Was the Queen’s uncle a NAZI? After shocking film of Edward VIII teaching his niece to salute comes disturbing evidence his fanaticism went FAR deeper
There is no doubt that it is an extraordinary image. Just ten months before it was captured, the man at its centre was the King of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Defender of the Faith, and Emperor of India.
And yet here he is, the uncle of our present Queen, surrounded by beaming Nazi bigwigs, proudly giving a Heil Hitler salute, looking for all the world like some despicable Fascist puppet dictator.
The photograph emerged only this week when an auction house in Wales announced that it was up for sale, along with many similar photographs from the Duke of Windsor’s trip to Germany in October 1937.
Coincidentally, it comes in the wake of the publication of a jaw-dropping home movie showing our Queen, then a seven-year-old princess, giving a Nazi salute in 1933, abetted by the Duke, who was then the Prince of Wales.
Edward VIII, the uncle of our present Queen, is seen surrounded by beaming Nazi bigwigs in 1937, proudly giving a Heil Hitler salute, looking for all the world like some despicable Fascist puppet dictator
Coincidentally, the 1937 picture of Edward saluting comes in the wake of the publication of a jaw-dropping home movie showing our Queen, then a seven-year-old princess, giving a Nazi salute in 1933, abetted by the Duke, who was then the Prince of Wales
The emergence of the two sets of images poses troubling questions. It’s long been known that the former Edward VIII had close contact with the Nazi regime. But were his sympathies for Hitler even stronger than previously thought? Was he, in fact, a Nazi?
In order to reach some sort of answers — for in the murky between-the-wars worlds of aristocracy and Fascism, there are few certainties — we first need to remind ourselves quite how German our Royal Family are.
Many of us are aware that until 1917 the family name of the royals was the very German Saxe-Coburg und Gotha. During World War I, such a name was clearly unsuitable, and the name ‘Windsor’ was ushered in instead. But despite the war and the change of name, the Germanic roots of the family ran deep.
Edward VIII’s mother, Queen Mary, was almost entirely German and his father, George V, partly German.
Edward was born in 1894, and when he was growing up, he recalled how older members of his family would lapse into German as soon as any English-speaking courtiers left the room. Edward himself was so fluent in the language that he regarded it as his ‘Muttersprache’ — his mother tongue.
The Queen’s uncle, who abdicated the previous year, is pictured making the distinctive ‘Heil Hitler’ sign while surrounded by uniformed high-ranking fascists on an unofficial visit to Germany in 1937. Edward VIII’s mother, Queen Mary, was almost entirely German and his father, George V, partly German
Edward certainly felt at home in Germany and with all things German. It therefore comes as little surprise that he once told his great friend Diana Mosley, the wife of the British Fascist leader, Sir Oswald Mosley, that ‘every drop of blood in my veins is German’. Above, Edward visiting a Nazi-run mine in 1937
In addition, Edward — who was known as ‘David’ by his family — would often visit Germany, both immediately before and after World War I and throughout the Twenties and Thirties.
He would reside with family members, although when they came to stay with him in Britain, Edward ensured that their names did not appear on the public Court Circular.
Edward certainly felt at home in Germany and with all things German. It therefore comes as little surprise that he once told his great friend Diana Mosley, the wife of the British Fascist leader, Sir Oswald Mosley, that ‘every drop of blood in my veins is German’.
Clearly, a fondness for Germany should not be equated with a fondness for Nazism.
Many sympathetic biographers of Edward are adamant that his love for the land of his forebears has been misinterpreted, and that he really was no closet Fascist.
Such biographers dismiss claims that he was a ‘fellow traveller’ as conspiracy theories and tittle-tattle.
When the Nazis came to power in 1933, Edward was delighted. As he revealed to a senior Austrian diplomat, he saw Nazism as necessary for Germany. ‘Of course, it is the only thing to do,’ he said. ‘We will have to come to it, as we are in great danger from the Communists, too.’ Above, the Duke in Germany in 1937
But thanks to much excellent digging by distinguished historians such as Jonathan Petropoulos and Karina Urbach — and indeed these new images of him giving a Nazi salute — it is now becoming clear that the man who would be King was far more sympathetic to Hitler’s twisted and evil creed than we had previously supposed.
Like many aristocrats of his generation, Edward loathed Communism. Despite his famous displays of solidarity with the poor when he was King, Edward saw what was happening in Russia as representing a very real threat not only to his country, but also his family.
According to one British diplomat who had served in Russia, Edward’s thinking ‘was dominated by sharp fear of the Communist threat from Russia’. It was this fear that made Edward look to Germany as a bulwark against the spread of the Reds.
When the Nazis came to power in 1933, Edward was delighted. As he revealed to a senior Austrian diplomat, he saw Nazism as necessary for Germany. ‘Of course, it is the only thing to do,’ he said. ‘We will have to come to it, as we are in great danger from the Communists, too.’
The former king on his visit to a mine (left) and with his equerry Sir Dudley Forwood on another visit. Sir Dudley said: ‘We were none of us averse to Hitler politically. We felt that the Nazi regime was a more appropriate government than the Weimar Republic, which had been extremely socialist’
There can be no doubt what Edward meant by these words — he wanted Britain to be governed by some form of Fascism.
Even one of Edward’s equerries, Sir Dudley Forwood, was later to report: ‘We were none of us averse to Hitler politically. We felt that the Nazi regime was a more appropriate government than the Weimar Republic, which had been extremely socialist.’
Besides, there were many tenets of Nazism that sat easily on the then Prince’s shoulders. Although a loathsome form of ‘drawing-room’ anti-Semitism was common in Britain, it seems as though Edward had an especially virulent dislike of the Jews. When war eventually did break out, Edward revealed whom he thought lay behind it to a Spanish diplomat.
‘He throws all the blame on the Jews and the Reds, and [then foreign secretary Anthony] Eden with his people in the Foreign Office,’ the diplomat reported in June 1940, ‘and other politicians, all of whom he would have liked to put up against a wall.’
The Spaniard added in his report that this was by no means the first time Edward had spoken about Jews as warmongers. Such an absurd claim was, of course, identical to that often expressed by Nazis such as Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Germany’s minister of propaganda, who insisted that the Jews were responsible for the conflict — and indeed most of the world’s ills.
Back in 1936, when Edward became King, the Nazis were delighted. They had been in power for three years and now, finally, Britain was to be ruled by a man who understood not only Germany, but also had a penchant for Nazism.
‘I am convinced his friendly disposition towards Germany will have some influence on the formation of British foreign policy,’ observed the German ambassador to Britain.
And it was not just the Germans who suspected that Britain would become more pro-German. In early 1936, the U.S. State Department also believed that relations between Nazi Germany and Britain would become far more friendly. When this news was leaked to the Germans, Hitler was elated.
Although a loathsome form of ‘drawing-room’ anti-Semitism was common in Britain, it seems as though Edward had an especially virulent dislike of the Jews. Edward is pictured with Robert Ley, the Nazi leader of the German Labour Front (pictured in the black uniform to his left)
A key go-between was one of Edward’s German cousins, Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha, who was ten years his senior. An avowed Nazi, the duke was a general in the brown-shirted Storm Troopers, and he had been sent by Hitler to London in 1935 to act as an unofficial diplomat and to use whatever leverage he could with the then Prince of Wales.
According to some historians, it was partly thanks to some behind-the-scenes skulduggery between the senior Nazi and Edward that helped to bring about the signing of the Anglo-German Naval Agreement.
This not only allowed Germany to increase the size of her Navy, but — more crucially — was also regarded by Hitler as a vital precursor to a future alliance between the two countries.
In addition, Edward is supposed to have told his cousin such an alliance was a political necessity, and that he wanted to meet Hitler as soon as possible.
That time would come, but not while he was King.
Whatever the truth behind the Naval Agreement, it is clear that when he came to the throne, Edward had direct links with the Nazis that circumvented formal diplomatic channels.
And, intriguingly, it was this cosying up to the Nazis that some saw as the real reason behind Edward’s abdication, and not because the King had fallen in love with a divorcee.
The Germans emphatically believed this. ‘The whole marriage question was a false front that [Prime Minister] Baldwin has utilised to get rid of the king because of the latter’s pro-German views,’ Joachim von Ribbentrop — then the German ambassador in London, later the foreign minister — reported back to Hitler.
Dastardly plot by Baldwin or not, the fact is that when Edward did abdicate in December 1936, the Nazis lost a friend.
The Americans recognised this, as did the Soviets, and doubtless, in private, so did senior British politicians and mandarins.
But although he was no longer on the throne, the Germans still regarded the now Duke of Windsor as being extremely powerful. The British Embassy in Berlin reported how von Ribbentrop believed that Edward ‘will some day have a great influence over the British working man, and that every effort will be made . . . to make HRH [Edward] even more pro-German than he is already supposed in Germany to be.’
And it was this Nazi wooing of Edward that resulted in his being invited to tour Germany in October 1937, just ten months after he had relinquished his crown. News of the forthcoming trip was unofficially announced by this very newspaper in September that year, but it was not confirmed until October.
When Edward did abdicate in December 1936, the Nazis lost a friend. Above, the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson pictured at Berchtesgaden after visiting Adolf Hitler in 1937. According to equerry Dudley Forwood, who accompanied the Duke on the tour, Edward said to Hitler: ‘The Germans and the British races are one. They should always be one. They are of Hun origin’
The purpose of the visit, his office announced, was supposedly to study ‘housing and working conditions . . . the Duke of Windsor has always interested himself in the well-being of the working man’.
As far as the Duke, his new bride and the Nazis were concerned, the 11-day trip was an unbridled success. While British diplomats and politicians fumed, the Nazis and the German people at large were spellbound by the couple. Wherever they went, they were greeted by roaring crowds, whose enthusiasm was clearly genuine and not the result of stage management by Goebbels.
Their guide was the sinister Robert Ley, the portly head of the German Labour Front, who would hang himself in October 1945 while awaiting trial for crimes against humanity and conspiracy to wage war.
Ley showed the couple around factory after factory, revealing how the Nazi ‘miracle’ was benefiting the German working man, who had been miserable and hungry before Hitler came to power. Workforces all over Germany lustily sang the British National Anthem whenever the couple appeared, and would extend their hands in the Nazi salute.
According to many reports, Edward was only too happy to salute back, a fact we now have confirmed this week with the photograph of the Duke visiting a coalmine at Lintfort, near Essen.
If the ordinary members of the German public liked the Duke, so, too, did the Nazi nabobs. At a dinner thrown for the couple by von Ribbentrop, at the exclusive Horcher’s restaurant in Berlin, Edward was seated next to none other than Goebbels.
‘The Duke is wonderful — a nice, sympathetic fellow who is open and clear and with a healthy understanding of people,’ the propaganda minister wrote in his diary that evening. ‘It’s a shame he is no longer King. With him, we could have entered into an alliance.’
