Thursday, October 7, 2010

William Cooper's Mystery Babylon: Part 41 – The Occult and the Third Reich (Himmler the Mystic)

Transcribed by jgalt (edited and formatted by wakingup72 @


You're listening to the Hour of the Time. I'm William Cooper.

[Carolyn Nelson] And I'm Carolyn Nelson.

And that last hour is going to be a hard one to follow, folks.

Say, did you hear the one about Hilary? She wanted this dude killed, so she hired these three Israelis who dressed up like Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Michael Jackson. And the Secret Service just waved them right on in the gate into the White House. Never mind that the Secret Service don't guard the gate -- it's the White House police. Of course, nobody escorted them into the White House. They didn't have any security passes. Nobody checked their credentials. No, they just waved them right on in. And these three Israelis -- all decked out in all this make-up and stuff, looking like Tammy Faye Baker -- just walked right in and shot this dude named Foster, and he just dropped dead right there on the ground floor of the White House. And nobody heard anything. Nobody knew nothin'.

This happened early in the morning. And then, not 'til one o'clock, they found this guy sitting at his desk, dead. Yup! And Clinton, he just had a fit, you know. He just flew right off the handle, and had the Secret Service -- ordered them to take this dude out, this dead body, ferret him out to this park, this strange park that nobody knows about, you see, and propped him up there until somebody found him (laughs). And he had a trigger print on his thumb that just wouldn't go away (laughs).

Folks, Hilary Rodham Clinton didn't get to the White House by being so absolutely stupid. You see, you're the sheeple, not her. You see, if she was the sheeple, she'd be sitting in your living room and you'd be in the White House. Don't you guys understand that?

Welcome to the last episode of Mystery Babylon!

[playing audio from the 1991 History Channel documentary The Occult History of the Third Reich, Part Four: Himmler The Mystic, narrated by Patrick Allen]


Nazi Germany, a state in which children have become a national obsession. Hitler has proclaimed: " must be considered reprehensible to withhold healthy children from the nation. If the fertility of the healthiest bearers of the nationality is consciously and systematically promoted, the result will be a race which has eliminated the germs of our present physical and hence spiritual decay." In the doctrines of National Socialism, this spiritual decay has but one cause: the dilution of the Aryan race by the blood of inferior peoples. Only by breeding from the racially purest can the greatness of the Aryans be restored.

In the vanguard of the Nazi racial mission is Hitler's "Praetorian Guard," the SS. Before he can enter the SS elite, a candidate must have his German ancestry proved back to the year 1750. Before marriage, the prospective bride of an SS man is subject to rigorous racial investigation. From the offspring of Hitler's guard, many generations in the future is intended to come the racially purest of German stock, a superior breed of human born to rule. The origins of this terrifying vision are strange and contradictory, an unlikely union between the teachings of a modern scientific movement and the esoteric doctrines of the occult.

By the late 1920s, the German scientific and medical world had wholeheartedly embraced a new movement: the science of eugenics. The founder of eugenics is an Englishman -- Sir Francis Galton, the cousin of Charles Darwin. The aim of eugenics, Galton had written, is "to breed out feeble constitutions and petty and ignoble instincts, and to breed in those which are vigorous, noble and social."

To the disciples of eugenics -- the intelligent and the industrious -- the mentally ill, the criminal and the alcoholic are so because they carry within them the traits of their parents. The fear is that inferior types, by breeding faster than those of more valuable stock, will produce a catastrophic decline in the quality of the human race. Only by the most drastic measures, it is believed, can disaster be averted.

The solution favored by the eugenics movement is the legal control of human breeding. Laws must be passed for the compulsory sterilization of the feeble-minded, the alcoholic, the insane, and the pauper. At the same time, valuable members of society are to be encouraged to have the largest possible number of children.

