Friday, April 16, 2010


Truly this is the Greatest Country in the World. Don't Let Freedom Slip Away
By Kitty Werthmann

What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or will ever read in history books.

I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide - 98% of the vote . . . I've never read that in any American publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force.


In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce was unemployed. We had 25% inflation and 25% bank loan interest rates . . .

Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they didn't want to work; there simply weren't any jobs. My mother was a Christian woman and believed in helping people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people - about 30 daily.

The Communist Party and the National Socialist Party were fighting each other. Blocks and blocks of cities like Vienna, Linz, and Graz were destroyed. The people became desperate and petitioned the government to let them decide what kind of government they wanted.

We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany , where Hitler had been in power since 1933. We had been told that they didn't have unemployment or crime, and they had a high standard of living. Nothing was ever said about persecution of any group - Jewish or otherwise. We were led to believe that everyone was happy. We wanted the same way of life in Austria.

A Landslide Election

We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family. Hitler also said that businesses would be assisted, and farmers would get their farms back. Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler.

Welcomed in.

We were overjoyed, and for three days we danced in the streets and had candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens and everyone was fed. After the election, German officials were appointed, and like a miracle, we suddenly had law and order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was employed. The government made sure that a lot of work was created through the Public Work Service.

Hitler decided we should have equal rights for women. Before this, it was a custom that married Austrian women did not work outside the home, an able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldn't support his family. Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they could retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for marriage.

Nazi Priests Salute Hitler

Hitler Targets Education - Eliminates Religious Instruction for Children:

Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school. The population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools. The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find the crucifix replaced by Hitler's picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn't pray or have religion anymore. Instead, we sang "Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles," and had physical education.

Hitler Youth

Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance. Parents were not pleased about the sudden change in curriculum. They were told that if they did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of warning the first time. The second time they would be fined the equivalent of $300, and the third time they would be subject to jail. The first two hours consisted of political indoctrination. The rest of the day we had sports. As time went along, we loved it. Oh, we had so much fun and got our sports equipment free. We would go home and gleefully tell our parents about the wonderful time we had.

My mother was very unhappy. When the next term started, she took me out of public school and put me in a convent. I told her she couldn't do that and she told me that someday when I grew up, I would be grateful. There was a very good curriculum, but hardly any fun - no sports, and no political indoctrination. I hated it at first but felt I could tolerate it. Every once in a while, on holidays, I went home. I would go back to my old friends and ask what was going on and what they were doing. Their loose lifestyle was very alarming to me. They lived without religion. By that time unwed mothers were glorified for having a baby for Hitler. It seemed strange to me that our society changed so suddenly. As time went along, I realized what a great deed my mother did so that I wasn't exposed to that kind of Humanistic philosophy.

Der Fuhrer Loves Kids

Equal Rights Hits Home:

In 1939, the war started and a food bank was established. All food was rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps. At the same time, a full-employment law was passed which meant if you didn't work, you didn't get a ration card, and if you didn't have a card, you starved to death. Women who stayed home to raise their families didn't have any marketable skills and often had to take jobs more suited for men.

Youth Labor Corps

Soon after this, the draft was implemented. It was compulsory for young people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps. During the day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to their barracks for military training just like the boys. They were trained to be anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps. After the labor corps, they were not discharged but were used in the front lines. When I go back to Austria to visit my family and friends, most of these women are emotional cripples because they just were not equipped to handle the horrors of combat. Three months before I turned 18, I was severely injured in an air raid attack. I nearly had a leg amputated, so I was spared having to go into the labor corps and into military service.

Hitler Restructured the Family Through Daycare:

When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government immediately established child care centers. You could take your children ages 4 weeks to school age and leave them there around-the-clock, 7 days a week, under the total care of the government. The state raised a whole generation of children. There were no motherly women to take care of the children, just people highly trained in child psychology. By this time, no one talked about equal rights. We knew we had been had.