As well as meeting Goebbels, Edward also had tea with Hermann Goering, commander of the Luftwaffe and the man who would later help to mastermind the Holocaust. Goering remarked of his visitor: ‘The natural opposition between British and German policy could be easily set aside with the aid of such a man as the Duke.’
Edward also found time to see his cousin, the Duke of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha, who hosted a magnificent dinner for the couple, complete with a Nazi honour guard.
Of course, there was one Nazi above all whom Edward wanted to meet — Adolf Hitler. That dubious privilege was extended to him on October 22, when he and the Duchess of Windsor visited the dictator at his mountain retreat above Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps. Unfortunately, no transcript of this fascinating meeting exists, but we do have some tidbits.
According to equerry Dudley Forwood, who accompanied the Duke on the tour, Edward said to Hitler: ‘The Germans and the British races are one. They should always be one. They are of Hun origin.’ Doubtless Hitler agreed.
Although the Duchess of Windsor was not present at the actual meeting between Hitler and her husband, she did ask him what they had talked about. ‘What he’s trying to do for Germany and to combat Bolshevism,’ Edward replied. When the couple said their farewells to Hitler, they were impressed by his warmth.
As a reporter who witnessed their departure observed, the Fuhrer took both their hands together, and said a long goodbye, during which he claimed they were all now great friends. He then gave the couple a Nazi salute, which the duke was only too happy to return.
Two days later, the couple returned by train from Munich to their new home in Paris. The Nazis were ecstatic at their propaganda victory, with Ley reporting how Edward had apparently said that what he had seen in Germany was nothing less than a ‘miracle’. ‘One can only begin to understand it when one realises that behind it all is one man and one will,’ Edward said.
The British, meanwhile, were seething. There was no doubt in the minds of many diplomats what Nazi intentions were for the Duke. The Germans clearly hoped that Edward would ‘come back as a social-equalising King’, one British official reported, in order to establish an ‘English form of Fascism and alliance with Germany’.
Quite how the Nazis thought Edward would reclaim the crown is not clear. The only way it could have happened would have been following a successful German invasion of Britain.
It has long been speculated that if this had taken place, Edward would have accepted the role of some form of puppet king under the Nazi jackboot.
Until this week, many have scoffed at the idea. But look at that picture again. Does Edward look like a man who would have said no to Hitler?
Now the Royals face TV ‘Nazi exposure’: As Palace considers legal action over ‘Hitler salute’ photos, a new blow
- Buckingham Palace bracing for new revelations in Channel 4 documentary
- It comes amid furore over footage showing Queen performing Nazi salute
- The programme will reveal details of Prince Philip’s sister’s marriage
- Three of his sisters, including Sophie, were married to senior Nazi officers
Buckingham Palace was last night braced for new embarrassment as turmoil continued over leaked footage showing the Queen performing a Nazi salute as a child.
An explosive Channel 4 documentary is set to reveal details of how Prince Philip’s sister met and admired Adolf Hitler, whom she described as a ‘charming and seemingly modest man’.
Three of his sisters were married to senior Nazi officers – one a colonel in the SS – and when Philip attended a family funeral in Germany in 1937 he was confronted by crowds giving the Heil Hitler salute. The documentary includes previously unseen extracts from a private memoir in which one sister talks of her early admiration for Hitler.
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Buckingham Palace was last night braced for new embarrassment as turmoil continued over leaked footage showing the Queen performing a Nazi salute as a child (pictured)
The Duke of Edinburgh, now 94, served bravely in the Royal Navy during the Second World War and his family’s history is no secret. But the Palace will not welcome a fresh focus on his sister’s links to the Third Reich while controversy continues over the footage of the Queen.
The grainy film was shot in 1933, months after Hitler came to power and six years before the start of the Second World War. It shows the then seven-year-old Princess Elizabeth playing with a dog on the lawn at Balmoral with her sister Margaret, before raising her arm in a Nazi salute.
Her mother, the future Queen Mother, and her uncle Edward – later Edward VIII – are also shown in the pose. Her uncle appears to be showing them how to perform the Nazi salute, which even then was recognised internationally as a sign of obedience to Hitler.
Royal aides are investigating how the 17-second black and white film clip came to be published by The Sun, and Buckingham Palace has not ruled out legal action. The Mail has learned the footage was obtained by a researcher with ‘access to the royal archives’.
The Channel 4 documentary is set to reveal how animosity to the Queen’s marriage to Philip was fuelled by fears about his family’s links to Nazi Germany. In the previously unpublished memoir, his older sister Sophie – a godmother to Prince Edward – wrote of entertaining both Hitler and his henchman Hermann Goering before they rose to power.
The monarch looked content as she drove her green Jaguar X Type down the Long Walk from Windsor Castle earlier yesterday amid a furore over leaked footage of her as a child
She said she and her husband were ‘impressed’ by Hitler and his plans for Germany’s future, although she wrote they had ‘fundamentally’ changed their view some years later. Sophie joined the Nazi Women’s Auxiliary and was photographed at Goering’s wedding, on the top table with Hitler, and her husband Prince Christoph von Hessen was head of the SS in the Air Ministry.
The couple named one of their sons Karl Adolf in Hitler’s honour after meeting the Nazi leader in 1931 or 1932, before he became the German Chancellor.
Philip’s sister said Goering had been ‘very enthusiastic’ about the Nazi party and its leader, and had urged her and her husband to meet Hitler in person. She noted in her memoir, written in old age: ‘As Germany was going through hard times and there was a lot of poverty and general dissatisfaction everywhere, we were interested to hear about the great improvements his party was planning to do.
‘As Goering was insistent we should meet Hitler personally, we decided to ask him to lunch at our flat… I have to say here, that, although Chri [her husband Prince Christoph] and I changed our political view fundamentally some years later, we were impressed by this charming and seemingly modest man, and by his plans to change and improve the situation in Germany.’
The image of Queen Elizabeth as an 18-year-old (pictured) in wartime ambulance service uniform is more reflective of her reputation than that of her giving a Nazi salute as a child, some have claimed
Sophie’s memoir was never published and the Channel 4 documentary Prince Philip: The Plot To Make A King – due to be aired on July 30 – is the first time it has been made public by her family.
Three of Philip’s four sisters married German officers and when he travelled to a family funeral in Darmstadt in 1937 he was photographed walking through ranks of troops and crowds giving the Nazi salute. His sisters were excluded from receiving invitations to his wedding to the future Queen in 1947 because of their links to Nazi Germany.
But Sophie, whose husband Prince Christoph was killed in 1943 and who remarried to Prince George William of Hanover, was made a godmother to Prince Edward in 1964 and was a frequent visitor to the Royal Family.
Last night Buckingham Palace officials said they ‘were not aware’ of the Channel 4 documentary and ‘have nothing to say’.
There can be no suggestion, however, that the Queen, Prince Philip or the Queen Mother were in any way Nazi sympathisers. Philip served Britain with distinction during the Second World War, while his future wife and mother-in-law became inspirational figures of wartime defiance.
Philip’s mother, Princess Alice of Greece, was awarded the title of Righteous among the Nations for her part in sheltering Greek Jews from the Gestapo.
Regarding the Balmoral footage, historians have stressed that Hitler was a much derided figure in Britain in the early 1930s, and that the film appears to show the Queen Mother making fun of the Nazi salute.
Princess Elizabeth would have been too young to understand the gesture. But her uncle Edward, who abdicated to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson, faced numerous accusations of being a Nazi sympathiser. The couple, by then the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, were photographed meeting Hitler in Munich in 1937, when Edward was said to have given a Nazi salute, although he later claimed it was a ‘soldier’s salute’.
Buckingham Palace has said it was ‘disappointing that the film, shot eight decades ago and apparently from Her Majesty’s personal family archive, has been obtained and exploited in this manner’. It is understood its investigation will consider how the film fell into the hands of The Sun and will call in police if there is any suspicion of criminal activity. Aides will have to consider if the footage could have been copied or stolen, or whether it could have been inadvertently handed to film-makers for a documentary.
HOW THE ‘FUHRER TURNED ON CHARM OVER MEAL AT OUR FLAT’
Prince Philip’s older sister Sophie met Adolf Hitler and his henchman Hermann Goering after she married a German aristocrat.
In a previously unpublished memoir, written in her old age, she described how family friend Goering came for tea at her flat near Frankfurt before the Nazis rose to power.
She wrote: ‘He talked a lot about the new political party which he had joined, the “Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei”.
‘He was very enthusiastic about it all, especially about the party leader, a man called Adolf Hitler.
‘As Germany was going through hard times and there was a lot of poverty and general dissatisfaction everywhere, we were interested to hear about the great improvements his party was planning to do.’
Prince Philip’s older sister Sophie met Adolf Hitler and his henchman Hermann Goering (right) after she married a German aristocrat
Princess Sophie later met the Nazi leader at her home.
‘As Goering was insistent we should meet Hitler personally, we decided to ask him to lunch at our flat,’ she wrote.
‘I had been warned he was a vegetarian, and found it difficult to plan an appropriate meal. In those days we had a cook-housekeeper, which was just as well, as my ideas about cooking and housekeeping were fairly hazy (being only eighteen at the time).
‘We settled for an assortment of vegetables which turned out to be a great success.
‘I have to say here, that, although Chri [her husband Prince Christoph von Hessen] and I changed our political view fundamentally some years later, we were impressed by this charming and seemingly modest man, and by his plans to change and improve the situation in Germany.
‘This explains why Chri joined the SS in 1932, as his new friends had urged him to do.
‘In 1935 he was appointed head of the “Forschungsamt” [research bureau] of the Air Ministry.
‘Its employees were pledged to secrecy and Chri never spoke about his work.’
The couple married in 1930 when Sophie was 16. Her meetings with Goering and Hitler appear to have taken place in 1931 or 1932.
Prince Christoph was killed in a plane crash in 1943 and his wife died in 2001.
Excerpts from her private memoir were read by the couple’s son – Prince Rainer von Hessen – as part of the Channel 4 Secret History documentary Prince Philip: The Plot To Make A King. The programme is due to be shown at 9pm on July 30.
A senior royal source stressed that they had not yet embarked on legal action but made clear that the Palace was considering ‘all avenues’, including whether there has been a breach of the Royal Family’s copyright.
The Sun has refused to reveal how it got the film but insists the ‘original film remains under lock and key’. It said that ‘several copies of the clip were made several years ago’ and that one of them was obtained by the newspaper. Managing editor Stig Abell said it was obtained ‘in a legitimate fashion’.
The publication has led to calls for greater access to the royal archives to help historians to document the Royal Family’s wartime role. Culture Secretary John Whittingdale said he understood why the Palace was upset. But asked if the newspaper was right to publish, he told BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show: ‘That is a matter for The Sun. It is an editorial judgment. It is up to the Press to decide what is and what is not appropriate to print.’
The Board of Deputies of British Jews said it would be wrong to criticise the Queen over the film. President Jonathan Arkush said: ‘It’s really important for us not to judge this, even with hindsight. Obviously the Nazi salute now carries horrible memories and bitterness for us, but I do not think for one moment that it would be appropriate for me to suggest that the full horror of Nazi Germany was known at that point.’
