10,000 War Crimes Trials since 1945
Approximately 10,000 "War Crimes Trials" have been held since 1945. Trials of Japanese military personnel ended in 1949, yet "war crimes trials" of Germans and Eastern Europeans continue to this day, well publicised by English newspapers.
Almost invariably, the charge is "violation of the laws and customs of war," derived, in turn, from international conventions signed at the Hague in 1899 and 1907.
It is clear that these trials have little or no basis in law from the vague wording of the treaties which are said to have been violated.
The illegalities of "war crimes" proceedings include the admissibility of oral and written hearsay; the introduction of the concept of "conspiracy" into international law (unknown prior to 1945); the total lack of any pre-trial inquest or forensic evidence; and trial before a court that is composed of actual "war criminals."
Carlos Porter has assembled a collection of such cases in a 288 page paperback called:
Crimes Against the Wehrmacht
Translated by Carlos Porter
It is available in 2 languages, English and Russian. The Author, Franz W. Seidler is a Professor of Modern History at the University of the Bundeswehr, Munich. Dr. Seidler’s principal field of research is World War II. This book is intended to provide a picture of the dangers posed to every German soldier by the Red Army’s conduct of partisan warfare in violation of international law.
The book provides full documentation of over 300 Soviet war crimes committed in 1941-1942, accompanied by exact descriptions, many of them proven in detail by eyewitness statements and horrifying photographic evidence.
Even Goebbels’ propaganda ministry was compelled to keep silent about these atrocities for fear of their possible effects on the morale of the domestic front. Only now is the full truth of the matter revealed.
The photographs – more than 100 of them – are enough to make the reader’s blood run cold. The book is a shocking indictment of an army which committed truly shocking, and unpunished, war crimes – Stalin’s Red Army.
The book is available direct from our website, with delivery by post worldwide. I keep a small stock, but can get larger quantities at any time and happy to give a good discount if you order multiple copies for your bookshop or history group.