In the 1920s, while eugenics in Europe is still in the realms of scientific theory, in the United States of America it has long since been put into practice. The state of North Dakota had banned marriage for alcoholics, the insane, and those suffering from tuberculosis, as early as the turn of the century. In 1907, the state of Indiana had passed the world's first law allowing sterilization of the mentally ill and criminally insane. By 1930, twenty-eight American states had passed similar laws, and fifteen thousand people in mental hospitals and prisons had been compulsory sterilized. By 1939, the figure will have reached thirty thousand.

The health office of the government of the German Weimar Republic makes a detailed study of American eugenic laws. It is deeply impressed by America's sterilization campaign, and leading German eugenicists praise U.S. restrictions on the immigration of foreigners and the laws passed in some southern states banning intermarriage between the races.

There is a growing concern in German medical circles that Germany is being left behind in the struggle for racial improvement. By 1927, eugenics, now with a new name, "racial hygiene," is rapidly gaining respectability in Germany. More and more university medical faculties offer courses in the subject. An institute specializing in racial hygiene is founded by the German health office. The task of the Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute is to study means of halting what an influential reporter called "the physical and mental degeneration of the German people." Racial hygiene has also become a central pillar in the strange ideology of a rising political party.

Adolf Hitler had spent much of the year 1924 in prison for his part in an attempted coup against the Bavarian government. While in prison, he'd read a recently published and widely praised textbook on human heredity and racial hygiene. He'd also written his political testament, Mein Kampf. In Mein Kampf, Hitler's commitment to the doctrines of racial hygiene is made clear. "The state," he writes, "must set race at the center of all life. It must see to it that there is only one disgrace: to bring children into the world despite one's own sickness and deficiencies. Here, the state must act as guardian of a millennial future in the face of which the wishes and selfishness of the individual appear as nothing." To Hitler, the millennial future which the state must defend is the coming triumph of Aryan man.

The Nazi faith in the destiny of the Aryan race is not the creation of Adolf Hitler, nor does it spring from the movement for racial hygiene. Its origins lie in the teachings of mystics, clairvoyants and secret societies dedicated to the occult.

In the violent aftermath of the first World War, an increasing fascination with the mystical and the esoteric had swept the German aristocratic and educated classes. So widespread is the influence of mystical doctrines that even one of German's most powerful generals believes that national salvation lies in reviving the worship of the Norse god, Wotan.

General Erich Ludendorff, hero of the Great War and former chief of the German general staff, freely admits that he believes he is in psychic communion with the Nordic race soul. In 1923, Ludendorff had led an abortive coup in Bavaria. His ally was the little known political agitator Adolf Hitler.

Many of the members of Ludendorff's circle, including his future wife, are closely associated with an influential occultist group calling itself the Edda Society. The Edda Society is founded in December 1925 by Rudolf John Gorsleben. Some years earlier, Gorsleben had been active in extreme nationalist politics. He had been a speaker at meetings of the occultist Thule Society, and had founded a political movement with the anti-Semite Julius Streicher. Streicher would later become a key figure in the infant Nazi party.

Gorsleben then abandons politics. He immerses himself in the task of deciphering the ancient Nordic script of the runes and penetrating the secrets of the Icelandic verses known as the Edda. In these, Gorsleben believes can be rediscovered the priceless, magical heritage of the vanished Aryan god-men. In widely-read periodicals, Gorsleben and the Edda occultists teach the traces of the blood of the Aryans are present in the German people. Warning against racial dilution, Gorsleben writes: "Remember, God dwells within you." It is a creed which will become a life-long conviction of Heinrich Himmler, Reichsführer of the SS.

As a youth, Himmler had avidly consumed the writings of the German occultists. He'd grown obsessed with astrology, spiritualism, and herbalism. Above all, he had adopted as his own the mystical doctrine of the Aryan. If, as Himmler had come to believe, the blood of the Aryans runs most strongly in the veins of Germanic peoples then, by breeding from the purest individuals, a race of super-humans could be produced, a race in which the Aryan's psychic powers would grow ever stronger. Himmler, trained as an agriculturist and devoted to the occult, is embarking on the strangest eugenics experiment in history.