Mark Almond, professor of modern history at Oxford University, said: ‘Opening up aspects of the Queen’s early years is not going to damage respect for the monarchy. It can only reinforce her standing with the public.’
Philip at a Nazi funeral and the day his sister had lunch with Hitler: TV documentary reopens painful chapter of duke’s family past
By HARRY MOUNT FOR THE DAILY MAIL
Wearing a long, dark overcoat and a sombre expression, a handsome blond man marches through the streets of Germany.
The remarkable photograph from 1937 shows Prince Philip, then just 16, in a funeral procession for his older sister Cecile, who was killed in an air crash.
The young prince is flanked by grieving relatives, all wearing distinctive Nazi uniforms. One is clad in the uniform of the Brownshirts; another wears full SS regalia. The street in Darmstadt, near Frankfurt, is lined with crowds – many giving the ‘Heil Hitler’ salute.
Sombre: Philip, circled, is pictured with relatives wearing Nazi uniforms at his sister Cecile’s funeral in Germany in 1937
In another extraordinary photograph Prince Philip’s youngest sister Sophie – elegantly dressed with a fur hanging on the back of her chair – is seen sitting opposite Hitler at the wedding of Luftwaffe commander Hermann Goering and his bride Emmy.
The pictures, featured in next week’s Channel 4 documentary Prince Philip: The Plot To Make A King, have been published before – and of course do not reflect on the duke, who can hardly be reproached for mourning one sister or for the company kept by another.
But the images lay bare the unfortunate family connections brought into focus by the programme.
Sophie was not the only sibling with Nazi links. Three of Philip’s four sisters – Margarita, Cecile and Sophie – married German aristocrats who became leading figures in the Nazi party.
The documentary features an interview with Prince Rainer von Hessen, the son of Sophie and Prince Christoph. In it, he reveals the contents of his mother’s memoir for the first time.
Celebration: Philip’s sister Sophie, right, opposite Hitler at the 1935 wedding of Goering (with gold braid) in scene featured in Channel 4 documentary
Princess Sophie writes of a private lunch with Hitler and how she thought he was a ‘charming and seemingly modest man’. She married Prince Christoph von Hessen, a director in the Third Reich Air Ministry, an SS colonel and the chief of Goering’s secret intelligence service – responsible for spying on anti-Nazis.
The couple were such devoted Nazis that they named their first son Karl Adolf in honour of Hitler.
Prince Philip’s oldest sister, Princess Margarita, married Gottfried, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. During the war, Prince Gottfried fought for the Germans on the Russian front, where he was badly wounded. But he turned against the Fuhrer, and was among the aristocratic officers implicated in the plot to assassinate Hitler on July 20, 1944 – which led to Prince Gottfried’s dismissal from the army.
Philip broke a 60-year public silence about his family’s Nazi ties in 2006. In an interview for a book titled Royals and the Reich, he said that – like many Germans – they found Hitler’s early attempts to restore Germany’s power and prestige ‘attractive’.
‘There was a great improvement in things like trains running on time and building,’ he explained.
‘There was a sense of hope after the depressing chaos of the Weimar Republic. I can understand people latching on to something or somebody who appeared to be appealing to their patriotism and trying to get things going. You can understand how attractive it was.’
The duke stressed that he was never ‘conscious of anybody in the family actually expressing anti-Semitic views’.
But he added that there were ‘inhibitions about the Jews’ and ‘jealousy of their success’. Unsurprisingly, none of Prince Philip’s sisters were invited to the Queen’s wedding in 1947. The German connection was still too shaming, only two years after the end of the war.
Philip’s opposition to the Nazis has never been in doubt.
He fought valiantly for Britain during the war, seeing action in the Battle of Crete, the Battle of Cape Matapan in Greece and the Allied invasion of Sicily. But, as the documentary shows, there were questions and disquiet at court about the prince’s German blood.
The Queen Mother apparently referred to Prince Philip as ‘the Hun’. And, although he was born a prince of the Greek royal family, his mother was Princess Alice of Battenberg, daughter of a German prince. Prince Philip’s father, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, is descended from the German ducal house of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg – Philip’s real surname.
But, on his marriage to Princess Elizabeth, he assumed his mother’s maternal surname – Mountbatten, which is an Anglicised version of the German ‘Battenberg’.
The Queen’s real surname is also is German – Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. That was the surname of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband, who was born near Coburg in Germany.
The Royal Family’s surname was changed to Windsor in 1917, during the First World War, when Saxe-Coburg-Gotha was considered too German a name – not least because the planes coming over to bomb Britain were called Gotha bombers.
Prince Philip was born the youngest of five children, Prince of Greece and Denmark on Corfu in 1921, the only son of Princess Alice of Battenberg and Prince Andrew of Greece.
Philip met Princess Elizabeth five years before becoming Queen when he was 18 and she was just 13-14, a paedophile relationship by todays standards, but times were different back then, when the Queen and Prince Philip were young, they married in 1947 (Telegraph, 2004; Independent, 2004). Both Philip and Elizabeth descend from the same bloodline. Elizabeth from the estranged son of King George II and Caroline of Ansbach, Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales. Prince Philip descends from the sister of Frederick Louis and daughter of King George II and Caroline of Ansbach, Princess Mary of Great Britain. Queen Elizabeth descends from the Bavarian Illuminati through Albert and Victoria, Albert descends from Bavarian Illuminati stock, Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg was an original member of the Illuminati.
It is general knowledge that all four of Prince Philips sisters married German princes, three of whom, Sophie, Cecile and Margarita became members of the Nazi party. Sophia’s husband, Prince Christoph of Hesse, was chief of Goering’s Secret Intelligence Service and they were often invited as guests at Nazi functions.
In an interview, Philip himself admitted his family had “inhibitions about the Jews“, but claimed he was never “conscious of anybody in the family actually expressing anti-Semitic views“, obviously this was a lie, the end justifies the means, as they say.
In 1917 House of Windsor was born, the predecessor of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha or the Illuminati bloodline as an alternative. Queen Elizabeth being directly related to the Bavarian Illuminati, see here.
Queen Elizabeth II family tree showing relationship to the Bavarian Illuminati
(Gaia Militia, 2014)
Get the full family tree from here before it is removed like it has been every time I’ve uploaded it
A little known occult group may have been the inspiration for one of the most terrifying ideologies of the 20th century, it formed a dark fellowship that was established nearly 100 years ago. It seems that its original members believed that they could live below the Earths surface and, fly to distant stars. Their power would be a mysterious substance called Vril, they also believed that one day they would take over the world, they came very close.
The mysterious group claimed influence in the highest ranks of the German power structure of the 1930s, this dark fellowship may have been a Nazi cult.
The stories of histories dark fellowships strike fear into many hearts, but what are the truths behind the stories. Throughout history there have been secret organizations striving for influence in political circles, but if the bizarre legends about the Vril society are true, the organization is particularly unsettling.
“The Vril Society is the most mysterious German secret society ever in history, they were originally founded before the the second world war and, their influence reaches out even till today” (Author Theo Paijmans).
Its members are said to have included senior figures in the Nazi party like Hermin Goring, Heinrik Himmler and, even Adolf Hitler.
“The Vril Society was a dark fellowship, they sought to achieve the mastery of the Aryan race” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Before they were able to influence the Nazis, Vril occultist worked in complete secrecy doing anything to promote Aryan power.
“What they did, that ranged from straight forward political assassinations trying to invoke the spirits of the dead, good old fashioned, what one one might call sexual orgies and, more sinisterly human sacrifice” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Michael Fitzgerald is one of just a few historians willing to identify the secrets of the Vril society, few records exist, but he claims first hand sources.
“Some of my information about the Vril society has come from direct sources, some of them swore me to secrecy during their lifetime and, have now died” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
So he is now free to offer his assessment.
“Vril Society is a group of people founded at the end of the first world war and, it included many people who were to go on to become prominent in the Nazi party” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Like any secret society it had its secret practices, but what made the Vril Society so unique was its members obsession with an intangible power force called Vril.
“This power was universal energy, it could do anything, all currents of harm and, healing and, so on were enclosed within it. It’s similar to the Indian concept of Prana in many ways or the Chinese concept of Chi” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Chinese philosophers believed that Chi is the life energy that runs through us all, the Vril Society believed they could harness this energy.
“And they believed that Vril power could be used to gain material power” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
“And so they were frantically searching for this Vril force” (Author Theo Paijmans).
Dutchman Theo Paijmans has dedicated 25 years of his life to studying the Vril Society.
“My research has established that certain bureaus in Nazi Germany were frantically searching for this new energy” (Author Theo Paijmans).
Obtaining supernatural power might require supernatural efforts.
“They sort the power of Vril through a variety of different means, there were naturally meditative practices which were obviously the mainstay of most of their activities” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
But they weren’t meditating to gain inner peace.
“The theory is that they practiced these meditation techniques in order to further the strength of the Vril in themselves” (Author Theo Paijmans).
If it was a strength that could potentially dominate the world wouldn’t the members of the Vril society done more than esoteric meditation to obtain it?
“They were also very involved with what one might call loosely sex magic” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
“There is an enormous history of sexual magic going back to witches and witches using sexual powers, this is nothing new” (Author Alexander Berzin).
Members of the society are said to have used the magic of sex to summon the power of Vril.
“There were some sexual practices that went on in the Vril Society” (Author Alexander Berzin).
This carnal method of harvesting Vril was less magical and, closer to an excuse for swapping partners.
“They were swingers” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Group sex and, meditation couldn’t really be considered evil, and were not exactly unique in the early twentieth century. But the Vril society may have had more sinister rituals.
“The darkest side of the Vril was undoubtedly their belief which dates back many thousands of years that to sacrifice a young child will give more power than anything else if you were turning to the darkness and, that is what they did” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
After the first world war many illegitimate and, orphaned children lived in Bavaria, children’s whos disappearance would go unnoticed and, legend had it the Vril of a child was the most concentrated and, most powerful.
“They were seen as being gateways between the astral and, the material world in a way that adults were not, so consequently they were ideal victims for human sacrifice” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Human sacrifices to harness an intangible energy, where did this Vril notion come from? The bizarre concept had been hijacked and, distorted from a science fiction novel.
After the first world war a bizarre cult called the Vril Society flourished in Germany, it took its name from a supernatural force Vril that could bestow immense power on anyone who could harness it. The concept of Vril was expounded in a book published in 1871 called ‘The coming race’ written by Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
“In that book he describes an underground race called the Vril-ya” (Author Theo Paijmans).
And they have complete mastery of the Vril force.
“And with that they can do almost anything” (Author Theo Paijmans).
It was pure science fiction but it captured an audience and, made them firm believers in Vril.
“And he falls through a crack and, finds himself in a subterranean world inhabited by a race of super beings called the Vril-ya, who live down there and, who have access to this magical energy, this strange electro fluid called Vril“. “Gives them the power to do almost anything, they can use it to heal, they can use it to kill” (Anonymous).
