Stalin's "Torchmen Order" No. 428

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Stalin's "Torchmen Order" No. 428

Postby Aaron Richards » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:04 pm

Can anybody read and translate Russian? I have here the original document:

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and found the translation of some of it:
1. All settlements, in which German troops are found, up to a depth of 40 - 60km from the main lines of battle, are to be destroyed and set on fire, also 20-30km from the roads. For the destruction of the settled areas in the required radius, the air force will be made available, also artillery and rocket-launchers will be used extensively, as well as intelligence units, skiers and Partisan divisions, who are equipped with explosives, grenades and bottles with flammable liquid. 2. In each regiment, hunting expeditions of 20 to 30 men are to be formed to detonate and incinerate the settlements which enemy troops are occupying.

I'd be interested in a translation regarding the rest of the document. As you know, holocaust deniers often add the following HOAX translation of Soviet troops being instructed to wear German uniforms while committing this scorched-earth tactic of burning down villages etc. as part of their denial of German atrocities in the Eastern Front, incl. Einsatzgruppen:
"These hunting expeditions in their activities of destruction are to be dressed to the greatest extent in German soldier's uniforms and uniforms of the Waffen-SS looted from the German army.

This will ignite hatred toward all fascist occupiers and make the conscription of partisans from the outlaying areas of fascist territories easier. It is important to have survivors who will tell about "German atrocities". For this purpose every regiment is to form hunter-units of about 20- 30 men strong with the task to detonate and incinerate the villages. We have to select brave fighters for this action of destruction of settled areas. These men will be especially recommended to receive bravery awards when working in German uniforms behind enemy lines and destroying those settlement outposts. Among the population we have to spread the rumor that the Germans are burning the villages in order to punish the Partisans."

Here's my full article, if anyone is interested in reading:

https://i.imgur.com/GRLDlhz

tl;dr: all evidence points out that the author of the additional hoax passages is a German "researcher" who went by the name of Fritz Becker. Another German "researcher" Franz W. Seidler cited him, and thats how the meme spread eventually onto codoh, stormfront and other places.

The hoax passages have been debunked by Institut für Zeitgeschichte German historians Christian Hartmann and Jürgen Zarusky.
"...we had the duty towards our Volk (the German people) to kill this Volk (the Jewish people) that wanted to kill us." - Himmler in his 1943 Posen speech reminding any future holocaust denier how absurd their beliefs really are.
I compile rebuttals to popular holocaust denier canards here: http://imgur.com/a/725A7

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Re: Stalin's "Torchmen Order" No. 428

Postby Jeffk 1970 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:16 pm

Aaron, I don’t have a full translation (not yet, anyway) but Axis History Forum did this on it:

https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=220340

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Re: Stalin's "Torchmen Order" No. 428

Postby Jeffk 1970 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:18 pm

You know, I should really know better:

http://holocaustcontroversies.blogspot.com/2006/07/blame-it-on-germans.html?m=1

Of course HC would do something on this....


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