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SS Peiper -from which those "attracting" materials


〈最近写书评上瘾。不过都是各种版本的Peiper传记,完全是放给亲友的,风格相当随意,不接受语言上的挑刺儿,欢迎指出其他任何问题。〉


不在家看不到大红本不开心😔今天来插播一则地摊文学的书评。(这本书绝版了,我费劲巴拉的收了一本然而挺失望的。)


SSPeiper可以拿来当小说看,强迫症型考据党不推荐购买。1934-1945之间基本时间点和重要事件是正确的(比如Peiper何时进入布伦瑞克军官学校,在东线如何带领的几次军事行动)但是细节很少基本没有,大篇幅被脑补占据(等下我会说到)。【整本书的关注点在Dachau Trial,前面的所有叙述都是对最后介绍审判的铺垫。作者的观点很明确,主要揭露审判的整个流程中的各种问题。】风格奇妙,作者自行发挥/脑补多,很有感染力(affective),很多场景容易让人产生身临其境的感觉,会造成读者的情感波动。


我们来看具体的内容:
1.序言示例
·作者如何看待Peiper的经历?
Just as time and fate had selected him for a hero, time and fate also selected him to become a victim of the war Germany had lost.
·作者如何看待Dahau Trial?
What happened at the trial of Jochen Peiper was no advertisement for either American justice or democracy, save for the actions of those few brave Americans who stood up for Peiper. Later it would be shown that the evidences against him had been obtained from his men by threats, promises, beatings and sometimes outright torture. But in the years that were to follow, it no longer mattered. Jochen peiper had been branded as a war criminal and the rest of his life was ruined . Thus perhaps the end when his killers came for him he was glad to accept his death , glad that at last it was all over. Who knows? Peiper was never a very talkative man.
整个序言里就这段话算最客观的。虽然语气有点冲但是说得没问题。审判本身就是追求一个正义的名头,真相本身并不重要。后来有人发现Peiper对Malmedy的部分叙述前后矛盾。他可能在被询问时想隐藏什么或者在被几个战友“背叛”的情况下被迫“承认”了什么,再就可能是他想维护自己的部下而选择性忽略or更改一些叙述。这些都会影响一个人的记忆和展现在他人面前的“真相”。他曾经在写关于Malmedy真相的书,但是手稿基本被烧掉。我用各种手段搜了半天剩下的部分,感觉拼凑起来距离真相也还有很远(主要是资料不够)。就当它是个谜吧。
2.结尾
对我没写错,这本书一开篇就是murder如何找到隐居的Peiper烧了他的房子的故事……竟然是从那个murder的视角写的?!我感觉受到了惊吓😄Thanks to不乐意负责的法国警察,Peiper的死到底是怎么回事也没有定论,只能说因为过去被某些人找上门的可能性很高。
3.铺垫
让我刚才说有很多脑补的非常重要的一点是很多初始出处不明且没有旁证的Peiper的“轶事”都是这本书里的写的!感兴趣可参照各种论坛贴吧上小白和花痴粉po的事例。这里摘两个很有名的:
<关于犹太佬和金公鸡>
It had come to his attention that a small group of Jews had been rounded up by the Italians locally to be deported to Germany . Peiper had no particular love for Jews , but these were German and from his home town , Berlin .In his usual high-handed fashion , he demanded the Italians should release them to him; then he set them free . The grateful Jews were profuse in their thanks and their leader, a rabbi, asked if there were anything they could do for
this SS officer who surprisingly enough had saved them . Peiper said there was . One of the group was a kantor , he understood . Nearby a high-ranking Party Official was livin , who apparently loved to hear
good singing . Could the kantor lead the group in some song, preferably in Yiddish? The rabbi said they would be only too pleased to oblige Peiper. Thus in the early hours of the following morning just after dawn, the 'golden pheasant', safely locked in his billet, was wakened by a choir of Jews singing Yiddish folk songs!
<倒霉的医生>
Once , in a lull in the fighting , he decided to learn to fly. After one lesson with the pilot of the divisional spotting plane, he decided to go solo and invited the battalion M. O to go with him. The doctor was frightened out of his wits.
"But you can 't fly! "he protested. "And why do you need me to go with you ?"
"It's simple,"Peiper answered smoothly,"If I do make it successfully, then I' ve got you as a witness that I am now a qualified pilot. If I don't," he shrugged carelessly, "well, it ' ll be very handy to have a qualified doctor right at hand .
Peiper made it , but the doctor nearly didn ' t.

反正我觉得这堆对话体真的非常出戏。因为连这些事本身都不能考量真实性。对那些对Peiper没有一定了解的人来说,这本书的前半部分就是彻彻底底的误导。不过看着玩儿还是很有趣的(记得有趣的都别真信就好了hhhhhh
{Ps:Agte虽然偶尔迷妹附体但是他一定是会先给出细节丰富的可考证的材料,自己的评论绝对有根据而且篇幅很少。}

4. Dachau
重头戏来了,但我懒得说了hhhh
。Malmedy Massacre 实在太复杂,不适合在这种简单的书评里说明。想知道Malmedy相关的可以转Charite的Lo,那里正在更Malmedy Show系列^_^或者上YouTube,有视频(迷妹舔舔舔)。



下次我果然还是回归大红本继续818。这期临时决定的插播结束了,(仍然是不知道什么时候)再见👋

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