By 1934, a year after the Nazis seize Euro(?) power in Germany, Himmler has firmly established the entry requirements for membership of his SS. The SS Race and Resettlement Bureau investigates the racial ancestry of every applicant. Candidates for membership of Himmler's elite must also submit to a rigorous physical examination. Only those of strongly Nordic appearance who are free from bodily defects and of good proportion and stature are accepted. Then begins a year-long process of transformation.

Central to the SS man's training is immersion in the cult of the Aryan and the ideology of National Socialism. He must also master the extraordinary set of doctrines enshrined in the SS catechism. It is a catechism in which God is the race. "Why do we believe in Germany and the Führer? Because we believe in God, we believe in Germany, which He created, and in the Führer Adolf Hitler whom He has sent us. Why do you obey? From inner conviction, from belief in Germany, in the Führer, in the movement, in the SS, and from loyalty."

On November the 9th, the anniversary of the coup of 1923, the day symbolized by the Rune of Remembrance, the SS candidate swears the 'Kith and Kin' oath. In it, he binds himself and his future family to obey the SS marriage law. None will marry unless the union is approved by the SS Race and Resettlement Bureau. Henceforth, the SS man's family are entitled to wear the coveted badge of SS clan membership, a sunflower bearing the rune of fertility.

The strict racial qualifications for SS marriages are widely praised by the scientists and medical men of Germany's racial hygiene movement. Inspired by the example of the SS, measures are already underway to control the breeding of Germany's civilian population. Within months of Hitler's becoming Chancellor of Germany, the first in a series of eugenic laws is passed. The law for the prevention of genetically-diseased offspring establishes a vast network of genetic health courts. These have the power to order that individuals suffering from any of a range of mental or physical ailments be sterilized. The campaign is organized on a massive scale. One thousand seven hundred genetic health courts will, in 1934 alone, order over fifty-six thousand sterilizations. Within ten years, almost four hundred thousand Germans will have been sterilized.

In support of the German sterilization campaign, the Reich Health Office in German medical journals published graphic illustrations of the cost to the public of maintaining the mentally and physically handicapped. One poster insists, "We do not stand alone." While a German mother holds her baby, a man holds a shield inscribed with the 1933 sterilization law. Around them are arrayed the flags of nations that have already legalized compulsory sterilization.

The second major eugenics law is designed to control the breeding of the population at large. The law for the protection of the genetic health of the German people requires that all those who wish to marry submit to a medical examination. Marriage is totally forbidden to those suffering from diseases believed to be hereditary.

The third eugenic measure is passed in the autumn of 1935. Physicians of the racial hygiene movement had long argued that intermarriage between the races is genetically harmful, producing degenerate offspring. The law for the protection of German blood and German honor forbids marriage between Jews and non-Jews. Following this new measure, racial hygienists devise complex formulae for calculating the proportions of Jewish blood which each partner can possess if marriage is to be allowed. The massive task of racially investigating all those wishing to marry is entrusted to the SS Race and Resettlement Bureau.

Heinrich Himmler's vision of the SS has from the beginning extended far beyond his eugenic project to breed a race of pure-blooded Aryans. His intention was to create a military-religious order, an order steeped in Aryan mysticism. Himmler has pronounced: "We assemble and march according to unalterable laws as a National Socialist order of Nordic men, and as a sworn community on our way to a far future."

In devising rituals and practices for his Nordic order, Himmler has looked for inspiration to the Teutonic tribes of Germany's distant past. On Himmler's instructions, SS archaeologists from the Race and Resettlement Bureau are intensely researching the history of races they believe to be of Aryan descent. To advise him in his search for the religion of the ancient Teutonic tribes, Himmler has recruited into the SS a renowned Germanic occultist, a man whose claim is to be the last in a long line of Aryan priest-kings.