Women to Work

Health Care and Small Business Suffer Under Government Controls:

Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna. After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything. When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full. If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries.

As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80% of our income. Newlyweds immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to establish a household. We had big programs for families. All day care and education were free. High schools were taken over by the government and college tuition was subsidized. Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing, and housing.

We had another agency designed to monitor business. My brother-in-law owned a restaurant that had square tables. Government officials told him he had to replace them with round tables because people might bump themselves on the corners. Then they said he had to have additional bathroom facilities. It was just a small dairy business with a snack bar. He couldn't meet all the demands. Soon, he went out of business. If the government owned the large businesses and not many small ones existed, it could be in control.

Jews Not Welcome Here

We had consumer protection. We were told how to shop and what to buy. Free enterprise was essentially abolished. We had a planning agency specially designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count the live-stock, then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it.

"Mercy Killing" Redefined:

In 1944, I was a student teacher in a small village in the Alps. The villagers were surrounded by mountain passes which, in the winter, were closed off with snow, causing people to be isolated. So people intermarried and offspring were sometimes retarded. When I arrived, I was told there were 15 mentally retarded adults, but they were all useful and did good manual work. I knew one, named Vincent, very well. He was a janitor of the school.

One day I looked out the window and saw Vincent and others getting into a van. I asked my superior where they were going. She said to an institution where the State Health Department would teach them a trade, and to read and write. The families were required to sign papers with a little clause that they could not visit for 6 months. They were told visits would interfere with the program and might cause homesickness.

As time passed, letters started to dribble back saying these people died a natural, merciful death. The villagers were not fooled. We suspected what was happening. Those people left in excellent physical health and all died within 6 months. We called this euthanasia.

The Final Steps - Gun Laws:

Next came gun registration. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long after-wards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily.

Temple burning.

No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the government was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up.


Totalitarianism didn't come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria. Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom.

After World War II, Russian troops occupied Austria. Women were raped, preteen to elderly. The press never wrote about this either. When the Soviets left in 1955, they took everything that they could, dismantling whole factories in the process. They sawed down whole orchards of fruit, and what they couldn't destroy, they burned. We called it The Burned Earth.

Most of the population barricaded themselves in their houses. Women hid in their cellars for 6 weeks as the troops mobilized. Those who couldn’t paid the price. There is a monument in Vienna today, dedicated to those women who were massacred by the Russians. This is an eye witness account.

The author of this article lives in South Dakota and appears to be very active in attempting to maintain our freedom. Google Kitty Werthmann and you will see articles and videos.

"It's true. Those of us who sailed past the Statue of Liberty came to a country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity. America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don't Let Freedom Slip Away - After America, There is No Place to Go"



  1. Thank you for an excellent article. I know you are 100% without a doubt.

  2. A very good article it should be required reading in all schools.
    I for one expect the Demoncrats to pull out victory this November. It will be the crookedest election the US has ever seen.

  3. Note the quote by Miclelle Obama in that picture of "Obama Youth":

    Barack Obama will require you to work.
    He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism.
    Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual.

  4. Reading this I think of 1984. What's happening seems to be somewhere in between. Remember Hitler wasn't the only person in power, in many ways he was a front man. Goldman Sachs comes to mind. Unelected powers working behind the scenes and controlling the economy is bad stuff.

  5. Very interesting article however the picture titled "jews arrested" is not Austria but Britain and if people were arrested it was as enemy aliens not as jews,they were interned for the wars duration so I think that picture is in the wrong article.

  6. The problems rising are resulting from both Demopublicans and Republicrats. Elitist, big government, freedom robbers and thieves are of both major parties. They just do it with their own style.

  7. Lester304 said... required reading in all schools

    Guess what the NEA and Obama's Winter 2010 curriculum taught in many of our government classes this past year recommend for reading?

