla”, although my vision of it is very different from the one presented in Norse myths and legends.

Although Adolf Hitler and other Nazis committed horrendous crimes against humanity, they did save our civilization from being conquered and destroyed by the Bolsheviks (whom any genuine Christian would immediately recognize as indisputable servants of Satan).

True, saving Germany, Europe, the Christian civilization and the whole human civilization from the “Red Plague” was not the primary objective of Adolf Hitler and other Nazis (it was more of a by-product of their acquisition of the Lebensraum in the East). However, they did save “all of the above” thus providing a vitally, critically important service to God. The Christian God.

Consequently, I firmly believe that all Nazis who explicitly or implicitly, directly or indirectly made a material contribution to winning this genuinely existential war (i.e. for the very existence of “all of the above”), did not go to Hell.

Neither did they go to Heaven; their sins and their crimes were way too heavy for that. Therefore, they all reside in the abovementioned “Valhalla” – and can speak to us from there (like Purgatory and the Kingdom of Heaven, “Valhalla” has a “communication channel” into our world open to any individual with the necessary mystical/psychic/supernatural abilities).

Therefore, Adolf Hitler can, indeed, send a message to our world. Technically, he would need a medium (an individual with the abovementioned capabilities). I do have capabilities of that nature (or so it seems); however, I do not pretend to be a messenger/courier/speaker for Adolf Hitler in a psychic, spiritual, supernatural sense. I am a historian, not a spiritualist.

Hence, the following message from “Adolf Hitler” is not based on some kind of “spiritual revelation” received via a “communication channel” with Valhalla (I do not pretend to have access to anything of that sort).

Rather, it stems from (1) my knowledge and understanding of Adolf Hitler during his life on Earth in his physical body; and (2) an assumption that during the 74+ years in Valhalla, he understood the errors of his ways and the fundamental deficiencies of Nazi ideology. I also assume that his residence in “Valhalla” is connected to the Internet (just kidding) so he has a very much up-to-date information about what is going on in our world.

Not surprisingly, his message to us will consist of two parts. The first part will (obviously) contain his account of his life on Earth – why he did what he did and what kind of blunders he committed.

The second part will be far more relevant and (in his opinion) far more valuable to us. He sincerely believes that the Western Civilization faces an existential threat – again (albeit this time from very different destructive forces).

Unlike 86+ years ago, he is not in the position of doing something about it; the only thing he can do for us (i.e. for the Western Civilization) is to give us some advice (or offer some guidance, if you will).

It is very important to note, that this advice/guidance comes from Adolf Hitler, not from the author of this book. The fact that I included this message into my book, does not mean that I agree with every (or any) recommendation in the second part of this message. Or even with his assessment of the current state of the Western Civilization (and threats that it faces) for that matter.