“They can also destroy mankind in the blink of an eye” (Author Theo Paijmans).
And anyone who harnessed this power could wield it.
“The protagonist finds out in the course of the novel that a child could use Vril to destroy an entire city” (Anonymous).
So imagine if this Vril existed and, got into the wrong hands. Could it be that some aspects of Nazi philosophy stem from ideas in a science fiction novel?
“Lytton’s novel ‘The coming race’ in many respects precursor-ed at least some of the ideology that led to the final solution” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
“This superior race which is explicitly linked to the Aryan races can manifest, it can control and, this just struck a chord in Europe particularly” (Anonymous).
And following the devastation suffered from World War 1 some Germans desperately wanted to associate themselves with such a superior race.
“Perhaps nobody could believe that this science fiction was fiction” (Anonymous).
“The end of the book comes with a very serious warning” (Author Theo Paijmans).
These subterranean keepers of the Vril could destroy mankind.
“Should they come up and decide they wanted to colonize the surface of the planet, we would be doomed” (Anonymous).
“It may seem a kind of tabloid truth that one would expect to find in sensational newspapers, but the Vril society really were consciously dedicated to the service of evil and, by their impact on the founders of the Nazi party they installed that evil into the senior leadership of what was to become the most evil regime in the twentieth century” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Most sources say that the Vril Society was founded in 1918 at a mysterious meeting in the Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden. It was a holiday center and, would later house the country retreat of Adolf Hitler. It is said that in a mountain lodge a group of occultists and, high ranking German nationalists secretly gathered to create a powerful inner circle called the All German Society for Metaphysics otherwise known as the Vril Society.
“Essentially it was founded by two people, Rudolf von Sebottendorf” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Von Sebottendorf had been very active in the occult movement, he was a Freemason, and alchemist, and a founder of the Thule Society. Their belief in a mythical civilization was a precursor to Nazi Aryan ideas.
“His real name was Adam Glauer and, he was the son of an engine driver but he gave himself, awarded himself a title of nobility” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
In creating the Vril Society von Sebottendorf was joined by a man who would darkly influence world history.
“The other main person within it was Dietrich Eckart” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
He was said to have strong powers of persuasion particularly in his anti-semitic writings.
“Dietrich Eckart was Hitlers closest personal friend between 1918 and, his death in 1923” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Eckart believed he was paving the road for Germany’s own savior.
“He was in many respects a mad genius, its no accident he spent a great part of his time in and, out of mental institutions” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
“The founder of the Vril went by a very curious name” (Author Theo Paijmans).
John the Baptist.
“And we all know that in the Bible John Baptist is sort of paver of the road for the true messiah” (Author Theo Paijmans).
Eckart was also one of the master minds behind the Nazi party.
“Eckart saw Hitler as the German Messiah, he saw him as the man sent to save the country” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
And he wasn’t the only Vril founder who felt that way, it has been suggested that these two men were joined by two women. Mediums responsible for finding the hidden occult truths and, harvesting Vril.
“In those days it was the golden age of what was known as physical medium-ship, where not only were they forever moving objects and, table turning and, levitating, but also they used to produce a substance called as ectoplasm out of their bodies” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
One of these mediums is said to have predicted the new German Messiah.
“During her state of trance she declared that the apparition she had given form to was going to be the next German Messiah who she proceeded to name as Adolf Hitler” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
So the Vril Society may have indeed paved the way for the person that they would promote as the countries Messiah, their next step would have been to secure his ultimate weapon, Vril.
“They believed that, that would give them power” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
This occult group of German Nationalists may have grown quickly to become an elite inner circle of the Nazi party.
“Many of the top leaders including Hitler himself were members of the Vril Society. Karl Harrer, Anton Drexler and, Dietrich Eckart are three of the most important figures in the transition from the Vril Society to the Nazi Party” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Eckart was considered to be the darkest of them all and, dedicated to Hitlers success.
“He did have certain perverse gifts, not least of which was to train Hitler in the use of what one might loosely call the power over human heart and, the human mind” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Hermann Göring commander of the Lufftwaffe was said to be a member.
“It is virtually certain that he was introduced to it in around 1920 probably by Dietrich Eckart” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Alfred Rosenberg minister of the Third Reich probably a member.
“Rosenberg believed that the Aryan race was superior to every other of course and, you know, he believed that Jesus was not Jewish but an Aryan” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Rudolf Hess deputy Führer another likely member.
“Hess believed everything, he used to sleep with magnets under his bed to try and, draw off harmful emanations” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Martin Bormann chief of the Nazi Party chancellery also thought to be a member.
“Martin Bormann was probably considered the most evil one, he was an avowed and, open Satanist. He was quite categorical about his desire to exterminate Christianity as well as Judaism, because he saw Christianity as simply as he called it, a Jewish perversion” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
And the most senior Nazi in the Vril Society, Adolf Hitler himself.
“Hitler was by definition a dark person, but he took advantage of the dark fellowship of the Vril Society for his own ends” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Hitler is said to have used the frenzy surrounding this occult group to his advantage, manipulating its members.
“Not one of the members had an iota of his ruthlessness and, in a sense intelligence” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Hitler used any means that he could including the occult fanaticism of the era as a tool to help his rise to the top.
“And he saw the whole thing consciously as a means to an end which was the transformation of Germany and, the establishment of himself as its leader” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
But he did have some deep occult beliefs of his own.
“He believed to considerable extent that occult forces or what everyone likes to call them, Vril bearer, had some kind of reality” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Some believe his first occult exposure happened just before World War 1 in Vienna when he met a man named Lanz von Liebenfels.
“Von Liebenfels thought Hitler was a natural medium” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Von Liebenfels was obsessed with the Aryan occult, he was known to frequent ancient town of Karnten in Austria where the Germans defeated the Romans in the first century.
“He invented a whole new religion that he called Ariosophy” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
And he made his bizarre beliefs known publicly.
“He published a magazine called Ostara which was full of racial ramblings and bizarre occult philosophy” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Hitler was allegedly an avid reader of Liebenfels pamphlet.
“He actually physically advocated that the Jews should be killed simply for being Jewish” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
With this racist teaching Hitler was one step closer to Vril and, the final solution. But how is it possible that a dark fellowship as bizarre as the Vril Society could even exist, let alone contribute to the most evil regime in modern history?
“It had an influence on world history out of all proportion” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
The confusion surrounding the era offers clues to the Vril Societies influence.
“It was a very convoluted time, there were a multitude of secret societies” (Author Theo Paijmans).
From about 1888 well into the 1920s hundreds of secret societies formed, reformed and, gave birth to new and, even more secret sub groups. Some were dangerous nationalistic orders like the Serbian black hand society responsible for the assassination of the arch Duke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.
“Black Hand society was largely responsible for the first world war” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
And many of the eras dark fellowships were simply racist, sharing the sentiments of Lanz von Liebenfels who believed Aryans were Gods.
“He also believed that the Jews were literally children of the Devil” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
The thirty years leading to the formation of the Vril Society was an era obsessed with the strange combination of racial solidarity and, the occult.
“Magic and, occult ideas dominated thinking of virtually every class of society in the late nineteenth century” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
But of all the mystic of the time, one persons writings may have been the genesis of the phenomenal occult frenzy, Madam Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.
“I would say that Blavatsky provided the metaphysical framework that has gathered together the vast, vast streams of the ancient wisdom into a coherent system” (Theosophist Edi Bilimoria).
Blavatsky founded the Theosophical Society in 1875 and, established herself as a kind of sage in the occult realm. Theosophists believe in a combination of Asian and, occult ideas to promote the concept of a superior Aryan race.
“She traveled throughout the world for spiritual reasons” (Author Alexander Berzin).
“Madam Blavatsky wrote, well several books, but the particularly influential one was the ‘Secret Doctrine’” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
It was based on knowledge she acquired in India and, Tibet.
“She claimed that she got her teachings from secret messages from Mahatma’s in the Himalayas” (Author Alexander Berzin).
This ground breaking book written in 1885 did something no other book had ever done, it combined science and, religion.
Some branches of late nineteenth century European philosophy drew inspiration from a combination of the occult and, eastern mysticism. One leading proponent of these concepts was Madam Petrovna Blavatsky who managed to combine the precepts of both religion and, science.
“Suddenly science like with Darwin had seemed to destroy the possibility of religion and, Blavatsky was saying, ah you can still believe in evolution yet be religious because this is how it works, you know” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Her writings included anti-semitic notions that fueled later groups like the Vril Society.
“The ‘Secret Doctrine’ had an extreme racist view” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Some interpret her writings to say that semitic people had not evolved as far as the Aryans, but she was actually writing of the ancient Aryans whos Indo-Iranian name means noble, they had simply migrated further than other races and so they were more evolved.
“The misrepresentation of Aryan means ‘we are the master race’” (Theosophist Edi Bilimoria).
Blavatskys ancient Aryans were not the same as Hitlers twentieth century Aryan race.
“The ‘Secret Doctrine’ clearly have anti-semitic and, racist undertones” (Author Theo Paijmans).
“This is the danger of letting out high level truths because of the danger of misrepresentation” (Theosophist Edi Bilimoria).
The ‘Secret Doctrine’ was written as a spiritual teaching and, a kind of esoteric study of evolution, not an inspiration for the master race.
“But the racial aspects are the ones that appear particularly obviously appeal to the Nazis” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
“The world has shown the ghastly effects of twisting what is sacred knowledge and, perverting it to ones own personal aims” (Theosophist Edi Bilimoria).
When the Vril Society was founded, Blavatskys teachings were more popular in Germany than anywhere else in the world.
“Seriously it was that influential on German thought, it really was” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Like the coming race, Blavatskys book was misunderstood and, its ideas were twisted to support the many other racist philosophy’s rampant in Europe. So by 1918 the time was ripe for the formation of the Vril Society and, the search for ultimate power.
The Vril Society saw this power as a kind of metaphysical petrol.
“The Germans needed it because Germany as we know did not have fossil fuel reserves, they had a method of creating synthetic fuels but they were in desperate need for other energy’s” (Author Theo Paijmans).
In addition to their occult methods for finding this energy they began an actual quest for the all important Vril. They followed in Blavatskys footsteps to Tibet. Vril Society member Karl Haushofer organized expeditions to Tibet starting in 1923, their mission, contacting the Aryan forefathers in the cities deep underneath the Himalayas, they would certainly be the guardians of the Vril. And, by the third trip, they were measuring the skulls of the locals, convinced the Tibetans were the Aryan ancestors. Eventually Hitler formed a Nazi organization to track the Aryan race.
“They spent more money on that than the United States spent on the development of the atomic bomb” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
That would be 20 billion dollars in todays terms.
“For work that frankly produced no tangible results” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
“And so in the end the Germans left” (Author Alexander Berzin).
But whether they found Vril there or not the Germans did bring back one very important thing from Tibetan culture, something Blavatsky had waxed poetic about in the ‘Secret Doctrine’.