    Saul Alinsky, The American Organizer

  8. There may have been some errors in the article, but I do know alot of it is true. I first heard about the gun control from someone who lived through it. A man I used to go to church with was an SS officer before he came to Christ. I know the parts about gun control and euthanasia are true. Only by taking people's guns away could they make them unable to defend themselves or their families when the army came to arrest people or send them to concentration camps. From the story of Dietrich Bonnhoeffer I know that free speech was one of the first rights lost (most but not all of his arrests were for criticizing Hitler). I am sure there are also alot of truths in this article that I don't know from people who lived it first hand are true so I can't personally attest to them. But no doubt there are more truths in the article than errors.

  9. I believe the comment on no medical research was directed at the remaining doctors in Austria. Since the best and brightest had gone to other countries, there was no one left to engage in medical research in Austria.

    Yes, the Nazis did medical research, mostly on those deemed unfit for society, like the mentally retarded, the crippled and the Jews. Part of the reason those mentally ill or retarded died within 6 months was from the medical experiments, others were simply killed. The "medical research" the Nazis did on the "unfit" portion of their society was inhumane and would not be condoned in any society where all people have rights.

    How the Nazis came to power is very well documented. They promised security for people who were in desperate need. What the people didn't know was that those securities came in exchange for forfeiting rights and freedoms. When you give up control of your life to others there are consequences, the biggest is that they own you and you have no recourse because you have given the control of your life to them. When this control is given up in bits and pieces, because it seems like it will help, it is hard to protest. It is a lie everyone wants to believe in, but it is a lie nonetheless.

    That is the big secret behind the entitlement programs, it gives control of your life to someone else, makes you dependant on others and makes you a slave. It is the unpleasant truth that the proponents of entitlement programs don't want you to know.

    Germany didn't look at the cost of Hitler's promises and the world paid a very heavy price (and are still paying today). This story reminds us that we need to look behind the promises of "health care for everyone" and see what the actual price is, what freedoms are given up for it and decide if it's worth it.

    The world cannot survive another Third Reich. Unfortunately, many of the things happening in America today are the first echoes of what happened in Nazi Germany. It is very obvious that Nazi Germany was a failure. I see no reason to follow in their footsteps.

    This story shows the progression from a free society to an enslaved society, that this happened is an historical fact. What is important is her perception of the time, looking back on it and seeing what, to her, helped shape it. Promised were made, but the price of the promises wasn’t found out about until it was too late and there was no way to fight back.

    This is what we need to avoid this time around.

  10. Wow, and the paranoia from the intellectually deficient continues, but I'm guessing if you don't agree with this argument, this post will not be posted.

  11. Has anyone else noticed that Obama's Health Bill has provisions for ALL Americans to be compulsorily micro chipped, for their own health, of course. I guarantee if Hitler had micro chips he would have used them. Apparently some, if implanted in the frontal lobe (forehead) they can, with the right radio signals, control the emotions at least.

  12. Anon 6:10pm fyi
    Anyone notice how liberals can't debate the message but have to attack the messenger?
    Love to hear what u have to say a year from now.....

  13. dennis - i could not believe the micro thing so i googled it. Interesting words are there for sure....and it depends on what they consider 'in or on'

    The following is from this site

    Witness the wording within H.R. 3200, “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009” found on Congresses’ House Ways and Means website, ... 001xml.pdf

    On page 1001 is “Subtitle C – National Medical Device Registry” which states,

    “The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry (in this subsection referred to as the ‘registry’) to facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data on each device that … is or has been used in or on a patient…”

    In other words, everyone microchipped pursuant to the new Health Care Bill must be registered with the Secretary. The “Secretary” is defined as the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

    The date by which this registry is to begin is mandated on page 1006, which is 36 months after the Health Bill becomes law.

    (2) EFFECTIVE DATE. – The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall establish and begin implementation of the registry under section 519(g) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as added by paragraph (1) by not later than the date that is 36 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, without regard to whether of not final regulations to establish and operate the registry have been promulgated by such date.

    Therefore, under the law of H.R. 3200 recently passed by Congress, microchipping of Americans must begin by the year 2013.

