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Yesterday, a Telegram channel associated with the #WagnerGroup posted a call for recruits:

"The Wagner Philharmonic has decided to take part in the Great World Concert and is holding auditions to select for its touring musical troupe."

A šŸ§µ on #Wagner & what the post reveals.
1. Some background: Russian #VDV Airborne #Spetsnaz commander Dmitry Utkin adopted the callsign "Wagner" in the first Russian incursion in #Donbas in 2014, a triple entendre indicating his position as "conductor" of off-book scouts and saboteurs now known as the #WagnerGroup.
2. Much has been made of Wagner's affiliation with neo-Nazi movements in #Russia. But the cultural weave of Russian mercenaries is more nuanced.

"Wagner" also refers to the German composer's valorization during the #ThirdReich by Adolf Hitler & Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
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Hitler rose to power.

Along with him, fortuitous and insightful folks took advantage of his rise, tied, but not too closely, their futures to his immediate German successes, and made real differences in their own fortunes by doing so.
#bidenboostfromnazipublisher
A case in point would be #GeorgvonHolzbrinck, who, prior to seeing the advantages of servicing the publication needs of the #ThirdReich, scrabbled for a living selling books door to door.
But not one to miss the opportunity that supporting Nazism at home presented him, he built a publishing empire that has stood the test of time better than the Third Reich that funded the rise of his publication house.
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Nazi German publishing house endorses @JoeBiden.

That headline isn't the one screaming out across #Twitter.

Instead, we have the #lilywhite "@sciam endorses #Biden, a first in its 150 year history."
But the correct news of the day on #ScientificAmerican endorsing #Biden is this:

A company that was founded in the USA and was suffering financially was purchased by a German publishing house, and placed with that publishing house's @SpringerNature division.
But the true truth is that #HoltzbrinckPublishing grew up with and in and supporting the #ThirdReich.
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#OTD #OnThisDay from Himmler's Appt Book, June 8, 1941: Himmler arrived at the office this Sunday morning and had an intriguing meeting with SS-ObersturmbannfĆ¼hrer Bender at 1145.
Bender was the Superior SS- and Police Judge on Himmler's staff. Himmler in particular was interested in a penal unit of the SS-Totenkopf Division.
This had been established as a punishment unit by Theodor Eicke the first Commander of the concentration camps to avoid incarcerating them in the camps themselves.
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Homicide always requires a certain hubris: a pride that vaunts the "wants" or "needs" of the killer over the life of the killed.

That hubris is now on display with a posting from "Auntie Lynn."
That posting directs itself to the women of Georgia (and other States adopting "#heartbeat" #abortion restrictions).

The posting pretends to be an invitational note from an old Auntie who lives in New York. Well, no, it is an invitation so it isn't a pretense in that respect.
The pretense is that it comes from one's Aunt rather than from folks involved in #murdering #uterine #children for hire. Auntie Lynn wants poor repressed mothers in #Georgia and elsewhere to know that #abortions will still be available to them in #NewYork.
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@maggieNYT is her own special #freakshow. Reads that #Edelweiss was playing at the #WH, sees Nazis in the woodwork. #Edelweiss, the SHOW TUNE, did not exist during the lifetime of #AdolfHitler or of the #ThirdReich.
It was written by the hit machine team of Rodgers and Hammerstein, for their 1958 Broadway smash hit, "The Sound of Music."
The #SOM loosely rendered the story of the meeting and marriage of the Von Trapps, and their escape from the Third Reich's annexation of Switzerland via the Anschluss.
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1/ Featured today: RuSHA trial prosecution doc NO-1615: decree signed by Ulrich Greifelt re obtaining Polish children for Germanization. "It is necessary that they are subjected to a racial & psychol process of selection; those considered racially valuable will be Germanized..."
"age 6-12 will be sent to German Folkschools, age 2-6 boarded with families designated by Lebensborn." Childless SS families preferred. "Special attn to be given that the phrase 'Polish children suitable for Germanization' not reach the public."
3/ Children spent 6 weeks at Brockau (Bruczkow), in a palace taken over for this purpose. Later they were housed in a convent in Kalisz. Those who passed selection sent on to Germany. Other sources say remainder sent to concentration or labor camps, most died. (Pic: Brockau)
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