“Within its mystical precinct lies the master key which opens the door of every science, physical as well as spiritual” (Madam Helena Petrovna Blavatsky).
How could Madam Blavatsky have known this mystical figure would become the symbol of hate?
“A great many of the Vril society members were conscious Satanists” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
And these evil men were emblazoned with a symbol, the Swastika, its mystical resonance was of great interest to the Vril Society and, by 1920 it would virtually belong to the Nazis. Previously though the Swastika had been a symbol of luck and, good fortune in Asia.
“A lot of persons these days forget that before it became an ominous symbol in Nazi Germany the Swastika was to be found everywhere” (Author Theo Paijmans).
It was originally meant as a symbol good fortune, it took on a very tangible meaning that of the letter ‘G’ and, for Freemasons the word geometry.
“Well not only did it stand for geometry and, math and, so on, but it stood for Nordic, the old Norse Gods, it was a symbol of Thor” (Author Alexander Berzin).
“There was a village in Canada called Swastika and, they had a female hockey team called the Swastikas with the Swastika embroidered on their skirts and, it makes very lovely photos” (Author Theo Paijmans).
By 1920 it was no longer a benign symbol, in adopting the Swastika the Nazis did make one significant alteration.
“Hitler and his cohorts did a funny thing, they changed the direction of the Swastika” (Author Theo Paijmans).
It no longer turned to the right.
“His concept of the Swastika was very influential” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Hitlers Swastika turned in the opposite direction to the left and, the left hand path is synonymous with evil.
“The left hand path which is something that clearly derives from Roman mythology and, in fact all mythologies where evil Gods are centered on the left side and, the good Gods are centered on the right side” (Author Theo Paijmans).
This is Hitlers Swastika in 1920, it quickly became in-bedded in Nazi culture and, a variation of it has become known as a sign of the Vril Society. It’s found here in Wewelsburg castle the home of Heinrich Himmler commander of the SS and, a suspected member of the Vril Society.
“He was frantically searching for various means of winning the war and, in the end one can say it turned him insane, although in my opinion the seeds of his insanity were already there” (Author Theo Paijmans).
“Himmler of course was probably the most lunatic of any senior Nazi party member” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
“He was mystical, he was a dreamer” (Author Theo Paijmans).
“He was a real junky for every cult and, wacky idea going” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
And he was an architect of Nazi ideology.
“There are fascinating photos and, this I have never understood, of Himmler with his twelve year old daughter visiting a concentration camp, a death camp, now who on Earth would take his daughter to a death camp” (Author Theo Paijmans).
Perhaps only a man obsessed with absolute power would do that and, such a man would be the perfect candidate to renovate a sixteenth century castle as a Vril center piece.
“Within this castle we find a richness of symbols, of signs and, of occult things of significances that point towards his, well the fulfillment of his dreams” (Author Theo Paijmans).
The north tower holds the darkest symbols.
“The north tower clearly is the embodiment of all that Himmler felt was dear and, precious to him and, it points towards an occult significants in his philosophy’s” (Author Theo Paijmans).
A feature of the tower was the Solar Wheel or Black Sun the occult symbol for the Vril Society.
“Clearly this Sun Wheel meant a great deal to Heinrich Himmler, what the Solar Wheel exactly was who can tell” (Author Theo Paijmans).
It was however likely to impress members of the SS visiting the castle.
“The SS was seen by Himmler as being part of a mystical order” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Himmler wanted an imposing headquarters for his SS cohorts, he performed weddings and, funerals for them here.
“It’s alleged that even the full black mass was said to have been performed at Wewelsburg on two or three occasions” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
But if that ultimate Satanic ritual was celebrated at Wewelsburg it would have been undertaken in another part of the tower, the crypt. In this bizarre room with its excellent acoustics Himmler created a frightening arena for his elite SS men. There were pedestals around the sides placed possibly for attending rituals and, Vril society meetings and, a peculiar space in the center probably for Himmler himself.
“But this is funny, in the sense that, if this is the center where the acoustics work the best and, the most, then what was the purpose of the center meant for? Would that have been the place where Heinrich Himmler told about his wildest dreams?” (Author Theo Paijmans).
Was this nightmarish place the focus of all things Vril? Did Himmler have it constructed to be the place where the most despicable rituals could take place?
“This is of-course is one of these things that one will not know for certain” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Was it here that Himmler held his notorious Vril experiments?
“This quack doctor called Rascher who used to literally freeze prisoners until they were on the point of death and, then he would put naked prostitutes against their bodies to see if that would revive them and, then if so they were then instructed to have sex with them and, then all the temperatures would be taken. Himmler called it animal magnetism but it was essentially Vril based” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Himmler may have been searching for Vril through sexuality.
“Course it was ridiculous because fifty percent of the male subjects used to die, the experiments were undoubtedly inspired by Himmlers subscription to the notion of Vril” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Were these experiments held here in Himmlers center, or elsewhere within the castle walls? Unfortunately, there are no written records or living eye witnesses to reveal with certainty exactly what occurred within the walls of Himmlers Wewelsburg.
The Vril Society was unique among the secret societies of the era, one reason was that it included women as members.
“Every woman in the Reich stands ready as any man to fight and, die in service of the father land and, you know, this is true, this is true. There were probably more women than there were men in many respects” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
“It is very important to realize because a lot of the masonic groups were male only and, a lot of the esoteric groups were male only” (Author Theo Paijmans).
But not in the Vril Society, after all the females in the coming race were superior to the males.
“Women were seen really in a way as being like almost divine” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Women would have been welcomed because their feminine energy was required to properly attain Vril, but Hitlers personal view was far more practical.
“He actually felt that women were actually the soul of the nation and, that they were going to carry on the legacy of National Socialism” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
It is believed that two women became senior leaders of the Vril Society.
“Countess Von Reventlow was possibly the most well known one” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
And it’s possible that her prominence led to her death, she suffered a mysterious and, fatal bicycle accident in 1918 shortly after the Vril Societies inauguration.
“She got executed” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Countess Von Reventlows assassins were members of the German Communists party, people strongly apposed to the National Socialists.
“Ludendorff’s wife who was the only other one that was of comparable importance she broke with the Vril society at a fairly early stage” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
That may have been when her husband Erich Ludendorff became disillusioned with politics and, left the Vril Society and, the Nazi party in 1923.
Most of the women in the Vril Society served two primary purposes.
“Sex was seen as a national duty” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Following World War 1, one primary purpose of women in Germany was to replace the lost soldiers by having many German babies.
“There was actually a huge drive towards birth to increase productivity” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
And the prospect of making babies took on an element of fun at the time.
“Anything that could be an escape or fun would be good” (Author Alexander Berzin).
The Vril Society may have taken fun a step further into sex for occult power.
“To combine power with pleasure it was kind of like nationalization of the sexual instinct” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
And in a dark fellowship sexual instinct might invite sexual magic.
“Women in the Vril Society were often mediums” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
In an era obsessed with the occult there were many practicing mediums and, mediums were typically women. With secret societies dabbling in the occult rampant throughout Germany in the 1930s successful mediums were in great demand and, the Vril Society held such women in high esteem.
“They were considered to be particularly receptive channels between the ordinary world and, the astral world” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
“Well it sounds like a fascinating and, novel concept, but clearly it is not. I mean in Germany we have female mediums doing exactly that” (Author Theo Paijmans).
“They didn’t have any political influence in any way and, that what they essentially did was try and channel in the Vril power and, then translate it out into the rest of the people in the room, a kind of psychic photosynthesis one might say” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
One bizarre legend suggests that the female founders of the group were receiving messages about Vril from other galaxies.
“Well, it’s been alleged that the Vril Society was able to contact beings from Aldebaran and, so on, that depends on your point of view” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
“It’s not strange that these ideas would evolve or mutate into ideas of long haired women communicating with people underneath the Earth and, other planets, why not? It makes a better story, it’s more fun” (Author Alexander Berzin).
The idea of two long haired mediums communicating with other galaxies through automatic writing was not so outrageous in 1918.
“There was this fascinating book that I held in my hand just yesterday, it was published in 1823 and it’s called ‘Voyages to the sun, the moon and, other planets’ and, it was written by a female medium at that time, 1823. So clearly the idea that two female mediums are involved in communicating with an interstellar civilization on Aldebaran in 1970 is not new ” (Author Theo Paijmans).
And long hair also had a long tradition.
“The long hair of the women is partly a throw back of course to the old days to the valkyries maidens and, so on” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
“I wonder how much of this is borrowing themes from Vargner” (Author Alexander Berzin).
Naturally not all women of the Vril Society were long haired beauties, but all of the Vril Society legends like everything surrounding the organization were larger than life. Exaggeration was part of the plan and, that exaggeration included Heinrich Himmlers nightmarish castle.
“This all could have been a stage prop, a setting, a fitting setting for Himmlers plans and, Himmlers evil dreams, it’s a very clever ploy of propaganda” (Author Theo Paijmans).
Propaganda was an integral part of the entire Nazi culture.
“Ensuring that the Third Reich would survive of our darkest dreams” (Author Theo Paijmans).
So what was real and, what if anything has become of the Vril Society?
“The problem with researching the Vril Society today is that clearly this concept attracts people of unsavory character” (Author Theo Paijmans).
Today there are many people still obsessed with Nazis, Hitler and, the most evil side of the occult, they intermingle legend, fantasy and, propaganda with the scarce facts. Some also believe in the possibility that intergalactic flight could be achieved through the Vril Society.
“The Nazis were at the very last two years of the war working on secret projects” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
Their ultimate scheme was the flying disc project, a concept based on Vril Society ideas.
“We can clearly read in the 1930 pamphlets published by the Vril society that yes there were blueprints, theres even a whole chapter explaining what an ideal spaceship might look like to them if the right technology was being used” (Author Theo Paijmans).
“The Vril sources were actual blueprints” (Historian Michael Fitzgerald).
“I do know that devices for both with the technology that the Vril Society was propagating well before the second world war” (Author Theo Paijmans).
We don’t know for sure whether Nazi scientists created flying saucers, but the Vril Society did envision them.
“Am I skeptical of the whole Nazi UFO myth, yes, on the other hand there are certain things that I still find hard to discount” (Author Theo Paijmans).
But the evidence has vanished.
“The strange thing is that we know that these devices were built, but we can’t find them anywhere anymore” (Author Theo Paijmans).
It has even been suggested that Vril technology was adapted for the US and, Russian space programs.
“I don’t think so, I think they would be further at it than anyone else on this planet” (Author Theo Paijmans).
So we’re left to wonder what became of Vril technology and, what became of the Vril Society.
“Well, the irony of history is that Nazi Germany towards the end of the world war pretty much evolved into becoming the Vril-ya themselves” (Author Theo Paijmans).
In some ways Hitlers Nazis did become subterranean society, they built bunkers connecting one Nazi member to another and, countless tunnels containing weapons factories.
“They did this as is the official stance because allied bombers were bombing German cities and, German factories into smithereens day after day, night after night” (Author Theo Paijmans).
