That he starved millions of German POW's, a story started by the Barque's(sp) book on German POW's at the end of the war is a hot item but considering that he asked for them to be fed as much as allowed is not in itself evidence of criminal conduct. No doubt there were many Germans who starved and were maltreated at the hands of Americans and French. He did not starve millions of POW's however. He did reclassify them as not POW's which is to some a crime. Many that were close to him describe this not as a punishment for German troops but the only way to feed the masses of Europe after the total collapse. He diverted food away in 1945 so that the people of Europe could eat and there is little doubt he ordered just above starvation rations for the German POW's. Which many commanders including Patton ignored. Was it vengeance for the incredible barbarity of the Germans in WWII or simple necessity of feeding the masses? This can be argued and has been on this forum with lengthy discussion.
However this post is more on the hatred of Eisenhower than his actions post WWII. Sometimes I wonder if people try to discredit him in order to discredit the parts of the holocaust. It seems that some will go to far reaching allegations to discredit what is so obvious. I think Eisenhower seen more then others and was afraid the holocaust would be consider propaganda, which is quote below clearly shows in the forefront of his mind after visiting the camp. It is alive today and there are many who would discredit this man in order to reduce the actions of Nazi Germany to insignificance or worse yet to make it appear as propaganda. The following links are not propaganda but just pure fact. No matter what people may think of Eisenhower there is no doubting the cruelty and crimes of Nazi Germany during WWII. Eisenhower is an easy target to divert attention away from the facts of the holocaust. If you can discredit the man then perhaps the holocaust is all a hoax, I think that is the major point of those who deny the holocaust.
If we draw attention away from the crimes to Eisenhower does that somehow reduce the crimes of Germany in WWII?
General Dwight D. Eisenhower:
The things I saw beggar description...The visual evidence and the verbal testimony of starvation, cruelty and bestiality were...overpowering...I made the visit deliberately in order to be in a position to give first-hand evidence of these things if ever, in the future, there develops a tendency to charge these allegations merely to 'propaganda.'
Here is Ike at the concentration camp Ohrdruf being told by prisoners of the atrocities committed.
The following show the dead of Oshrdruf and in order to follow guidelines of the forum I will only link them. If they are not allowed then the moderators please delete the link.
warning holocaust images.
Dead littering where they were left to die:
http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/h ... x/ike1.jpg
The dead are stacked awaiting burial or cremation:
http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/images ... bodies.jpg
Shack with stacked bodies:
http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/images ... thshed.jpg
A few executed right before liberation:
http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/images ... killed.jpg
Awaiting burial after the liberation Germans were forced to bury the dead:
Some of these victims it is alleged were burned alive by German guards inside of a barracks:
The man who Colonel Seiller forced to stand amid the bodies of his victims was the commandant of the camp, SS officer Eichelsdoerfer:
That is enough I suppose there are many more links at:
Story of an American-German with the 89th ID enters the camp his eyewitness of the atrocities at the camp:
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