March 11, 2013


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Professor [Aron Naumovich] Trainin is a member of the Moscow Academy, Professor of Law at the Moscow University and a leading member of the Extraordinary State Commission for the Investigation of German Crimes which was established by the Soviet Government on November 2nd, 1942.




His book, *The Criminal Responsibility of the Hitlerites*, appeared in July 1944 and expresses not only Professor Trainin’s opinion but also the official attitude of the Soviet Government.


















Now that the hour of Hitler Germany’s utter defeat is drawing near, the question of punishing  the war criminals


–the instigators and executors of abominable atrocities– is more and more assuming practical significance.  The nations demand that these criminals suffer the punishment they deserve.  However, here and there in the foreign press voices are raised advocating leniency toward the war criminals.  Essentially speaking, these voices are calling for a repetition of the mistakes of Versailles and for leaving in Germany the dangerous seeds of new wars and new atrocities.




Yet of all the lessons furnished by the Versailles Peace Treaty, not the least deserving of attention is the instructive history of how the Germans guilty of crimes in 1914-1918 became, *with the connivance of the victors*, their own judges and tried themselves for their own crimes.  The crimes perpetrated by the Germans in the war of 1914-1918 were very considerable.  The investigation commissions which were set up at the time in France, Britain, Belgium and Russia established numerous cases of the slaughter by Germans of unarmed civilians, the destruction of towns and villages.




When Germany was defeated and


the time came to conclude the peace treaty, the Germans’ crimes were not forgotten. A special section of the Versailles Treaty (Seven, “Sanctions”) proclaimed the criminal responsibility of KaiserWilhelm and his confederates. Article 227 of the Treaty publicly accused Wilhelm Hohenzollern of grave outrages against international morality and the sanctity of treaties, and declared that a special court would be set up to try him and his confederates.




Thus the Versailles Treaty bluntly and plainly proclaimed to the world, horror-stricken by four years of war and by the German atrocities, that the guilty would be tried and punished.




But thingsturned out otherwise.




The question of trying Wilhelm was decided simply and swiftly,




without prolonged diplomatic correspondence.  On January 15, 1919 the Allied powers adressed a note to Holland, to which Wilhelm had fled, demanding the surrender of the ex-Kaiser as a violator of the sacred principles of international morality and law.  Holland refused. The mighty, victorious powers which brought Germany to her knees and and dictated their will to a large part of Europe could not find the means of compelling Holland to submit to the demands of justice and surrender Wilhelm.  *The Germans realized that the victorious powers were not particularly anxious to find those means*. The upshot was that the trialof Wilhelm, solemnly proclaimed by the Versailles Treaty, went no farther than the pages of that treaty.




Equally futile proved the efforts to secure the triumph of justice in the case of Wilhelm’s confederates who were guilty of war crimes.




Article 228 of the Versailles Treaty reserved for the Allied powers the right to demand the surrender of Wilhelm’s accomplices guilty of violation of the rules and laws of war.




In pursuance of this Article, on February 3, 1920, [labor-faker] Millerand presented a note to the German representative in Paris, Baron Lensner, enumerating the persons who were to be surrendered as war criminals.  In all, the Allied powers demanded 890 persons, including Hindenburg, Ludendorff, Mackensen, Admiral Tirpitz and the former  Reichskanzler Bethmann-Hollweg.




Baron Lensner refused to transmit this note to the German government and resigned.  In Germany itself an organized movement of protest was started against the surrender of these persons to the Allies. 


The German government sent one note and memorandum after another to Paris, asserting that the surrender of the war criminals was  “impracticable,” and left no stone unturned to prove its assertion.




The Germany which had disgraced herself with crimes against the laws and customs of warfare,




now talked of her “national honor” and “national dignity.” “The honor and dignity of the German people” —the German government wrote in the memorandum“cannot reconcile itself to the surrender to foreign courts of their countrymen accused of the crimes of war.”




Taking her cue from




*the attitude of certain leading circles in the victor countries*, Germany strenuously tried to frighten the authors of the Versailles Treaty with the bogey of political and social complications. “The German Government”one of the notes said— must particularly point out that the demand to surrender the accused will undoubtedly cause the severest disturbances in political and economic spheres.”