Karl Maria Wiligut was born in Vienna in 1866. During the Great War, he'd risen to the rank of colonel in the Austrian army. Wiligut claims to possess ancestral clairvoyant memory, the power to recall the history and experiences of the Germans over thousands of years. He believes that in himself is an unusually pure strain of the normally latent psychic powers of the Aryans. Wiligut's clairvoyant visions have told him that German blood, culture, and history are far more ancient than historians and scientists can know. According to Wiligut, the history of the Aryans had begun in 228,000 B.C., an era in which there were three suns in the sky and the world was populated by giants and other fantastic creatures. Wiligut's own royal line he claims to have originated in union between the gods of the air and water in the very earliest days of the earth. Wiligut claims that amongst his ancestors are many of the greatest of Germanic heroes. All of Wiligut's line through the ages has remained faithful to the occult traditions of the Aryan Germans.

Impressed by Wiligut's clairvoyant powers, Himmler accepts Willigut into his SS and appoints him head of the Race and Resettlement Bureau's Department of Prehistory. In a remarkably short time, Wiligut will rise to the rank of SS brigadier on Himmler's personal staff.

By 1934, Himmler's SS is becoming one of the most powerful organizations in the Reich. Germany's state police forces are one by one falling under Himmler's control. The SS is responsible for all intelligence and security duties in the Nazi party. The SS Race and Resettlement Bureau is dramatically expanding as it polices the national eugenics program. The SS is rapidly becoming a state within the Nazi state.

Now Heinrich Himmler, with the help of Karl Wiligut, plans the strangest of all his creations -- an SS spiritual center, an order castle for his Germanic brotherhood. The castle of Wewelsburg had been built in the early 1600s on the site of a 10th century Saxon fort. Set in the romantic surroundings of Paderborn in Westphalia, Wewelsburg had made a deep impression on Heinrich Himmler. "We had been looking for a castle for our SS for a long time," Himmler confides. "I have found a suitable ruined castle dating back to Germanic prehistory." In late 1934, the SS purchases the sacred site and begins the massive task of reconstruction.

Karl Wiligut had accompanied Himmler on his earliest visits to the castle. His researches had revealed an ancient prophecy. "Here in writing," reports Wiligut, "is the prophecy concerning the great determining battle of which we spoke." Wiligut has unearthed a Westphalian legend in which Wewelsburg is destined to become a magical German stronghold in a future conflict between Europe and Asia. The prophecy coincides exactly with Himmler's belief that the SS is to be the bastion of Europe against a massive onslaught from Asia. Already, Himmler's order is preparing for the millennial conflict to come. The SS is to become the most formidable military force in Europe.

On December the 14th, 1934, Himmler orders the formation of an SS military detachment, the SS-VT. Almost from the outset, the military training of the SS-VT is revolutionary. The emphasis is less on the barrack square drill favored by the regular army, and on the creation of a new breed of military athlete. In the words of an SS-VT commander: "Training is designed to produce a subtle and adaptable type of soldier: athletic and bearing, capable of more than ordinary endurance." Unlike the regular army, the SS-VT is organized into highly mobile battle groups. It is also the first German military formation to adopt camouflage uniforms, and to the astonishment of army commanders, to maneuver with live ammunition. To the SS, casualties in training are simply to be expected.

While the SS-VT is to become an elite force in the service of the Führer and the Aryan mission, another arm of the SS is already at war. The SS [Death's Head] Formation is commanded by Theodor Eicke. It accepts without question the Nazi slogan: National Socialism, the expression of our biological knowledge. The task of the Death's Head is to isolate and, if necessary, destroy those it believes (are) infectious germs in the body of the German people: Jews, homosexuals, political dissidents, and social misfits. The means of quarantine is the concentration camp.

As the SS empire spreads its roots deep into the fabric of the Nazi state, Heinrich Himmler, advised by Karl Wiligut, continues to develop and refine the rituals of his order. The officer class envisaged by Himmler, as the priests and high priests of the SS, are to be distinguished by the award of special symbols of their place in the hierarchy. At Himmler's personal discretion, members of the SS core of leaders can be awarded the SS dagger. The dagger is the visible sign of SS nobility and of the favor of the all-powerful Himmler.