  14. oops- here is the full passage...
    “The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry (in this subsection referred to as the registry, to facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data on each device that; (A) is or has been used in or on a patient; (B) is a class III device; or a class II device that is implantable.”

  15. To notastepford:
    thanks for intelligent and relevant comments. Often I learn more reading the comments than the original article offers.

    Of course some comments are like static, interferes with the signal. I just tune 'em out.

    the phrase 'wurzel zwergin' comes to mind, heh heh

  16. Interesting comments, especially from anonymous April 16, 2010 10:49 AM. As informed citizens we must be vigilant not to form opinions from only a single source. We need to be aware of "spin", which is always possible for any given set of facts. For example when an American bests a Russian at chess, the New York Times can always truthfully report: "the Russian came in second, and the American finished next to last."

    I think Anonymous, April 16, 2010 10:49 AM, is the "odd man out" in this discussion.

    Great article! Should be forwarded to all of your friends and aquaintences.

  17. Cross-posted at Free Republic.

  18. And if we let the same Vatican that built the Hitler regime construct by subversion it's "temporal power" VeldtSchtaat in the U.S. via Obama, we'll end up just like post WW2 Germany: An ash-heap full of corpses!

  19. Anonymous wrote: The world cannot survive another Third Reich. Unfortunately,many of the things happening in America today are the first echoes of what happened in Nazi Germany. It is very obvious that Nazi Germany was a failure. I see no reason to follow in their footsteps.

    America stepped in to help stop the spread of Nazi Germany. If America is headed in this direction, who is going to come to her rescue? America is the strongest nation and if we succumb, there will be no one to save us.

    Kind of in line with the microchipping is the Onstar feature in vehicles. Billed as adding safety, security and convenience, one of these days "they" will be tracking your every move and there will probably be a penalty of death if you disarm it. Paranoid much? You bet your ass.

  20. Some comments claim the article lies. Such misuse of words really destroys ones credibility. Not everything that is incorrect is a lie. It can be a misunderstanding or a best guess. None of our knowledge can be considered accurate by the strictest definition of the word, we have to take a relativistic approach and say that some knowledge is relatively accurate. There has been a lot of misuse of the word 'lie' in the las decade and I don't approve of such propaganda against a persons integrity. If a person is to lie, they must first know the facts, and know them as facts, then intend to portray that factual information as false. Lets use an element of charitable consideration before using such defaming words.

    I'm grateful the author took the time to write down her experience. I'd suppose there are many memories there that don't stir the best of emotions. I am certain that it is an accurate account of the events as she perceived them. Thank you!

  21. Sadly, the rest of the world is cheering on Obama and the dems in their destruction of America through government control and entitlements. The rest of the world wants to bring us down as much or more than Obama. America saved Western Europe from the scourge of totalitarian socialism -- who will save America? We have to do it ourselves and we have to recognize the patterns laid out in this article as the same patterns that are happening here.


    Learn More About What's Happening in Obama's America Here:

  23. These right-wing attempts to re-write history to fit their new theories on fascism as they percieve the Obama administration representing are absurd and pathetic - the corporate state of rule by bribery of elected officials IS the rising New Fascism - not Obama's drive to slow it down by the use of moderate Liberal policies.
    - Don in Boston

  24. Don - please explain to myself and the rest of STORMBRINGER readership how you figure wealth re-distribution, State ownership of 40% of the economy, nationalization of prime industries are in any way, shape or form "moderate" . . .

    . . . then please explain where - in what country - have such "share the wealth" socialist policies EVER worked?

    We're w-a-i-t-i-n-g . . .

  25. Jeff Heiden, world citizen, uh?

    You talk like a sausage

    and you are PROUD OF IT.