One place where they built weapons was the tunnel complex in Nordhausen.
“We know that they built their V1’s and, V2’s there” (Author Theo Paijmans).
Hundreds of very real V1 and, V2 rockets built underground sored through the skies to destroy their enemies, it has been said the ‘V’ stands for Vril, if true, Nazis and, the Vril-ya have become one.
“My theory is that the search for this force changed themselves into, well, the carriers of the force” (Author Theo Paijmans).
More than sixty years after the fall of the Third Reich where are the remanence of the Vril Society, are they gone, or are they ancient relics hiding away somewhere, does a new regime exist among us still plotting and, scheming?
“When you look at the tapestry of signals that I am receiving and, I have received over the years one can say that yes,there is still a Vril Society but not comparable to what it was once before” (Author Theo Paijmans).
There still could be devotees of a fictional power amongst us today.
“Vril in itself if it had been there yesterday it still is here today” (Author Theo Paijmans).
And Vril belief does still exist.
“Every atom is basically 99% Vril energy” (Robert Blumetti).
Today in America a small religious organization exists called the church of Vrilology where Bob the Vril master calls on the Norse Gods for Vril balance. Though they seem a bit different than the norm, the church of Vrilology is not the reminiscent of the evil Vril Society, they’re simply a group of people trying to find there way to the light.
“What we teach is to develop a relationship between the subconscious and, the conscious so that we can through the conscious mind take the Vril energy and, transform it into what we want in our lives” (Robert Blumetti).
The original occultist members of the Vril Society were at the other end of the spectrum looking directly and, deeply into the darkness to harvest and, execute ultimate power.
In an Austrian Royal Atlantis Film Documentary, UFO – Secrets of the Third Reich, its narrator Donald Arthur says that skeptical scientists point to three explanations for the UFO phenomenon, they are;
- Unexplained Phenomenon
- Optical Illusions
- Secret research carried out during the period of the Third Reich
According to the documentary, the UFO phenomenon is mentioned in the German armed forces technical manuals. The worlds first UFO report seemed to confirm this theory. Reported in the New York Times by Reuters on the 14th December 1944, “A mysterious illuminated ball is the latest Nazi air warfare weapon“, this means that near the end of the second world war Germany was in possession of a secret weapon which displayed all the typical characteristics of a UFO.
The Third Reich had a deep interest in ancient knowledge, some of their ideas were sparked from pre-first world war Vienna, where at the time all sorts of Esoteric, Occult and Sumerian research materials were circulating. Ideas that would later be taken up by the Third Reich, with those ideas the visions of a new and unconventional technology.
A period that witnessed the creation of many new secret doctrines and orders, Templars’ and Rosicrucians, Illuminati and Freemasons, Anthroposophists, Theosophists, Neo-Templars and Armanum. Some of these groups seemed to have awoken from a centuries long sleep, what had awoken them was the pending arrival of the prophesied new age, the change over from the age of Pisces to the Aquarian age. Every one of these groups felt themselves called upon to make their mark on the approaching era.
At the beginning Heretical Theologians, as well as Oriental, Nordic and, Atlantis scholars all worked in concert, fascinated by one goal, the new golden age.
Transcending good and evil, from the beginning of time this concept has triggered a conflict in the spiritual world, between light and darkness, between white and black magic, between occultism and wisdom. Our Earth and its spiritual dimensions, which are the thoughts of humanity, are the mirror of these conflicts. Each time every human being makes a decision he is faced a new with the choice between two paths, the white road of unselfish love or the black road of selfishness which ineluctably leads to doctrine.
Every individual who comes into contact with higher learning considers himself basically good and, yet, the two principles are still within him. Obligating him to examine which thoughts and deeds he will use to serve which power. At the end of time, the twilight of the gods, he will realize that heaven and hell are our own thoughts and actions, good and evil our own invention. Then he can draw on this experience to make the journey home to completeness. The powers of darkness and light serve only one lord, the creator of all things, they have the one goal of availing ourselves of the life experience to create a race of superior beings.
Power without love can only lead to catastrophe.
Back then in Vienna, Adolph Hitler came into contact with all of these secret teachings, he read all the books and other literature he could find on these subjects. Hitler soon evolved a vision where by he realized the world would need to be re-forged to pave the way for a new age, the way was now marked out for the steps he would take.
The soul power that seeks renewal and yet creates destruction.
By the same token, this period would also see the development of positive knowledge which would lead to the creation of a comprehensive technology.
In 1917, four men and a women met in the Viennese cafe Schopenhauer, Spiritualistic Medium Maria Orsitsch from Zagreb, student and fighter pilot Lothar Waiz, Orientalist Occultist Officer Karl Haushofer, Occultist Rudolf von Sebottendorf and, from the Order of Knights Templar Prelate Gernot. Their subject was the coming of the New Age, they spoke of secret revelations, the spear of destiny, the magical violet black stone, they discussed the possibility of making trans-medial communication with the ancient Germanic and, Babylonian deities Ishtar, Ostara and, ISIS. And of communicating with distant worlds, not only on this side, but also on the other.
It is quite likely this coffee house meeting witnessed the birth of the secret Thule Society, which in turn later spawned the German Nationalist Socialist Party, the SS, Black Sun and the Vril Society, which in its turn gave a foundation to the occult activities of the Third Reich and, the new comprehensive technology and, the beginning of German UFOs.
The secret infinite power source behind it all was the Black Sun, an infinite beam of light which although invisible to the human eye, is there and very real. Just like the bright illuminating Sun can light up the exterior, the dark Sun can light up the soul of man.
It illuminates the divine light, to this very day the occult philosophy of the Third Reich is veiled under a thick cloud of mystery and secrecy.
Its leaders were drawn from the ranks of the Thule society and the SS, in many ways their ideas differed significantly from the accepted National Socialist party line, their emblem was the Black Sun.
A secret philosophy thousands of years old provided the foundation on which the occult practitioners of the Third Reich would later build. The Black Sun symbol can by found in many Babylonian and, Assyrian places of worship, even the Phoenicians and, the Carthaginians knew of the symbol and, the beliefs that it represented.
The Babylonians and, Assyrian civilizations often depicted the Black Sun, the god heads inner light, in the form of a cross. Assyrian Kings wore an insignia which in no way differed from the one more commonly known as the German Knights cross. This means the origin of this cross is many thousands of years older than Christianity.
We have no way of knowing just what exactly was going on in the minds of the occultists of the Third Reich and, to what mysterious ends their ideas would lead them. Perhaps they believed in the ancient prophesy of the new Babylon which would rise again in some unspecified centrally located country when the Third Sargon would return.
The secret knowledge of the prophesies which the Knights Templar had brought back with them from the orient had been slumbering for centuries, waiting for the time of fulfillment to approach.
In 1919 Orientalist Occultist Officer Karl Haushofer, Occultist Rudolf von Sebottendorf and, Dietrich Eckart to form the Thule Society. This was to be a melting part of various occult orders with a network of connections throughout Germany. The center was to be in Munich, many members of the Thule Society formed themselves an active opposition to the short lived socialist political party of Bavaria.
A political party was founded and, in 1921, Adolf Hitler, a man well known for his occult beliefs, was engaged as a political orator. Inspired by members of the Thule Society, Hitlers plan for a thousand year Reich was born.
The increasing political ambitions of the Thule Society resulted in a number of smaller groups going their own way. One of these groups was the Vril Society, towards the end of 1919 a select group of people, members of both Thule and, Vril societies, met in an old hunting lodge near Berchtesgaden. Taking a prominent part in the proceedings for the first time was Dr H, O, Schumann, the man whos area of expertise would today be call alternative energy, never the less the leading figure was Medium Maria Orsitsch. A second Medium was also present on this occasion, the 18 year old Sigrun.
Maria Orsitsch presented text she had received from her Spiritual Medium, one in Sumerian Alphabet and, the other in the secret code of the Knights Templar.
Both texts had already been translated, were they messages from the Gods? or tidings from some alien civilization? construction plans for the development of some new advanced technology which would enable mankind to reach for the stars? From now on the members of the Vril society devoted themselves wholeheartedly to the realization of what must be one of the most bizarre ideas that ever occurred in the mind of man. The construction of a time machine that would transport them to the realms of the beyond and, bring them face to face with the Gods themselves.
We don’t know just exactly how far they got with their machine, the experiments carried out lasted almost two years, what we can say for certain is that the machine was the inspiration behind the Vril levitation power unit.
At the beginning of 1924, the machine was dismantled and, taken to Augsburg, in southern Germany for storage, perhaps to the Messerschmitt aircraft factory.
As a member of the Thule Society Rudolf Hess gave a number of lectures and, was amongst others one of the people responsible for the early encouragement this new technology was accorded.
In all things we are able to recognize two principles which decide upon matter and events, light and darkness, good and evil, creation and destruction. These two principles the creative and, the destructive determine our technical means.
Another advocate of this new technology was Viktor Schauberger, “your propulsion theory is a mistake“, this statement was made by inventor Viktor Schauberger, who is believed to be associated with these esoteric societies. It addresses one of the essential points of the issue, nowadays we would call this the search for an alternative form of energy, back then however there was much more at stake. Namely the quest for another science, of radically different technology, to put it simply we could say implosion instead of explosion. The positive elements amongst the esoteric scholars of the Third Reich were aware that all divine creations have always been creative, never destructive. A technology which results in explosions and is based on the principle of destruction can not therefore really be in keeping with divine intentions.
All internal combustion engines for example whether piston engines or rocket propulsion systems work on the principle of an explosion, in other words with destructive capabilities. Their ultimate effect is sure to be destructive, the environmental damage meanwhile visited on the planet by the technology of explosion including atomic energy, exhaust fumes and, so on, makes it quite clear that the call for a new technology, like the one under discussion back then, is clearly justified.
Viktor Schaubergers experimental flying prototypes worked on the principle of levitation. Esoteric knowledge played an ever increasing role in the search for new sources of energy and, motive power. Such research as there was, was particularly important in the development of electro gravitational and, tachometric propulsion. This seemed to be at the very core of the alternative technology, the energy source of the future, cheap, clean and, independent of raw materials. Two special departments, U13 and, SSE4 were setup, to concentrate exclusively on the realization of this new technology.