Irrespective of rank, proven SS men are presented with a silver Death's Head signet ring. The ring is based on a design created for Himmler by Karl Wiligut. Its symbols are of deep mystical significance: the Sig rune -- emblem of victory; the Hagal rune -- the rune of hail, destruction, and enclosing. Included is the personal rune group of the Wiligut ancestral tradition, and the swastika, symbol of the destiny of Aryan man. In 1937, Himmler decrees the rings of all dead SS men are to be returned to him for safekeeping in a locked chest deep in the castle of Wewelsburg. The return of the ring is a symbol of the dead man's eternal community with the SS order.

The transformation of Himmler's SS castle is, by now, gaining momentum. Under the architect Hermann Bartels, the west and south wings have been fully renovated. The moat and gardens have been restored and a bridge built leading to the imposing main gates.

[audio of documentary abruptly ends for a few seconds and William Cooper's voice suddenly cuts in]

[WC]: [nothing like that] don't look for the Secret Service to give you justice. They're not the justice department. They're not a police force, folks. They're assigned to the President for one purpose: to protect the President, folks. You're not going to see 'em in Chicago hanging the President. That's not their job. Their job is to protect the President, and they will. If the President commits murder in front them, they will protect the President. You know what, I think Radio Freemasonry is turning in to The Red Skeleton Show. What do you think?

[CN]: It makes me wonder what's going on next week, because usually there's something like this three or four days before a big item like NAFTA or something...

[WC]: Yeah. Once again, once again old Tommy baby's got you guys out there chasing your tails. When are you going to wise up, folks? Or maybe we ought to do that, Carolyn. I mean, that's a hell of a comedy routine. I mean I was laughing for a whole solid hour. I couldn't stop laughing.

[CN]: You really were. You really were. (WC laughs) I never saw you cut up like that. (CN laughs)

[WC]: Well I never thought I'd hear anything like that in my whole life, much less hear those callers calling in who were swallowing it hook, line and sinker. Did you hear the last guy?

[CN]: Yeah.

[WC]: He was trying to connect a plane crash in Arkansas with everything that Skolnick was saying. And Skolnick said, "Uh, I don't know anything about that." (WC laughs) Ah, don't go away sheeple. I just love it.

[documentary resumes, narrator continues]:

By 1938, the east wing, too, has been completely renovated. True to the deeply secretive nature of the SS, Himmler has banned all but the most trustworthy from visiting Wewelsburg. Bartels has virtually excluded local companies and labor from the project. Instead, contingents of the Pioneer Core have been drafted to the region from all over Germany.

In the renovation of the castle interior, Himmler spares no expense. Paneling and furnishings, doors and balustrades are all of solid oak. An elaborately carved spiral staircase is built in workshops on the site. Everywhere there is the finest of decorative wrought iron work. The chambers of SS leaders, each room named after a Germanic hero, are to be filled with appropriate relics. Arms and armor are collected from all over Germany. Himmler has pronounced, "May the spirit of the most distant past be the future in this castle."

By the late 1930s, the National Socialist aim of increasing the population of racially desirable Germans has been given the highest national priority. The means is to remove German women from paid employment and return them to the home. Their task will be to produce the greatest possible number of children. Soon after the foundation of the Nazi state, government loans worth a year's salary are rewarded to men whose wives leave their jobs. The amount, which must be repaid, is reduced for every child the family produces. By 1940, 1,700,000 loans will have been granted.

In 1938, a decree is issued requiring that all public officials marry or resign. All couples married for five years who are still childless incur a tax penalty. Grounds for divorce are broadened to include the inability of a wife to bear children. Abortion is illegal for those classed as Aryans, but encouraged for non-Aryans. At the instigation of Heinrich Himmler, laws are passed removing all legal obstacles to Aryan women bearing children outside marriage. Himmler has decreed, "Sacred to us is every mother of good blood." Of the greatest value of all are the offspring of his SS elite.

