Why was there no American equivalent to the British Free Corps?

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Sid Guttridge
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Re: Why was there no American equivalent to the British Free Corps?

Post by Sid Guttridge » 17 Feb 2022 14:23

Hi NickA,

So you want to pitch two questionable individual examples of Germans treating Black people well against the systematic mass sterilization by Nazi Germany of hundreds of mixed race African-German children?

Similar sterilizations were not required of Franco-German children of similar origin, so it was clearly racially motivated.

Furthermore, when this occurred, every crust did not count because there was adequate food in Nazi Germany, so even this lame justification has no basis. Unless, of course, it is your contention that sterilized people eat less than unsterilized people?

A mystified Sid.

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Re: Why was there no American equivalent to the British Free Corps?

Post by George L Gregory » 27 Feb 2022 11:15

Hi Sid, you should read some of Nick’s posts on the following thread to see what kind of person you are dealing with here:

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=261273&start=180#p2394258

He seems to have given up on that thread.

Anyway, his claim that, “In fact, every interaction we know of between blacks and the Nazi regime makes the Nazis look entirely tolerant” is utter claptrap.

Hitler wrote that the children of the French woman and the African soldiers was a contamination of the white race:
by Negro blood on the Rhine in the heart of Europe.
And, of course he blamed Jews:
Jews were responsible for bringing Negroes into the Rhineland, with the ultimate idea of bastardizing the white race which they hate and thus lowering its cultural and political level so that the Jew might dominate.

In the infamous The Subhuman pamphlet it stated:
Mulattoes and Finn-Asian barbarians, Gypsies and black skin savages all make up this modern underworld of subhumans that is always headed by the appearance of the eternal Jew.
The Nuremberg Laws forbid Germans from having sexual relations and marriages with black people.

Nazi propaganda about black people:

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Re: Why was there no American equivalent to the British Free Corps?

Post by George L Gregory » 27 Feb 2022 11:21

NickA wrote:
15 Feb 2022 12:33
Sid Guttridge wrote:
09 Feb 2022 22:12
African Americans were never going to be recruited by the Nazis on racial grounds
I think we should be careful before throwing round these imputations - I could have sworn I saw in here a picture of two German soldiers in France with their French girlfriends (each in the others clothes!) One of the German soldiers was black.
The Nuremberg Laws forbid black people from being Reich citizens and from having sexual relations and marriages with Germans.

Hitler thought that blacks and whites mixing was a bad thing for the white race.

In the late 1930s Hitler approved of sterilising the children of French and black descent, known as the Rhineland Bastards.

The reason there wasn’t any real massive policy of discrimination against blacks is because the number of them was very small.
In fact, every interaction we know of between blacks and the Nazi regime makes the Nazis look entirely tolerant. Angry attempts were made to claim that Jesse Owens was discriminated against Hitler by Hitler - but Owen's friends claim that he carried round a picture of them together. For sure, he was put up in hotels with his white team members as couldn't happen in the US. Owens was hideously discriminated against by all Americans - and tricked/forced out of all further competition against white Americans or earning anywhere near what his talent was worth.
Nazi propaganda depicted blacks as subhumans and they were thought of as racially inferior.

The Olympic Games in Berlin was perfect for Nazi propaganda and that’s why even anti-semitism was toned down during that time.

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