  26. Anyone who is so deceived as to believe that Obama is leading America in the right direction can not possibly be aware of the corruption that has surrounded him from the day that he went into the senate, not to mention his presidency. Liberals are so desperate to get something for nothing that they will risk losing EVERYTHING!!! And, that's exactly what will happen if Obama is allowed to remain in office. Do some research, LIBS!!! You are walking blindly into socialism, and will soon be sorry, but then it will be too late!!

  27. What a wonderful blog! I don't know if you've ever seen it, but there is an amazingly powerful documentary that I recommend:

  28. A clever writer can make almost anything seem like something else

  29. Sad that Kitty Werthmann's memories have been denigrated by some due to the trivial details; the bigger picture/story seems to be lost on them, or deliberately ignored.

    Her story is a clarion warning to us all. Obama wants to be a totalitarian leader in the worst way, and everything he does gets him one step closer to his goal of controlling every aspect of Americans' lives. Once Obama destroys America, I wonder what the next job is for our perpetually campaigning Precedent?

    History may not repeat itself, but History most certainly does hiccup.

    ~ RickZ

  30. There are a large amount of one set of aMeRicAnS (and sad, but true,their are two sets),that think with their heads entertwined and nestled into the bowels of their own ways so much that they never want to accept anything changing towards anything that may give them the "we're losing" constipated thoughts. Which live in individuals that feel a loss of control to the point that the only way of relief is an enema, thus causing crap to be released uncontrolably in the direction they're used to turning their back (behind) to. End result; All involved have to deal with YOUR CRAP in one way or the other... GET A DIAPER!! You can still thank God for your willie lynch. From his teachings you know that there is a group of people who's been created with you,by you for you, and they havent gotten it together yet.Curse the Bible for saying;In the last day's the first shall be last, and the last shall be first. Take that in the content you've taken W.L.'s letters, and thank or curse God since He didn't write what you so easily accept while the mantle has been carried by YOU for the last 43 presidents according to your account. Your story;HIS-STORY
    My-story;Your Mystery The "real" story;THISTORY
    Oh! and I go by the name of Min. T.Y.G.A.

  31. Hi All,

    I found the lady's recollections of WW2 very interesting. I understand the problems of the 1930's (the great depression), caused by the financial crash of 1928. Ask yourself who controlled finance during WW1 and after WW1.Who gave Hitler the money to give 100% employment? Build roads, schools, hospitals etc and build the biggest most modern army, navy and airforce in the world? Google the 'Balfour agreement' and you'll be getting warm.

  32. Wao its very wonderful article. thanks for sharing with us...

  33. Thanks for the information. the Obama administration representing are absurd and pathetic. such a a very good and informative post...

  34. Wao its a very informative post. the Nazis did medical research, mostly on those deemed unfit for society. thanks for the information.

  35. That is heart breaking to know that people had to go through that. People for some reason don't pay atention to history. That's whay we are repeating the past. I thoght that article was touching and very true. I'm only 18 but I still can see our country headded in that very same direction... Back to the 1930's and 194's. If people don't start standing up for what they believe in they will lose every hope and dream they have. NO-one will stand up for you and tell your story. You have to stand up yorself and pray for those around you to hel you and support you. GOd Bless this Nation. Our founding fathers said that this land was a Christian nation "Founend on the promises of God our Fther in Heaven"....Were is that going to? What happened to it? We all need to stand and fight fout our 1st ammendment. Freedom of speech, RELIGION, press, and so on. Can't us Christians believe and be faithful with out being persicuited. That is America's religion.


  36. Rev. Jeremiah C. Ares, PhDApril 27, 2010 at 9:07 PM

    This is a very interesting narrative from an eyewitness of an important historical event.

    Christianity survives in any form of government as seen through the ages. There is a remnant in every generation to connect with them that follows next.

    This is what we call the sovereignty of God.

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    1. I am really overwhelmed by all the things you mentioned on here, and you are so right, I would not find this information in any history book available in the country, so thanks for the information, peace!

  40. She was talking about legitimate research at the medical universities. Everyone knows about the EXPERIMENTS at the camps, which cannot possibly be compared to research.

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