In December 1935, Himmler had founded the project which would remain his obsession for almost ten years. He calls it the "Lebensborn" -- the spring of life. It is a chain of maternity homes and breeding centers for his SS racial elite. In Himmler's words, "A nursery garden for pure Germanic blood." In Germany, there will be ten such homes, each veiled in secrecy and under heavy SS guard. "I fostered rumors," Himmler admits, "to the effect that every single woman desiring a child could turn to Lebensborn in the strictest confidence. We only recommend genuinely valuable men as procreation helpers."

In spite of the stringent racial qualifications required, there is no shortage of prospective mothers. The Nazi league of German maidens has officially stated, "Although not every German girl can hope to find a husband, you can all become mothers." An SS Race and Resettlement resolution of 1937 notes: "The Lebensborn will bring them together with a man, not casually, but in full awareness that they are fulfilling a noble duty towards the nation. At a naming ceremony, the children of the Lebensborn project are immediately immersed in the Germanic ritual of the SS clan. Males are touched on the forehead with an SS dagger, symbolizing their first initiation into Himmler's mystical order. Mothers of SS children are told, "Remember that you are but a link in the clan's endless chain."

For years, Himmler has pondered the question of how his SS order is to be governed. Taking his inspiration from the Knights of the Round Table, Himmler has appointed a shadowy inner council of twelve chosen SS leaders. The ritual setting for their deliberations is the castle of Wewelsburg.

In the massive north tower of the castle is an inner sanctum. A vast circular hall, its walls twelve feet thick. Around the chamber stand twelve columns. On the floor is a mosaic of swastikas forming a sun wheel of twelve radiating spokes. In this strange chamber, Himmler and his chosen twelve commune with the Aryan race soul and the spirits of the Germanic ancestors. Deep below the inner sanctum cut into the solid bedrock is the crypt, Valhalla. Here are performed ceremonies of the dead. In the center, the wooden coats of arms of a dead SS knight are to be ceremonially burned. Twelve stoned plinths around the walls will hold twelve urns, each of which will one day hold the armorial ashes of a departed knight. In the crypt burns an eternal flame, symbol of the continuity of the order and its eternal mission in the service of the race.

In 1937, Heinrich Himmler, speaking to senior German army officers, proclaims, "The next ten years will see a war of annihilation conducted by the subhuman enemies of the entire world against Germany, the colonel of the Teutonic race and guardian of the culture of the human race. It will mean," warns Himmler, "the existence or non-existence of that white race of which we are the leading nation." In reality, the war of racial annihilation foreseen by Himmler will be the war about to be waged by Germany.

For Adolf Hitler, the first step in the creation of a greater Germanic empire has been to order in March 1936 the reoccupation of the demilitarized Rheinland. It is a blatant contravention of the Treaty of Versailles. In the wake of the occupation, the SS becomes deeply involved in the first sterilization campaign to be waged on grounds of race. In a joint operation mounted by the Gestapo and Genetic Health Courts, five hundred children of mixed race, the offspring of black French soldiers, are seized and sterilized. It is a grim warning of horrors to come.

By now, the racial doctrines of National Socialism have found ardent support far beyond the frontiers of the German Reich. In the United States of America, the German American Bund, led by Fritz Kuhn, is secretly supported by the German Foreign Office. In Belgium, the ultra-nationalist Rexist party is founded by Leon DeGrelle. In Britain, Oswald Mosley and the British Fascists ardently support Hitler's new Germany.

In Austria, Seyss-Inquart, leader of the Austrian National Socialists, is appointed Minister of the Interior in response to German pressure. It is he who, after violence orchestrated by the Austrian SS, invites German forces to enter Austria and restore order. Austria is to become a province of Germany. In the wake of the occupation, SS troops of the Gestapo and SD Security Service arrest seventy-six thousand Austrians and commit them to concentration camps.