Germany’s juridical position was absolutely unsound: Germany had not only signed the Versailles Peace Treaty, but by a special national act had endowed it with the force of German internal law. The German Constituent Assembly of Ju




ly 16, 1919, endorsed and published the Versailles Treaty. But the decision of the question did not lie in judicial argumentation; it was not a doubt as to the legality of the demand to surrender the criminals, but *fear of the danger of political and social upheavals* –a danger deliberately exaggerated by Germanythat softened the hearts of the victors.




The German government was not slow to take advantage of the changed situation and proposed a compromise: “The German government declares that it is prepared to institute criminal proceeding




s in Germany against those persons whose surrender the Allied powers intend to demand.”  Germany vowed  that “the prosecution would be  conducted with all desirable rigor and impartiality.”




The German government sweetened the pill for the Allied powers by declaring that any government interested would be given the right to take a direct part in the trial. Germany’s proposal was accepted, and *in violation of Article 228* of the Versailles Treaty a German


court was set up in Leipzig for the trial of the German war criminals.  Here are a few illustrations of the character of this German-engineered “trial”:




In May, 1921, the Leipzig court tried the case of Unteroffizier Heinen, accused of cruelty to French war prisoners.




  He was found guilty and sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment. Another war criminal, Mueller, was sentenced to five months’ imprisonment.




On June 29, 1921, the Leipzig




court heard the case of General Stenger, charged with having issued on August 16, 1914, an order to his troops to shoot wounded French soldiers. “From today on,” the order read, “no more prisoners are to be taken.  All prisoners, wounded and  not wounded, are to be killed. . . .We must not leave a single living  enemy behind us.” Notwithstanding the fact that the order was fully authenticated at the trial, the Leipzig court exonerated General Stenger on the grounds that the written order was not filed in the  records of the trial. That is the way Germans tried Germans.








hat is the way the trial went off in Leipzig. That is the way Germany kept her promise to try the war criminals with “all desirable rigor and impartiality.”




While agreeing to the Leipzig trials, the Allies in one of their notes warned Germany that they reserved to themselves the right to decide whether the procedure proposed by the Germans would not in the long run result in the accused escaping just punishment for all their misdeeds, in which case




–the authors of the Versailles Treaty threatenedthe Allies would exercise their right to resort to their own courts. But these threats, too, remained on paper: *not one* of the persons liable to be surrendered to the Allies was tried by the latter in their “own courts.” The Leipzig trials were a travesty of justice, as the Soviet press bluntly called it *at the time*.




If these facts are considered in




the proper light, it may definitely be said that one of the reasons for the monstrous orgy of Nazi crimes in this war [World War 2] is the fact that the Germans escaped punishment for their crimes in the war of 1914-1918.




The role played by the Soviet Union in the war against Hitler Germany guarantees it a due influence in the settlement —


together with the Alliesof all post-war problems. And this in its turn is the best guarantee that the history of 1919-1921 in the matter of the responsibility for war crimes will not be repeated. Hitler, his clique and all persons guilty of heinous crimes will suffer the full punishment they merit.












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There was the REAL Soviet Union led by Lenin and Stalin  ->  1917 – 1956

There was the FAKE Soviet Union led by Khrushchov and successor revisionists  ->  1956 – 1991

There is the New Russian Empire  ->  1991 to date

The FAKE Soviet Union pretended it was a continuation of the REAL Soviet Union.

For DECADES the unprincipled leaders of communist parties worldwide bought into the pretense of the FAKE Soviet Union that it was simply improving upon the REAL Soviet Union –when, actually, it was doing away with the

REAL communist and socialist agenda and ideas of the REAL Soviet Union!

Let us recall it was the REAL Soviet Union that

awakened the toilers of the East and

wiped out the racist army of Hitler Germany in 1945.

The FAKE Soviet Union openly invaded Afghanistan December 24, 1979.


NOT ALL communists were caught off guard by the FAKE Soviet Union.

















America died




AUGUST 6, 1945




while giving birth to








which immediately began writing –in blood– its








Asterisks indicate my emphasis.

















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