“The Yohanes Kepala introduced him to the secrets of Pythagoras, Viktor Schaubergers vibratory theories tied in with the traditional teachings of Pythagoras and Yohanes Kepala. The mono-chord an acoustic measuring instrument used by Pythagoras demonstrates to us how the universe was created using sounds which we obtain through a division of the signs. The whole universe was created using this principle of harmonic resonance. Integral numbers in proportional relationship to one another determine the structure of matter. This holds good for the universe, as well as the atom, the periodic law of elements in chemistry, the Mendelian laws of heredity, the laws of leaf arrangement and, botany as well as the formation of crystals, the list goes on. Where ever we have mathematical structures and, proportions we encounter the basic principle of the mono-chord harmonic proportions. Viktor Schauberger used the mathematics of the mono-chord in order to develop and build upon his integral skills and, his knowledge of the inner universe and, its operations. One more thing, his mathematics were not Euclidean. The secret teachings of the Pythagoras were taken up by the Templar order, guarded and, passed on. Viktor Schauberger made use of this knowledge to develop his theories and, in so doing discovered implosion. In keeping with the laws of nature, we can say here Alpha and, Omega, the key note to the overtone going on further to the last tone and ending in the creation of the entire universe. Symbolically Alpha and, Omega represent spirit and, matter, therefore what we have here is something whole. This knowledge therefore makes an all embracing science possible. Implosion is the utilization of the potential of the inner universe within the outer universe. Due to the forces of energy and, evolutionary science, we’ve been able to make great strides in the field of antimatter and with it do away with the effects of gravity” (Harmonical Researcher & Ufologist Eugen Lardy)
“In June 1934 my father was invited my the vice Chancellor Adolf Hitler to discuss his work. Hitler wanted to know about his discoveries and, talk about the various possibilities and, what his great plan was. And he said ‘yes, I’m looking for a new technology which must once again harmonize with the natural order of things and, that is my real program’. Shortly before the meeting Hitler as vice Chancellor gave the two deputies his orders, the two had come to discuss Hermann Görings plan. And he said, ‘Viktor Schauberger you will speak with the two vice deputies and, tomorrow or by the latest the day after tomorrow a second meeting will take place’. And he said to the two deputies ‘I find the plan fascinating, yes, we Germans will bring about a whole new science’” (Scientist Viktor Schauberger).
The Socialist came to power the occult societies withdrew into the background. Within the SS the Thule society created a separate secret organization called the Black Sun. The Vril society carried on much as before with its scientific research, according to reports, the Vril society had by the middle of 1934 created its first experimental circular aircraft to be propelled with the anti-gravitational effect, the RFC1. The men responsible for the design and, construction were Dr Schuman and, an engineer from Borkum.
Since 1929 the young Gerti Vogt had been responsible for running the Vril society and, she made herself known to private investors who were prepared to invest in projects that carried an element of risk.
In the meantime the members had become convinced that the mediumistic messaged originated not from gods from the other side but in fact from a highly developed alien civilization within the Aldebaran solar system. The main star in the constellation of Taurus is Aldebaran, could it be that the Sumerian’s whos language remains a mystery to this day were Aldebaranians? If they did perhaps once land in Mesopotamia it is interesting that the inscriptions on the royal tablets tell us when the royal power came down to us from the heavens.
The Vril and, Thule societies were not alone in their vision of space travel in the Germany of those days, Heufer the German national film company released a motion picture called ‘the first woman on the moon‘. The first space rocket was then built by Wernher von Braun and, Hermann Oberth with Heufer movie money.
Many German scientists studied the possibility of traveling to the stars, before the end of 1934 the Vril society had built its first light aircraft, the RFC2 round aircraft. It was fitted with an improved Vril propulsion system and, for the first time magnetic impulse steering. It measured hardly more sixteen feet from end to end, but it worked. It already possessed two typical characteristics of UFOs, the optical blurring of the contours when accelerating and, the colored lights depending on the level power applied, red, orange, yellow, green, white, blue or violet. Despite its advanced flying capabilities the RFC2 remained virtually un-noticed by the political leadership of the time. The same fate was to befall the first jet propelled aircraft four years later, the HE138, the HE176 and, the HE280.
Only the SS showed a slight interest in the work of the Vril society, its own Black Sun formation had meanwhile setup research department 4, SSE4 for short, which was responsible for coming up with alternative sources of energy. What is certain is their aim was to make Germany independent of foreign crude oil imports. Never the less, stimulated by Viktor Schauberger and, the success of the latest Vril success, SSE4 now began to construct its own light aircraft. Using Captain Hans Coler’s tachyon converter as a basis and, appropriating many Vril components they developed their own Thule Aero engine.
Towards the end of 1938 they had constructed a small propeller driven light aircraft, the RFC4, with the express purpose of observing how disk shaped objects behave in flight.
By 1939 the SS had already built its RFC5, the first long distance aircraft measuring more than 65 feet and, with a mysterious name Haunebu 1. Under tight security the Haunebu 1 made its maiden flight in all probability in August of 1939. Documents show by 1941 the British had already found out about these top secret SS experiments. In contrast to the simple Vril prototype the Haunebu was a complicated proposition, however, because of the form of its power unit it offered considerably more storage space.
In 1939 Hitler made one of his biggest mistakes, what might have been meant to be a limited military action, the Polish Campaign, led directly to the second world war. Quite contrary to what we might imagine the situation to be, a perfectly organized National Socialist state, everyone did exactly as he pleased, the Air Force, the Army, the Navy and, the industrial concerns, all followed their own inclinations.
Competition for armourments contracts became intense, as a result, alternative methods of propulsion found themselves in direct competition with their more conventional counterparts. A sort of compromise was achieved with experimental flying saucers, like the RFC7.
“The 26th fighter squadron had been ordered to fly from Kiel to Norway in order to resupply the 30 fighter squadron, the bombard command. On return flight to Hamburg I took a model of my aircraft design with me and taking advantage of the opportunity actually had it forwarded to Ernst Udet the Reich’s industry in Berlin. Udet passed this model onto the research establishment in Peenemünde where tests were later carried out. Over and over again I later heard reports from people who were working in Prague on the construction on flying disks and progress in this field had actually been made. I also knew that Habermohl and Schriever were in possession of my model and, had begun work on its practical applications. Schriever made certain alterations to my plans, where as I was later for certain Habermohl had remained true to my original design. The second prototype was a flying disk, 42 meters long and was built by (??????) Belluzzo in Brezno. This flying disk as I discovered was flown to Spitsbergen in Norway and, should of returned to Reklame in directional beam with an unknown transmission frequency and, code word. However, due to a bad landing in Spitsbergen it was damaged and, was unable to complete the return flight home. After that I drove to the hills just outside Prague, where the secret testing group was supposed to be located. I had my Leica A camera with me when suddenly I saw such a flying saucer. I was wounded at the time so I know it was November, December, although the test flight was not due to take place until the following February. Someone had made an unscheduled test flight and, this is what I saw coming towards me. It had no wings, absolutely none, I took a photo and wound on the film, but it was already directly over me and, I took a second photo and, I could see it, it was a flying gyroscope, a flying saucer” (Andreas Epp).
Apart from the conventionally powered flying saucers to be seen at this time, there were indeed other UFOs cruising the skies. A small Vril RFC2 had been in service as a reconnaissance aircraft since the end of 1940. This rare photograph shows an RFC2 in the skies over the Southern Atlantic on the way to a rendezvous with the auxiliary cruiser Atlantis in the waters of the Antarctic, individual sightings of the first RFC6 Haunebu 2 were also reported.
In July 1941 work began on this Schriever/Habermohl flying gyroscope, a jet propelled vertical take off like aircraft. By the end of 1942 the first practical tests could begin, however there were serious design faults in the first prototype. The same year Dr Richard Miethe began work on a turbine driven light aircraft, the RFC17, this was to be discus and, not saucer shaped. The Italian scientist Giuseppe Belluzzo soon joined this project, followed shortly after by Schriever and, Habermohl, they worked together to produce a functional reliable light aircraft.
And so, on the 17th of April 1945 Richard Miethe was able to report to Adolf Hitler ‘today under my direction and, in the presents of three Luftwaffe officers the V7 was tested in the skies above the Baltic. The general characteristics and, attainable performance of the aircraft were as follows; the V7 was a supersonic helicopter fitted with 12 BMW O28 turbo aggregate engines, during the first test flight it reached an altitude of 78,000 feet and, on the second, rose to 80,000 feet. The craft in principle can be powered by unconventional energy sources’.
“My background includes remote sensing technology and, the exploration of the UFO phenomenon. Over the years I have had the privilege of being a friend and, colleague of the late American Naval Admiral (??????) who was instrumental in bringing many of the German scientists to the United States at the end of World War 2. As many of you know there was an executive order given by President Truman on August of 1945, August 15th, 45 and, in March of 1946 the state naval war committee authorized the collection of German materials relating to experiments of high technology. The operation known as Paperclip was to bring, sequester German scientists privately to the United States in the hope that the Americans could begin a quick start, a catch up, in the areas of V1 and, V2 testing. Clearly the Germans were involved with the building of what many allies considered a miracle weapons systems. And so I have had the opportunity of looking very carefully at the documents that detail two histories. One the building of the first space city on planet Earth known as Peenemünde and, the bringing over of some of the best technical and, scientific experts in the world, headed by Dr Wernher von Braun which led to the placing of man on the moon. And secondly, a closer look at the lesser known development of what some experts will call the feuerkugel, the fiery ball, or the disc like hovercraft that the Germans were experimenting with during World War 2, which was known to American intelligence and, yet not really appreciated until the Germans began to cooperate with the Americans following world war 2 in a unified effort to advance mankind into space” (Professor J Hurtak).
The allies described the various German flashing flying aircraft that they saw as foo fighters, fire balls. The German name for the typical foo fighter however was fliegende Schildkröte, flying tortoise, because of its resemblance to the tortoise shell on the ground. It had been developed by a specialist technical unit of the SS, in the Vienna suburb of Vienna-Neustadt. It was in fact an unmanned flying probe, its mission was to fly close to enemy aircraft and reek havoc on the electrical circuits, in addition it was equipped with a special type of klystron tube, the SS spoke of death rays.
“I was a fighter pilot in World War 2, I, I served as, I crewed 24 years as a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force, but I was a young fighter pilot in World War 2 and, I was a Captain in the Air Force near the end of the war. And we were, we began receiving reports some time in 1943 of foo fighters, fire ball fighters, they were balls of brilliant light, sometimes brilliant green and, sometimes brilliant orange light, sometimes the size of a basket ball and, sometimes much bigger, that would get in formation with our bombers and, stay there. Nothing, you couldn’t shoot them down, they couldn’t, you couldn’t, no matter what maneuver we went through they stayed exactly in position. I had friends who reported these balls of fire appearing outside of the cockpit of a fighter aircraft only 10 and, 15 feet away and, they did every maneuver they could think of, dives and, roles and, everything, trying to get rid of this ball of fire out there and, it remained in exactly the same position no matter what they did. This represented a technology far superior to anything we had encountered anywhere on the planet before, we thought these objects were being manufactured by the German government because they were our opposition at the time and, we thought they had discovered some new technique because we had already experience other instruments, other vehicles that passed through the bomber formation at very high speed that also had glowing tails. We had close approaches of disk shaped craft, not as close as one would like but following bomber formations. We knew that their rockets had been perfected and, we thought that most of these were simply a further extension of this rocket technology and, we believed that they were all being produced some place by the Germans” (Wendell C Stevens).
Now lets return to those people who right from the start were responsible for this. In the winter of 1942 a new light aircraft circled the Vril testing ground, the Vril 1. A single seater with an overall length of 36 feet, in other words the dimensions of a fighter aircraft, which was what the Vril was intended to be. This is also holds true for the armourments, three 30mm caliber MK108s and two MG17s.