Next on Hitler's agenda is Czechoslovakia. The leader of the National Socialists in the German populated region of Czechoslovakia is Konrad Henlein. In the months following the German occupation of Austria, Henlein provokes a crisis in the Sudeten. His followers, armed by Germany and supported by detachments of the SS, begin an uprising that will culminate in Hitler's occupation of Czechoslovakia. As the German army consolidates its hold on Czechoslovakia, Himmler dispatches an SS brigadier to Prague. His mission is to organize the deportation of six million Czechs and the resettlement of Czech agricultural lands by racial Germans. In Himmler's plan, the settlers would be selected on grounds of racial purity by his own Race and Resettlement Bureau. Even though Hitler has already spoken favorably of the mass deportation of Czechs, Himmler's plan comes to nothing. The German armaments industry covets Czech factories and labor, and will tolerate no disruption.

In Poland, Himmler's Aryan vision will encounter no such obstacle. In Mein Kampf, Hitler had written, "We begin where we left off six hundred years ago. We put an end to the perpetual Germanic march to the south and west of Europe, and turn our eyes towards the lands of the east." In the summer of 1939, Hitler summons Heinrich Himmler to his Bavarian mountain retreat. In the coming invasion of Poland, the SS is to play a key role. It is to ruthlessly eliminate from the Polish population all those who might carry the seeds of a future class of leaders. Under Himmler's head of security, Reinhard Heydrich, five SS Einsatzgruppen extermination squads are to follow close behind the invading German armies. In Poland, Himmler will embark on the first stage of his long cherished dream. The SS is to be the vanguard of a great Germanic migration.

In the invasion of Poland on September the 1st 1939, the SS-VT and Death's Head formations are for the first time thrown into battle. In spite of a lack of experienced leaders, Himmler's hand-picked fighters prove fanatical in the attack, undeterred by heavy casualties. Unlike their army comrades, the SS have been instilled with the knowledge that they are in the service of a great mission -- a conquest and enslavement of an inferior race and the foundation of an Aryan empire.

While the SS military formations bask in the success of their Polish campaign, Reinhard Heydrich's Einsatzgruppen unleash a reign of terror. Tens of thousands of Poles are seized and shot. The victims are teachers, doctors, officials, aristocrats, Catholic priests and Jews. Hitler had ordered, "Whatever we find in the shape of an upper class in Poland is to be liquidated." To the horror of regular army commanders, the SS is reveling in its murderous task. By September the 27th, less than a month after the invasion, Heydrich estimates of the Polish upper classes in the occupied territories, only three percent are still present.

For his services in the cause of racial conquest, Heinrich Himmler is rewarded by a grateful Führer. On September the 29th, Hitler informs him that he is to be appointed Reich's Commissioner for the strengthening of Germanism. The resettlement of occupied territories is to be Himmler's exclusive province. The east is to belong to the SS.

The war into which Europe has been plunged is eagerly embraced by a rapidly expanding armed SS. By June 1940, Heinrich Himmler's army, now renamed the Waffen-SS, is a formidable motorized force of a hundred thousand men. In the Low Countries in France, the new divisions hunger for glory. While the exploits of his military athletes win the grudging respect of the regular army and, in Hitler's words, "pay the butcher's bill," Himmler's thoughts are elsewhere. To him, the war in Western Europe is merely a distraction. Only in the east can the destiny of the SS be truly fulfilled.

Since early 1939, an SS plan had been in preparation for the repatriation of up to thirty million racial Germans resident in foreign countries. An agreement had been struck with the Soviet Union and the Baltic states for the transfer of their German populations to the Reich. Their actual destination will be Poland. The SS Race and Resettlement Bureau carefully investigates the ancestry of the first wave of migrants, in all, almost half a million people. They are presented with Reich citizenship and dispatched to SS transit camps. Their fate, according to Himmler's blueprint for the east, is to become a new Germanic peasantry. Their guardians and rulers are to be the aristocracy of the SS.

