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Wittmann, war crimes and sogard

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sogard...emailed the wiesenthal society a couple of weeks ago and i finally got a response...

Subj: Re: michael wittmann

Date: 10/7/02 12:26:33 PM Pacific Daylight Time

From: abreitbart@wiesenthal.net (Aaron Breitbart)

To: Alphaimpulse@cs.com

Thjank you for your inquiry.I could find no evidence of wittman's participation in war crimes,either.There are some excellent articles on his career on the internet.If interested,go to www.google.com and simply insert his name in the searchbox.

>>> <Alphaimpulse@cs.com> 09/27/02 10:39AM >>>

I am doing some research on Haupst├╝rmfuhrer Michael Wittmann of the

Liebstandarte Adolph Hitler, 1st SS Panzer Division. To this point in my

studies I have found no evidence that Wittmann was a part of any massacre or

other war crimes, due to the fact that most of the information I have deals

primarily with his military history as a Panzer commander. However, Mr.

Wiesenthal has compiled an extraordinary amount of documents on matters such

as these and I would be extremely grateful if you could give me any

information as to whether or not this man was a war criminal, or if anyone

under his command perpertrated war crimes.

With much thanks,

Abe Wiebe


Simon Wiesenthal Center / Museum of Tolerance

Los Angeles, CA 90035


so there you go...ill be expecting that apologie any day now.... tongue.gif

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This does not surprise me. However, don't hold your breath for an apology.

What I said still stands - True praise indeed. Coming from one of the finest battlefield commanders of WWII, the youngest Divisional General of the German army - only exceeded, I would say, by Paul Hausser, a commander of real distinction.

Finally, Wittman was awarded the Oak leaves with Swords. Only 159 of these were awarded during WWII. Germany, like Britain, was not over generous in issuing awards

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Originally posted by Brian Rock:

Max, although this topic has come up on this board, the discussion would be more suited for the General Forum. If you do, could you post a notice here to flag it down?

I'll restrain myself from commenting for now...

Agreed, moving this to the General Forums...
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