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Retired US Officer issues Appology to Germany for WW2

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Photo of German prisoners rounded up by US Airborne troops in Ruhr

A retired officer in the US army has apologized to the German army for the mass deaths of German prisoners in US army camps after World War Two. Following extensive private investigations in the US and Germany, Merrit P. Drucker has sent an e-mail to Lt. Col. Max Klaar, head of the Verband der deutscher Soldaten (German Veterans’ Association), regretting the lethal conditions in the US camps where some 750,000 Germans died while they were denied available food and shelter.

Drucker has also formed a committee of six people, in Germany, the UK, Canada and the US to pursue further investigations and make amends by way of apologies to the families of the dead, and veterans’ institutions. Drucker’s first e-mail letter has been posted on the veterans’ website where there is also a questionnaire asking for details of prisoners’ internment.

The book Other Losses by James Bacque, which helped to set off the investigation, is being re-issued in an American edition in October. The launch will be held in Washington in the Marriott Hotel where Drucker plans to present a formal letter of apology to Klaar who is flying over for the occasion. Klaar will present in his turn a proposal for a peace treaty between the USA and Germany. It has 14 points. Two films about postwar Germany are included in the program.

Other Losses, a world-wide best-seller published in 13 countries, has been suppressed in the US for over 20 years. The new edition is being published by Talonbooks of Vancouver, whose editor, Karl Siegler, is the son of a former prisoner in a US army camp. When his father told him what had happened to him in the US camp, Siegler said, “I don’t believe you.” He changed his mind after reading Other Losses. Because of such sad events, Lt. Colonel Klaar has said that “Germany is a country of wounded souls.” Many Germans have already written to Major Drucker to thank him for taking a heavy weight of grief and guilt off their minds.


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  • Ferrarello

    That idiot sounds like he voted for Obama. Piss off…you don’t speak for American’s. Those Nazi bastards deserved everything they got. MOST of the Nazi’s ended up working for the U.S. Gov….making biological and nuclear weapons….space ships….genetically altered monsters. Those a-holes should have WISHED we just killed them. :-x

    • Juancho

      Wishing death to someone else just makes you equally despicable. To be honest, there couldn’t be a better representative for you country, kid. A person who is fully conscious of his mistakes, despite whatever his enemy did.

    • tombobongo

      Whos we?you and your ittle sister?

    • Fartrello


    • macbruno@hotmail.it

      You’re an american bastard. All americans are bastards. You are wrost then nazis. You’re country has been created on the blood of indian people, you don’t deserve the nation where you live. I want the USA burn like a funeral pire. German were bastards too, but not like an american motherfucker.

      • fuckumacbruno

        are you mad because you cant get in?

    • gman4366

      as an American, i am ashamed at how we fire bombed cities in germany that had no military units or factories, just innocent civilians. Yes Germany started WWII but fire bombing and killing around 200,000 refugees and old men, women and children is wrong. I had no idea that we also treated German prisoners this way also. Dont call me a liberal wuss who hates his country and any military action either. I am conservative politically and pro America but I challenge anyone to defend these bombings with a valid argument. If we as Americans think we are so rightous and moral as a country. I think this was retribution and punishment to Germany by those secretly in charge of our country back then and still are today.

  • Baron Gifilte

    It’s often said if it were not for Germany all of Europe and America would be russian and yiddish speakers.

  • Ferrarello

    The oligarchs allowed Hitler…as they are allowing Obama now. The New World Order is dissolving and the only way out is an all out war with Iran. Like you, we all just have to watch as our insane leaders light the middle east and the world on fire. :-x

  • Philippino Bob

    Do not kid yourself, the oligarchs (the 1%) are very much sane and intelligent. If they appear blood thirsty it may be because our planet is facing a terrible calamity in a not so distant future. They use wars as diversion while they are busy building with our (the 99%) money Deep Underground Military Bases all over the world for their (1%) survival.

  • DR. albert jabs

    Forgiveness and reconciliation through Jesus Christ, is the way to go, and the way to reverse the spiral of history itself…instead of retribution the event in Wasington DC reflects reconciliation and that represents hope and healing…and Abraham Lincoln, in his visionary declaration of a National Confession and Repentance Day in l863, even in the midst of a Civil War understood the enduring power of the vision of reconciliation.

  • Just Russian

    Oh how “nice” of him…what a “good” man he is…

    I just wonder…why I have not heard EVER about any German whoever one, who publicly and officially would express ANY regret and apologize personally to ANY of Russian family who has been tortured and murdered, and suffering physically and emotionally a lot more than any other nation during the WW2 from the invasion of the sadistic Nazi hordes…Why is that? Why is that hypocrisy about those “poor” Nazi soldiers getting what they deserve at American concentration camps?! Are they really a VICTIMS of that war?! Those who attacked innocent Russian people are they REALLY the victims?! WHAT A CRAZY WORLD we live in! Criminals are claimed to be the victims! Oh well…go on in your hypocrisy, America, and you will face the same disaster but for YOUR own people this time. And who to blame then? Russians again?!…Come on, America, learn at last – who is who and what is what!


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    • Merrit P, Drucker

      Mr. Just Russian,

      Can you send me your email address? I would like to send you a message.

      Best regards,

      Merrit Drucker

      • Michael

        in 2011 you had mentioned a 6 member panel.
        Did that actually happen and what is the panel up to?


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