By mid 1941, one million Poles and Polish Jews have been driven from their homes and deported to the area of Poland known as the Government-General. The Jewish people of the conquered territories have been forced into ghettos to await a fate as yet unknown.

Two hundred thousand repatriated Germans have been settled on the seized lands. Yet, resettlement is only the first phase in Himmler's grand design. The second is the repossession of whatever Aryan blood can be found in the Polish population. On Himmler's orders, Poles are to be subject to a massive program of racial screening. Tens of thousands of Polish children are examined by the SS Race and Resettlement Bureau. The shape of the face, eye and hair color, even x-rays of the skull, are used by SS physicians to detect traces of Nordic blood. Of those rejected as racially undesirable, many are sterilized. Those deemed of racial value are forcibly taken west. After a period of what the SS term "regermanization" in the Lebensborn home, they are to be adopted by SS families. For Himmler, the seizure of children of Aryan stock is a long-term project. Of more pressing importance is the rapid expansion of the Waffen-SS.

In Himmler's eyes, traditional ideas of nationality are meaningless. All that matters is race. His aim is the creation of a Pan-European brotherhood of the racially pure, an international SS ready for the coming crusade against the Slavs and Bolshevism. The National Socialist movements of the Nordic countries will prove fertile grounds for recruitment. The Viking Division, composed of Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, and Flemish, is the first of thirteen SS divisions to be raised from Nordic or Germanic foreigners. All are formations entirely composed of volunteers. To the members of Himmler's foreign legions in the racial vision of the SS lies the future of Europe.

With the seeds of a Pan-European SS army sewn in the conquered west, and the battles for the east which Himmler foresees drawing ever closer, the castle of Wewelsburg takes on an even more powerful significance. Wewelsburg, spiritual center of the SS order, is to become a city. The north tower, with its sacred hall and underground vault, is to be the center point of vast circular grounds. Surrounding them is to be built an enormous complex of administrative centers, libraries, and research institutes for astrology, astronomy, and Teutonic history. Ringing the city will be walls over forty feet high. Even the ground plan of this, the SS Vatican, is of mystical significance. It represents the head of the spear, its tip pointing to the north. The cost of realizing Himmler's vision is to be three hundred million marks, an extraordinary sum. The entire project is to be completed sometime in the 1960s. By then, the SS will possess its own independent state, a state carved from the heartland of the Soviet Union.

To Heinrich Himmler, Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union, promises the fulfillment of all his dreams. With victory will come the foundation of an SS kingdom with Heinrich Himmler, Grand Master of the SS order in supreme authority, with SS nobles ruling as the feudal overlords of Germanic settlers, the order will return to its millennial mission. From the SS peasant warrior, conqueror of the Slavs, will be bred over many generations the next phase in human evolution.

[end of documentary]


And of course, you all know the rest of the story. That was the last episode in our series on Mystery Babylon. There are forty-one tapes, folks, and that includes number thirty-three, which is the Luxor video. Send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope with one dollar, we'll send you a list of all available materials.

Also, don't forget, tomorrow is the last day that you can have your order postmarked for the family food storage unit -- one-year food supply for four people or two-year food supply for two adults. Remember, this is all adults -- four adults, two adults. Thirty-seven cases shipping weight is one thousand and seventy-eight pounds. The retail price $2,768. For listeners $2,268 -- $500 discount. For CAJI members, a $768 discount -- CAJI members get it for $2,000. If it's not postmarked by tomorrow, no matter when we receive it, it will be sent back to you. This offer expires tomorrow, folks. Shipping costs are payable COD when the food is delivered, on everything offered on this food storage plan.

Hey, did you guys hear the story about the three Israelis? (laughs). Good night folks, and God bless you all.

(closing music: The Ride Of The Valkyries by Richard Wagner from the opera Die Walküre)

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