The curse of the Third Reich

Punishment reaches all criminals. The dream of Hitler and his servants about the formation of the Third Reich failed during the Second World War. But their idea did not stop living. Today, Germany is no longer at war with weapons, but is at war and conquering with financial weapons. Their desire for the Fourth Reich may be stronger than ever. The conspirators and criminals of the Third Reich received the appropriate punishment. This may be a warning to those who continue Hitler’s dream today …

Many of Hitler’s military associates dreamed the same dreams and died of headaches, passing the curse on to their descendants. It sounds incredible, but most of the participants in the attack on Belgrade in 1941, died with almost the same symptoms. Many books have been written about the historical coup on March 27, 1941 in Belgrade. For decades, it has been noted in the writings of various authors that the instigators of the revolt and the authors of the slogan ‘Better war than pact’ were communists. At the beginning of the 21st century, there were testimonies that ‘ordinary people’ took part in the coup, but also those who fought for the ‘Serbian cause’ under the command of General Draža Mihajlović.

Here we will deal with the lesser-known story and destinies of those who in any way participated in the bombing of Belgrade and the occupation of Serbia. The actors of these events have not been alive for a long time, but the stories they told to their friends, or the statements recorded in their memoirs, related to March 27 and April 6, deserve attention.

Most of the important participants in the attack on Yugoslavia ended their lives in great torment. Everyone had horrible pains in the head and ears (!), And the mentioned problems started, as if on command, on March 27 or April 6. They all had an almost identical dream: they enter the Reich office in Berlin, a meeting with Adolf Hitler, and, due to an unbearable headache caused by the sound of shoes and boots on the floor, they cannot approach the door of the Reich leader’s office. It is interesting that many of them have never even seen Berlin, let alone the Führer’s office. Those who were invited to the conference with Hitler stood in the waiting room, the round hall of the Reich Office. The adjutant of the leader of the Reich, silently and with a wave of his hand, invites those present to follow him. Everyone follows him to the hall whose ceiling is four meters high.

From the hall, they go further through a high door next to which, on both sides, stand SS men in black uniforms. Then they enter the ‘Mosaic Hall’, one hundred and forty-six meters long, lined with reddish marble with a prominent golden German eagle, which is also guarded by the SS. The floor, also marble, pastel red (Hitler’s biographers claim that he liked that color the most), is decorated and interspersed with gold mosaic, after which the main hall of Hitler’s residence, the Reich Office in Berlin, got its name. It is not covered with carpets, but the footsteps on this marble are not heard or echoed. This will long confuse anyone who steps in here for the first time, he said in his memoirs, especially in the book ‘Spandauer Tagebucher’, published in 1979 in Stuttgart, by the architect and Minister of War Production of the Third Reich, Albert Speer.

In this story, it is not the marble that is important, but the curse of the ‘sound of silence’, the accident that accompanies the direct and indirect actors of the coup and later crimes committed in Belgrade and the bad fate of their descendants.

Deme Stojai, a general, Hungarian ambassador to Berlin, a frequent guest of Hitler and the Reichstag, was, in fact, a Serb of Dimitrija Stojakovic, born in Vrsac in 1883. When German units occupied Hungary, he also became prime minister. He asked Hitler for permission to destroy everything that was Serbian. His followers killed dozens of Serbs in Stari Becej and Novi Sad during 1941. As a war criminal, he was sentenced to death and executed in 1946. What he dreamed, Stojai told his friend: ‘I see myself at the Führer’s in that hall.

Who knows how many times I’ve been there, especially when the Yugoslavs did that … I’m always in my shoes, nothing can be heard as I walk, and yet everything echoes in my head … I can’t get to the Führer’s office, he shoots me my head, blood is flowing from my ears … I wake up wet, disheveled, with bloody nails … Only later do I see that I was scratching my head … ‘This dream was first told by Stojai to his colleague from the Hungarian Parliament, somewhere near the end rate.

Just days before he was to be executed, Stojai banged his head against the wall of his prison cell and shouted, ‘I hear, I hear everything!’ Seven other important participants in the attack on Yugoslavia ended their lives in agony. Everyone had their memoirs saved for publication, but only one of them managed to publish them. It was Walter Schellenberg, SS-Gruppenführer (Major General), Head of the Foreign Department of the Reich Security Office.

Schellenberg was in charge of making a ‘book’ of all suspects living in Serbia, who should be arrested as soon as German units enter the Serbian capital. Schellenberg was tried secretly after the end of the war, and he also appeared in Nuremberg as a witness. He died in Turin in 1952. He was only 42 years old. Those who spent the last years with the youngest SS general claimed that he suffered unbearable headaches. The curse didn’t end there. Dimitri’s direct descendants inherited his evil destiny. Namely, Stojai’s or Stojaković’s relatives in Hungary, Bačka and Srem have only one thing in common: they die from a brain tumor, or due to a head injury. Stories about Stojaković’s curse were published in emigrant magazines, which were published in America and Canada in the 1950s, and in some of them his family tree was published. When the wars in our region began in the late 1990s, the press in exile no longer dealt with Stojai, because some of his descendants became prominent politicians, athletes and directors.

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