While the Vril 1 was being developed and, constructed, significant strides must have been made in the attempts to make trans-medial contact. There were definite plans already at hand for the construction of a much larger aircraft, the Vril 7. In comparison to Vril technology, the Miethe/Belluzzo and Schriever/Habermohl projects were really still quite conventional.
“The hybrid use of this technology, some investigators believe, led to the development of the commonly recognized spacecraft, known as the Belluzzo, Schriever, the Miethe systems. The first, the second and, the third prototypes of which we see here, represent the most commonly seen and, observed spacecraft world wide since 1947. The documentation and, personal experiences with many of the German fuel experts however suggest that as early as 1935 the Germans were aware that there was life and, technology in the universe and were at least indirectly aware of the possibilities of building their own saucer craft which would make them basically, the first to of open the window to contact with other areas of higher evolutionary intelligence. Unbeknown to those involved in Operation Paperclip there were other scientists involved in the development of very advanced systems. From the larger Haunebu systems that were developed in 1939, 42 and, 45, that could carry literally scores of officers, to the Vril system which was a very small vehicle, to a very large interplanetary electro magnetic spacecraft that was at least on the drawing boards that had cabins for sleeping. We have a prospect of a vast system that made use of underground facilities for the preparation and, launching of these most unique saucer craft that literally baffled the Americans and the British” (Professor J Hurtak).
The SS however had a more audacious plan, there were at least on paper plans for a giant Haunebu spaceship with a diameter of over 400 feet and, if the reports are correct there was even a 230 feet long Haunebu 3. Just before the end of the second world war, department SSE4 planned to build its own gigantic UFO space station, it was to have been assembled in the old zeppelin hangers, its name, the Andromeda machine. Weights of more than 100 metric tonnes wouldn’t have posed any difficulty to the Vril gravitational engine.
“Where did the inspiration come? If we look back at the history of the ancient near middle east keeping in mind that the German philosophers were some of the best Orientalists, the work of Friedrich Delitzsch, who was one of the foremost Assyriologists, in his book ‘Bibel und Babel’, ‘the study of Babylon and, the bible’, we acknowledge a reference to flying spacecraft. We have the same concepts in the Sanskrit traditions of the Vimāna. The Germans were clearly well aware throughout the history of some 12 to 6 thousand, to 3 thousand, years behind the pan oriental and, near eastern history that these craft did exist and, thus began in the thirties a very intensive effort to try to look at these exotic systems that could cross as it were the space barrier and, open the window to contact with other worlds. Is this very unique scenario the contact with other worlds, that is the most important part of the history of the Third Reich. For how did this type of experiment arrive on the scene, that is to say the genetic experiments? How did this type of experiment arrive on the scene, that is to say the ability to come up so quickly with such a vast category of different space systems of flight navigation? how does this system, of a global science, that is to say that gave German experts the ability to make expeditions to Kashmir and, to the South Pole? Somebody appeared on the scene, obviously there are higher connections” (Professor J Hurtak).
Many expeditions were mounted before and, even during the war, not just in the near east but also as far afield as South America such as this one led by Edmund Kiss and, in the remotest regions of Asia under the leadership of the famous Swedish explorer Sven Hedin. It was the search for traces of a higher knowledge.
“My aim was always those unknown parts of Asia and, perhaps more that enticing word ‘unexplored’, over white expanses. Such were the areas of inner Asia and Tibet that I’ve always sorted out, that is to say, that I have always had a feeling and, a belief that in the middle of the desert, where there was not a soul to be found and, where there were no roads, perhaps there could I discover trace of some ancient civilization” (Professor Sven Hedin).
The Vril Society already had its own ordatious plan, they got together around Christmas 1943 for a secret meeting in the German Baltic sea resort of Kolberg. We don’t know exactly what was discussed behind closed doors on that occasion. We do know however that one subject was right at the top of the agenda, Operation Aldebaran, on which the mediums Maria and, Sigrun divulged new trans-medial information. Fragmentary though these trans-medial message are, they never the less enable us to form an amazingly clear picture of their meanings. Even maps and landscapes of distant planets have been received by medial communication.
The Aldebaran solar system is 68 light years away from the planet Earth, the magical medial telepathic agencies of the Thule and, Vril societies have this to report about it. The Sun Aldebaran has two inhabited planets circling it, two together go to make up the Sumerian Empire.
On the 3rd and, 4th of January 1944, a meeting is believed to have taken place between Hitler and, Himmler, the subject of their discussion, the Vril project, the protection of the (?) Vril spaceship [inaudible], In other words, a tunnel that was independent of the speed of light to Aldebaran.
“If we look at human history, we see throughout the documents of Sumeria, of Ebla in Syria, even the old testament book of Ezekiel chapter 1, speaks of the wheel within the wheel. So there’s very clear evidence of higher and, parallel evolution throughout history. However it is very clear that the major impact of (?) technology did not occur in 1947 at Roswell, but rather earlier by some 10 to 12 years, in the area of Germany. And on the basis of looking at documents and, talking with former scientists who worked in Germany during the war it is clear that many of the officers saw UFOs in the sky over Germany during World War 2. And even in the region of Peenemünde where the first experiments took place there’s clear evidence that there were advanced electronic eyes and, ears that were watching very carefully the German scientific developments. Clearly and, logically Germany would be the most unique place for a contact that would be made by higher intelligence since it was in the leadership of the scientific industry in the twentieth century” (Professor J Hurtak).
Can we really disregard the possibility there was an alien influence a contact at work at that time? What could this structure photographed on the Vril testing ground in the Autumn of 1943 possibly be? A Vril 7 engine being tested, possibly, but might it also be a spaceship from Aldebaran?
“Now we know that in the early parts of the war there were certain factions of the allied forces that did not believe he had a secret weapon and, it wasn’t until the Americans made much emphasis of this that they began to look at this seriously and, indeed did discover that Hitler not only had a secret weapon he had what we would call today a UFO or spacecraft. He had one already off of the drawing board and, flying, and, it was capable of 1200 miles an hour, vertical take off, 90 degree changes and, much like a helicopter and, of course was far superior to anything the allied powers had at that time. Secondly, they knew that they had a second craft about to be up and, going, it was capable of going 2500 miles an hour which was double the original. And, not only did it have the original characteristics of the original craft but it also had a laser weapon aboard it that was capable of penetrating 4 inches of armour. Now needless to say that, that really spooked the allied forces into making a redemptive attempt against him and, bringing him into a state of capitulation” (Former CIA Virgil Armstrong).
What then became of all the secret projects carried out during the Third Reich, there are indeed a whole series of explanations. One is that the most important flying saucer was purposefully sent to the bottom of Lake Mondsee in Upper Austria. Another is that they were concealed somewhere in South America and, in the Antarctic and, not just that, some people actually maintain that there is a German UFO base in the Antarctic and, that many were brought there disassembled by submarines. The most bizarre theory originates from the special department U13, German UFOs are said to have traveled back in time as a result of entering a strange space-time discontinuity where they were then received as the white gods of Ancient Sumerian and, Babylonian legends, amazing tales.
There is however something concrete to go on, why did the allies under Admiral Byrd mount an invasion of the Antarctic?
“I would like to say that among the many scenarios of course there was the reality that there were some 30 missing German submarines that came from Baltic port areas at the close of World War 2. These submarine systems had the Voltaire snorkel system which allowed them to stay under water for weeks at a time and, this advanced technology made the German U-boats some of the finest in the world at the time as acknowledged by US naval documents. It is conceivable that some of this advanced technology could have been put on the submarines, spirited out, and with the snorkel system could have made for Argentinian ports and, even the facilities there in Queen Maud Land or in Neuschwabenland. I say this as a strong possibility having seen the film that was seen in 1947 with Admiral Byrd and, Admiral Wood. I had the opportunity to actually see portions of this film and, what struck me was the fact there was a significant military contingent that went down to Antarctica with Admiral Byrd. Why was it necessary to bring some 4000 soldiers, a battle ship, an aircraft carrier and, a support team to go into an area that was purely geological/geophysical exploration. Clearly there were other unknown factors there and, it was up to the Americans to see if they could acquire this missing technology, that is one scenario” (Professor J Hurtak).
After a few day however and the loss of an undisclosed number of aircraft the operation was abruptly terminated. What happened, what mysterious opponent could have repelled the allied invasion so quickly and, decisively, could it have been the few remaining members of the German armed forces, or perhaps even aliens from Aldebaran? Admiral Byrd later explained to the press that in the event of another war, the hard facts were that we would have to reckon with an attack from aircraft that could fly from pole to pole.
“Later reports indicated that Admiral Byrd was given eight months and unlimited funding, if he went and pulled this thing successfully off. But we also know that within eight weeks he was totally defeated. Now the supposition at that point was that there was an advanced civilization and, technology, most probably alien, that were with the Third Reich and, the SS who was in Antarctica and, that those great and, developed technologies were used to defeat Admiral Byrd” (Former CIA Virgil Armstrong).
Throughout the world in the ancient manuscripts of lost civilizations we are confronted over and, over again with tales of space traveling Gods who visited our planet to prepare mankind for a new age of knowledge and, wisdom that will come about as a consequence of the next evolutionary step. The occult secret societies of the Third Reich knew of these traditions and, sort ways to make contact with these space traveling Gods who had first arrived in Babylon all those centuries ago.
UFOs and the Third Reich
According to the Daily Mail and other mainstream news outlets, a documentary called UFOs and the Third Reich, the Nazis created a copper coloured, 10 foot wide by 12 foot high, bell shaped, anti-gravity electric propulsion craft which combined futuristic rocket and helicopter technology. Georg Klein a German engineer reported such designs had been developed during the Third Reich. In debriefings British and American bomber crews reported strange sightings over enemy territory near the end of the war, thought to have been test flights of the Nazi Bell.
The documentary explores the possibility of the 1947 Roswell incident being a crash of another Luftwaffe flying saucer known as the Schriever-Habermohl model, where Rudolf Schriever and Otto Habermohl were engineers. Centered in Prague between 1941 and 1943, captured eyewitnesses claimed to have seen the Schriever-Habermohl model which was produced in Prague fly on multiple occasions. According to an engineer who served as a consultant to the Schriever-Habermohl project, Joseph Andreas Epp, 15 prototypes were built in total. The plans for it were taken to America at the end of the war in order to stop information falling into the hands of Russia and Britain.
In 1943 the technology is reported to have fell into the hands of the Americans, along with 1500 SS V2 rocket scientists who were rescued by American and British Intelligence as well as the Catholic Church through the Rat Lines as part of Project Paperclip.
One of the men said to have been rescued was mass murderer SS general Hans Kammler who was head of construction and defence projects for the Third Reich using Jewish captives from forced labour factories at Auschwitz. Another Nazi last seen in Argentina was Josef Mengeles, according to many victims of the CIAs MKUltra program, Mengele was operating in America.